Swartz, Silas Milton.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Swartz

(first name): Silas

(middle name): Milton

Date of birth

(month): April

(day): 10th

(year): 1989

Place of Birth

(town): Manassas

(county):

(state): Virginia

(country): USA

Name of father: John William Swartz

Birthplace (country): USA

Maiden name of mother: Fannie [Hitaplier?]

Birthplace (country): USA

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: white

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): Methodist

Married: Nov 11th

year: 1919

at: Reams Virginia

To (maiden name): Lillian Mae Alley

Born: Dec 12th

year: 1906

at: Reams VA

Children

(name): none

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Fraternal Orders: none

College Fraternities: none

Previous military service or training: none

Education

(Preparatory): none

(College): none

Education

(University): none

(Degrees): none

Occupation before entry into service: Farming

employer: self

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): R.F.D 4 Box 58

(town): Disputanta

(county): Pr Geo

Present home address

(street number): 541 Watson St

(town): Petersburg

(county): Dinwiddie

(state): VA

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): July 1st/18

at (place): Camp Lee, Va [Infantry Men]

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Army

Identification number: 3630159

Assigned originally to

(company): 18th Co

(regiment): [155th]

(division): Depot Brigade

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(ship):

at (place):

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lee

From (date): July 1st

to (date): Sept 10th

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Transferred to:-

Company: 7th

Regiment: 3rd

Division:

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Date: 19th of Oct

New Location: [Mal?] France

Company:

Regiment: Occupation

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New Location: Germany

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Embarked from (port): Norfolk

on (ship): Kondinger Neverlander

(date):

and arrived at (foreign port): Brest, France

(date): Sept. 29, 1918

Proceeded from : [?] France

to: Germany

(date): Dec [?]

From:

to: Germany

(date): Dec 17, 1918

From: Andernach, Germany

to: Brest, France

(date): Aug 14, 1919

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: Germany

Place: Andernach

From (date): Dec 15

to (date): Aug 10, 1918

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date):

Participated in the following engagements:

Cited, decorated, or otherwise honored for distinguished services (give circumstantial accounts of exploits, including dates and places where performed, also by whom and in what manner the honors were bestowed): :

Killed in action, killed by accident, died of wounds, died of disease, wounded, gassed, shell-shocked, taken prisoner:

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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: [Nepolms?] Barracks,

Location: Brest France

From (date): Sept 19th

to (date): Oct 11th

Name of hospital: [were under medical care in [Infirmary]

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Permanently disabled (through loss of limb, eyesight, etc.) (specify disability):

Arrived at (American port): Philadelphia

on (ship): St El sol

Date: Aug 25

(from): Brest France

Discharged from service at (place): Camp [?]nx New Jersey

(date): Aug 27 [th]

as a (rank): Private

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Operating Cigarette Machine

If a change of occupation was occasioned by reason of disability acquired in the service, describe the process of re-education and readjustment, and indicate the agencies or individuals chiefly instrumental in furnishing the new occupations:: None

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: I was willing and ready to go when needed to defend my country

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Excellent

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: My experience overseas were great

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: None

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?: Didn't go into action

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: None

Photographs-- If possible enclose one taken before entering the service and one taken afterwards in uniform, both signed and dated.

Additional data: Hasn't any

Signed at (place): Residence

on (date): June 9

year: 1920

(full name): Silas Milton Swartz

(rank): Private

(branch of service): Infantry

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: Silas Milton Swartz Lillian Mae Swartz

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