Thacker, James W.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Thacker

(first name): James

(middle name): W

Date of birth

(month):

(day):

(year):

Place of Birth

(town):

(county):

(state): Virginia

(country): USA

Name of father:

Birthplace (country): USA

Maiden name of mother:

Birthplace (country): USA

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination):

Married: No

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at:

To (maiden name):

Born:

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Children

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Children

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Fraternal Orders:

College Fraternities: None

Previous military service or training: None

Education

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Residence before entry into the service

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date):

at (place):

as a (rank):

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Guard

Identification number: 1286944

Assigned originally to

(company):

(regiment):

(division):

(or)

(ship):

at (place):

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan

From (date): Sept 24, 1917

to (date): June 13, 1918

School, camp, station, ship:

From (date):

to (date):

School, camp, station, ship:

From (date):

to (date):

Transferred to:-

Company: A

Regiment: 116th

Division: 29th

Ship:

Date:

New Location: Camp McClellan

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Promoted:-

From (rank):

to (rank):

Date:

From (rank):

to (rank):

Date:

Embarked from (port): Hoboken NJ

on (ship): Finnland

(date): June 15, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): St Nazaire France

(date): June 27, 1918

Proceeded from : St Nazaire France

to: Champlette

(date): July 4, 1918

From: Champlette

to: [?Piciecourt?]

(date): July 4, 1918

From: [?Piciecourt?]

to: Various Training [?illegible?] and battle fronts of France

(date):

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: Various places

From (date): July 4, 1918

to (date): Sept 25, 1918

Country: France

Place: Various Places

From (date): October 29, 1918

to (date): May 10, 1918

Country:

Place:

From (date):

to (date):

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Haute Alsace [?illegible?]

(date): 7/25/18

Participated in the following engagements: 7/25/18 to 9/23/18 Defence Center Sector Haute Alsace 10/8/18 to 10/15/18 Meuse Argonne offensive 10/??/18 Battle [?Milhawk Hill?] 10/10/18 Battle [?Njolleille Foushee?]

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): : None

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

Nature of casualty: Gassed

(place): Argonne

(date): October 15, 1918

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Under medical care:-

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

Arrived at (American port):

on (ship):

Date:

(from):

Discharged from service at (place):

(date):

as a (rank):

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war:

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::

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: Good

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

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

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?:

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?:

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?:

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

Additional data:

Signed at (place): Camp Lee Virginia

on (date): May 28

year: 1918

(full name): James W. Thacker

(rank): Sergeant

(branch of service): Infantry

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources::

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