Trotter, William Augustus Jr.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Trotter

(first name): William

(middle name): Augustus Jr.

Date of birth

(month): August

(day): 8

(year): 1890

Place of Birth

(town): Brunswick

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(state): VA

(country): U. S. A.

Name of father: W. A. Trotter

Birthplace (country): U. S. A.

Maiden name of mother: Bettie M. Raney

Birthplace (country): U. S. A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: white

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Methodist

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Fraternal Orders: Petersburg Lodge #15 A.F.&A.M.P. U.R.A.C Acca Temple, Richmond, VA

College Fraternities: none

Previous military service or training: none

Education

(Preparatory): high school

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Occupation before entry into service: Banker

employer: Community Savings & Loan Corp. Petg, Va.

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): 52 S. Market St

(town): Petersburg, Va

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Present home address

(street number): 105 S. Market St.

(town): Petersburg

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(state): VA

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): April 26th, 1918

at (place): Richmond VA

as a (rank): Yeo. 3rd. class

in the: Naval Reserve

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(ship): Receiving Ship

at (place): Norfolk, Va.

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School, camp, station, ship: Receiving Shp

From (date): May 3rd-1918

to (date): May 30th-1918

School, camp, station, ship: Hampton Roads

From (date): May 30th

to (date): Jun. 2nd-1918

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Date: Nov 1918

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WAR RECORD

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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): :

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RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Teller Virignia Nat'l, Petg. Va, Banking, Acting Cashier, Bank of La Cross

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?:

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: I was improved physically if not mentally

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

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?:

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): Petersburg, Virginia

on (date): Feb. 5th

year: 1920

(full name): William Augustus Trotter, Jr.

(rank): Yeo. 2nd. U. S. N. R. S

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

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