IAGenWeb Project Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.

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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  William Gilbert Allen Filed:  January 20th, 1921

      Clara L. Curtis Otes       County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That    William Gilbert Allen

#1081526   Pvt. 1st class, Casual Det. #1081, Demob'l. Group. Last assigned to 278th Aero Squadron A. S. A.



THE UNITED STATES ARMY, as a Testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service, is herby HONORABLY DISCHARGED from the military service of the UNITED STATES by reason of     Tel. W. D. Nov. 15, 1918; Letter A. G. O. Nov. 30, 1918


Said    William Gilbert Allen   #1081526 was born in     Clayton Co.
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    20 11/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Mechanic

He had  Blue  eyes,     Brown  hair,     Fair  complexion, and was       5  feet     7       inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    21st   day of     July,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen.

    Louis Causler  
    Major  Signal Corps, U. S. A.  





Name    William Gilbert Allen   #1081526 Grade   Pvt. 1st Class
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Feb. 11     1918, at  Jefferson Barracks, Mo.
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None




Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Np practice

Horsemanship     Not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       Meuse-Argonne Offensive (Army Troops) Oct 18/18 to Oct 31/18, Toul Sector Nov 1/18, (Remarks cont'd) Av. Mech. Tr. Sch. St. Paul. Mar 1/18-May 7/18; 278th Aero Sqdn. May 15/18

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Engine Fitter

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     Feb 25, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  Feb. 25, 1918  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

Remarks: Entitled to travel pay to Elkader, Iowa. Service "Honest and Faithful".

              No absence under W. D. G. O. 45 No A. W. O. L. of record. Entitled to wear one (1) Gold service chevron.

                 Entitled to sixty ($60.00) dollars in addition to all other amounts due him as provided in Sec. 1406 of the Rev. Art. of 1918 approved Feb. 24/19.

              Served in France and Germany.

              Left U. S. for foreign service Aug. 16/18. Arrived U. S. July 5/19


  (Signature of Soldier) William Gilbert Allen
         R. S. Wattey.
         1st Lt. Inf.


~ source: Clayton County, Iowa Discharges. LDS microfilm #1516914 Item #6

~transcribed by Constance Diamond