IAGenWeb Project Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.

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Soldier's Discharge Record






(Coat of Arms)


To All Whom it May Concern:

              This is to Certify, That Albert Aulwes, 3452902 Private Inf. -epl. & Training Troops The United States Army, as a Testimonial of honest and faithful service, is hereby honorable discharge from the military service, of the United States by reason of convenience of Gov't per Par. 21 S. O. 42 Hq. Camp Grant, Ill.

           Said Albert Aulwes was born in Prairie La Porte, in the State of Iowa. When enlisted he was 23 11/12 years of age and by occupation a student. He had brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion, and was 5 feet 2 inches in height.

           Given under my hand at Camp Grant, Illinois, this 15th day of February, One Thousand Nine hundred and Nineteen.

            (The signature is unreadable, but the surname is apparently Barlett, followed by "Major Inf.  U. S. A. Commanding").


            ON BACK

Enlistment Record



Name: Aulwes, Albert                                     Grade: Private

Enlisted or Inducted, June 15, 1918, at Cedar Rapids, Ia.

Servings in first enlistment period at date of discharge.
Noncommissioned officer: Never
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating:  not qualified
    (transportation issued L 25-14670, Hibbard.)

Stamp A. C. M. & St. P. Ry. A. Feb. 15, '19, Dubuque, Iowa.

Stamp Ill. Cent. R. R. Feb 15'19. Rockford, Ill. "A".

Horsemanship:  None.
Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions:  None
Decorations, Medals, Citations: None
Knowledge of any vocation:  Student
Wounds received in service:  None
Physical condition when discharged:    Good
Typhoid prophylaxis completed:           June 29, 1918
Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed:    June 29, 1918
Married or Single:   Single
Character:  Excellent
Remarks:  Service honest and faithful.  Entitled to travel pay to Cedar Rapids, Ia.


  Signature of Soldier: Albert Aulwes

Camp Grant, Ill. Feb. 15, 1919.

Paid in full: $14.54

Alex C. McKelvey

  Ralph D. Harmon  

Capt. Q. M. Corps

  2nd Lieut. Ing. U. S. A.  

D. E. Cowdery

  Commanding 3rd Co. Dis. Unit  

2nd Lieut. Q. M. C.



State of Iowa, Linn County, SS:

     I John D. Stewart, do hereby certify that I am a Notary Public, commissioned as such in and for Linn County, State of Iowa; that I have inspected the Honorable Discharge from the United States Army of Albert Aulwes, which appears to be the original, and that the above and foregoing is a true copy, to all of which I hereby certify under oath.


John Stewart

      Subscribed in my presence, and sworn to before me this 11th day of July, A. D., 1919

Notarial Seal


M. D. Porter

Notary Public in and for Linn County, Iowa.   

Notarial Seal


State of Iowa, Linn County, SS:

         I, Albert Aulwes, being first duly sworn on my oath depose and say that during the period of war, there was agitation among the people of my home town, namely Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa, to change the name from Guttenberg to Prairie La Porte.

        That I make this affidavit as a showing and explanation where the difference in names may appear, for the purpose of showing that Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa, and Prairie La Porte, Clayton County, Iowa, is one and the same town, and further affiant saith not.



Albert Aulwes,

Subscribed in my presence, and sworn to before me this 11th day of July, A. D., 1919


John Stewart

Notary Public in and for Linn County, Iowa

Notarial Seal


Filed July 22, 1919 at 1 o'clock p. m.      Freda Katschkowsky        Recorder.



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond