IAGenWeb Project Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.

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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  Edwin G. Batten Filed:  August 1, 1924

      Clara L. Curtis Otis   County Recorder.


   Hazel T. Dohrer  Deputy




To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Edwin G. Batten

#2153776  Pvt 1st Cl. Casual Det. 237 (163 D. B.)  Last assg. Co. "C" 117th Inf.



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  Ltr A. G. A. Nov. 30, 1918


Said    Edwin G. Batten was born in    Forkawell
in the State of    Pennsylvania When enlisted he was    27 2/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

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    10th   day of     April,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen.

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





Name    Edwin G. Batten Grade   Private 1st cl.
Enlisted, or Inducted,   February 23,     1918, at  Manchester, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none




Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not rated

Horsemanship     Not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       Defensive war-fair Upress Sector

                    Belgium July 17th Sept. 5th, 1916. Offensive war-fair Mindenburg

                    Line Bumont Estres Area Sept. 29, Oct 9th, 1918; A. E. F.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Farmer

Wounds received in service    none

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed    [Triple] March 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  March 1918  

Married or Single    married

Character   Excellent

Remarks: No A. W. O. L. No absence under G. O. 31 or 45.

              Entitled to travel pay.

              Left United States May 11th, 1918. Returned to United States March 28th 1919



  (Signature of Soldier) Edwin G. Batten
    H. A. Gunderson
    Capt. Inf., U. S. A.
    Commanding  Cas. Det. 237  163rd D. B.


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond