Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.

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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  Charley E. Bigelow Filed:  Oct. 29, 1919

      Freda Katschkowsky       County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Charley E. Bigelow

#1653  Private Casual Det. 1455, Demob. Group. Last assigned Medical Infirmary 1st Supply Train.



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, & Letter A. G. A. Nov. 30, 1918


Said    Charley E. Bigelow was born in    Strawberry Point
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    22 5/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Farm hand

He had  Brown  eyes,     Black  hair,     Dark  complexion, and was       5   feet     8  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    24th   day of     September,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    H. O. Jones  
    Major  Infantry, U. S. A.  





Name    Charley E. Bigelow Grade   Private 1st Cl.
Enlisted, or Inducted,   July 11     1917, at  Ellendale, N. D.
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None




Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     None

Horsemanship     Not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       Toul Sector 1/15/18 to 4/3/18. Cantigny Off. 5/28-30/18. Saizerais Sector 8/7-24/18. Montdidier-Moyon 4/25/18 to 7/7/18 7/7/18 and 11/5-11/18 Army of Occupation Dec 12/18.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Farming

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     Aug. 28/17


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  Nov 6/17  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

Remarks: No A. W. O. L. No absence under G. O. 31 W. D.  1912 or W. D. 45-1914.

              Entitled to travel pay to Ellendale, N. D.

              Left U. S. Dec. 11/17. Arrived U. S. Sept. 2/19

              Victory Button "bronze" issued.


  (Signature of Soldier) Charley E. Bigelow
         R. F. Hamilton
         Capt. Inf.
    Commanding  Det. 1455.


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond