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Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  William H. Christeleit Filed:  May 22, 1920

      Freda Katschkowsky       County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     William H. Christeleit

#2760987  Pvt. 1st Cl.  Cas. Det. 318, 163 D. B. 343rd Fire & Guard Co. Last ass't Army Reserve Depot.



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


Said    William H. Christeleit was born in     Clayton Center
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    22 9/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Brown  eyes,     Black  hair,     Dark  complexion, and was       6  feet     ---  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    22nd   day of     April,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

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





Name    William H. Christeleit Grade   Private 1st Cl.
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Aug 1st     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none




Noncommissioned officer   never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     not qualifed

Horsemanship     not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       none.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    farmer

Wounds received in service    none

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     no record


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  --  

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.


  (Signature of Soldier) William H. Christeleit
        Palmer D. Sheldon
        Capt. Inf. U. S. A.
    Commanding  Cas. Det. #318


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond