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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name:  Francis Cummings Filed:  June 8, 1920

      Freda Katschkowsky       County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Francis Cummings

#2150325  Pvt 1st cl. Casual Det. 245, 163rd B. B. Co D. 118th Inf. (last assigned)



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. A. Nov. 30, 1918



Said    Francis Cummings was born in    Volga
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    22      years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Blue  eyes,     Black  hair,     Ruddy  complexion, and was       5   feet     4  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    Francis Cummings Grade   Private 1st class
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Feb. 24     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 qualified

Horsemanship    Not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       A. E. F. Ypres trenches July 27 to Aug. 8, 1918. Brancourt Oct. 8. 18; Vancovcount Oct. 9, 1918. Bopeare Oct 17/18. Vark. Audeging Oct. 12/18.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    Farmer

Wounds received in service    Wounded Aug 9/18. Gassed Oct. 17, 1918.

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     Unknown


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  Unknown  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent

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

              Entitled to travel pay

              Left U. S. May 11, 1918. Returned to U. S. March 27, 1919

              Victory Button "bronze" issued.


  (Signature of Soldier) Francis Cummings
         Bert Lyn
         Capt. of Inf. U. S. A.


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond