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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Ernest E. Kershaw Filed: February 19, 1925
  Clara L. Curtis Otis

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Ernest E. Kershaw

#Private Company "E" 87th Infantry


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    W. D. Tel.  Dated Jan.  18, 1919

Said   Ernest E. Kershawiser was born in    Oelwein
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    30 11/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  blue  eyes,  brown hair,  ruddy  complexion, and was  5   feet   11  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    24  day of     January    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen

Washington D.C. Apr 17, 1919   L. W. Morley  
Paid $60 under Act of Congress,   Lt. Colonel 87th Infantry U. S. A.  
approved February 24th, 1919    


C. E. Gray      
Major, Q. M. Corps      




Name   Ernest E. Kershaw Grade   Private   #4814956
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Sept  4th     1918, at  West Union, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none

True extract certified by me on Jan. 8-1925 for the purpose of obtaining victory medal by mail

H. L. Haltmeyer, Com.

Pocket City Post 267.

Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     None


Horsemanship     None


Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       none

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    Farming           

Wounds received in service    None                 

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed    9/25/18


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed    9/25/19  

Married or Single    Single

Character  very good


Service honest and faithful

  (Signature of Soldier) Ernest E. Kershaw
Camp Dodge Iowa   Harvey I. Jamsey
Jan 24, 1919   Capt. 87th,  Infantry U. S. A.
Paid in full including  $44.35   Commanding  Company "m"
A. A. Padmore, Capt. Q. M. C.    
Capt. Quartermaster U. S. A.    
Recorded in Legion's Historian Book, Pocket City Post 267, McGregor, Iowa


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond