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Soldier's Discharge Record





To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Gottfried Kurth

#4006418  Private  Casual Det. 1469 Demob Group. Last  assigned  P. W. Escort Co. #228.


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. 15/18  Letter A. G. A. Nov. 30/18.


Said    Gottfried Kurth was born in    Berne
in the State of    Switzerland When enlisted he was    27 7/12  years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Gray  eyes,     Blonde  hair,     Fair  complexion, and was    5   feet  6  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    25th   day of     September,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen.

    Edw. J. Turgeor  
    Major Infantry, U. S. A.  




Name    Gottfried Kurth Grade   Pvt
Enlisted, or Inducted,   July 25     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None Feb 12 1921
Noncommissioned officer   Never Forwarded
Knowledge of any vocation    Farmer Approved by A. F.
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     None For Victory medal with France

Horsemanship     Not Mounted

Krauth W/ Thom, 1st Lieut. 27th Infantry

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       A. E. F.

Assistant Recruiting Officer

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None


Wounds received in service    None


Physical condition when discharged     Good

Ticket to Elgin, Ia

Typhoid prophylaxis completed   August/18

Form 83   9/25  328389

Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed      August/18

H. E. Lavine, Agent

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


No A. W. O. L.  nor absence under G. O. 31/12  or  45/14.

Entitled to travel pay to Elgin, Iowa

Left U. S. ----------------  Arrived U. S. Sept 19/19

Victory Button (Bronze) issued


  (Signature of Soldier) Gottfried Kurth
CAMP DODGE, IOWA   H. R. Williams
Sep 25, 1919   Capt. Inf.
Paid in Full  Including  Bonus $94.15   Commanding  C. D. 1469
Baul Werttke    
Capt. Quartermaster,  U. S. A.    
Filed for Record this  28th day of  July, 1941    

Marjorie Downie Lenth


County Recorder



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond