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Soldier's Discharge Record






To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Martin Manton

#41744 Private Co. "A" 16th 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    Circular 252 W. D. 1919


Said    Martin Manton was born in    Lansing
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    24 5/12  years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Blue  eyes, Blonde  hair,  Fair  complexion, and was    5   feet  61/2  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo.

This    26th   day of     September,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen

True extract certified by me on March 3, 1921 Guy P. Sawyer  

for the purpose of obtaining a Victory Medal by mail.

1st Lieut.  Infantry  

J. H. Thompson, Notary Pub.

Acting Demobilization Officer




Name   Martin Manton Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   October 2     1917, at  Glasgow, Montana
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None
Noncommissioned officer   Never
Knowledge of any vocation    Farmer  
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     none  

Horsemanship     Not mounted


Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions      Anderoelle Sector from Jan. 15 to March 1, 1918; Served on front line. Zone of Montdidier, Cantiguy, and Grevesnes. Apr. 26 to July5, 1918. Saizerais sector Aug. 5 to 26 --1918. St. Mihiel Salient, Sept 12-13 --1918; In 1st Army Del. Sector Aug 30 -- Nov. 11 --1918.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none


(Citedfor Galiant Conduct

Wounds received in service    none

(during all four major

Physical condition when discharged     Good

(operations per G. O. #
  (1st Infantry Brigade

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     Feb. 9 -- 1917


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed   Feb. 9 -- 1917  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


Service: Honest and Faithful

No A. W. O. L.   or absence under G. O. 31,  W. D. 1912 and  G. O. 45, W. D. 1914

Entitled to travel pay to Scobey, Montana

Victory Button issued  Entitled to reduced R. R. fare to Lansing, Iowa


  (Signature of Soldier) Martin Manton
$60.00 Bonus Section 1406 of the Revenue Act of 1918, Claud Collett
approved February 24, 1919      1st Lieut. Infantry
Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo. Sep 26 1919   Commanding  Co. C
Paid in full $134.50    
Basil G. Squier    
Basil G. Squier, Major Q. M. C.    
Filed for Record this 14th day of February, 1941  
Marjorie Downie Lenth    




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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond