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Soldier's Discharge Record






To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     W. T. Richards

#3772718    Private  Co. "E" 6th Infantry on D. S. 3rd Army Composite Regiment   Cas Det. 1458 Democ. Group


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. Tele Nov.15-1918, Letter A. G. A.  Nov. 30-1918.


Said    W. T. Richards was born in    Clayton
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    23  years of age

and by occupation a   Pipe Fitter

He had  brown  eyes, dark brown  hair,  Ruddy  complexion, and was    5   feet  9  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This  24th  day of     September,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen.

  Edw. J. Turgeon  
    Major Inf. U. S. A.  




Name   W. T. Richardson Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   August 6th     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None
Noncommissioned officer   Corp. RSO 16 5/17/19
Knowledge of any vocation    Pipe Fitter
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating  not qualified

Horsemanship     not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions      Minse- Argomie Composite Regiment.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:  None

Wounds received in service    Nov. 4th 1918 (gunshot)

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     August 26th, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed   March 22nd, 1919  

Married or Single    single

Character   Excellent


Co. E. 6th Infantry Oct 16th 1918 to May 10th 1919 3rd Army.

No A.W.O.L.    No  absence under  G. O. 31 or  45 W. D. Composite Regt. Service in France, Germand, England Army of Occupation. 3rd Army Composite Regiment.

Entitled to travel pay to Elkader, Iowa.

Left U. S. Sept. 26, 1918    Left France Sept 1, 1919  arvd US Sent. 8, 1919



CAMP DODGE, IOWA (Signature of Soldier) W. T. Richards
Sept 24  1919   John W. Daniel
Paid in Full including Bonus $97.80   Capt. 11th Infantry
Paul Wattke   Commanding  Co. "H" Comp. Regt..
Capt. Quartermaster, U.S.A.  
Filed for Record this 21th day of April, 1931  
Bertha L. Stoops    

County Recorder



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond