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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Ralph B. Wells Filed: Oct. 16th, 1920
  Freda Katschkowsky

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Ralph B. Wells  F. S.

#1405784  Private  (Salvage to Q.M.C) 42nd Co. 11th. Bn. 162nd D. Brigade


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    For Convenience of Gov.  W. D. Letter of Nov. 30, 1918   Demobilization


Said   Ralph B. Wells was born in    Postville
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was  30 5/12 years of age

and by occupation a   R.R. Conductor

He had Blue  eyes, D. Brown hair, Ruddy complexion, and was     feet   6   inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dike, Ark.

This    20th    day of     March,    one thousand nine hundred and     Nineteen

    Rayburn Engles  
    Major U.S. Inf.  




Name   Ralph B. Wells Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   June 9,   1917, at  Jefferson Brks, Mo.
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None

Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     none

Horsemanship     not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions  none

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    R.R. Conductor

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed      Sept. 11th 1917


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed    Sept. 11th 1917  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


No absence W. D. 1914.
Entitled to travel pay to Jefferson Barracks.
Assigned 21st Recruiting Jefferson Brks, Mo. 6/11/17 to Ft. Riley Kansas; 21st Cavalry Troop "F"  9/8/17 tr to 79th F.H. Camp Logan 6/16/18 tr to Q.M.C. 8/1/18 tr. to Camp Pike  3/11/19 Assg. to 42nd Co. 11th Rec. Bn to date of discharge. A.W.O.L. 10/14/17 10/15/17,  12/28 to 12/29/17, Jan 13th to Feb. 1, 1918  
  (Signature of Soldier) Ralph B.. Wells
    Matheos Ailorde
    1st  Lt. U. S. Inf. 
    Commanding  42nd Co. 11th Rec. Bn. 162nd Depot Brigade




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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond