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Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


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Soldier's Discharge Record





To All Whom it May Concern:                        C. R. -19-1

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Yates, Samuel

#163642   Sergt. 1st Class. 63rd Co. R. Y. Trans. Corps.



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     Convenience of Government

 per letr. 106--W.D. 1918


Said    Yates, Samuel was born in     Savana
in the State of    Illinois When enlisted he was    28     years of age

and by occupation a   Loco Engineer

He had  brown  eyes,     Light  hair,     Fair  complexion, and was       5  feet     Eight 1/2   inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Grant, Illinois

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

True copy of this document made by me

 Jan. 19, 1923 for the purpose of

securing the Illinois Bonus.

Carrie B. Laing

Notary Public

Frank A. Johnson

Major F. A. U. S. A.





True extract certified by me Nov. 13, 1920, for the

purpose of obtaining a Victory Medal by Mail.

Carrie B. Laing

Notary Public






Name    Yates, Samuel Grade   Sergt. 1st Class
Enlisted, or Inducted,   May 26     1917, at  Chicago, Illinois
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none




Noncommissioned officer   Sergeant 1st Class

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not rated

Horsemanship     Good

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       No Engagements.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Local Engineering

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     June 23, 1917


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed   June 23, 1917  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent




  (Signature of Soldier) Samuel Yates
      Chas E. DaVance
      1st Lt. Inf. U. S. A.

Camp Grant, Ill                 May 24, 1919

Paid in Full   $224.70       Including Bonus

of $60.00 Act of Feb. 24, 1919

         S. H. Francis

  Capt. Quartermaster Corps   


Filed for Record this      24th day of     June    1941

Recorded in Historian Book Pocket City Post #267

McGregor, Ia. H. G. Haltmeyer Post Historian


True Copy made by me Nov. 13, 1920, for the purpose

of securing a Victory Button by mail.

                    Carrie B. Laing, Notary Public



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond