Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.


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Naval Discharge



Filed      September 23, 1924

Clara L. Curtis Otes                  Recorder.

Reference No. Fee:     -----







              This is to certify, that No.------ Arthur John Erickson

           a Fireman Third Class, has this date has been discharged from the U. S. S. Receiving Ship at Boston, Massachusetts and the U. S. Naval Reserve Service, by reason of Given Ordinary Discharge this date in accordance with Bu. Nav. Cir. Letter  225-18 of 12-5-18. (enter Expiration of Enlistment; physical disability; special order of the Navy Department-under age-; order Bureau of Navigation-date-; or other reason, giving same in detail.)


Is Yes recommended for reenlistment.    Rating best qualified to fill,  Fireman Second Class.   Dated this 15th day of April, 1919,  at  Boston, Massachusetts

  W. A. Edgar Commanding, U. S. N.

Commanding U. S. S. R. S. at Boston, Mass.

Character of discharge GOOD   




Scale of Marks: 0 Bad; 1 indifferent; 2, Fair; 2.5,  Passing; 3, Good; 3.5, Very Good; 4.0, Excellent.
Name: Arthur John Erickson Rate:  App. Sea. Enrolled: March 29, 1918
at  Milwaukee, Wis   for  War years Previous naval service:  XX  years; Served apprenticeship
Certificate graduation P. O. School: Seaman Gunner: Trade:
Citizenship:  U.S. Rating held during enrollment: App. Sea; F3c
Proficiency in rating: 2.8 Seamanship: Signaling:
Marksmanship, small arms: Mechanical ability: 2.8  
Knowledge of Marine machinery: 2.8 Knowledge of electrical machinery and appliance:
Served apprenticeship: Gun Captain certificate: Sobriety: 4
Obedience: 4 Average standing for term of enlistment: 3.60
  F. G. Carlton, U. S. N., R. F. Lieut. Comdr.
  and  Executive Officer.



(To be made after careful examination at date of discharge)



Where born: Clayton, Iowa Date: May 24, 1889 Age: 29 years  10 months
Height: 5 feet, 7 inches Weight:   137 1/2 lbs. Eyes: Blue     Hair: Lt. Brown
Complexion: Ruddy      
Personal characteristics, marks, etc.: S1/4  1 side chin, R. M. 1 side chest, D. S. 1/4, "Dr Knee, R.M. 1 arm, post., P. M. center back, S1" back r thumb
Percentage of time on sick list during enrollment, none
Is physically qualified for reenlistment. Yes
R. W. Mathes U. S. N.
Signature Medical Officer


I hereby certify that the above named Arthur John Erickson has been paid One hundred nineteen dollars thirteen cents ($119.13), in full to date.

April 15, 1919

  T. F. Howe, Lt. (Pay Corps) U. S. N.
  Signature Paymaster
Discharge Gratuity

Paid Travel Allowance

Ticket Issued
Act of Feb. 25, 1919

From Boston, Mass.

From Boston, Mass to Milwaukee, Wis.

Paid April 15, 1919

To. North McGregor, Ia.

41-220 April 11-1919

Amount: $63.60

W. A. B.         W. P. S.



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond