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Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Albert W. Gratke Filed: May 7th, 1919
  Clara L. Curtis Otes

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That    Albert W. Gratke

#4818120  Pvt. Unassigned Cas. Rec Co. 103 B. B.


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     W. D. Tel. Nov. 15, & W. D. Letter Nov. 30, 1918


Said    Albert W. Gratke was born in    Strawberry Point
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    22    years of age

and by occupation a   Electrician

He had  Blue  eyes,  Lt. Brown  hair,   Ruddy  complexion, and was       5   feet   8  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa

This    20   day of     March,    one thousand nine hundred and     nineteen.

    Louis Causler  
    Major Sig. Cps.  





Name    Albert W. Gratke   4818120 Grade   Private
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Sept 4     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  none




Noncommissioned officer   never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     not qualified

Horsemanship     not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       none.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    none

Knowledge of any vocation    Electrician

Wounds received in service    none

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed     no record


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  no record  

Married or Single    Single

Character   very good


No A. W. O. L.  or time lost under G. O. 3100 or G. O.  45 

51st Co. 13th Bn. 163rd D. B. Casual Receiving Co., 163 D. B.

Entitled to travel pay


  (Signature of Soldier) Albert W. Gratke
    Palmer D. Sheldon
    Capt. Inf. U. S. A.
    Commanding  Cas. Rec. Co.
    Cas. Det. 120--163 D. B.


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond