IAGenWeb Project Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.

Page: 249

Soldier's Discharge Record



Name: Walter A. Thompson Filed: October 16, 1920
  Freda Katschkowsky

         County Recorder.



To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Walter A. Thompson 

#486556   Pvt. 1cl. Cas. Det. 884 Dem. Group Co. "K" Inf.


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


Said   Walter A. Thompson was born in    Fulton
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    23 7/12     years of age

and by occupation a   Fireman

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

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Iowa.

This    27    day of     June,    one thousand nine hundred and   nineteen

    Louis Causler  
    Major Sig. Cps. U. S. A.  




Name  Walter A. Thompson Grade   Pvt. 1cl.
Enlisted, or Inducted,   May 10   1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None

Noncommissioned officer   Never

Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     No rating

Horsemanship     Not mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions  A. E. F. Pavelle (defensive 10/10 -- 11/9- 1918; Occupation -Bavenelle 11/9/18- 2nd Army offensive

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Knowledge of any vocation    Fireman

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed  [triple] June 1--18


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed  June 1--18  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


No A. W. O. L.    nor absence under G. O. 31 or 45, 1914.
Entitled to travel pay.
Left U.S. Aug. 3, 1918. Returned June 20, 1919.
  (Signature of Soldier) Walter A. Thompson
    H. W. Sweeney
    2nd Lt. Inf.
    Commanding  Cas. Det. 884


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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond