IAGenWeb Project Great War Helmet, 1914-1918.

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Soldier's Discharge Record





To All Whom it May Concern:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That     Walter Oliver Thompson

#2849741  Pvt  1 Cl.  Casual Det. No. 855 Dem.  Last  assigned  Co. A 315th Engineers.



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 Oliver Thompson was born in    Monona
in the State of    Iowa When enlisted he was    22 8/12  years of age

and by occupation a   Farmer

He had  Blue  eyes,  Light  hair, Ruddy  complexion, and was    5   feet  6 3/4  inches in height.

      Given under my hand at    Camp Dodge, Ia

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

    Louis Causler  
    Major Sig. Corps, U. S. A.  




Name    Walter Oliver Thompson Grade   Private 1 Cl.
Enlisted, or Inducted,   Apr 26     1918, at  Elkader, Iowa
Serving in     First     enlistment period at date of discharge.
Prior service  None
Noncommissioned officer   Never
Knowledge of any vocation    Farming
Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating     Not rated

Horsemanship     Not Mounted

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions       A. E. F.

Decorations, Medals, Citations:    None

Wounds received in service    None

Physical condition when discharged     Good

Typhoid prophylaxis completed [triple]  May 15, 1918


Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed      -------------------  

Married or Single    Single

Character   Excellent


No A. W. O. L.  No absence under G. O. 31 or G. O. 45.

Entitled to travel pay

Left U. S. June. 14, 1918.  Arrived U. S. June 15, 1919

Ticket from Camp Dodge to Elkader, Ia.
Form -----   N0o. 20673
Date issued  June 24, 1919
H. E. Lavind, Agent    



  (Signature of Soldier) Walter Oliver Thompson
CAMP DODGE, IOWA   J. E. L. Mellender
June 24, 1919   Capt. Engrs.
Paid in Full  Including  Bonus $100.00 Commanding  Co. A. 315 Engrs.
A. D. Padmore    
Capt. Quartermaster U. S. A.    
Filed for Record this  21st day of  June, 19 41  

Marjorie Downie Lenth


County Recorder



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

~transcribed by Constance Diamond