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Re: King, Clennon W
In Response To: King, Clennon W ()
Description: After magnifying this image many times, I still could make out much of the clear details. What I did do is research other ‘colored’ soldier that were similarly printed. This appears to be a World War One “Record of Service” (Discharge Card). Finally an exhaustive search did produce a better copy of the exact record. The following details are what my eyes could visualize:
(Christian Name) Clennon W.
(Army Serial Number) 2,910,750
(Town or city) Albany
Inducted at Marianna Fla on Sept 26/18
Place of birth: Greenwood Fla
Age or date of birthday: July 2/1891
Organizations served in, with dates of assignments and transfers:
Aux Rmt Dep 333 to Nov 9/18; F Rmt Sq 366 to disch
Grades with date of appointment: Pvt
Wounds or other injuries received in action: None.
Served 0verseas from no to _______, __________ to _______,
Honorable discharged on demobilization Dec 14/18 ,19____
In view of occupation, he was, on date of discharge, reported 0 per cent disabled.
The bottom inscription reads: “Form 724-1, A.G.O., Nov. 22, 1919” *Strike out words not applicable. � Dates of departure from and arrival in the U.S. 3—7832
Attached is better image of the document you sent.
Here is more information regarding the WW1 Discharge Card Research including a few attachments.
Explanation: Aux Rmt Dep is an abbreviation for Auxiliary Remount Depots.
US QUARTERMASTER CORPS UNDERTAKINGS ON REMOUNTS (HORSES AND MULES)
There were three permanent remount depots in the United States when the war began in April, 1917 one at Front Royal, Virginia, one at Fort Reno, Oklahoma, and one at Fort Keogh, Montana, an auxiliary remount depot at Fort Bliss, Texas, and a purchasing headquarters at Kansas City, Missouri. When it became certain that the Army would need a large number of horses, some of the most celebrated horsemen and riders in the country offered their services as buyers. Some fifty of them were commissioned as captains in the Quartermaster Reserve Corps and sent to the various purchasing headquarters for short training in the proper types of horses and animals required by the Army. These buyers purchased a large number of excellent animals.
In addition to the three existing remount depots there were established 33 additional auxiliary remount depots and two animal embarkation depots. The horses purchased were shipped to the various remount depots and there trained and conditioned for army use. It required a large number of officers and men to care for the remount establishment. Shortly before the armistice was signed there were approximately 400 officers and 19,000 enlisted men in the American remount service. “
“AUXILIARY REMOUNT DEPOT STATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES DURING WW1”
“AUXILIARY REMOUNT DEPOT NO. 333
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