Category Archives: Military Service Records

These “Military Service Record” questionnaires were “[C]omplied by the Department of Historical Records of the Connecticut State Council of Defense, State Library, Hartford, where [they are filed], as a permanent memorial of the deeds of Connecticut soldiers and sailors in the service of the federal, state and allied governments during American participation in the World War.

Harry Smith Campbell

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Mr. Campbell was born in Argentina and was working as a salesman in Latin America, listing "Colt's Arms" in Hartford as his residence. This record includes only the Questionnaire, but it is well filled, including this conclusion: might, without right, has neither honour, glory, nor flag.


CARROLL BURTON CASE

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Gassed "slightly" in 1918, Mr. Case writes "I was continually at the front with my organization with the exception of the couple weeks after the 2nd Battle of the Marne...." He was discharged as a sergeant.  Mr. Case died in 1984. This record includes notes added to the Questionnaire by Mr. Case.

Carroll Burton Case

John Patrick Dwyer

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Sgt. Dwyer returned to Waterbury after the war to become a fireman. The Questionnaire includes an appendix from the veteran describing how he came to be nominated for the "DSC".


Charles Raymond Goddard

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"It seemed in the national emergency that it was the duty of one to go as much as another and that the draft was the fairest determination both of the order in which we went to camp and of those entitled to exemption from service."