My Great Uncle, Chester, joined the Marines in 1910, and served until 1914.


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Physical Description:
Height: 72 inches tall 1
Weight/Build: slender 1
Eye Color: Hazel 1
Hair Color: Brown 1
Place: USS Southery, Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH 1
From: 1913 1
To: 1914 1
Place: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA 1
From: 1912 1
To: 1913 1
Place: Mare Island, California 1
From: 04 Apr 1910 1
To: June 1911 1
USS West Virginia:
June 1911 - March 1912 1
USS West Virginia:
Served on USS West Virginia (ACR-5) 1911 - 1912 1

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  1. Contributed by pe_rhodes179


Why did a 22 year old son of a farmer join the US Marines in 1910? I guess we'll never know that, but I'll bet: A. He didn't want to be a farmer. B. He broke up with his high school sweetheart. C. Or he got in trouble with the law (no evidence of this). D. He wanted to learn a trade.

USS West Virginia

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

USS West Virginia

USS West Virginia (ACR-5) did a cruise to Hawaii - and Uncle Chester served on board during this cruise, probably boarding at Mare Island. He was transfered to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 1912.

USS Southery

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

USS Southery

Uncle Chester served on the USS Southery which was used as a Prison Ship at the Portsmouth Navy Yard in 1903. In 1913, she became a "station ship" at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, acording to Wiki.

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