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PFC James Albert Azmon
Birth: Aug. 31, 1894
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1977
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA

James Albert Azmon was born in about 1894. He was not certain of the date because he was born in a rural area and there was no formal record of his birth. Many of his records bear different dates. His SS records indicate August 31, 1894. But his delayed birth record indicates August 31, 1893. And his May, 1917, army registration card says July 30, 1895. I guess back then it was just hard to know. My father says he remembers that my grandfather found some relative with a family Bible on which he guesstimated his date of birth.

He was the son of Benjamin Belson (possibly Bilson) Azmon and Martha Carrie Pearce/

He married Georgia
Alma Elberta Newsome
and had three children: Helen (Sparks), Dorothy (Beamon), and James Kenneth Azmon.

He ran away from home when he was about 16, He told stories about doing some hobo-ing on the trains for a while. He ended up in Cincinnati and lived and worked there. That's how he ended up on the roster of Ohio Fighting Men because he was a resident there when he registered (or possibly re-registered during his service); and he is also listed in the Tarheel soldiers registry because he was born in Wilkes County (in Miller's Creek, I think).


James A. Azmon
Serial Number:296143
Residence:Cincinnati, O.
Enlistment Division:National Guard
Enlistment Location:Winston-Salem, N. C.
Enlistment Date:15 May 1915
Birth Place:Wilks Co, N. C.
Birth Date / Age:21 Years
Assigns Comment:Co C 1 Infantry NC National Guard 12 Sept 1917; Co E 105 Engineers to 30 Jan 1918; Co A 41 Engineers to 18 Oct 1918; 39 Co 20 Engineers to Discharge Private, first class July /17. American Expeditionary Forces 25 Feb 1918 to 4 July 1919. Honorable discharge 17 July 1919.

If you look at the photo to the right, you will see his interesting collar disks. The left disk (on the right in the picture) is slightly tilted and I think should be turned clockwise about 40 degrees so that you can see what it is a little better. I believe it is crossed rifles with a "1" on top and a "C" beneath. This would stand for Company C of the 1st Infantry of the NC National Guard, which later became Company E of the 105th Engineers. My grandfather joined this group in May, 1915, but it already had a rich history.

Company C was the oldest company in the regiment, originally organized in Winston-Salem in 1812 as the "Forsyth Riflemen." Its long and interesting history includes service in the Civil War (confederate) and in the Spanish American war (encamped near Havana, Cuba). After that it remained a part of the North Carolina State Guard until 1904 when it became part of the National Guard. Company C was mustered out of Federal service in February of 1917, but was mustered back in that August. On September 12, 1917, it became Company E of the 105th Engineers.

James Albert Azmon
World War I
Aug 31 1894 - Nov 28 1977
Crestview Memorial Park
Rural Hall
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: honeychile
Record added: Jun 28, 2008
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PFC James Albert Azmon
Added by: honeychile
PFC James Albert Azmon
Added by: honeychile
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- Garrett Mills
 Added: Aug. 6, 2008
I think often about your story of WWI in France when things were so scarce and you got a tablespoon full of karo syrup and a tablespoon full on onions -- "don't ask for no more -- you won't get it!" In heaven, I know your cup is overflowing.
- honeychile
 Added: Jul. 13, 2008
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