WWI soldier info needed

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I've just come across a distant cousin, Everett W Davenport, b. 15 Aug 1898 in Paw Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He served in the United States Navy during WWI. I found a few service cards and wonder if there are other records.

One puzzler is that he died at Naval Base Hospital #3 in Leith, Scotland, on 3 Nov 1918 at the age of 20. The location suggestions give me two places, so which one would be the place where the naval base would have been? I'm guessing near Edinbough. (His body was returned to Paw Creek.) Here's the source.

Thanks for your assistance!

WikiTree profile: Everett Davenport
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Everett Davenport

 in the U.S., World War I Naval Deaths, 1917-1919

      Given Name: Everett
      Surname: Davenport
      Place of Death: no.3 Hosp.,Leith,Scotland
      Death Date: 3 Nov 1918
      Cause of Death: lobar pneumonia
      Next of Kin: John W. Davenport
      Relationship: father
      Address: Paw Creek,N.C.
      Appointed: Raleigh,N.C.
      Rank: seaman,second class
      Branch: U.S.Naval Reserve Force

      Source Information

      Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Naval Deaths, 1917-1919 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

      Original data: McHenry, Kathy. U.S. Naval Deaths, World War I.


      by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (560k points)
      selected by Pip Sheppard
      Most excellent Eddie, I wondered if you were online. Thank you most sincerely!
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      +6 votes

      Everett W Davenport

       in the U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939

          Name: Everett W Davenport
          Ship: Appeles
          Military Unit: 102 Fa Su Co
          Rank: Wagoner
          Search Photos: Search for 'Appeles' in the US WWI Troop Transport Ship Photos collection

          Source Citation

          The National Archives at College Park; College Park, Maryland; Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985; Record Group Number: 92; Roll or Box Number: 375

          Source Information

          Ancestry.com. U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.




          by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (560k points)

          Any idea what “102 Fa Su Co” means?

          Lobar pnuemonia. So, probably a flu death.  sad

          Eddie you are amazeballs.
          That’s what I was thinking. Maybe the Spanish Flu?
          I do it with the cheap version of Ancestry and a little googling elsewhere. Can't do familysearch  cuzz my tablet won't - says format not supported - and don't have access to any pay sites. Like my movies and videos. If it ain't free, it ain't for me LOL.
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          Everett Watson Davenport

           in the U.S., Navy Burial Records, 1898-1932

              Name: Everett Watson Davenport
              Gender: Male
              Rank: S-2
              Birth Date: 15 Aug 1899
              Birth Place: North Carolina
              Death Date: 3 Nov 1918
              Death Place: US Naval Base Hospital No 3

              Source Information

              Ancestry.com. U.S., Navy Burial Records, 1898-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

              Original data: Department of the Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Burial Records, compiled 1898–1931. ARC ID: 2694772. Records of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, 1812–1975, Record Group 52. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.


              by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (560k points)
              Eddie, you are the stuff! Many thanks for all of the above!

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