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HEADQUARTERS, 18TH BATTALION, Salina.

Major:
  Edwards A. Hiller.
Captain and Surgeon:
  Melchor G. Cockey.
Captain and Supply Officer:
  Edwin M. Brown.

No activities reported.

COMPANY "A," 18TH BATTALION, Salina.

Captain:
  Earl M. Hudkins.

First Lieutenant:
  Allan W. Dodge

Second Lieutenant:
  Rodney D. Palmer.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Shotwell, William

Sergeants:
  Brown, Herbert L.
  Cox, John P.
  Worseley, Theo.

Corporals:
  Brown, Clarence P.
  Crowther, Willis B.
  Garman Daniel O.
  Hedquist, Elmer E.
  Joy, Fred D.
  Lockwood, George E.
  Weber, Victor N.
  Wilder, Byron O.

Artificer:
  Holmes, Isaac L.

Privates:
  Anderson, Edward O.
  Anderson, Emanuel E.
  Bean, Lawrence B.
  Campbell, Leslie T.
  Dearing, Robert F.
  Estes, Don C.
  Fitch, Harvey.
  Force, George R.
  Getts, Raymond D.
  Getz, John O.
  Guyton, John H.
  Hanson, Nels J.
  Holzmeister, Kasper.
  Johnson Erick T.
  Johnson, Harold S.
  Kistler, John S.
  Kristen, John.
  Ludes, Henry W.
  Merrill, Burr F.
  McKicknie, Herbert J.
  Nordlund, Victor H.
  Onstatt, James A.
  Paugh, Guy.

Privates-Concluded.
  Pehrson John E.
  Pratt, Nelson J.
  Quinn, Thomas P.
  Reed Ralph K.
  Ridings, Fred R.
  Sangster, William H.
  Sellers, Graydon H.
  Slaughter, Olie G.
  Smith, Daniel H.
  Smith, L. Loyd.
  Spaulding, Fayette.
  Tremain, Albert N.
  Vehon, Isadore.
  Viles, Thomas F.
  Warner, Nevell O.
  Weigner, Harry.
  Wilson, Albert L.
  Wilvers, Arthur L.
LOSSES.
Captains:
  Waldorf, F. Ganslee,
    transferred.
  John L. Hill, resigned.

First Sergeants:
  Gregg, Guy S., resigned.
  Moore, David A., died.

Privates:
  Davis, Edgar, transferred.
  Hvirf, Carl, died.
  Kimball, Robert J.,
    transferred.
  Ladd, Wayne, discharged.
  Pohlhamer, Alfred,
    transferred.
Privates-Concluded.
  Swedenberg, Arthur E.,
    discharged.
  Weinle, H. C., transferred.
  White, A. C., died.

ACTIVITIES.

Company A participated in all activities during the war, and was particularly active in the training of men for the military service.

COMPANY "B," 18TH BATTALION, Salina.

Captain:
  John W. Brown.

First Lieutenant:
  John E. Carr.

Second Lieutenant:
  Edward M. Geis.

First Sergeant:
  Riedel, Othal S.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Webb, Lawrence C.

Sergeants:
  Crawford, Edward S.
  Ferm, Roy.
  Roche, Robert G.
  Woodward, John A.

Corporals:
  Jameson, Dave B.
  Morey, Benjamin O.
  Schumacher, John.
  Taylor, Thomas S.
  Wakefield, William S.
  Whitney, Charles G.

Musicians:
  Buenning, Alvin A.
  Jameson, Lora B.

Privates:
  Bechtold, Carl J.
  Bailey, George G.
  Barbee, Frank E.
  Batsford, Carl J.
  Bower, William L.
  Brassfield, Butler R.
  Carhartt, Arlie T.
  Cochrane, William H.
  Cooper, Randall L.
  Copeland, Robert J.
  Cunningham, Riley G.
  Cumberland, William L.
  Davis, Edgar.
  Dick, Harlow G.
  Durham, Charles L.
  Eberhardt, Earl G.
  Eby, John W.
  Felt, Sanford L.
  Ferguson, Edward C.
  Ferguson, Walter L.
  Finley, Loyd B.
  Galvin, John D.
  Gard, William H.
  Geren, Charles V.
  Gunter, George W.
  Harbold, Harry M.
  Heckendarn, Arthur N.
  Holly, Edgar E.
  Hood, Ray G.
  Howe, Clarence E.
  Hower, Raymond, M.
  Huyett, Milton M.
Privates-Concluded.
  Jennings, Roy H.
  Keim, Albert L.
  Lundgrew, Fred H.
  Monohan, John H.
  Moore, George F.
  Nelson, Daniel A.
  Nesmith, Verne L.
  Noonan, Y. Carley.
  Paxton, Phil T.
  Peters, Herbert L.
  Pierce, Allan S.
  Pratt, Alonzo W.
  Rising, Geary.
  Ruhl, Merle E.
  Ryan, Thomas J.
  Samuels, John C.
  Spencer, Harry.
  Spencer, Jefferson M.
  Starrett, Ralph S.
  Surface, Richard, Jr.
  Syphers, J. Gould.
  Vallette, Frank E.
  Van De Water, Frank.
  Wakenut, Paul G.
  Wallace, John.
  Weinle, Henry C.
  Zook, Samuel D.
LOSSES.
Corporal:
  Glen L. Bishop,
    discharged.
Privates:
  Baldwin, George R.,
    discharged.
  Hardaway, Richard F.,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Shepard, John H.,
    discharged.
  Williams, Fred H.,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company E participated in all patriotic parades and attended military funerals. A large proportion of the personnel assisted in all loan drives and war activity work.

Captain Brown, Privates Bailey and Brassfield worked two weeks in harvest fields when labor was scarce.

Members of company, being all traveling men, sacrificed much time in attending drills which were held on Saturday afternoons, and we had a well disciplined organization.

COMPANY "C," 18TH BATTALION, Gypsum City.

Captain:

  John W. Rogers.

First Lieutenant:

  Elmer C. Talbert.

Second Lieutenant:

  Frank M. Noonen.

First Sergeant:

  Adams, James R.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Manon, John W.

Sergeants:
  Goodwin, George H.
  Manning, Alba R.
  McFarland, Clyde M.
  Schmitter, Edgar E.

Corporals:
  Eisenhower, Elmer C.
  Everhart, Charles F.
  Hammer, Harry.
  King Allan
  Lamer, Dale H.
  Prather, Ben.
  Snyder, Joseph.
  Tinkler, Earl N.
  Writer, Ross J.

Musician:
  Pickenpaugh, W. E.

Privates:
  Aldrich, Elvry.
  Armbruster, Chester.
  Armstrong, E. H.
  Bickel, Walter E.
  Bigler, Olliver S.
  Bogart, Calvin.
  Branton, Elmer F.
  Brown, Ulysses S.
  Burch, Alvin.
  Cooley, Raymond E.
  Currie, Carrol.
  Darling, Arthur.
  Darling, John A.
  Darling, William L.
  De Mersseman, Dan.
  Fahring, John H.
  Fahring, Norman.
  Gafford, Lawrence E.
  Gregg, Leslie H.
  Gribben, Thomas A.
  Haley, Robert.
  Hedquist, Olliver.
  Henne, Francis.
  Henne, Raymond.
  Herr, Elmer E.
  Hesher, Bert.
  Hill, Carl D.
  Hodges, Guy C.
  Holcom, Glen.
  Holcom, Verilla.
  Hylton, Irvin.
  Keas, Byron.
  King, George T.
  King, Karl.
  Kitterman, Frank.
  Kitterman, Will.
  Knapp, Glen.
Privates-Concluded.
  Krauss, John.
  Laessig, Frank E.
  Lindvall, Earl.
  Major, Thomas E.
  Manuel, Fred.
  Monroe, Leon.
  Mortimer, Mark.
  McDonald, U. S.
  Needles, Walter.
  Nelson, Oscar.
  O'Connor, J. D.
  Ott, Fred P.
  Oft, William.
  Pettle, Richard.
  Pinkall, E.
  Reeves, George.
  Robinson, Charles T.
  Rogers, Jess E.
  Sears, James.
  Shelton, Lewis E.
  Shultz, Ethan I.
  Shultz, Howard.
  Shuttleworth, Joseph.
  Smart, Rollo.
  Spencer, Harry R.
  Stein, Thomas.
  Swisher Alvin L.
  Swisher, Wilber E.
  Tinkler, Lorenza E.
  Underwood, Charles A.
  Van Fossen, Eugene.
  Van Fossen, Raymond.
  Veach, Fred L.
  Vermillion, Fred W.
  Weatherby, George.
  Weller, George.
LOSSES.
Corporal:
  Kilmer, Wallace,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Banks, Leslie E.,
    discharged.
  Bishop, Wallace,
    discharged.
  Burns, Richard, discharged.
  Cheney, Fred, discharged.
  Darling, Rollo, discharged.

Privates-Continued.
  Fitzgerald, Leo, discharged.
  Gardner, Gilbert,
    discharged.
  Haley, Isaac, transferred.
  Heller, Martin, died.
  Hodges, Ross B.
    discharged.
  Hoffman, Clyde, discharged.
  Knapp, L. L., discharged.
  Laessig, Ray C.,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Lamer, Lee, discharged.
  Noonen, Mike, discharged.
  Shier, Herbert, transferred.
  Sippel, Eugene, discharged.
  Swisher, Orville,
    discharged.
  Thiel, Ernest E.,
    discharged.
  Tilgner, William,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company C was organized at a mass meeting on April 29, 1918.

The unit drilled twice a week until the signing of the Armistice with an average attendance of over ninety per cent; this in view of the fact that fully one-half were farmers and very busy. The company took an active part in all Liberty loan and Red Cross drives and aided in enforcing the various war measures, such as the food regulations, etc.; did guard duty every night for several weeks, during the threshing season, when all the mills and elevators were full of wheat and at a time when many elevators were being burned by German sympathizers.

Company C conducted funerals, with full military honors, for all deceased soldiers of the United States army who were brought here for interment.

Practically all men who went into the United States service from C company were appointed noncommissioned officers, due to the training they had received while members of the state guard.

COMPANY "D," 18TH BATTALION, Salina.

Captain:
  Wilson B. Smith.
First Lieutenant:
  Carlton L. Sawin.
Second Lieutenant:
  Arthur E. Heiss.
LOSSES.
First Lieutenant:
  Edwin M. Brown, resigned.
Second Lieutenant:
  Norvin L. Gable, resigned.
 

No muster-out roll furnished.

Transcribed from History and Roster of the Kansas State Guard, August 6, 1917, to November 11, 1919, printed by Kansas State Printing Plant, B. P. Walker, State Printer, Topeka. 1925. 10-4436 Kansas State Guard footer


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