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HEADQUARTERS, 44TH BATTALION, Galena.

Major:
  Elza E. Julien.
Captain and Surgeon:
  William E. Hiatt.
Captain and Supply Officer:
  David W. Markham
No activities reported.

COMPANY "A," 44TH BATTALION, Galena.

Second Lieutenant:
  C. Kennedy.

Sergeants:
  Bender J. R.
  Martin: Allen O.
  Moeller, George.
  McNay, Arthur S.
  Norvell, Glen R.
  Wood, Chester C.

Corporals:
  Lamer, Eugene H.
  Messenger, Ben H.
  Moody, Ben H.
  Moore, Athos M.
  Murphy, Frank.
  Murray, Jesse E.
  Ragland, Harry W.
  South, Edwin Burr.

Artificer:
  Burns, John.

Cooks:
  Cardwell, Ola F.
  Slover, William H.

Musician:
  Eckles, Forest G.

Privates:
  Barton, Ralph N.
  Baugh, Hale Kenneth.

Privates-Continued.
  Baum, William.
  Bell, Arthur W.
  Bennett, Madison K.
  Berry, Edward S.
  Berry, Leroy S.
  Bray, Guy.
  Butler, William E.
  Campbell, Colin G.
  Campbell, Robert E.
  Casteel, W. R.
  Clark, Ozzie J.
  Cleveland, Arthur A.
  Cleveland, Ernest.
  Cockrum, Clarence C.
  Cockrum, Claude C.
  Crabtree, William T.
  Day, Charles O.
  Derfelt, Baceus V.
  Derfelt, Charles V.
  Ditson, Albert, Jr.
  Doty, Verne.
  Downing, Virgil.
  Ellington, Howard.
  Elliott, Claude.
  Erickson, Spitzheim W.
  Gassaway, John M.
  Gorman, Joseph C.
  Harris, Edgar E.
  Harris, Eugene V.
  Hayward, Samuel J.
  Hedges, Alfred E.
  Hutto, Vernon V.
  Jackman, Ed G.
  Jackson, Oliver H.
  Jacobs, Floy.
Privates-Concluded.
  Kent, Stelle L.
  Keys, Louis R.
  King, Floyed.
  Kimmons, John A.
  Kimmons, Sparks.
  Lewman, Jesse E.
  Lopp, Walter L.
  Mallott, M M.
  Martin, Forest S.
  Martin, Ira.
  Martin, Jack.
  Messer, Everett.
  Milburn, Alvin R.
  Miller, John H.
  Moody, Thomas.
  Murray, Charles A.
  Murray, Ralph R.
  Myers, Charles C.
  Phillips, Cecil A.
  Rice, Alfred.
  Rice, Harry L.
  Richsecker, William.
  Robertson, T. Floyd.
  Ryan, Fred W.
  Sater, Bryce.
  Stickelman, Floyed.
  Thompson, Robert E.
  Walters, Frank.
  Walters, Pleas M.
  Wisdom, H. E.
  Wisner, Charles P.
  Wood, Robert T.
LOSSES.
Captain:
  Elza E. Julien,
    transferred.

First Lieutenant:
  Elmer W. Anthony,
    resigned.

Corporals:
  Barnes, Charles,
    transferred.
  Bray, Guy,
    discharged.
  Swaney, Paul,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Allford, William W.,
    discharged.
  Bennett, E. N.,
    discharged.
  Black, Tom W.,
    discharged.
  Black, William A.,
    discharged.
  Clark, William E.,
    discharged.
  Clover, Henry W.,
    discharged.
  Creech, John J.,
    died.
  Gorrod, Herbert,
    discharged.
Prirates-Concluded.
  Hardwick, Eugene,
    discharged.
  King, Raymond J.,
    discharged.
  McComock, William T.,
    discharged.
  McNay, Claude H.,
    transferred.
  Phillips, Willis B.,
    discharged.
  Sater, Ben J.,
    discharged.
  Schane, Charles V.,
    discharged
  Thompson, Kenneth,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company A participated in Liberty loan and Red Cross campaigns.

COMPANY "B," 44TH BATTALION, Baxter Springs.

Captain:
  H. D. Long.

First Lieutenant:
  J. R. Avery.

Second Lieutenant:
  Raymond D. Cook.

First Sergeant:
  Goodeagle, Merton.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Parsons, Charles.

Color Sergeant:
  Smith, Louis A.

Sergeants:
  Bock, Nelson S.
  Boltum, Archie.
  Embree, Edward J.
  Embree, John.
  Campbell, John L.
  Hunter, James M.
  Pffrenmier, Ralph.
  Trammel, George M.

Corporals:
  Ellis, Ira M.
  Hardy, Clifford A.
  Kidd, James B.
  Long, Lunceford.
  Powel, James.
  Wene, Lance.

Musician:
  Embree, Fred L.

Privates:
  Abbott, Kenneth P.
  Angel, Crawford.
  Asbury, H. L.
  Austin, Jack.
  Bird, Ralph.
  Borgesser, H. Orvel.
  Button, Pearl.
  Campbell, William R.
  Cooper, Thomas E.
  Covey, Arnold B.
  Dowty, Forest.
  Duncan, Joe H.
  Dunne, William H.
  Embree, Claude.
  Farrell, Carl.
  Faulkner, Earl M.
  Fithian, James A.
  Florey, Vernie.

Privates-Concluded.
  Funk, Jesse C.
  Garretson, John T.
  Garretson, William.
  Goodwin, Hurley.
  Haley, Carl V.
  Hutchens, Patt C.
  King, Horace C.
  Low, John A.
  Lundgren, Ambro.
  Mason, Edgar L.
  Monpleasure, John E.
  Morton, Arthur D.
  McDonald, Roy F.
  Neprasch, Emil.
  Neprasch, George
  Newman, James L.
  Newman, Marvin.
  Nichols, Daniel H.
  Nichols, Walter.
  Peterson, Carlyle A.
  Schoonover, Joseph L.
  Shults, Howard W.
  Smith, Jesse.
  Spicer, Harding W.
  Sullivan, Roy.
  Waugh, Don.
  Weygandt, James E.
  Wyatt, Lee L.
LOSSES.
Captain:
  W. E. Hiatt, discharged.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Laster, Edwin D.,
    discharged.

Sergeant:
  Goodwin, Thomas J.,
    discharged.
Corporals:
  Babb, Henry A.,
    discharged.
  Ballard, Arthur C.,
    died.
  Jensen, Ruben H.,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company B participated in the second Liberty loan drive parade; Red Cross drive April, 1918. Memorial services at Baxter Springs, Decoration Day, May 30, 1918; Decoration ceremonies at Baxter Springs cemetery. Memorial services, Sunday afternoon, 1918, at Columbus. On June 2, 1918, the unit went to Columbus, to bid farewell to the boys who entered the service from Baxter Springs, Columbus and vicinity. Participated in battalion parade and review at Fort Scott, on July 4, 1918; Major Consedine, reviewing officer. July 11, 1918, parade at Galena, celebrating French day. August, 1918, battalion parade. Street fair by guard company. Review in evening by Adjutant General Huffman. August, 1918, battalion parade and review at Galena, evening, street fair by Galena guard company; Major Julien, reviewing officer. September, 1918, battalion parade and review at Lakeside park, near Carthage, Mo. Afternoon of October 3, 1918, battalion parade and review at Pittsburg. Major Consedine, reviewing officer. November 11, 1918, peace parade, Baxter to Joplin, Mo. Battalion parade at Joplin, Mo. Memorial Sunday, 1919, Baxter Springs services. Decoration Day, 1919, decoration ceremonies and decoration of graves at Baxter cemetery.

COMPANY "C," 44TH BATTALION, Scammon.

Captain:
  William Devlin.

First Lieutenant:
  Thomas J. Grady.

Second Lieutenant:
  Walter Tadlock.

First Sergeant:
  Heisted, Jonathan.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Laws, Robert.

Sergeants:
  Berryhill, Benjamin.
  Casebeer, Harry.
  Dunn, James.
  Fox, Charles.
  McNamara, Miles.

Corporals:
  Davidson, William.
  Hoffman, William.
  Horn, Thomas.
  Little, Thomas.
  O'Malley, Patrick.
  Payne, Ira.
  Nelson, William.

Musicians:
  Montan, August.
  Reid, Robert.

Cooks:
  Batten, John.
  Murray, William.

Artificer:
  Martin, Charles R.

Privates:
  Anderson, James.
  Atwood, George.
  Bassy, Falosa.
  Batten, Albert.
  Batten, Ernest.
  Batten, Richard.
  Biamia, Dominac.
  Brady, Thomas.
  Capute, Frank.
  Capute, Peter.
  Cassidy, Edward.
  Check John.
  Dobbins, Walter.
  Dunn, Allen.
  Evans, David.
  Grandwater, William.
  Hamilton, Harold.
  Harris, Sam.
  Harrison, Walter.
  Holland, Roy.
  Kennedy, William.

Privates-Concluded.
  Lagle, Sam.
  Lampthn, William.
  Lewis, Alfred.
  Little, Floyd.
  Lucas, Homer.
  Lyons, James.
  Mackey, John.
  Martin, Paul.
  Martin, Thomas.
  Maxwell, William.
  Moore, James.
  McCormick, Barney.
  McNally, John.
  Nall, Hiram.
  O'Malley, Mike.
  Parker, Dewey.
  Plumbo, Sam.
  Reynolds, Edward.
  Ross, John.
  Sacciti, Louis.
  Shaw, Isaac.
  Sine, Beryle.
  Skeith, Abraham.
  Steele, James.
  Stewart, Henry.
  Stewart, William.
  Stewart, Thomas.
  Tangnar, Ray.
  Toner, Joseph.
  Vilet, John.
  White, Fred.
  White, William.
  Willis, Joseph.
LOSSES.
First Lieutenant:
  David W. Markham,
    resigned.
Privates:
  Baker, Stewart, discharged.
  Bigando, James,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Callahan, James,
    discharged.
  Ferns, John P., discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

From date of the organization of this company until after the signing of the armistice the company drilled, as a unit, regularly three times each week. Shortly after this, because of the epidemic of contagious disease, a ban was placed on the community by the local board of health prohibiting public gatherings. After this ban was lifted the company met regularly in school of instruction and interior guard duty. The company took part in two battalion reviews. As opportunity offered the company participated in Red Cross activities, and took the leading part at home in peace celebrations, also away from home. The organization took an active part in six funerals of deceased soldiers, and rendered every service possible.

COMPANY "D," 44TH BATTALION, Columbus.

Captain:
  C. W. Van Zandt.

First Lieutenant:
  J. D. Averill.

Second Lieutenant;
  Fred Simkin.

Sergeants:
  Gordon, O. O.
  Hiller, Charles.
  Hoyt, A. C.
  Peterson, Fred W.
  Sayer, P. R.
  Schock, Walter.
  Summet, W. H.

Corporals:
  Armstrong Leo.
  Daily, Dio D.
  Goldsberry, M. L.
  Scammon, H. F.
  Strawn, W. I.
  Willis, E. J.

Musician:
  Finney, Theodore.

Privates:
  Adams, William.
  Baumgarner, Cleo.
  Bennett, Ralph.
  Blaker, George, Jr.
  Boss, F. W.
  Boyd, C. J.
  Bradney, Claud.
  Brown, J. T.
  Catlett, H. M.
  Cammack, J.
  Cooper, C. M.
  Correll, Clyde.
  Crosby, George.
  Crosby, Orville.
  Dawson, H. O.
  Devoe, Lloyd.
  Ellis, E. A.
  Ellis, J. H.
  Gleason, George.
  Goldsberry, Paul.
  Hall, J. C.
  Hall, J. Ray.
  Hamilton, Vernon.
  Harris, R. F.
  Hermann, A.
  Heller, Vivian.
  Holloway, Harry.
  Hood, George W.
  Hosey, William.
Privates-Concluded.
  Hurt, A. J.
  Jones, Raymond.
  Kirk, Elmer.
  Lapp, Thomas B.
  Lewis, E. Offie.
  Longnecker, Elmo.
  Maxwell, C. E.
  Meriwether, F. W.
  Myers, C. C.
  McCarty, Harry.
  McCaskill, Paul.
  Norell, F. A.
  Reynolds, Oliver.
  Reynolds, Paul.
  Sampica, Frank.
  Sanders, G. A.
  Wark, J. E.
  Wilson, Robert.
  Wilson, R. W.
  Willey, James.
  Wimmer, Marion.
  Wixon, Wayne.
  Yellen, R. P.
  Youngman, H. D.

ACTIVITIES.

Company D participated in all war activity campaigns.

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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