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HEADQUARTERS, 14TH BATTALION, Oakley.

Major:
  Henry A. Spencer.

Captain and Adjutant:
  Clifton L. Spencer.

Captain and Surgeon:
  David R. Stoller.
Captain and Supply Officer:
  William T. Parrott.

No report of activities furnished.

COMPANY "A," 14TH BATTALION, Oakley.

Captain:
  Lowry L. Moore.

First Lieutenant:
  E. Weir Hall.

Sergeants:
  Kilgore, Frederick.
  Smith, Charles A.

Corporals:
  Bailey, Fred H.
  Carver, Harleigh D.
  Frogge, Ferd M.
  Frost, Frank J.
  Goble, Henry E.
  Jaggar, Hulbert P.
  Vawter, John E.
  Willson, Zachary.

Buglers:
  Robertshaw, John Wayne.
  Spencer, Chester D.

Privates:
  Barlow, Howard.
  Beougher, Clyde E.
  Bierce, Charles H.
  Bogart, Lawrence E.
  Brittain, Jesse.
  Buchheister, Ray A. C.
  Carr, William H.
  Churchill, Charles Wayne.
  Churchill, William F.
  Compton, Walter A.
  Cotter, Richard L.
  Cowperthuart, Arthur S.
  Cunningham, David M.
  Dodge, Watson A.
  Engelhardt, William A.
  Feckner, Verner.
  Foulk, John W.
  Frogge, Fred S.
  Fulton, Harley Lee.
  Gillman, Charles E.
  Gosser, Peter F.
  Hall, Don S.
  Hall, Douglas Keith.
  Higby, George C.
  Huitt, William C.
  Johnstone, Harry A.
  Kauffman, Kasper A.
Privates-Concluded.
  Kinsley, George J.
  Kinsley, Lawrence J.
  Kopp, Arthur R.
  McCann, Harvey E.
  Nelson, Earle J.
  Price, Charles F.
  Purdum, Glenn I.
  Richardson, Ray D.
  Rishel, Clayton.
  Ruppe, Lawrence H.
  Schaible, Carl T.
  Schaible, James C.
  Scott, William H.
  Sims, Lloyd E.
  Smith, Calvin K.
  Snyder, Leonard.
  Taylor, William R.
  Tinkham, Elzie W.
  Tinkham, Milo E.
  Vandruff, John F.
  Vandruff, Ralph E.
  Vawter, Robert H.
  Wagy, Wilbur L.
  Willson, Dee.
  Wink, Amos C.
  Winslow, Joseph C.
  Zeigler, Noah D.
LOSSES.
Captain:
  Henry A. Spencer,
    discharged.

First Lieutenant:
  Garth McNeil, discharged.

Sergeants:
  Irwin , Frank W.,
    discharged.
  Silverwood, Samuel D.,
    discharged.
  Spencer, Clifton A.,
    discharged.
  Young, James R.,
    discharged.

Corporal:
  Radloff, Glen E.,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Alley, Frank M.,
    discharged.
  Burke, Edgar W.,
    discharged.
  Dollins, John L.,
    discharged,
  Duttlinger, Joseph,
    discharged.
  Irwin, Ordo W.
    discharged.
  Mihlberger, Fred,
    discharged.
  Morris, John F.,
    discharged.
  Mossburg, Arthur C.,
    discharged.
  Pierson, Frank T.,
    discharged.
  Prather, Wallace M.,
    discharged.
  Radloff, Floyd W.,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Randall, Frank,
    discharged.
  Roots, Frank B.,
    discharged.
  Salters, Otis, discharged.
  Schuessler, Albert,
    discharged.
  Scott, Thomas B.,
    discharged.
  Smith, James F.,
    discharged.
  Smith, John Ellery,
    discharged.
  Sondburg, Arthur,
    discharged,
  Stonebraker, Jesse N.,
    discharged.
  Switzer, James A.,
    discharged.
  Turner, Claude D.,
    discharged.

Company A did not report any activities.

COMPANY "B," 14TH BATTALION, Colby.

Captain:
  Burt Dolph.

First Lieutenant:
  Verni L. C. Smith.

Second Lieutenant:
  Irvin Rickel.

Sergeants:
  Ferguson, W. Dave.
  Harris, Alex C.

Corporals:
  Chambers, Howard.
  Hampton, John M.
  Kuska, Joe.
  Larson, Arthur L.
  Wolf, Jack.

Musician:
  Eddy, Carl C.

Privates:
  Ackord, John B.
  Beaver, H. W.
  Boucamp, Oven.
  Crumley, Ray H.
  Day, James A.
  Dimmuth, B. Vein.
  Faulkner, Joe.
  Flood, James.
  Garvey, Ray H.
  Hammill, W. A.
  Harper, Usher T.
  Harrold, Harry.
  Hubbard, William.
  Klinhans, Benjamin A.
  Luscombe, E. W.

Privates-Concluded.
  Mahanna, Frank H.
  Miller, Charles E.
  Misner, Jay.
  McGinley, Edward.
  McGinley, Louis E.
  Parrott, John B.
  Passell, Earl J.
  Passell, Gael.
  Ryan, Edward.
  Ryan, William S.
  Schroeder, John H.
  Snell, Earnest V.
  Spaeth, William.
  Spaulding, Art D.
  Stewartson, Evert.
  Storer Jesse B.
  Storer, Carl R.
  Voisin, Eugene A.
LOSSES.
Captain:
  William T. Parrott,
    discharged.

First Lieutenant:
  William J. Lowis,
    discharged.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Voisin, Lew C., discharged.

Sergeants:
  Connelly, Arthur, discharged.
  Simpson, Tom R.,
    discharged.

Corporals:
  Smith, Leroy G.,
    discharged.
  Warner, Jay L.,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Calkins, Alva A.,
    discharged.
  Connelly, James L.,
    discharged.
  Crumley, Glenn T.,
    discharged.
  Davis, Kennith, discharged.
  Donelon, William A.,
    discharged.
  Elder, Otto B.,
    discharged.
  Epard, Guy D.,
    discharged.
  Fitzgerald, Edward,
    discharged.
  Gillman, S. A.,
    discharged.
  Gouler, Kirt C.,
    discharged.
  Kilivitz, William O.,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Morris, William R.,
    discharged.
  McDougal, Hal B.,
    discharged.
  Perry, Howard V.,
    discharged.
  Ramsey, Guy R.,
    discharged.
  Stewartson, J.,
    discharged.
  Wallace, William C.,
    discharged.
  Warner, Wilbur,
    discharged.
  Wilson, Aubry H.,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

The activities of this company were confined to elementary military training for the men about to enter United States service and enlisted men of the company.

We gave the required assistance in bond and Red Cross drives. As chairman of the Christmas Red Cross roll call I used the individual members as far as possible.

Our drilling was of one and one-half hours duration, twice a week.

COMPANY "C," 14TH BATTALION, Quinter.

Captain:
  Elmer D. Samson.

First Lieutenant:
  William F. Howell.

Second Lieutenant:
  Cecil Calvert.

First Sergeant:
  Harry U. Porter.

Sergeants:
  Carman, Charles T.
  McElroy, Lloyd.
  McQueen, George R.
  Rash, Charles.
  Shane, Roy H.

Corporals:
  Foote, Robert, Jr.
  Lines, Harry.
  McKinney, J. R.
  Miller, G. F.

Corporals-Concluded.
  North, John.
  Peck, H. L.

Musicians:
  Early, Lee.
  Garrison, W. H.

Privates:
  Anderson, Lovel.
  Barnes, W.
  Blickenstaff, Carl.
  Blickenstaff, Lester.
  Burnett, Dixon.
  Custer, Joe.
  Easton, A. C.
  Easton, G.
  Fink, John.
  Flora, J. H.
  Friend, M. L.
  Garst, F. G.
  Green, Glenn.
  Haney, Lou.
  Hilburn, K. D.
  Lewis, W. M.
  Long, Jess.

Privates-Concluded.
  Long, S. S.
  Love, J, J.
  Martin, P. J.
  Matthews, Matt.
  Mitchell, S. A.
  McKain, C. M.
  Northrup, T. M.
  Ohls, Guy C.
  Polkowsky, F. R.
  Reed, John E.
  Reinecker, Clyde.
  Reinecker, Howard.
  Rinehart, Alfred.
  Smith, Claude.
  Smith, Frank.
  Stanley, Ernest.
  Tomanek, J. J.
  Tomanek, L. E.
  Tomanek, T. A.
  Thom, H. A.
  Transue, F.
  Washburn, C. L.
  Whismore, Artie.
  Wire, Roy.
  Wylie, Oliver.

ACTIVITIES.

Company C participated in all Liberty loan, Red Cross and other patriotic campaigns.

COMPANY "D." 14TH BATTALION, Grinnell.

Captain:
  Earl W. Davis.
First Lieutenant:
  Forest J. Eaton.
Second Lieutenant:
  J. H. Straw.
LOSS.
Captain:
  Omer B. Wolfe, resigned.

No muster-out roll furnished.

COMPANY "E," 14TH BATTALION, Winona.

Captain:
Franklin E. Brooke.

First Lieutenant:
  Daniel W. King.

Second Lieutenant:
  Emil J. Gfeller.

Sergeants:
  Cooper, Zach T.
  Haines, Alva W.
  Jenson Morris S.
  Snider, Benjamin F.

Corporals:
  Butler, Louis W.
  Lowe, Matthew G.
  Messler, Theodore R.
  Poteet, Neal F.

Chaplain:
  Frazer, John T.

Bugler:
  Gfeller, Louis A.

Privates:
  Bergman, Vincent W.
  Brown, Henry A.
  Daniels, John W.
  DeLong, Elmer V.
  DeLong, Orville E.
  Gfeller, William D.
  Glenn, Joseph T.
  Gould, John.
  Irish, Roy L.
  Karr, Harry J.
  Kemp, Cary Allen.
  Kistler, Roy A.
  Knapp Dell R.
  Knapp, Wilson N.
  Koons, George.
  Kronvall, Oscar T.
  Latham, Alexander H.
  Lewallen, Clifford.
  Lervallen, Willie J.
  Lewis, Ephriam O.

Privates-Concluded.
  Lowe, Edwin F.
  Lowe, Floyd W.
  Lowe, Harley E.
  McIntosh, Guy E.
  Newell, Charley.
  Niswanger, Harley A.
  Peterson, Amel T.
  Phillips, Rhueben O.
  Postal, Claude.
  Samuelson, Carl O.
  Sprague, Arthur C.
  Stover John H.
  Theimer, George L.
  Tiedemann, Carson A.
  Voglegesang, William.
  Ward, Frank A.
  Waldmeier, Frank P.
  Ward, Morton H.
  Werner, Victor J.
LOSSES.
Sergeant:
  Weatherman, Henry C.,
    transferred.
Privates:
  Edde Gilbert H.,
    transferred.
Privates-Continued.
  Olson, Guy E.,
    transferred.
  Ward, William T., died.

ACTIVITIES

While our Company E was not yet mustered in, we were organized, had our uniforms, and assisted in the third Liberty loan drive. The entire canvass for the fourth Liberty loan was conducted by our company. In all the drives in our locality we raised more than our quota.

All our members were members of the Red Cross, and as an organization, we assisted in raising the quota and also in the "Seven-in-One" drive. We conducted a military funeral to a soldier who died in Camp Funston and was buried at Winona. We took an active part Memorial days and Fourth of July celebrations. Our company appeared in uniform at all public gatherings that were in any way related to the war, and on one occasion when Governor Capper spoke at our hall. We furnished an escort to Sharon Springs where the governor spoke in the evening. Company E always participated in the farewell or home-coming receptions given the soldiers, and encouraged and assisted in enlistments among our own company and among others. Four of our men entered the service, one of whom is overseas at this time. In certain localities pro-Germans, anti-war agitators and slackers were numerous and through the efforts of our guard, these people gained a wholesome respect for our government and came forward and did their part financially in the prosecution of the war.

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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