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HEADQUARTERS, 17TH BATTALION, Concordia.

Major:
  Ed L. Kerin.
Captain and Surgeon:
  William B. Newton.
Captain and Supply Officer:
  Fred M. Murphey.

No report of activities furnished.

COMPANY "A," 17TH BATTALION, Concordia.

Captain:
  L. D. Sexsmith.
Second Lieutenant:
  Elijah H. Moore.
 
LOSSES.
Captains:
  Thomas Kennett, resigned.
  Ed L. Kerin, resigned.
Second Lieutenant:
  Frank J. Hannum, resigned.
 

No muster-out roll furnished.

COMPANY "B," 17TH BATTALION, Concordia.

Second Lieutenant:
  George C. White.
LOSS.
Captain:
  William D. Sorgatz, resigned.

No muster-out roll furnished.

COMPANY "C," 17TH BATTALION, Glasco.

Captain:
  Roy D. Kirkpatrick.

First Lieutenant:
  James W. Maples.

Second Lieutenant:
  George W. Spaulding.

First Sergeant:
  Nutland, Sophus.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Cleaver, James H.

Sergeants:
  Chapin, George L.
  Davidson, Joseph M.
  Franks, Lester J.
  Prizer, Robert M.

Corporals:
  Brock, Richard L.
  Jamison, Jesse.
  Martin, Roy D.
  McCullough, James.
  Weaver, Chris C.

Artificer:
  Berndt, Otto W.

Cooks:
  Franks, Charles N.
  Smith, Charles J.

Privates:
  Beardmore, Earl H.
  Beardmore, Roy L.
  Beck, Fred P.
  Beck, Henry H.
  Beck, Jacob J.
  Beck, Willis H.
  Beers, George E.
  Benson, Ross L.
  Bistiline, George H.
  Blake, Percy N.
  Bowersox, Clarence W.
  Boyer, Leon.
  Bracken, Tom.
  Brott, Earl.
  Brott, Rufus.
  Brown, William.
  Bullock, John T.
  Chapman, Cecil.
  Charbonneau, Joseph L.
  Cheney, Willard E.
  Clark, Joseph H.
  Cline, Charles.
  Cool, Joseph H.
  Cooper, Ralph.
  Cooper, Roy.
  Cunningham, Ora.
  Dalrymple, James I.
  Davidson, Kibbie.
  Davidson, William A.
  Davis, Don V.
  Davis, Walter T.
  Day, Roger O.
  Devore, Harold H.
  Dussair, John.
  Eberhardt, John H.
Privates-Continued.
  Eberhardt, Valentine G.
  Evans, Benjamin H.
  Everly, Golden F.
  Fuller, Wesley.
  Grittman, Leo C.
  Grittman, Rudolph.
  Gruenthal, George R.
  Guipre, Clyde O.
  Guipre, Ira.
  Hare, Charles L.
  Hill, Elbert.
  Hillhouse, David H.
  Hilton, Carl.
  Horn, Edward.
  Horn, Henry.
  Horn, Lawrence.
  Horn, Rudolph A.
  Horn, Theodore.
  Horn, William F.
  Johnston. Tony.
  Jordan, Evertt W.
  Jordan, Howe C.
  Joyce, Bert P.
  Kelley, Roy F.
  Kelley, Russell M.
  Kellogg, Leonard C.
  Kimerling, Roscoe C.
  Klein, Arnold N.
  Klein, William F.
  Knight, Claude P.
  Knight, Henry.
  Knight, Otis.
  LaRocque, Charles A.
  Ludwig, Arthur B.
  Macrander, Elbert.

COMPANY "C," 17TH BATTALION, GLASCO-Concluded.

Privates-Continued.
  Martin, Cecil O.
  Martin, John D.
  Melton, Jarvis B.
  Montgomery, Lawrence E.
  Montgomery, Richard H.
  Morris, Albert W.
  McBane, John F.
  McClellan, Elmer W.
  Nowels, Albert W.
  Orebaugh, Claude R.
  Palmer, William R.
  Pilcher, Gaylord.
  Pilcher, William R.
Privates-Continued.
  Pinkall, Arthur.
  Pinkerton, Earliest A.
  Pitner, Wilburn E.
  Porter, Ned.
  Powers, Eldon.
  Pratt, John O.
  Prohaska, Albert.
  Reed, William.
  Rinehart, Lewis A.
  Robbins, Charles J.
  Ruth, Orlando L.
  Sawhill, Ray M.
  Schmidt, Lotus J.
Privates-Concluded.
  Sheets, Joseph S.
  Sheets, Water J.
  Sheets, Lawrence W.
  Sparwasser, August C.
  Steele, Samuel M.
  Stine, Nobel G.
  Stratton, George H.
  Stricklett, Lester.
  Teasley, Orvil.
  Teasley Ross W.
  Ward, Hazen G.
  Wealand, Elmer F.
  Williams, Jesse J.
LOSSES.
Sergeant:
  Davis, Clarence E.,
    discharged.

Bugler:
  Cawley, Frank E.,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Benson, Roy, discharged.
  Bogue, George, discharged.
  Bracken, Frank,
    discharged.
  Davidson, Lorraine F.,
    discharged,
  Dopp, John C.,
    discharged.
  Downey, Francis T.,
    discharged.
  Downey, George,
    discharged.
  Gars, James W.,
    discharged.
  Grittman, Carl E.,
    discharged.

Privates-Continued.
  Halderson, Chester E.,
    discharged,
  Henning, Carl, discharged.
  Johnson, Perry W.,
    discharged.
  Kappel, George W.,
    discharged.
  LaRocque, Isadore,
    discharged.
  Martin, Emery,
    discharged.
  Newton, William B.,
    discharged.
  Olson, Alvin M.,
    discharged.
  Olson, Arthur,
    discharged.
  Olson, Loren R.,
    discharged.
  Olson, Melvin, discharged.
  Parrott, Charles H.,
    discharged.
  Porter, William,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Prohaska, William,
    discharged.
  Rea, Ives U.,
    discharged.
  Rea, John W.,
    discharged.
  Reed, Tom, discharged.
  Robbins, Ollie,
    discharged.
  Shell, Benton W., died.
  Steele, Julius E.,
    discharged,
  Struble, Andrew,
    discharged.
  Struble, George J.,
    discharged.
  Studt, Phillip H., died.
  Studt, Raymond,
    discharged.
  Weaver, Ralph E.,
    discharged.
  Windhorst, Herman,
    discharged.
  Windhorst, John,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company C was not called into active service at any time. It took part in all the Liberty loan and Victory loan bond drives, Red Cross and other drives during the World War, and by its assistance, this community was always among the first to go "over the top" in all its drives.

The unit was active in recruiting for the army and navy during the war, and all it, members who volunteered or answered the draft made excellent records in the United States service.

COMPANY "D," 17TH BATTALION, Clyde.

Captain:
  William B. Crammer.

First Lieutenant:
  Alferd F. Arnold.

Second Lieutenant:
  Ernest M. Stimson.

First Sergeant:
  Simpson, Edward M.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Byrne, John F.

Sergeants:
  Auten, Bert O.
  Blocher, Daniel.
  Colwell, Claud G.
  Davis, Levi P.

Corporals:
  Carter, Herbert
  Crane, Frank S.
  Cuss Edwin Roy
  Duglas, Kenneth I.
  Morehouse, Henry J.
  Smith, Honor B.
  Sowers, Floyd J.

Musicians:
  Gillispie, Charles P.
  Hawkison, John A.

Cooks:
  Fuller, Ralph A.
  Menard, Frank.

Artificer:
  McMichael, Herbert.

Privates:
  Bartholomeau, John E.
  Beachard, Fred A.
  Brantigam, Peter.
  Bottger, Clifford R.
  Bottger, Mike.
  Brown, William O.
  Buckles, Ray E.
  Carter, Wilferd C.
  Casey, Ona.
  Christian, Imo.
  Conn, James B.
  Cyrier, John B.
  Danielson, Charles.
  Danielson, Clarence F.
  Danielson, Herbert.
  Deresseau, Oscar.
  Erickson, Clarence V. V.
  Erickson, Earl.
  Ferron, Leo.

COMPANY "D," 17TH BATTALION, CLYLE-Concluded.

Privates-Continued.
  French, Melvin D.
  Fullmer, Ollie F.
  Geney, George M.
  Goering, Daniel.
  Hawkingbery, John A.
  Hess, Vern.
  Johnson, Charles A.
  Johnson, Victor T.
  Lambert, Arthur.
  L'E Cuyer, Patrick.
  Linn, David V.
  Linn, John M.
  Marshall, Robert F.
  Menard, Fred E.
  Menard, Mose.
Privates-Continued.
  Mittlestatte, Henry J.
  Moore, Samuel B.
  McCarty, Loren E.
  McDonough, Michael.
  Nadean, Melvin R.
  Nault, Edward F.
  Nicholas, Homer.
  Odette, Charles.
  Payne, Leslie E.
  Pearson, Ralph.
  Porterfield, William E.
  Potter, Charles S.
  Potter, Fred.
  Provost, Edward J.
  Raff, Charles M.
Privates-Concluded.
  Raff, William H.
  Rogers, Emery S.
  Schmidt, Enoch.
  Seldom, Earl W.
  Smith, Leon A.
  Sowers, David H.
  Urban, Cletio.
  Urban, Joseph W.
  Urban, Philip.
  Villeneuve, David D.
  Weekworth, Roy.
  Wilcox, Andrew J.
  Wilcox, Loyd.
  Wilcox, Walter.
  Yoder, Howard.
LOSSES.
First Lieutenant:
Hobert E. Danelson,
    discharged.

Sergeants:
  Ganvrean, Peter J.,
    discharged.
  Murphey, Fred M.,
    discharged.

Corporals:
  Chidester, Roland B.
    discharged.
  Gleason, Caryol J.,
    discharged.

Musician:
  Rundel, Arthur,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Abbott, Burt,
    discharged.
  Anderson, Fred,
    discharged.
  Best, John M.,
    discharged.
  Boudreau, Albert,
    discharged.
  Campbell, Forest,
    discharged.
  Carron, Philip A.,
    discharged.
  Carter, William H.,
    discharged.
  Christian, John,
    discharged.

Privates-Continued.
  Cooper, Clifford A.,
    discharged.
  Crumrine, Robert S.,
    discharged.
  Davis, Clem,
    discharged.
  Egbert, Orvil,
    discharged.
  Fortier, Leo.
    discharged.
  Ganvrean, Edward J.,
    discharged.
  Gill, Robert R.,
    discharged.
  Gram, Adolph N.,
    discharged.
  Grain, Alfred R.,
    discharged.
  Hanson, Clarence,
    discharged.
  Hayes, Herbert S.,
    discharged.
  Hess, Ralph,
    discharged.
  Johnson, Alferd,
    discharged.
  Lambert, Leo,
    discharged.
  Lapaille, Philip,
    discharged.
  Law, Hobart W.,
    discharged.
  Leason, George W.,
    discharged.
  LeBarge, Leo C.,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  L'E Cuyer, Armand,
    discharged.
  L'E Cuyer, Ulis,
    died.
  Menard, Edward,
    died.
  McCarty, Ivan,
    discharged.
  Nault, Frank,
    discharged.
  Oelkers, Francis,
    discharged.
  Oelkers, Walter C.,
    discharged.
  Payne, Elvin,
    discharged.
  Philbrick, Garnette,
    discharged.
  Raleigh, George Joseph,
    discharged.
  Reed, Petter G.,
    discharged.
  Roe, Wesley,
    discharged.
  Roe, John,
    discharged.
  Rowley, Sam,
    discharged.
  Slipsager, James,
    discharged.
  Slipsager, Peter N.
    discharged.
  Sparger, Guy,
    discharged
  Sullivan, Jerry,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company D held drills on the following dates, 1918: January 4, 6, 8, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29; February 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26; March 1, 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31; April 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30; May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 29; June 4, 11, 18, 25, 26, 30; July 1, 9, 15, 19, 23, 26, 28, 30; August 6, 13, 17, 20, 27; September 3, 10, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26; October 1, 3, 8, 10; November 19.

It also took part in Decoration services May 30, 1918, also, May 30, 1919.

It attended the following battalion drills and reviews and participated in the same: Battalion review and competitive drill, Concordia, July 4; battalion drill, Glasco, July 21; battalion review, Concordia, July 28; battalion drill, Clyde, September 29.

COMPANY "E," 17TH BATTALION, Jamestown.

Captain:
  Fred T. S. Ansdell.

First Lieutenant:
  Donn Hodgson.

Second Lieutenant:
  Arthur W. Sjoholm.

First Sergeant:
  Carter, Harry.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Murray, John.

Sergeants:
  Christie, LaRoy C.
  Fitzgerald, William M.
  Gould, Merril L.
  Hanson, Harry C.

Corporals:
  Fleury, James R.
  Gray, Earl.
  Hartwell, George.
  Hinckley, Clarence O.
  Johnson, Oscar E.
  Seamens, Ray.

Musicians:
  Abby, Fred A.
  McCall, Thomas G.

Artificer:
  Gillispie, C. B.

Privates:
  Beach, Charles.
  Beasley, Fay.
  Beasley, Wilmer E.
  Brosseau, Albert L.
  Carter, James.
  Champlin, Dean.
  Christenson, Iver.
  Decker, Avern.
  Donahoe, Patrick E.
  Falk, Raymond.
  Gould, Edwin A.
  Gould, Walter B.
  Green, Eugene.
  Grosse, John.
  Hughes, Hayden H.
  Ion, William.
  Johnson, E. Gottfred.
  Jordan, John P.
  Kaad, Martin.
  Kern, Jesse E.
  Larson, Gilbert.
  Linton, George L.
  Lowery, Blaine.
  Lundblade, Dale.
  Lundblade, Fred A.
  Lynch, Joe E.
  Lyon, Frank A.
  Mann, Lew.
  Minard, Elisha.
  Murray, Stephen.

Privates-Concluded.
  McBride, Edwin C.
  McBride, Ethan.
  McBride, Neal.
  McColm, Horace L.
  Neswender, George.
  Nobles, Calvin R.
  Olson, Ole.
  Paulsen, Moody.
  Peterson, Adolph.
  Peterson, Frank A.
  Peterson, Hans.
  Peterson, Lloyd C.
  Peterson, Roy C.
  Phenix, Robert E.
  Reid, Ayers N.
  Russell, Lloyd V.
  Skoguland, Andrew E.
  Stinson, Frank D.
  Stockton, Andrew B.
  Taylor, George.
  Tufts, W. Arthur.
  Vincent, George.
  Vincent, James A.
  Vollin, Richard,
  Weddle, Otto.
  Wilcox, Roy.
LOSSES.
Captain:
  Thomas McCall, resigned.

Sergeant:
  Elniff. William,
    discharged.
  Green, Hobart, discharged.
  Owens, Joe, discharged.

Corporal:
  Lynch, Lawrence,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Brown, John E.,
    discharged.

Privates-Continued.
  Davis, J. Adophus,
    discharged.
  Fairchild, Albert,
    discharged.
  Hanson, Arthur L.,
    discharged.
  Herbin, Abner, discharged.
  Hight, Nile E., died.
  Hills, Frank, discharged.
  Hitchcock,Rolla,
    discharged.
  Hoagland, Marvin,
    discharged.
  Hodgson, Fred, discharged.
  Johnson, Ole, discharged.
  Loftus, Frank, discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Lynch, George. discharged.
  Mick, Levi, discharged.
  Mott, John Howard,
    discharged.
  Pearson, John, discharged.
  Peterson, John, discharged.
  Powell, Charles, discharged.
  Schellin, Ray, discharged.
  Vandenmark, Howard W.,
    discharged.
  Wilson, Lewis, discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company E prevented Russelite lectures, and the scattering of treasonable literature, and assisted in Red Cross activities.

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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