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HEADQUARTERS, 21ST BATTALION, Garnett.

Major:
  Charles W. Garrison.

Captain and Supply Officer:
  Wesley Charles Gerhold.

Captain and Adjutant:
  Frank J. Hunt.

Captain and Surgeon:
  J. A. Milligan.

Captain:
  Atwell Lee Benton.

No report of activities furnished.

COMPANY "A," 21ST BATTALION, Kincaid.

Captain:
  S. S. Irwin.

First Lieutenant:
  O. C. Brosius.

Sergeants:
  Edwards, Richard.
  Merrifield, Leonard.
  Reynolds, Bryan.

Corporals:
  Brothers, Edmon Q.
  Chandler, Earl.
  Dixon, Estel.
  Matthews, Glenn.
  Nichols, Ira.

Privates:
  Anderson, Glen.
  Blunt, Harold.
  Caldwell, Fred.
  Cantrell, George.
  Cantrell, William.
  Chestnut, Benjamin.
  Dary, Maurice.
  Eddy, Dennis.
  Foster, Dean.
  Garrison, Charles.
  Green, Roy.
  Green, Ruby.
  Hardin, Ed L.
  Hargis, Ernest.
  Harshbarger, Wilbur.
  Heider, Louis.
  Heider, William.
  Hobert, Guy.
  Hobert, Wesley.
  Hosley, Harold.
Privates-Concluded.
  Hutton, Lonnie.
  Logan, Charles.
  Lowery, Russel.
  Marsh, Leedy.
  Merrifield, Charles.
  Moore, Floyd.
  Pecord, Lawrence.
  Povenmire, John.
  Powers, Elgie.
  Prather, Romie.
  Reynolds, Robert.
  Schooley, Claude.
  Sharon, John B.
  Sharon, Paul.
  Shields, James S.
  Shields, Rohe S.
  Sisson, Walter.
  Stites, Clarence.
  Thompson, Charles F.
  Varnau, Victor.
  Williams, Claude.
LOSSES.
Second Lieutenant:
  Joe Sisson, discharged.

Corporals:
  Lombard, Earl, discharged.
  Wilson, John W.,
    discharged.

Bugler:
  Croan, Orrin, discharged.

Privates:
  Anderson, Merle,
    discharged.
  Barnes, Harold, died.
  Barnes, Lawrence, died.
  Caldwell, Archie B.,
    discharged.
  Cushing, Ira, discharged.
  Edwards, Lewis,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Ferguson, Lynn,
    discharged.
  Green, John, died.
  Hosley, Russell,
    discharged.
  Lowery, Guy,
    discharged.
  McBratney, John,  discharged.
  Reeder, James, died.
  VanBuskirk, Frank;
    discharged.
  Wallace, Lynn, discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company A drilled twice every week from the (date of its organization to date of the Armistice, November 11, 1918.

The organization participated in all Liberty loan and Red Cross drives made during its existence. Both officers and men performed the part assigned to them and assisted the committees in putting over every drive in their township.

The company was never furnished arms or equipments and was not called for guard duty. Uniforms were purchased at the expense of a committee, on June 1, 1918.

COMPANY "B," 21ST BATTALION, Greeley.

Captain:
  Arthur R. Finley.

First Lieutenant:
  George S. Herrick.

Second Lieutenant:
  Vernon H. Harper.

First Sergeant:
  Imming, Frank B.

Corporals:
  Bryant, Walter C.
  Carlson, Carroll A.
  Cunningham, Ora E.
  Farren, John W.
  Fink, Earl A.
  Liebst, Benjamin F.
  Morgan, Rudolph.
  Palmer, William E.

Privates:
  Adams, George W.
  Aziere, Charles E.
  Baker, J. M.
  Benson, Glen R.

Privates-Continued.
  Bergin, James H.
  Blair, Andrew G.
  Blanden, H. C.
  Brady, John R.
  Britton, Otto M.
  Cotter, Lawrence B.
  Cunningham, David A.
  Cunningham, Merle R.
  Cunningham, Perry.
  Draper, Robert G.
  Duensing, Henry A.
  Dyker, Clyde E.
  Fawkes, Andy H.
  Fawkes, Clio H.
  Fox, Ren.
  Frick, Charles E.
  Gehr, Louis D.
  Gerhold, Frank S.
  Hamilton, Howard.
  Hall, Clarence L.
  Hunt, Thomas F.
  Huttenmueller, Joseph F.
  Jockman, Joseph.
  Jockman, Jules.
  Katzer, Frank.
  Katzer, Rudolf J.
  Kratzberg, Edward J.
  Liell, Philip J.
Privates-Concluded.
  Litch, Mathew.
  Markey, Leo T.
  Martin, Floyd E.
  Miller, George D.
  Moore, Walter G.
  McClure, Ernest.
  Newbold, James F.
  Osborn, Lee F.
  Otten, Walter F.
  Pingry, Marlie E.
  Price, Thomas.
  Renzenberger, Charles F.
  Rogers, Floyd J.
  Rommelfanger, Nicholas G.
  Seifert, Joseph J.
  Setter, Edwin W.
  Smith, Steven A.
  Spencer, Andrew B.
  Sutton, Green D.
  Tippin, Roy C.
  Vandyke Wily A.
  Walter, James D.
  Wittman, Frank.
  Wright, James H.
  Wright, Walter C.
  Wustefeld, Chris E.
LOSSES.
Captain:
  James G. Blunt,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Bryant, Dale M.,
    discharged.
  Bryant, McCurdy,
    discharged.
  Carlson, Carl A.,
    discharged.
  Decanniere, Henry,
    discharged.

Privates-Continued.
  Fox, Loy G.,
    discharged.
  Gerhold, Wesley G.,
    discharged.
  Gerth, Loy G.,
    discharged.
  Howell, Evert P.,
    discharged.
  Jones, Frank A.,
    discharged.
  Jones, Mayme D.,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Kelsey, Thomas B.,
    discharged.
  Mills, Lewis D.,
    discharged.
  Pontious, William,
    discharged.
  Sutton, Mike S. M.,
    discharged.
  Templar, Chester A.,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

The captain of this organization drilled the company nearly every evening until a full complement of officers were appointed and trained.

The company participated in every Red Cross and Liberty loan drive as individuals, and also as a company, besides attending all funerals of soldiers, which were conducted in military form.

On August 14, 1918, the bank of Greeley was robbed. The company with other citizens gave chase. Two of the company's men, Privates Roger, and Blair, were wounded. The captain placed a guard of four men at the bank building for four nights until the vault could be repaired.

On September 3, 1918, the company guarded the Missouri Pacific freight wreck at this place, for twenty-four hours.

About thirty-five members of our company bought and paid for their own uniforms.

COMPANY "C," 21ST BATTALION, Garnett.

Captain:
  George C. Rutter.

First Lieutenant:
  Dewitt M. Stiles.

Second Lieutenant:
  Edwin E. Davis.

Sergeants:
  Brown, Walter W.
  Cullum, Ward R.
  Drake, Chauncey M.
  Foster, Lloyd C.
  Galloway, Byron.
  Howell, William L.
  Wagner, Claud.
  Wassmer, John W.
  Wilson, John T.

Corporals:

  Grenman, Lawrence.
  Knauss, Harley A.
  McGlincky, Lawrence.
  Parris, Walter H.
  Schroeder, John W.
  Spindler, Ancil.
  Woods, Charles H.

Privates:
  Allman, Dell W.
  Carpenter, Bertrand.
  Carpenter, Ora M.
  Carrier, Joseph D.
  Carrier, Nolon O.
  Cassel, Lester R.
  Cassity, William M.
  Congdon, George B.
  Cullison, Robert.
  Dart, Addem J.
  Eckerman, Max M.
  Eckerman, Ralph T.
  Elliot, Lloyd L.
  Emmons, Marion.
  Fishburn, Claude.
  Ford, James E.
  Fraker, Ralph C.
  Frazier, Claude.
  Henderwon, John W.
  Holcomb, Thane M.
  Horn, Ovid L.
  Hull, Irwin W.
  James, Clarke E.
  Johnson, George H.
  Lawellin, Delos.
  Mace, Clarence R.
  Mace, Wilbur M.
Privates-Concluded.
  Manspeaker, Edwin.
  Meisenheimer, Glenn.
  Meyers, Frank.
  Milligan, Harry.
  Mize, Guy H.
  McKee, Emmett.
  Nichols, Roy A.
  Rolla, Jay C.
  Seip, Frank D.
  Smith, Glenn.
  Southerland, Edward.
  Spradlin, Ralph E.
  Stephens, William.
  Swell, Earl E.
  Tippin, Elmer.
  Trimmell, Donald T.
  Trimmell, Guy C.
  Trombitis, George.
  Turner, Quincy L.
  Vangilder, Eugene.
  Wagner, Roscoe.
  Welsh, J. Earl.
  White, Robert L.
  Williams, Chettie.
  Wollen, Lloyd.
  Yocum, Dewin W.

No activities reported.

COMPANY "D," 21ST BATTALION, Garnett.

Captain:
  Harry Morris.

First Lieutenant:
  George F. Morey.

Second Lieutenant:
  Frank F. Swisher.
  First Sergeant:
  Lawellin, Marion C.

Privates:
  Ashburn, George M.
  Ayres, Jesse L.
  Bailey, Avery S.
  Barley, John W.
  Baxter, Thomas P.
  Beck, Elan L.
  Bell, Mont H.
  Berry, James C.
  Borror, Noah A.
  Campbell, John Arthur.
  Campbell, William C.
  Childs, Agustin.
  Congon, John R.

Privates-Continued.
  Cook Bernard W.
  Cortright, Osborn W.
  Craig, DeWit M.
  Crozier, Albert C.
  Crozier, Cornelius.
  Crum, Elmer G.
  Crum, George L.
  Currier, F. B.
  Davis, Claron A.
  Davis, Ralph.
  Demoss, Charles W.
  Densler, John J.
  Dewar, Charles.
  Embry, John C.
  Enochs, William H.
  Garris, Walter.
  Grear, Edwin H.
  Grennan, Joseph F.
  Hull, George M.
  Hutchinson, George T.
  Hutchinson, Joseph B.
  Jackson, Smith L.
  Johnson, Harry.
  Jones, Wilson.
  Kennedy, Charles H.
  Knight, Audie L.
Privates-Concluded.
  Knight, Henry A.
  Moon, Carl J.
  Murdock, Foster D.
  McDowell Edwin N.
  McKee, Harry E.
  Neff, Urllis.
  Nichols, Herman H.
  Oman, Howard C.
  Plake, Sherman B.
  Rice, Kennith H.
  Riley, John.
  Seglea, Lafayette S.
  Sewell Eliza.
  Smith, Charley W.
  Smith, Frank H.
  Smith, George E.
  Squires, Frank L.
  Stephens, James J.
  Stine, Edward J.
  Thomas, Ben W.
  Thorman, Elmer C.
  Vaughn, John H.
  Wait John D.
  Warbutton, Curtis.
  Warbutton, John C.
  Ware, William L.

No activities reported.

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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