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HEADQUARTERS, 8TH BATTALION, Russell.

Major:
  P. A. Peterson.

Captain and Adjutant:
  M. R. Smith.

Captain and Supply Officer:
  J. E. Missemer.

Captain and Surgeon:
  R. A. Stewart.

No activities reported.

COMPANY "A," 8TH BATTALION, Russell.

Captain:
  Marshall E. Darby.

First Lieutenant:
  Oscar Ostrum.

Second Lieutenant:
  Andrew J. Francis.

First Sergeant:
  Phlegar, Ben G.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Miller, Vincent H.

Sergeants:
  Farrell, John S.
  Landon, Dean S.
  St. John, Laurence E.

Corporals:
  Dishman, Clarence L.
  Dumler, George H.
  Hollinger, Clarence A.
  Linihan, Francis E.
  Statan, James J.

Musicians:
  Dawson, Ernest E.
  St. Aubyn, Ernst L.

Artificer:
  Aubert, William M.

Cooks:
  Dutt, Rean.
  Evans, Fred W.

Privates:
  Bashor, Mark.
  Brandenburg, Earl D.
  Brown, Emerson J.
  Brown, George R.
  Burkey, Francis G.
  Butler, Herbert A.
  Carter, Lester R.
  Crissman, Owen.
  Darby, Edgar M.
  Dowdy, William A.
  Dumler, Alex.
  Dumler, Edward.
  Dumm, Paul.
  Eddy, David F.
  Eddy, David W.
  Ely, Albert O.
  Frank, Rudolph L.
  Frazier, William H.
  Fuller, A. D.
  Furthmeyer, Adolph.
  Gee, Adam D.
  Gookin, Franklin C.
  Herren, Benjamin F.

Privates-Concluded.
  Hildebrand, Charles.
  Hoover, Kalvin.
  Jacoby, Herbert J.
  Linihan, John.
  Machin, Floyd R.
  Mai, Adam G.
  Mai, Julius A.
  Miles, Lewis G.
  Miller, George.
  Mount, John B.
  McVey, Perry.
  O'Brien, James E.
  Overly, George W.
  Overly, Leland.
  Reddig, Tracy D.
  Richardson, John.
  Roe, Clayton A.
  Roe, Frank.
  Roe, William J.
  Rogg, Allie C.
  Rogg, George M.
  Shaffer, Charles W.
  Scott, M. Francis.
  St. Aubyn, Everett.
  Wolf, Charles.
  Wood, Ben S.
LOSSES.
Sergeants:
  Beardsley, Loyd J.,
    discharged.
  Rupenthal, Lloyd H.,
    discharged.

Corporal:
  Johnson, Charles L.,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Brandenburg, Celous E.,
    discharged.
  Brandenburg, Laurel,
    died.
  Brandenburg, Sylvanus E.,
    discharged.
  Champion, Samuel C.,
    discharged.

Privates-Continued.
  Deil, Jacob E.,
    discharged.
  Dill, Lloyd,
    discharged.
  Dumler, Conrad,
    discharged.
  Fleming, Almus,
    discharged.
  Havis, Roy C.,
    discharged.
  Jack, Robert F.,
    discharged.
  Loftis, Patrick,
    discharged.
  Meier, Carl,
    discharged.
  Morris, Wilbur H.,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Munsell, Everett,
    discharged.
  McKeen, Dick,
    discharged.
  Olson, Ture,
    discharged.
  Preble, LaVelle H.,
    discharged.
  St. John, William,
    discharged.
  Stoppel, Henry,
    discharged.
  Vosburg, Willis A.
    discharged.
  Wentworth, Hiram H.,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

From June 8 to June 20, Company A acted as escort, collectors and solicitors in Salvation Army drive, introducing Doctor Knowles to the gatherings at the various points in Russell county.

The company guarded the mill and elevators, also, railroad yards from June 22 to July 22, and succeeded in putting out fires in three wheat fields started by trains.

Worked under city chief of police during county fair.

Assisted in collecting funds from the Red Cross slackers.

Met and welcomed all patriotic speakers. Arranged for and stood the expense of two - Judge Blundon of Salina, and return trip of Doctor Knowles. Escorted each contingent of national army to the station and assisted to entrain same.

The unit acted as guard to protect George Helver, Russian-German of threatened hanging, at request of the mayor, also guarded the city reservoir from June 20 to July 20, at request of city, and was paid for same by the city.

Bought ribbons and presented them to the draft board to pin on the men of the National Army, which were used as markers, having "National Army" printed on them.

Attended battalion drill on September 11, battalion review and inspection on September 25, competitive drill by the battalion on October 6, and assisted at five funerals, furnished firing squad and military escort for the same.

COMPANY "B," 8TH BATTALION, Lucas.

Captain:
  O. L. Walmer.

First Lieutenant:
  M. L. Waycraft.

Second Lieutenant:
  M. G. Rodrick.

First Sergeant:
  Harshbarger, R. M.

Sergeants:
  Keeney, W. E.
  Weatherhead, Robert.
  Fowler, R. C.

Corporals:
  Bollier, Clifford.
  Smith, Merritt.
  Sperry, H. B.
  Tilzey, Marvin.
  Vaughn, Clarence.

Band:
  Carbenier, H. H.
  Cook, Ray,
  Harris Bert.
  Leach, C. C.

Band-Concluded.
  Richolson, Leon.
  Torrence, Lee.
  Torrence, L. L.

Privates:
  Armsbury, Dwight T.
  Bland, C. R.
  Brooks, G. E.
  Brown, H. L.
  Buehler, Elmer.
  Campbell, A. E.
  Chard, Marion.
  Cooper, Emmet.
  Daily, James.
  Dengate, R. H.
  Dick, W. L.
  Dinsmoor, H. W.
  Fowler, C. A.
  Gibson, Orva.
  Harris, Robert.
  Harshbarger, J. M.
  Heinze, Alex.
  Heinze, Carl.
  Herber, Ernest.
  Jay, F. F.
  Kvasniska, Ben.
  Kvasniska, Charles.
  Loper, C. W.
  McMillen, Francis.
  McMillen, Otis.

Privates-Concluded.
  McMillen, Wm.
  McMillen, William.
  McMullin, Floyd.
  McMullin, Victor.
  McMurry, Carl.
  Mansfield, Henry.
  Meitler, Henry.
  Mintier, Lane.
  Moore, Merrit.
  Mosher, Ralph.
  Nelson, A. C.
  Neuvert, David.
  Novak, Frank.
  Oschwald, Robert.
  Pauley, G. R.
  Scriven, C. G.
  Scriven, J. M.
  Shirley, Lee.
  Sims, Raymond.
  Smith, Dan.
  Smith, M. E.
  Snyder, Ivan.
  Sumner, C. A.
  Thrapp, A. T.
  Tidball, _____
  Tidball, O. R.
  Tilzey, Henry.
  Twibell, John A.
  Wilcox, H. W.
LOSSES.
Corporals:
  Franzen, P. N. discharged.
  Williams, S. A., discharged.

Privates:
  Barr, F. O., discharged.
  Baustian, Bryan M.,
    discharged.
  Buchan, T. J., discharged.

Privates-Continued.
  Chard, E. C., discharged.
  Cooper, Galen E.,
    discharged.
  Johnson S. C., discharged.
  Jordan, H. T., discharged.
  McElravy, J. H.
    discharged.
  McMullin, J. L.,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Markel, W. S., discharged.
  Reece, J. E., discharged.
  Rollins, Walter S.,
    discharged.
  Scriven, L. S., discharged.
  Smith, W. C., discharged.
  Vaughn, D. E., discharged.
  Wendland, F. W.,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

The personnel of Company B, with few exceptions, were very faithful in attendance at drills, and the organization rendered invaluable service to state and country in preserving order in this community.

COMPANY "C," 8TH BATTALION, Dorrance.

First Sergeant:
  Piper, J. S.

Sergeants:
  Coffeen, F. C.
  Cooper, Ray.

Corporals:
  Frimmell, W.
  Heel, R. E.
  Kuhnle, H.
  Sawhill, H. W.
  Weekley, W.
  Wilson, F.

Artificer:
  Craine, L. O.

Privates:
  Anspaugh, Lee.
  Anspaugh, S. F.
  Banworth, P.
  Betts, M.
  Betts, N.
  Bisterfeld, C.
  Briggs, E.
  Briggs, W.
  Brown, J.
  Bryan, H. G.
  Bunker, George.
  Bunker, James.
  Donavan, G.
  Duryee, M.
  Flemming, H.
  Garrett, L.
  Golliart, N.
  Goodnough, E.
  Heinze, Dave.
  Hettler, A. G.
Privates-Concluded.
  Kendall, C.
  Hepka, H.
  Killian, A.
  Kuhnle, W.
  Miller, H.
  Patterson, F.
  Peebley, Charles.
  Ptacek, J.
  Reed, J.
  Shilts, E.
  Smith, Bert.
  Sprinkle, O. F.
  Steinle, A. A.
  Steinle, D. F.
  Steinle, Will.
  Stumph, Donald.
  Talhelm, A.
  Veverka, Tony.
  Washburn, E.
  Weekley, John.
LOSSES.
Captain:
  L. H. Nimps, discharged.

Sergeant:
  Hall, Guy G., discharged.

Musicians:
  Dewey, Peck, discharged.
  White, Charles, discharged.

Privates:
  Anspaugh, D. D.,
    discharged.
  Anspaugh, M. M.,
    discharged.
  Banworth, M., discharged.
  Briggs, Harlow, discharged.
  Bunker, Fred, discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Garrett, Charles,
    discharged.
  Howard, Jess., discharged.
  Major, H., discharged.
  Steinle, Fred D.,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company C rounded up some pro-Germans and brought them to a patriotic speech at which the speaker solocited funds to help support the work of the Salvation Army at the "front."

The unit held a patriotic meeting at which local talent and a returned Canadian soldier gave rousing talks. The company gave an exhibition drill, served an "army style" dinner, and raised funds for local work. Patrolled elevators several nights at the time many were being burned over the country by the "pro" element; passed resolution and tried in several ways to suppress the use of the German language on the streets and in the community; caused the service of one camp meeting which was to have been given in the German language to be preached in English.

COMPANY "D," 8TH BATTALION, Luray.

Captain:
  Opie O. Mowrey.

First Lieutenant:
  W. E. Paugburn.

Second Lieutenant:
  George Schurr.

First Sergeant:
  Cullins, E. T.

Supply Sergeant:
  Glasgow, A. G.

Sergeants:
  Fowler, A. W.
  Glasgow, R. H.
  Hickman, Marc.
  Rose, Mark.

Corporals:
  Belveal, Glen.
  Buster, Virgil.
  Chatam, R. J.
  Gile, R. R.
  Hickman, Walter V.
  O'Leary, J. A.
  Reiss, John, Jr.
  Rose, John.
  Schurr Bert.
  Schurr, F. E.

Cooks:
  Quigley, B. B.
  Webster, Lyman.

Musicians:
  Cochran, E. M.
  Quigley, Ratio.

Artificer:
  Griffin, E. S.

Privates:
  Beach, Wilford.
  Brown, D. N.
  Bryan, James A.
  Buckmaster, W. D.
  Buster, Cecil.
  Byerly, Jesse.
  Cochrum, Ben.
  Cochran, W. D.
  Conway, Felix.
  Cullen, J. S.
  Daniels, E. C.
  Daniels, George.
  Dawdy, George.
  Dewe, John.
  Fallis, C. P.
  Fallis, O. R.
  Fritts, Clarence.
  Fritts, Walter.
  Grammon, Will.
  Gray, Clarence.
  Good, Fred.
  Hawes, Elmer.
  Holcomb, O. E.
  Hoops, Lewis.

Privates-Concluded.
  Hubbard, O. D.
  Jenkins, Frank.
  Kimble, John.
  King, Roy.
  Kruger, August.
  Lee, Roy.
  LeWallin, C. E.
  Lockhart, Clarence.
  Mansfield, W. C.
  Markley, A. L.
  Markley, E. H.
  Markley, Merle.
  Markley, Scott.
  Missimer, Jacob.
  Missimer, Verne.
  McGlasson, E. F.
  O'Brien, E. E.
  Paschal, Albert.
  Prather, Cecil.
  Ramy, Floyd.
  Ramy, Robert.
  Reiss, F. A.
  Reiss, James.
  Richardson, W. A.
  Rose, Abe.
  Rose, Thomas.
  Schurr, W. D.
  Smith, Charles E.
  Stellson, H. E.
  VanScoyoc, J. M.
  VanScoyoc, L. V.
  Weller, Garnet.
  Wells, E. H.
  White, George L.
  Wilkerson, George.
LOSSES.
Sergeants:
  Johnson, Roy L.,
    discharged.
  Lawler, A. W., discharged.

Corporals:
  Cullens, Harry, discharged.
  Olson, H. M., discharged.

Musicians:
  Lewis, R. M., discharged.
  Ramsey, Flavius,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Belveal, J. L., discharged.

Privates-Continued.
  Bollinger, G. F.,
    discharged.
  Brandt, F. H., deserted.
  Burch, Charley, discharged.
  Burch, Harry, discharged.
  Cave, Earl, discharged.
  Cochran, Carl, discharged.
  Fields, C. H., discharged.
  Floria, C. H., discharged.
  Gebhardt, Adolph,
    deserted.
  Giradat, William,
    resigned.
  Glasgow, L. B., discharged.
  Knapp, J. P., discharged.
  Maupin, C. C., discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  McKnight, William,
    discharged.
  Nelson, N. N. L.,
    discharged.
  Rueger, R. G., discharged.
  Sanford, B. K., discharged.
  Scharr, John, discharged.
  Schurr O. R., discharged.
  Schurr, Ralph, discharged.
  Shafstall, R. L.,
    discharged.
  Stevenson, O. I.,
    discharged.
  Tabler, C. J., discharged.
  Walker, R. H., discharged.
  Wilson, M. R., discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company D performed guard duty in the city of Luray, including elevators, railroad oil tanks, etc.

Decoration services were conducted on May 30 of 1918 and 1919.

The unit participating in the Salvation Army campaign, escorting Liberty loan speakers, also other men of military importance.

COMPANY "E," 8TH BATTALION, Paradise.

Captain:
  Fred L. Benfield.

First Lieutenant:
  Wylie W. Martin.

Second Lieutenant:
  George E. Hendershott.

First Sergeant:
  Hockett, Penn.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Bourn, Elbert.

Sergeants:
  Booth, Brooks.
  Houser, William L.
  Kirkpatrick, Daniel.
  Mothershead, Ola F.

Corporals:
  Anderson, Elvis.
  Martin, Leroy R.
  Pooley, John.
  Post, Henry L.
  Wilcox, Norris W.
  Wines, Charley E.

Cook:
  Robbins, William.

Bugler:
  Miller, Zola F.

Artificer:
  Hutchcraft, Clarence S.

Privates:
  Allinger, Harmon.
  Barth, Henry C.
  Bartlett, Vernon C.
  Bartlett, William P.
  Bealby, Archie.
  Belby, Jimmie A.
  Bell, Hugh.
  Bell, Samuel.
  Boedeker, Lawrence.
  Bourn, James E.
  Bronson, Gussie.
  Brown, Vernon.
  Case, Clarence.
  Dawe, Francis W.
  Drury, Frederick.
  Dunlap, David.
  Dwinnelle, Ernest L.
  Dwinnelle, George E.
  Evans, Donald H.
  Fink, Chalen V.
  Fink, E. Zekell.
  Green, George O.

Privates-Concluded.
  Gruver, John A.
  Harrell, Robert M.
  Howard, John.
  Howe, J. T.
  Lewis, George A.
  Mack, Andrew S.
  Madson, Fred P.
  Martin, James P.
  Maupin, Ercil E.
  Maupin, Otto R.
  Mellard, Edgar A.
  Miles, George A.
  Miles, Manoah E.
  McNeal, Albert O.
  McGuire, Fred A.
  McGuire, Loyd W.
  Paulsen, Bruno.
  Pooley, Charley E.
  Pritchard, George W.
  Robbins, Charles W.
  Rogers, Guy R.
  Sauss, Wilbur.
  Shores, Bert.
  Spear, Francis L.
  Stanton, Charley.
  Stanton, Tob L.
  Sturdevant, Vernon O.
  Thurman, Homer.
  Wolf, Floyd.
  Wolf, L. Ellsworth.
  Worley, Sam C.
LOSSES.
Sergeants:
  Baedeker, Lawrence C.,
    discharged.
  Nordeen, Henry,
    discharged.

Corporals:
  Hamilton, Foster J.,
    discharged.
  Zimmerman, Claud A.,
    discharged.

Cook:
  Miller, John J.,
    discharged.

Bugler:
  Mothershead, Harvey R.,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Bell, Bentley, discharged.
  Clark, Bryan, discharged.
  Clark, Caric T., discharged.
  Hamilton, Chester D.,
    discharged.
  Henry, Joseph T.,
    discharged.
  Kirkpatrick, Ray B.,
    discharged.
  Manbeck, Charley E.,
    discharged.

Privates-Concluded.
  Markle, S. William,
    discharged.
  Post, Avery R.,
    discharged.
  Queen, Creed T.,
    discharged.
  Robinson, Albert A.,
    discharged.
  Roundtree, Guy W.,
    discharged.
  Staggers, Walton,
    discharged.
  Wolf, Frank,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company E assisted in all war work, including Liberty loan, Red Cross, and such other work as we could do.

The company was never called out for active guard duty, but practiced it with our other work.

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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