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HEADQUARTERS, 5TH BATTALION, Marion.

Major:
  Thomas B. Armstrong.

Captain and Adjutant:
  James R. Dilaplain.

Captain and Supply:
  James E. Evans.
Captain and Surgeon:
  George E. Eye.

No activities reported.

COMPANY "A," 5TH BATTALION, Marion.

Captain:
  George L. McKay.

First Lieutenant:
  Joe Hosea.

Second Lieutenant:
  W. O. Livingstone.

First Sergeant:
  Zeller, T. C.

Sergeants:
  Bond, William.
  Heinsohn, O. V.
  Kieferle, William F.
  Locklin, Charles S.
  Loveless, Ed F.
  Thompson, Charles W.

Corporals:
  Keller, S. J.
  LacKamp, W. L.
  McHenry, J. L.
  Penland, George M.
  Powell, Will N.
  Watson, Charles L.
  Yost, Guy.

Buglers:
  Baker, F. L.
  Hildwein, L. O.

Cooks:
  Powell, Bert.
  Powell, G. D.

Privates:
  Adams, I. E.
  Allen, Walter E.
  Baker, William, Jr.
  Blackim, James.
  Bland, Ralph.
  Bowlby, J. R.
  Brown, Frank S.
  Burket, Joe H.
  Christensen, Ben.
  Crist, Morton.
  Crouse, George L.
  Dietz, R. L.
  DuVall, John E.
  Ferm, C. F.
  Freeland, Elder.
  Gaunt William H.
  Haldeman, Sam W.
  Hannaman, J. C.
  Harding, William F.
  Hawkinson, Amos E.
  Herndon, Frank.
  Herndon, William A.
  Hoch, Wallis.
  Hoover, Frank S.
  Hunt, Bert.
  Ireland, Frank.
  Jelley, J. Walter.
  Jenkins, Benjamin W.
  King, Roscoe.
  Kline, Charles.

Privates-Concluded.
  Leavitt, Charles A.
  Lehman, Lloyd.
  Minton, Henry J.
  Mott, Lewis.
  Moulton, C. Ross.
  Mullen, C. H.
  Penland, Clarence.
  Penland, Roy.
  Pierce, Marion W.
  Powell, David H.
  Powell, John.
  Quisenberry, Alvah S.
  Reed, Lem S.
  Returner, William A.
  Roberts, Clarence.
  Robertson, Louis.
  Robertson, Wesley.
  Sallee, McClelland.
  Shahan, Paul R.
  Sheets, L. Ross.
  Siebert, Floyd.
  Sklenar, Jos. M.
  Slifer, Samuel M.
  Stewart, J. A.
  Summervill, William.
  Svitak, Rudolph.
  Thies, William M.
  Turner, Ira W.
  Waterman, A. L.
  Willey, Frank.
  Williams, Luther.
  Williams, Paul E.
  Wolf, Merrill B.
  Yeagley, John H.
LOSSES.
Captain:
  George L. McKay, died.

ACTIVITIES.

Company A assisted in some of the Liberty loan campaigns, and acted as police at several patriotic rallies and celebrations.

COMPANY "B," 5TH BATTALION, Hillsboro.

Captain:
  P. H. Heibert.

First Lieutenant:
  George Lucas.

Second Lieutenant:
  Leon Harms.

Sergeants:
  H. K. Janzen, Q. M. S.
  Fred Foth.
  Jack Manahan.
  Phil Thurdin.

Corporals:
  Harry H. Dyck.
  Henry Friesen.
  Andrew Feil.
  Herman Heibert.

Cook:
  G. J. Scharffler.

Privates:
  Bacon, Gilbert.

Privates-Continued.
  Bacon, John.
  Leeds, William S.
  Bessel, Sam.
  Borten, Elmer.
  Borton, Harry.
  Branton, Clyde.
  Carter, Aubert.
  Devore, J. H.
  Dills, I. S.
  Dole, George.
  Dole, Logan.
  Dyck, Frank.
  Dyck, Harry H.
  Eichenour, Arthur.
  Eichenour, D. A.
  Gerstenhorn, Irwin.
  Haak, F. D.
  Hadel, H. H.
  Harms, Irvin.
  Herbet, Fred.
  Heibert, Herman.
  Heibert, John.
  Huenergardt, I. B.
  Jones, J. W.
  Jones, N. A.
  Jones, O. C.
  Kliewer, C. M.
Privates-Concluded.
  Letkeman, Edwin.
  Letkeman, Jim.
  Manahan, Jack.
  Merriweather, Clarence.
  Miller, Ray.
  Moske, Junior.
  Norris, Earl.
  Powers, R. Walter.
  Powers, Roscoe.
  Quiring, Sam.
  Riegle, Charles.
  Sailer, John.
  Savage, Charles W.
  Schaefeller, Adolph.
  Schaefeller, Howard.
  Schaefeller, Robert.
  Schlehuber, Ed.
  Schlehuber, John.
  Smith, D. Cameron.
  Toelle, Gregory.
  Vincent, Thomas.
  Walker, Roscoe.
  Walline, Arvid.
  Walline, Leonard.
  Williams, Ira.

COMPANY "C," 5TH BATTALION, Lost Springs.

Captain:
  J. E. Evans.

Second Lieutenant:
  Ed Hartkey.

First Sergeant:
  Shirk, Charles B.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Shupe, C. Earl.

Sergeants:
  Day, W. L.
  Kaiser, William H.
  McNicol, Fred.
  Smith, Goldman. Corporals:
  Bevan, Beral.
  Carlson, Fred.
  Hamble, Mark.
  Stevenson, Fred.
  Weylan, John.
  Wright, George.

Privates:
  Anderson, Arthur E.
  Belton, Frances T.
  Benhardt, Andrew.
  Benhardt, Henry.

Privates-Continued.
  Bevan, Hurbert.
  Bond, William T.
  Bowlby, John W.
  Brown, John C.
  Christnes, Arthur.
  Coleman, Charles W.
  Daltwilder, E.
  Daltwilder, Irvin.
  Day, Frank C.
  Davidson, Henry W.
  Evans, John E.
  Falk, A. M.
  Frober, John G.
  Gilbert, Harry A.
  Gilbert, Jesse E.
  Godfrey, Thomas.
  Gordon, Ross H.
  Hartkey, Henry C.
  Henry, Clarence W.
  Henry, James A.
  Hofman, George E.
  Jemberg, Victor.
  Johannes, John.
  Kaiser, Walter.
  Lietz, Leo.
  Mansas, James C.
  Mansan, Jeffrey.
  Martin, Joseph.
  Martin, M. M.
  Maslin, George L.
  Maslin, Wilford.
  Maslin, William M.
Privates-Concluded.
  Mills, Theodore.
  Monroe, Frank A.
  Mott, Charles E.
  Mowrer, Ezra P.
  McCoy, Harry.
  Nelrour, Roy.
  Novak, Chauncy.
  Onsby, Ernest.
  Petterson, Edgar J.
  Poppe, Edward.
  Rendt, E. H.
  Rhoman, F. H.
  Rhoman, Willam C.
  Racer, Ben J.
  Searing, Joseph L.
  Settergren, Enford N.
  Shields, Omer J.
  Shmeck, Frank.
  Shupe, B. F.
  Shupe, Wilford A.
  Sluby, Frank.
  Smith, A. B.
  Smith, Archie.
  Smith, William H.
  Strom, Louis V.
  Ucker, Earl B.
  Walter, Oswin H.
  Weylan, Claud.
  Weylan, John.
  Wharton, Richard.
LOSSES.
Captain:
  Edgar C. Freemole,
    resigned.

First Lieutenant:
  George G. Shirk,
    resigned.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Hanson, Ball,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Anderson, Albert,
    discharged.
  Freeman, Nimrod M.,
    died.
  Freeman, N. R.,
    died.

Privates - Continued.
  Jarvis, Elsworth,
    discharged.
  Kahus, John,
    discharged.
  Kahus, Willie,
    discharged.
  Kay, George,
    discharged.
  Merillatte, Ackley C.,
    discharged.
  Meyer, Otto,
    discharged.
  Mittz, Max,
    discharged.
  McNicol, Fred J.,
    discharged.
  Nellrouer, Hurbert,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Novak, Ralph,
    discharged.
  Piffer, Henry C.,
    discharged.
  Settergran, Martin,
    discharged.
  Shupe, Cyrus,
    discharged.
  Shupe, Eldon E.,
    discharged.
  Smith, Vern,
    discharged.
  Wenderbrandt, Charles F.,
    discharged.
  Wharton, Ira S.,
    discharged.
  Urbamka, Enos W.,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company C participated in all Liberty loan and charity campaigns.

COMPANY "D," 5TH BATTALION, Aulne.

Captain:
  J. C. Lewis.

First Lieutenant:
  Bert Richmond.

Second Lieutenant:
  T. M. Stinchcomb.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Duncan, C. W.

Sergeants:
  Carney, Fred J.
  Chapman, L. V.
  Ely , J. R.
  Smith, C. J.

Corporals:
  Carroll, C. M.
  Carroll, Orland.
  Harrison, O. E.
  McGinness, W. E.
  Nelson, Robert M.
  Newlin, James.
  Rosenberg, C. F.
  Wright, Bert.

Privates:
  Abel, W. H.
  Anderson, A. M.
  Anderson, R. T.

Privates-Continued.
  Black, Frank.
  Black, Peter.
  Carroll, George.
  Carroll, Rolland.
  Chapman, Ellis.
  Chapman, R. E.
  Davis, C. W.
  Davis, Glen.
  Deitrick, Vern.
  Dolmer, Owen.
  Ebright, A. S.
  Elliott, C. F.
  Elliott, Ralph.
  Ewert, Clarence.
  Ewert, Joe.
  Grosse, Harry.
  Grosse, Walter.
  Gunderman, J. C.
  Hall, J. E.
  Hansen, Frank R.
  Hansen, Hans.
  Hansen, P. F.
  Hansen , Sam.
  Harrison, Wayne.
  Heerey, Charles J.
  Hett, Lloyd.
  Jackson, Earl.
  Johnson, Arthur.
  Johnson, V. O.
  Kasper, Ed.
  Lararsen, L. P.
  McGinness, W. C.
  Nelson, Charles.
Privates-Concluded.
  Nelson, Chris.
  Nelson, George P.
  Nelson, Harry.
  Olsen, Carl.
  Pickard, _____.
  Richmond, Albert.
  Richmond, Frank.
  Richmond, H. G.
  Richmond, H. R.
  Richmond, J. F.
  Richmond, Joseph A.
  Richmond, J. J.
  Sandwell, A.
  Sandwell, Stephen W.
  Seibert, Oscar.
  Smith, George.
  Smith, Sam.
  Suffield, W. D.
  Thorp, A. R.
  Tucker, C. L.
  Turner, Floyd.
  VanScoik, S. A.
  Vaughn, Harry H.
  Vaughn, John W.
  Vaughn, Lloyd C.
  Wait, Edmond Ray.
  Waner, Robert.
  Wegerer, F. F.
  Wegerer, Francis.
  West, C. H.
  Williams, A. S.
  Winkley, Ed.
  Winkley, Lee.
LOSSES.
Privates:
  Black, B. H., transferred.
  Burkholder, Charles,
    resigned.
  Burkholder, James,
    discharged.
  Chapman, C. H.,
    transferred.
  Christenson, Ben,
    transferred.
  Deatrick, D. C., resigned.
  Dyck, Emil, resigned.
  Forchey, _____, resigned.
Privates-Continued.
  Grosse, Louis, transferred.
  Hansen, William, resigned.
  Johnson, Lohren, resigned.
  Kannangiesor, Otto,
    resigned.
  Kusch, Charles,
    transferred.
  Lehman Lloyd, resigned.
  Noll, J. T., resigned.
  Richmond, Clayton,
    resigned.
Privates-Concluded.
  Richmond Walter,
    resigned.
  Sandwell, Oswald,
    transferred.
  Sandwell, R. T.,
    transferred.
  Slaffort, W. E., resigned.
  Thorp, Rex, transferred.
  Traver, J. A., transferred.
  Winkley, L. C., resigned.

ACTIVITIES.

Company D assisted in all Red Cross drives and the Big Four drive, and practically all others of the same nature. The unit was especially diligent in looking after the tightwads and slackers, who resided in good old America, but whose sympathy was with the old country.

COMPANY "E," 5TH BATTALION, Burns.

Captain:
  Isedor L. Rowe.

First Lieutenant:
  Samuel W. Pyke.

Second Lieutenant:
  H. B. Lamborn.

First Sergeant:
  Godding, C. A.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Eakin, R. E.

Sergeants:
  Binford, Walter.
  Goad, A. F.
  Hennes, B. E.

Corporals:
  Bucher, A. L.
  Daley, J. W.
  Hammann, C. G.

Cook:
  Riggs, Ira.

Musicians:
  Hines, Forest. Smith, Ray.

Artificer:
  Binford, Herald A.

Privates:
  Branson, Arthur.
  Branson, Charlie.
  Branson, Oscar.
  Corfman, A. D.
  Dallke, Oliver.
  Dauber, Ed.
  De Bord, C. E.
  Freeman, John F.
  Freeman, Roy E.
  Gfeller, Arthur.
  Godding, Marc A.
  Green, Cloyce.
  Green, Earl.
  Hammann, Henry.
  Hart, H. J.

Privates-Continued.
  Heckenthorn, E. R.
  Holecek, James.
  Knausman, John G.
  Larsen, Julius L.
  Larsen, Robert J.
  Mills, Harry E.
  Morti, Ray H.
  McIntosh, Olen.
  McIntosh, William D.
  Nelson, Elmer F.
  Nelson, Warner.
  Norton, Floyd.
  Notz, J. F.
  Orr, Hilton.
  Riggs, Roddy C.
  Rowe, F. K.
  Sale, Herman E.
  Sayre, Glenn.
  Stackley, Jacob.
  Stackley, William.
  Walter, Harold J.
  Walter, W. F.
  Westerhaus, Leo.
  Wise, Dr. L. A.
  Vincent, Wilson.
LOSSES.
Privates:
  Morris, Cliff, resigned.
  White, Lewis, resigned.

ACTIVITIES.

Company E conducted five funerals; assisted in the Victory loan; also helped to raise the money for the Marion county soldiers, sailors and marine recruits.

This unit was not organized at an earlier date, due to the fact that a ban was placed on public meetings because of the influenza epidemic.

COMPANY "F," 5TH BATTALION, Florence.

Captain:
  Harry M. Clark.

First Lieutenant:
  A. E. Lunceford.

Second Lieutenant:
  Troy P. Bess.

First Sergeant:
  Hickman, Herbert P.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Norris, A. G.

Sergeants:   Aves, C. B.
  Rasher, William M.
  Hoasis, H. L.
  West, R. A.

Corporals:
  Bush, Lawrence.
  Eichenberger, Adolphas.
  Lincoln, George M.

Corporals-Concluded.
  Miles, Chester A.
  Myers, Chester A.
  Noll, Sam.

Privates:
  Aves, Harry.
  Bennard, Valentine.
  Bibler, Chester A.
  Breen, Harry.
  Bruner, Harry L.
  Bussell Bert H.
  Cloverdyke, Charlie.
  Cox, Roy Lee.
  Cummings, Oscar S.
  Danenfelser, Keith.
  Davis, Charlie.
  Edwards, Edward.
  Freeborn, A. F.
  Gentry, Jefferson D.
  Holton, Frances.
  Ireland, Frank.
  Irwin, Parker.
  Kent, George A.
  Kropp, Peter.
  Larkin, Frank.
  Mercet, Emil.

Privates-Concluded.
  Mercet, Julius.
  Martinot, Arthur.
  Martinot, Joe.
  Poinsett, C. A.
  Rensen, Albert.
  Robinson, Arthur.
  Robinson, John.
  Robinson, Richard.
  Rosiere, E. J.
  Ryan, James.
  Schriner, Paul.
  Slump, John A.
  Smith, Grover G.
  Smith, Ralph W.
  Soper, Sam.
  Statz, Eugene.
  Stearns, Oscar.
  Stinson, W. J.
  Tailor, Ora.
  Taylor, Fred.
  Thompson, Arthur.
  Thornill, William.
  Todd, J. M.
  Walker, John S.
  Williams, Harry.
LOSSES.
Sergeant:
  Riggs, Ernest D.,
    discharged.
Corporals:
  Mercet, Ernest M.,
    discharged.
  Statz, Ralph, discharged.
Privates:
  Balcom, Charlie,
    discharged.
  Beeththold, Fred,
    discharged.

Company F did not render a statement as to its 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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