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HEADQUARTERS, 19TH BATTALION, Clay Center.

Major:
Carl M. Worley.
Captain and Adjutant:
Charles P. Portrum.
Captain and Surgeon.
Charles C. Stillman,

No activities reported.

COMPANY "A," 19TH BATTALION, Clay Center.

Captain:
  John Berglund.

First Lieutenant:
  C. H. Starr.

Second Lieutenant:
  I. J. Thornton.

First Sergeant:
  Brown, C. P.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Brown, H. C.

Sergeants:
  Barker, Leo F. Buchman, Arnold, Jr.
  Kerby, Warren.
  Prentice, W. H.

Corporals:
  Lawerance, R. E.
  Lyman, H. E.
  McKee, Will.
  Prather, O. C.
  Schaff, F. J.
  Starr, L. F.

Musician:
  Leipesberger, Andrew.

Artificer:
  McElroy, G. I.

Privates:
  Alquist, E. L.
  Baker, Allen R.
  Blanc, Clarence E.
  Bocakos, James G.
  Burtis, O. B.
  Carlson, Edward J.
  Carson, J. C.
  Carson, V. W.
  Chestnut, W. J.
  Cleland, W. B.
  Crawford, Guy A.
  Davis, Reis.
  Dudley, S. N.
  Engler, S. W.
  Glace, Roy.
  Grimison, J. G.
  Grundel, Elmer W.
  Hafner, Harry.
  Harner, Homer D.
  Harner, Wallace.
  Harris, Thomas C.
  Henshaw, Ashel.

Privates-Concluded.
  Henshaw, T. D.
  Householder, M. E.
  Johnson, B. W.
  Johnson, Con.
  Johnson, Victor.
  Jones, Claude.
  Kinman, H. L.
  Laflin, Delvin.
  Logan, Kenneth.
  Myers, Harry R.
  McIntyre, Leo.
  Neill, Wilber.
  Nordstrum, J. W.
  O'Donnell, J. F.
  Oberland, George.
  Priest, Giles W.
  Pyle, E. T.
  Reed, L. A.
  Reighley, Curtis.
  Ressler, O. R.
  Robinson, W. G.
  Scarce, J. L.
  Schrader, F. W.
  Schuette, M. E.
  Smith, James L.
  Spellman, D. L.
  Wixom, W. W.
  Woodside, J. N.

COMPANY "A," 19TH BATTALION, CLAY CENTER - Concluded.

LOSSES.
Sergeants:
  Gallaher, A. S.,
    discharged.
  Keener, W. E.,
    discharged.
  Woods, J. L. C.,
    discharged.

Corporal:
  Sterling, Roy,
    discharged.

Musician:
  Werner, Albert,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Absher, Wilber,
    discharged.
  Anderson, C. L.,
    discharged.
  Barker, Rex,
    discharged.
  Bell, E. L.,
    discharged.
  Binkley, Fredrick,
    discharged.
  Bradberg, Elliott,
    discharged.

Privates-Continued.
  Brenner, Julian,
    discharged.
  Briner, J. E.,
    discharged.
  Cavin, J. L.,
    discharged.
  Cowell, John,
    discharged.
  Deitrich, Mat,
    discharged.
  Emery, J. F.,
    discharged.
  Forslund, Erwin E.,
    discharged.
  Goeheen, Harry F.,
    discharged.
  Hagberg, Charles,
    discharged.
  Hagen, Thomas C.,
    discharged.
  Hammond, H. S.,
    discharged.
  Hammond, R. C.,
    discharged.
  Hemphill, Paul,
    discharged.
  Henry, Earl A.,
    discharged.
  Herter, John, discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Holcomb, D. W.,
    discharged.
  Kappelman, Henry F.
    discharged.
  Kay, Robert,
    discharged.
  Kirkpatrick, Charles E.,
    discharged.
  Lowden, Raymond D.,
    discharged.
  Machmer, Samuel,
    discharged.
  Myer, Carl E.,
    discharged.
  Peterson, Emit,
    discharged.
  Remmington, Allen T.,
    discharged.
  Ristine, Warren O.,
    discharged.
  Simms, Leo, died.
  Stafford, Paul, discharged.
  Telander, Warren,
    discharged.
  Trautwein, Ernest,
    discharged.
  Woods, Grant,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company A Performed guard duty in city during accident of city water and light plant; attended memorial for the first officer that died in France from Clay Center; helped in all local war activities; held public meetings at which pro-Germans were asked to explain their actions; also gathered affidavits against our county commissioner for his pro-German utterances which brought him before the district federal attorney who caused him to give $500 to the Red Cross and take $5,000 in Liberty bonds; assisted in burial for the boys that died in the camps and were brought back for burial; assisted the farmers during the last harvest by going out in the evenings and shocking about 300 acres of wheat for those who were unable to get help.

COMPANY "B," 19TH BATTALION, Clay Center.

Captain:
  L. Barker.

Second Lieutenant:
  Fred Kimbrough.

First Sergeant:
  Grobergh, George G.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Kimbrough, Bertehart.

Sergeants:
  Avery, Raymond E.
  Brill, William H.
  Howland, Edson S.
  Kiner, William B.

Corporals:
  Goheen, John C.
  Jansenius, Adolph A.
  Neef, Quids,

Corporals-Concluded:
  Maggs, Will.
  Selvage, George, W.
  Thomas, Hugo Q.

Cooks:
  McKean, Hiram.
  Thompson, Harvey W.

Musicians:
  Hafner, Otto H.
  Smith, Charley W.

Artificer:
  Lee, Robert L.

Privates:
  Brooks, Thomas.
  Funnell, Christopher J.
  Funnell, William H.
  Haden, Clyde W.
  Haden, Joseph.

Privates-Concluded.
  Hemphill, Benjamin F.
  Hill, Lewis W.
  Ingamells, Gerald.
  Kimbrough, Charles.
  Kramer, Joseph G.
  Kramer, Leon R.
  Lake, Elliott Harry.
  Mann, Charles F.
  More, Joseph.
  Morris, Clyde.
  Newton, Warren W.
  Olson, George E.
  Osbourn, Floyd.
  Osbourn, Glen.
  Osbourn, Ray.
  Pederson, Raymond P.
  Reed, George W.
  Reed, Budd.
  Richardson, Isaac N.
  Selvage, Robert J.
LOSSES.
First Lieutenant:
  William C. Opfer,
    resigned.

First Sergeant:
  Warner, Charles P.,
    discharged.

Sergeants:
  Laybourn, William L.,
    discharged.
  Ramsey Charles,
    discharged.
  Smith, Harry F.,
    discharged.

Corporals:
  Dunlap, Bryan A.,
    discharged.
  Lacy, Ira M.,
    died.
  Lake, David J.,
    discharged.

Corporals-Concluded:
  Smith, Kent E.,
    discharged.
  Walker, Lyle D.,
    discharged.

Musician:
  Leipersherger, Andrew G.,
    transferred.

Privates:
  Anderson, Ruben,
    discharged.
  Brannan, James,
    discharged.
  Cowing, James,
    discharged.
  Johnson, Oscar E.,
    discharged.
  Johnston, Fred A.,
    discharged.
  Lawhon, Samuel E.,
    discharged.

Privates-Concluded.
  Linquist, Lewis,
    discharged.
  More, Glen,
    discharged.
  Morris, Edison W.,
    discharged
  McGee, Hugh,
    discharged.
  McGee, James S.,
    discharged.
  Panton, Bernard B.,
    discharged.
  Schiltz, Joseph,
    discharged.
  Starkweather, William S.,
    discharged.
  Stratton, Evert,
    discharged.
  Williams, Charles B.,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company B, Kansas State Guards, was composed of the common laboring class. On inquiry I learn that about sixty per cent of my men bought Liberty bonds of different denominations. Nearly all joined the Red Cross, and were active in all movements to aid in winning the war. Lieutenant Kimbrough and myself were special war deputies and we had the men to look sharp after pro-Germanism.

The company was drilled regularly twice a week all summer and fall until the influenza broke in on us. Company B was considered one of the best drilled units in the county.

We performed no guard duty as there was none to do. The men were loved, and could be depended on in any emergency.

COMPANY "C," 19TH BATTALION, Morganville.

Captain:
  Arthur S. Marshall.

First Lieutenant:
  L. D. Huff.

Second Lieutenant:
  Guy A. Crawford.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  W. Taddiken.

First Sergeant:
  Patterson, Dewey.
  Seitz, Elmer.
  Walker, Virgil.

Corporals:
  Blaker, Rudolph L.
  Kappelman, G. B.
  Wickland, Carl.

Musician:
  Marshall, Cameron F.
  Purves, James R.

Chaplain:
  Allen, E. V.

Privates:
  Ahlberg, Andrew.
  Ahlberg, O. F.
  Anderson, C.
  Ashton, Joe.
  Berggren, Arthur M.
  Berggren, Axel F.
  Bodine, G. I.
  Carlson, Sidney.
  Carson, E. L.
  Dacon, James.
  Dagan, Clyde.
  Davis, R. N.
  Doran, A. E.
  Eilers, Ernest.
  Fisher, Bert C.
  Gennett, James.
  Gray, Albert F.
  Hayes, H. G.
  Hughes, J. G.
  Jacobson, David.
  Johnson, C. A.
  Johnson, Carl R.
  Johnson, Charles A.
  Johnson, Ernest.
  Lakeman, Gus.
  Lakeman, William.
  Lennard, William H.
  Longren, S.
  Mead, W. P.
Privates-Concluded.
  Mellies, Herman.
  Mellies, J.
  Merten, H. J.
  Nelson, Carl.
  Osberg, Theo.
  Perreault, George.
  Peterson, Anton.
  Peterson, Elmer.
  Peterson, George.
  Reed, W.
  Roser, Frank.
  Sanders, Henry.
  Schwab, W.
  Smee, Cyril.
  Stewart, Ernest.
  Thornton, C.
  Wang, Leonal.
  Weiss, Henry.
  Wiberg, E.
  Wible, Howard W.
  Wickland, Andrew G.
  Wilkerson, Bryan.
  Wilkerson, Elmer.
  Woolsey, Thomas H.
  Young, George.
  Young, Peter.
LOSSES.
Captain:
  L.V. Howell,
    resigned.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Peterson, Albert P.,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Bahmer, John F.,
    discharged.
  Craig, Harry,
    discharged.
  Lakin, Elmer W.,
    discharged.
  Love, Frank,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Peterson, Erek,
    discharged.
  Petty, James,
    discharged.
  Wang, John,
    discharged.
  Wicklund, Axel,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Except for a few military funerals this organization took part in no war activities of a public nature, but its influence upon the community was far-reaching.

By giving public drills and attending public gatherings, as an organization, it did much to quell the pro-German propaganda and at the same time arouse the dormant patriotism of our citizens. Many of the boys who went to the army received valuable preliminary training in our company.

We feel that in a measure we have kept the faith of our fathers.

COMPANY "D," 19TH BATTALION, Clifton.

Captain:
  Greer M. Worley.

First Lieutenant:
  Edgar M. Nunally.

Second Lieutenant:
  Arthur L. Haynes.

First Sergeant:
  Baldwin, James H.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Obrien, Harry.

Sergeants:
  Caywood, Forest C.
  Mowrey, Walter Frank.
  McQuillen Edward J.
  Selig, Frank L.

Corporals:
  Bloom, Albert C.
  Caywood, Emory W.
  Clark, Everett H.
  Kramer, Cornelius.
  Smies, Henry E.
  Steinmetz, Peter H.
  Van Scoyc, William M.

Musicians:
  Barleen, Dale.
  Robison, George W.

Artificer:
  Johnson, Joseph D.

Privates:
  Allen, Orville M.
  Anderson, Arthur Ray.
  Bachtel, Charles E.
  Banley, Alfred H.
  Barnhard, Merrill Jacob.
  Barrows, Murlin C.
  Becotte, Fred.
  Beyer, Nicholas.
  Bonar, Leonard R.
  Bullimore, Thomas.
  Cassity, Floyd D.
  Coates, John P.
  Cook, Ray M.
  Cusac, George H.
  Demarteau, Alva.
  Demarteau, Charles.
  Dolan, George K.
  Dolan, Max.
  Dyer, William H.
  Finkbinder, Elmer.
  Flora, William.
  Ford, Elmer.
  Gallagher, George.
  Gardner, Guy C.
  Grate, Lewis Henry.
  Harbaugh, Malcom E.
  Harper, George H.
  Harris, Adelbert Smith.
  Haynes, Carrol.
  Haynes, Scott.
  Head, Ivan Francis.

Privates-Concluded.
  Hill, Elmer.
  Hurley, Jesse Sam.
  Jansenius, August.
  Johnson, Ralph.
  Jones, William D.
  Lakin, George.
  Lisher, Stanley.
  Loyd, Earl C.
  Loyd, Emory.
  Marisette, Alfred E.
  Murdock, William H.
  Ostrander, Wallace H.
  Peterson, Peter.
  Pinder, Thomas B.
  Rand, Roy.
  Raines, Cecil.
  Raines, Lanel Otis.
  Rhodes, Louis.
  Roberts, Lorenzo D.
  Roy, Walter A.
  Sager, Bert M.
  Sager, Gilbert E.
  Shields, Clyde.
  Steinmetz, Theodore.
  Temple, Kenneth A.
  Temple, Ray D.
  Truex, Dean S.
  Turner, Edmond J.
  Walters, Warren W.
  Watson, Nordice J.
  Woody, Merle R.
  Wright, Benjamin F.
  Young, Ralph L.
  Young, Walter C.
LOSSES.
Privates:
  Berner, Clifford,
    discharged.
  Bowley, Edmund G.,
    discharged.
  Brown, George A.,
    discharged.
Privates-Continued.
  Dolon, Claire H.,
    discharged.
  Foster, Lawrence, died.
  Glasco, Fred A.,
    discharged.
  
Privates-Concluded.
  Graves, Charley L.,
    discharged.
  Wood, Maltbic B.,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company D held semi-weekly drills on Tuesday and Friday nights. School for noncommissioned officers was established and continued. Exhibition drill at Palmer, June, 1918. Participated in battalion drill at Morganville, July 4, 1918; Wakefield, in battalion manuevers, July 18, 1918. Participated in competitive drill Clay Center, August 18; Clifton, State Guard picnic, August 22 and 23; exhibition drill August 22, 1918. Held competitive drills August 23, 1918, with twelve companies competing, under supervision of Major Carl Worley, Major Deweese of the national army, Camp Funston, acting judge of contests. Battalion drill at Morganville, August 18.

COMPANY "E," 19TH BATTALION, Wakefield.

Captain:
  George W. Smith.

First Lieutenant:
  Henry S. Carez.

First Sergeant:
  Heskett, Kelly R.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Workman, Edwin A.

Sergeants:
  Alsop, John R.
  Brodhead, John E.
  Gates, William P. K.
  Guy, Arthur L.
  Williams, Clifford S.

Corporals:
  Billingham, Edward J.
  Hawes, George E.
  Jevons, William.
  Marshall, William L.
  Martins, Robert R.
  McIntire, James B.
  Reed, Claud L. R.

Privates:
  Avery, Henry A.
  Avery, Herman W.

Privates-Continued:
  Barnes, Ira.
  Batchelor, Arthur P.
  Batchelor, Percy F.
  Beatty, John P.
  Billingham, Walter G., Jr.
  Bradbury, Howard.
  Budden, Sidney S.
  Cowell, Chas. S.
  Cross, James R.
  Decker, Ralph G.
  DeYoung, Pete.
  Dodson, Fred.
  Eustace, Allen L.
  Exley, Lawrence.
  Faidley, Curtain.
  Faidley, Floyd.
  Faivre, Adrian L.
  Faulkner David H.
  Frazee, Hile.
  Gardner, Glen G.
  Gaston, William C.
  Gates, Andrew P.
  Guy, Richard.
  Haden, William.
  Heath, Henry H.
  Heim, Niles E.
  Hewitt, Walter H.
  Koerner, Henry.
  Kregar, George.
  Kregar, Leroy.
  Kregar, William H.
Privates-Concluded:
  Kynaston, William J.
  Lockridge, Robert M.
  Marshall, John P.
  Martin, Guy A.
  Mickey, Chester A.
  Moyer, John M.
  Moyer, William.
  Myers, Fred C.
  Myers, J. W.
  Myers, William H.
  Neimoller, August.
  Neimoller, Benjamin.
  Nelson, Jacob.
  Price, Albert E.
  Ring, James M.
  Schaules, Ross B.
  Shepperd, Lee.
  Shiltz, John M.
  Sparrowhawk, Lawrence.
  Sparrowhawk, Norman R.
  Streeter, James B.
  Swezey, Harold R.
  Towle, Charles A.
  Walter, Percy R.
  Walters, Levi S.
  Weaver, Jesse C.
  Wofford, Wallace.
  Younkin, John M.
LOSSES.
Second Lieutenant:
  Elmer A. Myers, resigned.

First Sergeant:
  Brown, Stanley M.,
    discharged.

Corporals:
  Hawes, Elmer N.,
    discharged.
  Show, Harry, discharged.

Privates:
  Baker, Harry F.,
    discharged.
  Billingham, Walter S.,
    discharged.
  Broadhead, Richard,
    discharged.
  Faidley, Jeremiah,
    discharged.
  Fentein, Harry, discharged.
  Fentein, Henry, discharged.
  Gardner, Ralph,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded:
  Mitchell, Jesse J.,
    discharged.
  Myers, William,
    discharged.
  Reed, James J., discharged.
  Shepperd, William T.,
    discharged.
  Sparling, Harry M.,
  Sparrowhawk, John,
    discharged.
  Weaver, Leonard H.,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company E was recruited and mustered into state service on June 27, 1918, by Captain George W. Smith, Kansas State Guard, and drilled twice weekly until the signing of the Armistice, November 11, 1918.

The unit participated in two battalion drills and two competitive drills; drilled several members of the national army in the first rudiments of military tactics, also assisted in Red Cross and Liberty loan campaigns.

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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