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HEADQUARTERS, 7TH BATTALION, OLATHE.

Major:
  James S. Pellett.

No activities reported.

COMPANY "A," 7TH BATTALION, Olathe.

Captain:
  Ernest IV. Miller.

First Lieutenant:
  Homer M. Limbird.

Second Lieutenant:
  Robert C. Layson.

First Sergeant:
  Payne, Carman G.

Sergeant:
  Nelson, Al.

Corporals:
  Bunyan, Harry.
  Denby, William.
  Evans, J. Al.
  Prattler, Verne J.

Artificer:
  Allen, J. J.

Privates:
  Alderson, Samuel W.
  Anderson, Harry R.
  Anderson, Howard.
  Appleby, A. B.
  Bradshaw, John O.
  Brockway, Parker W.
  Carter, George E.
  Clark , Harry.
  Cooms, Guyune, B.
  Dawris, Carlton.
  Dawson, Austin J.
  Dixon, Hugh M.
  Evans, George.
  Fay, Rolland Cecil.
  Frey Clement V.
  Frye, Chauncy.
  Garrett, Earl N.
  Hardin, Frank E.
  Glover, Ellis.
  Henderson, George G.
  Hill, Albert N.
  House, Frank L.
  Howland, Sanford P.
Privates-Concluded.
  Knox, Eldon.
  Kueg, Charles S.
  Lawson, James E.
  Limbird, Richard.
  Little, Chauncy B.
  Lohman, Ben.
  Loquet, Arthur C.
  Lyons, Henry M.
  Macaubrie, Arthur R.
  McGee, Will H.
  Pelham, Ezekiel.
  Philip, Alfred.
  Philip, James W.
  Prather, Ernest R.
  Rush, Earl R.
  Ryan, William H.
  Shelton, R. L.
  Smith, Edward D.
  Swank, Clem A.
  Vigour, Ernest J.
  Waddell, Ross M.
  Watson, William S.
LOSSES.
Captain:
  James S. Pellett,
    promoted.

Corporal:
  Sanford, Lewis W.,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Harness, Jesse, discharged.
  Hershey, James H.,
    discharged.

Privates-Concluded.
  Lawson, Walter E., died.
  Redinger, Frank,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company A drilled at least once each week. The 7th Battalion drilled two or three times a month, assisting in conducting officers and noncommissioned officers' school once each week. Men, subject to military service, were given fundamental training in the school of the soldier. Manual of arms, squad leading and all close-order drill in units up to the battalion. We took up guard duty, informal guard mount, bayonet work, and spent considerable time on open order drill, skirmish, etc. This instruction proved valuable to many of our men who were taken in the federal service. We assisted in Liberty loan and Red Cross drives and in various patriotic celebrations staged at different times and battalion parades. On the Fourth of July we passed in review before Governor Capper and Adjutant General Huffman. At various times we furnished guard details for government aeroplanes which alighted in this vicinity. The company furnished military escorts at two funerals of men who died in United States service and escorts to various draft contingents as they were called. We furnished military police at several celebrations of various kinds and conducted several successful celebrations - one on the Fourth of July, and another on Armistice Day.

COMPANY "B," 7TH BATTALION, Olathe.

Captain:
  George W. Norris.

First Lieutenant:
  Adolph Conerus.

Second Lieutenant:
  Lindsay Harper.

Sergeants:
  Ewing, Charles.
  Millikan, Branson.
  Paulson, Henry.

Corporals:
  Moberly, Hobart.
  Ott, Harold.
  Root, Henry.

Privates:
  Allison, Kenneth.
  Allsup, Harry.
  Anderson, O. R.
  Caenen, R. F.

Privates-Continued.
  Carberry, Andrew.
  Cooper, Steven.
  Copeland, Harry.
  Coulter, Ray.
  Crane, Jasper.
  Davidson, J. L.
  Denly, Harry.
  Dennis, Carlton.
  Divelbiss, Nathan.
  Donohoo, Glenn.
  Duguid, John.
  Edgar, J. D.
  Francke, E. A.
  Gardner, Frank.
  Garwood, Fred.
  Gillihan, Albert.
  Gillihan, Clarence.
  Gillihan, Harry.
  Goodloe, Earl.
  Hannon, Ralph.
  Mathany, Clarence.
  Metzel, Frank.
  Moore, W.
  Murphy, Harold.
Privates-Concluded.
  McGee, Harvey.
  Oliver, Oliver.
  Pickering, I. A.
  Plummer, Joe R.
  Powell, Arthur.
  Rhoades, William J.
  Richardson, Austin.
  Robinson, Fred.
  Rogers, Bert H.
  Rowland, Joe.
  Simons, E. A.
  Smead, Harold.
  Spalek, Peter.
  Steele, Fred.
  Storch, Frank.
  Sutlief, George.
  Thompson, H. G.
  Tippin, Dr.
  Townley, Roy.
  Trotter, Samuel.
  Truppe, Caspar.
  Victor, Edward.
  Waddell, Max.
  Weber, W. H.

ACTIVITIES.

Company B drilled once a week. Average time put in at each drill, two hours. A battalion drill was held about twice per month. School for commissioned officers was held once each week; noncommissioned officers' school was held once each week. Acted as an escort to each contingent called into federal service from this county and assisted in raising funds for the Red Cross, as well as participating in all Liberty load parades. On Decoration Day the company acted under orders of the commanding officer of the Grand Army of the Republic, during thir[sic] ceremonies. Guard duty was performed on several government aeroplanes which landed at Olathe and stayed over night. As one of the units of the 7th Battalion, Company B passed in review before Governor Arthur Capper on July 4, 1918, at Olathe, Kan. Guard duty was performed on the several war exhibit trains while in Olathe.

COMPANY "C," 7TH BATTALION, Olathe.

Captain:
  Harlan D. Lanter.
   First Lieutenant:
  Wyatt E. Hayes.
   Second Lieutenant:
  Bert Gilbert.
   First Sergeant:
  Hedrick, Frank D.
   Sergeants:
  Ayres, Nelson B.
  Brown, Nathaniel Ross.
  Moll, Roy W.
   Corporals:
  Beckett, T. E.
  Caswell, Jesse C.
  Grogan, George L.
  Hunt, W. A.
  Moore, William H.
  Thiele, Julius.
  White, Frank B.
Cook:
  Cromwell, Ben D.

Musician:
  Dent, Roy F.

Privates:
  Anderson, Charles H.
  Beckett, Alf R.
  Berrey, Will.
  Brockway, S. M.
  Bronson, D. E.
  Buchholtz, Harry F. W.
  Cantrell, C. J.
  Carroll, E. G.
  Carver, Earl.
  Chamberlain, Marvin H.
  Cooper, Ernest.
  Couch, Vesper C.
  Cubbison, John G.
  Denman, E. G.
  Dolisi, E. C.
  Enright, Timothy.
  Ernst, Paul S.
  Frye, Westfall W.
  Gardner, Henry N.
  Goddard, C.
  Harley, J. T.
  Hitchcock, Charles E.

Privates-Concluded.
  Huggins, Walter M.
  Hundley, Robert C.
  Johnson, Charles.
  Johnson, Frank M.
  Jones, W. F.
  Kelly, J. V.
  Kennedy, John Wilbur.
  Mahaffie, Clarence H.
  Martens, Henry.
  Moll, Claud.
  Murray, R. C.
  McKaig, Arthur E.
  Neuhart, Arthur E.
  Pretz, Otto.
  Redding, Earl H.
  Reitz, William.
  Russell, Glenn E.
  Searcy, W. W.
  Snepp, John Howard.
  Van Goethem, Julien E.
  Van Goethem, Maurice H.
  Vaughn, D. W.
  Ward, John Anderson.
  Wilkerson, John M.
  Wood, Harrison B.
  Woodard, J. J.
  Yotz, Joseph Paul.
LOSSES.
First Sergeant:
  Smith, W. Clarence,
    discharged.

Sergeant:
  Morrison, Earl L.,
    discharged.

Corporals:
  Enright, John Francis,
    discharged.
  Martin, D. L., discharged.
  Rheem, R. H.,
    discharged.
  Sherrard, Guy H., died.

Musician:
  Ott, Darius Ralph,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Anderson, William,
    discharged.
  Burke, Edmund F.,
    discharged.
  Deshazer, E. F.,
    discharged.
  Hamill, Lloyd, discharged.
  Hammond, Albert,
    discharged.

Privates-Concluded.
  Hollenback, Frank P.,
    discharged.
  Hunter, Robert J.,
    discharged.
  Keenan, Robert S.,
    discharged.
  Kenton, Harry J.,
    discharged.
  Moberly, Hobart,
    transferred.
  Van Giethem, J. S.,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company C drilled once a week. Average time put in at each drill, two hours.

The 7th Battalion drill held from one to three times per month. School for commissioned officers held once a week; noncommissioned officer school, also, held once a week. The company acted as an escort to each contingent called into federal service from this county, and assisted in raising funds for the Red Cross, as well as participating in Liberty loan parades. On Decoration Day the company acted under orders of the commanding officer of the Grand Army of the Republic during their ceremonies. Guard duty was performed on government airplanes which landed at Olathe and stayed overnight. As one of the units of the 7th Battalion, Company C passed in review before Governor Capper on July 4, 1919, at Olathe, Kan. Guard duty was performed on war-exhibit trains while in Olathe.

COMPANY "D," 7TH BATTALION, Olathe.

Captain:
  H. O. Woodbury.

Second Lieutenant:
  Howard Hershey.

Sergeants:
  Gras, George W.
  Gray, Ralph.
  Moore, Albert.
  McClintock, H. S.
  Roberts, G. Arthur.

Corporals:
  Collard, E. Bert.
  Francke, Ed.
  Hendrix Price.
  Rennick, Elmer J.
  Scott, O. J.
  Wilson, Harry S.

Privates:
  Allison, Aaron.
  Ames, Earl.
  Blankenbeker, William.
  Childs, A. B.
  Collier, W. S.
  Delfo, Frank.
  Duke, J. F.
  Eldridge, Charles.
  Fick, Henry.
  Fisher, Scott.
  Frey, W. L.
  Fulton, Robert.
  Gillahan, James.
  Hannon, W. S.
  Hartley, Guy.
  Hershey, Isaac H.
  Kessler, James.
  King, Ralph.
  Lanter, F. R.
Privates-Concluded.
  Losh, William.
  Mahaffie, H. C.
  Mahaffie, Ira.
  Moberly, Lester.
  Norton, H. S.
  Philips, Carl.
  Pickering, Fred.
  Ruppelius, Harold.
  Ryan, F. J.
  Scrimer, M. M.
  Swackhimor, J. E.
  Ward, George.
  Williams, Frank.
LOSSES.
Sergeants:
  Mickie, Earnest,
    discharged.
  Scott, Ralph, discharged.
Privates:
  Petry, W. S., discharged.
  Wright, H. C., discharged.
 

Company D rendered no statement of any war-time activities.

COMPANY "E," 7TH BATTALION, Olathe.

Captain:
  Powers G. Porter.

First Lieutenant:
  Joe Fanon.

Second Lieutenant:
  William Ferbey.

Sergeants:
  Barnett, Charley.
  Jones, Dwight.
  Pratt, Sam.
  Robinson, Albert.
  Walker, Charley.

Corporal:
  Pratt, Bennie.

Privates:
  Baker, Harvey.
  Beechum, Charley.
  Bruce, John.
  Bruce, Ollie.
  Bruce, Russel.
  Caldwell, Lawrence.
  Cartwright, John.
  Duncan, Freeman.
  Fuel, Captain.
  Fuel, Clarence.
  Glover, Arbie.
  Holmes, James.

Privates-Concluded.
  Jackson, Andrew.
  Jenkins, Eugene.
  Lewis, Albert.
  Lewis, Claude.
  Lublett, Arthur.
  Manlove, Arthur.
  Manlove, Joe.
  Pratt, John.
  Robinson, Edward.
  Rollins, Walter.
  Tolbert, Buddy.
  Walker, Harry.
  White, Frank.

ACTIVITIES.

Company E participated in the second Liberty loan campaign.

COMPANY "F," 7TH BATTALION, Merriam.

First Lieutenant:
  William L. Pattison.

Second Lieutenant:
  Charles Loomis.

First Sergeant:
  Caudill, Millard F.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Bartberger, E. G.

Sergeants:
  Beazell, Howard.
  Blanton, Lester.
  Meyer, X. Ouray.
  McLeod, C. V.
  White, David IL

Corporals:
  Bartberger, W. C.
  Blattman, A. J.
  Fraser, Albert E.
  Garnett, Floyd S.
  Johnson, R. C.
  McAnany, R. A.
  McShane, L. L.
  Stark, L. H.

Bugler:
  Meyers, Walter.

Privates:
  Abbott, David R.
  Acker, Fred.
  Alden, Dell M.
  Alden, Will.
  Alden, Willis.
  Andrews, A. C.
  Briggs, Arthur.
  Brown, C.
  Brown, Clarence.
  Burns, George.
  Campbell, J. M.
  Cessna, G. H.
  Cessna, Phillips.
  Cox, L. A.
  Curry, Clyde L.
  Davis, F. F.
  Davis, G. L.
  Davis, R. O.
  Davis, T. W.
  Earnshaw, Harry L.
  Earnshaw, Robert.
  Eddie, Albert.
  Evans, W. C.
  Fairhurst, James B.
  Fisher, Ben.
  Fisher, D. U.
  Flinn, J. N.
  Flood, Glenn.
  Foster, Frank B.
  Fromer, Warner.
  Fronel, H. M.
  Gastle, William.
  Goddard, George W.
  Goddard, Raymond.
  Gueren, A. W.
  Heaton, W. H.
Privates-Concluded.
  Hoas, R. W.
  Holmberg, Arthur.
  Holmberg, Bert.
  Horner, H. H.
  Johnson, Fred.
  Johnson, George E.
  Keating, Jermiah.
  Kiser, Harvey M.
  Kiser, John E.
  Koehler, George N.
  Lahman, John.
  Larsen, R. O.
  Layman, E. W.
  Lowry, Thomas.
  Mangold, William C.
  Miller, Henry J.
  Munns, J. H.
  McAnany, Patrick D.
  Page, Robert E.
  Peachy, H.
  Peters, William.
  Seclenthaler, G. P.
  Smith, A. M.
  Spencer, William F.
  Staggs, W. E.
  Steinbaugh, Frank.
  Tarr, John D.
  Terry, Gifford V.
  VandeMiller, Charles C.
  Wager, John C.
  Wallegan, Art.
  Watson, Clem L.
  Whipple, Clarence F.
  White, John J.
  Williams, Paul H.
LOSSES.
Captains:
  Crist Neiman, resigned.
  Ridley S. Peirson,
    resigned.

Corporals:
  Ely, C. C., discharged.
  Goddard, C., discharged.
  Hill, Winnit, discharged.

Privates:
  Cochran, G. D.,
    discharged.
  Coleman, Paul, discharged.
  Collin, George Alfred,
    discharged.
  Earnshaw, H., discharged.
  Fleming, S. L., discharged.
  Flinn, Frank, discharged.
  Foster, Carl, discharged.
  Foster, F. R., discharged.
  Garrett, Gilbert,
    discharged.

Privates-Continued.
  Gillham, John W.,
    discharged,
  Hammer, M. C.,
    discharged.
  Huntington, F. W.,
    discharged.
  Jones, Freemont,
    discharged.
  Johnson, Novbert Z.,
    discharged.
  Johnson, Pete, discharged.
  Kuoff, Henry R.,
    discharged.
  Lawrie, Chester,
    discharged.
  Loy, N. W., discharged.
  Martens, Henry,
    discharged.
  Mullen, Hugh, discharged.
  McCoy, John M.,
    discharged.
  McMullen, Willard,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Pearson, A. A., discharged.
  Price, Gus, discharged.
  Sherman, A. L.,
    discharged.
  Shotswell, John,
    discharged.
  Smith, John M., discharged.
  Stevans, Austin,
    discharged.
  Stork, C. H., discharged.
  Sutton, D. F., discharged.
  Thompson L. E.,
    discharged.
  Thompson, Rufus,
    discharged.
  Whitfield, C. L.,
    discharged,
  Willson, George,
    discharged.
  Wise, H. S., discharged.
  Yotz, J. P., discharged.

Company F furnished no report as to activities.

COMPANY "G," 7TH BATTALION, Spring Hill.

Captain:
  Robert B. Nelson.

First Lieutenant:
  Ralph Davis.

Second Lieutenant:
  Fred H. Ricketts.

First Sergeant:
  Wilson, Ernest L.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Sowers, George S.

Sergeants:
  West, Carl M.

Corporals:
  Coons, Paul O.
  Dillon, David W.
  Ellis, George T.
  Lemen, John F.
  Miller, Chester W.
  Mossman, F. E.
  McVey, Roy.
  Simpson, G. A.
  Timmons, A. O.

Privates:
  Beattie, O. H.
  Boice, Robert O.
  Braden, James.
  Brown, Cecil F.
  Brown, Ellis.
  Brown, Elrod.
  Brown, Frank E.
  Brown, James E.
  Bunger, A. C.

Privates-Continued.
  Centrall, William M.
  Chamberlin, Gayle.
  Chamberlin, H. H.
  Chamberlin, Lewis.
  Coffia, Terry C.
  Conn, Albert.
  Conn, Earl H.
  Cook, George W.
  Cooper, W. H., Jr.
  Craig, Jecob H.
  Dalzell, E. Howard.
  Dalzell, Harry.
  Deseamus, George W.
  Dever, C. Olin.
  Dickey, Beryl.
  Dillon, James E.
  Drury, John.
  Duffield, Elmer W.
  Duffield, J. Grant.
  Duffield, Robert F.
  Eagan, Dr. R. E.
  Edwards, R. F.
  Ernst, Martin O.
  Fisher, Lawrence W.
  Fisher, Wilbur.
  Flanders, Truman E.
  Foote, John P.
  Gast, Edward G.
  Gay, Edward G.
  Hartley, B. F.
  Hartley, Horner.
  Heazeltine, Roswell.
  Helm, R. R.
  Hines, Alexander.
  Hines, Thomas.
  Holdren, David H.
  Hoover, Marsh E.
  Johnson, Rev. N. S.
  Jones, Henry B.
  Longenecker, Vernon O.
Privates-Concluded.
  Minnick, Charles H.
  Minnick, Ray E.
  Mossman, Harry E.
  Mower, Samuel.
  McVey, Thomas J.
  Neff, Homer H.
  Nelson, James L.
  Nelson, Stephen A.
  Newton, Lambert.
  Nicholson, M. L.
  Nicholson, Thomas H.
  Palmer, Willard C.
  Payne, Roy H.
  Phegley, Roy.
  Post, R. C.
  Ramey, George.
  Rennick, George C.
  Roofe, Paul G.
  Rush, William R.
  Russell, J. B.
  Samuels, Russell G.
  Shepard, C. Otto.
  Smiser, Arthur A.
  Smith, Eddie E.
  Stiles, Bert.
  Stiles, Osman.
  Strickland. Clarence.
  Thomas, Dr. O. Carl.
  Thomas, Roy.
  Tisdale, Lloyd.
  Weir, Charles.
  Weir, Grant G.
  Weir, Samuel A.
  Wilkerson, John E.
  Wilkerson, William F.
  Williams , Thomas.
  Wilson, Floyd J.
  Wirt, William B.
LOSSES.
Privates:
  Beaver, Bryce A.,
    discharged.
  Beaver, Dr. H. M.,
    discharged.
  Bryan, Stanford,
    discharged.
  Cuddeback, Frank J.,
    discharged.
  Foote, Harry E.,
    discharged.
  Hartley, Wilbur L.,
    discharged.
Privates-Continued.
  Jobe, Jesse, died.
  Johnson, Thomas W.,
    discharged.
  Morris, Glenn R.,
    discharged.
  Payne, Donald P.,
    discharged.
  Ramey, Roy, discharged.
  Russell, John E.,
    discharged.
  Smith, Charles H.,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Smith, Rev. Legh R.,
  discharged.
  Stanley, John H.,
  discharged.
  Stiles, Floyd M.,
  discharged.
  Stiles, Vernon, discharged.
  Weir, George G., discharged.
  Weir, Theodore,
  Weir, Earl J., discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company G drilled every Monday night after organization until the influenza stopped it in November, 1918.

The unit took second honors in the grand review before the adjutant general at Olathe, Kan., July 4, 1918.

Conducted military funerals at Spring Hill for Harry Foote, Jesse Jobe and Arthur Lancer. Assisted in conducting two military funerals at Gardner, Kan., for Harry Modlin and Earl Ashworth. Also assisted in conducting military funeral at Antioch, Kan., for Wm. Mark Everett.

The organization received $50 from Johnson county commissioners which was given to Spring Hill city for the purpose of preparing a parade ground.

Gave $15 to war workers campaign.

Cleaned up the business alleys of Spring Hill for the old boxes, etc., which were used in burning the Kaiser in effigy at the jubilee celebration when the armistice was signed on November 11, 1918.

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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