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HEADQUARTERS, 12TH BATTALION, Athol.

Major:
  J. G. Albright.

No report received as to any activities.

COMPANY "A," 12TH BATTALION, Athol.

Captain:
  Frank C. Levengood.

First Lieutenant:
  Albert E. Boyce.

Second Lieutenant:
  Jesse W. Boyce.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Plitcher, Henry,

Sergeants:
  Cowan, A. M.
  Cowan, J. C.
  Maine, C. 0.
  Phetteplace, W. J.
  Scott, W. D.
  Wagonblast, Earl.

Corporals:
  Gillett, C. L.
  Hecht, A. J.
  Simmonds, E. T.
  Vanderpool, Forest.

Artificer:
  Isett, Jesse G.

Privates:
  Badders, B. B.
  Badders, Dan.
  Beller, C. L.
  Beller, George.
  Brown, Riley.
  Bucklin, J. W.
  Calkin, Fred.
  Calkin, Martin F.
  Conaway, Fay.
  Conaway, Guy.
  Critchfield, William.
  Cronin, George.
  Ellis, Edward.
  Goldsmith, C. A.
  Greuerholz, Walter H.
  Heatherington, C. L.
  Henry, F. 0.
  Holcomb, D. C.
  Kendall, Bernard.
  Kimball, Edgar L.
  Kirkendall, Willie.
  Lind, Edwin.

Privates-Concluded.
  Lynch, William.
  Miller, Thomas.
  Moore, Clarence.
  Moore, Roy.
  McNulty, Guy.
  Naumann, Otto.
  Oentrich, John.
  Panter, John.
  Panter, Reed.
  Panter, William.
  Paxton, Asa.
  Phetteplace, Earl.
  Rapp, Walter A.
  Rice, E. 0.
  Richardson, Floyd.
  Rupert, G. W.
  Stickels, Guy.
  Suchland, Carl.
  Suchland, Cecil.
  Tucker, Roy.
  Wall, M. J.
  Wall, Walter.
  Wertz, Floyd E.
  Wood, Hollis.
  Zabel, Emil H.
LOSSES.
Musician:
  Frazier, Glen, discharged.

Privates:
  Bartholomew, William,
  discharged.
  Beahm, Oscar, discharged.
  Denman, Aden W.,
  discharged.

Privates-Continued.
  DeVaul, Oscar, discharged.
  Henning, Steve W.,
  transferred.
  Hazen, James C.,
  discharged.
  Hazen, James L.,
  discharged.
  Moore, Riley, discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Rapp, Leonard, discharged.
  Semmered, Loyal B.,
  discharged.
  Shaw, Leslie V.,
  Stoop, 0. J., discharged.
  Werth, Leslie, discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

This organization met for drill once every week and for battalion drill every two weeks when weather conditions would permit. The period of drill was three hours.

We did no active guard duty, but always stood in readiness should the call come. members helped with Red Cross and Liberty loan drives and were always on parade at patriotic ceremony.

COMPANY "B," 12TH BATTALION, Gaylord.

Captain:
  Jack C. L. Seeves.

Second Lieutenant:
  Duvall, Jasper.

First Sergeant:
  Lewellen, Percy R.

Sergeants:
  Hays, A. W.
  Hays, Harry.
  Staub, George.
  Tallman, E. W.

Corporals:
  Gledhill, A. E.
  Hobbick, Harkey.
  Iden, Lloyd.
  Markham, R. F.
  Ratcliff, Haorld.
  Ratcliff, Harry.
  Wells, Joseph.

Privates:
  Abernathy, John.
  Alaway, John, Jr.
  Atkinson, H. C.
  Atkinson, J. A.
  Atkinson, W. H.
  Beck C. A.
  Bodel, J. W.

Privates-Continued.
  Bodle, D. T.
  Bodle, Frank.
  Bodle, Grover.
  Brake, Waldie.
  Carter, Charles.
  Carter, Harvey Ray.
  Campbell, C. 0.
  Clydesdale, W. J.
  Conrad, Virgil.
  Dolloff, Herb.
  Dolloff, J. G.
  Dolloff, Sam.
  Dolloff, W. H.
  Easch, Ed.
  Eller, Floyd.
  Eller, Huston.
  Farrell, Jim F.
  Farrell, J. M.
  Farrell, T. P.
  Gates, Ray.
  Gresier, A. C.
  Grogan, E. L.
  Hammond, G. H.
  Hammond, Vern.
  Heiden, Charley.
  Houser, Morris.
  Howe, Sam.
  Jacobs, E. H.
  Jacobs, Volna G.
  Johnson, Allen.
  Johnston, Orb.
  Kalbfleish, Harold.
  Kemp, Earl.
Privates-Concluded.
  Koontz, 0. L.
  Legg, D. E.
  Lenan, George.
  Lloyd, Harry.
  Lyall, Benjamin.
  Mahin, Hilary.
  Mahin, Ross.
  Martin, Glen.
  Martin, H. M.
  Martin, R. E.
  Mathes, Lloyd.
  Miller, Charles.
  McClain, Arthur.
  McNall, Ben.
  McNall, Milo.
  McNary, 0. J.
  Putman, Donald.
  Ratcliff, Walter.
  Roach, Acl.
  Roach, Earl.
  Rubendall, A. E.
  Rubendall, Roy.
  Sonnenburg, Milo.
  Stephenson, L. C.
  Stranathan, B. C.
  Swank, L. E.
  Tailor, Charles.
  Waite, J. M.
  Watkins, George.
  Windschuffel, Walter.
  Wise, George.
  Wolfe, David.
LOSSES.
First Lieutenant:
  J. W. Scott, discharged.

Corporals:
  Stephenson, Paul,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Finch, J. F., discharged.
  Goodwin, Hugh,
    discharged.
  Johnson, Roy, discharged.
  Kendall, J. C., discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Mahin, Roy, discharged.
  McCallum, J. D., died.
  Nash, Charles, discharged.
  Roach, Emery, discharged.
  Sellers, Percy, discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

This company participated in Liberty loan and Red Cross campaigns.

COMPANY "C," 12TH BATTALION, Cedar.

Captain:
  William L. Kern.

Second Lieutenant:
  James Chapin.

First Sergeant:
  Hain, George R.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Harris, Homer E.

Sergeants:
  Kelling, Harvey J.
  Kelling, Ralph E.
  McFillen, Roy L.
  Robertson, Guy A .

Corporals:
  Byfield, Ora.
  Frutiger, Elmer L.
  Gaddis, Clarence E.
  Kelling, Fred J.
  McCormick, Charley A.
  Sears, Leonard E.

Cook:
  Rice, Robert R.

Musicians:
  Kallish, Lewis E.
  Simpson, Will.

Privates:
  Abernathey, Perry C.
  Alfler, Theodore T.
  Barb, Everett C.
  Black, Dewey E.
  Byfield, Artie.
  Byfield, Carl E.
  Casteel, Lem.
  Cole, George M.
  Cole, Lafe L.
  Davis, William H.
  Dillon, Forest J.
  Dillon, George W.
  Duston, Clarence E.
  Ewings, Ralph.
  Fetrow, Franklin E.
  Fetrow, Horace B.
  Fetrow, Leland C.
  Fetrow, William H.
  Frutiger, Lesley W.
  Gaddis, Vanus I.
  Gebers, Frederick C.
  Hawley, Frank M.
  Heltzel, Chester V.
  Hofer, Elmer J.

Privates-Concluded.
  Hutson, Albert M.
  Hutson, Arthur W.
  Iden, Frank M.
  Kallash, Joseph F.
  Kelling, Frank L.
  Kendrick, Walter E.
  Kern, Edward L.
  Kinion, Richard E.
  Mahin, Clarence E.
  Mahin, Melvin K.
  McNeil, James H.
  McNeil, Lenard L.
  Morrison, Bela G.
  Newbrey, Jat 0.
  Newbrey, John W.
  Nonamaker, Arthur.
  Nonamaker, George B.
  Nonamaker, Wilson.
  Roseberry, Everett E.
  Roseberry, George G.
  Sears, Alba E.
  Sears, Merle M.
  Sears, Otto R.
  Smith, Bert F.
  Smith, Harold C.
  Sweat, Solomon L.
  Walker, Orris T.
  Wolfe, Leland J.
LOSSES.
First Lieutenant:
  Melvin J. Hibbs,
    discharged.

Second Lieutenant:
  Isaac S. McCormick,
    discharged.

Sergeant:
  McCormick, Carl S.,
    discharged.

Artificer:
  Crosby, Archie, discharged.

Musician:
  Slade, Ralph L.,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Bane, Harry W.,
    discharged.
  Farley, Andrew F.,
    discharged.
  Fetrow, Leslie R.,
    discharged.
  Hale, Denver M.,
    discharged.
  Mahin, Ross L.,
    transferred.

Privates-Concluded.
  McAlary, Arthur C.,
    discharged.
  Rohrs, Frederick,
    discharged.
  Smith, Winfield E.,
    discharged.
  Stivers, Ira E.,
    discharged.
  Wilson, John E.,
    discharged.
  Young, William H.,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company C, 12th Battalion, Kansas State Guard was never called upon or ordered to form any guard duty.

The company paraded at the ceremonies of laying the corner stone of the Smith co courthouse, 1918.

The organization actively supported Liberty loan drives and all Red Cross campaigns.

Only one member of the company had experienced actual military service, but the company attained a good degree of efficiency in military drill.

COMPANY "D," 12TH BATTALION, Kensington.

Captain:
  Charles M. Alspach.

First Lieutenant:
  Orlin H. Hinman.

Second Lieutenant:
  Ray Schoeni.

First Sergeant:
  McCracken, Ralph.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Shinkle, Lewis M.

Sergeants:
  Holcomb, Eugene E.
  Kunze, Wilbert F.
  Mills, John L.
  Schoeni, George E.

Corporals:
  Chance, Delaney A.
  Grauerholz, James W.
  Rodgers, Charles R.
  Theiler, Arthur G.
  Watts, Oscar J.
  White, Charles R.
  White, Clyde C.
  Williamson, N. Chris.

Musicians:
  Bronson, Lloyd.
  Rutter, Phil.

Cook:
  Dillon, Lex C.

Artificer:
  Sammons, Edmund L.

Privates:
  Addie, John.
  Ahlften, Rudolf H.
  Allen, Clinton E.
  Anthony, Edward.
  Atterbury, Thomas J.
  Billings, Walter R.
  Cave, Harvey M.
  Chance, Charles A.
  Cook, Stephen I.
  Cornell, S. Everett.
  Detwiler, Clarence E.
  Dilsaver, Forby.
  Drescher, Lyle S.
  Dimond, Ray.
  Fischer, Edward J.
  Frazier, Lewis V.
  Cates, Hugh H.
  Gooder, Allen H.
  Gooder, Delbert J.
  Gooder, Elmer H.
  Henshaw, C. Fay.
  Hilbrink, Charles F.
  Hobbs, Dow H.
  Jackson, Elmer.
  Johnston, Clem E.
  Kestler, Thomas H.
  Lamont, Charles W.
  Leatherman, John M.

Privates-Concluded.
  Leatherman, Walter D.
  Madison, George B.
  Madison, William M.
  Mahin, Oscar.
  McCarter, Milford C.
  McDonald, Cecil.
  Oliva, Frank A.
  Pyle, Leonard V.
  Reynolds, Alvin L.
  Reynolds, C. Austin.
  Reynolds, Frank.
  Rosenkrans, Henry.
  Rosenkrans, William.
  Schearer, John M.
  Schoeni, Virgil L.
  Schoeni, John J.
  Schoeni, Virgil L.
  Shinkle, John S.
  Simmons, Fred.
  Smith, Arthur.
  Smith, Barney C.
  Smith Clarence A.
  Smith, Elmer D.
  Smith John A.
  Stephens, Harley N.
  Thayer, George H.
  Theiler, Leo.
  Ward, Ralph H.
  White, S. Boone.
  Willits, Arthur W.

Auxiliary Members-Band:
  Kasson, Ruby.
  Oliva, Agnes A

LOSSES.
Captain:
  Guy R. Currier,
  discharged.

Second Lieutenant:
  George M. McKee,
  resigned.

Corporal:
  Wilson, Ernest D.,
  resigned.

Musician:
  Osborn, Clarence W.,
  discharged.

Privates:
  Anthony, Glenn L.,
  discharged.
  Bronson, Glenn,
  discharged.
  Detweiler, H. Allen,
  discharged.
  Furguson, David B., died.

Privates-Concluded.
  Hilbrink, Edwin F.,
  discharged.
  Rutter, Ed F.,
  discharged.
  Smith, Edwin L.,
  discharged.
  Stephens, Walter C.,
  discharged.
  Worley, H. Harold,
  discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

The Kensington home guards were mustered into the service of the state as the Kensington State Guards on April 16, 1918. As the company had no funds available at the time of its organization, the individual members purchased their own uniforms and about three-fourths of the members purchased old army Springfields, so that the company was really an armed force and were able to master the "Manual of Arms."

The company was active in the various Liberty loans and Red Cross drives, and especially Were we in evidence at the Red Cross auction at which over $4,000 was raised in Kensington and vicinity.

At the signing of the armistice the company had charge of the big community celebration. A grand barbecue was planned, at which the company roasted a large ox, erected stands and accreditably served the mass of people gathered to vent their enthusiasm. Over $300 was rallied for the Red Cross. The event of the evening was the burning of the Kaiser's palace.

Our company enjoyed the distinction of having one of the best bands in the state. This band, believing that they could be of greater service enlisted in the navy, and after a short term of training at the Great Lakes naval station they were chosen for service aboard the S. S. George Washington, which carried President Wilson and his party to and from Europe.

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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