Franklin co. IAGenWeb

Franklin co. Military Records
WWI Soldiers born in Franklin county
who served from North Dakota

~Roster of the Men and Women who served in the Army or Naval Service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its Allies from the State of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918. Prepared and Published under the Direction of Brigadier General G. Angus Fraser the Adjutant General of North Dakota. By the authority of The Legislative Assembly of North Dakota. Bismark 1931. Four Volumes.

~Names extracted & transcribed for Franklin co. IAGenWeb by Sharyl Ferrall

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Transcriber Notes: The book does not elaborate, but I believe the following to be accurate (please let me know, if you disagree):

registrant = the soldier registered for the selective service draft
not a registrant = the soldier was not required to register for the draft for the reason given (ie: underage or enlisted prior)
place of induction = the place given is in North Dakota unless otherwise indicated

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Goss, Rollin Vincent
. Navy #1,614,430; not a registrant, enlisted prior; born, Sheffield, Iowa Apr 8, 1898 of American parents; occupation, student; enlisted in the Navy at Fargo on Apr 29, 1917; served on Receiving Ship, New York, N.Y. to July 25, 1917; Receiving Ship, Boston, Mass. to Aug 9, 1917; Harvard Radio School, Cambridge, Mass. to Oct 1, 1917; Receiving ship, Boston, Mass to Oct 3, 1917; USS Pennsylvania to Oct 10, 1917; USS South Carolina to Oct 31, 1917; Receiving ship, Norfolk, Va. to Jan 2, 1918; SS Munplace to Aug 31, 1918; Receiving Ship, Norfolk, Va to Sept 18, 1918; SS Munplace to Nov 11, 1918. Grades: Landsman Electrician, Radio, 155 days; Electrician 3rd Class, Radio, 212 days; Electrician 2nd Class, Radio, 194 days. Discharged at Great Lakes, Ill. on Feb 20, 1919 as an Electrician 2nd Class, Radio. (Vol 2 pg 1086)


Klinefelter, Glen W
. Army #3,950,431; registrant, Adams county; born in Dows, Iowa, Jul 2, 1886 of American parents; occupation, farmer; inducted at Hettinger on Aug 23, 1918; sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; served in 39th Field Artillery to discharge. Discharged at Camp Lewis on Feb 1, 1919, as a Private. (Vol 2 pg 1696)


Little, Charles Vernon
. Army #54,454; registrant, Williams county; born in Hampton, Iowa, Apr 24, 1894 of American parents; occupation, carpenter; enlisted in Co E, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard at Williston on Jul 20, 1917; served in Co E, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Co E, 164th Infantry) to Jan 18, 1918; Co I, 26th Infantry to death; overseas from Dec 15, 1917 to death; wounded, gassed, Jun 9, 1918. Engagements: Offensive: Aisne-Marne. Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy). died on Jul 22, 1918 of wounds received in action; buried in Grave 52, Row 9, Block B, Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, Aisne, France. Cited n General Orders No. 1, Headquarters, 1st division, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Jan 1, 1920, for gallantry in action and especially meritorious services. Entitled to wear a silver star. (Vol 3 pg 1915)


Little, Robert Leo
. Army #85,141; registrant, Wiliams county; born in Hampton, Iowa, May 18, 1895; occupation, carpenter; enlisted in Supply Company, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Minot, on Jul 14, 1917; called into federal service, World War, on Jul 15, 1917; served in Supply Company, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Supply Company, 164th Infantry) to Feb 3, 1919; Supply Company, 26th Infantry to discharge. Grade: Wagoner, Nov 1, 1917; overseas from Dec 13, 1917 to Jul 3, 1919. Discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa, on Sep 24, 1919, as a Wagoner. (Vol 3 pg 1916)


Morrison, Sidney Lewis
. Army #4,802; registrant, Stark county; born in Faulkton [sic Faulkner], Iowa, Dec 4, 1896 of American-French parents; occupation, student; enlisted in Co K, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Dickinson, on Jun 17, 1917; served in Co K, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, to Aug 22, 1917; Medical Detachment, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Medical Detachment, 164th Infantry) to discharge. Grades: Corporal, Jun 26, 1917; Private, Aug 13, 1917; Sergeant, Nov 6, 1917; overseas from Dec 15, 1917 to Feb 26, 1919. Discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa, on March 14, 1919, as a Sergeant. Previous military record: Co K, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, from Oct 7, 1913 to Nov 8, 1916; Mexican border service. (vol 3 pg 2229)


Riedel, William Henry
. Army # 2,787,183; registrant, Towner county; born, Scheffield, Iowa, Oct. 10, 1887, of German parents; occupation, farmer; inducted at Cando on May 24, 1918; sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; served in 26th Provisional Squadron (89th Spruce Squadron), to discharge. Discharged at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., on Jan 16, 1919, as a Private. (Vol 4 pg 2699)


Rieken, Harm
. Army # 4,045,521; registrant, Wells county; born, Ackley, Iowa, May 22, 1894, of German parents; occupation, farmer; inducted at Fessenden on July 22, 1918; sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; served in 41st Company, 11th Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade, to Aug 18, 1918; Headquarters Company, 42nd Field Artillery, to discharge. Discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa, on Feb 7, 1919, as a Private. (Vol 4 pg 2700)


Sharpe, Henry
. Army #472,596; registrant, Franklin county, Iowa; born, Hampton, Iowa, Dec 28, 1891 of Irish-American parents; occupation, farmer; inducted at Hampton, Iowa on March 22, 1918; sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; served in 31st Company, Coast Artillery Corps, Boston, to July 10, 1918; 2nd Battalion Headquarters, 73rd Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps, Boston to Sept 2, 1918; Fort Banks September Automatic Replacement Draft, Unit No. 6, to Oct 24, 1918; Headquarters, Heavy Artillery Training Battalion, Army Postoffice No. 733, to Oct 28, 1918; Tractor Artillery Replacement Battalion, 1st Army to Nov 12, 1918; Battery F, 44th Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps to discharge; overseas from Sept 23, 1918 to Feb 4, 1919. Discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa on Feb 20, 1919 as a Private. (Vol 4 pg 2929)


Sharpe, Luke
. Army #1,225,988; registrant, Ramsey county; born, Hampton, Iowa Jan 5, 1894 of Irish-American parents; occupation, chauffeur; enlisted at Grand Forks on Dec 15, 1917; sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; served in Quartermaster Corps, Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to (date not given); Motor Transport Company No. 405, Camp Wadsworth, S.C. to discharge. Discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa on Feb 25, 1919 as a Private. (Vol 4 pg 2929)


Shiley, Bennett Arthur
. Army #614,104; registrant, Cass county; born, Dows, Iowa, May 21, 1894 of American parents; occupation, salesman; enlisted at Omaha, Nebr. on Dec 6, 1917; served in 24th Balloon Company, Air Service, Signal Corps, to March 8, 1918; 29th Balloon Company, Air Service, Signal Corps to discharge. Grade: Chauffeur 1st Class, Feb 20, 1918. Discharged at Fort Monroe, Va, on Dec 25, 1918, as a Chauffeur 1st Class. (Vol 4 pg 2942)


Sketchley, Joseph Milton
. Army #2,370,634; not a registrant, enlisted prior; born Oakland*, Iowa March 15, 1892 of American parents; occupation, farmer; enlisted at Fort Snelling, Minn., on Oct 6, 1914; served in Co A, 3rd Engineers, to Jan 12, 1918; Co E, 319th Engineers, to March 18, 1918; Co F, 319th Engineers to April 13, 1918; Co B, 13th Infantry to discharge. Grades: Private 1st Class, Sept 1, 1916; Private Jan 2, 1917; Private 1st Class, Dec 30, 1917; Corporal, March 9, 1918. Furloughed to Regular Army Reserve at Camp Devens, Mass., on March 10, 1920, as a Corporal. Discharged June 4, 1920. (Vol 4 pg 2978)
*Note: there are several counties in Iowa with a town named Oakland; the transcriber does not know if this soldier was born in Franklin county or another Iowa county.


Smith, Wells Reed
. Army#2,143,756; registrant, Kidder county; born in Geneva*, Iowa April 24, 1894 of American parents; occupation, farmer; inducted at Steele on Sept 5, 1917; sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; served in Battery D, 338th Field Artillery to discharge. Grades: Corporal Oct 14, 1917; Sergeant, Nov 6, 1917; Mess Sergeant, May 1, 1918; Private, Dec 1, 1918; Cook, Dec 8, 1918; overseas from Aug 18, 1918 to Jan 5, 1919. Discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa on Jan 17, 1919 as a Cook. (Vol 4 pg 3021)
*Note: there are 2 other counties in Iowa with a town named Geneva; the transcriber does not know if this soldier was born in Franklin county or another Iowa county.


Trimble, Harry Clyde
. Army #3,688,679; registrant, Grand Forks county; born in Geneva*, Iowa, Mar 7, 1889, of American parents; occupation, college professor; inducted at Vinton, Iowa on Aug 30, 1918; sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; served in Company No. 17, 5th Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade, to Sep 14, 1918; Co B, Development Battalion No. 1, Camp Dodge, Iowa, to Sep 23, 1918; Chemical Warfare Service, Washington, D.C., to Oct 4, 1918; Furloughed to Dec 11, 1918; Unassigned, to discharge. Discharged at Fort Snelling, Minn. on Dec 16, 1918, as a Private. (Vol 4 pg 3282)
*Note: there are 2 other counties in Iowa with a town named Geneva; the transcriber does not know if this soldier was born in Franklin county or another Iowa county.

 

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