WORLD WAR I

Report of the Adjutant General of Iowa
For the Biennial Period Ended June 30, 1918
Published by the State of Iowa
Des Moines

     The office of the Adjutant General has been a very busy place during the past two years. The United States has been involved in two wars during this period. At the beginning of the
year 1917 the Iowa National Guard, with the exception of the Field Artillery, which was mustered out in December, was in  Federal service and was on duty on the Mexican Border guarding the border states from invasion.  The organizations were returned to their homes early in the year and by March 23, 1917 were all out of active service.
     On March 25, 1917 the President again issued a proclamation calling into active service a part of the National Guard from each state, preparatory to entering the World War. In Iowa the First Regiment of Infantry was called into service and placed on duty guarding bridges and munition plants.  By July 15, 1917 all other organizations of National Guard had been called into service.
     On August 5, 1917 all men who had been mustered into National Guard service were drafted into U. S. service.  This took the Guard entirely from under the control of the state.  By the latter part of August all Iowa units had left the state.
     Iowa Guard units sent into the service were all efficient, but it so happened that only one of them, the Third Iowa Infantry (168th U.S. Infantry) experienced any battle field service.  This regiment was a part of the 42nd or Rainbow, division, and was a composite organization, composed of the third and parts of the First and Second Infantry regiments.  Three-fifths of the enlisted men of the Third, when it left Iowa, had been for some time  in the ranks of this regiment.  Two-fifths were Guardsmen, transferred from the First and Second Regiments.  As a result it was truly a representative Iowa National Guard unit, and its brilliant achievements on the battle fields reflects credit upon the National Guard as a whole.

This information is taken from the book ""Report of the Adjutant General, Iowa" which is a listing of all the men  in the National Guard in Montgomery Co. and surrounding Counties.

The National Guard of Iowa, as of June 30, 1918, consisted of one brigade of infantry (3 regiments), First Infantry, Second Infantry and Third Infantry, as well as many other outfits. The Third Infantry was made up of fifteen companies, one of which was Company M, Red Oak, Montgomery County. These 3 regiments went on to fight in the battles of Lorraine, Champagne, Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel, Argonne and Sedan in France in World War I as part of the 168th Infantry of the famed Rainbow Division. Members of Company M are listed here.

Commissioned Officers

Ross, Lloyd D., age 42, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Captain
Briggs, Charles O., age 38, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, 1st Lieutenant
Christopher, John C., age 27, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, 2nd Lieutenant

Non-Commissioned Officers

Johnson, Oscar F., age 38, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, 1st Sgt.
Graves, Cecil B., age 24, res. Red Oak, born in Missouri, Supply Sgt.
Larson, Clarence Arthur, age 23, res. Red Oak, born in Nebraska, Sgt.
Ferguson, Donald V., age 22, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Sgt.
Fulton, W. Wayne, age 19, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa, Sgt.
Hamilton, Byron W., age 24, res. Pleasant Plain, born in Iowa, Sgt.
Hardwick, Russell, age 23, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Sgt.
Hawkins, Owen C., age 42, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Sgt.
Hobbs, Clem., age 24, res. Red Oak, born in Missouri, Sgt.
Lepley, James B., age 22, res. Red Oak, born in Pennsylvania, Sgt.
Longstreet, Glendon A., age 23, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Sgt.
McManus, Everett G., age 24, res. Cherokee, Sgt.
Shields, C. Floyd, age 23, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa, Sgt.
Shontz, William E., age 28, res. Correctionville, born in Iowa, Sgt.
Totty, Clarence, age 21, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Sgt.
Blank, Otis Paul, age 20, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Boustead, George R., age 39, res. Woodbine, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Brooks, Philip A., age 25, born in New Hampshire, Cpl.
Butler, John Donald, age 22, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Davis, Loren W., age 26, res. Libertyville, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Donovan, Timothy J., age 22, res. Cherokee, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Durfee, Benjamin F., age 19, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Enokson, Ruben L., age 22, res. Cherokee, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Fall, Henry H., age 23, res. Red Oak, born in Kansas, Cpl.
Faulkner, Lloyd E., age 27, res. Fairfield, born in Nebraska, Cpl.
Freeburg, Thure, age 23, res. Red Oak, born in Sweden, Cpl.
Gross, John J., age 29, res. Fairfield, born in Minnesota, Cpl.
Hart, Claude V., age 27, res. Cherokee, born in South Dakota, Cpl.
Hoke, Arnold, age 24, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Holtman, William H., age 29, res. Atlantic, born in Illinois, Cpl.
Killion, James W., age 23, res. Cherokee, born in Nebraska, Cpl.
Lepley, Edward C., age 19, res. Red Oak, born in Pennsylvania, Cpl.
Lewis, Russell, age 20, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Marcher, George O., age 21, res. Alta, born in Denmark, Cpl.
Morse, Jesse C., age 33, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Nelson, Carl O., age 21, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Oats, Reuben A., age 22, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Reiley, Oliver, age 18, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Roberts, Ralph E., age 20, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Salts, Ralph H., age 21, res. Fairfield, born in Indiana, Cpl.
Sanks, Chas. E. Jr., age 21, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Scott, Lloyd T., age 27, res. Cherokee, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Shaeffer, Harold, age 22, res. Storm Lake, born in Illinois, Cpl.
Smith, Jay D., age 19, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Stansberry, Lane E., age 23, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Swanson, Joseph C., age 22, res. Red Oak, born in Sweden, Cpl.
Wilson, Earl W., age 23, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Young, Raymond B., age 25, res. Hume, Illinois, born in Illinois, Cpl. 

Cooks, Musicians etc.

Hemenway, Ira A., age 23, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Cook
Roof, Lester L., age 29, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Cook
Taylor, Frank J., age 24, res. Villisca, born in Iowa, Cook
Gillfillan, Lee, age 37, res. Carson, born in Missouri, Cook
Elwood, George R., age 28, res. Red Oak, born in Nebraska, Mechanic
Lynch, Donald D., age 18, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa, Mechanic
Fife, Orville G., age 23, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa, Bugler
Smith, Omrie A., age 18, res. Red Oak, born in Missouri, Bugler

Privates 1st Class

Anderson, Clarence A., age 22, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Axline, Samuel E., age 35, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Bailey, William H. Jr., age 25, res. Red Oak, born in Missouri
Burkhart, George H., age 25, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Chew, Lester L., age 21, res. Elliott, born in Iowa
Clement, Carl C., age 20, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Comingore, Clifford E., age 24, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Cooks, Wesley V., age 25, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Crane, Ernest R., age 18, res. Cherokee, born in Iowa
Crowder, Frank C., (no age given),res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Dinsmore, Frank L., age 21, res. Farragut, born in Iowa
Dunn, Joseph A., age 25, res. Cherokee, born in Iowa
Dyvad, Carl C., (no age given) res. Sioux City, (no b.p. given)
Embree, Arthur H., age 24, res. Elliott, born in Iowa
Emry, Roy C., age 20, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Francen, Otto, age 29, res. Red Oak, born in Sweden
Gardner, Jess, age 24, res. Atlantic, born in Missouri
Gilbert, Flavil C., age 22, res. Libertyville, born in Colorado
Goodwin, Roy, age 22, res. Hampton (no b.p. given)
Hawkins, George H., (no age given) res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Hickman, Walter L., age 21, res. Henderson, born in Kansas
Hull, Clarence D., age 18, res. Fairfield, (no b.p. given)
Johnston, Harvey W., age 18, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Jones, Preston W., age 19, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa

Killion, Clarence R., age 23, res. Fairfield, born in Illinois
Kjar, Harold, age 18, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Klema, William J., age 23, res. Sutherland, born in Iowa
Kringel, Carl S., age 21, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Leyda, James B., age 19, res. Cherokee, born in Iowa
McMurray, Charles, age 23, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Mefferd, Charles, age 24, res. Woodbine, born in Iowa
Miller, Henry, age 19, res. Red Oak, born in Kansas
Morrill, Loyd L., age 18, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Moyer, LeRoy E., age 24, res. Cherokee, born in Pennsylvania
Nelson, Rollie B., age 20, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Peterson, Harold H., age 21, res. Aurelia, born in Illinois
Phelps, Arthur, age 25, res. Henderson, born in Iowa
Russell, Austin O., age 21, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Schaefer, William E., age 26, res. Fairfield, born in Ohio
Sharkey, William H., res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Shay, William A., age 22, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Shepperd, Guy, age 19, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Smith, Charles T., age 20, res. Washta, born in Iowa
Smith, Forest S., age 20, res. Red Oak, born in Nebraska
Spence, Frank B. Jr., age 21, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Starr, Ira, (no age given), res. Moulton, born in Missouri
Stephenson, Maurice, age 21, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Turner, Fred D., age 19, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Wilken, Alt C., age 19, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Wilson, Norbert T., age 18, res. Elliott, born in Iowa

Privates

Adkins, Ben H., age 20, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Anderson, Elery M., age 22, res. Elliott, born in Illinois
Anderson, Vivian D., age 26, res. Cherokee, born in Nebraska
Archer, Ralph A., age 25, res. Imogene, born in Iowa
Bailey, McKinley, age 19, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Barnes, Lyle W., age 18, res. Quimby, born in Iowa
Beale, Robert D., age 21, res. Elliott, born in Missouri
Beam, Sidney, age 26, res. Riverton, born in Nebraska
Behmer, Albert E., (record incomplete)
Bennett, John, age 20, res. Hamburg, born in Missouri
Birdsall, John T., age 21, res. Atlantic, born in Nebraska
Black, Lesterr C., age 26, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Bleasdall, Joseph H., age 18, res. Holstein, born in Iowa
Bolio, Lee, age 21, res. Carson, born in Missouri
Bolt, George B., age 20, res. Woodbine, born in Iowa
Boone, Joel S., age 21, res. Elliott, born in Missouri
Bosley, Clarence A., age 21, res. Storm Lake, born in Iowa
Breese, Roy E., age 21, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Brewer, Neil O., age 19, res. Sutherland, born in Iowa
Brosz, Jacob, age 22, res. Atlantic, born in South Dakota
Brown, Frank R., age 18, res. Red Oak, born in Nebraska
Brown, Walter R., age 22, res. Fairfield, born in Indiana
Burch, Elton W., age 20, res. Cherokee, born in Iowa
Butler, Ted A., (no age given) res. Sutherland (no b.p. given)
Campbell, Marion R., age 18, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Cannon, Ralph J., age 20, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Cardio, Joe, age 25, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Caton, Joe R., age 21, res. Griswold, born in Missouri
Clark, Fredrick W., age 19, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Cleland, Clarence, age 25, res. Riverton, born in Iowa
Coffman, Oscar J., age 18, res. Brighton, born in Iowa
Cocklin, Frank N., age 19, res. Griswold, born in Missouri
Coker, Raymond D., age 19, res. Atlantic, born in Minnesota
Colter, Willie C., age 25, res. Fairfield, born in Missouri
Condon, William J., age 18, res. Storm Lake, born in Rhode Island
Conley, Cecil M., age 18, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Crawford, Roscoe, age 18, res. Emerson, born in Missouri
Crissy, George D., age 18, res. Storm Lake, born in Iowa
Culp, Lloyd, age 23, res. Macedonia, born in Iowa
Culver, Paul E., age 18, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Cusworth, James L., age 21, res. Woodbine, born in Iowa
Daft, Guy, age 19, res. Grant, born in Iowa
Davison, Edgar C., age 26, res. Brighton, born in Iowa
Denlinger, Paul, age 20, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Dimmitt, Clifford E., age 18, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Dunn, Charles M., age 24, res. Red Oak, born in Missouri
Dyslin, Ronald L., age 20, res. Aurelia, born in Iowa
Edwards, John H., age 18, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Erlewine, Herman, age 21, res. Woodbine, born in Iowa
Evans, Louie H., (record incomplete)
Everett, Joseph M., res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Filpot, Thomas B., (no age given) res. Red Oak, born in Missouri
Foster, Vanis R., age 20, res. Brighton, born in Missouri
Fudge, Joseph O., age 18, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Gilchrist, Charles V., age 26, res. Albert City, born in Iowa
Goddard, Loren S., age 18, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Grashoff, Henry W., age 23, res. Aurelia, born in Minnesota
Gray, Thomas J., age 31, res. Elliott, born in Iowa
Griffith, Marion C., age 21, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Gumm, Warren V., age 31, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Hastert, Henry, age 26, res. Cherokee, born in Nebraska
Haworth, Fred F., age 21, res. Richland, born in Iowa
Hill, Byron L., age 23, res. Sutherland, born in Iowa
Hopper, Sidney, age 22, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Hopple, Charles H., age 27, res. Brighton, born in Ohio
Hubbell, Max L., age 18, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Jarvis, Edwin L., age 18, res. Red Oak, born in North Dakota
Jensen, Paul J., (record incomplete)
Johnson, Alvin L., age 18, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Johnson, Leslie, age 22, res. Riverton, born in Iowa
Johnson, Lloyd, age 20, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Jolly, Harry O., age 18, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Jones, George F., age 18, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Jones, Roy D., age 34, res. Cherokee, born in Kansas
Jones, William B., age 20, res. Griswold, born in Iowa
Kielty, Thomas F., age 23, res. Tilden, Nebraska, born in Nebraska
Kindig, Russell P., age 24, res. Henderson, born in Iowa
Kirk, Earl R., age 23, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Kirk, Paul N., age 21, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Kringel, Glen, age 24, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Lary, Ray W., age 20, res. Griswold, born in Iowa
Lee, George H., age 18, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Lee, Harold E., age 18, res. Cherokee, born in Iowa
Lewis, Frank, age 18, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Littlefield, Ralph E., age 18, res. Cherokee, born in Iowa
Longstreet, Jack Y., age 21, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Lueth, Louis L., age 19, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Lynch, Leon B., age 30, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
McConnelee, Irvin O., age 19, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Mahlandt, Harry C., age 23, res. Atlantic, born in Illinois
Martz, Raymond A., age 18, res. Storm Lake, born in Missouri
Mayers, Earl, age 25, res. Riverton, born in Missouri
Mitchell, Sherly R., kage 21, res. Dawson, born in Illinois
Monk, Lawson, age 19, res. Riverton, born in Missouri
Munday, Leonidus S., age 18, res. Red Oak, born in Missouri
Myers, Orten E., age 23, res. Douds Leando (sic), born in Iowa
Neese, William A., age 19, res. Elliott, born in Ohio
Nord, Elmer V., (no age given) res. Red Oak, born in Sweden
Nylander, Guss W., (no age given) res. Red Oak, born in Sweden
Petty, Robert G., age 21, res. Carson, born in Iowa
Phares, Ray L., age 19, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Phillips, Frank, age 24, res. Douds, born in Iowa
Pierce, Karl O., age 20, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Poch, Fred W., age 23, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Pue, Herbert B., age 21, res. Woodbine, born in Iowa
Porterfield, Frank P., age 18, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Prizer, Moyle R., age 18, res. Brighton, born in Iowa
Reed, Robert H., age 19, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Reynolds, George, age 20, res. Woodbine, born in Iowa
Ristine, Shirl E., age 18, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Robbins, Calvin L., age 19, res. Griswold, born in Pennsylvania
Robinson, Carl F., age 25, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Robinson, Fred J., age 19, res. Storm Lake, born in Iowa
Rogge, Paul C., age 18, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Rudig, Albert L., age 18, res. Griswold, born in Iowa
Shafer, Terry M., age 18, res. Brighton, born in Iowa
Shoafstall, Roy F., age 20, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Sims, Phil R., age 18, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Singley, Charley G., (no age given) res. Red Oak, born in Illinois
Smith, Edward C., age 24, res. Fairfield, born in Oklahoma
Smith, La Mor, age 24, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Smith, Roy, age 21, res. Carson, born in Misssouri
Spence, Irmen F., age 21, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Spencer, Clyde M., age 20, res. Griswold, born in Iowa
Spohn, Herman T., age 18, res. Brighton, born in Iowa
Steele, Oscar A., age 22, res. Cherokee, born in Sweden
Taylor, Cecil U., (no age given) res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Taylor, Oscar M., age 18, res. Ottumwa, born in Kansas
Telfer, John P., age 18, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Thornton, Oral K., age 31, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Tinker, Winthrop F., age 25, res. Peterson, born in Iowa
Tobins, James H., age 23, res. Cherokee, born in Indiana
Treptow, Martin A., age 24, res. Cherokee, born in Wisconsin
Turk, Glen L., (no age given) re. Red Oak, born in Colorado
Turk, Henry A., age 27, res. Atlantic, (no b.p. given)
Van Oyen, August, age 25, res. Fairfield, born in Belgium
Vining, Percival L., age 20, res. Woodbine, born in Iowa
Warner, Walter O., age 20, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Weiss, Louis, age 18, res. Woodbine, born in Iowa
Wilkins, Harold B., age 20, res. Fairfield, born in Iowa
Winn, Frank Guild, age 20, res. Red Oak, born in Iowa
Wright, Earl A., age 27, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Wright, Everett, age 19, res. Atlantic, born in Iowa
Wyant, Ben F., age 20, res. Griswold, born in Missouri

Men Who Refused to Take National Defense Oath

Erickson, Elmer O., Red Oak
Hobbs, Guy Herman, Red Oak
Horton, Edwin M., Red Oak
Johnson, Carl A., Red Oak
Liddick, C. Dewey, Red Oak
McMichael, Glen, Red Oak
Redmon, Merle, Red Oak
Rogers, Benjamin F., Red Oak
Schmidt, Christian A., Red Oak
Smith, Perley C., Red Oak
Walker, Francis V., Elliott

Note:  This information has been transcribed by Cay Merryman the County Coordinator for Mills Co., IA, I and others who view this site thank you, Cay.

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