Montgomery County IAGenWeb Salutes

Company M

Submitted by David Herrington

These photos are from old newspapers (The Red Oak Express) found in the scrapbook of Dessie Johnson Bollier, great granddaughter of Hiram Elwood and granddaughter of Ira Bolt, early residents of Montgomery County.  These photos are not in the best condition but we feel they deserve a prominent place in Montgomery County History.

 If you can identify any of the soldiers of Company M, please email the information to me and I will add it to the photo.


Do you have photos and information on any of our brave military men and women from any war, and you would like to see them honored here please
email the information to me and I will add it to the proper military page.

READY FOR THE MEXICAN BORDER SERVICE

Company M lined up for this formation on the post office steps in Red Oak just before going to the train for duty on the Mexican border in Jun 1916.

 [The Red Oak Express]

COMPANY M DRILLS IN 1917

Company M drills on the square in Red Oak during a World War I training.  July 1917

[The Red Oak Express]

CROSSING BAYOU DURING TRAINING

Company M crosses a bayou on a pontoon bridge during training at Brownsville, Tex. during the Mexican boarded campaign. The youngster with the cap (little boy at the front of the unit) is Adam Ross, son of Lloyd D. Ross, who commanded the unit. Adair is carrying the air rifle

[The Red Oak Express]