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Full text of "Livingston County, Illinois, in the World War"

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LIVINGSTON .COUNTY 

ILLINOIS 



IN 



THE WORLD WAR 




Published by 

THE BOARD of SUPERVISORS 
of LIVINGSTON COUNTY 

WINNIE SPARKS 
Editor 



DEDICATED TO 

ALL THOSE WHO TOOK PART 

IN THE GREAT CONFLICT 



PANTAGRAPH PTG . & STA. CO. 

PRINTERS AND BINDERS 
BLOOMINGTON. ILLINOIS 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Page 
Foreword 5 

A Message to Those Who Mourn 9 

Died in Service or from Wounds Received 

in Service 11 

Individual Service Records 39 

Miscellaneous Section 523 



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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 



An All-Star Line-Up Frontispiece 

Facing Page 

Livingston County Men Who Died in Service 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 29, 32, 33, 36 

A Partnership of Three Medical Men Who Enlisted 48 

Father Cannon Greets Members of Co. F Who Belong to His Parish; Officers 

of Co. F, 129 Inf 49 

Three-inch Field Pieces; 129 Inf. on Parade; Colors of Co. F, 129 Inf.; A 

Leatherneck Beady for Gas; A Faithful Color-Bearer; Addison Cover 64 

Farewell for Pontiae Units of 129 Inf 65 

Co. F, 129 Inf. Mobilized at Pontiae, July, 1917 96 

Members of 129 Inf. at Camp Logan, Houston, Texas 97 

Homecoming Day, Pontiae, Illinois, October 8, 1919 112 

Combat Wagon, 129 Inf.; Livingston County's First Draft Contingent to Camp 

Dodge 113 

Homecoming Day Parade, Pontiae, Illinois, October 8, 1919 176 

Largest Draft Contingent of Livingston County Leaving for Camp Wheeler 177 

Beady for Over-seas Inspection; Thirty-third Division Men Beturned from France 192 

Texas Views 193 

Chaplain Clinch of 129 Inf.; The Yankee Army on the Moselle; The Last Two 

Minutes of Fighting; Dugout Under Wrecked Bailway Bridge; 89th Div. 

Hdqrs 256 

Home of Ex-Grande Duchesse of Luxemburg ; Motor Park of 108 Supply Train ; 

First Aid in the Trenches; Watch on the Bhine; General Pershing and 

King George at Awarding of Medals to 33d Div 257 

The First Day's Bag; Christmas Dinner in Luxemburg; View of Meuse River; 

Transporting Supplies to the Front 272 

Men of 129 Inf. at Nancois-le-Petit ; A Cabaret Behind the Lines; Ma j -Gen. 

Bell Bids Sir Douglas Haig Goodbye; Christmas Dinner in Luxemburg; 

God's in His Heaven 273 

Bird's-Eye View of St. Mihiel; Diekirch, Luxemburg; King George Visits 33d 

Div.; Narrow Gauge Train; First American Troops Entering German 

Territory 336 

Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., Entering Conflans ; 129 Inf. in Captured German Trenches ; 

Chateau Thierry; Members of 129 Inf. in Dugouts; Men of 108 F. 8. Bn. 

Stringing Telephone Wires 337 

Peronne, France; Dugouts at Mouilly, France; A. E. F. Beview in Paris; 

Members of 130 Inf. After Crossing the Meuse; Headed for Ettelbruck 352 

Inspection of Liaison Detachment, 33d Div.; Boarding the Transport; First 

Yankee Soldiers Beach England; All Aboard for the Hindenburg Line; 

Donkeys Carrying Water and Supplies to the Front 353 

Hill 304; Bernkastel-Cues, Germany; "Treat 'Em Rough"; War Fireworks; 

Chaplain Rollins, 101 Inf 416 

Horses of Hdqrs. Co., 33d Div.; How Sleep the Brave; Over the Top; Co. B, 

101 Inf., After Recapturing Territory 417 

Old French Godmother; Guarding French Boads; General Pershing and King 

George Beview 33d Div. M. P. Underground Telephone Exchange ; A " 75 " 

in Action 432 

Wearing Out French Boads; Autocracy Yields to Democracy; Expecting An 

Attack 433 

Wrecked Village of Mericourt-sur-Somme ; 108 M. P. on Duty; General 

Pershing and King George Review 33d Div. M. P.; Consenvoye, France; 

The Line of Communication 464 

Coming Out bf Shell-Proof Dugout ; Awaiting Command to Advance ; Construct- 
ing Bridge Across the Marne; Home Constructed by Germans; Members 

of 108 San. Tr. Carrying Wounded to the Bear 496 

108 Engrs. Bepairing Bridge Across the Meuse; Bed Cross Flag in Troyou; 

Coming Ashore at Brest; No Man's Land; Elaborate Homes Constructed 

by Germans 497 

Training Continued for Any Eventualities; New World on Old World Soil; 

The Last Tribute; Men of 312 Inf. Seeking Cover; "Calamity Jane" 512 

First Prisoners Taken by 27th and 33d Div. ; Inspecting Liaison Detachment, 

33d Div.; Troops of 130 Inf. Enroute to Luxemburg; Billet of Brig. -Gen. 

Wolf, 33d Div 513 

The Leviathan 654 



FOREWORD 



Immediately after the signing of the armistice, and the consequent orders 
of the War Department as to the manner and time of closing the records of 
the Selective Service boards throughout the country, Mr. H. E. Torrance, chair- 
man of the Local Board for Livingston County, recognizing the advisability of 
preserving for local history certain parts of the records of that office, took steps 
toward effecting an organization for this purpose. This proved not so difficult 
as similar undertakings in some other counties, for the Board of Supervisors of 
Livingston County responded whole-heartedly to Mr. Torrance 's suggestion that 
this body was peculiarly fitted, by virtue of its county-wide representation, or- 
ganization and authority, to assume responsibility for the task of compiling data 
as to the participation of Livingston County in the World War, with special 
emphasis to be placed upon the individual service rendered by the men and 
women of the county who wore the uniform of the soldier, sailor, marine, or nurse. 

At the meeting of the Board in February, 1919, a committee was named 
and empowered to proceed with the work of collecting the necessary data for 
the proposed record. The following men were appointed to this committee: 
J. C. Corbett, H. A. Miller, A. F. Bauman, D. M. Lyon, F. D. Barton, J. W. 
McDowell, Thos. M. Walsh. The vacancy caused by the death of Mr. Mc- 
Dowell in September, 1919, was filled by J. T. Cox. This committee has been 
at all times in closest sympathy with the project of giving to Livingston County 
a permanent record of her part in the war, and it was only through their un- 
qualified support that this book was made possible. Early in the history of 
collecting this data, the Board sanctioned the proposal of the committee that 
the material secured be published in the form of a memorial book, dedicated 
to those who had served, and a copy given to each ex-service man or woman. 
To this end great care has been taken to secure all records, but for various 
reasons this has not been possible in all cases ; in many instances this is due to 
the fact that men who enlisted or were inducted from this county were transi- 
ents, and their home addresses were unknown ; again, it has been difficult to 
convince some diffident persons that a record of their services is a heritage due 
the coming generations, just as their service was not a personal thing, but was 
done for humanity. It is regrettable that it is possible to give only the name 
of a number of these men who have served so well. 

The Board of Supervisors and the editor of this volume wish to acknowledge 
the co-operation of the interested people of the county who have helped in the 



preparation of this record by bringing before the committee the names of ser- 
vice men and women, and who have assisted in securing records from many 
of these men. They wish also to thank the War Records Section of the State 
Historical Society for suggestions as to collecting and organizing the material 
for this book; the Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., New York City, for 
valuable suggestions and for the use of cuts ; William J. Byrne, author of the 
Deck School Log, for permission to re-print from that book ; the newspapers of 
Livingston County which have given publicity to the undertaking, and have 
permitted re-printing of soldiers' letters and articles of general interest; those 
persons who have generously loaned photographs for reproduction ; the chair- 
men of the various war work committees who have submitted reports of the 
activities of their respective committees ; the Local Board for Livingston County 
for use of certain records ; the publishers for valuable suggestions, and a more 
than professional interest in the successful production of this record; and all 
other persons who have made this work possible. - 



DIED IN SERVICE 

OR FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED 
IN SERVICE 



A MESSAGE 
TO THOSE WHO MOURN 



Dinsmore Ely, Chicago aviator, was killed 
in France in the spring of 1918. The clos- 
ing paragraph of his last letter to his parents, 
dated Paris, April 3, 1918, expresses so well 
the spirit in which our brave lads fought and 
fell, that it seems to have a personal message 
in its classic simplicity for all who had to face 
the loss of one they held dear. The letter 
closed thus: 

"And I want to say, in closing, if anything 
should happen to me, let's have no mourning, 
in spirit or in dress. Like a Liberty bond, it 
is an investment, not a loss, when a man dies 
for his country. It is an honor to a family, 
and is that the time for weeping? I would 
rather leave my family rich in pleasant mem- 
ories of my life than numbed in sorrow at my 

deatn - DINSMORE ELY." 




DIED TN SERVICE 

OR FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED IN SERVICE 



129 Inf. 

AARVIG, TRUMAN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 5, 1890, near Pontiac, 
Illinois. Student at University of Illinois. Enlisted June 23, 1913, Pontiac, 
Illinois, Co. F, 3 Inf., I. N. G. Mobilized for Mexican Border Service, June 19, 

1916. with rank of corporal. Promoted to Sgt. Stationed at Camp Wilson, San 
Antonio, Texas. Mustered from federal service at Ft. Sheridan, February 21, 

1917. Mobilized at Pontiac, Illinois, July 25, 1917, for World War Service. 
To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Organization designa- 
tion changed to Co. F, 129 Inf. Rank, Sup. Sgt. Commissioned 2d Lt., Decem- 
ber 18, 1917. Transferred to Co. C, 129 Inf., December 18, 1917. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, 
France, May 24, 1918. Transferred to 1st Bn. Hdqrs., 129 Inf., August 12, 

1918. Promoted to 1st Lt., August 12, 1918, serving as Intelligence and Scout 
Officer. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-October 11, 
1918; Dannevoux, Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, 
Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-11, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank 
of Meuse River ; Somme- Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 
6, 1918; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun 
Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918. On October 11, 1918, Lt. Aarvig was 
killed in action by H. E. shell near Consenvoye, a shell striking the headquarters 
dugout. Lt. Aarvig had been ordered to return to the States to instruct other 
officers, but made the request that he might remain in France, and his death 
followed almost immediately after the cancellation of this order. Lieutenant 
Aarvig 's body was returned home, and buried at Pontiac, Illinois, September 
11, 1921, with full military honors. 

4 Rep. Beg. 322 M. G. Bn. 15 M. Q. Bn. 

ACKLJN, JOHN W., Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 17, 1893, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Iron moulder. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Promoted to Cpl. Sailed from Hobo- 
ken, New Jersey, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, August 3, 1918. To LeMans, France, about August 17, 1918, and 
transferred to 322 M. G. Bn. Transferred to Co. B, 15 M. G. Bn., 5 Div., Sep- 
tember 2, 1918. Engagements : St. Mihiel, September 12-17, 1918 ; Meuse-Ar- 
gonne, October 12-14, 1918. Wounded by shell-fire in the morning of October 
14, 1918, and died that night at the first aid station, Romagne, France. Buried 
in American Battle Cemetery, Cierges, France. 

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12 Livingston County in the World War 

30 M. O. Bn. 

BECK, CHRIS, Dwight, Illinois. Born November 26, 1889, Spandet, Slezwick- 
Holzstein, Denmark. Farmer. Inducted May 20, 1918, Morris, Illinois. To 
Camp Funston, Kansas, Co. A, 30 M. G. Bn. Died October 12, 1918, at Camp 
Fort Kiley. 

TT. B. N. 

BENNETT, HARRY VERNON, Flanagan, Illinois. Born September 25, 1897, 
Flanagan, Illinois. Mechanic. Enlisted April 26, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. 
Transferred to Receiving Ship, Philadelphia, June 13, 1918. Transferred to 
Naval Air Station, Pauillac, July 5, 1918. Transferred to Hqrs., North Bomb 
Group, September 19, 1918. Transferred to N. T. S., Hampton Roads, Virginia, 
November 15, 1918 ; to U. S. S. Mayflower, February 4, 1919. Died by drown- 
ing while attached to U. S. S. Mayflower, at Washington, D. C., May 5, 1919. 
Served in Italy, Belgium, and France. 

129 Inf. 

BENTLEY, GORDON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 21, 1894, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted June 24, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois; Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. 
Inf. Promoted to Cpl. Stationed at Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas, during 
Mexican Border service. Mustered from federal service at Fort Sheridan, Feb- 
ruary 21, 1917. Mobilized for World War Service, July 25, 1917, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Designation of 
unit changed to 129 Inf. Promoted to Sgt. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. 
Sent to hospital at Brest, June 9, 1918 ; died July 1, 1918, from scarlet fever 
complicated with diphtheria and pyemia. Buried at Brest; body brought to 
United States, and re-interred at Pontiac, Illinois, with full military honors, 
May 8, 1920. 

TJ. 8. N. B. F. 

BEST, CLARK LYLE, Fairbury, Illinois. Born December 30, 1895, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Student at Illinois Wesleyan University. Enlisted February 14, 
1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Camp Perry, Great Lakes, Illinois, April 29, 
1918 ; Pvt., Radio Section, Co. D, Reg. 7, U. S. N. R. F. To Great Lakes Hos- 
pital, August 15, 1918 ; died August 27, 1918, death being ascribed to diphtheria. 
Buried at Fairbury, Illinois. 

Inf. 

BOEHLE, JOHN JR., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born April 15, 1894, Dewey, 
Illinois. Enlisted April 25, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. Stationed at Fort Sill, 
Oklahoma. Died July 29, 1917, Fort Sill. 



Livingston County in the World War 13 

2 Prov. Beg. 121 Inf. 

BOLJN, JAMES C., Long Point, Illinois. Born May 8, 1890, Cannelton, Indi- 
ana. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia, 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. ; transferred to Co. K, 121 Inf., Camp Mills, New 
York, September 16, 1918. Sailed from Long Island, September 30, 1918, on 
H. M. S. Caronia. Died aboard ship from bronchial pneumonia, October 12, 
1918, one day before the ship landed at Brest, France. 

129 Inf. 

BRADSHAW, JOHN R., Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 4, 1890, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Cement worker. Enlisted Co. F, 129 Inf., July 19, 1917, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 1917. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 
13, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., September 18, 1917 ; to 1st Sgt., July, 1918. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at 
Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Sep- 
tember 26-October 17, 1918; Dannevoux, Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 
1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10, 11, 1918, with XVII 
French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River ; Somme Amiens Sector, with Aus- 
tralian Corps, July 26- August 6, 1918; Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., 
August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918. Killed 
instantly October 17, 1918, while in charge of an advance trench. Cited by Gen- 
eral Bell for gallantry in action. 

O. E. P. 

BULAND, PETER EMIL, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 20, 1889, Milington, 
Illinois. Enlisted June 25, 1917, Victoria, B. C., with Forestry Co. C. E. F. 
Promoted to sapper. Overseas August 11, 1917. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
August 23, 1917 ; proceeded to France, November 2, 1917. Wounded at Cam- 
brai, December 1, 1917, shrapnel shattering right leg. Invalided to Canada, July, 
1918. Discharged from Canadian army, November 19, 1918. Entered hospital 
in Washington, D. C., November 29, 1918 ; entered Fresh Air Hospital in Chi- 
cago. Died September 14, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

CAMPBELL, HARRY C., Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 25, 1896, Nevada 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Shoe cutter. Enlisted M. G. Co., 129 Inf., May 
1, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois, Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, Decem- 
ber 15, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Cov- 
ington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Gorenflos, June 20- 
July 15, 1918. Engagements: Somme- Amiens Sector, July 18-28, 1918; Albert 
Sector, July 29-August 8, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; 



14 Livingston County in the World War 

Dannevoux Ridge, September 28-October 10, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, Wadonville, 
November 10-11, 1918. Gassed at Consenvoye, October 10, 1918. Cited for brav- 
ery in acting as guide under heavy fire after having been gassed, October 10, 

1918. Transferred to Hqrs. o., 129 Inf., January 17, 1919. Army of Occupa- 
tion : Schieren, Luxemburg, December 18, 1918-January 2, 1919 ; Stegen, Lux- 
emburg, January 2-17, 1919 ; Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, January 17-March 27, 

1919. Sent to hospital at Walferdnagen, Luxemburg, March 27, 1919; died 
April 1, 1919, from pneumonia. 

CITATION 

THE THIRTY-THIRD DIVISION. 
Pvt. Harry C. Campbell, M. G. Co., 129 Inf. 

The reports of your regimental commander, and of the commanding 'gen- 
eral of the 65th Brigade, testify to your gallantry and splendid performance of 
duty at Consenvoye on October 10, 1918. 

Your conduct on that occasion has afforded me genuine gratification, and I 
have accordingly directed your name and action be inscribed on the Roll of 
Honor of the Prairie Division. GEOKGE BELL) JR 

Major General Commanding 33d Division. 

The body of Pvt. Campbell was buried in Luxemburg and later returned to 
his home at Pontiac, where military honors were paid at his funeral, and inter- 
ment made at Odell, Illinois, October 31, 1920. 

TT. S. N. E. F. 

CAMPBELL, JOSEPH, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 6, 1898, Bsmen Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Core maker. Enlisted May 1, 1918, N. T. S., Great 
Lakes, Illinois. Stationed at Camp Perry, Great Lakes. Seaman 2CL, U. S. 
N. R. F. Died by accidental electrocution July 17, 1918, Great Lakes. Buried 
with full military honors at Odell, Illinois. Aarvig-Campbell Post 78 of Pon- 
tiac, Illinois, paid homage to the Campbell brothers, Harry and Joseph, by nam- 
ing the post in honor of these two brothers who died in service. 

K. A. 

CARRITHERS, TRUMAN WILLIAMS, Fairbury, Illinois. Born July 28, 1882, 
Saunemin, Illinois. Officer U. S. Army. Commissioned from U. S. M. A., West 
Point, June 7, 1903. World War Service: Gatun, Canal Zone, June 1, 1917, 
Major of Infantry. Transferred to General Staff Corps, Washington, D. C., 
April 15, 1918. Promoted to Lieut. Col., August 7, 1918. Died at Washington, 
D. C., October 17, 1918. Buried at National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. 



Livingston County in the World War 15 

(From the Annual Report of the Association of Graduates of the United States 
Military Academy, West Point, New York) 

Lieutenant Colonel Truman Williams Carrithers, a son of Judge C. F. H. 
Carrithers and Lou Brydia Carrithers, was born at Saunemin, Illinois, on July 
28, 1882. The family moved to Fairbury, Illinois, the following year. He was 
a graduate of the Fairbury High School, class of 1898, before reaching the age 
of sixteen years. He entered West Point in June, 1899, the youngest member 
of his class; graduated in June, 1903, and received his commission as second 
lieutenant seven weeks before he attained the age of twenty-one. He was as- 
signed to the 20th Infantry, which was then stationed at Fort Sheridan, and 
took part in the manoeuvers at West Point, Kentucky, with his regiment in the 
fall of 1903. In December of that year the 20th Infantry was ordered to the 
Philippines and took station in Manila. After a year in Manila and six months 
at the new post of Fort William McKinley, he was ordered to Southern Min- 
danao with his regiment in July, 1905, serving at Cotobato, Reigne Regente, and 
the lonely outpost of Fort Pikit. He was made Battalion Quartermaster before 
returning to the States with his regiment in the spring of 1906. The regiment 
had just reached its home station, Monterey, California, when the great earth- 
quake and fire occurred at San Francisco. He took a wagon train loaded with 
supplies overland to San Francisco and immediately upon arrival he entered 
with indefatigable energy upon the task of relief, working constantly for eighty 
hours without sleep. After seventy-five days of arduous duty the regiment re- 
turned to Monterey, where he was assistant to the Quartermaster until the regi- 
ment was again ordered to the Philippines. Three months after his arrival there 
he was promoted to the grade of first lieutenant and ordered to join the 29th In- 
fantry, his battalion being stationed at Fort Niagara, New York. After one 
year of service there he was sent to Evansville, Indiana, as recruiting officer of 
that district. He served in that capacity for two years, and while the district 
was far from the most populous, he placed it fourth in rank in the United States 
in the number of accepted candidates. In March, 1913, he was ordered to join 
the 22d Infantry, then on duty at Texas City. A year later he was sent to Fort 
Sam Houston and was Post Adjutant there for a year and a half. In Septem- 
ber, 1915, he rejoined his regiment at Douglas, Arizona, and was ordered a month 
later to the 29th Infantry at Panama. In 1916 he was promoted to the grade 
of captain and joined the newly organized 33d Infantry at Gatun, where he 
was later appointed Post Adjutant. He was promoted to major in that regiment 
in 1917, and was for a short time its commanding officer. In the spring of 1918 
he was selected by a board of general officers for duty on the general staff and 
ordered to Washington, D. C. He was assigned to duty with the legislative 
branch of the general staff at the Army War College and while serving there 
was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. 

It was the keenest disappointment of his life that he could not be assigned 
to overseas duty and take part in the active fighting of the world war. Some 



16 Livingston County in the World War 

had to remain to carry on the work at home and those to whom fell that un- 
fortunate lot worked with infinite zeal and energy ; and so he served, early and 
late, until stricken by the terrible epidemic of influenza that swept the country. 
He was taken ill October 1, removed to Walter Reed Hospital on the 6th and died 
there October 17. The funeral took place October 19, 1918. A squadron of 
dismounted cavalry from Fort Myer, led by its band, escorted the cortege. The 
pallbearers were six members of the West Point class to which the deceased be- 
longed. A large detail of officers from the War College Section of the General 
Staff represented the War Department. Thus the remains of the youngest mem- 
ber of his class B. J., as he was popularly known at the Academy were taken 
to their resting place in a beautiful spot in the National cemetery at Arlington. 

M. B. C. 

CARROLL, ELLSWORTH J. Born September 9, 1864, near Cornell, Illinois. 
Physician and surgeon. Commissioned 1st Lieut. October 6, 1917, St. Louis, Mis- 
souri. To Camp MacArthur, Texas, January 3, 1918, M. E. C., A. S. S. C. Died 
of spinal meningitis, February 13, 1918, at Base Hospital, amp MacArthur. 

37 S. C. 

CHRISTIE, RALPH DAVID, Kokomo, Indiana. Born November 1, 1893, Chenoa, 
Illinois. Lineman. Inducted March 26, 1918. To Camp Taylor. Pvt., Signal 
Corps. Transferred to 37 Signal Corps, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, April 29, 
1918. Sailed July 14, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., 37 Serv. Co., Signal Corps. To 
Base Hosp. 208, May 5, 1919 ; died of disease, Bordeaux, France, May 9, 1919. 
Buried at Talence, Gironde, France ; transferred to Pike Cemetery, Livingston 
Co., November 7, 1920. 

339 Art., 357 Inf. 

CIPALO, GEORGE, Streator, Illinois. Born April 1, 1889, near Streator. Clay 
worker. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Pvt., Bat. E, 339 Art. Transferred to Co. C, 357 Inf., Camp Travis, Texas, 
May 10, 1918. Sailed from Camp Mills, New York, June 20, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Delta. Landed at Liverpool, .England, July 8, 1918. Trained at Quemingy- 
Rote, July 22-August 16, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and 
St. Mihiel. Killed in action, November 5, 1918. 

129 Inf. 

CLEMONS, WALTER G., Persimon, Kentucky. Born August 5, 1895, Per- 
simon, Kentucky. Farmer. Enlisted August 21, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., 
Co. F, 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at 




1. Truman Aarvig 2. John W. Acklin 

4. Harry Vernon Bennett 
6. Lyle Best 7. James C. Bolin 



3. Chris Beck 
5. Gordon Bentley 
8. Peter Emil Buland 




1. Joseph Campbell 2. Harry C. Campbell 3. Truman W. Carrithers 

4. Ellsworth J. Carroll 5. Ralph Christie 

6. George Cipalo 7. Walter R. demons 8. Walter R. Cornell 



Livingston County in tlie World War 17 

Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : Somme- Amiens Sector, with Aus- 
tralian Corps, July 26-August 2, 1918. Killed by H. E. Shrapnel trench mortar 
gun, at Villers-Brettoneux, August 2, 1918, 4 :30 p. m. 

U. S. M. C. 

CORNELL, WALTER R., Cornell, Illinois. Born April 3, 1876, Cornell, Illinois. 
Lumberman. Enlisted October 12, 1903. World War Service: Mobilized at 
Quantico, Virginia, May 1, 1917. Gunnery sergeant, 2 Div., 73 Co., 6 Reg., M. G. 
Co. Sailed from New York, October 14, 1917, on Prince LaFredrick. Landed at 
St. Nazaire, France, October 28, 1917. Trained at Bordeaux, France, October 28- 
November 28, 1917. Promoted to marine gunner, October 9, 1917. Engage- 
ments : Verdun Sector, April 16-30, 1918 ; Bouresches, Belleau Wood, Chateau 
Thierry, June 2-6, 1918. Wounded, Chateau Thierry, June 6, 1918, serious ab- 
dominal wound from shrapnel. To Field Hospital No. 1, Lucy le Bezer, June 6, 
1918. Died from wound, June 6, 1918. Cited for bravery at Chateau Thierry 
and Belleau Wood, June 6, 1918. Posthumously awarded D. S. C. Raised in 
rank to major by General John J. Pershing. Foreign service : Philippines, over 
two years ; Peking, China, Legation Guard, above two and one-half years. Sea 
service : U. S. S. Cleveland, U. S. S. Rainbow, U. S. S. Buffalo, U. S. S. South 
Dakota, U. S. S. Lawton, U. S. S. Cincinnati. Qualified as marksman, 1908, 
sharpshooter, 1909, expert rifleman, 1910. Awarded "Good Conduct" medal. 

CITATION 

Walter R. Cornell, Marine Gunner, killed in action June 6, 1918, at Chateau 
Thierry, France, he gave supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will 
serve as an example to untried troops. 

JOHN J. PERSHING, Commander-in-Chief. 

MEMORIAM 

In memory of Walter R. Cornell, Major 6th Marines, who died June 6, 1918. 
He bravely laid down his life for the cause of his country. His name will ever 
remain fresh in the hearts of his friends and comrades. The record of his honor- 
able service will be preserved in the archives of the American Expeditionary 
Forces. JOHN J. PERSHING, Commander-in-Chief. 

121 Inf. 

CROW, MASON M., Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 18, 1896, Adair, Iowa. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., Co. E, 121 Inf., 31 Div. To Camp Mills, New York, September 19, 1918. 
Sailed from Long Island, October 5, 1918, on Orizaba. Landed at Brest, France, 
October 16, 1918. Sent to Base Hospital No. 65, Brest, October 16, 1918. Died 
from spinal meningitis, October 20, 1918. Buried with military honors, January 
15, 1922, at Saunemin, Illinois. 



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5 111. Inf. 108 Amnmn. Tr. 

CULLOM, CHARLES H., Peoria, Illinois. Born October 1, 1888, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Upholsterer. Enlisted June 3, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. To Camp Logan, 
Houston, Texas, Co. A, 5th Illinois Infantry. Transferred to Co. G, 108 Ammun. 
Tr., October 11, 1917. Sailed from Montreal, Canada, May 26, 1918, on S. S. City 
of Poona. Landed at Liverpool, England, June 12, 1918. Trained at Vuillafans, 
Doubs, France, June 21-August 23, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel, Septem- 
ber 12, 1918; Argonne Offensive, September 26, 1918. Died of pneumonia, 
December 3, 1918. Body returned home and buried with military honors at 
Pontiac, Illinois, August 7, 1921. 

5 Eep. Inf. 161 D. B. 

DAVIS, EVERETT MARION, Dwight, Illinois. Born August 31, 1895, Dwight, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918. To Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt. 
Co. A, 5 Ltd. Ser. Reg., 161 D. B. Died of influenza-pneumonia, at Base Hos- 
pital, amp Grant, October 2, 1918. Was first sent to Camp Gordon, Georgia, 
for general military service, on May 27, 1918. Assigned to 50 Co., 5 Rep. Inf. 
Discharged June 1, 1918, S. C. D. 

127 Inf. 

DAWSON, RAYMOND, Long Point, Illinois. Born December 25, 1897, Long 
Point. Bookkeeper. Enlisted August 1, 1917, Beloit, Wisconsin. To Camp 
Douglas, Waco, Texas. Pvt., Co. F, 127 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jer- 
sey, March 4, 1918, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Engagements: Roncheres, Cierges, 
and Fismes, France, to August 4, 1918 ; service on Alsace front, sub-sector Man- 
spach, May 21-July 10, 1918. Received G. S. wound, August 4, 1918 ; admitted 
to S. 0. S. Hosp., August 5, 1918. Died August 27, 1918. 

121 Inf. Dev. Bn. M. T. C. 

DICKMAN, HEIKO KARL, Melvin, Illinois. Born September 28, 1893, Ger- 
manville Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. L, 121 Inf., 31 Div. 
Transferred to Co. 6, Dev. Bn., Camp Wheeler, September 17, 1918 ; to Co. D, 
329 M. R. S. U. of M. T. C., Camp Holabird, Maryland, October 14, 1918. To 
U. S. A. Gen. Hosp. No. 2, Ft. McHenry, Maryland; died from lobar-pneu- 
monia, April 7, 1918, Ft. McHenry. 

78 San. Tr. 

DONBIER, FRANK W., Odell, Illinois. Born June 27, 1893, Odell, Illinois. 
Well driller. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri. Transferred to Camp McArthur, Waco, Texas, May 14, 1918. Pvt., 



Livingston County in the World War 19 

Med. Sup. Unit, 78 San. Tr. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 16, 1918, 
en S. S. Niagara. Landed at Bordeaux, France, August 27, 1918. To American 
Hospital, Ancy-le-Franc, Yonne ; died September 27, 1918, from bronchial pneu- 
monia. Buried in French Civilian Cemetery, Ancy-le-Franc, Yonne, France. 

122 Inf. 2 Prov. Eeg. 

DURRE, WILLIAM, Flanagan, Illinois. Born June 13, 1894, Minonk, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., Co. B. 122 Inf. ; transferred to Co. 18, 2 Prov. Reg., Camp Wheeler. Sailed 
from Camp Mills, New York, October 7, 1918, on Kroonland. Died from in- 
fluenza on board ship en route to France, October 13, 1918. 

5 Eep. Eeg. P. M. T. Eep. 109 Inf. 

EICH, EDWARD L., Emington, Illinois. Born September 1, 1895, Union Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Automobile salesman and mechanic. Inducted May 26, 
1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 50 Co., 5 Rep. Reg. Inf. 
To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, July 17, 1918. Sailed July 30, 1918. Landed in 
France, August 17, 1918 ; transferred to P. M. T. Rep. Park, A. P. 0. 727, Au- 
gust 19, 1918 ; to Hqrs. Co., 109 Inf., September 1, 1918. Killed at Aprement, 
Argonne Forest, by machine gun bullet, date unknown, but recorded as about 
October 15, 1918. 

8. A. N. C. 

ELY, PEARL A., Dwight, Illinois. Born February 6, 1898, Mazon, Illinois. 
Enlisted August 10, 1918. Called to service at Camp Grant, November 22, 1918, 
on probation. Enrolled March 22, 1919, into the Student Army Nurse corps. 
Died March 31, 1919, of pneumonia, at Base Hosp., Camp Grant, Illinois. 

4 Eep. Eeg. 6 Eep. Eeg. 

ESTEP, WILFORD G. Fairbury, Illinois. Born November 1, 1892, Pleasanton, 
Kansas. Linotypist. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gor- 
don, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. ; transferred to Co. H, 11 Bn., 4 Rep. 
Reg. Inf., about July 22, 1918 ; to Co. C, 6 Rep. Reg. Inf., about September 18, 
1918. Promoted to Cpl., June 18, 1918; to Sgt., July 4, 1918. Died at Camp 
Gordon, October 8, 1918, of influenza followed by pneumonia. 

122 Inf. 

FARLEY, ARTHUR JOHN, Campus, Illinois. Born May 10, 1887, Campus, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Macon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. B, 122 Inf., 31 Div. To Camp Mills, Long Island, 
New York, for embarkation. To Base Hosp., Camp Merritt, New Jersey, Octo- 
ber 7, 1918 ; died at Camp Merritt, October 23, 1918, of influenza and pneumonia. 



20 Livingston County in the World War 

349 Inf. 

FARNSWORTH, FRANK A., Arcola, Illinois. Born May 18, 1894, McLean, Illi- 
nois. Telegraph operator. Inducted September 4, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. Transferred to Sup. Co., Septem- 
ber 15, 1917 ; to Hqrs. Co., 349 Inf. Promoted to Cpl., November 8, 1917. Died 
February 7, 1918, from spinal meningitis, at Camp Dodge, Iowa. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

FLYNN, DENNIS, Emington, Illinois. Born August 25, 1887, Kempton, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., M. G. Co., 349 Inf. ; transferred to Co. H, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, 
Arkansas, November 18, 1917. Sailed from New York, August 24, 1918, on Al- 
satian. Landed at Brest, France. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1. Engagements : St. Mi- 
hiel, September 12-14, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, Battle Blont Mane Ridge, Octo- 
ber 3-9, 1918 ; November Pursuit, November 1-4, 1918. Killed in Argonne For- 
est, November 4, 1918. 

32 Inf. 38 Inf. 

FOLWELL, JOSEPH ARCHIE, Forrest, Illinois. Born September 13, 1890, For- 
rest, Illinois. Brakeman. Enlisted April 13, 1912, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri ; 
to Galveston, Texas, April 19, 1912. Pvt., Co. G, 32 Inf. Promoted to Sgt., July 
2, 1914. Stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Discharged April 18, 1915, Ft. Doug- 
las, Arizona. Re-enlisted October 8, 1917, Jefferson Barracks ; to Camp Greene, 
North Carolina, Cpl., Co. G, 38 Inf. Promoted to Sgt., October 20, 1917. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, March 28, 1918. Killed in going over the top, July 
15, 1918. 

122 Inf. 

HALLARAN, JOHN T., Campus, Illinois. Born July 15, 1891, Dwight, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. B, 122 Inf.; to Camp Mills for embarkation. Died of in- 
fluenza, October 13, 1918, at Camp Mills. 

A.N.O. 

HARBEKE, ELEANORE, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born February 21, 1891, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Nurse, A. N. C. Enlisted September 1, 1918, Columbus, Ohio. 
To New York City, November, 1918 ; to Camp Dix, New Jersey. Sailed from 
New York, December 3, 1918, on Louisville. Landed at Southampton, England, 
December 13, 1918 ; to Base Hosp. No. 77, Beaune, France. Sailed from Brest, 
France, July 13, 1919, on Aquitania ; landed at New York City, July 20, 1919. 
Died by drowning, U. S. Hosp., Pensacola, Florida, May 14, 1920. 




1. Mason M. Crow 2. Heiko Karl Diekman 3. Everett Marion Davis 

4. Frank William Donbier 5. William Durre 

6. Edward L. Eich 7. Pearl A. Ely 8. Wilford G. Estep 




1. Arthur John Farley 

4. John T. Hallaran 
6. Ernest William Hart 



2. Frank Farnsworth 3. Dennis Flynn 

5. Thomas Wade Harris 
7. Johnson Hill 8. Charles 8. Irvin 



Livingston County in the World War 21 

349 Inf. 130 Inf. 

HARRIS, THOMAS WADE, Fairbury, Illinois. Born November 30, 1890, Fair- 
bury. Coal miner. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt, M. G. Co., 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. I, 130 Inf., Camp 
Logan, Houston, Texas; to M. G. Co., 130 Inf., Camp Logan. Died at Camp 
Logan, February 1, 1918, from heart trouble. Buried at Fairbury, Illinois. 



129 Inf. 

HART, ERNEST WILLIAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 17, 1896, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Electrician. Enlisted May, 1913, Pontiac. Mobilized for Mexican 
Border service, June 24, 1916. pl., Co. F, 3 111. Inf., N. G. Stationed at Camp 
Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. Promoted to Sgt., September, 1916. Mustered 
from federal service at Fort Sheridan, February 21, 1917. Mobilized for World 
War service, July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, 
September 13, 1917. Organization designation changed to 129 Inf. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, 
France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Brest and Busses, May 24-August 15, 1918. 
Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26, 1918. Wounded at 
Consenvoye, October 6, 1918, shrapnel wound above right eye, and gassed. Had 
attended school for officers in August and was wounded after being in trenches 
only twenty-four hours. Sent to field hospital near Consenvoye, October 6, 1918 ; 
died here November 6, 1918 ; buried at this place. Body returned home and re- 
interred with military honors at Pontiac, Illinois, January 9, 1921. 

L. S. B. 

HELTON, GEORGE MILTON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 2, 1887, Shelbyville, 
Illinois. Farm laborer. Inducted September 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Grant, Illinois, Pvt., Co. T, 2 Bn., 5 Ltd. Ser. Reg. Died at Camp Grant, 
October 4, 1918, from pneumonia. Buried at Minonk, October 8, 1918. 

52 Engrs. 304 F. A. 

HILL, JOHNSON, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born January 17, 1894, Lost Creek, 
Tennessee. Farmer. Inducted February 23, 1918, Nashua, Iowa. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 52 Engrs. ; transferred to Bat. F, 304 F. A. 77 Div., Camp 
Upton, March, 1918. Sailed from Camp Upton, April 24, 1918, on U. S. S. Le- 
viathan. Engagements: Vosges Front, July 12-August 1, 1918; Vesle-Aisne, 
August 15-September 14, 1918 ; Argonne, September 25-October 15, 1918 ; Ar- 
gonne-Meuse, November 1-11, 1918 ; fought in four campaigns, and eighteen bat- 
tles. Sent to hospital, Saleel, France, February, 1919 ; died of influenza and 
pneumonia, February 28, 1919 ; buried March 3, 1919, at LeMans, France, Grave 
No. 109, Sec. A. 



22 Livingston County in the World War 

123 Inf. 

HODGES, WILLIAM, Nobob, Kentucky. Born December 11, 1888, Summer- 
shade, Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. C, 123 Inf. To Camp Mills, New York, October 1, 

1918. Died of influenza and pneumonia at hospital in Hoboken, New Jersey, 
October 16, 1918. 

123 Inf. 

HONEGGER, ALVIE, Forrest, Illinois. Born February 24, 1894, Forrest, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. E, 123 Inf. To Camp Mills, Long Island, September 13, 1918 ; 
died at Camp Mills Base Hosp., October 11, 1918, of influenza and pneumonia. 

138 Inf. 38 Inf. 

IRVIN, CHARLES S., Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 6, 1894, Odell, Illi- 
nois. Inducted September 9, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa ; to 
Camp Pike, Arkansas. Pvt., 138 Inf. Sailed from Camp Mills, June 20, 1918. 
Transferred to Co. H, 38 Inf. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne, Verdun. 
Wounded by M. G. bullets in right leg, October 8, 1918, during Argonne Of- 
fensive ; sent to Hosp. No. 27, Angers, France ; died December 2, 1918. 

47 Inf. 

JACOBS, JAMES WALTER, Streator, Illinois. Inducted January 9, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Co. H, 47 Inf. To Camp Greene, Charlotte, North Carolina. Sailed 
from New York City, May 9, 1918 ; landed in France, May 28, 1918. Sailed from 
France, October 1, 1918 ; landed in U. S. A., October 12, 1918. Died April 21, 

1919, after being discharged, from bayonet wound in side, June 11, 1918, Bel- 
leau Woods. 

3 m. Inf. 161 D. B. C. O. T. S. 

JAMISON, CLARENCE ELMO, Rockford, Illinois. Born August 16, 1890, Cor- 
nell, Illinois. Lawyer. Mexican Border service : Enlisted June 15, 1916, Rock- 
ford, Illinois. Pvt., Hosp. Corps, 3 111. Inf., N. G. To Camp Wilson, San An- 
tonio, Texas. Transferred to Co. K, 3 111. Inf. Mustered from federal service, 
February 2, 1917, Fort Sheridan, Illinois. World War Service : Inducted June 
24, 1918, Rockford, Illinois. To Camp Grant, Illinois. Sgt., 29 Co., 161 D. B. 
Transferred to 21st Tr. Bat., F. A., C. 0. T. S., Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. 
Died October 15, 1918, Camp Taylor, of pneumonia following influenza. At 
the time of his death he was making rapid progress toward a commission. Buried 
at Cornell, Illinois, October 18, 1918. 



Livingston County in the World War 23 

315 Engrs. 

JODA, JOHN J., Fairbury, Illinois. Born December 25, 1894, Fairbury, Illi- 
nois. Plumber. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa; transferred to Camp Travis, Texas; Pvt., Co. E, 315 Engrs., May 14, 
1918. To Camp Mills, New York, June 10, 1918. Sailed from New York City, 
June 13, 1918, on Hunsend. Landed at Liverpool, England, June 27, 1918. 
Trained at Recey-sur-Orce, France, July 4- August 22, 1918. Engagements: 
St. Mihiel Offensive, September 12-13, 1918. Killed in action by H. E. shell, 
September 14, 1918, Fey-en-Heye ; was last seen in a crowd that was hit by a shell. 



129 Inf. 

JOHNSON, MAURICE DELBERT, Fairbury, Illinois. Born June 23, 1901, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Farm laborer. Enlisted September 1, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed 
at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements: Somme- Amiens Sector with 
Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., 
August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918. Sent to 
hospital September 15, 1918 ; died September 28, 1918, of diphtheria, followed by 
acute nephritis. 

136 Inf. 58 Inf. 

KING, LESTER, Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Born August 8, 1894, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted July 4, 1917, Redwood Falls, Minnesota. To Camp 
Cody, Deming, New Mexico. Pvt., Co. L, 136 Inf. To Camp Dix, New Jersey. 
Sailed June 27, 1918, from New York. Landed July 17, 1918, in England. 
Crossed English Channel, July 20, 1918. Transferred to Co. E, 58 Inf., 4 Div. 
Engagements: Chateau Thierry. Killed at Fismes, August 6, 1918. 



129 Inf. 

KING, PERCY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 8, 1885, England. Farmer. 
Enlisted June 24, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican Border service: Pvt., Co. F, 
3 111. Inf., N. G. Promoted to Cpl., June 30, 1917. Stationed at Camp Wilson, 
San Antonio, Texas. Mustered from federal service, February 21, 1917, Fort 
Sheridan, Illinois. World War Service: Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Designation of 
organization changed to 129 Inf. Promoted to Sgt., November 15, 1917. Sailed 
from Camp Upton, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, 
May 24, 1918. Engagements: Somme-Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, 
July 26-August 1, 1918. Killed by shell-fire, August 1, 1918. 



24 Livingston County in tlie World War 

345 Inf. 

LAW, RAYMOND RICHARD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 2, 1896, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Transferred to Co. I, 345 Inf., Camp Pike, Arkansas. Promoted 
to Sgt., February, 1918. Sailed from New York, August 24, 1918, on Cedric. 
Died at 2d Depot Div. Camp, October 10, 1918, from bronchial pneumonia. Burial 
in American Plot, Grand Cemetery, LeMans, France. Remains were brought to 
United States and body re-interred at Pontiac, Illinois, with military honors. 

Bks. Co. 

LINDSAY, VICTOR, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 24, 1895, Birmingham, 
England. Farmer. Inducted October 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri. Contracted influenza on October 7, 1918, died in Post Hos- 
pital, October 18, 1918, having worn the uniform of his adopted country but one 
day. Buried at Niles, Oklahoma. 

121 Inf. 

LIVINGSTON, CHARLES, Louisburg, Kansas. Born July 19, 1894, near Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. B, 121 Inf. To Camp Mills, New York, for em- 
barkation. To Base Hosp., Camp Mills, September 30, 1918. Died October 5, 
1918, of influenza and pneumonia. 

121 Inf. 

LONG, JESSE HARRISON, Heiskell, Tennessee. Born February 18, 1889, An- 
derson Co., Tennessee. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. B, 121 Inf. To Camp Mills, Long Island, 
New York, for embarkation; to Base Hosp., Camp Mills, September 30, 1918; 
died October 5, 1918, of influenza and pneumonia. 

M. C. Hosp. Tr. 58 

LYONS, BERNARD M., Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 14, 1894, Odell, Illinois. 
Teacher. Inducted January 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Greenleaf, 
Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Pvt., Unit 33, M. C. ; transferred to Hosp. Train 58. 
Promoted to Pvt., 1C1. Sailed from Camp Merritt, New Jersey, about April 20, 
1918 ; landed at Bordeaux, France, May 6, 1918. Saw service on three fronts. 
The personnel of Hosp. Train 58 were twice cited for bravery, once at Villeeour- 
derey, and again at Creppy. At Creppy the train went in for wounded where 
the French had refused to go. Hosp. Train 58 carrried the first load of allied 
prisoners, sick and wounded, out of Germany. Active service ended July 10, 
1919 ; killed by train July 14, 1919, at Nantes, France. Buried at this place ; 
body later brought home and re-interred with military honors at Odell, Illinois, 
October 18, 1920. 



Livingston County in the World War 25 

MCCARTY, HARRY, Long Point, Illinois. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

McCoY, BURT, Cayuga, Illinois. Born August 28, 1895, Cayuga, Illinois. 
Farm laborer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. L, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. M, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, Arkan- 
sas, November 24, 1917. To Base Hosp., Camp Pike, December 14, 1917. Measles 
followed by pneumonia resulted in death, January 9, 1918. Burial at Pontiac, 
Illinois. 

124 Inf. 

McGEE, JAMES LEONARD, Streator, Illinois. Born April 5, 1896, Marshall 
Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. C, 124 Inf. Died October 19, 1918, at Camp Mills, 
New York, of influenza. 

L. 8. K. 

McPHERSON, FRED, Cullom, Illinois. Born December 13, 1892, Monroe Co., 
Kentucky. Farm laborer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., Co. A, 1 Ltd. Ser. Reg., 161 D. B. Died October 2, 
1918, Camp Grant, Illinois, of pneumonia following influenza. 

MEEKS, WILLIAM R., Charlotte, Illinois. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. (Further data not available.) 

a. s. i. 

MAIER, GUSTAVE, Saunemin, Illinois. Born November 14, 1890, Cologne, 
Wittenberg, Germany. Farm laborer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois; to Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Released on S. C. D., July 6, 1918. Re- 
inducted October 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois; to Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. 
Pvt., 18 Ret. Co., G. S. I. Died October 15, 1918, pneumonia following influenza. 

Inf. 

MILLER, JOHN, Odell, Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To 'Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Died at sea, October 12, 1918. 

J. A. R. D. 

MONFERDINI, JOE JOSEPH, Fairbury, Illinois. Born April 3, 1894, Festola, 
Italy. Coal miner. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., 40 Co., July Auto Rep. Det. Sailed from New York, July 21, 
1918, on Plattsburg. Transferred in France to Co. L, 107 Inf. Engagements: 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-29, 1918. Killed in action in an assault- 
ing wave, by M. G. fire, near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Buried on 
Guillemont Farm, near Ronssoy. 

2 Tenn. Inf. 113 M. Q. Bn. S. C. 

MONK, CHARLES E., Nashville, Tennessee. Born April 19, 1889, Olney, Illi- 
nois. Electrical engineer. Enlisted July 19, 1917, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 



26 Livingston County in the World War 

Mobilized July 25, 1917, Murf reesboro ; M. G. Co., 2 Tenn. Inf. Transferred to 
Co. B, 113 M. G. Bn., September 14, 1917 ; to Bn. Hqrs., 113 M. B. Bn., Adju- 
tant Supply Officer, September 15, 1917 ; to 105 F. S. Bn., Outpost Co., Sep- 
tember 20, 1917. Commissioned 1st Lieut., July 25, 1917 ; promoted to Captain, 
Signal Corps, November 12, 1917. Sailed from New York City, May 26, 1918, 
on Armagh. Landed at Liverpool, England, June 8, 1918. Trained at Nor- 
desque, June 11-July 1, 1917. Engagements: Occupation of trench, Yjsres 
Sector, July 5-September 5, 1918; Battle Vermooszelle Laukoff Farm, August 
18-21, 1918 ; breaking Hindenburg Line, September 29, 1918 ; advance to Mazny- 
hein, 26 km., September 30-October 20, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, 
March 28, 1919, on Powhatan. Landed at Charleston, South Carolina, April 11, 
1919; to Camp Jackson, April 12, 1919; to Camp Oglethorpe, April 17, 1919. 
On duty Chief Signal Office, Washington, D. C., May 10-June 15, 1919 ; trans- 
ferred to Camp Benning, Georgia, as Camp Signal Officer, June 16, 1919. 
Injured by a falling telegraph pole, April 3, 1920 ; his men stated that a shout 
had warned the captain of the danger and that he could have saved himself, 
except that he stopped to push one of his men out of range of the falling pole, 
and that when reached he inquired how many were hurt ; upon being told that 
he was the only one injured he said that was all right. He died April 8, 1920, 
at the City Hospital, Columbus, Georgia, and was given a military funeral at 
that place on April 9. His body was then taken to York, Pennsylvania, where 
he was buried with all military honors. 

337 M. G. Co. 358 Inf. 110 Inf. 

MORRIS, JAMES E., Forrest, Illinois. Born August 21, 1895, Champaign Co., 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 25, 1918, Adel, Iowa. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Pvt., 337 M. G. Co. Transferred to Co. A, 358 Inf., Camp Travis, Texas, May 
28, 1918 ; to Co. K, 110 Inf., October 6, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., October, 1918. 
Sailed from Camp Mills, New York, June 15, 1918. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, July 3, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel. Wounded 
by shot through the hand, September 26, 1918. Died at Hosp. 103, March 5, 
1919, from cerebro-spinal meningitis. 

Bks. Co. 

MYERS, CLARENCE H., Forrest, Illinois. Born September 11, 1890, Cropsey, 
Illinois. Inducted April 4, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Wright, New York. 
Pvt., Det. C, Co. 8, Bks. Died at Ft. Wright, April 20, 1918, from pneumonia 
and influenza. 

B. E. F. 

PAYLJSS, FRANK W., Cornell, Illinois. Born December 16, 1892, Bromley, 
Kent, England. Farm laborer. Enlisted September 7, 1914, Bromley, England. 
Mobilized September 9, 1914, Purfleet, Kent. Pvt., Signaler, 7 Bn., Royal West 
Kents. Awarded Military Medal for gallant conduct and devotion to duty, 



Livingston County in the World War 27 

August 9-10, 1917, near Zillebeke. Taken prisoner March 21, 1918, by Huns; 
died of pneumonia at Municipal Hospital, Essenruhr, Germany. Buried in Es- 
sen Cemetery of Honor. 

U. S. N. B. F. 

PERSONETTE, GEORGE EDGAR, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 2, 1892, Shaw 
Station, Illinois. Pattern maker. Enlisted May 23, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. 
Trained at N. T. S., Great Lakes, Illinois. Seaman 2C1. Died September 28, 
1918, at Great Lakes, of influenza. Given military funeral at Pontiac, Illinois. 

Vet. Ops. 

RABIN, NATHAN W., Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 2, 1891, Russia. Vet- 
erinarian. Commissioned 2d Lt., September 6, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia, Veterinary Corps. Promoted to 1st Lt., September 6, 1918. 
Died at Camp Wheeler, November 10, 1918, of pneumonia. Buried at Peoria, 
Illinois. 

4 Rep. Beg. 11 Inf. 

REIBERT, ADAM, Streator, Illinois. Born January 17, 1895, Streator. Auto 
mechanic. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. 
Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Sailed from New York, July 21, 1918, on Platts- 
burg. Transferred to M. G. Co., 11 Inf., September, 1918. Severely wounded in 
action, G. S. wound right chest, November 7, 1918. Died from wounds, Novem- 
ber 8, 1918. 

Prov. Co. Q. M. C. 

ROWCLIFFE, HARRY, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born January 9, 1893, Gibson 
City, Illinois. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri ; to Camp McArthur, Texas. Cpl., 25 Prov. Co., 7 Div. Ret. Camp ; 
transferred to Cook, Bakery Co. 361, Camp McArthur, June, 1918. Sailed from 
Camp Merritt about August 15, 1918 ; arrived in Prance about August 28, 1918. 
To Base Hosp. 78; died of influenza and pneumonia, October 6, 1918. Buried 
at Rozok, France. 

349 Inf. 345 M. a. Bn. 

RYAN, JAMES LEANDER, Strawn, Illinois. Born February 22, 1896, Strawn, 
Illinois. U. S. railway mail clerk. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. ; transferred to Co. A, 345 M. G. 
Bn., 180 Brig., 90 Div., Camp Travis, Texas, May 20, 1918 ; to Camp Mills, New 
York, June 5, 1918 ; to Philadelphia, June 12, 1918. Sailed from Philadelphia, 
June 13, 1918, on S. S. City of Glasgow; landed at Cherbourg, France, July 1, 
1918. Trained at Beneuvre, France, July 16-August 13, 1918. Engagements: 



28 Livingston County in the World War 

Entered the drive from Fey-en-Heye, September 12, 1918; St. Mihiel Sector, 
near Pruny, September 12-20, 1918. Killed in action near Vilcey, September 20, 
1918, by H. E. shell. 

2 Prov. Keg. 121 Inf. 

SANCKEN, ANTON G., Saunemin, Illinois. Born December 5, 1892, Sauene- 
min. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg.; transferred to Co. B, 121 Inf., Camp 
Wheeler; to Camp Mills, New York, September 18, 1918. To St. Mary's Hosp., 
Hoboken, New Jersey, October 6, 1918 ; died from pneumonia, October 18, 1918. 

Organization Unknown. 

SCHRECK, JOHN E., Gridley, Illinois. Born March 1, 1887, Waldo, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, Kentucky ; 
to Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky ; to Camp Sheridan, Alabama. Died from 
influenza, October 20, 1918, Camp Sheridan. Buried at Waldo cemetery, Liv- 
ingston Co., Illinois, October 27, 1918, with military honors. 

163 D. B. 339 F. A 357 Inf. 

SHOLTIS, ANDREW, Streator, Illinois. Born October 9, 1894, Streator, Illi- 
nois. Brick yard employee. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 163 D. B. Transferred to Camp Travis, Texas; to 
Bat. E, 339 F. A., May 16, 1918; to Co. K, 357 Inf., May 23, 1918. Sailed 
June 20, 1918. Engagements : St. Mihiel, September 12, 1918 ; Verdun, Octo- 
ber 23, 1918. Reported missing in action, October 23, 1918. 

129 Inf. 

SKINNER, DOY W., ullom, Illinois. Born March 3, 1895, Cullom, Illinois. 
Rural mail carrier. Enlisted July 30, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. 
To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, 
October 10, 1917. Sailed from Camp Upton, Long Island, New York, May 10, 
1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained 
at Bethencourt, France, June 14-30, 1918 ; at Signal Trench School at Bussus, 
and at Allonville. Engagements: Villers, Brettoneux, July 28, 1918; Albert 
Front, August 9, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Hill 304, September 26, 1918. 
During this drive Doy Skinner, with his company, was in the trenches continu- 
ously for forty-two days. Killed in action October 17, 1918, Consenvoye; in- 
stantaneous death from a heart wound caused by a piece of shrapnel. Major 
General Bell writes: "The bravery and splendid devotion to duty which he 
showed throughout his military service reached their zenith in his last fight. To 
consecrate one's self to a lofty principle, and to make the supreme sacrifice is 
the noblest action humanly possible." Body returned to the United States and 
buried at Cullom, Illinois, with full military honors on August 21, 1921. 




1. James W, Jacobs 2. Clarence Elmo Jamison 3. Maurice Delbert Johnson 

4. Lester King 5. Percy King 

6. Raymond Richard Law 7. Charles Livingston 8. Jesse Harrison Long 




1, Bernard M. Lyons 
4. Fred McPherson 

6. Joe Joseph Monferdini 



2. Burt McCoy 3. James L. McGee 

5. Gustave Maier 
7. Charles E. Monk 8. Frank W. Payliss 



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SOKOL, JAMES ANTONE, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born September 28, 1893, 
Chicago, Illinois. Railroad clerk. Enlisted April 3, 1917, at Great Lakes, Illi- 
nois. Transferred from U. S. S. Delaware to the Motano, an oil commercial ship. 
Sailed from New York about July 1, 1917. Ship torpedoed and sunk on July 
31, 1917, and James Antone Sokol, together with the captain of the Motano, was 
drowned. 

102 Inf. 

SOMMERS, LEE, Pontiac, Illinois. Co. M, 102 Inf. Killed in action. (Fur- 
ther information not obtainable.) 

163 D. B. 138 Inf. 139 Inf. 

SOPHER, FKANK, Dwight, Illinois. Born September 3, 1891, Streator, Illinois. 
Hotel employee. Inducted April 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Pvt, Co. I, 163 D. B. Transferred to Co. E, 2 Bn., 163 D. B., April 10, 1918; 
to Co. I, Prov. Bn., 138 Inf., 35 Div. ; to Camp Mills, New York, April 15, 1918. 
Sailed on Carpathia, May 3, 1918. Landed in England. Transferred to Co. I, 
139 Inf., 35 Div. Engagements: Fecht Sector, June 1-19, 1918; St. Mihiel, 
September 12-18, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, September 26-October 1, 1918; Saume 
Dieue, October 12-November 2, 1918. Gassed at Verdun about November 1, 1918. 
Transferred from French hospital to U. S. Govt. Hosp., Hampton, Virginia, De- 
cember, 1918 ; died at Hampton Roads, January 8, 1919, from effects of gas. 

349 Inf. 132 M. G. Co. 

SPANGLER, HARRY M., Fairbury, Illinois. Born September 7, 1888, LaRose, 
Illinois. Contractor. Inducted September 14, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. G. 349 Inf. Transferred to 132 M. G. Co., Camp Logan, 
Houston, Texas. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 16, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Mt. Vernon. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements: Albert, 
Hamel, Harbonniers, Mort Homme, Forges, Bois de Fays, Bois de Foret, Bra- 
bant, Dun-sur-Meuse, Consenvoye, Bois de Chaume. Gassed October 11, 
1918, Verdun. Died at Rimuricourt, October 28, 1918, of pneumonia follow- 
ing gas. Buried October 29, 1918, in Military Cemetery 92, Hospital Center, 
Rimuricourt, Haute Marne. 

6 Eep. Reg. 23 Inf. 

SPIECHER, RUSSELL L., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born July 11, 1894, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Railway expressman. Inducted May 28, 1918, "VVatseka, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 71 Co., 6 Rep. Reg. Inf. To Camp Mer- 
ritt, New Jersey, August 1, 1918. Sailed July 31, 1918. Transferred to Co. M, 
23 Inf. Engagements: St. Mihiel, September 12-13, 1918; Champagne, Octo- 



30 Livingston County in the World War 

her 2, 1918. Wounded at Champagne about October 4, 1918 ; died from wounds, 
October 4, 1918. Body returned home and buried at Chatsworth on Septem- 
ber 11, 1921, a military funeral being conducted by the American Legion. 

124 Inf. 

STANG, HERMAN H., Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 12, 1893, Cullom, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt, Co. G, 124 Inf. To Camp Mills, October 5, 1918. Died at Camp 
Mills, October 12, 1918. 

Vet. Cps. 

STEFFEN, ELMER, Cropsey, Illinois. Farmer. Born January 1, 1896, Belle 
Prairie Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Veterinary Corps. Granted a ten-day fur- 
lough on February 6, 1919, and while on furlough died from influenza followed 
by pneumonia, on February 21, 1919. 

124 Inf. 

SULSDORF, GEORGE H., Saunemin, Illinois. Born December 6, 1894, Odell, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. K, 124 Inf. To Camp Mills, New York, September 18, 1918. 
Died at Camp Mills, from pneumonia, October 18, 1918. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 163 Inf. 39 Inf. 

SURFACE, HARRY C., Cornell, Illinois. Born April 27, 1896, Dayton, Ohio. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Pvt., Co. M, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. K, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, Arkansas, 
November 20, 1917 ; to Co. K, 163 Inf., July 24, 1918 ; to Co. F, 39 Inf., Au- 
gust 1, 1918. To Camp Merritt, June 11, 1918; sailed June 19, 1918; landed in 
England about July 15, 1918. Wounded at Vesle River, August 4, 1918, shrap- 
nel wound through stomach ; to Field Hosp 19., August 4, 1918 ; died August 
6, 1918. 

4 Inf. Rep. 

SWAGGER, HARRY L., Flanagan, Illinois. Born 1893. Inducted May 26, 
1918, for Monticello, Missouri, board. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 
4 Inf. Rep. Reg. Died from wounds, November 8, 1918. 

O. . F. 

SWENSON, JAMES EDWARD, Rowe, Illinois. Born March 13, 1893, Rowe, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Enlisted September 2, 1916, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Pro- 
ceeded overseas on October 13, 1916. Gunner Swenson was with his battery 



Livingston County in tlie World War 31 

on the night of September 7, 1918, when the enemy placed a heavy concentra- 
tion of gas shell on the battery position. Every accommodation had been pro- 
vided for shelter, and no apparent damage was noticeable until morning, when 
this soldier showed signs of sickness. On instructions from the medical officer 
he was sent out to a field ambulance and evacuated to Gen. Hosp. 22, Etaples, 
France, and died of gas wounds, September 10, 1918. Buried in Etaples Mili- 
tary Cemetery, France. 

123 Inf. 

TIFFANY, CLYDE, Cornell, Illinois. Born March 31, 1895, Streator, Illinois. 
Farm laborer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt, Co. M, 123 Inf. To Camp Mills, New York, September 18, 1918. 
Died at Camp Mills, October 20, 1918, from influenza. Buried in Cornell Ceme- 
tery, Cornell, Illinois, October 26, 1918. 

349 Inf. 132 Inf. 

TROST, THEODORE WILLIAM, Cullom, Illinois. Born July 5, 1885, Cullom, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. L, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. E, 132 Inf., Camp Logan, 
Texas. Sailed from Camp Upton, May 16, 1918, on U. S. S. Mt. Vernon; landed 
at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Albert, France, May 24-July 2, 1918. 
Engagements : Albert, Hamel, Harbonniers, Mort Homme, Forges, Bois de Fays, 
Bois de Foret, Brabant, Dunsur-Meuse, Consenvoye, Bois de Chaume. Killed in 
action by G. S. wound, at Bois de Chaume, Verdun Sector, October 9, 1918. 
Buried in American Cemetery, Meuse. Received certificate of honor for brav- 
ery at Bois de Chaume, October 9, 1918. 

168 Inf. 

TUNBERG, ALBERT, Dwight, Illinois. Born April 25, 1892, Denver, Colorado. 
Farmer. Enlisted June 23, 1916, Charles City, Iowa. Mexican Border Service: 
Mobilized June 26, 1916, Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. E, 1st Iowa Inf., N. G. 
To Brownsville, Texas. Appointed Cpl., April 23, 1917; mustered into U. S. 
service, June 26, 1916 ; mustered out of U. S. service, January 15, 1917. World 
War Service : Called out March 26, 1917 ; mustered into U. S. service, April 24, 
1917 ; mobilized at Des Moines, Iowa, August 15, 1917 ; transferred to Co. E, 3rd 
Iowa Inf., N. G., August 20, 1917, (designation changed to Co. E, 168 Inf., Rain- 
bow Division.) Promoted to Sgt. Trained at Camp Mills, New York. Sailed 
from New York, November, 1917 ; arrived in England, December 7, 1917. Served 
4 months in trenches in Lorraine Sector ; in Champagne Battle, June-July, 1918 ; 
entered lines in Chateau Thierry, July 25, 1918. On afternoon of July 26 he vol- 
untarily took command of his section of platoon, leading them over the top, and 
was so severely wounded by machine gun bullets in the face that he could only 
signal his orders to his men. He later ran away from the hospital, returned to 



32 Livingston County in the World War 

his organization just before the Argonne Battle, going up into the line the night 
of October 11, 1918 ; he was killed the next morning, October 12, 1918, on the re- 
verse slope of Hill 288, and buried in Grave No. 1-20, Map of Kreimhilde, Stel- 
lung. His commanding officer writes: "He was regarded as one of Co. E's 
finest men and best soldiers. He made a brilliant record in the Lorraine, Cham- 
pagne, and Chateau Thierry. His loss was greatly felt by his many comrades and 
friends. ' ' Sgt. Tunberg, who enlisted under the name of Walton, was commended 
for his bravery by General Pershing, and recommended for a medal of honor. 

404 Tel. Bn. 

TYRON, LLOYD, Strawn, Illinois. Born January 6, 1894, Riley, Indiana. 
Telegrapher. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Pvt., 1C1., Co. E, 404 Tel. Bn. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 15, 1918, 
on U. S. S. Northern Pacific. Landed at Brest, France, July 22, 1918. Trained 
at Brie-Comte-Kobert, July 25-August 15, 1918. Died of influenza, February 
23, 1919, at Brie, France. 

166 D. B. 361 Inf. 

UMPHENOUR, LEE WILLIAM, Gooding, Idaho. Born February 24, 1896, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 30, 1918, Gooding, Idaho. To Tacoma, 
Washington. Pvt., 29 Co., 166 D. B., Camp Lewis. Transferred to Co. D, 
361 Inf., 91 Div., Camp Lewis, May, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., July, 1918. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 6, 1918, on Karoa. Landed at Glasgow, 
Scotland, July 20, 1918. Trained at LeHavre and Haute Marne, France, July 23- 
September 7, 1918. Engagements: Meuse- Argonne, September 26-October 4, 
1918 ; Revigny, October 6, 1918, line taken between hills 269-255 on October 10, 
1918 ; Audenard, Belgium, October 30, 1918 ; took town of Audenard on morn- 
ing of November 1, 1918. Killed at Audenard, Belgium, November 1, 1918, by 
bomb from German plane. Buried at Commune of Mooreghe, East Flanders, 
Belgium ; disinterred and reburied, Grave 185, Plot A, American Military Ceme- 
tery 1252, Waereghm, West Flanders ; body brought to United States and given 
final resting place with military honors at Gooding, Idaho. 

(From the Gooding, Idaho, Leader, May 26, 1921.) 

The body of Lee W. Umphenour, who was killed in action, found its last rest- 
ing place in the Gooding cemetery Sunday afternoon. Military ceremonies be- 
fitting his death were carried out by Perry Byam Post of the American Legion, 
assisted by other local patriotic bodies. 

The remains of the hero lay in a flower strewn casket on the stage at the 
Schubert theater. John Ayres, representing the army, stood guard at the head of 
the body, and Ed Bryan, representing the navy, stood guard at the foot through- 
out the ceremonies. The following obituary was read : 




1. George Edgar Personette 2. Nathan W. Rabin 3. Harry Rowcliff 

4. James Leander Ryan 5. John E. Schreck 

6. Andrew Sholtis 7. Doy W. Skinner 8. James Antone Sokol 




1. Frank Sopher 2. Russell L. Spiecher 3. George H. Sulsdorf 

4. Harry C. Surface 5. James E. Swenson 

6. Clyde Tiffany 7. Theodore William Trost 8. Lloyd Tryon 



Livingston County in fhe World War 33 

"Lee William Umphenour was born February 24, 1896, at Pontiac, Illinois, 
and was living at Gooding at the time he left for Camp Lewis, Washington, 
April 30, 1918. 

"After training in Camp Lewis for about two months, Lee left with the 
91st Division for Camp Merritt. He was in the 361 Inf., Co. D. They left 
July 5, landing in Scotland, July 20, 1918, and reached Le Havre July 23. They 
went into the first line trenches September 26, 1918, in the Meuse-Argonne. Lee 
was killed by a high explosive shell on the first day of November. 

"When our company in the 166 D. B. was split up the boys were sent into 
different camps. Lee was one of the eleven of us who went into Co. D, 361 Inf. 

"In France we received some six weeks more training and while there Lee 
was made a runner and promoted to private first-class. September 3 we started 
for the front, making most of the distance by forced marches, carrying full pack. 
As we neared the front we marched by night and hid in the ruins of some vil- 
lage by night. 

"We were in reserve on the St. Mihiel Sector, but were not needed. We 
went from there to the Meuse-Argonne Sector and were off at the beginning of 
the last great drive on September 26. We were in action there 17 days, going 
in with twenty-five runners and Lee was one of the five runners to return. 

"The 91st was then sent to Belgium and on October 30 we were ordered to 
take the town of Audenarde, which the Germans had held for four years. When 
within a few kilometers of the town we were held up by the heavy shell fire the 
Germans were using to cover their retreat. On November 1, Co. D. was ordered 
to dig in, in a low meadow land, and it was while digging in that place that a 
piece of high explosive shell struck Lee Umphenour and killed him. Death was 
instantaneous, and there was no suffering." 

After music and a funeral sermon the procession formed for the march to 
the cemetery. The body was drawn by six horses, mounted military fashion, 
and was placed in a plot reserved for world war veterans. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 9 Inf. 

VAHLDIECK, VICTOR V., Cornell, Illinois. Born November 26, 1893, Esmen 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Laborer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt, 1CL, Co. I, 349 Inf. ; transferred to 
Co. F, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, Arkansas, November 20, 1917; to Camp Merritt, 
June, 1918. Sailed from Jersey City, New Jersey, August 24, 1918. Transferred 
to Co. F, 9 Inf., 2 Div., fighting with U. S. Marines. Killed at Suieppes, Cham- 
pagne Front, October 3, 1918, by M. G. bullet through his head. 

55 Inf. 

WALKER, WILLIAM, Fairbury, Illinois. Born May 31, 1891, Fairbury, Illi- 
nois. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Mis- 



34 Livingston County in the World War 

souri ; to 55 Inf., Camp Waco, Texas, June 3, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, August 3, 1918, on Leviathan. Wounded at Bois de Rapper Sector, Octo- 
ber 13, 1918, right chest and abdominal wounds; sent to Evac. Hosp. 1, Toul, 
France, October 14, 1918; died from wounds October 14, 1918; buried in 
St. Mihiel American Cemetery 1233, Thiacourt, M-et-M. 

129 Inf. 

WARREN, ROBERT BAKER, Clay City, Illinois. Born September 5, 1896, 
Xenia, Illinois. Farm laborer. Enlisted August, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, 
France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Bussus, France. Engagements: Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, Sep- 
tember 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 
1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme-Amiens 
Sector with Australian Corps, July 26- August 6, 1918; Albert Sector with 
18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 
1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre District, October 24-November 9, 1918 ; Marche- 
ville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Pvt. Warren was 
killed at 9 :30 a. m., November 11, 1918, just an hour and a half before the 
armistice went into effect, at a point three-quarters of a mile east of Fresnes-en- 
Woevre. Serving as a runner, he had taken shelter from heavy machine gun 
fire in a shell hole, and was struck here by machine gun bullets and instantly 
killed. He was buried that afternoon in a court-yard at Fresnes-en- Woevre, 
later reburied at Vigneuilles. 

5 Prov. Reg. 161 D. B. 

WATKINS, OTTO OSDON, Fairbury, Illinois. Born June 4, 1893, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Paxton, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. A, 5 Prov. Reg. To Camp Grant, Illinois, September 2, 1918, 
Co. A, 1 Bn., 5 L. S. Reg., 161 D. B. To camp hospital, September 23, 1918 ; 
died October 14, 1918, Camp Grant, from pneumonia, and infection resulting 
from vaccination. 

A. B. D. 111 Inf. 

WATKINS, VERNE R. Born April 9, 1890, Bloomington, Illinois. Railway 
conductor. Inducted May 29, 1918, Highwood, Illinois. To Macon, Georgia. 
Pvt., 66 Co., A. R. D., Inf. Transferred to Co. D, 111 Inf., September 26, 1918. 
Killed in action by M. G. fire, five miles northeast of Grand Pre, October 5, 1918, 
early in the morning while he and two ammunition carriers were advancing 
against powerfully held machine gun nests. Buried where he fell, in the edge 
of the Argonne Forest. Letters from the War Department and his officers bear 
strong testimony to his unfaltering courage and devotion to duty. 



Livingston County in the World War 35 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 123 Inf. 

WHITEHURST, BERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 14, 1895, Yale, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. I, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. H, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, October 
26, 1918 ; to Camp Merritt, March 28, 1918. Promoted to Cpl. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, April 6, 1918, on lit. Vernon. Landed at Brest, France, 
April 28, 1918. Transferred to Co. D, 123 Inf., May 6, 1918. Engagements: 
Chateau Thierry, July 18, 1918 ; St. Mihiel, September 12, 1918 ; Argonne Forest, 
October 23, 1918. Wounded October 27, 1918, Argonne Forest ; to Evac. Hosp., 
Glorieux ; died of wounds, November 7, 1918, at Glorieux. 

123 Inf. 

WOLF, ALVIN W., Odell, Illinois. Born January 23, 1896, Odell. Farmer. 
Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 
Co. I, 123 Inf. To Camp Mills, New York. Died of influenza, October 8, 1918. 

129 Inf. 

WOODS, ROBERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 2, 1892, Pontiac, Illinois. Pub- 
lic service employee. Enlisted May, 1916, Ottawa, Illinois. Pvt., Co. C, 3 111. 
Inf., N. G. During Mexican Border trouble stationed at San Antonio, Texas; 
mustered from federal service February 21, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. World 
War Service : Mobilized July 25, 1917, Ottawa, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Hous- 
ton, Texas, September 13, 1917. Organization designation changed to 129 Inf., 
33 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Coving- 
ton. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements: Somme-Amiens 
Sector, July 18-28, 1918; Albert Sector, July 29-August 8, 1918; Hill 304, Sep- 
tember 7-26, 1918 ; Dannevoux Ridge, September 28-30, 1918 ; Meuse- Argonne 
Offensive. Wounded by shrapnel at Dannevoux Ridge, shot in head and two 
wounds on arm ; sent to hospital at Senoncourt, September 30, 1918 ; died from 
wounds, October 3, 1918. Body brought home and re-interred with military 
honors at Pontiac, July 31, 1921. 

CITATION 

The Thirty-Third Division, A. E. F. 
Private Robert Woods, Co. C, 129 Infantry: 

The reports of your commanding officers testify to your gallantry and splen- 
did performance of duty at Dannevoux on September 30, 1918. 

Your conduct on that occasion has afforded me genuine gratification, and 
I have accordingly directed that your name and action be inscribed on the Roll 
of Honor of the " Prairie Division. ' ' GEORGE BELL, JR., 

Major General Commanding Thirty-third Division. 



36 Livingston County in the World War 

U. S. N. R. F. 

WORTH, ALONZO WILLIAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 3, 1894, Ca- 
yuga, Illinois. Grain broker. Enlisted July 22, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. 
Lds. for Mus., U. S. N. R. P. Released from active duty, June 28, 1919 ; died 
August 7, 1919, Asheville, North Carolina. 

L.S. R. 

ZIMMERMAN, SAM R., Fairbury, Illinois. Born October 28, 1895, Strawn, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Grant, Illinois. Pvt., Co. A, 5 L. S. Reg., 161 D. B. Died at Camp Grant, 
October 6, 1918, from influenza. 




1. Albert Tunberg 2. Lee William Umphenour 3. William Walker 

4. Robert Baker Warren 5. Otto Osdoii Watkins 

6. Bert Whitehurst 7. Alvin W. Wolf 8. Robert Woods 



INDIVIDUAL SERVICE RECORDS 

OF LIVINGSTON COUNTY SERVICE 
MEN AND WOMEN 



INDIVIDUAL SERVICE RECORDS 

OF LIVINGSTON COUNTY SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN 



68 C. A. O. 

AARON, GEORGE R., Strawn, Illinois. Born April 5, 1894, Strawn, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, 
New York. Pvt., Batt. D, 68 C.A.C. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 
9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, August 25, 1918. 
Trained at St. Pardon, France, September 4, 1918-January 23, 1919. Promoted 
to Pvt. 1 Cl., October 1, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, 
on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 15, 1919; to Camp 
Mills, February 15, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 24, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
February 27, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

129 M. O. Co. 

AARVIG, BERNARD ORVILLE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 21, 1898, 
Pontiac, Illinois. Mechanic. Enlisted May 1, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., M. 
G. Co., 129 Inf. Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, 
Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., December 1, 1917. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed 
at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Intensive combat training at Gorenflos, France, 
June 22-July 18, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 
26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; 
Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French 
Corps on east bank of Meuse River; Somme-Amiens Sector with Australian 
Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 
11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; wounded at Bois 
de Donnevaux, October 6, 1918, external gas burns; to Hosp. 24 at Mesves-Buley, 
Hospital Centre, France, October 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Scheiren, 
Luxemburg, December 25, 1918-January 8, 1919 ; Stegen, Luxemburg, January 8- 
April 27, 1919. Promoted to Sgt., March 1, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 
1919; to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. 
Discharged June 6, 1919. 

IT. S. N. E. P. 

ABBADUSKA, GAYLORD B., Odell, Illinois. Born January 15, 1899, Odell, 
Illinois. Clerk. Enlisted March 3, 1917, 'Chicago, Illinois. Mobilized April 6, 
1917, U. S. N. T. S., Newport, Rhode Island. Ldsm. for Yeoman. To Receiving 
Ship, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 12, 1917 ; to U. S. S. Albany, January 3, 
1919; to Receiving Ship, Philadelphia, February 28, 1919; to U. S. S. St. Louis, 

39 



40 Livingston County in tJie World War 

September 3, 1919. Promoted to Yeoman 3 CL, April 27, 1917 ; Yeoman 2 Cl., 
November 1, 1917 ; Yeoman, 1 Cl., August 1, 1918 ; Chief Yeoman to Paymaster, 
U. S. S. St. Louis, March 1, 1919. Serving four-year enlistment. Re-enlisted 
for one year, July, 1919. 

M. T. O. 

ABBEY, GLENN S., Cropsey, Illinois. Born August 27, 1888, Belle Prairie 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Inducted May 19, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Holabird, Maryland. Pvt., Co. 6, Unit 306, M. T. C. Discharged at Camp 
Grant, Illinois, March 27, 1919. 

Dev. Bn. 

ABERNATHY, WILLIAM ANDREW, Lutesville, Missouri. Born January 22, 
1896, Lutesville, Missouri. Mechanic. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Co. B, Dev. Bn. 1. Discharged December 10, 1918. 

68 0. A. C. 

ACKLIN, CHARLES, Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 5, 1895, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Iron moulder. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 
9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Le Havre, France, August 24, 1918. 
Trained at Arveyers, France, September 1, 1918-January 4, 1919. Sailed from 
Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, February 15, 1919. To Camp Mills, February 16, 1919 ; to Ft. Wads- 
worth ; to Camp Grant, February 28, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

388 Inf. 

ACKLIN, ROYAL THOMAS, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 17, 1889, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted October 21, 1918, Crookston, Minnesota. To 
Camp Cody. Pvt., Co. I, 388 Inf., 97 Div. To Camp Dodge, Iowa, December 7, 
1918. Discharged December 14, 1918. 

Tr. Det. 

ADAMS, HARRY CLAYTON, Piper City, Illinois. Born July 4, 1897, For- 
rest, Illinois. Auto mechanic. Inducted October 15, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Bradley. Peoria, Illinois. Pvt., Tr. Det. Discharged December 7, 1918. 

349 Inf. 

ADREON, LAWRENCE E., Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 11, 1891, Lex- 
ington, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. To Camp Upton, New York, July 30, 




A partnership of three Pontiac medical men who closed their doors and enlisted to serve their country. 

1. A. B. Middleton, Major M. C., U. S. A. Chief of Eye Service, Base Hospital, Camp Travis, Texas. 

2. C. M. Dargan, Major M. C., U. S. A. Surgeon 350th Inf. Division Surgeon, 88th Division, A. E. P. 

3. ,1. G. Young, Lieutenant, Senior Grade, M. C., U. S. N. R. F. Surgeon aboard U. S. S. Mount Vernon. 




1. Father Cannon greets the members of Co. F., 129 Inf., who belong to his parish. 

2. Officers of Co. F., 129 Inf., Pontiac, Illinois, July, 1917. Left to right: Lt. Christensen, Capt. 
Dewey, Lt. Herrold. 




1. Three inch field pieces. 

2. -On parade. Members of 129 Inf. 

3. Colors of Co. F., 129th Inf. 

4. A Leatherneck ready for gas. 

5. Addison Cover. G. A. R., proved a faithful color bearer on all occasions. Line forming for parade. 
First Home Coming, Pontiac, Illinois, October 8, 1919. 




1. Sept. 13, 1917. Companies of 129 Inf. loading for the first lap of the long journey. 

2. Farewell to Co. F., Hdqrs. Co., and Machine Gun Co., 129 Inf., Sept. 13, 1917. 



Livingston County in the World War 41 

1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 5, 1918, on Olympic. Landed 
at Southampton, England, August 16, 1918. Trained at Crombles, France, Sep- 
tember 28-October 2, 1918. Engagements : Alsace Sector, October 16-22, 1918. 
Wounded, Fluorine gas, October 18, 1918. To Base Hosp. No. 43, November 25, 
1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, June 5, 1919, on Rijndam. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, June 16, 1919. To Camp Merritt, June 16, 1919 ; to Camp Grant. 
June 23, 1919. Discharged June 28, 1919. 

23 Bks. Co. Q. M. C. 

AHERN, EUGENE T., Campus, Illinois. Born June 11, 1899, Cardiff, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Enlisted June 11, 1918, Chicago, 111. To Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri, June 13, 1918. Pvt, 23 Co. Transferred to 5 Co., Q. M. C., 
Camp Meigs, Washington, June 21, 1918 ; to 314 M. L. Unit, Q. M. C., Camp 
Meigs, July 18, 1918 ; to Camp Merritt, August 5, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, September 15, 1918, on Calamares. Landed at Brest, France, Sep- 
tember 28, 1918 ; trained at Cherbourg, France, October 26-December 19, 1918 ; 
Tours, France, December 22, 1918-January 17, 1919. Transferred to 1st Div., 
R, A., January 18, 1919. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., May 15, 1919. Army of 
Occupation: Montabaur, Germany, January 23-July 25, 1919; Neuwied, Ger- 
many, July 25-August 21, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, August 25, 1919, 
on U. S. S. Siboney. Landed at New York, September 2, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, 
Long Island, September 2, 1919 ; to Camp Meade, Maryland, September 17, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, Illinois, September 23, 1919. Discharged September 26, 1919. 

AHRENS, JOSEPH H., Odell, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 
AIKEN, LOWELL, Pontiac, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

129 Inf. 

AILLO, SAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 12, 1896, Italy. Track 
laborer. Enlisted June 8, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized at Pontiac, July 25, 
1917. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed 
at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Sep- 
tember 26-November 11, 1918 ; Donnevaux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 
1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918; with XVII 
French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River ; Somme-Amiens Sector, with Aus- 
tralian Corps, July 26- August 6, 1918; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., 
August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon 
Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. 
Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettel- 
bruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 



42 Livingston County in the World War 

May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at New York, May 22, 1919. To 
Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged 
June 6, 1919. 

3 Inf. 

ALBERT, CHARLES D., Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 8, 1889, Florid, Illi- 
nois. Painter. Inducted May 20, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri ; to Ft. Bliss, Dell Rio, Texas, and Ft. Nogales, Bisbee, Arizona. 
Pvt, Co. B, 3 Inf. Promoted to Pvt. 1 CL, November 1, 1918. Discharged 
March 1, 1919, from Camp Grant, Illinois. 

328 Inf. 

ALLEN, BERT, Streator, Illinois. Born September 19, 1885, Centralia, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. M, 328 Inf. Embarked October 5, 1918, Hoboken, New 
Jersey, on Orizaba. Landed October 15, 1918, Brest, France. Sailed from 
Bordeaux, France, May 9, 1919, on U. S. S. Scranton. Landed in U. S., May 20, 
1919. To Camp Merritt, May 20, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 24, 1919. Dis- 
charged May 30, 1919. 

ALLEN, CHARLES LESLIE, Odell, Illinois. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. (No further information available. Record 
not submitted.) 

M. E.O. 

ALLEN, DR. LLOYD RAYMOND, Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Formerly 
Forrest, Illinois.) Born September 27, 1878, Iowa. Physician. Commissioned 
1st Lt., June 20, 1917, Colorado Springs, Colorado. To Ft. Riley, Kansas, Co. 
4, M. 0. T. C., August 5, 1917. Transferred to Regt'l Hdqrs., 141 Inf., Camp 
Bowie, Texas, October 1, 1917. Promotions : Captain, November 6, 1917 ; Major, 
May 16, 1919. Sailed July 16, 1918, U. S. S. Finland, Hoboken, New Jersey. 
Landed Brest, France, August 6, 1918. Trained at Bar-sur-Aube, August 12- 
September 25, 1918. Engagements: Champagne Offensive, September 26- 
October 27, 1918. Gassed at Forest Farm, October 27, 1918. To Evac. Hosp. 
No. 2, October 28, 1918; to Base Hosp. No. 115, Vichy, November 5, 1918; to 
Base Hosp. No. 8, Sonemay, November 22, 1918. Awarded Croix de Guerre, 
Bronze Star, Battle St. Etienne, October 8, 1918. Sailed December 10, 1918, 
from St. Nazaire, on U. S. S. Turrialba. Landed at Staten Island, December 28, 
1918. To Debarkation Hosp. No. 2, December 28, 1918 ; to U. S. Gen. Hosp. No. 
28, January 7, 1919. Discharged March 15, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 43 

CITATION 
GRAND QUARTIER GENERAL 

Des 
Armees Francaises de 1'Est 



Etat-Major ORDRE No. 15.373 "D" (EXTRAIT) 

Bureau du Personnel 
(Decorations) 



Apres approbation du General Commandant en Chef les Forces expedition- 
naires Americaines en France, le Marechal de France, Commandant en Chef les 
Armees Francaises de 1'Est cite a 1'Ordre du Corps D'Armee: 



Capitaine Lloyd R. Allen, du 141' Regiment d'Infanterie Americaine: 
"Officier d'une tres grande bravoure. A fait preuve pendant 1'attaque du 
8 Octobre 1918, presde ST. ErriENNE-a-ARNES, et malgre les feux de 1'artillerie et 
des mitrailleuses ennemies, d'audace, de valeur et de connaissances techniques. 
Son example a contribue pour une large part au succes de la journee." 



Au Grande Quartier General, le 3 AVRIL 1919. 

LE MARECHAL DE FRANCE, 
Commandant en Chef les Armees Francaises de 1'Est. 

PETAIN. 

Pour Extrait Conf orme : 
Le Lieutenant-Colonel, 

Chef du Bureau Personnel. 

129 Inf. 

ALLEN, KELITA, Cornell, Illinois. Born May 25, 1898, Cornell, Illinois. 
Clerk. Enlisted May 22, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 1917. 
Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt. 1 Cl., Co. F, 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 
13, 1917. Promoted to pl., November 4, 1917; to Sgt., June 1, 1918. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at 
Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Bussus, June-July, 1918. Engage- 
ments : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; Donnevaux- 
Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, 
October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; 
Somme- Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert 
Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, 
September 2-6, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 



44 Livingston County in the World War 

1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 
1918. Gassed, October 7, 1918. To hospital October 8, 1918. Army of Occupa- 
tion: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from 
Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, May 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

349 Inf. 129 Inf. 

ALLEN, LAWRENCE S., Odell, Illinois. Born December 15, 1894, Odell, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 4, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. I, 349 Inf. To Camp Logan, Texas, Hdqrs. Co., 129 
Inf., November, 1917. Sailed May 10, 1918, U. S. S. Covington, Hoboken, New 
Jersey. Landed May 24, 1918, Brest, France. To hospital, Eu, France, June 20, 
1918 ; injury received in right shoulder and compound fracture of left leg when 
on duty as despatch rider. To Gen. Hosp. No. 16, LeTreporte, France ; to Base 
Hosp. No. 33, Portsmouth, England. Invalided home on account of wounds. 
Sailed from Liverpool, England, November 25, 1918, on Mauretania. Landed 
December 1, 1918, Hoboken, New Jersey. To Debarkation Hosp. No. 2, Staten 
Island, December 2, 1918; to U. S. Gen. Hosp. No. 28, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, 
December 12, 1918. Discharged March 13, 1919. 

4 Rep. Reg. 157 D. B. 

ALLEN, TARRANCE FRED, Ethel, Indiana. Born October 30, 1893, Craw- 
ford Co., Indiana. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. H, 4 Rep. Reg., 10 Tr. Bn.; to 39 Co., 
10 Tr. Bn., 157 D. B. ; to Camp Grant. Promotions : Cpl., July 14, 1918 ; Sgl., 
August 2, 1918. Discharged January 31, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

I. N. 0. Base Hosp. No. 12 

ALLEN, WAYNE L., Chicago, Illinois. Born May 10, 1892, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Salesman. Mexican Border Service : Enlisted June 23, 1916. Pvt., Co. 
E, 1 111. National Guard. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl, July 4, 1916. Stationed at 
San Antonio, Texas. Mustered out of Federal service, October 15, 1916. Re- 
enlisted April 22, 1917, Evanston, Illinois, Base Hosp. No. 12. Pvt. Promo- 
tions: Pvt. 1 Cl., June 19, 1917; Cpl., June 19, 1917; Sgt., June 19, 1917; 
Sgt. 1 CL, August 15, 1917. Embarked from Dock No. 4, Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 19, 1917, on Mongolia. Landed at Falmouth, England, June 2, 1917. 
Trained at Blackpool, England. Hosp. Unit No. 12 located near Dannes Camiers. 
Region subjected to daily air raids for last ten months of war. Hosp. No. 12 
hit several times, no casualties. Awarded Meritorious Cross by British Gov- 
ernment. Embarked, Brest, France, March 29, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. 



Livingston County in the World War 45 

Landed April 3, 1919, Hoboken, New Jersey. To Camp Mills, New York, April 
3, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 21, 1919. Discharged April 24, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 39 Inf. 

ALLISON, JOHN H., Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 11, 1894, Coburg, 
Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. M, 349 Inf. To Camp Pike, Arkansas, Co. K, 346 Inf., 
November 20, 1917 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, June 10, 1918. Sailed June 
19, 1918, Hoboken, New Jersey, on Delta. Landed Liverpool, England, July 15, 
1918. To Le Havre, France, July 20, 1918. Transferred to Co. I, 39 Inf., 
4 Div., July 25, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel, September 14-20, 1918; 
Chateau Thierry, July 20-August 5, 1918; Verdun, September 21-28, 1918. 
Wounded in left arm, Chateau Thierry, August 4, 1918; right foot, Verdun, 
September 28, 1918. To hospital, Tauris, France, August 6, 1918 ; to hospital at 
Vichy, France, September 29, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, December 16, 
1918, on La France. Landed December 25, 1918, Hoboken, New Jersey. To 
Camp Merritt, New Jersey, December 26, 1918; to Camp Grant, Illinois, Jan- 
uary 15, 1919. Discharged January 19, 1919. 

332 Inf. Inf. Hep. 

ALLSOPP, HAROLD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 9, 1892, Roanoke, 
Illinois. Auditor. Inducted September 23, 1917, Akron, Ohio. To Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio. Pvt., Co. D, 332 Inf. Promoted to Sgt., October 16, 1917 ; to 2d Lt. ( 
June 1, 1918 ; to 1st Lt., September 26, 1918. Transferred to Inf. Rep., Camp 
Lee, Virginia. Discharged December 5, 1918, Camp Lee. 

183 Aero Sqdn. 148 Aero Sqdn. 

ALLSOPP, WILLIAM HENRY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 14, 1897, 
Roanoke, Illinois. Student. Enlisted October 27, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. 
To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, October 30, 1917. To San Antonio and Ft. 
Worth, Texas. Pvt., 183 Aero Sqdn. Transferred to 148 Aero Sqdn., February 
14, 1918. Sailed from New York City, February 26, 1918, on U. S. S. Olympic. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, March 5, 1918. Engagements: Major Opera- 
tions: Somme Defensive, March 22-26, 1918; Lys Defensive, April 9-27, 1918, 
(Corps Troops) ; Somme Offensive, August 12-30, 1918; (Corps Troops) ; Minor 
Operations: Occupation of Toul Sector, November 4-11, 1918. Sailed from 
St. Nazaire, France, March 13, 1919, on U. S. S. Manchuria. Landed at New 
York City, March 24, 1919. To amp Mills, March 24, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
April 5, 1919. Discharged April 9, 1919. 

ALMEN, JOHN V., Forrest, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 



40 Livingston County in the World War 

4 Rep. Reg. Inf. 4 A. R. D. 330 Inf. 131 Inf. 

AMACHER, ROY E., Strawn, Illinois. Born December 30, 1894, Strawn, 
Illinois. Clerk and mechanic. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt, Co. 44, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Co. 40, 
4 A. R. D., Camp Merritt, July 18, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
July 21, 1918, on Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 4, 1918. 
To Cherbourg, France, August 8, 1918. Trained near LeMans, August 13-Sep- 
tember 22, 1918, with Co. I, 330 Inf. Transferred to Co. E, 131 Inf., September 
26, 1918. Engagements: Argonne-Meuse Sector, September 26-November 11, 

1918. Army of Occupation: Metz, December 7-9, 1918; Saarburg, Germany, 
December 15-18, 1918; Larochette, Luxemburg, December 20, 1918-April 27, 

1919. Sailed from Brest, Prance, May 14, 1919, on Kaiserin Auguste Victoria. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 23, 1919. To Camp Mills, May 23, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 4, 1919. 

S. A. T. 0. 

AMACHER, VERN DAVID, Strawn, Illinois. Born July 23, 1899, Strawn, 
Illinois. Teacher. Inducted October 15, 1918, Urbana, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. T. C., 
University of Illinois. Discharged December 21, 1918. 

349 Inf. 129 Inf. 

AMES, WILLIAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 19, 1889, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Laborer. Inducted March 4, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. E, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. E, 129 Inf., Camp Logan, 
Houston, Texas, April 20, 1918. Sailed from New York, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Boussetts, June 
24-July 15, 1918. Engagements : Somme-Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, 
July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; 
Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., 
October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, 
November 10-11, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Sector, September 26-November 11, 1918; 
Donnevaux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Plat Chene, Bois 
de Chaume, October 10-20, 1918, with XVII French Corps on east bank of Meuse 
River. To hospital November 7, 1918, Toul, France. Cited for gallantry and 
splendid performance of duty at Consenvoye on October 10, 1918, causing name 
and action to be inscribed on the Roll of Honor of the Prairie Division. Army 
of Occupation : Luxemburg, Luxemburg, December 7-10, 1918 ; Ettelbruch, 
Luxemburg, December 11-27, 1918 ; Grosebush, Luxemburg, December 28, 1918- 
April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. 
Landed at New York, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 47 

4 Inf. Rep. 131 Inf. 

AMM, GUST A., Pontiac, Illinois. Born Yorkville, Indiana, March 10, 
1890. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918. Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., 40 Co., 4 Inf. Rep. Reg. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 4, 
1918. Trained at LeMans, France, August 10-September 20, 1918. Transferred 
to Co. B, 131 Inf., September 28, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offen- 
sive, October 10-19, 1918. Gassed, October 16, 1918 ; to hospital, Angers, France, 
October 18, 1918. Army of Occupation : Luxemburg, December 28, 1918-April 
24, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 14, 1919, on Kaiserin Auguste Vic- 
toria. Landed at New York, May 23, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, May 23, 1919 ; to 
Camp Sherman, Ohio, May 28, 1919. Discharged June 3, 1919. 

121 Inf. 

AMM, JOHN G., Yorkville, Indiana. Bo.rn February 17, 1892, Yorkville, 
Indiana. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Macon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. K, 121 Inf. Sailed from New York, Sep- 
tember 30, 1918, on Caronia. Landed at Brest, France, October 13, 1918. Army 
of Occupation: Plaidt, Germany, December 17, 1918-August 9, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, August 13, 1919, on U. S. S. Huron. Landed at Jersey City, 
New Jersey, August 23, 1919; to Camp Merritt, August 23, 1919; to Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio, August 27, 1919. Discharged August 29, 1919. 

B. E. F. 

ANDERSON, ALAN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 1, 1882, Jamaica, West 
Indies. Granite worker. Sailed from New York, Oct. 6, 1914, on S. S. Cedric ; 
landed at Liverpool, England, October 16, 1914 ; enlisted Oct. 19, 1914, London. 
Pvt., "" Co., 5 Bn., "The Royal Fusiliers," (Inf.) ; trained at Hounslow, Oct. 
19-Dec. 26, 1914 ; at Dover, Dec. 26, 1914-July 25, 1915. Transferred to 2d Bn., 
"The Royal Fusiliers," Dardenelles, July 25-Dec. 1, 1915; to Royal Flying 
Corps, May 14, 1917 ; to 1st Training Wing, Rochampton, May 14, 1917 ; to Ad- 
vanced Training Depot, Salisbury Plains, June 28, 1917 ; to 31st Wing, Royal 
Flying Corps, Tigris Front, between Bagdad and Mosel, Mesopotamia, July 25, 
1917-Dec. 9, 1918. Promoted to 2d Lt., June 9, 1917 ; to Lt, April 1, 1918. En- 
gagements: Dardenelles and Mesopotamia, Night raids, Sept. -Nov., 1915; Dec., 
1917-March, 1918 ; Oct., 1918. Both legs and left arm frozen at Suvla Bay, Gal- 
lipolli, Nov. 26, 1915 ; to hospital, Lemnos, Grecian Archipeligo, Dec. 1, 1915-Jan., 
1916 ; to Netley, England, Jan. 1, 1916 ; to Convalescent Hosp., Shoreham-on-Sea, 
March 27, 1916-April 21, 1917. Withdrawn from Mesopotamia and returned to 
England, Dec. 9, 1918. Returned to U. S., Dec., 1919. 

30 Inf. 

ANDERSON, ARTHUR, Dwight, Illinois. Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 30 Inf. Enlisted 
Bloomington, Illinois. (No further information available. Record not returned.) 



48 Livingston County in the World War 

349 Inf. 132 Inf. 

ANDERSON, OSCAR, Dwight, Illinois. Born April 3, 1895, Dwight, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. I, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. M, 132 Inf., 33 Div., Camp Logan, 
Texas, November 10, 1917 ; to Sup. Co., 132 Inf., February 28, 1918. Promoted 
to Wagoner, January 20, 1918. Sailed from New York, May 16, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Mt. Vernon. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements: Verdun 
Sector, September 8-25, 1918; Amiens Sector, July 4, 1918; Troyon Sector; 
Meuse-Argonne Sector, September 26, 1918. Army of Occupation : Junglinster, 
Luxemburg, December, 1918-April, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 12, 
1919, on U. S. S. Mt. Vernon. Landed at New York, May 19, 1919 ; to Camp 
Mills, May 19, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 26, 1919. Discharged May 30, 1919. 

47 O. A. C. 

ANDERSON, SAMUEL HARLAND, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 15, 1888, 
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Shoe salesman. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 2 Co., C. A. C. Transferred 
to Hdqrs. Co., 47 C. A. C., Camp Eustis, Virginia, August 21, 1918. Promoted 
to Cpl., July 1, 1918. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, October 14, 1918, 
on U. S. S. Zeelandia. Landed at Brest, France, October 26, 1918. Trained at 
Angouleme, France, November 4-December 3, 1918. Sailed January 31, 1919, 
from Pauillac, France, on U. S. S. Madawaska. Landed at Newport News, Vir- 
ginia, February 15, 1919 ; to Camp Eustis, Virginia, February 19, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, March 8, 1919. Discharged March 15, 1919. 

C.A.C. 

ANDREASON, JENS, Dwight, Illinois. Born October 5, 1888, Hjorring, Den- 
mark. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New 
York. Pvt., L. I. S., C. D., C. A. C. Promoted to Pvt. 1 CL, July, 1918. To 
Camp Grant, Illinois, December 26, 1918. Discharged January 2, 1919. 

a. A. T. o. 

ANDREWS, HOWARD WILBERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 9, 1899, 
Flanagan, Illinois. Student. Inducted October 8, 1918, Urbana, Illinois. Pvt., 
S. A. T. C., University of Illinois. Discharged December 21, 1918. 

82 F. A. 

ANDREWS, WARD W., Gridley, Illinois. Born August 10, 1890, Waldo 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted September 9, 19'17, Peoria, 
Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To Ft. Bliss, Texas, February 6, 1918. 
Pvt., Bat. A, 82 F. A. Promoted to Pvt. 1 CL, May 20, 1918. Discharged March 
20, 1919, Ft. Bliss. 



Livingston County in the World War 49 

S. A. T. 0. 

ANNABLE, CARLTON GARDNER, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 2, 1900, 
Amboy, Illinois. Inducted October 13, 1918, Alton, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. T. 
C., Shurtleff College, Alton, Illinois. Discharged December 13, 1918. 

209 Eng. 

ANNABLE, LAWRENCE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 23, 1896, 
Downers Grove, Illinois. Employed general offices, C. B. & Q. R. R. Enlisted 
July 29, 1918, Aurora, Illinois. To Camp Forrest, Georgia. Pvt., Co. A, 209 
Eng., 9 Div., Camp Sheridan, Alabama, September 1, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., 
September 16, 1918. Discharged February 3, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

46 Inf. 

ANNABLE, NEIL E., Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 1, 1891, Downers 
Grove, Illinois. Civil engineer. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. Transferred to Co. M, 46 Inf., Camp Sheridan, Alabama. 
Pvt. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 46 Inf., June 5, 1918 ; to Camp Utilities Det., 
Camp Sheridan, January 22, 1919. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., August, 1918; to 
Q. M. Sgt, February 12, 1919. Discharged March 19, 1919, Camp Sheridan. 

336 Inf. 6 Inf. 

ANTLE, ALBERT A., Campbellsville, Kentucky. Born October 22, 1888, 
Columbia, Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted October 2, 1917, Campbellsville, Ken- 
tucky, for Livingston County Local Board. To Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. 
Pvt., Co. B, 336 Inf. Transferred to Co. B, 6 Inf., Camp Forrest, Georgia, Feb- 
ruary 17, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, April 28, 1918. Trained at 
Sulane, France, May 1-20, 1918 ; Pegney, France, May 22-June 15, 1918. En- 
gagements: Amould Sector, St. Die Sector, Battle of Argonne near Romagne, 
Bailleul, November 5, 1918; Jametz, November 7-11, 1918. Wounded, St. Die 
Sector, August 17, 1918, shrapnel wound in back. To hospital St. Die, August 
17, 1918. Army of Occupation : Trier, Germany, December 1, 1918-February 6, 
1919; Petange, Luxemburg, February 6-May 1, 1919; Esternach, Luxemburg, 
May 1-July 4, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, July 14, 1919, on U. S. S. Amer- 
ica. Landed at New York, July 22, 1919. To Camp Mills, July 22, 1919 ; to 
Camp Zachary Taylor, July 26, 1919. Discharged July 30, 1919. 

S. A. T. C. 

ARFORD, EDWIN HESTON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 24, 1899, Coles 
Co., Illinois. I. S. R. Guard. Inducted October 15, 1918, Urbana, Illinois. Pvt., 
S. A. T. C., University of Illinois. Discharged December 21, 1918. 

36 C. A. C. 

ARGO, CYRIL, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 7, 1898, Amsterdam, Holland. 
Cook. Enlisted June 16, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, 



50 Livingston County in the World War 

Missouri, June 25, 1918 ; to Ft. Totten, New Jersey. Pvt., 8 Co., C. A. C. Trans- 
ferred to Batt. E, 36 C. A. C., Camp Bustis, Virginia ; to Camp Stuart, Virginia ; 
to Ft. Monroe, Virginia. Discharged January 17, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

ARGO, PETER, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 5, 1898, Holland. En- 
listed July 27, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. To Camp Wilson, 
Houston, Texas. Discharged June 3, 1918, Hoboken, New Jersey. 

P. A. E. D. A. a. 

ARMITAGE, STANLEY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 24, 1895, Cayuga, 
Illinois. Laborer. Inducted July 21, 1918, Knox, Indiana. To Camp 
Taylor, Kentucky. Pvt., Batt. A, 4 Bn., 2 F. A. B. D. Transferred to Air 
Service, State University, Austin, Texas, August 11, 1918. Instruction in radio 
telegraphy. Discharged December 30, 1919, Camp Taylor, Kentucky. 

4 Rep. Beg. J. A. E. D. 162 Inf. 

ARMSTRONG, FRED B., Fairbury, Illinois. Born October 16, 1894, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Plumber. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 40 Co., J. A. 
R. D. Sailed from Camp Merritt, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed 
at Liverpool, England, August 4, 1918; at Cherbourg, France, September 20, 
1918. Transferred to Supply Co., 162 Inf., 41 Div., September 27, 1918. Sailed 
from Brest, February 8, 1919, on U. S. S. President Grant. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, February 26, 1919. To Camp Dix, February 26, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, March 23, 1919. Discharged April 3, 1919. 

1 C. O. E. 4 C. M. E. 

ARMSTRONG, HARRY, Fairbury, Illinois. Born March 7, 1881, Napanee, 
Canada. Musician. Enlisted at Chicago, Illinois. Mobilized January 14, 1918, 
Toronto, Canada. Pvt., 1st D. Bn., 1st C. 0. R. Transferred to 4th C. M. R. 
Served overseas, dates unknown. Discharged March 20, 1919. 

4 Eep. Eeg. Inf. 131 Inf. 

ARMSTRONG, RAY V., Reading, Illinois. Born February 21, 1895, Streator, 
Illinois. Contractor for concrete construction. Inducted May 26, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. 
Transferred to 40 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf., July 7, 1918. Sailed from New York, 
July 21, 1918, on Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 4, 1918. 
Trained at Munsair, August 11-September 17, 1918. Transferred to Co. E, 
131 Inf., 33 Div., September 28, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne, October 
8, 1918. Wounded October 10, 1918, Meuse River, shrapnel wound in face. To 
Base Hosp. No. 18, October 12, 1918. Army of Occupation : Luxemburg, Decem- 
ber 20, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, May 14, 1919, on Kaiserin 



Livingston County in the World War 51 

Auguste Victoria. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 23, 1919. To Camp 
Mills, May 24, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 4, 1919. 

Tr. Det. 55 Balloon Co. 

ARMSTRONG, ROY M., Streator, Illinois. Born December 1, 1895, Strea- 
tor, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 23, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. A, 
Sweeney Motor School, Kansas City, Missouri. Transferred to 55 Balloon Co., 
Camp John Wise, August 5, 1918. Promoted to Chauffeur, January 1, 1919. 
Discharged March 6, 1919. 

2 M. M. 

ARNOLD, ALBERT H., Gridley, Illinois. Born July 16, 1891, El Paso, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Enlisted December 12, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jeffer- 
son Barracks, Missouri ; to Camp Hancock, Augusta, Georgia. Pvt., 2 Reg., M. M. 
To Cas. Co. 21, Camp Greene, North Carolina, April 22, 1918. Discharged July 
1, 1918, Camp Greene, S. C. D. 

Hdqrs. Det., 88 Div. 

ARNOLD, EDWARD N., Reading, Illinois. Born December 13, 1886, Read- 
ing, Illinois. Inspector, Illinois Highway Dept. Inducted January 15, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Hdqrs. Det., 88 Div. Trans- 
ferred to Hdqrs. Det., 88 Div., April 20, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 CL, April 20, 
1918. Sailed from Quebec, Canada, August 15, 1918, on Demosthenes. Landed 
at LeHavre, France, September 4, 1918. Trained at Hericourt, France, Sep- 
tember 16-October 1, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., (Draftsman), June 1, 1918, Intel- 
ligence Sect., Hdqrs. Det., 88 Div. Engagements : Center Sector, Haute- Alsace, 
October 12-November 4, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 21, 1919, 
on U. S. S. Pocahontas. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, June 1, 1919 ; to 
Camp Hill, Virginia, June 1, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 7, 1919. Dis- 
charged June 10, 1919. 

129 Inf. 46 Inf. 68 Inf. 

ARNOLD, GLEN R., Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 2, 1894, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Baker. Enlisted April 31, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. M. G. Co., 129 Inf. 
Discharged August 8, 1917, S. C. D. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Ft. Thomas, Kentucky ; to Camp Sheridan, Alabama, June 5, 1918. Pvt., 
Co. M, 46 Inf. Transferred to Co. M, 68 Inf., Camp Sheridan ; to Co. C, 68 Inf. 
Promoted to Cook, August, 1918. Discharged January 31, 1919, Camp Grant, 
Illinois. 

Si Engrs. 

ARTERBURN, COIL CEPHUS, Fairbury, Illinois. Born May 14, 1890, Nobob, 
Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted August 2, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri ; to Camp Dix, New Jersey. Pvt., 34 Engrs., 78 Div. 
Discharged December 13, 1918, Camp Grant, Illinois. 



52 Livingston County in the World War 

ASH, ROY, Dwight, Illinois. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (No further data available. Record not submitted.) 

2 Prov. Reg. 106 San. Tr. 310 Fid. Hosp. 

ASKEW, J. EABL, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born April 27, 1894, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to 106 San. Tr., Camp 
Wheeler, July 18, 1918 ; to Camp Mills, September 20, 1918. Sailed from Hobo- 
ken, New Jersey, October 28, 1918, on Rijndam. Landed at Brest, France, 
November 11, 1918. Trained at Brest, November 11-22, 1918 ; St. Aignan, No- 
vember 22-December 2, 1918. Transferred to 310 Field Hosp., 303 San. Tr., 
December 6, 1918. Trained at Semus, France, December 6, 1918-May 7, 1919. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 15, 1919, on Santa Barbara. Landed at 
New York, May 27, 1919 ; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, May 27, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 5, 1919. 

ISO Inf. 

ATKINSON, LOGAN S., Bethany, Illinois. Born October 25, 1893, Browns- 
ville, Kentucky. Locomotive fireman. Enlisted July 25, 1917, Sullivan, Illi- 
nois, Co. C, 4 111. Inf., N. G. Mobilized August 14, 1917, Sullivan, Illinois. 
To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, October 9, 1917. Designation changed to Co. 
C, 130 Inf., 33 Div. Promoted to Mech., November 15, 1917. Sailed from New 
York City, May 16, 1918, on Agamemnon. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 
1918. Trained at Beauchamps and Ailly, May 30-July 4, 1918. Engagements : 
Somme- Amiens Sector with English troops, July 20- August 6, 1918; Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive, September 26-October 20, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, October 23- 
November 7, 1918. Wounded November 7, 1918, Fresnes, shrapnel in right knee ; 
to Base Hosp. No. 22, Bordeaux ; returned to company December 25, 1918. Army 
of Occupation: Diekirch, Luxemburg, December 25, 1918-April, 1919. Cited 
as follows: 

Thirty-third Division 
American Expeditionary Forces 

MECH. LOGAN S. ATKINSON, 

Co. C, 130 Inf. 

The reports of your regimental commander and of the commanding 
general of the 65th Brigade testify to your gallantry and splendid per- 
formance of duty at Chateau d'Aulnois on November 7, 1918. 

Your conduct on that occasion has afforded me genuine gratification 
and I have accordingly directed that your name and action be inscribed 
on the Roll of Honor of the Prairie Division. 

(Signed) GEORGE BELL, JR., Major General, 
Commanding 33d Division. 



Livingston County in the World War 53 

Sailed from Brest, France, May 11, 1919, on Siboney. Landed at New York 
City, May 20, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, May 20, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 
27, 1919. Discharged May 20, 1919. 

XT. a. S. M. A. 

AUHL, CHARLES, Reading, Illinois. Born October 5, 1895, Cleveland, 
Ohio. Student. Enlisted January 26, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. Mobilized June 
22, 1918, Urbana, Illinois, U. S. S. M. A. Pvt. 1 Cl., A. S. A. To Camp Dick, 
September 27, 1918 ; to Taylor Field, October 28, 1918 ; to Kelly Field, January 
22, 1919. Discharged March 5, 1919, Kelly Field. 

AUSTIN, S., Saunemin, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

163 D. B. 56 Engrs. 

AUSTMAN, EDWIN B., Forrest, Illinois. Born June 24, 1892, Forrest, 
Illinois. Electrician. Inducted April 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 163 D. B. Transferred to 56 Engrs., Washington Barracks, 
D. C., April 26, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 9, 1918, on Toloa. 
Landed at Brest, France, July 21, 1918. Trained at Langres, July 25-August 14, 
1918, with Anti-Aircraft Searchlight, Sections 48 and 76, 4th Army. With 
B. E. F., August 16-October 29, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, January 4, 1919, 
on U. S. S. Huron. Landed at Newport News, January 18, 1919. To Camp 
Humphreys, January 21, 1919; to Camp Grant, March 22, 1919. Discharged 
March 29, 1919. 

S. N. T. C. 

BACH, ALFRED ERWIN, Fairbury, Illinois. Born May 31, 1898, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Inducted October 1, 1918, Urbana, Illinois, S. N. T. C., A. S. 2. 
Discharged December 21, 1918, Urbana, Illinois. 

M. B. C. 

BACH, DR. IRWIN WOODWARD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 7, 1886, 
Farmer City, Illinois. Commissioned 1st Lt., February 19, 1918. To Camp 
Upton, New York, April 16, 1918. Attached to Camp Surgeon's office. Dis- 
charged at Camp Upton, February 5, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

BAGLEY, DWIGHT D., Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 27, 1894, Denison, 
Texas. Laborer. Enlisted April 24, 1914, in Co. F, 3 111. Inf., N. G. Mexican 
Border service : Mobilized June 19, 1916. To Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. 
Mustered from Federal service at Fort Sheridan, February 21, 1917. World 



54 Livingston County in the World War 

War service: Mobilized at Pontiac, Illinois, July 25, 1917. To Camp Logan, 
Houston, Texas. Organization designation changed to Co. F, 129 Inf. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at 
Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Sep- 
tember 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux, Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 
1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10, 11, 21, 1918, with XVII 
French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme- Amiens Sector with Aus- 
tralian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., 
August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon 
Sector, Woevre District, October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, Riaville, 
St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: 
Ettelbruch, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 29, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at New York, May 22, 1919. To 
Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged 
June 6, 1919. 

122 F.H. Vet. Cps. 

BAHLER, EMIL, Fairbury, Illinois. Born December 24, 1892, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., 122 Field Hosp. Transferred to Veterinary Corps, A. R. D., 
August 8, 1918. Discharged April 30, 1919, Centaur, Georgia. 

163 D. B. 

BAILEY, CHARLES HERBERT, Forrest, Illinois. Born September 7, 1890, 
Knoxville, Tennessee. Farmer. Enlisted November 21, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri. To Camp Dix, New Jersey, January, 1918. Pvt., Co. 17, 5 Tr. Bn., 
153 D. B. Discharged October 24, 1918. 

4 Rep. Reg. Inf. C. O. T. S. 

BAILY, OWEN ROSCOE, Fairbury, Illinois. Born June 11, 1893, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Auctioneer and merchant. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. To C. 0. 
T. S., Camp Gordon, July 25, 1918 ; to 19 Tr. Bn., October 15, 1918. Promoted 
to Sgt., June 15, 1918 ; to 1st Sgt., June 19, 1918 ; to 2d Lt., October 15, 1918. 
Discharged December 3, 1918, Camp Gordon. 

52 Amm. Tr., C. A. C. 

BAIRD, FRED ATHEL, Odell, Illinois. Born August 29, 1895, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Electrical operator. Enlisted December 13, 1917, St. Louis, Missouri. 
To Ft. McArthur, California. Pvt., 52 Amm. Tr., C. A. C. Sailed from Hobo- 
ken, New Jersey, May 26, 1918, on Von Steuben. Landed at Brest, France, June 
8, 1918. Trained at Angers, France, June 8-September 21^ 1918. Promoted to 



Livingston County in the World War 55 

Bugler, August, 1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Campaign, September 28- 
November 11, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, January 13, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Orizaba. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, January 21, 1919 ; to Ft. McArthur, 
California, January 24, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 11, 1919. Dis- 
charged February 17, 1919. 

163 D. B. 351 Inf. 7 A. C. 

BAKER, ALBERT H., Fairbury, Illinois. Born March 20, 1890, Saunemin, 
Illinois. Inducted April 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Pvt., Co. I, 163 D. B. Transferred to Co. B, 351 Inf. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl. 
Sailed from New York, August 15, 1918, on Saxon. Landed at Liverpool, Eng- 
land, August 28, 1918. Transferred to M. P., 7 Army Corps, November 3, 1918. 
Sailed from Brest, France, June 18, 1919, on U. S. S. Harrisburg. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, June 26, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, June 27, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, July 2, 1919. Discharged July 9, 1919. 

IT. S. M. C. 

BAKER, BURNIE, Fairbury, Illinois. Born August 15, 1898, Unicoi, Ten- 
nessee. Automobile mechanic and motor builder. Enlisted July 25, 1918, 
Canton, Ohio. To Paris Island, South Carolina. Pvt., U. S. S. Florida Ships 
Co., U. S. M. C., the Florida being one of the five American battleships attached 
to the British Grand Fleet. Sailed from New York, on U. S. S. Plattsburg, 
October 19, 1918. Landed at Portland, England, October 28, 1918. Sailed from 
Brest, France, December 13, 1918, on U. S. S. Florida, superdreadnaught. 
Landed at New York, December 26, 1918. Drilling and target practice in Cuba 
and British West Indies, February 3-April 9, 1919. Weather observation for 
N. C. 4 Transatlantic flight, April 30-May 31, 1919. To Boston Navy Yard, 
June 19, 1919. Discharged August 20, 1919. 

U. S. N. E. P. 

BAKER, HARRY EARL, Lemont, Illinois. Born September 11, 1889, Odell, 
Illinois. Telegraph and wireless operator. Enlisted May 23, 1918, Chicago, Illi- 
nois. To Great Lakes Naval Training Station. Eadio instructor, U. S. N. R. F. 
Promoted to Petty Officer 1 CL, June 15, 1918. Discharged February 20, 1919. 

Mod. Dept. C. W. S. 

BAKER, HIRAM ALVIN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 4, 1892, Ransom, 
Illinois. Credit manager. Inducted February 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Cleveland, Ohio. Pvt., San. Corps, Med. Dept. Transferred to Chemical War- 
fare Service, Cleveland, Ohio, July 1, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., November 1, 1918 ; 
to Sgt, November 18, 1918 ; to Sgt. 1 CL, December 18, 1918. To Camp Grant, 
February 17, 1919. Discharged February 24, 1919. 



56 Livingston County in tlie World War 

U. S. N. E. F. 

BAKER, JAMES C., Highland Park, Illinois. Born October 21, 1895, Pontiae, 
Illinois. Salesman. Enlisted January 15, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. Mobilized 
January 20, 1918, Great Lakes. L. E. R. 0., U. S. N. R. P. Discharged Febr- 
uary 15, 1919, Great Lakes. 

A. S. (A.) 

BAKER, JOHN B., Pontiae, Illinois. Born June 23, 1897, Pontiae, Illi- 
nois. Student. Enlisted February 11, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp Dick, 
Dallas, Texas, June 1, 1918. Cadet, A. S. (A.) Transferred to U. S. S. M. A., 
Ithaca, New York, July 13, 1918 ; to Camp Dick, October 18, 1918 ; to School of 
Fire, Artillery, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, October 26, 1918 ; to Post Field, A. S., Ft. 
Sill, December 6, 1918. Commissioned 2d Lt., Aviation Section, Signal Reserve 
Corps, December 6, 1918. Discharged December 20, 1918. 

349 Inf. 130 Inf. 

BAKER, WILBUR A., Forrest, Illinois. Born December 18, 1895, Lutes- 
ville, Missouri. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiae, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., M. G. Co., 349 Inf. Transferred to M. G. Co., 130 
Inf., Camp Logan, Texas, November 1, 1917. Promoted to Pvt., 1 1., January 
1, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 16, 1918, on Agamemnon. 
Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Beauchamps, France, June 
21-July 17, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., October 10, 1918. Engagements : Somme, 
July 20- August 6, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-October 20, 
1918; Troyon Sector, October 23-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: 
Beafort, Luxemburg, December 20, 1918-April 25, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, May 11, 1919, on Siboney. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 20, 
1919 ; to Camp Mills, New York, May 20, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 25, 
1919. Discharged May 30, 1919. 

Bks. Co. 

BALBACH, CLARENCE G., Chenoa, Illinois. Born March 21, 1900. Farmer. 
Entrained September 4, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois ; to Jefferson Barracks, Mis- 
souri ; 16th Co. G. S. I. Discharged May 9, 1919, Jefferson Barracks. 

161 D. B. Tr. Det. 

BALBACH, JOHN MIEHALL, Chenoa, Illinois. Born February 4, 1894. Farmer. 
Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiae, Illinois. To Camp Grant, Illinois ; assgd. 
13 Co., 161 D. B., September 14, 1918 ; transferred to Co. A, 1st Br., Gr. 2, 
Camp Hancock, Georgia, September 25, 1918 ; to Provost Guard Co., Camp Han- 
cock, December 20, 1918. Completed prescribed course in the British System of 
Physical Training and qualified and recommended to act as instructor, at Camp 
Hancock. Discharged March 15, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 57 

163 D. B. 

BALJMER, JOHN E., Bloomington, Illinois. Born June 4, 1893, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. 5, 163 D. B. Discharged September 13, 1918. 

BANKER, OKA B., Fairbury, Illinois. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. (No further data available. Record not 
submitted.) 

M. T. O. 

BANNISTER, FRED A., Odell, Illinois. Born February 11, 1897, Stan- 
ford, Illinois. Electrician. Inducted October 15, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Bradley, Peoria, Illinois. Pvt., M. T. C. Discharged December 7, 1918. 

4 Eep. Reg. 143 Inf. 

BARBER, FRED A., Campus, Illinois. Born July 26, 1888, Reddick, Illi- 
nois. Railroad telegrapher. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 40 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Co. M., 143 Inf., 
36 Div., November 12, 1918 ; to Signal Area Platoon, August 25-November. 12, 

1918. Sailed from New York, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed 
at Liverpool, England, August 4, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, May 20, 

1919, on Finland. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, June 1, 1919; to Camp 
Stuart, June 1, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 6, 1919. Discharged June 10, 1919. 

4 Rep. Reg. 330 Inf. 132 Inf. 

BARHAM, MARVIE AFTON, Fairbury, Illinois. Born February 6, 1884, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 44, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 
4 Rep. Reg. Inf., to 14 Co., A. R. R. D., August 19, 1918 ; to Co. D, 330 Inf., 
November 13, 1918 ; to Co. I, 132 Inf., 33 Div., October 18, 1918. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, August 19, 1918, on Pursh, German freight boat captured 
by British. Landed in England, September 8, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France, 
September 10-18, 1918. Gassed by unexploded shell in billet, November 15, 
1918. Army of Occupation: Luxemburg, January 8-April 20, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, May 12, 1919, on Mt. Vernon. Landed at New York, May 
19, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, May 19, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 26, 1919. Dis- 
charged May 31, 1919. 


S. A. T. C. 

BARNARD, PARKE GOUGH, Danvers, Illinois. Born August 11, 1899, Bloom- 
ington, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted October 8, 1918, Champaign, Illinois. 
Pvt., S. A. T. C., University of Illinois. Discharged December 21, 1918. 



58 Livingston County in the World War 

S. A. T. C. 

BARNARD, PAUL MOULTON, Panola, Illinois. Born November 23, 1900, 
El Paso, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted October 8, 1918, Champaign, Illinois. 
Pvt, S. A. T. C., University of Illinois. Discharged December 21, 1918. 

370 Inf. 

BARNES, ALONZO E., Pontiac, Illinois. Born, Pontiac, Illinois. Laborer. 
Enlisted July 25, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. Pvt., M. G. Co., 370 Inf. 
Mobilized July 25, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Texas. Sailed 
from Newport News, Virginia, April 6, 1918, on President Grant. Landed 
at Brest, April 22, 1918. Trained at Grandvilliers, April 25-June 5, 1918. En- 
gagements: Mount des Signes, Oise, Aisne Offensive, September 11-November 
11, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, February 2, 1919, on S. S. LaFrance. 
Landed at New York, February 9, 1919. To Camp Mills, February 9, 1919 ; to 
Camp Grant, February 16, 1919. Discharged February 24, 1919. 

BARNES, ROBERT L., Pontiac, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 

Ord. Det. 

BARE, HAROLD CYRUS, Dwight, Illinois. Born January 28, 1888, Dwight, 
Illinois. Manufacturer. Enlisted November 24, 1917, Ft. Sam Houston, 
Texas. Pvt., San Antonio Arsenal, Ord. Det. Transferred to 123 Ord. Dep. Co., 
Camp MacArthur, Texas, January 5, 1918. Promoted to Sgt. of Ord., January 
5, 1918; to Ord. Sgt., March 11, 1918. Recommended for commission in Ord. 
Dept. Commission held up on account of armistice. Appointment as 2d Lt., 
0. R. C., April 11, 1919. Discharged December 24, 1918, Camp MacArthur, 
Texas. 

BARRIER, TROY, Pontiac, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 

Jeff. Bks. Band 

BARRON, ARMAND, Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 13, 1883, Rochester, 
New York. Musician. Enlisted May 22, 1918, Alton, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri. Pvt., Barracks Band, (Musician). Promoted to Cpl., Sep- 
tember, 1918. Discharged March 12, 1919, Jefferson Barracks. Re-enlisted 
March 13, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

BARROWS, JAY E., Pontiac, Illinois. Born at Fairbury, Illinois; 21 years 
old at time of enlistment. Shoe cutter. Enlisted March 19, 1917, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, September 
13, 1917. Cpl., Co. F, 129 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, 



Livingston County in the World War 59 

on Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; Donnevaux-Gercourt, Sep- 
tember 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 
1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme-Amiens 
Sector with Australian Corps, July 26- August 6, 1918; Albert Sector with 18 
Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 
1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1919; Marcheville, 
Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occu- 
pation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from 
Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 22, 1919; to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. 
Discharged June 6, 1919. 

BARRY, GEORGE A., Streator, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 

4 Rep. Beg. 

BARRY, JOHN J., Streator, Illinois. Born August 28, 1892, Streator, Illi- 
nois. Teamster. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt, 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Co. C, 1 Bn., Tr. Center, 
1 Inf., First Cook. Discharged January 21, 1919, Camp Gordon. 

Tr. Dot. 45 F. A. 

BARRY, WILL B., Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 13, 1890, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Druggist apprentice. Inducted April 10, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Bradley, Peoria, Illinois. Pvt., Tr. Det. Transferred to Radio School. 
Camp Jackson, South Carolina, June 10, 1918; to 45 F. A., Camp Stanley, Texas, 
October 15, 1918 ; to Camp Grant, January 29, 1919. Discharged February 6, 
1919. 

S. A. T. C. 

BARTLETT, WILLIAM HENRY, Fairbury, Illinois. Born January 28, 1899, 
Fairbury, Illinois. Student. Inducted October 8, 1918, Urbana, Illinois. Pvt., 
S. A. T. C., University of Illinois. Discharged December 21, 1918. 

S. A. T. C. 

BASFIELD, DANIEL LEE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 3, 1898, Osceola, 
Iowa. Student. Inducted October 1, 1918, Wilberforce, Ohio. Pvt., Co. A, 
S. A. T. C., Wilberforce University. Discharged December 18, 1918. 

O. M. R. S. O. T. S. 

BASS, SAMUEL B., Fairbury, Illinois. Born March 4, 1896, Mulbury, 
Ohio. Broker. Enlisted December 15, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. Sgt., 0. M. R. S., 



60 Livingston County in the World War 

Peoria, Illinois. To 0. T. S., Camp Raritan, August 15, 1918. Commissioned 
2d Lt., December 15, 1918. Discharged December 23, 1918, Camp Raritan, New 
Jersey. 

349 Inf. 345 Inf. 

BAUGHMAN, FRED, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 25, 1890, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Carpenter. Inducted September 18, 1917, Lacon, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. E, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. C, 345 Inf., Camp Pike, 
November 22, 1917 ; to Camp Dix, June 18, 1918. Promoted to First Cook, March 
16, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 24, 1918, on Caronia. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, September 5, 1918 ; LeHavre, France, September 
22, 1918. Trained at Brest, France, September 27-November 15, 1918. Sailed 
from Brest, December 28, 1918, on Maccavannia. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, January 5, 1919; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, January 5, 1919; to 
Camp Grant, Illinois, January 10, 1919. Discharged January 18, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

BAUGHMAN, MERTON CLAY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 22, 1895, 
Manson, Iowa. Clerk. Enlisted April 26, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized 
July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Cpl., Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, 
Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, 
on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at 
Bethencourt, June 6-July 15, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., August 8, 1918. Engage- 
ments : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; Donnevaux- 
Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, 
October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; 
Somme- Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26- August 6, 1918; Albert 
Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, Sep- 
tember 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918 ; 
Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. 
Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at New 
York, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. 
Discharged June 6, 1919.- 

122 Inf. 329 Inf. 

BAUMAN, ELBERT C., Chenoa, Illinois. Born November 18, 1893, Pike 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., M. G. Co., 122 Inf. Sailed from New 
York, October 27, 1918, on Tokio. Landed at Liverpool, England, November 8, 
1918. Transferred to Co. E, 329 Inf., 83 Div., November 20, 1918. Sailed from 
St. Nazaire, France, February 25, 1919, on Nansemond. Landed at Newport 
News, Virginia, March 11, 1919; to Camp Grant, March 18, 1919. Discharged 
March 28, 1919. 



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Tr. Det. 

BAUMAN, ERNEST N., Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 15, 1896, Chenoa, 
Illinois. Mechanic. Inducted October 15, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Bradley, Peoria, Illinois. Pvt., M. T. C. Discharged December 7, 1918. 

BEALE, JOHN, Odell, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 

U. S. N. B. F. 

BEALE, JOSEPH P., Odell, Illinois. Born February 22, 1889, Sunmani, 
Indiana. Farmer. Enlisted June 19, 1918, Cincinnati, Ohio. To Great Lakes, 
N. T. S., Illinois. Fireman, U. S. N. R. F. To Hampton Roads, Virginia, July 
24, 1918 ; to U. S. S. Alabama, August 2, 1918 ; to Receiving Ship, Norfolk, Vir- 
ginia, September 13, 1918. Released from active duty, April 15, 1919. 

BEAM, JOHN, Chatsworth, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

4 Kep. Beg. 330 Inf. 131 Inf. 

BEAMAN, CLARENCE, Cornell, Illinois. Born November 11, 1891, Cornell, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 40 Co., 4 Rep. Reg., 
July 16, 1918; to J. A. R. D., Camp Merritt, New Jersey, July 21, 1918. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed 
at Liverpool, England, August 4, 1918. Trained near LeMans, France, August 
16-September 23, 1918, with Co. I, 330 Inf. Transferred to Co. H, 131 Inf., 
September 26, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October 8-14, 
1918. Army of Occupation : Heffingen, Luxemburg, December 21, 1918-January 
5, 1919; Medernach, Luxemburg, January 5-May 1, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, May 14, 1919, on Kaiserin Auguste Victoria. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, New York, May 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 5, 1919. 

C. A. O. 

BEAMAN, ELMER L., Cornell, Illinois. Born May 26, 1889, Cornell, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., C. A. C. Discharged January 2. 1919, Camp Grant, 
Illinois. 

129 Inf. 

BEBERSTEIN, JESSE, Pioneer, Ohio. Born February 25, 1898, Flanagan, 
Illinois. Shipping clerk. Enlisted May 1, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized 
July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., M. G. Co., 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, 
Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from New York, May 10, 1918, on 



62 Livingston County in the World War 

Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., May 13, 

1918. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., January 17, 1919. Engagements: 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Donnevaux-Ger- 
court, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, Oc- 
tober 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; 
Somme-Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert 
Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, Sep- 
tember 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist, October 24-November 9, 1918 ; 
Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. 
Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918- April 27, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at New York, 
May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

A.S. 

BECHTEL, EARL H., Fairbury, Illinois. Born January 5, 1896, Colfax, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted December 10, 1917, Des Moines, Iowa. To Ft. 
Logan, Denver, Colorado, December 22, 1917. Pvt., A. S. To Kelly Field, Texas ; 
to Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois, September 25, 1918. Discharged March 14, 

1919, Chanute Field. 

2 Prov. Beg. 106 M. P. 

BECK, FRANK, Rantoul, Illinois. Born September 6, 1888, Jeffersonville, 
Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. B, 106 M. P., Camp 
Wheeler, July 18, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 6, 1918, on 
H. M. S. Derbyshire. Landed at Liverpool, England, October 17, 1918. Trained 
at Malicon, France, November 3-16, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, March 17, 
1919, on U. S. S. St. Louis. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, March 28, 1919 ; 
to Camp Mills, March 28, 1919; to amp Grant, April 10, 1919. Discharged 
April 15, 1919. 

A. S. 

BECK, MARRITT, Odell, Illinois. Born February 9, 1899, Odell, Illinois. 
Electrician. Enlisted February 8, 1918, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To Kelly 
Field, Texas. Cpl., A. S. To Gerstner Field, Louisiana. Promoted to Sgt., Jan- 
uary 1, 1919. Discharged January 18, 1919. 

Tr. Det. 

BECK, RONALD, Odell, Illinois. Born August 18, 1896, Odell, Illinois. Elec- 
trician. Inducted August 15, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Radio Training 
School, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Discharged December 17, 
1918. 



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Inf. TTnassg. 

BECKER, AARON N., Chenoa, Illinois. Born December 25, 1893, Pike Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., detailed to office work. Transferred to Camp 
Meade, Maryland. Discharged January 14, 1919. 

3 Inf. 

BECKHOFF, FRED, Forrest, Illinois. Born August 2, 1895, Braceville, 
Illinois. Laborer. Inducted May 20, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Del Rio, 
Texas. Pvt., Co. B, 3 Inf. Discharged September 20, 1919. 

Dev. Bn. 

BECKHOFF, RICHARD, Forrest, Illinois. Born April 1, 1896, Braceville, 
Illinois. Laborer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa ; to Camp Pike, Arkansas. Pvt., Co. C, Dev. Bn., N. A. Discharged 
August 13, 1918, S. C. D. 

BECKMAN, WILLIAM F., Chatsworth, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 

129 Inf. 

BECKWITH, FRED, Pontiac, Illinois. Moulder. Born Peoria, Illinois; 
20 years old at time of enlistment. Enlisted July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on Covington. Landed at Brest, France, 
May 24, 1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-Novem- 
ber 11, 1918; Donnevaux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de 
Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on 
East Bank of Meuse River ; Somme- Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 
26-August 6, 1918; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; 
Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., 
October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau 
d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxem- 
burg, December 7, 1918- April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, 
on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, 
May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

Ord. Det. 

BEEBE, MARVIN HORACE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 28, 1894, Wiota, 
Wisconsin. Farm laborer. Enlisted September 5, 1917, Ottawa, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, September 8, 1917. Pvt., Co. C, Barracks Infantry. 
To Sandy Hook, New Jersey, Co. B, Ord. Det., September 18, 1917; to Ft. Mc- 
Henry, Baltimore, Maryland, for discharge. Discharged October 26, 1918. 



64 Livingston County in tlie World War 

S. A. T. 0. 

BEGGS, EGBERT RONALD, Fairbury, Illinois. Born September 25, 1899, 
Fairbury, Illinois. Inducted October 1, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. 
T. C., Wesleyan University. Discharged December 25, 1918. 

U. S. M, C. 

BEIER, MARIUS SILAS, Dwight, Illinois. Born February 23, 1895, Dwight, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted August 3, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Paris 
Island, South Carolina, August 8, 1918. Pvt., Co. 2, 1 Reg., U. S. M. C. To 
Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, October 22, 1918. Sailed from Philadelphia, 
November 8, 1918, on Hancock. Landed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, November 
14, 1918. Trained at Guantanamo Bay. Sailed from Guantanamo Bay, May 24, 
1919, on Kittery. Landed at Charleston, South Carolina, June 14, 1919. Dis- 
charged June 30/1919. 

129 Inf. 

BEISWANGER, LESTER M., Dwight, Illinois. Born February 28, 1896, 
Dwight, Illinois. Laborer. Enlisted July 30, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. 
P. 3 111. Inf., N. G. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Designation 
changed August 5, 1917, to Co. F, 129 Inf. Sailed from Camp Upton, New York, 
May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. 
Trained at Brest and Bussus, May 24-July 26, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., May 20, 
1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 
1918 ; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois 
de Plat Chene, October 10, 11, 21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank 
of Meuse River ; Somme- Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26-August 
6, 1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, 
Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist, October 24-Novem- 
ber 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. 
Army of Occupation: Ettelbruch, Luxemburg, December 20, 1918-February 22, 
3919; Oberfeulen, Luxemburg, February 22-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at New York, May 22, 1919. To 
Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged 
June 6, 1919. 

A. S. A. 

BELL, CHARLES J., Champaign, Illinois. Born August 7, 1881, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Electrical foreman. Enlisted October 15, 1917, Champaign, Illinois. 
To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, October 17, 1917. Pvt., 184, 147, 192, 357, 
629, 275, E. Aero Squadrons, Co. 2, E. 0. T. S. Trained at various camps. 
Discharged at Camp A. A. Humphreys, Virginia, November 27, 1918. 



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IT. S. N. R. P. 

BELL, E. DEWITT, Cicero, Illinois. Born May 16, 1890, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Electrical engineer. Enlisted February 5, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. Mobilized 
April 10, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. Elec. 3 Cl. Radio, 7 Reg. U. S. N. T. C., 
Great Lakes. To Detroit, Michigan, October 1, 1918. Promoted to Elec. 2 CL, 
November 1, 1918. Discharged January 25, 1919. 

w. S. M. C. 

BELL, HARRIET FOGLE, Fairbury, Illinois. Born September 21, 1893, 
Fairbury, Illinois. Enlisted January 2, 1918, New York City. Pvt., National 
League of Woman's Service Motor Corps. Transferred to Atlanta, Georgia; 
Fortress Monroe, Virginia; Newport News, Virginia; New York, New York. 
Promoted to CpL, June 25, 1918. Retired to inactive list, February 1, 1920. 

4 Sep. Inf. 322 M. G. Bn. 15 M. G. Bn. 

BELL, JAMES, Forrest, Illinois. Born March 6, 1888, Forrest, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. 
Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf., 83 Div. Promoted to CpL, June 15, 1918. Sailed 
from New York, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, August 4, 1918. Trained at Pontvallain, August 15-September 1, 1918, 
with 322 M. G. Bn. Transferred to Co. B, 15 M. G. Bn., 5 Div., September 2, 
1918. Pvt. Engagements: St. Mihiel, September 12-17, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, 
October 12-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Bergem, Luxemburg, 
December 2, 1918-June 1, 1919. Sailed from Brest, July 15, 1919, on Agamem- 
non. Landed at New York, July 21, 1919. To Camp Merritt, July 21, 1919; 
to Camp Grant, Illinois, July 23, 1919. Discharged July 29, 1919. 

BELL, RAY, Forrest, Illinois. (Could not be located). 

M. E. C. 

BELL, DR. WARREN W., Fairbury, Illinois. Born January 27, 1895, Chi- 
cago, Illinois. Physician. Commissioned 1st Lt., January 10, 1918, New York 
City. Mobilized at Fort McPherson, Georgia, June 29, 1918, Medical Corps. 
Transferred to Fortress Monroe, Virginia; to Fort Hancock, New Jersey; to 
Camp Eustis, Virginia ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged December 23, 1918. 

4 Rep. Inf. 2 Prov. Reg. 

BELLOTT, JOSEPH J., Odell, Illinois. Born April 4, 1892, Odell, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. 
Pvt., Co. H, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 14 Co., 2 Prov. Reg., Camp 
Grant, Illinois, December 29, 1918. Promoted to CpL, July 4, 1918 ; to Sgt., 
August 4, 1918. Discharged January 2, 1919, Camp Grant. 



66 Livingston County in tlie World War 



C.A.C. 

BEMIS, HARRY H., Fairbury, Illinois. Born January 5, 1890, Chicago, 
Illinois. Mechanic. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Mechanic, 6 Co., L. I. S., C. A. C. Discharged December 20, 

1918, at Ft. H. G. Wright. 

BENDING, SAM, Pontiac, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 

M. R. C. 

BENJAMIN, DR. HARRY WEBB, Forrest, Illinois. Born July 29, 1891, 
Kempton, Illinois. Physician. Commissioned Assistant Surgeon Lieutenant 
(jg), Medical Corps, U. S. N. R. F., Cl. 2, April 19, 1918, at Great Lakes N. T. S., 
Illinois. To U. S. Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, May 6, 1918, for active 
duty. Served as medical officer until October 18, 1918. Ordered aboard U. S. S. 
Livives for sea duty. Made three trips to France. Two months at New York 
Receiving Ship, New York. Ordered to U. S. S. Minnesota as Asst. M. 0., June 5, 

1919. Made two trips with returning troops. Left U. S. S. Minnesota, August 
5, 1919, for land duty. Retired to inactive duty, February 7, 1920. 

0. A. C. 

BENEDICT, ELMER G., Gridley, Illinois. Born July 31, 1889, Gridley, 
Illinois. Farmer and mechanic. Inducted April 3, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. 
To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Batt. E, 68 C. A. C. Transferred to 
H. A. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., July 16, 1918 ; to Wagoner. August 17, 1918 ; to 
Cpl., November 1, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 8, 1918, on 
Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, August 25, 1918. Trained 
at St. Pardon, France, September 7-21, 1918. To Auto and Tractor School, No. 1, 
Libourne, France, September 21, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 
3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919. To 
Camp Mills, February 16, 1919 ; to Fort Wadsworth, February 20, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, February 27, 1919. Discharged March 7, 1919. 

3 Inf. 

BENEDICT, HENRY MCKINLEY, Gridley, Illinois. Born November 7, 1896, 
Gridley, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted May 31, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. 
Mobilized at Eagle Pass, Texas, June 15, 1918. Pvt., Co. I, 3 Inf. Promoted 
to Pvt., 1 CL, September 20, 1918. Discharged March 12, 1919, at Eagle Pass, 
Texas. 

352 Inf. D. B. 358 Inf. 

BENEDICT, FRANK W., Gridley, Illinois. Born May 23, 1895, Waldo Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 27, 1918, Bloomington, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. F, 352 Inf., 88 Div. Transferred to 



Livingston County in the World War 67 

Depot Brigade, Camp Travis, Texas, May 10, 1918; to Co. L, 358 Inf., Camp 
Travis, May 15, 1918. Sailed from Camp Mills, June 20, 1918, on Walmer 
Castle. Landed at Liverpool, England, July 2, 1918. Trained at Essarois, 
France, July 10- August 20, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., August 28, 1918. Engage- 
ments : St. Mihiel Offensive, September 12-16, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 
October 28-November 11, 1918. Wounded: St. Mihiel, Feye-en-Heye Sector, 
September 12, 1918, flesh wounds of face, neck and arm, caused by M. G. bullet ; 
to hospital, Vittel, France, September 13, 1918; transferred to hospital, Limoges, 
France, September 20, 1918. Army of Occupation; Gerolstien, Germany, De- 
cember 20, 1918-May 20, 1919. Sailed from LeHavre, France, May 30, 1919, on 
Luckenbach. Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, June 9, 1919 ; to Camp Devens, 
June 10, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 12, 1919. Discharged June 14, 
1919. 

Base Hosp. 

BENNETT, ALBERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Base Hosp. Unit, Camp McArthur. 
(Further information not available. Mail returned unclaimed.) 

129 Inf. 

BENNETT, BEN, Cornell, Illinois. Born April 2, 1897, Brownstown, 
Indiana. Farmer. Enlisted August 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., 1 Cl., 
Co. F, 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, 
France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Busses, France. Promoted to Cpl., June 12, 
1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11; 
Donnevaux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de 
Plat Chene, October 10, 11, 21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank 
of Meuse River ; Somme-Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26-August 
6, 1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, 
Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist, October 24-Novem- 
ber 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. 
Army of Occupation : Ettelbruch, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918- April 27, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at 
Hoboken, May 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 
2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

BENNETT, ERNEST F., Pontiac, Illinois. Inducted May 20, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. (Service record not returned.) 

129 Inf. 

BENNETT, PAUL C., Saunemin, Illinois. Born May 9, 1899, Saunemin, 
Illinois. Butcher. Enlisted September 4, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 
129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Transferred to Hdqrs. 
Co., 129 Inf., November 1, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 



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1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained 
from June 6-July 31, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., March 8, 1918. Engagements: 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; Dannevoux-Ger- 
court, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, Oc- 
tober 10, 11, 21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River ; 
Somme-Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert 
Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, 
September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 
1918; Eiaville, Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 

1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruch, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 
27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at 
Hoboken, May 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 
2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

M. D., R. A. 

BENNETT, RALPH FREDRIC, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 16, 1898, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Carpenter. Enlisted October 18, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, October 19, 1917. To Camp MacArthur, Texas. 
Pvt., Med. Dept., Regular Army. Promoted to Cook, September 1, 1918. To 
Camp Grant, Illinois, February 3, 1919. Discharged .February 13, 1919. 

123 Inf. 326 Inf. 

BENSON, JOHN EMIL, Strawn, Illinois. Born October 9, 1887, Sweden. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., Co. A, 123 Inf. Sailed from New York October 11, 1918, on Harrisburg. 
Landed at Brest, France, October 20, 1918. Transferred to Co. L, 326 Inf., 
November 5, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 24, 1919, on Aurania. 
Landed at New York, June 6, 1919. To Camp Merritt, June 6, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, June 12, 1919. Discharged June 14, 1919. 

161 D. B. Evac. Hosp. 37 

BENTLEY, ASHER EARL, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 2, 1893, Pontiac. 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 13 Co., 161 D. B. Transferred to Evac. Hosp. No. 37, 
Camp Grant, October 21, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, November 
10, 1918, on Northern Pacific. Landed at Brest, France, November 22, 1918. 
Promoted to Sgt., M. D., February 12, 1919. Sailed from Marseilles, April 21, 

1919, on America. Landed at Hoboken, May 7, 1919. To Camp Mills, May 7, 
1919. Discharged May 12, 1919. 

U. S. M. 0. 
BENTLEY, FORD, Pontiac, Illinois. (Record not submitted). 



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3 Tr. Bn., S. 0. 

BENTLEY, RALPH EDISON, Pontiac, 111. Born September 12, 1892, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 15, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Bradley, Peoria, Illinois. Pvt., Unassg. Transferred to Co. C, 3 Tr. Bn., S. C., 
Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, August 11, 1918; to Camp Franklin, Maryland, Sep- 
tember 29, 1918 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, January 10, 1919. Discharged Jan- 
uary 17, 1919. Promoted to Cpl., December 14, 1918. 

705 Aero Sqdn. 659 Aero Sqdn. 

BENTLEY, WAYNE C., Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 25, 1893, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Proprietor confectionery store. Enlisted December 13, 1917, Blooming- 
ton, Illinois ; to Jefferson Bks., Missouri ; to Kelly Field, Texas. Pvt., 705 Aero 
Sqdn. ; transferred to 659 Aero Sqdn., Mitchell, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1918. Promoted 
to Cpl., March 20, 1919. Sailed from Hoboken, N. J., March 30, 1918, on Anti- 
gone; landed at St. Nazaire, April 13, 1918. To 1st Air Depot, Colombey-les- 
Belles. Army of Occupation : Coblenz, Germany, March 20- April 16, 1919. Re- 
called to 1st Air Depot. Sailed from Brest on H. M. S. Manatone; landed at 
New York, July 10, 1919 ; to Hazelhurst Field ; to Camp Grant. Discharged 
July 22, 1919. 

106 Am. Tr. 8 Am. Tr. 

BENWAY, WILLIAM J., Strawn, Illinois. Born April 20, 1893, Strawn, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., 106 Am. Tr. Transferred to 106 Am. Tr. Hdqrs., September 1, 
1918 ; to 8 Am. Tr., Camp Mills, October, 1918 ; to Camp Lee, Virginia, November 
26, 1918. Promoted to 1st Cook, September 1, 1918; to 1st Cook, 8 Am. Tr., Jan- 
uary 15, 1919. Discharged February 10, 1919, Camp Louisville, Kentucky. 

BERGAN, JEROME, Chatsworth, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 

161 D. B. 8 Bn. Rep. 13 Bn. Rep. 

BERGIN, WILLIAM ANTHONY, Campus, Illinois. Born October 28, 1889, 
Campus, Illinois. Bank cashier. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 13 Co., 161 D. B. Transferred to Co. F, 8 Bn., 
Inf. Rep. and Tr. Camp, Camp MacArthur, Texas, November 21, 1918 ; to Co. D, 
13 Bn., Inf. Rep. and Tr. Camp, Camp MacArthur, December 15, 1918 ; to 5 Co., 
161 D. B., Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged December 28, 1918. 

J. A. R. D. 210 Aero Sq. 263 Aero Sq. 

BERLETTE, GEORGE F., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born July 21, 1892, Chats- 
worth. Automobile mechanic. Enlisted December 8, 1917, Bloomington, Illi- 
nois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, December 14, 1917. To Kelly Field, 
Texas. Pvt., 10 J. A. R. D., May 14, 1918. Transferred to 12 J. A. R. D., 



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June 19, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 30, 1918, on Mauretania. 
Landed at Liverpool, July 7, 1918 ; to LeHavre, France, July 8, 1918 ; to Eng- 
land, July 13, 1918. Transferred to 210 Aero Sqdn., July 16, 1918. Sent to 
Mosley Hill Red Cross Hospital No. 4, Liverpool, August 15, 1918. Transferred 
to 263 Aero Sqdn., October 5, 1918. Sailed from Liverpool, November 24, 1918, 
on Lapland. Landed at New York, December 4, 1918. To Camp Mills, Decem- 
ber 5, 1918 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, December 14, 1918. Discharged December 
24, 1918. 

1 Prov. Beg. 124 Inf. 

BERRY, CLAUDE, Knoxville, Tennessee. Born September 11, 1894, Knox- 
ville, Tennessee. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 18, 1 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. E, 124 
Inf., Camp Wheeler, July 18, 1918. Sniper, 31 Div., August 1, 1918. Promoted 
to Cpl., August 17, 1918 ; to Sgt., October 1, 1918. After loading on the trans- 
port, U. S. S. St. Louis, at Hoboken, New Jersey, was taken off with pneumonia. 
Spent six weeks at Garden City Hospital, and five weeks at Camp Merritt Hos- 
pital. Discharged January 4, 1919, from Camp Grant, Illinois. 

161 D. B. 

BERSCHEID, JOHN JACQUES, Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 22, 1888, 
Rochelle, Illinois. Sales representative. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 13 Co., 161 D. B. Transferred 
to 20 o., 161 D. B., Camp Grant, October 20, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., September 
16, 1918 ; to Sgt., October 16, 1918. Discharged December 12, 1918, Camp Grant. 

4 Eep. Beg. 322 M. G. Bn. 83 Dir. Inf. School 49 Inf. 
BERTMANN, LEO E., Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 11, 1890, Chris- 
tian Co., Illinois. Watchmaker and optometrist. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Trans- 
ferred to 40 Co., J. A. R. D., July, 1918 ; to 322 M. G. Bn., August, 1918 ; to 83 
Div. Inf. School, September, 1918 ; to Co. M, 49 Inf. Promoted to Cpl., June, 
1918 ; to Sgt., July, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 21, 1918, on 
Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 3, 1918. Sailed from Brest, 
France, January 11, 1919, on U. S. S. A. T. George Washington. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, January 21, 1919; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey; to Ft. 
Leavenworth, Kansas; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged May 4, 1919. 

BERTSCHE, ALMON T., Flanagan, Illinois. Born November 11, 1893, 
Flanagan, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt. Transferred to Camp Meade, Maryland. Dis- 
charged January 8, 1919. 

46 Inf. 

BIDDLE, JOHN BARRETT, Pontiac, Illinois. Horseman. Born Streator, 
Illinois; 30 years old upon entering service. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, 



Livingston County in the World War 71 

Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. Last assgd. as Pvt., Co. M, 46 Inf., Camp 
Sheridan, Alabama. Discharged March 5, 1919, Camp Grant. (Taken from 
Discharge Record, office of Livingston Co. Circuit Clerk.) 

34 Engrs. 

BILLINGSLEY, FLOYD, Fairbury, Illinois. Born August 20, 1898, Ken- 
tucky. Farmer. Enlisted August 29, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri ; to Camp Dix, New Jersey. Pvt., 8 Cas. Co., 34 Engrs. Dis- 
charged December 14, 1918, Camp Dix. 

BILLS, LESLIE, Fairbury, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 

46 Inf. 

BIRKEY, CHRIST, Gridley, Illinois. Born January 26, 1888, Flanagan, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, 
Kentucky. Transferred to Camp Sheridan, Alabama. Pvt., Co. M, 46 Inf. 
Transferred to Sup. Co., 46 Inf., August 31, 1918. Discharged December 20, 
1918, Camp Grant. 

68 C. A. c. 

BIROSCHIK, ANDREW, Streator, Illinois. Born April 10, 1894, Reading 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Teamster. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 11 Co., L. I. S. C. D. Transferred 
to Batt. D, 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on 
Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, August 25, 1918. Trained 
at St. Pardon, France, September 4-November 11, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hobo- 
ken, New Jersey, February 15, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, February 17, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, February 19, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

C. A. C. 13 A. A. Sect. 

BLACK, ROY E., Fairbury, Illinois. Born August 11, 1893, Corwith, 
Iowa. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Wright. New 
York. Pvt., Co. 4, C. A. C., L. I. S. Transferred to 20th A. A. Artillery, 13 
Sector, Ft. Wright, August 24, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1 Cl., August 1, 1918 ; 
to Cpl., August 16, 1918 ; to Sgt., September 9, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, September 20, 1918, on U. S. S. Agamemnon. Landed at Brest, France, 
September 30, 1918. Trained at A. A. Artillery School, Paris, October 4-20, 
1918 ; Ft. St. Denis, October 20-November 1, 1918. Organization transferred to 
De Stains, France, November 1, 1918. Engagements: Air Raid, November 6-7, 
1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, December 20, 1918, on Rijndam. Landed 
at Newport News, Virginia, December 31, 1918 ; to Camp Lee, Virginia, January 
1, 1919; to Camp Eustis, Virginia, January 5, 1919. Discharged February 11, 
1919. 



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Hdqrs. Troop, 88 Div. 

BLAKE, ARNOLD MYRON, Des Moines, Iowa. Born August 29, 1895, 
Perry, Iowa. R. R. Brakeman. Inducted September 4, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 1 Cl., Hdqrs. Troop, 88 Div. Sailed from Quebec, 
Canada, August 15, 1918, on H. M. S. Demosthenes. Landed at Liverpool, Eng- 
land, August 31, 1918. Trained at Lemur, France, September 7-14, 1918. En- 
gagements: Haute Alsace Sector, October 4-November 6, 1918. Sailed from 
Marseilles, France, March 15, 1919, on Roma. Landed at New York City, April 
4, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, April 4, 1919. Discharged April 8, 1919. 

2 Prov. Beg. 121 Inf. 312 Inf. 

BLAKE, CLIFFORD A., Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 25, 1894, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Electrician. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 121 
Inf., Camp Wheeler, July 17, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 
5, 1918, on U. S. S. Orizaba. Landed at Brest, France, October 15, 1918. Trained 
at St. Aignan, France, October 25-November 28, 1918, Base Signal School, 1st 
Depot Div. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 312 Inf., 78 Div., December 1, 1918. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 11, 1919, on Montpelier. Landed at Phila- 
delphia, May 25, 1919 ; to Camp Dix, May 25, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 30, 1919. 
Discharged June 3, 1919. 

BLAKE, DANIEL E., Pontiac, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 

C. A. C. 

BLAKE, GEORGE HARRISON, Pontiac, Illinois. Painter. Inducted April 3, 
1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Discharged January 
13, 1919, Camp Grant. (Taken from Discharge Record, office of Livingston Co. 
Circuit Clerk. Record not submitted.) 

O. A. C. 

BLAKE, HARRY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 12, 1893, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Painter. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, lUinois. Pvt., Co. 2, C. A. C. 
Fishers Island, New York. Discharged February 12, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 
(Taken from American Legion records. Service record not submitted.) 

30 C.A.C. 

BLAKE, HAROLD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 12, 1897, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Truck driver. Enlisted June 26, 1918, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To 
Ft. Totten, New York. Pvt., Co. 8, C. A. C. Transferred to 30 Art., Camp 
Eustis, Virginia, October 9, 1918. Discharged December 26, 1918, Camp Grant, 
Illinois. 



Livingston . County in the World War 73 



129 Inf. 

BLAKE, RAY, Pontiac, Illinois. Enlisted May 24, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Pvt., M. G. Co., 129 Inf. Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 
1918, on Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements: 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Donnevaux-Ger- 
court, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, Oc- 
tober 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; 
Somme- Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26- August 6, 1918; Albert 
Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, Sep- 
tember 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918 ; 
Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. 
Army of Occupation : Ettelbruch, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918- April 27, 1919, 
Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 
2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. Promoted to Cpl., April 6, 1919. Divisional 
citation by General Bell for gallantry in action. (Taken from Discharge Record, 
Livingston County Circuit Clerk's office, and from 129 Inf. records.) 

68 O.A. 0. 

BLANCHFIELD, THOMAS, Cayuga, Illinois. Born December 8, 1890, Chenoa, 
Illinois. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, 
New York. Pvt., Co. 2, C. A. C. Transferred to Batt. C, 68 C. A. C., Ft. Terry, 
New York, June 1, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl. Sailed from Boston, Massachu- 
setts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, 
August 24, 1918. Trained at St. Pardon, France. Sailed from Bassens Docks, 
Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at New York, Feb- 
ruary 15, 1919; to Camp Mills, February 16, 1919; to amp Grant, Illinois, 
March 1, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

BLEVINS, CARSIE, Strawn, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 

4 Eep. Beg. 131 Inf. 

BLUMENSHINE, FRANK, Washington, Illinois. Born May 11, 1890, Wash- 
ington, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 40 Co., 
4 Rep. Reg. Inf., Camp Merritt, July 18, 1918 ; to Co. H, 131 Inf., 33 Div., Sep- 
tember 26, 1918. Sailed from New York, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, August 2, 1918. Engagements: Argonne, Sep- 
tember 26, 1918 ; Verdun, October 8, 1918. Slightly gassed, November 1, 1918, 
Verdun front. Army of Occupation : Heffingen, Luxemburg, December 21, 1918- 
January 5, 1919 ; Madernach, Luxemburg, January 5-May 1, 1919. Sailed from 



74 Livingston County in the World War 

Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on Kaiserin Augusta Victoria. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
June 2, 1919. Discharged June 5, 1919. 

161 D.B. 

BLUNDY, EARL, Strawn, Illinois. Born July 15, 1895, Cropsey, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted September 4, 1918, Paxton, Illinois. To Camp Grant, 
Illinois. Pvt., Co. 12, 3 Bn., 161 D. B. Discharged December 11, 1918, Camp 
Grant. 

IT. S. N". 

BOCK, LAWRENCE PALMER, Normal, Illinois. Born October 5, 1896, 
Joliet, Illinois. Printer. Enlisted May 2, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Great Lakes, 
Illinois, May 3, 1918. L. E. B., Navy, Camp Boone. Transferred to Camp Perry, 
May 27, 1918 ; to Naval Radio School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July, 1918 ; to 
Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut, December, 1918 ; to Receiving Ship, 
New Orleans, Louisiana, January 5, 1919. Promoted to Elec., 3 Cl., R. 0., Decem- 
ber, 1918. Transferred to Submarine Base, Coco Solo, Canal Zone, February, 
1919. Sailed from Colon, Panama, June 20, 1919, on U. S. S. Lake Crescent. 
Landed at New Orleans, July 12, 1919 ; to Receiving Ship, New Orleans, July 12. 
1919 ; to Great Lakes, Illinois, July 14, 1919. Discharged July 19, 1919. 

A. N. O. 

BODLEY, FRANCES ANNE, Fairbury, Illinois. Born December 20, 1895, 
Lodemia, Illinois. Nurse. Enlisted September 25, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Grant, Illinois, September 26, 1918. Army Nurse Corps. Transferred 
to A. N. C., Gen. Hosp. No. 32, December 21, 1918. Discharged July 19, 1919, 
U. S. Gen. Hosp. No. 32, Chicago. 

17. S. M. C. 

BODLEY, ROBERT G., Fairbury, Illinois. Born January 17, 1899, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted July 2, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. Mobilized at 
Chicago, July 5, 1918 ; to Paris Island, South Carolina. Pvt., Co. D, Reg. 239, 
U. S. M. C. Qualified as Marksman, August 27, 1918. Transferred to Quantico, 
Virginia, September 2, 1918; to 13 Reg. M. G. Co., U. S. M. C., September 14, 
1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 14, 1918, on U. S. S. Hender- 
son. Landed at Brest, France, September 28, 1918. To La Pallice, France, No- 
vember 14, 1918. Transferred to Co. D, 15 Separate Bn., August, 1919. Held 
for guard duty awaiting ratification of peace. Sailed from Brest, France, October 
25, 1919, on U. S. S. Orizaba. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, November 2, 
1919 ; to Brooklyn Navy Yard, November 2, 1919 ; to Quantico, Virginia, Decem- 
ber 18, 1919. Discharged January 8, 1920. 



Livingston County in the World War 75 

129 Inf. 

BOEHLE, ALBERT, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born July 26, 1898, Dewey, Illi- 
nois. Farm laborer. Enlisted August 26, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Discharged March 20, 

1918, Camp Logan, S. C. D. 

35 Inf. 

BOEHLE, WILLIAM F., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born August 26, 1889, Dewey, 
Illinois. Farm laborer. Enlisted June 1, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. To 
Ft. Nogales, Arizona. Pvt., Co. A, 35 Inf. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl. Discharged 
January 31, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

416 B. B. Tel. Bn. 

BOEMAN, SIGLER LEROY, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born August 12, 1891, 
Cullom, Illinois. Newspaper business. Enlisted December 10, 1917, Chicago, 
Illinois. Mobilized January 24, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. Pvt., 416 R. R. Tel. Bn., 
Armory, 35th and Forrest Ave., Chicago. Promoted to Cpl., April 1, 1918 ; to 
Chauf., May 1, 1918 ; to Chauf. 1 CL, August 1, 1918. Sailed from Camp Merritt, 
March 6, 1918, on Mercury. Landed at Bordeaux, France, March 23, 1918. Sta- 
tioned at Beaupreau, Sorges, Mormont, St. Nazaire, Tours. Sailed from Brest, 
April 14, 1919, on U. S. S. South Carolina. Landed at Newport News, April 27, 

1919. To Camp Grant, Illinois, May 13, 1919. Discharged May 16, 1919. 



M. C. 

BOIES, DR. HENRY M., Strawn, Illinois. Born November 23, 1879, Chi- 
cago, Illinois. Physician and surgeon. Commissioned 1st Lt., M. C., July 20, 
1918, Camp Eustis, Virginia. Transferred to 48 C. A. C., Camp Eustis, Septem- 
ber 24, 1918. P. of E. Hosp., Camp Stewart, Virginia, October 7, 1918, with 
pneumonia and influenza. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, November 10, 
1918, on U. S. A. T. Susquehanna. Landed at St. Nazaire, France, November 26, 
1918. Trained at St. Aignan, December 1-10, 1918. Transferred to 1st Prov. 
Ord. Bn., December 10, 1918, located at St. Jean de Mont, Vendee. Sailed from 
St. Nazaire, France, January 10, 1919, on U. S. A. T. Manchuria. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, January 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, January 
22, 1919 ; to Camp Funston, Kansas, February 24, 1919. Discharged February 
26, 1919. Was examined for commission in May, 1917, rejected on account of 
physical disability, but accepted a year later. 

BOLANDER, ANDY, Pontiac, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 



76 Livingston County in the World War 

Dep. Ser. Co. 56 

BOLANDER, Louis J., Pontiac, Illinois. Born St. Marie,. Illinois; 22 8-12 
years old at time of entering service. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Dep. Ser. Co. 56. Discharged July 
17, 1919, -Camp Grant, Illinois. (Taken from Discharge Record, office of Living- 
ston Co. Circuit Clerk. Service record not returned.) 

Tr. Det. Q. M. C. 

BOLDT, JESSE, Saunemin, Illinois. Born October 13, 1891, St. Frances- 
ville, Illinois. Mechanic. Inducted June 15, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Arsenal 
Technical School, Indianapolis. Pvt., Co. B. Transferred to Q. M. C., Camp 
Johnston, Florida, August 30, 1918. Sailed from New York, September 29, 1918, 
on S. S. Caronia. Landed at Brest, France, October 13, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 
1 Cl., May 1, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, August 28, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Montpelier. Landed at New York, September 11, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New 
Jersey, September 11, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, September 21, 1919. Dis- 
charged September 24, 1919. 

7 Engrs. 

BOLLIER, CLAUDE, Forrest, Illinois. Born November 26, 1894, Forrest, 
Illinois. Enlisted June 11, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To Ft. Leaven- 
worth, Kansas, September 22, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 7 U. S. Engrs. Promoted to 
Pvt. 1 CL, February 18, 1918 ; to Cpl., March 4, 1918. Sailed from New York, 
March 6, 1918, on Celtic. Landed at Liverpool, March 18, 1918. Stationed at 
Supply Depot, Gievres, France, March 30-June 26, 1918. Engagements: Ger- 
ardmer Sector, July 11-14, 1918; St. Die Sector, July 18-August 22, 1918; St. 
Mihiel Sector, September 11-28, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Sector, October 13-Novem- 
ber 11, 1918. Citation for helping bridge the Meuse River and Canal under ma- 
chine gun fire, at Brieulles, November 2, 1918. Army of Occupation, Luxemburg, 
November 22, 1918-June 26, 1919. Sailed from Brest, July 16, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Radnor. Landed at New York, July 28, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, 
July 28, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, July 30, 1919. Discharged August 4, 
1919. 

4 Inf. Rep. 157 D. B. 3 Inf. Eep. 

BONAHAN, WALTER, Lebanon, Kentucky. Born February 12, 1896, Marion 
Co., Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 4 Inf. Rep. Reg. Transferred to Co. E, Dev. Bn., 
157 D. B., August 20, 1918 ; to Co. E, 3 Inf. Rep. Reg., September 20, 1918. Dis- 
charged February 11, 1919, Co. 1, Overseas Bn. 



Livingston County in the World War 77 

121 Inf. 41 Inf. 49 Inf. 

BOOTH, JOHN W., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born January 2, 1890, Chesa- 
peake, Ohio. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. G, 121 Inf., 31 Div. Promoted to Cpl., August 21, 

1918. Sailed from Camp Mills, Long Island, October 5, 1918, on Orizaba. 
Landed at Brest, France, October 15, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France. Trans- 
ferred to Co. L, 49 Inf., October 22, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, January 
12, 1919, on George Washington. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, January 21, 

1919. To Camp Merritt, January 21, 1919; to Ft. Worth, January 26, 1919. 
Discharged May 1, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

BOSMAN, W. H., Cullom, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 

370 Inf. 

BOSWELL, JOSEPH, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 7, 1900, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Laborer. Enlisted July 14, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. Mobilized at 
Peoria, Illinois, July 25, 1917. Pvt., Co. K, 370 Inf., (formerly 8 111. Inf., N. G.) 
To Camp Logan, Texas. Sailed from Newport News, April 6, 1918, on President 
Grant. Landed at Brest, April 22, 1918. Trained at Grandvilliers, April 28- 
May 20, 1918. Engagements: Mount des Signes, Oise; Aisne Offensive, Sep- 
tember 11-November 11, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, February 2, 1919, on 
LaFrance. Landed at New York, February 9, 1919. To Camp Mills, February 
9, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, February 16, 1919. Discharged February 24, 1919. 

BOSWELL, WILLIAM HENRY, Chatsworth, Illinois. Inducted May 26, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. (Further data not available. 
Record not submitted.) 

5 Inf. 8 Inf. 

BOUHL, EDWARD FRANK, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born November 11, 1894, 
Piper City, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918. To Camp Grant, 
Illinois. Pvt., Co. A, 5 Inf. To Camp McArthur, November 5, 1918, Co. E, 
8 Inf. To Camp Bowie, March 1, 1919, 48 Cas. Co. Discharged March 10, 
1919, from Camp Bowie. 

IT. S. N. 

BOUHL, JOHN J., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born January 26, 1897, Piper City, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted June 28, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. Mobilized 
at Great Lakes, July 5, 1918. U. S. N. To Boston, Massachusetts, August 1, 
1918. Discharged at Boston, January 13, 1919. 

Reserve Mallet M. T. C. 

BOURLAND, THEODORE PRESTON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 30, 1896, 
Pontiac, Illinois. Student. Sailed from U. S., June 2, 1917, as member of 
American Field Service. On duty with T. M. U. 526, Reserve Mallet to October 



78 Livingston County in the World War 

1, 1917. Enlisted with U. S. forces October 1, 1917, Jouaignes, Aisne, France. 
Co. C, American Mission, Reserve Mallet. Transferred to M. T. C. School No. 1 
as Sgt. Instructor, July 24, 1918 ; to A. P. O. 708, Inter. Sec. as C. 0., M. T. C. 
301, November 24, 1918. Commissioned 2d Lt., M. T. C, November 14, 1918. 
Engagements : Cambrai, Chemin des Dames, 1917 ; Aisne, Somme, Marne, 1918. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, Prance, July 8, 1919, on U. S. S. lowan. Landed at 
New York, July 19, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, July 19, 1919 ; to Camp 
Devens, Massachusetts, July 22, 1919 ; to Washington, July 23, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, August 11, 1919. Discharged August 19, 1919. 

349 M. D. 

BOWERS, FRANK B., Odell, Illinois. Born July 18, 1890, Odell, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Pvt., Co. M, 349 Inf. Transferred to Med. Dept., Camp Bowie, Texas, November 
6, 1917 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, for discharge. Discharged June 16, 1919. 

5 Tr. M. Bat. 

BOWERS, HARRY C., Odell, Illinois. Born December 14, 1899, Odell, Illi- 
nois. Printer. Enlisted July 18, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri. Pvt., 27 Ret. Co. Transferred to 5 Trench Mortar Bat., 
Fort Hancock, New Jersey, July 29, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
September 20, 1918, on U. S. S. America. Landed at Brest, France, September 
29, 1918. Trained at Ouge, France, September 30-November 22, 1918. Sailed 
from Brest, December 30, 1918, on T- M. Toloa. Landed at New York, January 
11, 1919. To Camp Mills, New Jersey, January 11, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
January 25, 1919. Discharged January 31, 1919. 

161 D. B. Evac. Hosp. No. 37 

BOWERS, JOHN R., Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 21, 1897, Rutland, Illi- 
nois. Gas fitter. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., 13 Co., 
161 D. B., Camp Grant, Illinois. Transferred to Evac. Hosp. 37, Base Med. 
Storage Section. Left U. S. November 12, 1918 ; arrived in U. S. July 21, 1919. 
Discharged July 30, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. (Taken from American Legion 
records. Service record not submitted.) 

5 Rep. Eeg. 330 Inf. 69 Inf. 60 Inf. 

BOWMAN, WILLIAM, Eagle Grove, Iowa. Born May 15, 1895, George, 
Iowa. Farmer. Inducted July 26, 1918, Jefferson, Iowa. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. K, 5 Rep. Reg. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 
20, 1918, on U. S. S. America. Landed at Brest, France, September 29, 1918. 
Trained at LeMans, October 8-22, 1918. Transferred to Co. I, 330 Inf., October 



Livingston County in the World War 79 

8, 1918 ; to Hdqrs. Co., 69 Inf., October 27, 1918 ; to Co. B, 60 Inf., February 4, 
1919. Engagements : Argonne Forest, October 27-November 3, 1918. Sent to 
hospital November 3, 1918, with influenza. Army of Occupation : Esch, Luxem- 
burg, February 4-April 26, 1919; Wencherngen, Germany, April 28-May 15, 
1919 ; Esch, Luxemburg, May 17-July 6, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, July 
13, 1919. Landed at New York, July 19, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, July 20, 1919 ; to 
Camp Grant, Illinois, July 26, 1919. Discharged July 26, 1919. 

IT. S. N. R. F. 

BOYCE, MAHLON OSCAR, Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 7, 1889, Win- 
chester, Virginia. Farmer. Enlisted June 10, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Camp 
Dewey, Great Lakes, Illinois. S 2 C., U. S. N. R. F. Discharged November 
30, 1918, Norfolk, Virginia, S. C. D. 

Inf. Rep. 

BOYER, GEORGE M., Dwight, Illinois. Born February 27, 1893, Dwight, 
Illinois. Automobile mechanic. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt, Inf. Rep. Promoted to Cpl., July 4, 1918 ; to Sgt, 
August 2, 1918. To Camp Grant, Illinois, December 30, 1918. Discharged Jan- 
uary 2, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

BOYER, RALPH H., Dwight, Illinois. Born October 12, 1895, Dwight, Illi- 
nois. Garage owner. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt,, Batt. C, 68 C. A. C. Promoted to Cpl., June 19, 1918 ; 
to Sgt., July 24, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on 
Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, August 25, 1918. Trained 
at Romsey, England, August 25-28, 1918. To St. Pardon, France, September 1, 
1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, February 15, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, New Jersey, February 
16, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 28, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

161 D. B. 

BRACE, CLARENCE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 18, 1897, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Lineman. Inducted September 2, 1918. To Camp Grant, Illinois. Cook, 
13 Co., 161 D. B. Discharged January 28, 1919. 

BRADDY, GORDON, Pontiac, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 

151 F. A. 

BRADDY, HARRY, LaPorte, Indiana. Born December 21, 1898, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Student. Enlisted April 16, 1917, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mobilized 
at Ft. Snelling, Minneapolis, July 8, 1917 ; to Ft. Riley, Kansas. Pvt., 151 F. A., 



80 Livingston County in the World War 

42 (Rainbow) Div. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 18, 1917, on 
President Lincoln. Landed at St. Nazaire, France, October 31, 1917. Trained 
at Camp Coetquidan, November 12, 1917-February 18, 1918. Engagements: 
Luneville, February 21, 1918; Baccaret, March 23, 1918; Champagne-Marne 
Defensive, July 4-18, 1918; Aisne-Marne Offensive, (Chateau Thierry, Fere-en- 
Tardenois), July 25, 1918; St. Mihiel Offensive, (Villers-sur-Fere, Fismes), 
August 3-September 16, 1918; Essey and Pannes Sector, September 17-30, 1918; 
Argonne-Meuse Offensive, (March on Sedan), October 13-31, 1918, November 
5-9, 1918. Slightly gassed August 26, 1918, Beny. Army of Occupation: 
Hennersheim, Germany, December 18, 1918-January, 1919 ; Bad-Neuwahr, Ger- 
many, January-March 1, 1919. A. E. F. University, Beaune, France, March 3- 
April 8, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, April 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Huntington. 
Landed at Bush Terminal, Brooklyn, April 26, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, April 26, 
1919 ; to Camp Dodge, May 6, 1919. Discharged May 10, 1919. 

TT a. N. A. 

BRADFORD, RALPH F., JR., Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 25, 1899, Pontiae, 
Illinois. Appointed to Annapolis Naval Academy, July 1, 1918. 

A.N.O. 

BRADLEY, DAISY M., Cornell, Illinois. Born January 24, 1883, Cornell, 
Illinois. Nurse. Enlisted November 12, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. A. N. C. To 
U. S. A. Gen. Hosp. No. 43, National Soldiers Home, Virginia, November 14, 1918. 
Discharged September 30, 1919. 

BRADLEY, EARL, Ancona, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 

12 Cas. Co. 

BRADLEY, HARRY D., Ancona, Illinois. Born June 25, 1893, Ancona, 
Illinois. Farm laborer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Forrest, Georgia. Pvt, 12 Cas. Co. Promoted to Cpl., October 12, 1918. 
To Camp Custer, Michigan, December 25, 1918. Discharged December 27, 1918. 

68 C. A. C. 

BRADSHAW, CLYDE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 9, 1891, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Chauffeur. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., Batt. E, 68 C. A. C. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., July 16, 
1918 ; to Wagoner, August 17, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 
9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, August 25, 
1918. Trained at Arveyres, France, to February 1, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, 
France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, Feb- 
ruary 15, 1919 ; to Camp Mills ; to Ft. Wadsworth ; to Camp Grant. Discharged 
March 6, 1919. 



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A. N. O. 

BRADSHAW, ELLA AMELIA, (Mrs. Lary T.), Pontiae, Illinois. Born 
August 11, 1892, Adams, Massachusetts. Enlisted July 15, 1918, Adams, Mas- 
sachusetts. To Ayer, Massachusetts, July 24, 1918, amp Devens. Reserve 
Nurse, A. N. C., Rep. Unit No. 7. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, November 
11, 1918, on Oxfordshire. Landed at Liverpool, England, November 24, 1918. 
Transferred to Prov. Base Hosp. Unit 8, Mesves Hosp. Center, December 5, 1918 ; 
to Evac. Hosp. No. 3, Trier, Germany, December 14, 1918-February 16, 1919 ; to 
Evac. Hosp. No. 19, Trier, Germany, February 16-May 12, 1919. Sailed from 
Brest, France, June 9, 1919, on S. S. New Amsterdam. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, June 19, 1919 ; to Hotel Albert, New York, June 19, 1919. Discharged 
July 27, 1919. 

314 F. S. Bn. 354 Inf. 

BRADSHAW, LARY THOMAS, Pontiae, Illinois. Born October 21, 1892, Pon- 
tiae, Illinois. Chauffeur. Enlisted February 7, 1918, Pontiae, Illinois. To 
Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Pvt., 314 Field Signal Bn., Camp Funston. Trans- 
ferred to Co. G, 354 Inf., Camp Funston, May 30, 1918. Sailed from Montreal, 
Canada, May 17, 1918. Landed in England, June 5, 1918. Trained in France, 
June 15-August 1, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., September 15, 1918 ; to Sgt., Novem- 
ber 8, 1918. Engagements : St. Mihiel, September 12-16, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne, 
October 17-November 11, 1918. Wounded September 24, 1918, St. Mihiel, gassed. 
To Base Hosp. No. 68, France, September 25, 1918. Army of Occupation : Trier, 
Germany, December 1, 1918-May 6, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 
1919, on Imperator. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp 
Upton, New York, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 27, 1919. Dis- 
charged June 1, 1919. 

Q. M. C. 123 Inf. Hdqrs. Oen. Staff 

BRADY, JOHN JOSEPH, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born June 24, 1889, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Farmer and automobile business. Inducted June 24, 1918, 
Pontiae, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Q. M. C. Transferred to 
Co. B, 123 Inf., October 2, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 11, 
1918, on U. S. S. Harrisburg. Landed at Brest, France, October 20, 1918. Pro- 
moted to Chauf. 1 Cl., January, 1919. Transferred to Hdqrs. Garage, General 
Pershing's Hdqrs., Chaumont. Sailed from Brest, France, on Huntington. 
Landed at Boston, July 5, 1919. To Camp Devens, Massachusetts. Discharged 
July 15, 1919. 

129 Inf. 13 Inf. 

BRAMMER, EVERETT, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born March 23, 1903, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Student. Enlisted September 4, 1917, Pontiae, Illinois. Pvt., 
Co. F, 129 Inf., 33 Div. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed 



82 Livingston County in the World War 

from New York, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, 
France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Brest, May 24-July 26, 1918. Engage- 
ments: Amiens, July 26-August 6, 1918; Verdun Sector, August 11-20, 1918; 
Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-Novem- 
ber 11, 1918. Army of Occupation; Luxemburg, December 7, 1918- April 27, 
1919. Sailed from Brest, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hobo- 
ken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919. Re-enlisted at Camp Merritt, M. G. Co., 13 U. S. 
Inf., May 26, 1919, for one year. Re-enlisted again. Returned to Germany to 
Army of Occupation. 

4 F. A. 15 F. A. 

BRAMMER, LONNIE, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born October 23, 1894, Ironton, 
Ohio. Farmer. Enlisted May 10, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To 
Camp Stewart, El Paso, Texas, May 17, 1917. Pvt., Bat. C, 4 F. A. Trans- 
ferred to Bat. F, 15 F. A., Syracuse, New York, June 1, 1917. Promoted to 
horseshoer, August 21, 1917. Reduced to Pvt., October 31, 1917. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, December 12, 1917, on S. S. Adriatic. Landed at Liver- 
pool, England, December 25, 1917. Trained at Valdon, France, December 31, 
1917-March 18, 1918. Engagements : Troyon Sector, March 20-May 14, 1918 ; 
Aisne Defensive, June 4-5, 1918; Chateau Thierry, June 6- July 9, 1918; Aisne- 
Marne Offensive, July 18-26, 1918; Marbache Sector, August 9-22, 1918; St. 
Mihiel Offensive, September 12-17, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, Champagne, October 
3-28; Meuse-Argonne, October 30-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: 
Wallendorf, Germany, December 14, 1918-April 18, 1919; Heimback, Germany, 
April 18-July 19, 1919. Sailed from Brest, July 26, 1919, on U. S. S. Julia 
Luckenbach. Landed at Brooklyn, August 5, 1919. To Camp Mills; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, August 13, 1919. Discharged August 15, 1919. 

2 Prov. Reg. 123 Inf. 326 Inf. 

BRANDES, EDWARD H., Manville, Illinois. Born January 5, 1891, Man- 
ville, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 18, 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. B, 123 Inf., 
Camp Wheeler, about July 14, 1918. Sailed from New York, October 11, 1918, 
on U. S. S. Harrisburg. Landed at Brest, France, October 21, 1918. Trained at 
LaSuz and Malicorne, October 28-November 5, 1918. Transferred to Co. L, 326 
Inf., November 10, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 24, 1919, on U. S. 
S. Aurania. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 6, 1919. To Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, June 7, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 13, 1919. Discharged 
June 14, 1919. 

161 D. B. Evac. Hosp. 37 Evac. Hosp. 23 

BRANDVIG, HARRY REDMOND, Peoria, Illinois. Born June 21, 1892, Marcus, 
Iowa. Bookkeeper. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 13 Co., 161 D. B. Transferred to Evac. Hosp. No. 37, 



Livingston County in the World War 83 

Camp Grant, October 1, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, November 
10, 1918, on Northern Pacific. Landed at Brest, France, November 22, 1918. 
Transferred to Hdqrs. Det. Med. Con. Area, January 8, 1919. Stationed at Join- 
ville, Haute Marne, advanced sector S. 0. S., November 30, 1918-May 7, 1919. 
Served as cashier, Disbursing Q. M.'s office. Transferred to Evac. Hosp. No. 23, 
May 1, 1919. Sailed from Marseilles, France, May 15, 1919, on French S. S. 
Canada. Stopped at Oran, Algeria, May 17-21, 1919. Landed at Brooklyn, New 
York, June 2, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, June 2, 1919; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, June 9, 1919. Discharged June 12, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

BBANNON, GAIL BURTON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 26, 1896, 
Pontiac, Illinois. Clerk. Enlisted May 2, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized 
July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. 
Musician, 129 Inf. Hdqrs. Co., 33 Div. Promoted to Mus. 2 Cl., to Mus. 1 Cl. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed 
at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Gorenflos. Engagements: Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, 
September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 
10-21, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River ; Somme- Amiens 
Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert Sector, with 18 
Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 
1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918 ; Marcheville, 
Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occu- 
pation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918- April 27, 1919. Sailed from 
Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, May 22, 1919. To amp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

121 Inf. 112 M. O. Co. 

BRANZ, ELMER, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 25, 1895, Owego Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt. 1 Cl., Co. L, 121 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 30, 1918, on S. S. Caronia. Landed at 
Brest, France, October 15, 1918. Transferred to 112 M. G. Co., 28 Div., Novem- 
ber 10, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, April 10, 1919, on U. S. S. Charleston. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, April 21, 1919; to Camp Mills, April 21, 1919. 
Discharged April 25, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

BRANZ, JOHN ERNEST, Strawn, Illinois. Enlisted August 23, 1917, Co. F, 
129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, 



84 Livingston County in the World War 

France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26- 
November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois 
de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918 ; with XVII French Corps 
on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme- Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, 
July 26- August 6, 1918; Albeit Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 
1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre 
Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau 
d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxem- 
burg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 
1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; 
to Camp Mills; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. (Taken 
from records of 129 Inf.) 

2 Prov. Eeg. 121 Inf. 328 Inf. 

BRANZ, VALENTINE, Strawn, Illinois. Born November 10, 1887, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. C, 121 Inf., Camp 
Wheeler, July 17, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 5, 1918, on 
Orizaba. Landed at Brest, France, October 15, 1918. Transferred to Co. D, 
328 Inf., November 9, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 9, 1919, on 
U. S. S. Scranton. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 20, 1919; to Camp 
Merritt, May 20, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 28, 1919. Discharged 
May 30, 1919. 

18 Bet. Co., G. S. Inf. 

BRAY, CHARLES BENJAMIN, Saunemin, Illinois. Born March 28, 1894, 
Buffalo, Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Rejected on physical examination at Camp Wheeler, 
June 28, 1918. Second induction, October 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri. Ret. Unassg., Lim. Ser. attached to 18 Ret. Co., G. S. Inf. 
Discharged November 23, 1918. 

68 C. A. C. 

BREMER, MAURICE, Iowa City, Iowa. Born July 4, 1889, Europe. Clerk. 
Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. 
Pvt., 8 Co., L. I. S. Transferred to Batt. B, 68 C. A. C., Ft. Terry, New 
York, July 28, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on 
Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury, England, August 25, 1918. Trained at St. 
Denis de Piles, France, September 15, 1918-February 2, 1919. Sailed from Bor- 
deaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at New York, February 
16, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, February 16, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 28, 
1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged March 5, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 85 

311 Engrs. 

BRENDLEY, CHARLES, Dwight, Illinois. Born July 26, 1890, North Liberty, 
Indiana. Cook. Inducted October 6, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp 
Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 311 Engrs. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 
9, 1918, on Empress of Asia. Landed at Liverpool, England, September 21, 1919. 
Trained in England, September 21-23, 1918. To LeHavre, France. Promoted 
to cook, October, 1918. Sent to hospital, March 25, 1919, Saint Andre de Bubac. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, May 11, 1919, on Zeelander. Landed at Camp Stuart, 
May 23, 1919. To Fort Sheridan, Illinois, May 30, 1919. Discharged July 5, 
1919. 

156 D. B. 2 Engrs. Tr. Reg. 220 Engrs. 

BRENDLEY, HARRY, Dwight, Illinois. Born August 12, 1892, North 
Liberty, Indiana. Chef-Steward. Enlisted March 21, 1918, Milwaukee, Wis- 
consin. To Camp Custer, Michigan. Pvt., Co. 20, 156 D. B. Transferred to 
Co. L, 2 Engrs. Tr. Reg., Camp Humphreys, Virginia, April 25, 1918 ; to Hdqrs. 
Det. 220 Engrs., Camp Humphreys, September 28, 1918 ; to Camp Sevier, South 
Carolina, October 15, 1918; to Washington Barracks, D. C., December 27, 1918. 
Promoted to Sgt, May 12, 1918; to Regt. Sup. Sgt., November 11, 1918. To 
Camp Grant, March 27, 1919. Discharged April 3, 1919. 

4 Bep. Inf. 167 D. B. 18 8. A. B. D. M. P. Bn. 

BRICKER, CHARLES W., Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 12, 1893, Avoca, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 31 Co., 167 D. B., 
June 15, 1918; to Co. M, 4 Rep. Reg., June 28, 1918; to 18 Co., S. A. R. D., 
September 6, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., August 26, 1918. Sailed from New York 
City, September 14, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at Southampton, England, Sep- 
tember 21, 1918. Trained at Autun, France, October 16-December 13, 1918. 
Transferred to Co. A, 3 Army M. P. Bn., December 13, 1918. Army of Occupa- 
tion: Coblenz, Germany, December 17, 1918-May 20, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
June 7, 1919, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at New York, June 16, 1919. To 
Camp Mills. Discharged June 23, 1919. 

124 Inf. Cas. Bn. 

BRINER, LEMUEL A., Manville, Illinois. Born March 10, 1895, Jackson 
Co., Indiana. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., M. G. Co., 124 Inf. To Camp Mills, Long Island, 
October 16, 1918. To hospital, Camp Mills, October 17, 1918, influenza. Assigned 
Co. K, Cas. Bn., November 8, 1918. To Camp Lee, Virginia, November 28, 1918 ; 
to Camp Grant, Illinois, January 9, 1919. Discharged January 14, 1919. 



86 Livingston County in the World War 

122 Inf. 329 Inf. 116 Inf. 

BRISTOW, CHARLIE R., Blackstone, Illinois. Born March 8, 1891, Wolf 
Creek, Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler. Pvt., Co. B, 122 Inf. To Camp Mills, September 26, 1918. Sailed 
from Camp Mills, October 7, 1918, on Kroonland. Landed at Brest, France, 
October 21, 1918. Trained at Larieviere, France, November 12, 1918-April 16, 
1919. Transferred to Co. F, 116 Inf., 29 Div., November 9, 1918. Promoted to 
Pvt. 1 Cl., April 20, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, April 26, 1919, on 
Macedonian. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, May 20, 1919. To Camp Lee ; 
to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 30, 1919. Discharged June 2, 1919. 

362 Inf. 44 Inf. 76 Inf. 

BRITTENHAM, CHARLES, Weiser, Idaho. Born November 29, 1880, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Attorney-at-Law. Enlisted August 11, 1917, San Francisco, 
California. Assigned Hdqrs. Co., 362 Inf., 91 Div., Camp Lewis, Washington. 
Commissioned 2d Lt., June 1, 1918, Camp Lee, Virginia. Assigned to Co. B, 
44 Inf., Camp Lewis, Washington; to 76 Inf., Adjutant 2d Bn., Camp Lewis. 
Promoted to 1st Lt., October 26, 1918. To General Recruiting Service Station, 
Spokane, Washington. 

4 Eep. Beg. Inf. Tr. Center 

BROADHEAD, RALPH N., Forrest, Illinois. Born May 14, 1889, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Express messenger. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 44, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Co. C, 
1 Bn., Inf. Tr. Center, Camp Gordon, December 26, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., 
July 25, 1918; to Sgt., November 18, 1918. Discharged May 21, 1919, Camp 
Taylor, Kentucky. 

tr. a. w. 

BROADHEAD, RAY V., Forrest, Illinois. Born May 5, 1892, Forrest, Illi- 
nois. Window trimmer. Enlisted April 16, 1918, Huntington, West Virginia. 
Mobilized Parkersburg, West Virginia, April 16, 1918. To Norfolk, Virginia. 
Seaman 2 CL, U. S. N. Assigned to Destroyer Flotilla. Promoted to Seaman 
1 Cl., August 6, 1918. Did convoy service on board U. S. Destroyer Montgomery 
No. 121. Discharged May 27, 1918. 

U. S. M. O. 

BRODERSON, MARTIN P., Emington, Illinois. Born April 9, 1899. Dwight. 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted July 22, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Port Royal, 
South Carolina, July 22, 1918. Pvt., 266 Co., Batt. W, U. S. M. C. Trans- 
ferred to Co. B, Separate Batt. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 
15, 1918, on Pocahontas. Landed at Brest, France, September 25, 1918. Trans- 



Livingston County in the World War 87 

ferred to 73 M. G. Co., 6 Reg., U. S. M. C., September 27, 1918. Engagements: 
Champagne, October 2-10, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, November 1-11, 1918. Army 
of Occupation: Honnigen, Germany, December 13, 1918-July 4, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, July 27, 1919, on S. S. Wilhelmina. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
August 5, 1919. To Camp Mills, New York, August 5, 1919 ; to Quantico, Vir- 
ginia, August 8, 1919. Discharged August 13, 1919. 

124 Inf. Oas. Bn. 

BRODERSON, WILLIAM A., Blackstone, Illinois. Born August 3, 1895, 
Dwight, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 124 Inf., 31 Div. Transferred to Cas. Bn., 
Co. F, Camp Merritt, New Jersey, November 2, 1918. To Camp Lee, Virginia ; 
to Camp Taylor, Kentucky. Discharged December 20, 1918, Camp Taylor. 

349 Inf. 315 Engrs. 

BROMLEY, JAMES, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 7, 1892, Streator, 
Illinois. Shoemaker. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. M, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. C, 315 Engrs., Camp 
Travis, Texas, May 19, 1918. Sailed from New York, June 13, 1918, on Hunt- 
send. Landed at Liverpool, England, June 28, 1918. Engagements : St. Mihiel 
Salient, September 1, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, November 1-11, 1918; 
Sazerias-Haye-Puvenelle Sector, August 22-September 11, 1918; demonstration 
at beginning of Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 28, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne 
Offensive (Corps Troops), October 17-22, 1918. Army of Occupation : Mulheim, 
November 22, 1918. Sailed from Brest, April 13, 1919, on U. S. S. Charleston. 
Landed at New York, April 21, 1919. To Camp Mills, April 21, 1919. Dis- 
charged April 25, 1919. 

H. A. 

BROMLEY, SAMUEL G., Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 16, 1894, Coal- 
ville, Illinois. Shoemaker. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 10 Co., H. A. Transferred to 2 Co., H. A., 
Camp Upton, New York, October 22, 1918 ; to Ft. Slocum, New York, H. A., and 
F. A. Discharged from Ft. Slocum, January 9, 1919. 

u. a. N. R. r. 

BROOKS, BURTON WARD, Chicago, Illinois. Born November 18, 1895. 
Chicago, Illinois. Hotel clerk. Enlisted December 14, 1917, Miami, Florida. 
S. 2 Cl., U. S. N. R. F. Served on the following ships and stations : N. T. S., 
Key West, Florida ; Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut ; Receiving Bar- 
racks, New London, Connecticut; Torpedo Destroyer, U. S. S, Little; Torpedo 
Destroyer, U. S. S. Preston; Transport, President Grant; Receiving Ship, New 



88 Livingston County in the World War 

York ; Ammunition Ship, U. S. S. Panuco ; Receiving Ship, Philadelphia ; Trans- 
port, U. S. S. Santa Leonora ; N. T. S., Great Lakes, Illinois. Discharged from 
active service, September 15, 1919. 

B. A. N. C. 

BROOKS, FANNIE M., Saunemin, Illinois. Born April 4, 1880, Saunemin, 
Illinois. Extension Service, Home Economics Dept., University of Illinois. 
Enlisted May 18, 1918, Urbana, Illinois. R. A. N. C. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, June 15, 1918, on La Lorraine. Landed at Bordeaux, France, June 24, 
1918. American Red Cross Nursing Service No. 9813, June 15-October 1, 1918 ; 
Reserve Army Nurse Corps, October 1-16, 1919 ; Stationed at Hotel Galilee, Paris 
June 24-July 15, 1918 ; French Hosp. No. 57, Senlia, July 15-August 5, 1918 ; 
French Evac. Hosp. No. 51, Villerscotterets, August 5-25, 1918; Hospital Mili- 
taire, Belfort, France, August 30-October 14, 1919 ; Private Duty, Burges, France, 
October 18-November 6, 1918 ; American Base Hosp. No. 82, Justice Group, Toul, 
France, November 15, 1918-February 6, 1919 ; Amer. Hosp. Train No. 70, Feb- 
ruary 8-September 3, 1919 ; Army of Occupation Service : Replenishing Depot 
for Hosp. Train No. 70, Coblenz, Germany, August 15-September 3, 1919; Nurs- 
ing care 100 War Brides on Transport, Antigone, September 4-15, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, September 4, 1919, on Antigone. Landed at Brooklyn, Sep- 
tember 15, 1919. To Hotel Albert, New York City, September 15. 3919 Dis- 
charged October 16, 1919. 

123 Inf. 326 Inf. 

BROOKSHIRE, EVERETT C., Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 2, 1894, 
Winchester, Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt, Co. A, 123 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from New York, 
October 11, 1918, on Harrisburg. Landed at Brest, France, October 20, 1918. 
Transferred to Co. K, 325 Inf., 82 Div., November 8, 1918. Trained at has- 
singnie, France, November 20, 1918-March 1, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, 
France, May 1, 1919, on Harrisburg. Landed at New York, May 14, 1919. To 
Camp Upton, New York, May 14, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 23, 1919. 
Discharged May 24, 1919. 

A. S. (A.) 

BROSNAHAN, CHARLES W., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born January 11, 1891 
Chatsworth, Illinois. Mechanic. Enlisted October 29, 1917, Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri. To Kelly Field, Texas, November 30, 1919 ; to Rich Field, Waco, 
Texas. Pvt., 249 Aero Squadron. Transferred to 355 Aero Squadron, July, 
1918 ; to Handley Page Park No. 2, October, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., January 1- 
March 23, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 1, 1918, on 
Katoomba. Landed at Liverpool, England, October 13, 1918. Trained at Flower 
Down, England, October 14-November 10, 1918. Transferred to Aircraft Accep- 



Livingston County in the World War 89 

tance Park, England; to Kenley, Surrey Co., November 10-26, 1918. Sailed 
from Liverpool, England, November 26, 1918, on Minnekahda. Landed at Hobo- 
ken, New Jersey, December 4, 1918. To Camp Mills, December 4, 1918; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, December 14, 1918. Discharged December 24, 1918. 

38 C. A. C. 45 C. A. C. 

BROWELL, WILLIAM H., Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 7, 1890, Streator, 
Illinois. Laborer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., 11 Co., L. I. S., Coast Defense. Transferred to 38 Reg., 
C. A. C., Ft. Hamilton, New York, September 13, 1918 ; to 45 Reg., C. A. C., 
Camp Eustis, Virginia ; to Camp Stuart, Virginia. Sailed from Newport News, 
Virginia, October 20, 1918, on Aeolus. Landed at St. Nazaire, France, November 
2, 1918. Trained at Guitres, France, November 12-December 19, 1918. Sailed 
from Bordeaux, January 13, 1919, on U. S. S. Siboney. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, January 21, 1919. To Camp Mills, New York, January 21, 1919 ; to 
Camp Dix, New Jersey, January 27, 1919. Discharged February 21, 1919. 

349 Inf. 345 Inf. 

BROWN, ALVIN A., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born September 17, 1887, 
McCook, Nebraska. Farm laborer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. I, 349 Inf. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 
345 Inf., Camp Pike, November 17, 1917. Discharged December 18, 1917. 

BROWN, ARTHUR, Saunemin, Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. (Further data not available. Record 
not submitted.) 

Q. M. O. 

BROWN, ARTHUR C., Oakland, California. Born November 22, 1879, 
Cornell, Illinois. Office manager. Commissioned September 27, 1918, Blythe, 
California. Reported for duty, Fort Mason, San Francisco, October 3, 1918. 
Captain, Q. M. C. Transport Quartermaster upon U. S. A. T., Thomas, running 
between ports of Vladivostock, Siberia, and Nagasaki, Japan, Manila, Honolulu, 
and San Francisco. Discharged March 1, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

BROWN, CLIFFORD H., Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 19, 1897, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Teamster. Enlisted August 4, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Musician, 129 Inf. Band, Hdqrs. Co. Dis- 
charged at Camp Logan, November 26, 1917. S. C. D. 

BROWN, FRED, Fairbury, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 



90 Livingston County in the World War 

9 Inf. 313 Inf. 368 Inf. 58 Inf. 

BROWN, FRED RADFORD, Washington, D. C. Born February 6, 1876, 
Streator, Illinois. Officer, U. S. Army. Cadet U. S. Military Academy, West 
Point, New York, June 19, 1895. Graduated and commissioned February 15, 
1899. Mexican Border Service: Mobilized at Laredo, Texas, March, 1914. 
Oaptain, 9 U. S. Inf. Promoted to Major, Porto Rico Regt., (temporary by 
detail), August 22, 1915. Promoted to Major, Regular Army, May, 1917. World 
War Service: Mobilized at Camp Meade, Maryland, August 25, 1917. Lieut. 
Col., N. A., (temporary), 313 Inf., 79 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
July 7, 1918, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Brest, France, July 15, 1918. 
Trained at Champlitte, France, to August 15, 1918. Promoted to Colonel, 368 
Inf., July 30, 1918. Transferred to IV Corps, as Adj. Gen., December 5, 1918; 
assigned as Colonel, 58 Inf., 4 Div., January 4, 1919, and commanded regiment 
until arrival in U. S., August 1, 1919. Engagements : Occupation St. Die Sector, 
August 20-September 20, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-October 
4, 1918 ; Occupation Marbache Sector, October 5-December 5, 1918, including 
offensive of 2d Army in front of Metz, November 10-11, 1918, until signing of 
armistice. Army of Occupation : Hdqrs. IV Corps, December 25, 1918-January 
3, 1919 ; Moselkern and Bodendorf , Germany, January 5-May 4, 1919 ; Coblenz, 
Germany, May 5-July 12, 1919, Military Commander and in charge of Civilian 
Affairs of Coblenz. Sailed from Brest, France, July 24, 1919, on U. S. S. Mt. 
Vernon. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, August 1, 1919. To Camp Merritt, 
August 1, 1919. Remained in Regular Army. Previous Service: Participated 
in suppression of Philippine Insurrection, March, 1899-June, 1900, and July, 
1901-May, 1902 ; in Boxer Campaign in North China, June, 1900-June, 1901, 
Battles of Tientsin and Pietsang, China, and Relief of Legations; on duty in 
Philippine Islands, 1905-1907, and 1910-1913; in Porto Rico, July, 1915-July, 
1916, as Major, Porto Rico Regiment. Detailed as Major, Philippine Scouts, 
March, 1911-December, 1912, (Permanent rank as Captain) ; detailed as Major, 
Bureau of Insular Affairs, September, 1916-August, 1917. Relieved to join regi- 
ment on account of World War. Now detailed in A. G. 0., Washington, D. C. 



A. S. A. 

BROWN, HAROLD L., Dwight, Illinois. Born July 14, 1896, Dwight. 
Illinois. Advertising. Enlisted November 16, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To 
Austin, Texas. Pvt. 1 Cl., (Cadet), A. S. A. Transferred to Kelly Field No. 2, 
San Antonio, Texas ; to Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois ; to Payne Field, West 
Point, Mississippi. Commissioned 2nd Lt., Air Service, May 29, 1918. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 26, 1918, on President Grant. Landed at 
Brest, France, November 1, 1918. Trained at St. Maixent, France, November 
12-20, 1918, for "Pursuit Pilot" in air service for the front. Short time prior 
to sailing served as instructor in "Formation Flying." Sailed from Bordeaux, 



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France, December 14, 1918. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, December 30, 
1918. To Garden City, Long Island, December 30, 1918. Discharged January 
8, 1919. 

BROWN, JOHN, JR., Chatsworth, Illinois. (Eecord not submitted.) 

349 Inf. IT. S. G. 

BROWN, LEWIS G., Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 20, 1895, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Bench foreman, steel mills. Inducted April 29, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. B, 5 Bn., U. S. 
G., Ft. Robinson, Nebraska, June, 1918 ; to Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Sep- 
tember 6, 1918 ; to Co. B, 5 Bn., U. S. G., Camp Funston, Kansas, December, 1918. 
Discharged January 14, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

349 Inf. Evac. Hosp. 17 

BROWN, Louis THEODORE, Fairbury, Illinois. Born September 29, 1893. 
Fairbury, Illinois. Electrician. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. Transferred as a casual to Ft. 
Riley, Kansas, May 23, 1918; to Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas; to 
Presidio of San Francisco, California, Evac. Hosp. No. 17. Promoted to Pvt. 
1 Cl., July 8, 1918 ; to Cpl., August 23, 1918. Sailed from San Francisco, Sep- 
tember 2, 1918, on U. S. A. T. Logan. Landed at Vladivostok, Siberia, September 
30, 1918. Sailed from Vladivostok, October 7, 1919, on U. S. A. T. Great 
Northern. Landed at San Francisco, November 1, 1919. To Presidio, San Fran- 
cisco, November 1, 1919. Discharged November 5, 1919. 

354 Aero Sqdn. 

BROWN, WILLIAM J., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born December 17, 1896, 
Chatsworth, Illinois. Laborer. Enlisted February 5, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. 
Sworn in February 6, 1918, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To Kelly Field, Texas, 
February 16, 1918. Pvt., 354 Aero Sqdn., A. S. To Rich Field, Texas, March 
25, 1918 ; trained at Taliaferro Field No. 1, Ft. Worth, Texas, April 29, 1918 ; 
to Garden City, Long Island, July 10, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
August 18, 1918, on U. S. S. von Steuben. Landed at Brest, France, August 26, 
1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October 22-November 11, 1918. 
Bronze star for one major engagement. Army of Occupation : Sinzig, Germany, 
May 8-28, 1919. Promoted to Chauf., March 21, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
France, June 14, 1919, on U. S. S. Santa Barbara. Landed at Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, June 26, 1919. To Camp Dix, New Jersey, June 26, 1919 ; to Mineola 
Field, New York, June 27, 1919. Discharged July 12, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 



92 Livingston County in the World War 

BROWN, WILLIAM 0., Emington, Illinois. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. (Further data not available. 
Record not submitted.) 

BRUBACH, Louis, Odell, Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. (Further information not available. 
Record not returned.) 

A. S. (A.) 

BRUNER, CRANE SIMPSON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 9, 1892, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Mining engineer. Enlisted April 29, 1918, Joplin, Missouri. To 
Dallas Field, Texas, June 1, 1918. Pvt. 1 Cl, A. S. (A.), Camp Dick, Dallas, 
Texas. Transferred to U. S. S. M. A., Princeton, New Jersey, July 16, 1918; 
to Mitchell Field, Long Island, October 17, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., February 
6, 1918 ; to Sgt, February 20, 1919. Discharged June 3, 1919. 

O. T. O. 343 Inf. Inf. Rep. and Tr. 

BRUNSKILL, EYLAR W., Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 25, 1895, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Asst. Co. Agricultural Agent. Enlisted January 4, 1918, Camp 
Grant, Illinois. Pvt. 1 CL, 3 0. T. C., Camp Grant. Promoted to Sgt., May 1, 
1918; commissioned 2d Lt., June 5, 1918; promoted to 1st Lt., September 14, 
1918. Transferred to Co. A, 343 Inf., Camp Grant ; to Inf. Rep. and Tr. Camp, 
Camp Pike, Arkansas; to Inf. Rep. and Tr. Camp, Camp MacArthur, Texas. 
Discharged December 6, 1918. 

8 F. C. Bn. 116 F. S. Bn. 6 Army Hdqrs. 417 Tel. Bn. 
BRYANT, CLARENCE ADELBERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 22, 1889, 
Marion, Indiana. Telegrapher. Enlisted May 28, 1917, Bloomington, Illi- 
nois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, June 3, 1917 ; to Monterey, California. 
Pvt., Co. B, 8 F. S. Bn. Transferred to Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, June 30, 1917 ; 
to Camp Greene, North Carolina, January 2, 1918; to Camp Merritt, May 23, 

1918. Promoted to Cpl., February 1, 1918; to Sgt., May 1, 1918. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, May 26, 1918, on Von Steuben. Landed at Brest, France, 
June 6, 1918. To Army School, Longres, August 1, 1918 ; St. Aignan, September 
5, 1918; to Co. B, 116 F. S. Bn., September 11, 1918; to 6th Army Hdqrs. Troop, 
October 10, 1918; to Co. E, 417 Tel. Bn., November 30, 1918. Promoted to 1st 
Sgt., October 3, 1918. Engagements: Marne-Vesle, June 18-July 24, 1918; 
Toul Sector, October 10-November 10, 1918; 2d Army Defensive, November 10- 
11,1918. Army of Occupation : Coblenz, Germany, December 14, 1918. Army 
of Penetration : When it became apparent that the Germans might not sign the 
peace treaty, and that hostilities might be resumed, the 417 Tel. Bn. was moved 
to Montabaur on June 18, 1919. Following signing of peace the 417 Tel. Bn. 
returned to Coblenz. Landed in U. S., August, 1919. Discharged August 12, 

1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 



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5 P. A. 

BRYANT, LESTER, Forrest, Illinois. Born December 3, 1897, Forrest, 
Illinois. Barber. Enlisted May 21, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri, May 23, 1917. To Fort Bliss, Texas. Pvt., Batt. A, 5 F. A. 
Promoted to Cpl., August 13, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 29, 
1917, on Tenadores. Landed at St. Nazaire, France, August 13, 1917. Trained 
at Le Valdohone, August 15-21, 1917. Engagements: Luneville Sector, October 
21-30, 1917; Toul Sector, January 15- April 31, 1918; Cantigny, May 28-30, 1918; 
Laizerais Sector, August 7-26, 1918; Montdidier-Noyon, April 25-July 7, 1918; 
Aisne-Marne, July 18-25, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, October 1-November 8, 1918. 
Army of Occupation : Hunsdorf and Hohr, Germany, November 12, 1918- 
August 20, 1919. Sailed from Brest, October 26, 1919, on Zepplin. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, September 5, 1919. To Camp Mills, September 5, 1919 ; 
to Camp Leach, September 10, 1919. Discharged September 26, 1919. 

349 Inf. 

BUCALO, NUNZIO, Dwight, Illinois. April 28, 1918. To Camp Dodge. 
Served with Sup. Co., 349 Inf., A. E. F. Wagoner. 

O. S. I. 

BUCHER, ERMANE GAYLORD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 8, 1890, 
Pontiac, Illinois. High School Instructor. Inducted October 1, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Ret., Unassg. Attached to 18 
Ret. Co., G. S. I. Transferred to 15 Ret. Co., G. S. I., Jefferson Barracks. De- 
tailed to Personal Classification Office, Receiving Barracks, as Interviewer, until 
after signing of armistice. Discharged December 14, 1918. 

4 Rep. Reg. 330 Inf . 131 Inf. 

BUCKHAVE, MICHAEL, Forrest, Illinois. Born November 20, 1894, Den- 
mark. Tiler. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. 44, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Promoted to Cpl., July 4, 1918. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at 
Liverpool, England, August 3, 1918. Trained at Monce, France, August 8-Sep- 
tember 20, 1918. Transferred to 330 Inf., August 8, 1918 ; to Co. E, 131 Inf., 
September 27, 1918. Engagements : Argonne Forest, September 28-October 24, 
1918; St. Mihiel, October 24-November 11, 1918. Sent to Base Hosp. No. 60, 
November 19, 1918, sickness resulting from gas. Army of Occupation: 
Larochette, Luxemburg, December 21, 1918-May 1, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, May 14, 1919, on Kaiserin Augusta Victoria. Landed at New York, 
May 23, 1919. To Camp Mills, May 23, 1919. To Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 
1919. Discharged June 4, 1919. 



94 Livingston County in the World War 

Med. Dept. 

BUCKLEY, EUGENE V., Forrest, Illinois. Born December 9, 1895, 
Urbana, Illinois. Railroad clerk. Enlisted May 14, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri. To Fort Des Moines, Iowa. Pvt., Med. Dept. Transferred to Med. 
Dept., Air Service, Camp Sevier, South Carolina, January 2, 1918; to Camp 
Greene, Charlotte, North Carolina ; to Hazelhurst or Mitchell Field, New York ; 
to Handley-Page Service Squadron. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., July 10, 1917. 
Sailed from New York City, August 18, 1918, on H. M. S. Tras-os-Montes. 
Landed at Tilbury, England, September 9, 1918. Trained at Romsey, England, 
September 10-12, 1918 ; Winchester, September 12-October 3, 1918 ; Manchester, 
October 3-November 22, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., November 4, 1918 ; to Sgt. 1 CL, 
November 30, 1918. Sailed from Liverpool, England, November 30, 1918, on 
Canopic. Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, December 11, 1918. To Camp 
Devens, December 11, 1918. Discharged December 14, 1918. 

3 Cav. 

BULAND, HERMAN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 30, 1892, Millington, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted February 20, 1911, Jefferson Barracks. Mobilized 
at San Antonio, Texas, April 2, 1911. Pvt., Troop I, 3 U. S. Cav. Promoted to 
Cpl., July 24, 1916. Stationed at Austin, Texas ; El Paso, Texas ; Roma, Texas ; 
Corpus Christi, Texas; Mission, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Laredo, Texas; 
Brownsville, Texas ; Rio Grande City, Texas. Transferred from Troop I to M. G. 
Troop, 3 Cav., 1913; from M. G. Troop to Troop I, 3 Cav., 1914; from Troop 
I to M. G. Troop, 3 Cav., 1916. Discharged at San Antonio, Texas, February 19, 
1914; re-enlisted at San Antonio, February 20, 1914. World War Service: 
Mobilized at San Antonio, September, 1917. Trained at Fort Sam Houston. 
Pvt., M. G. Troop, 3 U. S. Cav. Sailed from Philadelphia, October 16, 1917, on 
Northland. Landed at Liverpool, England, October 30, 1917. A. E. P., France: 
Bourbonne-le-Bains, November, 1917-January, 1918; Is-sur-Tille, July, 1918- 
January, 1919 ; Paris and LeMans, January, 1919-August, 1919. Sailed from 
Brest, France, September 25, 1919, on Mt. Vernon. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, October 3, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, October 3, 1919. Dis- 
charged October 6, 1919. Re-enlisted October 7, 1919, at Camp Merritt, for one 
year. Special assignment to Q. M. C., San Antonio, Texas. Now serving on 
fourth enlistment. 

E. E. E. C. S. A. T. C. 

BULL, HEMPSTEAD STRATTON, Fairbury, Illinois. Born February 2, 
1897, Fairbury, Illinois. Student, electrical engineering. Enlisted July 22, 
1918, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Pvt., E. E. R. C. On inactive duty until October 
15, 1918. Resumed studies in electrical engineering at Lehigh University, South 
Bethelem, Pennsylvania. On October 15, 1918, transferred to S. A. T. C. unit 
at Lehigh University. Discharged December 11, 1918. 



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O. A. C. 

BUMBICA, GUISEPPE, Dwight, Illinois. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Ft. Wright. (Record not submitted.) 

122 Inf. 116 Inf. 

BUNTING, LESLIE A., Dwight, Illinois. Born August 5, 1894, Dwight, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. B, 122 Inf., 31 Div. To Camp Mills, New York, September 
6, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 7, 1918, on Kroonland. 
Landed at Brest, France, October 20, 1918. Transferred to Co. L, 116 Inf., 29 
Div., November 8, 1918. Trained at Parnot, France, November 12, 1918-March 
24, 1919. Sailed from Brest, April 13, 1919, on Great Northern. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, April 20, 1919. To Camp Mills, April 20, 1919. Dis- 
charged April 24, 1919. 

K. of O. 

BURCH, JOHN A., Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 22, 1880, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Musician. Enlisted October 5, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois, for K. of C. 
service. To Camp Beauregard, Alexandria, Louisiana, October 8, 1918. Sec- 
retary, K. of C. Transferred to Algiers Naval Station, April 1, 1919. Promoted 
to General Secretary, April 1, 1919. Discharged June 15, 1919. 

116 M. O. Bn. 137 M. Q. Co. 

BUBDETTE, JAMES MILTON, Fairbury, Illinois. Born May 7, 1895, near 
Weston, Illinois. Farmer and machinist. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. A, 116 M. G. Bn. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, October 16, 1918, on Caserta. Landed at Brest, France, 
October 21, 1918. Transferred to 137 Inf., M. G. Co., November 1, 1918. Sailed 
from Brest, on Manchuria. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, April 22, 1919. 
To Camp Upton, New York ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 6, 1919. Discharged 
May 7, 1919. 

C. A. C. 

BURGETT, WILLIAM D., Manila, Arkansas. Born September 1, 1892, 
Blodgett, Missouri. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 
H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Co. 2, L. I. S. C. D., C. A. C. Transferred to 
Hdqrs. Co., 47 C. A. C., Camp Eustis, Virginia, August 22, 1918. Promoted {o 
Cpl., August 13, 1918. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, October 13, 1918, 
on U. S. S. Zeelandia. Landed at Brest, France, October 26, 1918. Trained at 
Angouleme, France, October 30-November 28, 1918. Sailed from Paulliac, 
France, February 1, 1919, on Madawaska. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, 
February 15, 1919. To Camp Eustis, Virginia, February 18, 1919; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, March 10, 1919. Discharged March 15, 1919. 



96 Livingston County in the World War 

C. A. C. 

BURNIDGE, RALPH E., Fairbury, Illinois. Born December 31, 1888, 
Plato Center, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt, 9 Co., C. A. C. Transferred to Batt. F, 
68 C. A. C., June 6, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, 
on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, August 25, 1918. Trained 
at Libourne, France, September 1, 1918-January, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, 
France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, Feb- 
ruary 16, 1919. To Camp Mills, New York ; to Ft. Wadsworth ; to Camp Grant. 
Discharged March 6, 1919. 

129 Inf. 28 Inf. 

BURNS, CYRIL A., Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 20, 1887, Ottawa, 
Illinois. Lawyer. Enlisted June 12, 1914, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican Border 
Service : Mobilized at Pontiac, Illinois, June 19, 1916. To Camp Wilson, Texas, 
July 6, 1916. Regimental Supply Sgt., Sup. Co., 3 111. Inf., U. S. N. G. Mustered 
from Federal service, February 21, 1917. World War Service : Mobilized July 
25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Hdqrs. 
Co., 129 Inf. Promoted to Rgt. Sgt. Maj., July 3, 1917 ; to 2nd Lt., December 12, 
1917 ; to 1st Lt., May 11, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, 
on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements: 
Somme Offensive, August 8, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26- 
October 20, 1918 ; 2d Army Offensive, November 10, 1918. Army of Occupation 
Service: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 10, 1918-April 27, 1919. Trans- 
ferred to Co. D, 28 Inf., April 27, 1919. Montabaur, Germany, April 27-June 1, 
1919 ; Dernback, Germany, June 1-July 21, 1919 ; Rheinbrohl, Germany, July 21- 
August 16, 1919. Divisional citation by General Bell for gallantry in action. 
Sailed from Brest, France, August 22, 1919, on Orizaba. Landed August 30, 
1919, Hoboken, New Jersey. To Camp Merritt ; to Camp Meade ; to Camp Grant. 
Discharged October 27, 1919. 

M. E. B. C. 

BURNS, JOSEPH J., Dwight, Illinois. Born September 19, 1896, Garrett, 
Indiana. Dental student. Enlisted August 27, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. Pvt., 
M. E. R. C. Not called for active duty. Discharged January 4, 1919. 

349 Inf. 118 Inf. 1 Prov. Dev. Eeg. 8 Prov. Dev. Bn. 

BURT, CHARLES E., Manville, Illinois. Born July 13, 1895, Cornell, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted February 12, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., M. G. Co., 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. I, 118 Inf., Camp 
Sevier, South Carolina, April 3, 1918 ; to Co. F, 1 Prov. Dev. Reg., Camp Sevier, 
September 8, 1918 ; to 1st Co., 8 Prov. Dev. Bn., Camp Sevier, December 18, 1918 ; 




Co. F., 3 111. Inf., (later 129 Inf.) mobilized at Pontiac, Illinois, July, 1917. 




1. Christmas boxes from home received at Houston, Texas. 

2. Ready for gas. 

3. Leaving Pontiac, Sept. 13, 1917. 

4. Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., out for gas mask drill. 

5. Ready for Jerrie's poison. Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf. 



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to 1st Co., Convalescent Center, Camp Grant, Illinois, March 2, 1919. Patient 
in Base Hosp., Camp Sevier, April 13-September 8, 1918, and December 23, 1918- 
January 13, 1919; in Gen. Hosp. No. 12, Biltmore, North Carolina, January 13- 
February 13, 1919 ; in Base Hosp., Camp Grant, February 13-March 2, 1919. 
Discharged March 7, 1919. 

. M . .'': hfi r.f. .-' \ :'.' !,'* .v..*t ) ' -.. 0j 

129 Inf. 

BURTON, GEORGE WILLIAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 15, 1891, George- 
town, Illinois. Foreman, telegraph construction. Enlisted August 9, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sgt., M. G. 
Co., 129 Inf. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., November 1, 1917. Promoted 
to 2nd Lt., Inf., November 1, 1917 ; to 1st Lt, Inf., December 1, 1917 ; to Capt., 
August 31, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Amiens, France, 
June-July, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26- 
November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois 
de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10, 11, 21, 1918, with XVII French Corps 
on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme-Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, 
July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; 
Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre District, 
October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, No- 
vember 10-11, 1918. Divisional citation by General Bell for gallantry in action. 
Army of Occupation : Luxemburg, December 1, 1918-February 1, 1919. Sailed 
from Bordeaux, France, April 11, 1919. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, April 
24, 1919. To Camp Mills, Long Island, April 24, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
April 30, 1919. Discharged May 1, 1919. 

349 Inf. 

BUTLER, CHARLES WILLIAM, Odell, Illinois. Born October 8, 1895, 
Orlinda, Tennessee. Lineman and farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt, M. G. Co., 349 Inf. Promoted to 
Sgt., January 1, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 9, 1918, on 
Olympic. Landed at Southampton, England, August 16, 1918. Trained at 
Changy, France, August 20-October 2, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, 
May 18, 1919, on S. S. Henry S. Mallory. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 
28, 1919. To Camp Mills, May 28, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 7, 1919. Dis- 
charged June 11, 1919. 

BUTLER, LESTER, Strawn, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 



98 Livingston County in tlie World War 

68 C. A. C. 

BUTLER, OTTO 0., Forrest, Illinois. Born January 30, 1888, New 
Berlin, Illinois. Carpenter. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 
H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Co. 3, Bat. D, 68 C. A. C., Fishers Island. Sailed 
from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Til- 
bury Docks, England, August 25, 1918. Trained at St. Pardonne, France, Sep- 
tember 2, 1918-January 23, 1919. Sailed from) Bordeaux, France, February 3, 
1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919. To 
Camp Mills, New York; to Ft. Wadsworth; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 
27, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

Base Hosp. 

BUTLER, WILLIAM H., Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 17, 1886, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Traveling salesman. Inducted February 18, 1918, Grand Rapids, 
Michigan. To Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Pvt. 1 Cl., U. S. A. Base Hosp. Trans- 
ferred to Ft. Sam Houston, Texas ; to Ft. Bliss, Texas. Discharged July 11, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

BYRNE, FLOYD ALLEN, Saunemin, Illinois. Born November 23, 1898, 
Saunemin, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted September 2, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, 
France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Brest, May 24-June 23, 1918 ; Bussus, June 
27-July 17, 1918. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., August 11, 1918. En- 
gagements: Somme- Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 
1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, 
Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-October 
16, 19-18 ; October 10-16, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse 
Eiver. Sent to Base Hosp. No. 24, with acute bronchitis, on October 16, 1918. 
Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 21, 1918-April 27, 
1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to 
Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

124 Inf. U. S. Ods. 

CADY, IVAN GARDNER, Rugby, Illinois. Born July 8, 1888, Camden, 
Illinois. Grain buyer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. I, 124 Inf., 31 Div. Transferred to 42 Bn., U. S. 
Guards, Camp Shelby, Mississippi ; to Camp Waco, Georgia ; to Camp Gordon, 
Georgia; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Promoted to Cpl., October 14, 1918. Dis- 
charged January 2, 1919, Camp Grant. 



Livingston County in the World War 99 

1 Proy. Keg. 123 Inf. 326 Inf. 

CAIRNS, DAVID, Streator, Illinois. Born August 25, 1893, Reading, Illi- 
nois. Dairyman and farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 1 Prov. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Co. B, 
123 Inf., Camp Wheeler, July 17, 1918. Sailed from Camp Mills, October 11, 

1918, on U. S. S. Harrisburg. Landed at Brest, France, October 21, 1918. 
Trained at LeMans, Prance, October 27-November 7, 1918. Transferred to Co. M, 
326 Inf., 82 Div., November 10, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 24, 

1919, on U. S. S. Aurania. Landed at New York, June 6, 1919. To Camp 
Merritt, June 6, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 13, 1919. Discharged 
June 14, 1919. 

CALAHECE, CHARLES, Forrest, Illinois. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Discharged August 30, 1918, S. C. D. 

CALBREACE, CHARLES, Forrest, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

Q. M. C. M. T. C. 

CALL, CLARE T., Emington, Illinois. Born March 25, 1897, Eming- 
ton, Illinois. Stockman paper stock. Enlisted May 8, 1918, Waterloo, Iowa. 
To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, May 13, 1918; to Camp Joseph E. Johnston, 
Florida. Pvt., M. T. Co. 441, Q. M. C. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, 
July 18, 1918, on U. S. S. Matoika. Landed at Brest, France, July 31, 1918. 
Trained at Decize, Nievre, France, August 14-September 1, 1918. Transferred 
to M. T. C., August 14, 1918 ; to Hdqrs. Motor Command No. 1, M. T. ., Feb- 
ruary 19, 1919. Promoted to Pvt. 1 CL, February 19, 1919 ; to Cpl., July 4, 1919. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, July 8, 1919, on U. S. S. lowan. Landed at 
Brooklyn, New York, July 19, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, July 19, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, July 26, 1919. Discharged July 29, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

CALL, SIDNEY FRANK, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 4, 1896, Osborn, 
Kansas. Machinist. Enlisted August 18, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Promoted to 
mechanic, October 18, 1917 ; to Sgt., March 12, 1919. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, 
May 24, 1918. Trained at Bussus, France, June 27-July 17, 1918. Engage- 
ments : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; Dannevoux- 
Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, 
October 10, 11, 21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River ; 
Somme-Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26- August 6, 1918; Albert 
Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dis- 



100 Livingston County in the World, War 

trict, October 24-November 9, 1918 ; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d 'Auliiois, 
November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 
20, 1918-February 22, 1919; Qberfeulen, Luxemburg, February 22-April 27, 
1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919; to 
Camp Grant, July 2, 1919. Discharged July 9, 1919. 

. . 129 Inf. 

CALL, SIMEON E., Emington, Illinois. Born February 6, 1893, Lincoln, 
Nebraska. Farmer. Enlisted August 21, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, 
May 24, 1918. Trained near Amiens, France, July 1-22, 1918. Engagements: 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; Dannevoux-Ger- 
court, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, 
October 10, 11, 21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse Kiver ; 
Somme- Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert 
Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dis- 
trict, October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, 
November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, Decem- 
ber 20, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 
1919. 

349 Inf. 

CALLABY, CHARLES B., Fairbury, Illinois. Born January 25, 1895, 
Massingham, England. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., M. G. Co., 349 Inf., 88 Div. Transferred to Hdqrs. 
Co., 349 Inf. Band, May 1, 1918. Promoted to Mus. 3 CL, June 1, 1918. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 9, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at South- 
ampton, England, August 16, 1918. Trained at Semour, France, August 20- 
September 20, 1918. Promoted to Mus. 2 CL, August 25, 1918. Engagements: 
Haute-Alsace Front, October 17-November 4, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
France, May 9, 1919, on Henry E. Mallory. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 20, 1919. To Camp Mills, May 20, 1919; to Camjp Dodge, Iowa, June 
10, 1919. Discharged June 11, 1919. 

121 Inf. 15 Cav. 

CALLABY, WILLIAM G., Fairbury, Illinois. Born December 31, 1890, 
Gt. Massingham, England. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 121 Inf. Sailed from Camp Mills, 
Long Island, October 5, 1918, on Orizaba. Landed at Brest, France, October 15, 



Livingston County in tlie World War 101 

1918. Trained at Centres, France, November 1-December 7, 1918. Transferred 
to Troop C, 15 Cav., December 10, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, June 8, 1919, 
on Panama. Landed at New York, June 19, 1919. To Camp Mills, June 19, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 23, 1919. Discharged June 27, 1919. 

3 Inf. 

CAMPBELL, CLARENCE E., Odell, Illinois. Born September 19, 1892, 
Sunbury Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 20, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Ft. Bliss, Del Bio, Texas. Pvt. 1 CL, Co. A, 3 Inf. Stationed 
at Del Rio, Ft. Bliss, and El Paso, Texas; Nogales, Arizona; Marfa, Texas; 
Lajitas, Texas. Discharged at Marfa, Texas, January 31, 1919. 

O. A. C. 

CAMPBELL, CLEAVE, Duff, Indiana. Born , 1892, Indian 

Creek, Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 
H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., C. A. C. Transferred to Camp Upton, New 
York. Discharged 

46 Inf. 

CAMPBELL, DELBERT, Duff, Indiana. Born January 29, 1895, Otwell, 
Indiana. Farmer. Inducted May 21, 1918. To Camp Sheridan, Alabama. Pvt., 
Co. M, 46 Inf., 9 Div. Discharged July 10, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

110 Aero Sqdn. 240 Aero Sqdn. 

CAMPBELL, FRANCIS J., Pontiac, Illinois. Mechanic. Born February 
18, 1896, Pontiac, Illinois. Inducted March 8, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
MacArthur, Texas. Entered service as Chauf. 1 CL, 110 Aero Sqdn. Trans- 
ferred to 240 Aero Sqdn. Discharged February 5, 1919, Camp Grant. (Taken 
from American Legion records. Service record not submitted:) 

Base Hosp. 

CAMPBELL, GEORGE M., Odell, Illinois. Born October 12, 1895, Sun- 
bury Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Chemist. Inducted June 24, 1918, Chicago. 
To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt. 1 CL, Base Hosp., Med. Hosp. Discharged 
January 25, 1919, Camp Gordon. 

CAMPBELL, JOHN F., Fairbury, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

349 Inf. 13 Engrs. 

CAMPBELL, RAY JAMES, Dwight, Illinois. Born September 2, 1891, 
Nevada, Illinois. Railroad brakeman. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 349 Inf. Transferred to 



102 Livingston County in the World War 

Co. B, 13 Engrs., Camp Pike, Arkansas. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
March 14, 1918, on Henry R. Mallory. Landed at Bordeaux, France, March 27, 
1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, July 18-August 6, 1918. Sailed 
from Bordeaux, April 17, 1919, on Bostonia. Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, 
April 27, 1919 ; to Camp Devens, April 28, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, April 29, 1919. 
Discharged May 7, 1919. 

163 D. B. 138 Inf. 137 Inf. 

CAPES, RALPH GEORGE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 28, 1893, 
Pontiac, Illinois. Mechanic. Inducted April 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 163 D. B. Transferred to 35 Div., Camp Mills, New 
York, April 25, 1918; to Co. 13, 138 Inf., April 30, 1918; to Hdqrs. Co., 137 Inf., 
May 26, 1918 ; assg. 1 Bn. Hdqrs., May 15, 1918. Sailed from New York City, 
Pier 59, May 2, 1918, on Corican. Landed at Liverpool, England, May 15, 1918. 
Engagements: Alsace Sector, June 3-August 14, 1918; Vosges, August 14- 
September 2, 1918 ; St. Mihiel, September 12-16, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne, Cheppy, 
September 29-October 2, 1918; Somme-Dieu, October 15-November 7, 1918. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, April 8, 1919, on DeKalb. Landed at Newport 
News, Virginia, April 20, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart, April 20, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
April 25, 1919. Discharged April 28, 1919. 

CAPROON, CLARENCE, Strawn, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

CARDENAS, THOMAS, Pontiac, Illinois. Inducted June 18, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (No further information available. Could 
not be located.) 

5 H. M. R. S. Ord. Dept. 

CARLIN, HUBERT ANDREW, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 2, 1894, Chenoa, 
Illinois. Cigar maker. Inducted May 30, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Columbus Barracks, Ohio ; to Camp Hancock, Georgia. Pvt., 5 Heavy Movable 
Repair Shops. Transferred to 5 Cas. Co., Camp Hancock, June 20, 1918 ; to Camp 
Penniman, Virginia, inspecting shells at Dupont Engineering Plant, Inspection 
Div., Ord. Dept. Discharged February 12, 1919, Camp Grant. 

4 Rep. Reg. Dev. Bn. 

CARLIN, WALTER RICHARDS, Dwight, Illinois. Born July 20, 1893, Golden, 
Illinois. Osteopathic physician. Inducted May 27, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred 
to Co. A, 1 Dev. Bn., Camp Gordon, July 18, 1918 ; to Co. C, 1 Dev. Bn., Camp 
Gordon, July 24, 1918. Detailed as instructor in the school known as the ' ' Camp 
Gordon Plan" for foreigners and American illiterates. Promoted to Cpl., June 6, 
1918 ; to Sgt., October 25, 1918. Discharged January 23, 1919. 



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46 Inf. 25 Div. M. G. Bii. 

CARLSON, EDWARD JOSEPH, Forrest, Illinois. Born October 12, 1889, 
Forrest, Illinois. Locomotive fireman. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. Pvt., Unassg. Transferred to Co. M, 46 Inf., Camp 
Sheridan, Alabama, June 4, 1918 ; to Co. B, 25 Div. M. G. Bn., August 21, 1918. 
To Camp Grant, Illinois, February 6, 1919. Discharged February 11, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

CARLSON, HERMAN L., Forrest, Illinois. Born July 28, 1891, Forrest, 
Illinois. Lumberman. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. F, 346 Inf., Camp 
Pike, Arkansas, November 19, 1917. To Camp Dix, New Jersey, June 24, 1918. 
Promoted to Cpl., December 24, 1917 ; to Sgt., November 1, 1918 ; to Sup. Sgt., 
December 1, 1918. Sailed from New York City, August 24, 1918, on Zeelandia. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, September 5, 1918. Trained at Camp No. 3, 
France, September 25, 1918-February 6, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, 
March 15, 1919, on Alaskan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, March 31, 1919. 
To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, March 31, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 17, 
1919. Discharged April 18, 1919. 

CARLTON, CLARENCE, Fairbury, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

160 D. B. 184 Aero Sqdn. 3 A. C. 1 A. C. 

CARLTON, RALPH ROBERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 24, 1891, Flan- 
agan, Illinois. Automobile dealer. Enlisted December 15, 1917, Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri. To Camp Custer; Michigan. Pvt., 160 D. B. Transferred 
to 184 Aero Sqdn., Camp Hicks, Texas, February 15, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 
1 CL, April 10, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 30, 1918, on 
Mauretania. Landed at Liverpool, England, July 9, 1918. Transferred to 1102 
Rep. Sqdn., July 15, 1918 ; to Hdqrs. Chief of Air Service, 3 Army Corps, August 
6, 1918 ; Hdqrs. Chief of Air Service, 1 Army Corps, September 15, 1918 ; Hdqrs. 
Wing Commander, 1 Observation Group, 1 Army Corps, October 20, 1918. Pro- 
moted to Chauf., A. S., October 1, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel, September 
12-20, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, September 26-November 6, 1918. Sailed from 
Brest, France, April 18, 1919. Landed at Brooklyn, New York, April 29, 1919. 
To Camp Mills, Long Island, April 29, 1919 ; to Mitchell Field, April 30, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 18, 1919. Discharged May 21, 1919. 

G. S. Inf. 44 F. A. Band 

CARMON, CLARENCE, Flanagan, Illinois. Born May 23, 1893, Ottawa, 
Illinois. Mechanic. Inducted October 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri. Pvt., 18 Co., G. S. Inf. Transferred to 44 F. A. Band, 



104 Livingston County in the World War 

Camp Stanley, Texas, November 4, 1918. Promoted to musician, November 15, 
1918. To Camp Grant, Illinois, February 1, 1919. Discharged February 7, 1919. 

161 D. B. 

CARMON, WILLIAM THOMAS, Flanagan, Illinois. Born August 2, 1897, 
Marion, Indiana. Barber. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 2 Reg. Band, 161 D. B. Discharged December 11, 
1918. 

1 Div., M. S. T. 439 Sup. Tr. 1 Army Sup. Tr. 

CARNEY, EDWARD EARL, Odell, Illinois. Born October 31, 1892, Kins- 
man, Illinois. Railroad brakeman. Enlisted December 14, 1917, Joliet, Illinois. 
To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, December 20, 1917 ; to Camp Joseph E. John- 
ston, Florida. Pvt., Co. B, 1 Div. M. S. T. Transferred to 439 Sup. Tr., October 
1, 1918. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, April 23, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Siboney. Landed at Brest, France, May 6, 1918. Trained at Thesee, France, 
May 9-30, 1918. Transferred to 1 Army Sup. Tr., May 30, 1918. Promoted 
to Cpl., June 1, 1918; to Sgt., June 1, 1919. Engagements: Champagne, Marne 
Defensive, July 17-18, 1918; Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 18-August 3, 1918; 
St. Mihiel Offensive, September 12-16, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October 
20-November 11, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, June 28, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Mt. Vernon. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, July 5, 1919. To Camp Merritt, 
July 5, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, July 12, 1919. Discharged July 16, 1919. 

89 Aero Sqdn. 

CARNEY, JAMES M., Chatsworth, Illinois. Enlisted August 11, 1917, 
Ft. Logan, Colorado. Born Chatsworth, Illinois ; 23 5-12 years at time of enlist- 
ment. 89 Aero Sqdn., August 17, 1917-March 27, 1919. Left U. S. October 
27, 1917; arrived in U. S. March 24, 1919. Served in England and France. 
Discharged April 9, 1919. (Taken from Discharge Record, office of Livingston 
Co. Circuit Clerk. Service record not returned.) 

4 Eep. Beg. Inf. 11 Inf. 

CARNEY, THOMAS E., Odell, Illinois. Born January 13, 1894, Kins- 
man, Illinois. Farm laborer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 44, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Co. 40, 
4 Rep. Reg. To Camp Merritt, July 18, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., July 4, 1918. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed 
at Liverpool, England, August 4, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France, August 8- 
October 7, 1918. Transferred to Co. K, 11 Inf., October 11, 1918. Engagements : 
Meuse-Argonne, October 15, 1918. Army of Occupation: Longwy, France, 
November 16-23, 1918; Remich, Luxemburg, November 24-December 1, 1918; 



Livingston County in the World War 105 

Schifflange, Luxemburg, December 3, 1918-July 5, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
Prance, July 11, 1919, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
July 20, 1919. To Camp Mills, Long Island, July 20, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illi- 
nois, July 26, 1919. Discharged July 26, 1919. 

TJ. B. N. 

CARPENTER, GERALD D., Ancona, Illinois. Born September 26, 1897, 
Ancona, Illinois. Clerk. Enlisted January 21, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Great 
Lakes, Illinois. L. E. R., U. S. N. Transferred to Dunwoody Industrial Insti- 
tute, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 10, 1918 ; to Naval Radio School, Harvard 
University, June 9, 1918 ; to Navy Yards, Norfolk, Virginia, December 1, 1918. 
Promoted to Elec. (Radio), 3 Cl., November 20, 1918. Discharged February 21, 
1919, Navy Yards, Norfolk, Virginia. 

349 M. O. Co. 4 O. T. S. M. O. O. T. S. 

CARPENTER, ROLLIE C., Ancona, Illinois. Born January 10, 1894, Ancona, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 349 M. G. Co. Promoted to Cpl., October 20, 1917; to 
Sgt, April 18, 1918. Transferred to 4 0. T. S., Camp Dodge, Iowa, June 10, 
1918 ; to Co. 8, M. G. 0. T. S., amp Hancock, Georgia, July 15, 1918. Com- 
missioned 2d Lt., October 16, 1918. Discharged December 16, 1918, Camp 
Hancock. 

CARRAHER, FRANK, Chatsworth, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 
CARRAHER, HARRY, Chatsworth, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

36 Inf. 40 Inf. 317 Sup. Tr. 

CARRITHERS, FRED B., Fairbury, Illinois. Born May 30, 1887, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. U. S. Army Officer. Commissioned June 15, 1910, U. S. M. A., 
West Point, New York. World War Service : Mobilized June 10, 1917, Fort 
Snelling, Minnesota. Capt., Inf., 36 U. S. Inf. Transferred to 40 U. S. Inf., 
Fort Snelling, August 16, 1917 ; to Fort Sheridan, Illinois, with 40 Inf., December 
12, 1917 ; to 317 Supply Train, 92 Div., Camp Upton, New York, June 9, 1918. 
Promoted to Major, Inf., June 9, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 
29, 1918, on U. S. S. Grant. Landed at Brest, France, July 13, 1918. Trained 
at Bourbonne-les-Bains, France, July 19-August 12, 1918. Engagements: St. 
Die Sector, August 12-September 2, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive (Varennes 
and north), September 26-30, 1918. Received commendation of Division Com- 
mander of 92d Division for efficient work in getting troops and supplies in posi- 
tion in front line sectors before opening of the Argonne offensive, September 
23, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, February 23, 1919, on H. M. S. 



106 Livingston County in the World War 

Oriana. Landed at New York City, March 6, 1919. To Camp Upton, New York, 
March 6, 1919; to Camp Meade, Maryland, March 14, 1919. Regimental 
Adjutant, 40 Inf., at Fort Snelling and Fort Sheridan, August 16, 1917-June 9, 
1918; Post Adjutant, Fort Sheridan, December 12, 1917-June 9, 1918; Army 
School of the Line, Langres, France, October 2, 1918-December 28, 1918 ; Honor 
graduate, qualified to act as instructor at Corps Schools. Duty : April 7-June 
10, 1917, Professor of Military Science and Tactics, North Dakota Agricultural 
College, Fargo, North Dakota ; Assistant to Demobilization Officer, Camp Meade, 
Maryland, April 23-28, 1919; Professor of Military Science and Tactics, North 
Dakota Agricultural College, April 28, 1919; Assistant to Senior Instructor, 
E. 0. T. C., Infantry Camp, Camp Funston, Kansas, June 10-August 2, 1919. 

Q. M. C. M. T. C. 

CARRITHEKS, JOSEPH E., Fairbury, Illinois. Born February 7, 1890, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Vulcanizer. Inducted December 27, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Florida. Pvt., Q. M. C., Eng. Co. 1. Transferred 
to M. T. Co. 397, March 8, 1918, Camp Joseph E. Johnston ; to April Replacement 
Company, March 23, 1918. To Camp Merritt. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, April 8, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, April 
22, 1918. Transferred to 301 Motorcycle o., M. T. C., May 20, 1918. Home 
Station : Motor Station : Motor Reception Park, Base Section No. 1, St. Nazaire, 
France. Pilot chauffeur, convoying autos, trucks and motorcycles, delivering 
transportation to units at the front. Promoted to Chauf., July 1, 1918. Sailed 
from St. Nazaire, June 8, 1919, on Mexican. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
June 22, 1919. To Camp Mills, June 22, 1919 ; to Mitchell Field, June 24, 1919. 
Discharged July 2, 1919. 

Norse 

CARRITHERS, MARGARET, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 14, 1891, Chi- 
cago, Illinois. Nurse. Entered service at Camp Abraham Eustis, Virginia, 
March 27, 1918. Nurse in charge during building of Camp Abraham Eustis, 
March 27 -July 1, 1918, and Norfolk Quartermasters Terminal, July 1-September 
7, 1918, when ordered off duty. 

3 HI. Inf. TJ. a. N. 

CARRITHERS, EDGAR VERNE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 12, 1890, 
Ottawa, Illinois. Enlisted Co. F, 3 111. Inf., U. S. N. G., June 12, 1914. Dis- 
charged August 24, 1915. Enlisted U. S. Navy, August 25, 1915, Chicago, Illi- 
nois, Ldsm. for Elec. Ordered to U. S. Naval Electrical School, Brooklyn Navy 
Yard, attached to U. S. S. Cumberland and U. S. S. Maine. Ordered to U. S. S. 
Pennsylvania at Norfolk, Virginia, June 12, 1916 ; advanced in rating to Elec. 
2 Cl. Served on Pennsylvania, cruising Atlantic seaboard until May 10, 1918 ; 



Livingston County in the World War 107 

advanced in rating to Elec. 1 CL, August 1, 1917. Ordered to U. S. S. New 
Mexico, Brooklyn Navy Yard, May 10, 1918. Granted permission by Rear Ad- 
miral Eberle to wear one war service chevron. Recommended for commission as 
Ensign by Capt. A. H. Robertson, U. S. N., Commanding Officer, U. S. S. New 
Mexico, September 1, 1918. Ordered to Pelhami Bay Station, New York, sworn 
in as Ensign, U. S. N. R. F., September 5, 1918. Reported to U. S. N. A., 
Annapolis, Maryland, for instruction, October 21, 1918. Completed course of 
training, January 31, 1919, and commissioned Ensign, U. S. N. Ordered im- 
mediately to U. S. S. Delaware, Boston, Massachusetts. Duty aboard U. S. S. 
Delaware on Atlantic seaboard and West Indies until June 21, 1919. Ordered to 
U. S. S. Koningen der Nederlanden, Newport News, Virginia, for transport 
service running between Newport News and Brest, France. Left Koningen der 
Nederlanden, August 30, 1919, for Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for duty aboard 
destroyer U. S. S. Gridley. 

129 Inf. 

CARROLL, JAMES DENNING, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 20, 1893, 
Cornell, Illinois. Grocer. Enlisted July 22, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized 
for World War Service, July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, 
Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., M. G. Co., 129 Inf. Promoted to 
Pvt. 1 Cl. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Cov- 
ington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Abbeville, France, 
June 22-July 12, 1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26- 
November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois 
de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10, 11, 21, 1918, with XVII French 
Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; Somime- Amiens Sector with Australian 
Corps, July 26- August 6, 1918; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 
11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, 
Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau 
d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Gassed October 6, 1918, Dannevoux Ridge. 
To Hospital at Neuf chateau, October 10, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettel- 
bruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 26, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 
1919. To Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. 
Discharged June 6, 1919. 

a. A. T. o. 

CARTER, J. STANLEY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 11, 1900, Forrest, 
Illinois. Student. Inducted October 1, 1918, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Pvt., 
S. A. T. C., University of Michigan. Discharged December 14, 1918. 



108 Livingston County in the World War 

4 Rep. Beg. 11 Inf. 

CARTY, HARRY ARTHUR, Dwight, Illinois. Born August 18, 1895, Dwight, 
Illinois. Sheet metal worker. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 40, 4 Hep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Co. 44, 
4 Rep. Reg. Inf. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, July 15, 1918. Promoted to 
Cpl., July 15, 1918. Sailed from. Camp Merritt, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Platts- 
burg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 4, 1918. Trained at LeMans, 
France, August 11-September 1, 1918. Transferred to M. G. Co., 11 Inf., Sep- 
tember 11, 1918. Engagements : St. Mihiel Drive, September 12, 1918 ; Meuse- 
Argonne Drive, October 13, 1918. Wounded October 20, 1918, Argonne Forest, 
shrapnel wound right arm and head. To Mobile Hosp. 8, Base 114, Bordeaux, 
October 21, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, December 5, 1918, on U. S. S. Maine. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, December 17, 1918, To Camp Merritt, New 
Jersey, December 17, 1918; to Camp Grant, Illinois, January 13, 1919. Dis- 
charged January 20, 1919. 

4 Eep. Reg. 83 Div. 

CASHMAN, WILL L., Shattuc, Illinois. Born December 27, 1890, Shattuc, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. 44, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf., J. A. R. T. Transferred to 40 Co., 
4 Rep. Reg. Inf., Camp Merritt, July 7, 1918. Sailed from New York, 
July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 4, 

1918. Trained at LeMans, France. Transferred to 83 Div., September, 1918. 
Sailed June 28, 1919, on Luckenback. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, July 7, 

1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, July 7, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
July 15, 1919. Discharged July 17, 1919. 

CASSADY, JOSEPH B., Blackstone, Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. (Further data not available. 
Record not returned.) 

CASSADY, THOMAS JAMES, Blackstone, Illinois. Inducted September 2, 
1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Forrest, Georgia. (Further data not avail- 
able. Record not submitted.) 

M. M. Balloon Div. 

CASSEL, GEORGE L., Streator, Illinois. Born May 17, 1895, Streator, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 23, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Kansas City, 
Missouri. Pvt., Co. A, M. M., Sweeney Auto School. Transferred to Balloon 
Div., Camp John Wise, Texas, August 15, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 CL, October 
1, 1918. 



Livingston .County in the World War 109 

352 Inf. 360 Inf. 87 P. W. E. M. T. C. 

CASSETTA, PHILLIP, Fairbury, Illinois. Born September 27, 1895, Italy. 
Farmer. Inducted April 26, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt, Co. K, 352, Inf. Transferred to Co. D, 360 Inf., 90 Div., 
Camp Travis, Texas, May 12, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 6, 
1918, on Baltic. Landed at LeHavre, France, June 18, 1918. Transferred to 
87 P. W. E., September 24, 1918 ; to M. T. C., September 28, 1919. Promoted to 
Pvt. 1 Cl., January 12, 1919. To Base Hosp. 15, July 28, 1919. Sailed from 
Brest, France, October 6, 1919, on Northern Pacific. Landed at New York, 
October 12, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, October 12, 1919 ; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, 
October 14, 1919. Discharged October 18, 1919. 

II. S. N. 

CASSON, GEORGE IRVIN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 26, 1893, Odell, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted December 10, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. To Great Lakes, 
Illinois, December 12, 1917. Apprentice seaman. Transferred to Philadelphia, 
April 4, 1918 ; to Mare Island, Norfolk, Virginia, April 28, 1918 ; to Hampton 
Roads, San Pedro, May 1, 1918. Promoted to Seaman 1 CL, June, 1918; to 
torpedo gunner, October, 1918. Sailed from Norfolk, Virginia, July 1, 1918, on 
sub chaser. Landed at Brest, France, July 18, 1918. Sailed from Brest, July 21, 
1918, on sub chaser. Landed at San Francisco, California, September 28, 1918. 
Sent to Submarine H-5, October 4, 1918; to Panama, November 1, 1918. Dis- 
charged June 27, 1919, St. Louis, Missouri. 

4 Rep. Reg. 330 Inf. 131 Inf. 

CATALDO, DOMINICK A., Dwight, Illinois. Born August 9, 1895, Gerace, 
Sup., Italy. Shoemaker. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 40 Co., 
4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Sailed from New York, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, August 4, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France, 
August 8-10. Transferred to Co. I, 330 Inf., August 10, 1918 ; to Co. F, 131 Inf., 
September 27, 1918. Engagements : Verdun Front, October 9-14, 1918. Gassed, 
October 14, 1918, with mustard and sneeze gas. Sent to Base Hosp. No. 42, 
October 15-November 10, 1918. Army of Occupation : Luxemburg, January 5- 
April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 14, 1919, on Kaiserin Auguste 
Victoria. Landed at New York, May 23, 1919. To Camp Mills, May 23, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 4, 1919. 

349 Inf. 131 Inf. 

CAVANAGH, EMMETT, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born November 18, 1896, 
Nebraska Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. L, 349 Inf. Transferred 
to Co. A, 131 Inf., Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, November 4, 1917. Sailed 



110 Livingston County in the World War 

from New York, May 22, 1918, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Brest, France, 
May 30, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl. Engagements : Hammell, July, 1918 ; 
Cheply Ridge, August, 1918; Albert Sector, August, 1918. Wounded near 
Amiens, August 13, 1918, shrapnel and gassed. Sailed from, Brest, France, April 
1, 1919. Landed at New York, April 23, 1919. To Camp Merritt; to Camp 
Grant. Discharged May 5, 1919. 

19 Inf. A. S. (A.) 

CAVANAGH, THOMAS E., Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 17, 1893, Gray- 
mont, Illinois. Salesman. Enlisted May 16, 1917, Fort Slocum, New York. 
To Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Co. B, 19 U. S. Inf. Promoted to Cpl. and Sgt. 
Transferred to Kelly Field, Texas, December, 1917 ; to University of Texas, 
Austin, Texas, for ground school training for flying, February 2, 1918 ; to Dallas, 
Texas, Camp Dick, May 15, 1918 ; to Belleville, Illinois, May 30, 1918. Com- 
missioned 2d Lt., A. S. (A.), July 11, 1918. Instructor in flying, Scott Field; 
Langley Field, Virginia ; Fort Sill, Oklahoma ; flew in interest of 4th Liberty 
Loan with Flying Circus. Discharged January 15, 1919, Post Field, Fort Sill, 
Oklahoma. 

6 Engrs. 2 Engrs. 

CAVIEZEL, JOHN L., Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 16, 1894, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Meat cutter. Enlisted June 1, 1917, Columbus Barracks, Columbus, 
Ohio. Stationed at Washington Barracks. Pvt., Co. D, 6 U. S. Engrs. Trans- 
ferred to 2 U. S. Engrs., American University, September 9, 1917. Promoted 
to Pvt. 1 CL, August 1, 1917 ; to mechanic, August 15, 1917. Sailed from Hobo- 
ken, New Jersey, September 10, 1917, on R. M. S. Carpathia. Landed at Glasco, 
Scotland, October 2, 1917. Engagements: Toulon-Troyon Sector, Verdun, 
March 15-May 11, 1918 ; Aisne Defensive, May 31-June 5, 1918 ; Chateau Thierry 
Sector, June 6-July 9, 1918; Champagne-Marne Defensive, July 15-16, 1918; 
Aisne-Marne Offensive, Soissons, July 18-20, 1918; Marbach Sector, August 9-16, 
1918; St. Mihiel Offensive, September 12-16, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 
Champagne, October 1-26, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, November 1-11, 1918. 
Army of Occupation : Neuwied, Germany, December 14-16, 1918 ; Bendorf, Ger- 
many, December 16-20, 1918; Engers, Germany, December 21, 1918-July 31, 1919. 
On June 18, 1919, 2d Eng., with 2d Div., moved into the front line for the purpose 
of advancing into Germany if the Germans failed to sign the Peace Treaty. 
When the Treaty was signed the division moved back to Engers, Germany, June 
29, 1919. Transferred to Polish Relief Expedition July 26, 1919. First dis- 
charge, June 9, 1919, Engrs., Germany. Re-enlisted, June 9, 1919. Final dis- 
charge, September 16, 1920, Fort Slocum, New York. Saw service with A. E. F. 



Livingston County in the World War 111 

in Scotland, England, France; in Germany with Army of Occupation; with 
American Polish Relief Expedition in France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, 
Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Galicia, Silesia. 

20 Engrs. 

CAYS, HARRY H., Emington, Illinois. Born April 25, 1896, Saunemin, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Forrest, Georgia. Pvt, Co. 9, 20 Engrs. Discharged December 28, 1918. 

Ret. Bn. Q.M.C. 

CAZANOV, Louis ARON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 3, 1893, Russia. 
Merchant. Enlisted July 11, 1918, Eureka, Illinois. Mobilized August 
1, 1918, Eureka. To Camp Syracuse, New York. Pvt., 29 Co., 8 Ret. Bn. Trans- 
ferred to G. and F. Co., 312 Q. M. C., Army Supply Base, Norfolk, Virginia, 
September 1, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 CL, September 18, 1918. Discharged 
December 11, 1918. 

4 Rep. Beg. 308 M. 8. T. 

CHAFFIN, SILAS W., Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 4, 1895, Rowe, Illi- 
nois. Teamster. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Sailed from) Camp Merritt, August 26, 
1918, on Persic. Landed at Plymouth, England, September 8, 1918. Transferred 
to 308 M. S. T., October 27, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, June 24, 1919, on 
U. S. S. Huntington. Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, July 5, 1919 ; to Camp 
Devens, July 5, 1919; to Camp Grant, July 8, 1919. Discharged July 11, 1919. 

161 D. B. 

CHALMERS, HARRY DANIEL, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 5, 1890, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Clerk. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 13 Co., 161 D. B. Promoted to Cpl., September 16, 
1918 ; to Sgt., December 26, 1918. Discharged February 1, 1919. 

5 Co. Sup. Tr. 

CHAMNESS, WILLIAM N., Odell, Illinois. Born May 2, 1891. Farmer. En- 
listed April 22, 1917, South Bend, Indiana. To Jacksonville, Florida, May 5, 
1917. Pvt., 5 Co. Sup. Train. Promoted to Cpl., May 20, 1918. Sailed from 
New York, June 10, 1918, on Leviathan, (Vaderland). Landed at Brest, France, 
June 20, 1918. Engagements: St. Die, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne. Sailed 
from Brest, France, June 10, 1919. Landed in U. S., July 21, 1919. To Camp 
Sherman, Ohio. Discharged July 30, 1919. 



112 Livingston -County in the World War 



129 Inf. 

CHAMNESS, PERRY J., Odell, Illinois. Born July 17, 1887, Petersburg, 
Indiana. Farmer. Enlisted July 23, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt. 1 Cl., Co. F, 
129 Inf., 33 Div. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from 
Camp Upton, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington; landed at Brest, France, 
May 24, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-Oc- 
tober 31, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de 
Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with. XVII French Corps 
on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme- Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, 
July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 
1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre 
District, October 24-31, 1918. Wounded September 29, 1918, G. S. W., right 
hand; to hospital, October 31, 1918. Landed at Camp Stuart, Virginia, De- 
cember 16, 1918. To Camp Grant, Illinois, March 11, 1919. Discharged March 
14, 1919. 

S.C. 

CHANDLER, FRANK T., Cullom, Illinois. Born December 24, 1886, Cullom, 
Illinois. Carpenter contractor. Inducted June 15, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Vancouver Barracks, Washington. Pvt., Spruce Division, Aviation Sec- 
tion, S. C. Promoted to Cook, July 1, 1918. Discharged February 4, 1919, 
Camp Grant, Illinois. 

129 M. G. Co. 

CHANEY, ROBERT D., Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 22, 1896, Well- 
ington, Kansas. Barber. Enlisted July 10, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., 1 Cl., 129 M. G. Co., 33 Div. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed 
at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Sep- 
tember 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 
1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10, 11, 21, 1918 ; with XVII 
French Corps; Somme- Amiens Sector, July 26-August 6, 1918, with Australian 
Corps; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, 
Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-Novem- 
ber 9, 1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10- 
11, 1918. Army of Occupation ; Luxemburg, December 7, 1918- April 27, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

CHAPLIN, CHARLES, Cornell, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 




1. Livingston County's First Homecoming, Pontiac, Illinois, October 8, 1919. Temporary Memorial 
Arch erected on Court House grounds. 

2. Interested crowds view the parade on Homecoming Day, Pontiac, October 8, 1919. 




1. Combat Wagon, 129 Inf. 

2. Pontiac's first contingent of draft men sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa, September 4, 1917. 



Livingston County in the' World War 113 

2 Prov. Eeg. 121 Inf. 49 Inf. 328 Inf. 

CHAPMAN, BARNEY H., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born July 30, 1891, 
Tompkinsville, Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. E, 
121 Inf. Sailed from New York, October 5, 1918, on U. S. S. Orizaba. Landed 
at Brest, France, October 15, 1918. Transferred to Co. K, 49 Inf., October 23, 

1918, LeMans, France; to Co. L, 328 Inf., November 8, 1918. Sailed from Bor- 
deaux, France, May 10, 1919, on U. S. S. Ohioan. Landed at New York, May 22, 

1919. To Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, May 26, 1919. Dis- 
charged May 30, 1919. 

O. A. O. 

CHAPMAN, CHARLES R., Cornell, Illinois. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Ft. Wright, New York. (Further information not available. 
Record not submitted.) 

129 Inf. A. 3. (A.) 

CHAPMAN, JOSEPH H., Fairbury, Illinois. Born June 18, 1897, Morton, 
Illinois. Insurance agent. Enlisted May 29, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 
13, 1917. Sgt., Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf. Transferred to Air Service, Kelly Field, 
Texas, January 12, 1918; to 113 Aero Sqdn., Ellington Field, Texas, March 5, 
1918. Promoted to Sgt., A. S. (A.), July 26, 1918. Discharged April 17, 1919, 
at Ellington Field. 

O. A. O. 

CHAPMAN, SHIRLEY A., Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 27, 1894, Hills- 
boro, Illinois. Baker. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 
H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Co. 1, C. A. C. To Camp Grant, April 22, 1919. 
Discharged April 25, 1919. 

M. T. Co. 102 M. S. T. Convoy Hdg,rs. 

CHASE, GUY LESLIE, Dwight, Illinois. Born May 17, 1885, Chicago, 
Illinois. Automobile mechanic. Enlisted May 12, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To 
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. Sgt., M. T. Co. 102. Transferred to Camp 
Sheridan, Alabama, July 31, 1917, M. T. Co. 102 ; to Co. B, 9 Div., M. S. T., Camp 
Sheridan, October 10, 1918 ; to Convoy Hdqrs., Detroit, Mich., October 15, 1918. 
Promoted to Sgt. Mech., July 15, 1917. To Camp Sheridan, Alabama, February 
6, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 12, 1919. Discharged February 18, 
1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

CHEATHAM, HARVEY, Odell, Illinois. Born February 19, 1896, Lex- 
ington, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Fort 
H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Co. 5, C. A. C. Transferred to Bat. E, 68 



114 Livingston County in the World War 

C. A. C., June 30, 1918; to Co. 5, C. A. C., Fort Wright, July 15, 1918; to Co. 
3, C. A. C., Port Wright, October 21, 1918. Discharged from Camp Grant, Jan- 
uary 2, 1919. 

64 Inf. 

CHEATHAM, J. F., Odell, Illinois. Born February 10, 1893, Lexington, 
Illinois. Railway signalman. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas. Pvt., Co. C, 
64 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 13, 1918, on S. S. Manchuria. 
Returned August 18, re-embarked August 24, 1918, on S. S. France. Landed 
at Brest, France, September 4, 1918. Trained at Argentenay, September 8-26, 
1918. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 64 Inf., Dieulouard, France, October 7, 1918. 
Engagements : Puvenille Sector, October 10-November 9, 1918 ; Second Offensive, 
November 9-11, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., February 17, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, June 9, 1919, on U. S. S. America. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
June 18, 1919. To Camp Mills, June 18, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 25, 1919. 
Discharged June 30, 1919. 

Q. M. C. 

CHELEBEK, WIT R., Pontiac, Illinois. Enlisted September 21, 1917, Ft. 
Thomas, Kentucky. Q. M. C. Cook School. (Could not be located.) 

2 Prov. Reg. 106 Engrs. 

CHESSER, IRA C., Dwight, Illinois. Born March 5, 1895, Winslow, 
Indiana. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. 18, 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. B, 106 Engrs., Camp 
Wheeler, July 17, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 16, 1918, 
on H. M. S. Balmoral Castle. Landed at Glasgow, Scotland, September 29, 1918. 
Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., November 3, 1918. 106 Engrs. were engaged in the con- 
struction of Camp Pontanezen, Brest, France, October 7, 1918-June 27, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, June 27, 1919, on U. S. S. Siboney. Landed at New- 
port News, Virginia, July 5, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart, Virginia, July 5, 1919 ; to 
Camp Taylor, Kentucky, July 12, 1919. Discharged July 17, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

CHESTER, ROBERT E., Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 6, 1900, Dwight, 
Illinois. Enlisted April 16, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 
1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. 
Pvt. 1 Cl., 3 111. Inf., (later, 129 Inf.) Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 
10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. En- 
gagements: Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; 
Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 



Livingston County in tlie World War 115 

304, September 7-26, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 
11, 1918 ; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, 
Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on east bank 
of Meuse River; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918; 
Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. 
Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck and Oberfeulen, Luxemburg, December 7, 
1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged 
June 6, 1919. 

134 Inf. J. A. R. D. 59 Inf. 

CHIANAKAS, MICHAEL GEORGE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 28, 1893, 
Papari, Greece. Merchant. Enlisted August 1, 1917, Omaha, Nebraska. 
To Camp Cody, New Mexico. Pvt., Co. K, 134 Inf., 34 Div. Transferred to 
9 Det., J. A. R. D., Camp Cody, June 1, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., November 
1, 1917. Sailed from Baltimore, Maryland, June 27, 1918, on Titan. Landed at 
Liverpool, England, July 15, 1918 ; at LeHavre, France, July 17, 1918. Trained 
At St. Agneau, France, July 19-22, 1918. Transferred to Co. L, 59 Inf., 4 Div., 
July 25, 1918. To Pvt. 1 CL, September 15, 1918. Engagements: Chateau 
Thierry, July 26-August 7, 1918; Vesle River, August 7-11, 1918; St. Mihiel, 
September 5-6, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, September 26-October 18, 1918. Army 
of Occupation : Bremm and Mosell, Germany, December 25, 1918-February 25, 
1919 ; Nienhar, Germany, February 25-March 30, 1919 ; Vallendar, Germany, 
March 30-April 30, 1919; Bendorf, Germany, April 30-June 3, 1919; Londorff, 
Germany, June 3-July 11, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, July 24, 1919, on 
Texan. Landed at Freeport, Virginia, August 5, 1919 ; to Camp Dodge, Iowa, 
August 10, 1919. Discharged August 11, 1919. Marksman record, February 
15, 1919. 

159 D. B. F. A. E. D. O. A. E. D. 

CHIANAKAS, NICHOLAS GEORGE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 25, 1895, 
Papare, Greece. Merchant. Inducted July 23, 1918, Gary, Indiana. To 
Camp Taylor, Kentucky. Pvt., 52 Co., 13 Bn., 159 D. B. Transferred to Batt. 
C, 6 Bn. F. A. R. D., Camp Taylor, August 17, 1918 ; to Batt. 2, 1 Reg., 0. A. 
R. D., October 5, 1918. Sailed from New York, October 24, 1918. Landed at 
Liverpool; to LeHavre, France, November 12, 1918. Trained at Camp Hunt, 
La Courneau, France, November 16, 191 8- January 9, 1919. Transferred to 
Hdqrs. Co., Bordeaux Embarkation Camp No. 1, January 9, 1919 ; to Hdqrs. Co., 
Biarritz Leave Area, April 17, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, June 15, 
1919, on S. S. Dakotan. Landed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 26, 1919 ; 
to Camp Dix, June 26, 1919; to Camp Sherman, Ohio, July 1, 1919. Discharged 
July 3, 1919. 



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121 Inf. 49 Div. 325 Inf. 

CHISMARICK, JOHN, Streator, Illinois. Born Streator, Illinois. Laborer. 
Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 
121 Inf., 31 Div. Transferred to 49 Div., Camp Mills, New York, September 
22, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 4, 1918. Landed at 
Brest, France, October 15, 1918. Transferred to Co. L, 325 Inf., 82 Div., 
October 23, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 1, 1919, on Harrisburg. 
Landed at Camp Upton, New York, May 16, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
May 21, 1919. Discharged May 24, 1919. 

r.A.R.D. N.A.B.D. 

CHRISTIAN, LEON R., Odell, Illinois. Born August 29, 1899, Odell, 
Illinois. Painter and decorator. Enlisted July 3, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, July 11, 1918; to Camp Taylor, Kentucky. Pvt., 
Batt. B, 13 Bn., F. A. R. D. Transferred to Batt. B, 14 Bn., Camp Taylor, 
October, 1918 ; to 1st Batt., N. A. R. D. Discharged December 14, 1918. 

14 Oav. 16 Car. 

CHRISTIE, CLARENCE J., Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 31, 1890, 
Livingston County, Illinois. Painter. Enlisted December 19, 1913, Rock Island, 
Illinois. Mexican Border Service: Mobilized February 1, 1914, Laredo, Texas. 
Pvt., Troop T, 14th Cav. Attacked by Mexican bandits at San Ignacio, Texas, 
June 13, 1916. Stationed at Ft. Mclntosh, Texas, February 2, 1914-July 10, 
1916 ; transferred to M. G. T., 16th Cav., July 10, 1916, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas; 
to Brownsville, Texas, February 17, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., May 19, 1917; 
to Sgt., February 21, 1918. Discharged Ft. Brown, Texas, May 23, 1919 ; re- 
enlisted; present enlistment expires May 22, 1922. 

H. A. Field Hosp. 

CHRISTENSEN, CHRISTIAN, Cullom, Illinois. Born November 17, 1888, 
Denmark. Farmer. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. 335, H. A. Transferred to Field Hospital, Camp Travis, Texas, 
May 15, 1918; to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 17, 1919. Discharged April 
19, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

CHRISTENSEN, CHRISTIAN THEODORE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 5, 
1891, Chicago, Illinois. Enlisted August 1, 1911, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican 
Border Service: Mobilized at Springfield, Illinois, June 24, 1916. 2d Lt., 3 111. 
Inf. To Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. Mustered out of Federal service, 
February 21, 1917, Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Mobilized for World War Service, 
July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Texas. Promoted to 1st Lt., 



Livingston County in the World War 117 

Co. F, 129 Inf. Transferred to Co. B, 129 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, Prance, May 24, 

1918. Engagements : Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 
1918; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. P., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, 
Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist, October 24-Novem- 
ber 9, 1918 ; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d 'Aulnois, November 10- 
11, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; Danne- 
voux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat 
Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on east bank of Meuse 
River. Wounded at Dannevoux Woods, October 5, 1918, mustard gas. To hos- 
pital at Rimuricourt, France, October 6, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettel- 
bruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 

1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
June 2, 1919. Discharged June 20, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

CHRISTENSEN, HANS, Dwight, Illinois. Born July 31, 1897, Varde, 
Denmark. Farmer. Enlisted May 18, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized for 
World War Service, July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, 
Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., 
December 5, 1917. Sailed from New York, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. 
Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Brest and Bussus, France. 
Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; 
Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de 
Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on east bank of 
Meuse River; Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; 
Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 
304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 
9, 1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 
1918. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 
27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, 
May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

CHRISTENSEN, JAMES F., Dwight, Illinois. Born April 23, 1896, Morris, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted August 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at 
Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Busses. Engagements: Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, Sep- 
tember 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 



118 Livingston County in the World War 

1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme-Amiens 
Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert Sector, with 
18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 
1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918 ; Marcheville, 
St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Gassed and sent to hos- 
pital at Neufchateau, October 10, 1918. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Lux- 
emburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 

1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919. 
To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 
1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

A. S. M. M. 7 Inf. 

CHRISTIAN, NORMAN, Eankin, Kentucky. Born April 25, 1894, Rankin, 
Kentucky. Farmer. Enlisted December 15, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., Signal Corps of 
Aviation. Transferred to 143 Gas. Dept., M. M., Camp Hancock, Georgia, Jan- 
uary, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, April 6, 1918, on U. S. S. Amer- 
ica. Landed at Brest, France, April 15, 1918. Trained at Vandilancourt, 
France, April 18-May 30, 1918. Transferred to Co. H, 7 Inf., 3 Div., March, 
1918. Promoted to Cpl., November 9, 1918. Engagements: Aisne Defensive, 
June 1-5, 1918; Marne Sector, June 6-11, 1918; Belleau Woods, June 16-28, 
1918 ; Marne Sector, July 1-14, 1918 ; Champagne-Marne Defensive, July 15-18, 
1918 ; Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 18-29, 1918 ; St. Mihiel Offensive, September 
12-16, 1918 ; Meuse- Argonne Offensive, September 26-October 31, 1918. Entitled 
to star for defense sector, November 2-11, 1918. Army of Occupation ; Ander- 
nach, Germany, December 1, 1918-August 9, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
August 13, 1919, on U. S. S. Kaiserin Augusta Victoria. Landed at New York, 
August 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, August 23, 1919; to Camp 
Taylor, Kentucky, August 25, 1919. Discharged August 28, 1919. Gunner 
qualification : Marksman. 

A. a A. 

CHRISTMAN, J. HARRY, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Born November 29, 1889, 
Dwight, Illinois. General sales manager. Commissioned July 11, 1918, 
Washington, D. C. Mobilized July 11, 1918, Boiling Aerial Field, Washington, 
D. C. 2d Lt., A. S. A. Transferred to A. S. Sup. Sect., Washington, D. C., 
August 8, 1918 ; to A. S. A., Middletown Field, Middletown, Pennsylvania, Feb- 
ruary 4, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

19 Cav. 77 F. A. 

CHUBB, CLARENCE W., Dwight, Illinois. Born July 11, 1896, Dwight, 
Illinois. Mechanic. Enlisted April 28, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. Mobilized at 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, April 30, 1917. Pvt., Troop E, 19 Cav., Ft. Ethan 



Livingston County in the World War 119 

Allen, Vermont. Transferred to Batt. C, 77 F. A., Ft. Ethan Allen, November 
1, 1917; Camp Shelby, Mississippi; to Camp Green, North Carolina, December 
1, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., November 16, 1917. Sailed from Brooklyn, New 
York, May 19, 1918, on Hororata. Landed at Liverpool, England, June 1, 1918. 
Trained at Bordeaux, France, June 10-July 28, 1918. Engagements : Chateau- 
Thierry, August 1-10, 1918. To hospital at Limoges, August 10, 1918, sickness ; 
to Evac. Hosp. No. 26, Neuenahr, Germany, April 25, 1919. Army of Occupa- 
tion : Zettengen, December 10, 1918- April 10, 1919 ; Gelsdorf , April 10-15, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, June 18, 1919, on U. S. S. Harrisburg. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, June 26, 1919. To Camp Merritt, June 27, 1919 ; to Ft. Sheridan, 
July 4, 1919. Discharged August 13, 1919. 

34 Inf. 

CHURCH, LEE 0., Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 13, 1893, Toledo, Illi- 
nois. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp MacArthur, Waco, 
Texas. Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 34 Inf., 7 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
August 17, 1918, on U. S. S. America. Landed at Brest, France, August 27, 

1918. Engagements: Puvenelle Sector. Sailed from Brest, France, June 9, 

1919, on New Amsterdam. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 19, 1919. 
To Camp Merritt, June 19, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 24, 1919. Discharged 
June 24, 1919. 

349 Inf. 328 Inf. 

CHURCHILL, FRED WEAVER, Fairbury, Illinois. Born May 12, 1896, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Farm manager. Inducted September 4, 1917, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. L, 349 Inf., 88 Div. Transferred to 
Hdqrs. Co., 349 Inf., Camp Dodge, October 7, 1917 ; to Co. A, 328 Inf., 82 Div., 
Camp Gordon, Georgia, February 12, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., October 20, 1917 ; 
to Sgt, December 5, 1917. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, March 1, 1918, 
on H. R. M. S. Grampian. Landed at Liverpool, England, March 20, 1918. 
Trained at Rest Camp, Southampton, England; LeHavre, France; Abbeville, 
France. Engagements: St. Mihiel Drive, September 12-28, 1918; Argonne 
Forest, September 28-October 5, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, October 5-15, 1918. 
Wounded at Grand Pre, October 14, 1918, gas and slight G. S. W. right hand. 
Sent to hospital at Contrexeville, October 15, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, 
France, December 8, 1918, on U. S. S. Maui. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
December 17, 1918. To Camp Merritt, December 17, 1918; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, January 12, 1919. Discharged January 20, 1919. 

S. A. T. O. 

CHURCHILL, WOOLFORD MCDOWELL, Fairbury, Illinois. Born October 23, 
1897, Fairbury, Illinois. Farmer and student. Inducted October 8, 1918, 
Champaign, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. T. C., University of Illinois. Discharged 
December 21, 1918. 



120 Livingston County in the World War 

121 Inf. 115 Inf. 

CLANCY, CHARLES E., Odell, Illinois. Born August 19, 1895. Farmer. 
Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 
Co. D, 121 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 5, 1918, on Orizaba. 
Landed at Brest, France, October 15, 1918. Transferred to Co. C, 115 Inf., 
November 7, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 10, 1919, on Artemis. 
Landed at Newport News, Virginia, May 24, 1919. To Camp Stuart, Virginia, 
May 24, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 27, 1919. Discharged June 1, 1919. 

2 Prov. Reg. 124 Inf. 102 Inf. 104 Inf. 

CLAPP, EARL J., Campus, Illinois. Born June 17, 1895, near Cabery, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. A, 124 Inf., July 8, 
1918, Camp Wheeler; to Co. C, 102 Inf., November 10, 1918, Verdun, France; 
to Co. M, 104 Inf., St. Vincent, France. Sailed from Camp Mills, October 17, 
1918, on Olympic. Landed in England, October 24, 1918. Sailed from Brest, 
March 27, 1919, on U. S. S. Mt. Vernon. Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, April 
4, 1919. To Camp Devens, April 5, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, April 13, 1919. Dis- 
charged April 17, 1919. 

4 Rep. Beg. Hdqrs. Co., 83 Diy. 15 M. G. Bn. 

CLAPP, HARRY E., Campus, Illinois. Born August 18, 1891, Emington, 
Illinois. Inducted May 27, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. 
Pvt., 40 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Sailed from New York City, July 21, 1918, on 
U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 4, 1918. Trained 
at LeMans, France, August 10-September 4, 1918. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 
83 Div., LeMans, August 11, 1918 ; to Co. D, 15 M. G. Bn., 5 Div., September 3, 
1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel Salient, September 12-15, 1918; Verdun Sec- 
tor, October 14-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation : Bernick, Luxemburg, 
December 9-17, 1918 ; Ehlange, Luxemburg, December 19, 1918-March 15, 1919. 
Sailed from LeHavre, France, April 24, 1919. Landed at New York City, May 
17, 1919. To Camp Mills, New York, May 17, 1919. Discharged May 21, 1919. 

E. E. 0. 

CLARK, BRUCE E., Washington, D. C. Born December 8, 1882, Gibson 
City, Illinois. Engineer. Commissioned 1st Lt., June, 1917, Washington, D. C. 
Asst. in office of Chief of Engineers. Transferred to 23 Eng., Camp Laurel, 
Maryland, November, 1917. Promoted to Captain, September 14, 1917. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, March 29, 1918, on U. S. S. George Washington. 
Landed at Brest, France, April 13, 1918. Transferred as Asst. Adj., Base No. 
2, May, 1918. Sent to Army Line School, Langres, France, July 30, 1918. 



Livingston County in the World War 121 

Detailed as instructor, Army Line School, September 30, 1918. Detailed to 
American Peace Commission, December, 1918. Sailed from Brest, February 5, 
1919, on Leviathan. Landed at New York, February 13, 1919. To Washington, 
D. C., February 14, 1919. Discharged February 15, 1919. Commissioned 
Major, E. R. C. 

68 C. A. C. 

CLARK, JAMES F., Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 1, 1895, Blackstone, 
Illinois. Tractor mechanic. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 
H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Co. 1, 68 C. A. C. Transferred to Ord. Det., 
68 C. A. C., Ft. Wright, July 7, 1918 ; to Ord. Det, 68 C. A. C., Ft. Terry, New 
York, July 17, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on 
Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks. England, August 25, 1918. Trained 
at Libourne, France, September 17, 1918-January 24, 1919. Sailed from Bassens 
Docks, Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on U. S. S. Matsonia. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, February 15, 1919. To Camp Mills, New York, February 
15, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, New York, February 21, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illi- 
nois, February 25, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

E. O. T. C. 342 Inf. 36 Div. 

CLARK, WILLIAM R., Columbia, Missouri. Born September 22, 1893, 
Columbia, Missouri. Agricultural expert. Appointed candidate, 4 111. Co., R. 0. 
T. C., Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, May 12, 1918. Transferred to 342 Inf., Camp 
Grant, Illinois, August 15, 1917; to 36 Div., Camp Bowie, Texas; assigned 1st 
Oklahoma Inf., 36 Div. ; to 7 Texas Inf., 36 Div. ; to 61 D. B. ; Billet Detail, Hdqrs. 
Co., 36 Div. ; Dev. Bn., Camp Bowie. Promoted to 1st Lt, October 26, 1918. 
Discharged December 21, 1918, Camp Dewey, Ft. Worth, Texas. 

106 San. Tr. 824 Cas. Co. 

CLASSEN, CHRIST FRED, Cullom, Illinois. Born December 30, 1895, Cullom, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., M. C., 124 Ambulance Co., 106 San. Tr., 31 Div. To 
Camp Mills, September 27, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 
28, 1918, on Rijndam. Landed at Brest, France, November 10, 1918. Trans- 
ferred to 824 Cas. Co., November 20, 1918. Transferred to hospital ship Aeolus, 
December 17, 1918, to help care for wounded soldiers. Sailed from Bordeaux, 
France, December 18, 1918. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, January 1, 
1919. To Camp Hill, January 1, 1919; to Camp Sherman, Ohio, January 22, 
1919. Discharged January 30, 1919. 



122 Livingston County in the World War 

Base Hosp. 

CLEARY, ALICE M., Odell, Illinois. Born November 24, 1874, Odell, Illi- 
nois. Insurance business. Enlisted August 8, 1918, Camp Ouster, Michigan. 
Assigned to office of Chief Nurse, Base Hosp., Camp Custer. Served until hos- 
pital was reduced to a camp hospital. Left hospital April 18, 1919. 

3 Inf. 

CLEARY, ARTHUR R., Saunemin, Illinois. Born November 12, 1889, Saune- 
min, Illinois. Lumberman. Inducted May 20, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri ; to Del Rio, Texas. Pvt., Co. A, 3 Inf. "Promoted 
to Pvt. 1 Cl., September 1, 1918. To Eagle Pass, Texas. Discharged July 30, 
1919. 

4 Eep. Beg. Inf. 131 Inf. 

CLEMONS, ANSEL S., Persimon, Kentucky. Born November 9, 1890, Per- 
simon, Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 40 Co., 4 Rep. 
Reg. Inf. Sailed from New York, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, August 4, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France, 
August 10-September 19, 1918. Transferred to Co. E, 131 Inf., 33 Div., Sep- 
tember 27, 1918. Engagements: Argonne Forest, October 9, 1918. Gassed, 
October 12, 1918. To hospital at Vichy, France, October 17, 1918; influenza 
and pneumonia followed gas injury; sent to Base Hospitals 76, 1, 19, 7, 65. 
Sailed from Brest, France, December 14, 1918, as a casual, on U. S. S. George 
Washington. Landed at New York, December 24, 1918. To Greenhut Hospital, 
New York City; to Camp Taylor, Kentucky. Discharged February 15, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

CLEMONS, ELZA, Persimon, Kentucky. Born August 17, 1894, Per- 
simon, Kentucky. Farmer. Enlisted August 21, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Transferred to 
Sup. Co., 129 Inf., October 15, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., November 3, 1918. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed 
at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Sep- 
tember 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 
1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII 
French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme- Amiens Sector, with Aus- 
tralian Corps, July 26- August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., 
August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon 
Sector, Woevre Dist, October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, 
Chateau d'Aulnois, Riaville, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: 
Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 



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France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

CLEMONS, HARBISON S., Persimon, Kentucky. Born June 6, 1888, Per- 
simon, Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 4 Co., C. A. C. Transferred to 68 C. A. C., 
Ft. Wright, June 20, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, 
on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, August 25, 1918. Trained 
at Aveyres, France, September 2, 1918-February 3, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, 
France, February 3, 1919, on U. S. S. Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, February 16, 1919. To Camp Mills, February 16, 1919 ; to Ft. Wads- 
worth, Staten Island, February 21, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged 
March 6, 1919. 

2 Prov. Reg. 122 Inf. Cas. Co. 330 Inf. 108 Inf. 

CLEVENGER, JOHN RALPH, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 14, 1890, Stephens 
City, Virginia. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 
122 Inf., Camp Wheeler, July 17, 1918; to Base Hosp., Camp Merritt, New 
Jersey; to Co. G, Cas. Bn., October 21, 1918; to 487 Overseas Cas. Co. Bn., 
October 24, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 27, 1918, on U. S. 
S. Leviathan. Landed at Liverpool, England, November 3, 1918. Trained at 
Taloche, France, with Co's. M, F, G, 330 Inf., to December 8, 1918. Transferred 
to Co. L, 108 Inf., December 8, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, February 28, 
1919, on Mauretania. Landed at New York, March 6, 1919. To Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, March 6, 1919 ; to Camp Meade, Maryland, March 28, 1919. Dis- 
charged April 8, 1919. 

11 Inf. 

CLOSE, OWEN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 10, 1901, Clark City, 
Illinois. Hotel man. Enlisted August 10, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. 
To Camp Forrest, Georgia. Pvt., Co. M, 11 Inf., 5 Div. Promoted to Cpl., 
March 8, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, April 24, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Leviathan. Landed at Brest, France, May 1, 1918. Trained at Bar-sur-Aube, 
May 8-June 10, 1918. Arnold Sector, June 4-July 16, 1918; St. Die Sector, 
July 17- August 23, 1918 ; Marbache Sector, September 19-29, 1918 ; St. Mihiel, 
September 12-16, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne, October 14-22, October 27-November 11, 
1918. Brigade citation, G. 0. No. 1, October 16-22, 1918, Bois de Rappes and 
Bois de Rultiere, near Cunel, Argonne-Meuse. Army of Occupation : Schifflange, 
Luxemburg, October 5, 1918-July 5, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, July 11, 



124 Livingston County in the World War 

1919, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, July 20, 1919. 
To Camp Mills, July 20, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, July 26, 1919. Discharged July 
26, 1919. 

34 C. A. C. 36 C. A. C. 

CLOSE, RICHARD J., Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 3, 1898, Clark City, 
Illinois. Telephone and telegraph lineman. Enlisted July 28, 1918, Bloom- 
ington, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, August 1, 1918. To Camp 
Eustis, Virginia. Pvt, Bat. A, 34 C. A. C. Transferred to Bat. F, 36 C. A. C., 
Camp Eustis, October 3, 1918 ; to Camp Stuart, Virginia ; to Fort Monroe, Vir- 
ginia. Discharged December 20, 1918, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

8. A. T. C. 

CLOVER, EVERETT LEROY, Kankakee, Illinois. Student. Born July 2, 1898, 
Reddick, Illinois. Inducted October 8, 1918, Urbana, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. T. C., 
University of Illinois. Discharged December 21, 1918. 

M. E. C. 

COEN, DR. CHARLES M., Mahomet, Illinois. Born February 8, 1872, Wash- 
burn, Illinois. Physician. Commissioned July 5, 1917, Spring Valley, Illi- 
nois. Mobilized August 29, 1917, Camp Dodge, Iowa. 1st Lt, M. R. C. To 
Ft. Riley, Kansas, M. 0. T. C. January 6, 1918; to Camp John Wise, San 
Antonio, Texas, Balloon School, March 4, 1918. Sailed from Newport News, 
Virginia, July 11, 1918, on U. S. S. Charles. Landed July 2, 1918, Brest, France. 
Stationed at Camp de Meucon, France, July 29-October 5, 1918, as Camp Surgeon 
at Balloon Training School, working in conjunction with the artillery. Trans- 
ferred to camp in field near Pont-a-Mousson, October 6, 1918. Sent to hospital, 
Toul, France, November 21, 1918, sick, due to exposure. Sailed from Brest, 
France, December 16, 1918, on La France. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
December 24, 1918. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, December 24, 1918; to 
Camp Grant, Illinois, January 5, 1919. Discharged February 11, 1919. Was 
promoted to Captaincy in France, but commission was not received until after 
discharge. 

I 

Q. M. O. 

COHN, DAVID R., Gary, Indiana. Born November 22, 1892, Flanagan, Illi- 
nois. Merchant. Enlisted December 7, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp 
Joseph E. Johnston, Florida, December 29, 1917. Pvt., Q. M. C. Promoted 
to Cpl., January 9, 1919. Discharged at Camp Joseph E. Johnston, March 8, 1919. 



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Orel. Det. 

COHN, EUGENE K., Chicago, Illinois. Born April 9, 1889, Flanagan, 
Illinois. Lawyer. Enlisted November 19, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To Ordnance 
Supply School, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, November 21, 1917; to Ordnance 
Officers' Training Camp, Camp Meade, Maryland, March 1, 1918; to Camp 
Hancock, Georgia, Co. 6, 1 P. 0. D. Reg., Ordnance Training Camp; to 118 
Ordnance Depot Co., Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina, September 1, 1918 ; to 
Omaha, Nebraska, for special duty with the Zone Supply Officer, December 15, 
1918 ; to Washington, D. C., for special duty with the Director of Purchase and 
Storage, March 1, 1919. Promoted to Ord. Sgt., January 1, 1918; to 2d Lt., 
August 28, 1918. Discharged May 8, 1919. 

Q. M. C. 

OHN, HYMAN H., Chicago, Illinois. Merchant. Born November 15, 1877, 
Flanagan, Illinois. Enlisted December 4, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp 
Joseph E. Johnston, Florida, December 28, 1917. Pvt. 1 Cl., Q. M. C. Promoted 
to Sgt. 1 CL, July 19, 1918 ; to Q. M. Sgt., March 1, 1919. Sailed from Newport 
News, Virginia, July 26, 1918, on Caserta. Landed at Brest, France, August 
6, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne, September 26-November 11, 1918; 
St. Mihiel Offensive, September 12-16, 1918; 1st Army Defensive, August 25- 
November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Bendorf, Germany, February 14- 
October 14, 1919. Sailed from Antwerp, Belgium, October 16, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Pocahontas. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, October 31, 1919. To Camp Dix, 
October 31, 1919. Discharged November 5, 1919. 

COKLEY, CHARLES, Pontiac, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

5 L. S. Beg. 

COKLEY, CLARENCE LOWELL, Flora, Illinois. Farmer. Born December 9, 
1893, near Clay City, Illinois. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 5 L. S. Reg. Discharged November 30, 1918. 

* 

M. C. 

COLE, DR. DANIEL T., Odell, Illinois. Born February 25, 1882, Rantoul, 
Illinois. Physician and surgeon. Commissioned June 27, 1917, Odell, Illi- 
nois. To Gen. Hosp. No. 1, September 1, 1917. Lt., M. C. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, September 18, 1917, on Carmania. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
September 30, 1917. Transferred to Base Hosp. No. 12, Etaples, France, October 
2, 1917 ; Base Hosp. No. 12 became Gen. Hosp. 18, B. E. F., France. Promoted 
to Captain, November 27, 1918. Army of Occupation: Cologne, Germany, 
February 10-May 15, 1919. Sailed from Marseilles, France, June 15, 1919, on 
Belvedere. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, July 1, 1919. To Camp Dix, New 
Jersey, July 7, 1919 ; to Ft. Meade, July 18, 1919. Discharged August 13, 1919. 



126 Livingston County in Uic World War 

4 Eep. Beg. 330 Inf. 131 Inf. 

COLEMAN, ACIE ERNEST, Wing, Illinois. Born February 1, 1893, Wing, 
Illinois. Elevator man. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Sailed from Camp Merritt, 
July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
August 3, 1918. Trained at LeMans, Prance, August 12-September 18, 1918. 
Transferred to Co. I, 330 Inf., 83 Div., August 15, 1918 ; to Co. E, 131 Inf., 
33 Div., September 27, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Sep- 
tember 27-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation : Larochette, Luxemburg, 
December 20, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May, 1919, on 
Kaiserin Auguste Victoria. Landed at New York, May 23, 1919. To Camp 
Mills, May 27, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 5, 1919. 

TT. 8. M. c. 

COLLINS, GEORGE W., Odell, Illinois. Born September 2, 1883, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Machinist. Enlisted June 19, 1917, Mare Island, California. Pvt., 
U. S. M. C., Mare Island. Transferred to 104 Co., 8 Reg., U. S. M. C., October 
16, 1917, Quantico, Virginia ; to 1 M. G. Rep. Bat., May 10, 1918, Quantico, Vir- 
ginia. Sailed from, Brooklyn, New York, May 26, 1918, on S. S. Henderson. 
Landed at Brest, France, June 8, 1918. Trained at Selles-sur-Cher, June 15-29, 
1918. Transferred to 73 Co., 6 Reg., U. S. M. C., July 4, 1918. Promoted to 
Cpl., August 29, 1918. Engagements: Chateau Thierry Sector, July 5-9, 1918; 
Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 18-19, 1918 ; Marbache Sector, August 9-16, 1918 ; 
St. Mihiel Offensive, September 12-16, 1918; Meuse-Argonne (Champagne), 
October 1-10, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, November 1-11, 1918. March to 
Rhine, November 17-December 12, 1918. Occupation of Coblenz Bridgehead, 
Honningen, Germany, December 13, 1918-July 4, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, July 28, 1919, on S. S. Wilhelmina. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
August 6, 1919. To Camp Mills, New York, August 7, 1919 ; to Quantico, Vir- 
ginia, August 9, 1919. Discharged August 13, 1919. 

Tr. Det. 

COLLINS, WILBUR, Pontiac, Illinois. Inducted June 23, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Sweeney Auto School, Kansas City, Missouri. (Further data not 
available. Record not returned.) 

161 D. B. Rem. Unit 

COLRAVEY, BERT EDWARD, Long Point, Illinois. Born August 18, 1896, 
Long Point, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 161 D. B. Transferred to Inf., Camp MacArthur, 
Waco, Texas, November 5, 1918; to Remount Unit. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., 
November, 1918. Discharged March 22, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 127 

2 Prov. Beg. 

COLRAVEY, WILLIAM P., Long Point, Illinois. Born February 18, 1893, 
Long Point, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiae, Illinois. To 
Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt, 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Discharged July 16, 1918, 
Camp Wheeler. 

a. s. i. 

COMFORT, JOSEPH, Streator, Illinois. Born December 23, 1888, England. 
Timekeeper. Inducted October 1, 1918, Pontiae, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri. Ret., 18 Ret. Co., G. S. I. Discharged December 12, 1918, 
Jefferson Barracks. 

129 Inf. 

CONANT, ALLAN J., Harvard, Illinois. Born August 1, , Chicago, 

Illinois. Plumber. Enlisted June 25, 1917, Pontiae, Illinois. Mobilized July 
25, 1917, Pontiae, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 
1917. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Promoted to CpL, June 1, 1918. Sailed from Hobo- 
ken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, 
May 24, 1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-Novem- 
ber 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de 
Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on 
East Bank of Meuse River ; Somme- Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 
26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; 
Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist, 
October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau 
d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918; Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxem- 
burg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 
1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919. 
To Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged 
June 6, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

CONDON, JERRY FRANCIS, Odell, Illinois. Born April 25, 1894, Odell, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiae, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., Batt. F, 68 C. A. C. Promoted to Cpl., June 8, 1918. 
Sailed from Boston Harbor, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Til- 
bury Docks, London, England, August 25, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, 
February 4, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 
1919. To Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

CONNELLY, PHILLIP, Brooklyn, New York. Born May 27, 1892, New York 
City. Painter and machinist. Enlisted June 19, 1916, Pontiae, Illinois. Pvt., 
Co. F, 3 111. Inf. To Camp Wilson, Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, 



128 Livingston County in the World War 

July 2, 1916. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., September, 1916. Mustered from Federal 
service, February 21, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. World War Service: Mobil- 
ized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. 
Pvt. 1 Cl., Co. F, 129 Inf., 33 Div. Promoted to Cpl., July 31, 1917. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at 
Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Bussus, June-July, 1918. Engage- 
ments : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; Dannevoux- 
Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, 
October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; 
Somme- Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26- August 6, 1918 ; Albert 
Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, Sep- 
tember 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918 ; 
Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. 
Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck and Oberfeulen, Luxemburg, December 7, 
1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged 
June 6, 1919. 

CONNOLLY, JOE F., Graymont, Illinois. Inducted May 20, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. (Further data not available. 
Record not returned.) 

C.A.O. 

CONNOLLY, LEO W., Flanagan, Illinois. Born April 1, 1890, Flanagan, 
Illinois. Clothing salesman. Enlisted March 14, 1918, Clarksville, Texas. To 
Ft. Logan, Colorado, March 16, 1918 ; to Ft. Winfield Scott, California. Pvt., 
C. A. C. Promoted to Cpl., May 23, 1918; to Sgt., August 13, 1918. Dis- 
charged December 28, 1918, Camp Bowie, Texas. 

349 Inf. 320 T. A. 

CONNOR, JOHN HOWARD, Joliet, Illinois. Born September 29, 1894, Joliet, 
Illinois. Clerk. Inducted December 7, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 349 Inf. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 320 F. A., 
Camp Gordon, Georgia, April 9, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 CL, August 5, 1918; 
to Cpl., October 6, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 18, 1918, on 
H. M. S. City of Exeter. Landed at Liverpool, England, June 3, 1918. Trained 
at LaCaentine, France, June 5- August 6, 1918. Engagements: Marbache and 
Toul Sector, September 1-9, 1918; St. Mihiel, September 12-16, 1918; Meuse- 
Argonne, September 26-November 11, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, 
April 29, 1919, on U. S. S. Kentuckian. Landed at Brooklyn, New York, May 
10, 1919. To Camp Dix, New Jersey, May 10, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
May 20, 1919. Discharged May 22, 1919. 



Livingston County in tJie World War 129 

CONNORS, KATHRYN, Fairbury, Illinois. Entered Red Cross Nursing Service. 
(Could not be located.) 

129 Inf. 

CONNERS, PHILIP J., Fairbury, Illinois. Born February 20, 1899, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Student. Enlisted April 26, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobil- 
ized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, 
Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 
10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained 
in Albert Area, June 1-July 26, 1918. Engagements: Villers-Bretonneux, 
Amiens, July 26- August 8, 1918; Albert-Arras, August 20-30, 1918; Meuse- 
Argonne, September 7-October 18, 1918; St. Mihiel, October 28-November 11, 
1918. Army of Occupation: Luxemburg, December 7, 1918- April 27, 1918. 
Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1918, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

5 Hep. Eeg. 103 Inf. 

CONROY, JOHN T., Emington, Illinois. Born July 25, 1895, Emington, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. 50, 5 Rep. Reg. Inf. Promoted to cook, July 17, 1918. 
Sailed from Boston, July 23, 1918, on Beltana. Landed in England, August 9, 
1918. Transferred to Co. F, 103 Inf., 26 Div., September 9, 1918. Engagements: 
St. Mihiel, September 12-October 20, 1918; Verdun, October 26-November 9, 
1918. Sailed from Brest, France, July 23, 1919, on U. S. S. St. Clair. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, August 3, 1919. To Camp Merritt, August 3, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, August 11, 1919. Discharged August 15, 1919. 

124 Inf. 311 Inf. 

CONROY, WILLIAM E., Emington, Illinois. Born December 31, 1892, Eming- 
ton, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. A, 124 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from Pier 59, 
Hoboken, New Jersey, October 17, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at Southampton, 
England, October 24, 1918. Trained at Ecennoy, France, November 15-Decem- 
ber 9, 1918. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 311 Inf., 78 Div., December 9, 1918. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 9, 1919, on U. S. S. Mexico. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, May 21, 1919. To Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, May 26, 1919. Discharged June 1, 1919. 

34 C. A. C. 7 C. A. C. 

CONVILLE, THOMAS J., Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 30, 1898, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Enlisted July 21, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri, July 30, 1918; to Fort Totten. Pvt., Bat. A, 34 C. A. C. Transferred 



130 Livingston County in the World War 

to Fort Schuyler, New York, October 12, 1918 ; to Camp Eustis, Virginia, Bat. F, 
37 C. A. C., October 12, 1918 ; to Camp Stuart, Virginia, November 3, 1918 ; to 
Fort Monroe, Virginia, November 22, 1918. Discharged December 20, 1918, 
Camp Grant, Illinois. 

17. 8. M. C. 

COOK, DON CARLOS, edar Rapids, Iowa. Born June 29, 1888, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Insurance business. Enlisted May, 1918, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Mobilized at St. Paul, Minnesota. To Paris Island, South Carolina. Pvt., 134 
Co., U. S. M. C., M. B., Paris Island, June, 1918. Transferred to Portsmouth, 
New Hampshire, July, 1918 ; to Norfolk, Virginia, August, 1918 ; to Portsmouth, 
New Hampshire, December, 1918. Promoted to Q. M. Sgt., November, 1918. 
Discharged February, 1919, M. B. Nyd., Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Re- 
appointment upon re-enlistment. 

IT. S. N. 

COOLEY, JOHN VIRGIN, Fairbury, Illinois. Bom December 29, 1897, 
Spokane, Washington. Enlisted San Pedro, California, January 29, 1918. To 
Submarine School, San Pedro. Elec. 3 Cl., U. S. N. Transferred to Mare Island, 
California, Training Camp, September 25, 1918 ; to Navy Yard, Mare Island, 
November 1, 1918 ; to U. S. S. Kilty, Destroyer 137, December 17, 1918. Pro- 
moted to Fireman 3 Cl. ; to Fireman 2 Cl. ; to Fireman 1 Cl. Sailed from San 
Francisco, May 20, 1919, on U. S. S. Kilty. Landed at Panama, Cuba, Norfolk, 
Gibraltar, Azores. Stationed in Adriatic Ocean, around Fiume, Spalato, Venice, 
Iran, Trieste, and other ports. Patrol work. Sailed from Venice, Italy, October 
23, 1919, on U. S. S. Kilty. Landed at Brooklyn Navy Yard, November 18, 1919. 
Discharged November 25, 1919. 

Med. Det. 

COONEY, EARL T., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born September 29, 1890, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Oil worker. Enlisted August 28, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri. To Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. Pvt., Co. F, M. 0. T. C., Med. 
Det. Transferred to Med. Det., 68 Aero Sqdn., Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas, 
November 15, 1917 ; to Med. Det, 480 Aero Sqdn., Aero Concentration, Morrison, 
Virginia, February 28, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., January 14, 1918. Sailed from 
Newport News, Virginia, March 4, 1918, on Madawaska. Landed at St. Nazaire, 
March 21, 1918. Transferred to Camp Hosp. No. 37, A. S. P. C. No. 2, France, 
April 10, 1918 ; to Med. Det., 655 Aero Sqdn., A. S. P. C. No. 2, France, Jan- 
uary 28, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., July 19, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, 
April 20, 1919, on Gen. G. W. Goethals. Landed at Bush Terminal, Brooklyn, 
May 3, 1919. To Mitchell Field, Long Island, New York, May 3, 1919; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, May 15, 1919. Discharged May 23, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 131 



129 Inf. 

COOPER, GEORGE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born in England. Mechanic. En- 
listed June, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican Border Service : Mobilized June 
19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Bugler, Co. F, 3 111. Inf. To Camp Wilson, San 
Antonio, Texas. Mustered out of Federal Service, February 21, 1917, Ft. 
Sheridan, Illinois. World War Service : Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Designation 
changed to Co. F, 129 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, 
on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : 
Somme- Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert 
Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; .Verdun Sector, Hill 304, Sep- 
tember 7-26, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; 
Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de 
Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on east bank of 
Meuse River; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918; 
Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. 
Gassed October, 1918, Meuse-Argonne. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Lux- 
emburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 
1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; 
to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged 
June 6, 1919. 

57 Engrs. 129 Engrs. 

COPPLE, EULACE FLOYD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 20, 1896, 
Walnut Hill, Illinois. Teacher. Enlisted June, 1918, Centralia, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, June 3, 1918; to Camp Laurel, Maryland. Pvt.. 
Hdqrs. Co., 57 Engrs. Sailed from New York, September 20, 1918, on America. 
Landed at Brest, France, September 29, 1918. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 129 
Engrs., December 2, 1918, (the only regiment that operated on "Inland Water- 
ways" in France, being organized for this sole purpose.) Sailed from St. 
Nazaire, France, July 1, 1919, on Marcia. Landed at New York, July 9, 1919 ; 
to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, July 10, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, July 20, 
1919. Discharged July 22, 1919. 

S. A. T. O. 

CORBETT, THOMAS P., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born October 28, 1898, 
Chatsworth, Illinois. Student. Competent induction, St. Louis, Missouri, Oc- 
tober 5, 1918. Pvt., S. A. T. C., St. Louis University. Passed examination for 
0. T. C. Discharged December 20, 1918. 

Ord. Det. 

CORKHILL, WILLIAM H., Monticello, Illinois. Born June 11, 1894, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Machinist. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 



132 Livingston County in the World War 

Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Ord. Det. Transferred to Ord. Det, Camp Hancock, 
Georgia, July 22, 1918. Promoted to Pyt. 1 Cl., October 20, 1918. Discharged 
January 27, 1919, Camp Hancock. 

161 D. B. 

CORRIGAN, CHARLES HAROLD, Ransom, Illinois. Born January 3, 1895, 
Sunbury Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., Co. 13, 161 D. B. Discharged 
December 11, 1918, Camp Grant. 

M.C. 

Coss, DR. 0. A., Saunemin, Illinois. Born November 8, 1867, Arrow- 
smith, Illinois. Physician. Enlisted and commissioned Capt., M. C., August 6, 
1917. Called for service, February 9, 1918. To Newport News, Virginia, March 
25, 1918. Transferred to Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia, 48 Inf. ; to Transport Service, 
Surgeon, U. S. A. T. Virginian, October 4, 1918 ; to Transport Division, Office 
of the Surgeon, Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, January 25, 1919- 
October 1, 1919 ; Attending Surgeon of the Port, October 1, 1919-March 26, 1920 ; 
Surgeon of M. T. C., New York City, March 26-November 20, 1920. Discharged 
November 30, 1920. 

a. A. T. O. 

Coss, HAROLD, T., Saunemin, Illinois. Born February 9, 1900, Gibson City, 
Illinois. Student. Inducted October 2, 1918, Champaign, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. 
T. C., University of Illinois. Discharged December 24, 1918. 

COSTLEY, CHARLES E., Fairbury, Illinois. Inducted September 19, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Deserter. 

U. S. M. C. 

COTA, WILLIAM D., Kankakee, Illinois. Born February 9, 1898, Nashua, 
New Hampshire. Barber. Enlisted May 2, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. Mobilized 
May 7, 1917, Chicago; to Paris Island, South Carolina. Pvt., U. S. M. C. 
Transferred to 27 Co., 4 Reg., June 6, 1917. To Santiago, Santo Domingo. 
Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl. Sailed from Puerta Plata, December 12, 1919, on Prom- 
etheus. Landed at Philadelphia, December 16, 1919. Discharged December 
19, 1919. 

11 P. A. 

COTTRELL, ROBERT E., Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 22, 1891, McDowell, 
Illinois. Mechanic. Enlisted June 11, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To 
Camp Harry J. Jones, Douglas, Arizona, June 29, 1917. Cpl., Hdqrs. Co., 
11 F. A., Band. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 14, 1918, on Caronia. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, July 27, 1918. Trained at Valdon, France, Au- 



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gust 5-October 15, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne, October 15-November 
11, 1918. Sailed from Brest, June 3, 1919, on Mt. Vernon. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, June 10, 1919. To Camp Mills, June 10, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
June 15, 1919. Discharged June 23, 1919. 

O. A. R. D. 

COULTER, CECIL HARRY, Norman, Oklahoma. Born December 19, 1893, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted August 28, 1918, Norman, Oklahoma. To 
Camp Pike, Arkansas. Pvt., 19 Co., 0. A. E. D. Discharged December 18, 1918. 

161 D. B. Q. M. C. 

COYLE, WILLIAM E., Streator, Illinois. Born March 12, 1897, Washington 
Co., Pennsylvania. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 13 Co. 161 D. B. Transferred to School for Bakers 
and Cooks, Camp Grant, October 25, 1918. Discharged August 25, 1919, Camp 
Grant, Illinois. 

\ 161 D. B. Inf. Hep. 

CRABB, JOHN ELMER, Chenoa, Illinois. Born August 4, 1896, Pike Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 13 Co., 161 D. B. Transferred to Co. F, 8 Bn., 
Inf. Rep., Camp McArthur, Texas, November 5, 1918 ; to Co. F, 2 Bn., Inf. Rep., 
Camp McArthur, December 5, 1918. To Camp Grant, January 5, 1919. Dis- 
charged January 14, 1919. 

17. S. N. 

CRABTREE, WILLIAM RICHARD, Batavia, Michigan. Born July 4, 1893, Sau- 
ncmin, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted December 10, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. To Great 
Lakes, Illinois. App. Sea. Transferred to U. S. Naval Air Station, Pensacola, 
Florida, June 15, 1918. Promoted to Sea., 2CL, March 1, 1918. Transferred to 
Great Lakes for discharge, May 17, 1919. Discharged May 22, 1919. 

S. A. T. C. 

CRAIG, CLIFFORD C., Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 4, 1897, Downs, Mc- 
Lean Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted October 16, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. 
Pvt., S. A. T. C., Illinois Wesleyan University. Discharged December 14, 1918. 

333 P. H. 336 F. H. 309 M. V. S. 18 Vet. Hosp. 

CRAWFORD, CHALMERS, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 8, 1891, ElDorado 
Springs, Missouri. Inducted September 20, 1917, Carrollton, Illinois. To Camp 
Zachary Taylor. Pvt., Field Hosp. 333, 84 Div. Transferred to Field Hosp. 336, 
Camp Taylor, February, 1918; to 309 Mobile Veterinary Section, 84 Div., April 



134 Livingston County in the World War 

1, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., April 15, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
September 9, 1918, on Grampian of Scotland. Landed at Glasgow, Scotland, 
September 21, 1918. Trained at Neuvic-sur-Isle, October 1-November 5, 1918. 
Transferred to 18 Veterinary Hosp., January 14, 1919. Promoted to Sgt., April 
1, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, June 30, 1919, on Pretoria. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, July 12, 1919. To Camp Mills, July 12, 1919; to Camp 
Dodge, July 16, 1919. Discharged July 19, 1919. 

162 D. B. 

CRAWFORD, OTIS, Fairbury, Illinois. Born March 19, 1896, LeRoy, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted July 23, 1918, Independence, Iowa. To Camp Pike, Arkan- 
sas. Pvt., Cas. Co. 61, 162 D. B. Transferred to Co. C, 4 Reg., 13 Bn. Non-Com. 
Officers Training School, August 20, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., October, 1918. 
Discharged December 28, 1918, Camp Dodge, Iowa. 

A.N.C. 

CREGO, FLORENCE E., Chicago, Illinois. Born August 12, 1891, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Nurse. Enlisted March 1, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp 
Zachary Taylor. Bed Cross Nurse. Transferred to Army Nurse Corps, 
May 20, 1918. Sailed from New York City, June 11, 1918, on Megantic. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, June 24, 1918. To LeHavre, France ; to Blois, 
France; to Limoges, France, July 7, 1918-January 20, 1919; to Toul, France, 
January 20-May 20, 1919. Sailed from Brest, June 10, 1919, on Kaiserine Au- 
gusta Victoria. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 19, 1919. To Albert 
Hotel, New York City. Discharged June 26, 1919. 

tr. S.N. 

CROCKER, HAROLD FLETCHER, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 16, 1895, 
Weston, Illinois. Student. Enlisted July 30, 1917, Great Lakes, Illinois. Hosp. 
App., 1CL, U. S. N., Med. Corps. Transferred to U. S. S. Gopher; to U. S. S. 
Commodore; to U. S. S. Wilmette. Promoted to Pharmacist's Mate, 3CL, Sep- 
tember, 1918; to Pharmacist's Mate, 2C1., October, 1918; to Pharmacist's Mate, 
1C1., June, 1919. Discharged July 31, 1919. 

20 Engrs. 3 Engrs. 127 Engrs. 

CROSIAR, JACK HARRISON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 2, 1891, Harlan, 
Iowa. Engineer. Enlisted, Camp American University, Washington, D. C., 
January 30, 1918. To Camp A. A. Humphreys, Virginia. Cpl., Co. D, 10 Bat. 
20 Engrs. Transferred to Co. B, 3 Engrs., Camp Humphreys, April 20, 1918 ; 
to 6 Cas. Co., September 15, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., September 20, 1918. Sailed 
from New York City, October 20, 1918, on Megantic. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, October 31, 1918. Transferred to Co. C, 127 Engrs., November 15, 1918. 
Disabled in the line of duty; sent to Base Hosp., Beau Desert, December 26, 



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1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, Prance, January 30, 1919, on Santa Teresa. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 13, 1919. To Camp Merritt, February 13, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, February 28, 1919. Discharged March. 10, 1919. 

a. A. T. c. 

CROSS, WILLIAM WILLIS, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 20, 1898, Houston, 
Indiana. Moulder. Inducted October 7, 1918, Terre Haute, Indiana. Pvt., 
S. A. T. C., Indiana State Normal. Discharged December 12, 1918. 

1 Prov. Reg. 121 Inf. 330 Inf. 4 Inf. 

CROW, JOHN, Graymont, Illinois. Born November 13, 1892, Rooks Creek 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 18, 1 Prov. Reg. Transferred to 
Co. K, 121 Inf., 31 Div., July 15, 1918. Sailed from New York City, Septem- 
ber 30, 1918, on Caronia. Landed at Brest, France, October 15, 1918. Trained 
at LeMans, October 20-November 7, 1918. Transferred to Co. L, 330 Inf., 83 Div., 
November 8, 1918 ; to Co. E, 4 Inf., 3 Div., November 9, 1918 ; to Co. H, 4 Inf., 
3 Div., November 20, 1918. Army of Occupation: Saffig, Germany, Novem- 
ber 11, 1918-May 12, 1919. Attached to Air Service Corps, Sinzig, Germany, 
May 4-11, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 27, 1919. Landed at 
Newport News, Virginia, June 9, 1919. To Camp Hill, Virginia, June 9, 1919 ; 
to Camp Lee, June 12, 1919. Discharged June 16, 1919. 

3 HI. Inf. IT. a. N. E. F. 

CRUMBAUGH, Louis BLOICE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 6, 1897, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Machinist. Mexican Border Service: Mobilized June 20, 1916, 
Springfield, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf. To Camp Wilson, San Antonio, 
Texas. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., July 20, 1916. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 3 111. 
Inf., July 20, 1916. Mustered from Federal service February 21, 1917, Ft. Sheri- 
dan, Illinois. Discharged from National Guards, May 5, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Enlisted U. S. N. R. F., San Diego, California, June 4, 1918. To North Island, 
California. M. M. 2C, Naval Aviation. Transferred to Pensacola, Florida, July 
10, 1918; to Gulf port, Mississippi, July 24, 1918. Released from active duty, 
January 9, 1919. 

161 D. B. Q. M. O. 

CRUSE, LEONARD HUMPHREY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 16, 1892, 
Richmond, Kentucky. Stock clerk. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To amp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 5 Bn., 161 D. B. Transferred to Utilities 
Dept., Construction Div., Q. M. C., November 18, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., Sep- 
tember 16, 1918. Discharged January 21, 1919. 



136 Livingston County in the World War 



129 M.G. Co. 103 Inf. 

CULLEN, LEO BURDELL, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 21, 1896, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Student. Enlisted July 5, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 

1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To amp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sgt., M. G. 
Co., 129 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Gornflons, June 
18-July 18, 1918. Transferred to Army Candidate School, August 1-September 
25, 1918 ; commissioned 2d Lt., September 25, 1918 ; assigned to Co. L, 103 Inf., 
September 25, 1918. Engagements: Somme Offensive, July 18-25, 1918; St. 
Mihiel, September 27-October 9, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, October 12-November 11, 

1918. Sailed from Brest, France, March 29, 1919, on Agamemnon. Landed at 
Boston, April 7, 1919. To Camp Devens, April 7, 1919; to Camp Grant, April 
22, 1919. Discharged April 24, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

CULLEN, THOMAS, Flanagan, Illinois. Born February 17, 1883, Flanagan, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted August 27, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Lo- 
gan, Texas. Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf., U. S. N. G. Designation changed to Co. F, 
129 Inf. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., February 1, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 
1918. Assigned to L. T. M. B., Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., August 1, 1918. Engage- 
ments: Somme- Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; 
Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918. Wounded near Mon- 
tiesville, August 27, 1918, incised wound palm of left hand. To Base Hosp. No. 7, 
Sooley, August 27, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, November 11, 1918, on 
Eyndjam. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, November 24, 1918. To De- 
barkation Hosp. No. 1, November 24, 1918; to U. S. A. Gen. Hosp. No. 35, No- 
vember 30, 1918. Discharged March 4, 1919. 

308 F. S. Bn. 

CTJLLOM, ELBERT R., Peoria, Illinois. Born November 11, 1898, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Salesman. Enlisted April 13, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. To Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio. Pvt., Co. A, 308 F. S. Bn. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., January, 1918. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 12, 1918, on S. S. Megantic. Landed at 
Liverpool, England, June 24, 1918. Engagements: Aisne-Marne Offensive, 
July 18- August 6, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Defensive, September 6-November 11, 
1918; Oise-Aisne Offensive, August 18-November, 1918. Army of Occupation: 
Arenburg, December 14, 1918-July 14, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, July 
28, 1919, on Pocahontas. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, August 1, 1919 ; to 
Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged August 8, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 137 

A. N. C. 

CUMMINGS, MARGARET, Memphis, Tennessee. Born October 8, 1887, Bush- 
nell, Illinois. Graduate nurse, registered. Took oath of allegiance February 3, 
1917. To Ft. Bliss, Texas, February 5, 1917. Nurse, Med. Dept., Base Hosp. 
No. 2. Discharged August 20, 1917, Memphis. Enlisted August 8, 1917, Unit P, 
Memphis. Mobilized November 10, 1917, Memphis. To New York City, Novem- 
ber 10, 1917. Sailed from New York, January 9, 1918, on British Cruiser Car- 
mania. Landed at Liverpool, England, January 24, 1918. Transferred to Base 
Hosp. 15, February 3, 1918 ; to Field Hosp. 27, 3 Div., July 6, 1918 ; to Field 
Hosp. 127, 32 Div., August 10, 1918; to Evac. Hosp. 4, August 23, 1918; to 
American Red Cross Hosp. 110, September 11, 1918; to Base Hosp. 15, Decem- 
ber 1, 1918. Received letter of thanks and appreciation from General Dickman, 
3 Div., in which he mentioned efficiency and bravery during the Chateau Thierry 
Drive beginning July 15, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, February 3, 
1919, on U. S. S. Heredia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 25, 1919, 
Discharged April 10, 1919. 

56 P. A. Brig. A. E. T. Univ. 

CUMMINGS, ORRIS ANDREW, Memphis, Tennessee. Born July 10, 1883, 
El Paso, Illinois. Storage battery expert. Enlisted July 4, 1917, Memphis, 
Tennessee. Mobilized July 25, 1917. To Camp Sevier, Greenville, South Caro- 
lina. Sgt., Batt. A, 1 Tenn. Field Artillery. Enlisted Ordnance Corps, Camp 
Sevier, September 22, 1917. Promoted to Ord. Sgt., September 22, 1917. Sailed 
from New York City, May 26, 1918, on H. M. S. Karoa. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, June 7, 1918; to LeHavre, France, June 13, 1918. Trained at Camp 
Coetquidau, France, June 18- August 15, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel Drive, 
September 12, 1918; Argonne Offensive, October 8, 1918; Defense of Woevre, 
October 11-November 11, 1918. 1st Tenn. F. A. became 114 F. A., when assigned 
to 55 F. A. Brig. 55 F. A. made Corps Artillery, serving with all three armies, 
and all nine Army Corps; in the Argonne supported nine different divisions; 
supported 33 Div. in Argonne and Woevre ; went to Luxemburg with 33 Div. 
until relieved by 33 Div. F. A., January 6, 1919. Army of Occupation : Mersch, 
Luxemburg, December 18, 1918-January 6, 1919. To Toul, France ; to LeMans, 
France; at LeMans, ordered to A. E. F. University, Beaune, Cote d'Or, France. 
Arrived Beaune, March 8, 1919 ; to Allerey, March 9, 1919 ; returned to Beaune, 
March 20, 1919 ; registered in College of Engineering. Assgd. Co. C, 10 Prov. 
Reg., A. E. F. U. 1st Sgt., Co. C, 10 Prov. Reg., May 1, 1919. Sailed from 
Marseilles, France, June 18, 1919, on Italian S. S. America. Landed at New 
York, July 2, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, July 2, 1919 ; to Camp Gor- 
don, Georgia, July 12, 1919. Discharged July 19, 1919. 



138 Livingston County in the World War 

Med. Dept. 

CUSHING, JOHN MELVIN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 7, 1893, Minonk, Illi- 
nois. Barber. Enlisted May 7, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri, May 8, 1917. Pvt., Med. Dept., Post Hosp., Jefferson Barracks. 
Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, February, 1918. Discharged May 8, 1919, Jefferson 
Barracks. 

a. A. T. o. 

CUSTEE, CHARLES ALFRED, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 16, 1898, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Meter reader and tester. Inducted October 21, 1918, Bloomington, 
Illinois. Pvt., S. A. T. C., Illinois Wesleyan University. Discharged Decem- 
ber 14, 1918. 

IT. 8. N. 

DAILEY, WALTER, Fairbury, Illinois. Born January 12, 1896, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Carpenter. Enlisted May 7, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. U. S. N. Co. F, 
Camp Perry, Great Lakes, Illinois. Discharged January 15, 1919. 



DALY, DR. VICTOR MACKAY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 11, 1867, East In- 
dia. Physician and surgeon. Commissioned October 1, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Mobilized at Camp Greenleaf, Virginia, March 28, 1918. Captain, M. C. Trans- 
ferred to Washington, D. C., May, 1918, for special instruction in classification 
and evacuation of the sick and wounded from France ; to New York City, June, 
1918, on the way to France. Recalled and sent to the Embarkation Hospital, 
Camp Stuart, Newport News, Virginia, for special duty as classification officer 
and evacuation officer, September 1, 1918-September 15, 1919. 

129 Inf. 55 Inf. 

DAMERELL, CHESTER W., Saunemin, Illinois. Born January 4, 1896, Wash- 
burn, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted July 27, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Divisional 
mobilization, Camp Logan, Texas, September 16, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf., 
N. G. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., November 1, 1917 ; to Co. M, 55 Inf., 
7 Div., May 26, 1919. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, March, 1918 ; to Cpl., October 26, 
1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. 
Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Bussus, France, June-July, 
1918, under British instructors; trained under Australian instructors, July- 
August, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne, September 26-November 11, 
1918 ; Somme, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, October 24-November 9, 
1918; Verdun Sector, September 9-26, 1918. To Base Hosp. No. 9, Rouen, 
France, August 25, 1918, sickness. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxem- 
burg, December 20, 1918-May 30, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, June 12, 



Livingston County in the World War 139 

1919, on U. S. S. Imperator. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 20, 1919. 
To Camp Merritt, June 21, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 23, 1919. Discharged 
June 28, 1919. 

A.N.O. 

DAMON, CLARA LOUISE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 28, 1882, Chicago, 
Illinois. Graduate nurse, Mercy Hospital, Chicago. Enlisted March 26, 1918, 
Chicago, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Base Hosp. Unit No. 14. Sailed from 
New York City, July 30, 1918, on Walmer Castle. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
August 11, 1918. Located at Mars-sur-Allier, August 16, 1918-February 18, 
1919. Transferred to Army Camp Hosp. No. 43, Gievres, France, February 18- 
August 3, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, August 16, 1919, on U. S. S. Sus- 
quehanna. Landed at New York City, August 28, 1919. Discharged October 19, 
1919, New York City. To U. S. P. H. Hospital No. 64, Camp Kearney, San Diego, 
California. 

DANFORTH, PERCY. (Could not be located.) 

5 Rep. Reg. 61 Pioneers 384 Inf. 

DANIEL, CLYDE, Kurtz, Indiana. Born November 2, 1895. Farmer. In- 
ducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 50 Co., 
5 Rep. Reg. Transferred to Co. B, 5 Rep. Reg., July 12, 1918 ; to Co. F, 61 
Pioneers, Camp Wadsworth, September 14, 1918; to Co. G, 384 Inf., 96 Div., 
Camp Wadsworth. Promoted to CpL, July 19, 1918. Discharged December 
31, 1918. 

349 Inf. M. O. T. O. 

DANIELS, DR. LEO VALENTINE, Flanagan, Illinois. Born February 14, 1888, 
Wilmington, Illinois. Dental surgeon. Commissioned September 10, 1917, 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. 1st Lt., 349 Inf. Transferred to Ft. Riley, Kansas, Janu- 
ary 13, 1918. Discharged at M, 0. T. C., Ft. Riley, January 13, 1919. 

2 Prov. Beg. 122 Inf. 116 Inf. 

DANIELS, WILLIAM H. Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 18, 1895, Fayette- 
ville, Pennsylvania. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. B, 
122 Inf., Camp Wheeler, July 26, 1918. Sailed from Camp Mills, New York, 
October 7, 1918, on U. S. S. Kroonland. Landed at Brest, France, October 20, 

1918. Trained at Ecommoy, France, October 25-November 5, 1918. Trans- 
ferred to Co. F, 116 Inf., November 9, 1918. Promoted to Pvt, 1C1., March, 

1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 10, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed 
at Newport News, Virginia, May 20, 1919. To Camp Stuart, May 20, 1919 ; to 
Camp Lee, Virginia, May 24, 1919. Discharged from Camp Grant, Illinois, 
June 2, 1919. 



140 Livingston County in the World War 

M.C. 

DABGAN, DR. CLARENCE MARTIN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 9, 1887, 
Chicago, Illinois. Physician and surgeon. Commissioned June 13, 1917, Ft. 
Riley, Kansas. 1st Lt, M. R. C. To Co. 2, M. 0. T. C., Ft. Riley. Transferred 
to Camp Douglas, Wisconsin. Medical Examiner, July 17, 1917; to 350 Inf., 
Surgeon, Camp Dodge, Iowa, August 25, 1917. Promoted to Captain, M. C., 
November 11, 1917 ; to Major, M. C., March 23, 1918. Sailed from New York 
City, August 11, 1918, on H. M. S. Delta. Landed at London, England, Au- 
gust 25, 1918. Stationed at Semur, Cote d'Or, September 1-15, 1918; Belfort 
Area, September 16-October 10, 1918. Engagements: Haute Alsace Sector, 
October 12-November 4, 1918. Stationed at Gondrecourt, France, December 1; 
1918-May 11, 1919. Division Surgeon, 88 Div., February 25-June 7, 1919. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 21, 1919, on U. S. S. Pocahontas. Landed 
at Newport NeVs, Virginia, June 1, 1919. To Camp Hill, Newport News, June 
1, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 7, 1919. Discharged June 25, 1919. 

U. S. M. C. 

DARNALL, GROVER C., Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 23, 1888, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Meat cutter. Enlisted December 27, 1911, Kansas City, Missouri. 
World War Service : Mobilized Quantico, Virginia, July 28, 1917. Sgt., 76 Co., 
6 Reg., U. S. M. C. Promoted to Gunnery Sgt., August 14, 1917. Sailed from 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 15, 1917, on U. S. S. Henderson. Landed 
at St. Nazaire, France, October 5, 1917. Promoted to 2d Lt., December 14, 
1918. Engagements: Toulon Sector, May 24-31, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Sector, 
November 1-11, 1918. Gassed at Beaumont, May 26, 1918. Army of Occupa- 
tion Service: Coblenz Bridgehead Area, December 13, 1918-July 20, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, July 27, 1919, on Wilhelmina. Landed at New 
York City, August 6, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, August 6, 1919 ; to Quantico, Vir- 
ginia, August 8, 1919. Previous service : Stationed at Navy Yard, Charleston, 
South Carolina, January 2-April 5, 1912; Marine Barracks, Annapolis, Mary- 
land, April 5-May 23, 1912. Expedition, Cuba, May 23-July 24, 1912 ; Pan- 
ama, July 25-August 14, 1912. Expeditionary Forces, Nicaraugua, August 14- 
November 28, 1912; Camp Elliott, Panama, November 28, 1912-January 14, 
1914; Expeditionary Forces, Vera Cruz, Mexico, January 14-November 27, 
1914; Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, December 4, 1914-July 27, 1915; Expe- 
dition, Haiti, July 27, 1915-January 6, 1916; Marine Barracks, Norfolk, Vir- 
ginia, January 14-25, 1916. Received Cpl. 's Warrant, June, 1914; Permanent 
Sgt.'s Warrant, June 18, 1915. Stationed at Navy Yard, Brooklyn, June 13- 
July 28, 1917. Served aboard U. S. S. Connecticut, U. S. S. Ohio, U. S. S. 
Minnesota, U. S. S. Chester, U. S. S. DesMoines, U. S. S. Prairie, U. S. S. Buf- 
falo, U. S. S. California, U. S. S. Lebanon, The City o# Memphis, U. S. S. Hen- 
derson, U. S. S. Justin, U. S. S. Cyclops. 



Livingston County in the World War 141 

C.A.C. 

DABNALL, VIRGIL MALACHI, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 25, 1896, 
Pairbury, Illinois. Teacher. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 9 Co., C. A. C., L. I. S. Transferred to 
llth Band, Ft. Wright, May 20, 1918. Promoted to Musician 3C1., June, 1918 ; 
to Musician 2C1., September, 1918. To Camp Grant, Illinois, May 22, 1919. 
Discharged May 24, 1919. 

124 Inf. 118 Inf. 158 D. B. 

, DASSOW, RALPH ., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born September 3, 1894, Kan- 
kakee, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. L, 124 Inf. To Base Hosp., Camp Mills, Octo- 
ber 14, 1918; to Cas. Co. 500, A. E. F., November 1, 1918. Sailed from Long 
Island, October 29, 1918, on Nansemond. Landed at St. Nazaire, France, No- 
vember 15, 1918. Trained at LeGuirche, France, December 4, 1918-March 1, 
1919. Transferred to Co. L, 118 Inf., December 4, 1918 ; to 7 Co., 2 Tr. Bn., 
158 D. B., April 6, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, March 14, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Mercury. Landed at Charleston, South Carolina, March 27, 1919. To Camp 
Jackson, South Carolina, March 28, 1919 ; to Camp Sherman, Ohio, April 10, 
1919. Discharged April 14, 1919. 

64 Inf. 21 M. G. Bn. 

DAVIDSEN, THOMAS, Dwight, Illinois. Born October 16, 1897, Gardner, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Enlisted May 16, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Misouri. To Ft. 
Bliss, Texas, May 21, 1917. Pvt., Co. L, 64 U. S. Inf. Transferred to 21 M. G. 
Bn., Camp Newton D. Baker, December 10, 1917. Promoted to Pvt,, 1C1. To 
Camp McArthur, Waco, Texas. Sailed from New York City, August 8, 1918, 
on Louisville. Landed at Liverpool, England. To LeHavre, France, August 
20, 1918. Trained at Gigny, France, August 23-September 18, 1918. Promoted 
to Cpl., October 15, 1918. Served in St. Mihiel Sector after the drive, Septem- 
ber 20-November 8, 1918; on Metz Front in Argonne Forest, November 9-11, 
1918. Sent to Evac. Hosp. No. 1, Toul, France, December 10, 1918, sickness. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, April 11, 1919, on Santa Teresa. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, April 23, 1919. To Deb. Hosp. No. 5, New York City, 
April 23, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 2, 1919. Discharged May 7, 1919. 

3 III. Inf. U. S. N. 

DAVIES, HERBERT EDMOND, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 27, 1896, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Laborer. Mobilized for Mexican Border Service, Springfield, Illi- 
nois, June 28, 1916. Cpl., 3 111. Inf. Stationed at San Antonio, Texas. Mus- 
tered out of Federal Service, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, February 21, 1917. Dis- 
charged from army, July 6, 1917, East St. Louis, Illinois. Enlisted in navy, 



142 Livingston County in the World War 

July 27, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. App. Sea, U. S. N., Great Lakes, Illinois. 
Transferred to Philadelphia Navy Yard, January 9, 1918; to U. S. S. Louis- 
iana ; to U. S. S. Edellyn. Promoted to Seaman, November 10, 1918. One year 
of convoy and transport service. Engagement with three subs off the coast of 
Halifax, October 18, 1918. Discharged September 17, 1919, Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station, Illinois. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

DAVIS, BERT E., Cropsey, Illinois. Born April 28, 1894, Elwood, Indiana. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. L, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. H, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, Ar- 
kansas, November 20, 1917; to Camp Grant, Illinois, August 29, 1918, special 
duty. Promoted to Cpl., January 25, 1918; to Sgt., August 24, 1918. In- 
structor in bayonet, sniping and on rifle range. Qualified as Expert Rifleman. 
Discharged January 6, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

DAVIS, BURL, Fairbury, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

U. 8. M. C. 

DAVIS, FRED E., Blackstone, Illinois. Born April 30, 1900, Blackstone, Illi- 
nois. Student. Enlisted December 10, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Paris Is- 
land, South Carolina. Pvt., Batt. E, Co. 462, U. S. M. C. Transferred to Phil- 
adelphia, Pennsylvania, March 17, 1919. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 30, 1919, on S. S. Agamemnon. Landed at Brest, France, June 8, 1919. 
Transferred to M. G. Bn., July, 1919; to 15 Separate Bn., September, 1919; 
to Legation Guard, Paris, October 25, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, De- 
cember 9, 1919, on U. S. A. T. America. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, De- 
cember 21, 1919. To Quantico, Virginia, December 22, 1919. Serving four-year 
enlistment. 

46 Inf. 

DAVIS, GEORGE, Piper City, Illinois. Born March 25, 1894, Cullom, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. 
To Camp Sheridan, Alabama. Pvt., Co. M, 46 Inf. Transferred to Camp Bragg, 
North Carolina. Discharged July 10, 1919, Camp Grant. 

DAVIS, JOHN, Pontiac, Illinois. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac. To 
Camp Grant, Illinois. (Further information not available. Record not re- 
turned.) 

DAVIS, JULIAN J., Forrest, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 



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23 Engrs. 

DAVIS, MILFORD H., Blackstone, Illinois. Born May 3, 1892, Blackstone, 
Illinois. Engineer. Enlisted November 20, 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio. To Ft. 
Thomas, Kentucky. To Camp Meade, Maryland. Pvt., Co. I, 23 Engrs. Pro- 
moted to Pvt., 1C1., March 7, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, March 
30, 1918, on U. S. S. George Washington. Landed at Brest, France, April 13, 

1918. Engagements : St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Sailed from Brest, 
France, May 29, 1919, on Winifredian. Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, June 
9, 1919. To Camp Devens, June 9, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 16, 

1919. Discharged June 17, 1919. 

Arab. Co. 25 5 Div. 

DAWSON, CLYDE FINLEY, Long Point, Illinois. Born February 15, 1896, 
LaSalle County, Illinois. Minister. Inducted February 11, 1918. Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 2, Detention Camp, Camp Green- 
leaf, Georgia. Transferred to Amb. Co. 25, 5 Div., Camp Logan, Texas, March 
2, 1918. Sailed from New York City, June 4, 1918, on Mauretania. Landed at 
Liverpool, England, June 11, 1918. Vosges, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne Offensives. 
Army of Occupation: Mondorf, Luxemburg, January 1-March 8, 1919; Tou- 
louse and Montaubar, Luxemburg, March 8-July 1, 1919. Sailed from St. Na- 
zaire, France, July 9, 1919, on Dakotan. Landed at New York, July 20, 1919. 
To Camp Merritt, July 20, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, July 27, 1919. Discharged 
July 29, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

DAWSON, DELPHO M., Long Point, Illinois. Born December 12, 1893. La- 
Salle County, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. L, 349 Inf. Transferred to Camp Pike, 
Arkansas, Co. H, 346 Inf., November 19, 1917. Discharged March 25, 1918, 
S. C. D. 

137 Inf. 

DAWSON, JAMES P., Emington, Illinois. Born January 28, 1888, Tampico, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt. Sailed from Camp Mills, New Jersey, about May 1, 1918, on Mis- 
sanabie. Landed at Liverpool, England, May 17, 1918. Trained at Winecourt, 
France, May 25-June 10, 1918. Transferred to Co. G, 137 Inf., May 26, 1918. 
Engagements: Fecht Sector, June 1-19, 1918; St. Mihiel, September 12-18, 
1918; Meuse-Argonne, September 26-October 1, 1918; Saume Dieue, October 12- 
November 2, 1918. Wounded by H. E. shell. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, 
December 21, 1918, on Antigone. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, January 
3, 1919. To Camp Hill, January 3, 1919; to Camp Sherman, Ohio, January 18, 
1919. Discharged January 21, 1919. 



144 Livingston County in the World War 

129 Inf. 

DEBOER, LAURENCE, Cornell, Illinois. Born August 11, 1892, Cornell, Illi- 
nois. Mechanic. Enlisted May 24, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 

1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., 
Co. F, 129 Inf. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., October 15, 1917. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at 
Brest, Prance, May 24, 1918. Engagements: Somme- Amiens Sector, with Aus- 
tralian Corps., July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. P., 
August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, 
September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, Octo- 
ber 10-21, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; Troyon 
Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, 
Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Dispatch rider, September 1- 
November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, Decem- 
ber 11, 1918-April 6, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on 
U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919. To 
Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 
6, 1919. 

108 Anim. Tr. 

DECKER, FLOYD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 30, 1891, Cornell, Illinois. 
Laborer. Enlisted March 31, 1917, Springfield, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Texas, 
September 26, 1917. Pvt., 1 Cl., Co. G, 108 Amm. Tr. Sailed from Montreal, 
Canada, May 27, 1918, on City of Peoria. Landed at Liverpool, England, June 
15, 1918. Army of Occupation : Mersche, Luxemburg, December 14, 1918- 
April 1, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 17, 1919, on S. S. Maui. Landed 
at Newport News, Virginia, May 27, 1919. To Camp Grant, Illinois, June 19, 
1919. Discharged June 20, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

DECKER, HARRY LEROY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 24, 1893, Weston, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Wright, 
New York. Pvt., 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 

1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, August 25, 1918. 
Trained at St. Pardon, France, September 1, 1918-February 3, 1919. Sailed 
from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on U. S. S. Matsonia. Landed at 
New York, February 15, 1919. To Camp Mills, New York, February 15, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 26, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World Ww 145 



159 D. B. 326 F. A. 

DECKER, NOLA, Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 2, 1894, Sadler, Kentucky. 
Farmer. Inducted May 25, 1918, Leitchfield, Kentucky, for the Local Board 
of Livingston County. To Camp Taylor, Kentucky. Pvt., Co. 3, 1 Bat., Tr. Bn.', 
159 D. B. Transferred to Bat. E., 326 F. A., June 15, 1918, West Point, Ken- 
tucky. Sailed from New York, September 9, 1918, on Walmer Castle. Landed 
at Glasgow, Scotland, September 21, 1918. Sailed from Pauillac, France, Jan- 
uary 30, 1919, on Madawaska. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, February 
12, 1919. To Camp Stuart, February 12, 1919; to Camp Taylor, Kentucky, 
February 22, 1919. Discharged March 8, 1919. 

Evac. Hosp. No. 4 

DEBTS, HAROLD B., Galesburg, Illinois. Born October 13, 1888, Sidney, 
Nebraska. Farmer. Enlisted October 3, 1917, St. Louis, Missouri. To Ft. Ogle- 
thorpe, Georgia. Pvt., 1 Cl., Evac. Hosp. No. 4. Transferred to Camp Crane, 
Allentown, Pennsylvania, March 1, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 10, 1918, on Caserta. Landed at Brest, France, May 23, 1918. Trained 
at Langres, France, May 30-July 1, 1918. Engagements: Champagne Battle, 
July 14-18, 1918; Chateau Thierry, July 19-23, 1918; Soissons, July 23- 
August 15, 1918; St. Mihiel, September 12-21, 1918; Verdun and Argonne, 
September 21-November 11, 1918. To hospital, Mars, France, November 12, 1918, 
sickness. Keturned to U. S. as a casual. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, Feb- 
ruary 3, 1919, on U. S. S. Henderson. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, Feb- 
ruary 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, February 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, March 
6, 1919. Discharged March 13, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

DEFENBAUGH, Louis ROY, Streator, Illinois. Born March 11, 1894, Streator, 
Illinois. Truck Driver. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 
H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, 
August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, London England, 
August 25, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, September 3, 1918-February 1, 
1919. Cpl., November 20, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 
1919, on U. S. S. Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 
1919. To Camp Mills, New York, February 16, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, New 
York, February 20, 1919. Discharged at Camp Grant, Illinois, March 6, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

DEFREES, CLARENCE HUNTINGTON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 26, 1895, 
Greenville, Illinois. Enlisted July 23, 1917. Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Bugler, Co. F, 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. 



146 Livingston County in the World War 

Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed 
at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Bussus, France, June 4-July 18, 
1918. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., September 10, 1918. Promoted to 
Musician 3 Cl., September 25, 1918. Engagements : Somme- Amiens Sector with 
Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., 
August 11-20, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-October 18, 1918 ; 
St. Mihiel (2d) Offensive, October 25, 1918. Evacuated for pneumonia. To 
Base Hosp No. 6, Bordeaux, October 29, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, 
March 9, 1919, on hospital ship, U. S. S. Finland. Landed at Newport News, 
Virginia, March 24, 1919. To Debarkation Hosp., Hampton, Virginia, March 
24, 1919; to Base Hosp., Camp Grant, Illinois, April 6, 1919. Discharged 
April 13, 1919. 

12 Cas. Co. 

DEHM, GEORGE F., Cullom, Illinois. Born June 8, 1895, Cullom, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Forrest, 
Georgia. Pvt., 12 Cas. Co. Transferred to Camp Custer, Michigan, December 
27, 1918. Discharged December 27, 1918. 

38 C. A. C. 

DEHNER, CLARENCE VICTOR, Toluca, Illinois. Born February 23, 1889, Pike 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Cigar clerk. Inducted April 3, 1918, Streator, 
Illinois. To Ft. Terry, New York. Pvt., 17 Co., C. D., L. I. S. Transferred 
to 38 C. A. C., Ft. Hamilton, New York ; to Camp Eustis, Virginia. Promoted 
to wagoner, September 15, 1918. Discharged December 23, 1918, Camp Grant, 
Illinois. 

339 F. A. P. O. D. C. W. S. 

DELANTY, MATHEW JOSEPH, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 1, 1890, Brough- 
ton, Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Mechanic. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Bat. E, 339 F. A. Transferred to 
Co. 1, 6 Bn., 1 P. 0. D. Reg., 0. T. C., Camp Hancock, Georgia, May 25, 1918; 
to 5 H. M. 0. B. S., 0. T. C. ; to Edgewood Arsenal, Edgewood, Maryland, 
Chemical Warfare Service, July 5, 1918. Promoted to Conductor, August 28, 
1918 ; to Pvt, 1 CL, September 1, 1918 ; to Wagoner, November 16, 1918. To 
Camp Grant, Illinois, March 4, 1919. Discharged March 13, 1919. 

349 Inf. 124 M. a. Bn. 129 Inf. 

DELANTY, WILLIAM H., Truro, Iowa. Born August 9, 1886, Chatsworth, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 4, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. Transferred to 124 M. G. Bn., Camp Logan, 



Livingston County in the World War 147 

November 3, 1917. Promoted to wagoner, July 1, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, 
May 24, 1918. Trained May 24-June 4, 1918. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 129 
Inf. Engagements: Somme- Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26- 
August 6, 1918; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; 
Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., 
October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, 
November 10-11, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Sector, September 26-November 11, 1918; 
Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Plat Chene, Bois 
de Chaume, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of 
Meuse River. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918- 
April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan, 
Landed at New York City, May 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 
22, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

5 Rep. Beg. 36 Engrs. S. O. 8. 

DnMoss, EMMETT, Forrest, Illinois. Born November 5, 1892, Avoca Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. E. R. Brakeman. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 50, 5 Rep. Reg. Pro- 
moted to Cpl., July 7, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, July 24, 1918, 
on Beltana. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 8, 1918. To Cherbourg, 
France. Transferred to Co. A, 36 Engrs. ; to 35 Co., Transportation Corps, 
S. 0. S. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, June 22, 1919, on Edward Lucken- 
bach. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, July 3, 1919. To Camp Hill, July 
3, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, July 10, 1919. Discharged July 12, 1919. 

68 C. A. 0. 

DEMoss, JAMES EDWARD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 23, 1890, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Clerk. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, 
August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, August 
24, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, September 3, 1918-January 23, 1919. 
Promoted to Cpl., November 1, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 
3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919. To 
Camp Mills, February 16, 1919; to Camp Grant, February 25, 1919. Dis- 
charged March 6, 1919. 

3 Ind. Inf. 137 F. A. 

DEMoss, Louis J., Wing, Illinois. Born January 31, 1895, Fairbury, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Enlisted June 12, 1917, Rensselaer, Indiana. To Camp Shelby, 
Mississippi. Pvt., Co. M, 3 Ind. Inf., N. G. Organization transferred to Bat. 
C, 137 F. A., October 18. 1917. Promoted to Pvt., 1 Cl., January 20, 1918. 



148 Livingston County in the World War 

Sailed from New York, October 6, 1918, on Empress of Britain. Landed at 
Cherbourg, France, October 24, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, December 
18, 1918, on La France. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, December 24, 1918. 
To Camp Merritt, December 25, 1918; to Ft. Harrison, Indiana, January 6, 
1919. Discharged January 17, 1919. 

DEPUTY, IVAN, Fairbury, Illinois. (Could not be located. All mail re- 
turned unclaimed.) 

163 D. B. Dev. Bn. No. 1 

DEKZIK, JOHN, Streator, Illinois. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 163 D. B. Transferred to Co. B, Dev. 
Bn. 1. Discharged September 26, 1918, Camp Dodge. (Taken from Discharge 
Record, office of Livingston Co. Circuit Clerk. Service record not returned.) 

129 Inf. 

DEWEY, FEED LLOYD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 24, 1884, Odell, Illi- 
nois. Insurance business. Enlisted November 20, 1905, Pontiac, Illinois, 111. 
N. G. Mexican Border Service : Mobilized June 23, 1916, Springfield, Illinois. 
Capt., Co. F, 3 Inf., 111. N. G. To Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. Mustered 
out of Federal Service, Ft. Sheridan, February 21, 1917. World War Service : 
Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas. 
Capt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf., N. G., changed to 129 Inf. Discharged January 31, 
1918, per S. 0. No. 25, pp. 68 W. D. 

IT. S. N. B. F. 

DICKLER, EDWARD C., Dwight, Illinois. Born May 28, 1898, Dwight, Illinois. 
Student. Enlisted July 26, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. Mobilized August 19, 1918, 
Chicago. To Great Lakes, Illinois. Hosp. App. 2 Cl., U. S. N. R. F. Transferred 
to Hosp. Unit No. 2, Camp Dewey, Great Lakes, September 1, 1918; to Naval 
Unit, University of Illinois, October 1, 1918. Promoted to Hosp. App. 1 Cl., 
September 1, 1918; Company Commander, October 1, 1918. Released from 
active duty, December 23, 1918 ; held in reserve for four years. 

122 Inf. 8 Inf. 

DICKMAN, WILLIAM E., Melvin, Illinois. Born March 27, 1895, Germanville 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. B, 122 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, October 7, 1918, on U. S. S. Kroonland. Landed at 
Brest, France, October 20, 1918. Transferred to Cas. Co., November 20, 1918; 
to Co. I, 8 Inf., December 6, 1918. To hospital at Brest, October 20, 1918, for 



Livingston County in the World War 149 

influenza. Sailed from Brest, France, February 15, 1919, on Sobral. Landed 
at New York, March 1, 1919. To Camp Merritt, March 1, 1919; to Camp Grant, 
March 7, 1919. Discharged March 17, 1919. 

DILK, ARTHUR, Dwight, Illinois. (Could not be located. All mail returned 
unclaimed.) 

108 Engrs. 

BILLING, GEORGE A., Dwight, Illinois. Born September 12, 1893, Chicago, 
Illinois. Office clerk. Enlisted April 10, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. Mobilized 
June 22, 1917, Chicago. To Camp Logan, Texas. Pvt., Co. A, 108 Engrs. 
Promoted to Cpl., June 30, 1917; to Sgt., November 9, 1917. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, May 8, 1918, on U. S. S. George Washington. Landed 
at Brest, France, May 18, 1918. Engagements: Somme Defensive, June 13- 
August 21, 1918; Argonne-Meuse Offensive, September 25-October 19, 1918; 
Bois de Forges, September 26, 1918; attack with XVII French Army Corps, 
October 8, 1918; Defense Troyon-sur-Meuse, October 26-November 11, 1918. 
Army of Occupation: Echternach, Luxemburg, January 4- April 23, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, May 14, 1919, on U. S. S. Harrisburg. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, May 23, 1919. To Camp Mills, May 23, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, June 4, 1919. Discharged June 8, 1919. 

131 Inf. 

DINI, CLAYTON B., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born June 28, 1887, Luzona, 
Italy. Farm laborer. Inducted September 9, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt. Transferred to Supply Co., 131 Inf., Camp Logan, Texas, 
November 3, 1917. Promoted to Wagoner, March 26, 1918. Sailed from New 
York, May 22, 1918, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Brest, France, May 
30, 1918. Engagements : Somme Offensive, August 8-19, 1918 ; Argonne-Meuse 
Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; Defence of Sectors Vaden Line, 
Baizieux, Albert, Verdun, Troyon-sur-Meuse Sector, June 23-November 8, 1918. 
Army of Occupation: Larochette, Luxemburg, December 20, 1918- April 27, 
1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 14, 1919, on Kaiserin Auguste Victoria. 
Landed at New York, May 23, 1919. To Camp Mills, May 23, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 5, 1919. 

168 Inf. 

DIVELEY, ELVY E., Odell, Illinois. Born June 22, 1895. Farmer. In- 
ducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Co. A, 
168 Inf., 42 Division. Overseas service. Discharged May 14, 1919. 



150 Livingston County in the "World War 

3 HI. Inf. 2 Engrs. Trans. Corps 

DIXON, DON, Fairbury, Illinois. Born November 26, 1897, Akron, Ohio. 
Student. Enlisted March 25, 1915, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized for Mexican 
Border Service, June 23, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf. To 
Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. Mustered from Federal Service, Ft. Sheri- 
dan, Illinois, February 21, 1917. Discharged from N. G. service, May 2, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. Enlisted May 22, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To 
Camp Baker, Texas. Pvt., Co. F, 2 U. S. Engrs. To Camp American Uni- 
versity, August 20, 1917. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., July 7, 1917. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, September 10, 1917, on Carpathia. Landed at LeHavre, 
France, October 6, 1917. Trained at Vrecourt (Vosges), January 15-March 
11, 1918. Transferred to Hdqrs. Det. 19 Gd. Div. Trans. Corps, September 22, 
1918. Promoted to Wagoner, November 10, 1918 ; to Mechanic, January 8, 1918. 
Engagements : St. Mihiel Front, March 15-April 30, 1918 ; Verdun Front, April 
30-May 19, 1918 ; Bois de Belleau, June 1-12, 1918. Wounded, Belleau Woods, 
June 12, 1918, G. S. W. in Rt. Calf. To Base Hosp. No. 30, Royat (Puy-de- 
Dome), June 13, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, March 5, 1919, on U. S. S. 
South Carolina. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, March 18, 1919. To 
Camp Hill, March 18, 1919; to Camp Grant, April 12, 1919. Discharged April 
16, 1919. 

308 M. O. Bn. 78 Div. 37 Div. 

DIXON, EVERETT BRYAN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 19, 1896, Harts- 
ville, Illinois. Barber. Inducted April 29, 1918, Golconda, Illinois. To Camp 
Dix, New Jersey. Pvt., Co. C, 308 M. G. Bn. Transferred to 78 Div. ; to 37 
Div., Camp Lee, Virginia, June 5, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
June 13, 1918, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Brest, France, June 22, 1918. 
Trained at Bourmont Area, June 25-July 31, 1918. Relieved 77 Div. in Alsace- 
Lorraine, August 3, 1918. Transferred to First Army Corps, September 23, 
1918. Engagements: Alsace-Lorraine; Argonne Wood; St. Mihiel; two sec- 
tors on Flanders Front; Meuse-Argonne Battle, September 26, 1918. To hos- 
pital, Boulogne, France, November 22, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, Feb- 
ruary 29, 1919, on U. S. S. Von Steuben. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
March 22, 1919. To Camp Mills, Long Island, March 23, 1919; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, April 8, 1919. Discharged April 13, 1919. 

3 O. T. C. 346 Inf. Inf. Hep. 156 D. B. 

DIXON, HARVEY E., Forrest, Illinois. Born February 11, 1892, Forrest, 
Illinois. Ticket agent. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. 2, 3 0. T. C. Transferred to Co. G, 346 Inf., 
Camp Pike, Arkansas, April, 1918; to Inf. Rep. Camp, Camp Lee, Virginia, 



Livingston County in the World War 151 

May, 1918; to 156 D. B., Camp Jackson, South Carolina, June, 1918. Pro- 
moted to 2d Lt., Inf., June 1, 1918 ; to 1st Lt., Inf., September 14, 1918. Dis- 
charged April 29, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

DOBBS, EMMETT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 21, 1896, Seneca, Illinois. 
Shoe worker. Enlisted June 2, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Cpl., 
Co. F, 129 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Bussus, France, 
July 1-27, 1918. Engagements: Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 
26- August 6, 1918; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; 
Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., 
October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau 
d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, November 28, 

1918, on Northern Pacific. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, December 3, 1918. 
To Staten Island, New York, December 4, 1918 ; to Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, Decem- 
ber 14, 1918. Discharged February 17, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

DOBBS, LEO HAROLD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 28, 1895, Seneca, Illi- 
nois. Shoe worker. Enlisted May 2, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 
25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas. Pvt., Co. F, 129 
Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. 
Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Bussus, France, June 30- 
July 28, 1918. Engagements: Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26- 
August 6, 1918; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; 
Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., 
October 24-November 9, 1918 ; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau 
d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxem- 
burg, December 7, 1918-April 26, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 

1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919. 
To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. 
Discharged June 6, 1919. 

384 Inf. 

DOBBS, WILLIAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Shoemaker. Inducted May 26, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Promoted to Sgt., Co. A, 384 Inf. 
Discharged January 11, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. (Taken from Discharge 
Record, office of Livingston Co. Circuit Clerk. Service record not returned.) 



152 Livingston County in the World War 



28 s. c. A. 8. 

DOHERTY, RAY T., Nevada, Illinois. Born February 18, 1895, Nevada, Illi- 
nois. Wireless operator. Enlisted December 6, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To 
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, March 15, 1918. Pvt., 28 Service Co., Signal Corps, 
Carnegie Institute of Technology. Sailed from New York, August 2, 1918, 
on U. S. S. Great Northern. Landed at Brest, France, August 11, 1918. Trained 
at 2d A. I. C., Tours, France, September 1-19, 1918. Transferred to 135 Aero 
Sqdn., September 22, 1918 ; to Hdqrs. 4 Corps, Air Service, November 17, 1918. 
Promoted to Cpl., December 1, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 
September 26-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation : Mercy-le-Haute, Alsace- 
Lorraine, November 17-December 4, 1918 ; Trier, Germany, December 4-26, 1918 ; 
Coblenz, Germany, December 26, 1918- April 12, 1919; Sinzig, Germany, April 
12-May 20, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, June 27, 1919, on U. S. S. Ken- 
tuckian. Landed at New York, July 8, 1919. To Camp Mills, Long Island, 
July 8, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, July 20, 1919. Discharged July 22, 1919. 

121 Inf. 328 Inf. 

DOHLEMAN, ROBERT, Cayuga, Illinois. Born November 26, 1893, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. C, 121 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
October 5, 1918, on U. S. S. Orizaba. Landed at Brest, France, October 15, 

1918. Trained at LeMans, October 20-November 5, 1918. Transferred to Co. 
A, 328 Inf., 82 Div., November 8, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 9, 

1919, on U. S. S. Scranton. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 20, 1919. 
To Camp Merritt, May 20, 1919; to Camp Grant, May 26, 1919. Discharged 
May 30, 1919. 

34 C. A. C. 

DOLAN, JAMES L., Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 11, 1899, Grafton, 
Nebraska. Printer. Enlisted June 17, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jeffer- 
son Barracks, Missouri, June 26, 1918; to Ft. Totten, New York. Pvt, 8 Co., 
C. A. C. Transferred to Batt. B, 34 Reg., C. A. C., Camp Eustis, Virginia, 
October 20, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., November 1, 1918. Discharged December 
27, 1918, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

313 M. P. lot Army M. P. Bn. 54 Inf. 

DOLAN, RAYMOND E., Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 22, 1887, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Prison guard. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. A, 313 M. P. Sailed from Quebec, Canada, August 17, 
1918, on Demosthenes. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 31, 1918; to 
LeHavre, France, September 4, 1918. Transferred to Co. C, 1st Army M. P. 



Livingston County in the World War 153 

Bn., October 1, 1918 ; to Co. A, 54 Inf., November 20, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., 
June 13, 1919. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne, October 1-November 11, 1918. 
Army of Occupation: Brack, Germany, May 5-11, 1919; Adenau, Germany, 
May 11-14, 1918; Antmilier, Germany, May 14-25, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, June 3, 1919, on U. S. S. Mt. Vernon. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
June 10, 1919. To Camp Mills, June 10, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 14, 1919. 
Discharged June 21, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

DOLTON, EDWARD F., Pontiac, Illinois. Born in Pontiac, Illinois; 26 years 
old at time of enlistment. Enlisted February 16, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Served 
with Co. F, 3 111. Inf. on Mexican Border, June 24, 1916-February 21, 1917. 
World War Service : Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Houston, 
Texas. Mech. Co. F, 129 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, 
on Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; Dannevoux-Gercourt, Sep- 
tember 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10- 
21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme- 
Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector 
with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 
7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918 ; Marche- 
ville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of 
Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 
1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. (Taken from Discharge Record, office of Liv- 
ingston Co. Circuit Clerk, and from 129 Inf. records. Service record not 
returned.) 



IT. B. N. 

DONAHUE, JAMES, Odell, Illinois. Born December 5, 1897, Odell, Illinois. 
Laborer. Enlisted April 22, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Great 
Lakes, Illinois. Sea. 2 Cl. Sailed from Norfolk, Virginia, May 24, 1918, on 
U. S. S. Mongolia. Landed at Brest, France, June 5, 1918. Transferred to 
Pauillac, Gironde, France, June 20, 1918. Stationed at Hull, England, Sep- 
tember 5-November 20, 1918 ; Southampton, England, November 20, 1918-March 
31, 1919. Sailed from Southampton, England, April 1, 1919, on U. S. S. Celtic. 
Landed at New York, April 8, 1919. To Boston Pier, April 9, 1919. Dis- 
charged August 7, 1919. 



154 Livingston County in the World War 

XT. S. N. 

DONAHUE, ELMER J., Cullom, Illinois. Born May 25, 1896, Ford Co., Illi- 
nois. Farmer and teacher. Enlisted June 3, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. Com- 
pleted radio school, Great Lakes. To Cambridge, Massachusetts, November, 
1918. Released February 11, 1919, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

U. S. N. B. F. 

DONAHUE, STERLING, Odell, Illinois. Born March 8, 1900, Odell, Illinois. 
Painter and decorator. Enlisted April 22, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. Mobil- 
ized July 2, 1918, Great Lakes. Hosp. App. 2 Cl., Medical Unit, U. S. N. R. F., 
Camp Perry, Great Lakes. Transferred to Hosp. Unit, Camp Decatur, Feb- 
ruary 10, 1919 ; to Camp Luce, August 3, 1919. Released October 9, 1919, Camp 
Berry, Great Lakes. 

349 Inf. 327 Inf. 

DONLEY, LEO A., Odell, Illinois. Born October 30, 1894, Cullom, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt, Co. M, 349 Inf. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 327 Inf., 82 Div., 
Camp Gordon, Georgia, April 4, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., October 20, 1917. 
Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, May 1, 1918, on Grampian. Landed at 
LeHavre, France, May 16, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel, September 12-16, 
1918 ; Meuse-Argonne, September 29-October 24, 1918 ; Somme, Lorraine, Grand 
Pre, Pont-a-Mousson. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 7, 1919, on Walter 
A. Luckenback. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 18, 1919. To Camp 
Upton, May 18, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 22, 1919. Discharged July 10, 1919. 

166 D. B. 159 Inf. 324 Inf. 

DONNELL, JOHN V., Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 22, 1889, Towanda, Illi- 
nois. Water and fuel service man on G. N. R. R. Inducted June 24, 1918, 
Harlowtown, Montana. To Camp Lewis, Washington. Pvt., 17 Co., 166 D. B. 
Transferred to Co. H, 159 Inf., 40 Div., Camp Kearney, July 8, 1918. Sailed 
from Camp Mills, New York, August 8, 1918, on Lapland. Landed at Liver- 
pool, England, August 21, 1918. Trained at Bordelane, France, August 27- 
September 15, 1918. Transferred to Co. E, 324 Inf., 81 Div., September 15, 
1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 CL, November 28, 1918. Engagements: Meuse- 
Argonne, November 9-11, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, June 6, 1919, 
on Martha Washington. Landed at Charleston, South Carolina, June 18, 1919. 
To Camp Jackson, South Carolina, June 18, 1919; to Ft. Russell, Wyoming, 
June 22, 1919. Discharged June 30, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 155 



161 D. B. 

DONNELL, PERCY HIRAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 14, 1893, 
Towanda, Illinois. Printer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., Co. 13, 161 D. B. Discharged December 11, 1918. 

IT. S. N. 

DONNELL, RUSSELL L., Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 17, 1897, Gibson 
City, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted June 4, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. Seaman, 
U. S. N., Great Lakes N. T. S. Transferred to Battleship New Jersey ; to U. S. 
Naval Air Station, Miami, Florida. Discharged December 20, 1918. 

122 Inf. 164 Inf. 342 F. A. 

DONOVAN, CORNELIUS STANDLY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 22, 1889, 
Merna, Illinois. Erecting engineer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. 
To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Wagoner, 122 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, October .7, 1918, on Kroonland. Landed at Brest, France, October 
20, 1918. Transferred to Co. H, 164 Inf., 41 Div., October 22, 1918; to Batt. 
E, 342 F. A., 89 Div., January 27, 1919. Trained at St. Aignan, France, Oc- 
tober 25, 1918-January 27, 1919. Army of Occupation: Kylburg, Germany, 
January 27-May 1, 1919. To hospital, Bitburg, Germany, February 27, 1919, 
influenza. Sailed from Marseilles, France, May 8, 1919, on Italia. Landed at 
New York City, May 27, 1919. To Camp Mills, New York, May 27, 1919. Dis- 
charged June 3, 1919. 

S. A. T. C. 

DONOVAN, JOHN F., Chatsworth, Illinois. . Born February 20, 1900, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Student. Inducted Bourbonnais, Illinois, October 12, 1918. 
Pvt., S. A. T. C., St. Viators College, Bourbonnais, Illinois. Discharged De- 
cember 12, 1918. 

DONOVAN, HAROLD P., Chatsworth, Illinois. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. (Further information not available. 
Service record not returned.) 

339 P. A. San. Tr. 315 

DONOVAN, JAMES E., Chicago, Illinois. Born October 14, 1895, Charlotte 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Shipping clerk. Inducted April 29, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Batt. E, 339 F. A. Transferred 
to Field Hosp. 358, Sanitary Train 315, May 19, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, June 28, 1918, on Melita. Landed at Liverpool, England, July 10, 
1918. Trained at Recey-sur-Ource, July 16-August 20, 1918. Engagements: 



156 Livingston 'County in the World War 

St. Mihiel, August 23-October 10, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, October 16-November 
11, 1918 ; Toul Sector, July 16- August 22, 1918. Army of Occupation : Bern- 
kastel-Cues, December 7, 1918-May 19, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, May 27, 
1919, on U. S. S. Huron. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, June 7, 1919. 
To Camp Stuart, June 7, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 13, 1919. Discharged 
June 17, 1919. 

161 D. B. 

DOSSETT, BYRON MOOSE, (Address unknown.) Machinist. Born LaPallette, 
Tennessee; 20 years old at time of entering service. Inducted July 30, 1918, 
Bloomington, Illinois. Pvt, 3 Co., 1 Prov. Tr. Reg., 161 D. B., Camp Grant, Illi- 
nois. Discharged December 27, 1918. (Taken from Discharge Record, office 
of Livingston Co. Circuit Clerk.) 

8. A. T. C. 

DOUD, OSCAR L., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born January 2, 1899, Chatsworth, 
Illinois. Student. Inducted October 1, 1918, Urbana, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. T. C., 
University of Illinois. Discharged December 21, 1918. 

Q. M. C. 

DOUGHERTY, JOHN F., Chenoa, Illinois. Born November 16, 1892, Pike 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Traveling salesman. Voluntary induction, De- 
cember 29, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Florida. Pvt., 
Q. M. C. Transferred to Camp Humphreys, Virginia, February 20, 1918; to 
Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina, January 29, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
April 18, 1919. Promoted to Sgt., November 22, 1918 ; to Sgt. 1 CL, April 18, 
1919. Discharged April 25, 1919. 

5 Inf. Rep. 

DOUGHERTY, THOMAS SYLVESTER, Chenoa, Illinois. Born December 7, 1890, 
Pike Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Teacher. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. B, 5 Rep. Reg. Inf. Promoted 
to Sgt., July 19, 1918. To Camp Grant, January 19, 1919. Discharged Jan- 
uary 28, 1919. 

314 F. S. Bn. 164 D. B. 

DOUGLAS, ALFRED J., Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 16, 1896, Milwaukee, 
Wisconsin. Shoe worker. Inducted February 9, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Funston, Kansas. Pvt., 314 F. S. Bn. Transferred to Co. 52, 164 D. B., 
Camp Funston, May 17, 1918. Discharged July 25, 1918, S. C. D. 



Livingston County in tlie World War 157 

164 D. B. 

DOWNEY, WILLIAM FRANCIS, Odell, Illinois. Farmer. Born Odell, Illinois ; 
25 years old at time of entering service. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Pvt., Co. 2, 2 Bn., 164 D. B., Camp Funston, Kansas. Discharged 
December 21, 1918, Camp Funston. (Taken from Discharge Record, office of 
Livingston Co. Circuit Clerk. Service record not returned.) 

San. Cps. 

DOWNS, EARL JACKSON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 1, 1885, Gibson- 
burg, Ohio. Enlisted June 25, 1906, Detroit, Michigan. "World War Service: 
Mobilized January 10, 1918, Washington, D. C. To Camp Sherman, Ohio. 1st 
Lt., Sanitary Corps, 83 Div. Transferred to 2d Depot Embarkation Camp, 
November 28, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 10, 1918, on 
Olympic. Landed at Southampton, England, June 19, 1918. Trained at LeMans 
'(Sarthe), July 10, 1918-January 7, 1919. To hospital, LeMans, France, Jan- 
uary 7, 1919, sickness. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, April 16, 1919, on 
Antigone. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, April 29, 1919. To TJ. S. Gen. 
Hosp. No. 28, Ft. Sheridan, April 30, 1919. Honorable discharge, Camp Grant, 
December 19, 1919. On duty as Division Medical Supply Officer, January 10, 
1918-January 7, 1919. Service Regular Army: Pvt., Pvt. 1 Cl., Sgt., Med. 
Dept., June 25, 1906-June 24, 1909. Sgt., Sgt. 1 CL, Med. Dept., June 25, 1912- 
June 24, 1915. Sgt. 1 Cl., Master Hosp. Sgt., Med. Dept., June 25, 1915-Jan- 
uary 9, 1918. Commissioned 1st Lt., Sanitary Corps, January 10, 1918. Pro- 
moted to Captain, Sanitary Corps, June 1, 1919. Foreign Service: Cuba, Oc- 
tober, 1906-March, 1909 ; Panama, September 15, 1915-January 25, 1916 ; en-route 
to and in Phillipine Islands, January 25, 1916-November 15, 1917 ; England and 
France, June 10, 1918-May 1, 1919. 

2 Prov. Beg. 121 Inf. Hdqrs. Troop. 31 Div. 349 Inf. Q. M.C. 

DOYLE, FRANK, Flanagan, Illinois. Born April 10, 1892, Buckingham, 
Illinois. Auto mechanic. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg., 31 Div. Transferred to 121 Inf., 
Camp Wheeler, July 8, 1918 ; to Hdqrs. Troop, 31 Div., August 18, 1918. Pro- 
moted to Wagoner, August 21, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, Oc- 
tober 5, 1918, on Orizaba. Landed at Brest, France, October 15, 1918. Trans- 
ferred to Co. K, 349 Inf., 83 Div., November 17, 1918 ; to Q. M. C. at large, 
December 18, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., April 30, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
France, June 27, 1919, on Mongolia. Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, July 6, 
1919. To Camp Devens, July 6, 1919; to Camp Grant, July 10, 1919. Dis- 
charged July 15, 1919. 



158 Livingston County in the World War 



349 Inf. 328 Inf. 

DRAKE, FRANCIS, Winterrowd, Illinois. Born May 3, 1896, Newton, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf., 88 Div. Transferred to Co. M, 328 Inf., 82 Div., 
Camp Gordon, Georgia, April 12, 1918. Sailed from Boston, - Massachusetts, 
May 1, 1918, on Scandinavian. Landed at Liverpool, England, May 16, 1918. 
Engagements : Toul Sector, June 28-July 5, 1918 ; Marbache Sector ; St. Mihiel 
Offensive, August 30-September 16, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October 6-9, 
1918. Wounded, Verdun, France, October 9, 1918, G. S. W., left leg. Sailed 
from St. Nazaire, France, January 31, 1919. Landed at Hampton Roads, Vir- 
ginia, February 11, 1919. To U. S. Gen. Hosp. No. 28, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, 
February 20, 1919. Discharged February 14, 1920. 

DRESSER, GEORGE, Pontiac, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

349 Inf. 

DREW, HERBERT J., Dwight, Illinois. Born October 25, 1892, Emington, 
Illinois. Butcher. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Cook, Co. L, 349 Inf. To Camp Upton, July, 1918. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, August 9, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at Southampton, 
England, August 16, 1918 ; at LeHavre, France, August 18, 1918. Trained near 
Belfort. Promoted to Cpl., November 1, 1918. Engagements: Haute- Alsace, 
October 14-November 7. 1918. Stationed at Travery, France, November 21, 1918- 
April 1, 1919 ; at LeMans, April 3-24, 1919 ; St. Nazaire, April 27-May 13, 1919. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, May 19, 1919, on Rijndam. Landed at New York, 
May 30, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, May 30, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 6, 1919. 
Discharged June 12, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

DREW, MARION E., Dwight, Illinois. Born February 1, 1890, Emington, 
Illinois. Stock buyer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Cpl., Batt. F, 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, Massachu- 
setts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, 
August 25, 1918. Trained near Bordeaux, France. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, Feb- 
ruary 16, 1919; to Camp Mills; to Camp Grant. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 47 Inf. 

DRECHSEL, ANDREW A. C., Dwight, Illinois. Born October 15, 1895, Dwight, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. L, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. H, 346 Inf., Camp 



Livingston County in the World War 159 

Pike, Arkansas, November 1, 1917; to Cas. Co. No. 1, June 18, 1918. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 19, 1918, on Delta. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, July 18, 1918. Transferred to Co. F, 47 Inf., July 28, 1918. Engage- 
ments: Toulon Sector, August 6-13, 1918; St. Mihiel Offensive, September 12- 
16, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-October 19, 1918. Army of 
Occupation : Bruck, Germany, December 29, 1918- April 10, 1919 ; Remagen, 
Germany, April 12-May 20, 1919; Neuwied, Germany, May 22-July 9, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, July 16, 1919, on U. S. S. Mobile. Landed at Hobo- 
ken, New Jersey, July 27, 1919. To Camp Mills, July 28, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, July 31, 1919. Discharged August 4, 1919. 

IT. S. N. E. F. XT. 8. N. 

DRUMMETT, ARTHUR WILLIAM, Long Point, Illinois. Born March 25, 1896, 
Long Point, Illinois. Enlisted May 16, 1918, Municipal Pier, Chicago, Illinois. 
U. S. N. R. F. to April 19, 1919; transferred to U. S. N. (temporary). Dis- 
charged by resignation January 20, 1920, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 

M.C. 

DUCKETT, DR. WALTER FRANKLIN, El Paso, Texas. Born April 10, 1872, 
Forrest, Illinois. Physician. Commissioned Lt. April 25, 1918, El Paso, Texas. 
To Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia, Casual Officer. Promoted to Capt., M. C., May 
1, 1919. Sailed from New York City, June 7, 1918, on Aquitania. Landed 
at Liverpool, England, June 14, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, July 19, 
1919, on Zeppelin. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, July 29, 1919. To Camp 
Dix, New Jersey. Discharged August 15, 1919. 

S. A. T. C. 

DUCKETT, FREDERICK STILLWELL, Forrest, Illinois. Born October 3, 1899, 
Forrest, Illinois. Laborer. Inducted October 4, 1918, Decatur, Illinois. Pvt, 
S. A. T. C., Milliken University. Discharged December 20, 1918. 

5 Pioneers Inf. 61 Pioneers Inf. 

DUKE, EARL, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 17, 1895, Cayuga, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted July 26, 1918, Crookston, Minnesota. To Camp Wadsworth. 
Pvt., 5 Pioneers Inf. Transferred to 61 Pion. Inf., Camp Wadsworth, November 
18, 1918. Pvt., Unassg., January 8-25, 1919. Discharged January 26, 1919, 
Camp Wadsworth. 



160 Livingston County in the World War 

311 Cavalry 67 F. A. 

DUNBAR, ETSEL, Knifley, Kentucky. Born May 3, 1893, Knifley, Kentucky. 
Farmer. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Mis- 
souri. To Ft. Biley, Kansas, June 1, 1918." Pvt., Troop A, 311 Cavalry. Trans- 
ferred to Batt. A, 67 F. A., Camp Knox, Kentucky, August 30, 1918. Dis- 
charged December 17, 1918, Camp Knox, Kentucky. 

C. A. C. S. C. 

DUNCAN, LELAND GLOYD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 23, 1888, Cowden, 
Illinois. Grain broker. Enlisted March 11, 1918, Decatur, Illinois. To Jeffer- 
son Barracks, Missouri. Pvt., C. A. C., unassgd. Transferred to 35 Service Co., 
Signal Corps, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Promoted to Cpl., November 2, 1918. 
Sailed from New York City, October 29, 1918, on U. S. S. Aquitania. Landed 
at Brest, France, November 5, 1918. Served with Signal Corps in Paris during 
entire overseas service. Sailed from Brest, France, July 30, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Mongolia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, August 9, 1919; to Camp Merritt, 
August 9, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, August 15, 1919. Discharged August 18, 1919. 

DUNN, WALTER, Cornell, Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. (Further information not available. Could 
not be located.) 

46 Inf. 68 Inf. 

DURHAM, CLAUDE WILLIAM, Dwight, Illinois. Farmer. Born Wallingford, 
Kentucky; 24 11-12 years old at time of entering service. Inducted May 31, 

1918, Pontiae, Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, Kentucky ; to Camp Sheridan, Alabama. 
Assd. Co. M, 46 Inf., July 17, 1918; to Co. H, 68 Inf., August 12, 1918; to 
Co. L, 68 Inf., January 26, 1919. Promoted to Cpl. Discharged February 15, 

1919, Camp Sheridan. (Taken from Discharge Record, Livingston Co. Circuit 
Clerk's office. All mail returned unclaimed.) 

129 Inf. 

DURHAM, JUDD A., Cisne, Illinois. Farmer. Born Jacksonville, Illinois; 
25 years old at time of enlistment. Enlisted April 23. 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Appointed Cpl., July 27, 1917, Co. 
F, 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Texas. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 
10, 1918, on Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engage- 
ments: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux- 
Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, 
October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; 
Somme-Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert 



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Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, 
September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 
1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 
1918. Gassed October 17, 1918, Meuse-Argonne. Army of Occupation: Ettel- 
bruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
May 15, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919; 
to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged 
June 6, 1919. (Taken from Discharge Record, office of Livingston Co. Circuit 
Clerk, and from 129 Inf. records. Service record not returned.) 

C. A. C. Base Hosp. Unit No. 1 

DURHAM, WILLIAM HENRY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 27, 1891, John- 
sonville, Illinois. Shoemaker. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt, Co. 6, C. A. C. To Base Hosp. Unit No. 1, 
Camp Upton, New York, July, 1918. To Stanford Rolling Mills, Stanford, Con- 
necticut, January 4, 1919. Promoted to Cook, May 1, 1918. Discharged Jan- 
uary 13, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

3 HI. Inf. TT. S.N.R.F. 

DUZENBERY, GRANT P., Fairbury, Illinois. Born December 7, 1894, Iro- 
quois, Illinois. Grain dealer. Enlisted Co. F, 3 111. Inf. Mobilized for Mexican 
Border Service, June 19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wilson, San An- 
tonio, Texas. Mustered from Federal Service, Ft. Sheridan, February 21, 1917. 
Enlisted May 8, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Great Lakes, Illinois. L. E. R. 0., 
U. S. N. R. F. To 7 Reg., Camp Perry, May 29, 1918. Promoted to Company 
Commander, September 1, 1918. Released from active service, January 9, 1919, 
Great Lakes, Illinois. Enlistment expires May 8, 1922. 

M. B. C. 

DWYER, DR. JOHN GILMAN, Cullom, Illinois. Born May 27, 1892, Hoosick 
Falls, New York. Physician. Commissioned July 1, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. 
To Ft. Riley, Kansas, August 10, 1917. 1st Lt, M. 0. T. C., Camp Funston, 
September 29, 1917. Surgeon, 164 D. B., Camp Funston. Discharged February 
15, 1918. 

161 D. B. 744 M. T. C. 

DWYER, WAYNE V., Long Point, Illinois. Born August 2, 1897, Dana, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Grant, 
Illinois. Pvt., 161 D. B. Transferred to 744 M. T. C., Camp Grant, February 
1, 1919. Promoted to Cpl., February 1, 1919. Discharged May 15, 1919. 



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5 Rep. Beg. 16 Inf. 

EAKER, CHARLES, Hahn, Missouri. Born March 31, 1894, Hahn, Missouri. 
Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. 
Pvt., Co. 50, 5 Rep. Reg. Inf. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, July 24, 
1918, on S. S. Beltana, British Transport. Landed at Cherbourg, France, via 
England, August 8, 1918. Transferred to Co. B, 16 Inf., 1 Div., August 24, 
1918. To Field Hosp. 12, August 26, 1918, pleurisy and pneumonia, later 
developed empyemia resulting in total disability. Transferred to Base Hosp. 
No. 66 ; to Base Hosp. No. 22, Bordeaux, France, September 11, 1918. Sailed 
from Bordeaux, December 5, 1918, on U. S. S. Maui. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, December 17, 1918. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, December 17, 1918 ; 
to Camp Grant, Illinois, January 12, 1919. Discharged January 20, 1919. 

349 Inf. 131 Inf. 

EAKER, WALTER M., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born June 2, 1896, Lutesville, 
Missouri. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Grant, Illinois. Pvt., Co. L, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. A, 131 Inf., Camp 
Logan, Texas, November 2, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 
1918, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Brest, France, May 30, 1918. Trained 
from May 30-June 19, 1918. Engagements : Somme Offensive, June 13-July 24, 
August 8-19, 1918. Army of Occupation: Luxemburg, December 21, 1918- 
May 1, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 14, 1919, on Kaiserine Augusta 
Victoria. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 23, 1919. To Camp Mills, 
May 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 4, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

EAMES, CHARLES A., Fairbury, Illinois. Born April 28, 1890, Eugene. 
Oregon. Painter. Inducted September 4, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt, Co. M, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. L, 346 Inf., Camp 
Pike, Arkansas. Promoted to Cpl., March, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, August 26, 1918, on Llanstephen Castle. Landed at Tilbury Docks, 
England, September 9, 1918. Trained at St. Nazaire, France, September, 1918- 
March, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, March 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Alaska. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, March 31, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New 
Jersey, March 31, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 15, 1919. Discharged 
April 17, 1919. 

A. S. (M.) 

EARL, GEORGE DEWEY, Chicago, Illinois. Born June 18, 1898, Ft. Wayne, 
Indiana. Enlisted July 22, 1917, Shelby, Montana; to Ft. Wright, Spokane, 
Washington, August 4, 1917 ; to Kelly Field, Texas. Pvt., 129 Sqdn. Trans- 



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ferred to 138 Sqdn., October 15, 1917; to 3 Sqdn., Post Field, Oklahoma, De- 
cember 9, 1917 ; to Air Service Mechanics School, St. Paul, May 3, 1918. Dis- 
charged December 20, 1918, A. S. M. S., St. Paul. 

68 C. A. C. 

EARING, OSCAR, Emington, Illinois. Born January 9, 1895, Livingston Co., 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Wright, 
New York. Pvt, 9 Co., L. I. S. C. D. Transferred to 68 C. A. C., Ft. Wright, 
June 8, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leices- 
tershire. Landed at London, England, August 25, 1918. Trained at Libourne, 
France, September 3-November 1, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., November 1, 1918. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at New 
York, February 16, 1919. To Camp Mills, February 17, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
February 26, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

121 Inf. 49 Inf. 

EARP, CLYDE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 11, 1894, Amity Twp., Liv- 
ingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. M, 121 Inf., 31 Div. Promoted to Cpl., 
August 16, 1918. Sailed from New York, September 30, 1918, on Caronia. 
Landed at Brest, France, October 13, 1918. Trained at La Bazogne and Aigne, 
October 22-December 22, 1918. Transferred to Co. M, 49 Inf., October 27, 1918. 
Sailed from Brest, France, January 11, 1919, on U. S. S. George Washington. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, January 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New 
Jersey, January 22, 1919; to Ft. Leavenworth, January 28, 1919. Discharged 
February 22, 1919. 

Camp Hdqrs. 

EARP, REUBEN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 16, 1892, Cornell, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted by Local Board No. 1, McLean Co., Bloomington, Illinois, 
September 2, 1918. To Camp Grant, Illinois. Ret., Unassg., Co. A, 255 Hdqrs., 
Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged September 15, 1918. 

5 Rep. Reg. 6 Army Corps 

EASTON, EDWARD, Fairbury, Illinois. Born December 17, 1892, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Meat cutter. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 50, 5 Rep. Reg. Inf. Sailed from Boston, Massa- 
chusetts, July 24, 1918, on Beltana. Landed at England, August 8, 1918. 
Transferred to Hdqrs. Troop, 6 Army Corps. Promoted to Pvt., 1 Cl., April 
1, 1919. Engagements : Defense of Marbache, September 20-November 10, 1918, 



164 Livingston County in the World War 

(Corps Troops) ; Moselle Offensive, (2d Army), November 9-11, 1918, (Corps 
Troops). Sailed from Brest, France, May 16, 1919, on U. S. S. North Carolina. 
Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, May 27, 1919. To Camp Devens, Massa- 
chusetts, May 27, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 3, 1919. Discharged 
June 6, 1919. 

ECKHOFF, WALTER, Nacomas, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

0. A. C. 

EDDY, CLARENCE, Pontiac, Illinois. Enlisted November 14, 1917, C. A. C., 
Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. (No further information available. Could not be 
located.) 

122 Inf. 0. S. Gds. 

EDWARDS, HOWARD K., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born November 4, 1895, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 122 Inf. Transferred to U. S. Guards, Camp Shelby 
Mississippi ; to Camp Waco, Georgia ; to Camp Gordon, Georgia ; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, December 26, 1918. Discharged January 2, 1919. 

122 Inf. 116 Inf. 

EDWARDS, ROY T., Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 7, 1894, Esterville, Iowa. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., Co. B, 122 Inf., 31 Div. Transferred to Co. K, 116 Inf., 29 Div., Novem- 
ber 10, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 7, 1918, on Kroon- 
land. Landed at Brest, Farnce, October 19, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
May 10, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, May 20, 1919. 
To Camp Stuart, May 21, 1919 ; to Camp Lee, May 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
June 3, 1919. Discharged June 5, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. Med. Det. 

EDWARDS, ROY SAMUEL, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born November 19, 1889, 
Chatsworth, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. F, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, 
Arkansas, November 21, 1917 ; to Med. Det., October 20, 1918. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa, June 20, 1919. Discharged June 23, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

EETEN, JACOB G., Emden, Illinois. Born April 15, 1892, Delavan, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New 



Livingston County in tlie World War 165 

York. Pvt., C. A. C. Transferred to Batt. F, 68 C. A. C., Ft. Wright, June 1, 

1918. Promoted to Wagoner, August 14, 1918; to Cpl., November 1, 1918. 
Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed 
at Tilbury Docks, London, August 25, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, 
September 3, 1918-January 9, 1919. Sailed from Bassens Docks, Bordeaux, 
France, February 5, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at New York, February 16, 

1919. To Camp Mills, February 17, 1919; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 22, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 28, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

Bks. Co. 

EGGENBERGER, CLARENCE GILBERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 22, 1899, 
Odell, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted August 5, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, September 1, 1918. Ret., attached to 16 Co. To 
16 Co., Permanent Party, November 8, 1918. Pvt., November 9, 1918; Pvt., 
1 Cl., December 18, 1918 ; Acting Sgt., January 10, 1919. Discharged March 
26, 1919. 

124 Inf. 

EGGENBERGER, JOHN H., Emington, Illinois. Born November 26, 1894, 
Emington, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. D, 124 Inf. Transferred to Cas. Co., Camp 
Merritt, November 1, 1918. Discharged December 20, 1918. 

A.N.O. 

EGGLESTON (Miss), Fairbury, Illinois. Enlisted in A. N. C. (Could not 
be located). 

3 HI. Inf. 349 Inf. Gen. Hdqrs. 

EGGLESTON, GEORGE GELFORD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 11, 1893, 
Streator, Illinois. Auto mechanic and garage proprietor. Enlisted June 20, 
1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf. To San Antonio, Texas. Mus- 
tered from Federal Service, February 21, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. Inducted 
September 4, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Co. K, 349 Inf., 
88 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, February 26, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Agamemnon. Landed at Brest, France, March 10, 1918. Transferred to Bn. 
Hdqrs., Gen. Hdqrs. ; to 2d Censors and Press Co. ; to Visitors Bureau, G2E, 
G2D, Gen. Hdqrs. Promoted to Cpl., November 27, 1918 ; to Sgt., 1 Cl., June 
4, 1919. Engagements: Montdidier-Noyon, June 9-13, 1918; Champagne- 
Marne, July 15-18, 1918; Marne-Aisne, July 19-21, 1918; St. Mihiel, Sep- 
tember 12-16, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne, September 26-November 11, 1918. Army 
of Occupation: Germany, Belgium, and France with American, British, and 



166 Livingston County in the World War 

French Armies. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, June 18, 1919, on Minnesotan. 
Landed at Boston, June 29, 1919; to Camp Devens, June 29, 1919. Dis- 
charged July 1, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

EGGLESTON, WILLIAM JOHN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 21, 1890, 
Clintonville, Wisconsin. Plumber. Enlisted June 20, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Mexican Border Service: Mobilized at Springfield, Illinois, June 24, 1916. To 
San Antonio, Texas. Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf. Mustered from Federal Service, 
February 21, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. World War Service : Mobilized July 
25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. 
Designation changed to 129 Inf. Promoted to Cpl. ; to Sgt., November 1, 1917. 
Sailed from Camp Upton, New York, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. 
Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Bussey, June 1-July 6, 
1918. Engagements : Villers-Bretonneux, Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., 
August 11-20, 1918; Somme-Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26- 
August 6, 1918. Wounded August 17, 1918, Albert, shrapnel wound. To hos- 
pital, Rouen, August 19, 1918 ; London, September 1, 1918. Returned to com- 
pany, October 1, 1918. Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October 1-November 11, 1918. 
Gassed at Consenvoy, October 18, 1918; to hospital at Limoges, November 2, 
1918. Sailed from Brest, France, March 14, 1919, on George Washington. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, March 25, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, March 25, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, April 4, 1919. Discharged April 8, 1919. 

EGLE, GEORGE C., Gridley, Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918. Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. (Further information not available. 
Service record not returned.) 

43 Inf. 6 Tr. Bn. 

EIGSTI, WILLIAM, Gridley, Illinois. Born December 27, 1892, Gridley, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, Ken- 
tucky. Pvt. Transferred to Co. F, 43 Inf., Camp Sheridan, Alabama, June 4, 
1918 ; to 23 Co., 6 Tr. Bn., Camp Gordon, Georgia, June 11, 1918. Discharged 
December 21, 1918, Camp Gordon. 

349 Inf. 358 Inf. Cas. Det. Tr. Bn. 

EILERS, JOHN T., Flanagan, Illinois. Born April 29, 1893, Flanagan, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Sup. Co., 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. G, 358 Inf., 90 Div., Camp 
Travis, Texas, May 21, 1918 ; to 90 Div. Cas. Det., June, 1918 ; to 61 Co., Prov. 
Tr. Bn., July 1, 1918 ; to Camp Hdqrs. Co., August 1, 1918 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, July 1, 1919. Discharged July 9, 1919. 



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EISENBERGER, EMMET, Chatsworth, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

ELBERT, LEWIS, Cullom, Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. (Further information not available. Service rec- 
ord not returned.) 

124 Inf. 12 Inf. 

ELBERT, LESTER J., Forrest, Illinois. Born March 26, 1895, Charlotte Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. L, 124 Inf., 31 Div. Transferred to Co. 
E, 12 Inf., Camp Mills, November 9, 1918. Discharged February 22, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

ELDON, JOHN PATRICK, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 21, 1894, Wenona, 
Illinois. Laborer. Enlisted June 22, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized at 
Springfield, Illinois, June 24, 1916. Pvt., Co., F, 3 111. Inf. To San Antonio, 
Texas. Mustered from Federal Service, February 21, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, 
Illinois. World War Service : Mobilized at Pontiac, Illinois, July 25, 1917. To 
Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Pro- 
moted to Cpl. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagement: Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, 
September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 
10-21, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme- Amiens 
Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert Sector with 18 
Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 
1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist, October 24-November 9, 1918; Marche- 
ville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Cited for splendid 
performance of duty, November 11, 1918, Fresnes, France. Captured by Ger- 
mans, November 11, 1918, released November 16, 1918. Army of Occupation: 
Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, May 15, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 
1919. To Camp Mills, May 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Dis- 
charged June 6, 1919. 

S. A. T. C. 

ELDON, ROBERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 4, 1899, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Bookkeeper. Competent induction, October 1, 1918, Eureka, Illinois. Cpl., 
S. A. T. C., Eureka College Unit. Discharged December 15, 1918. 



168 Livingston County in the "World War 



129 Inf. 

ELDRIDGE, JAMES, Forrest, Illinois. Born February 2, 1897, Forrest, Illinois. 
Railroad fireman. Enlisted July 30, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, 
Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt, 1 Cl., Co. F, 129 Inf. Transferred to Bn. 
Hdqrs., Sniper Section, July 26, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 
10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. 
Trained at Bussus. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26- 
November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois 
de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps 
on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme- Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, 
July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 
1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre 
Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, 
November 10-11, 1918. Gassed at Consenvoy Wood, October 12, 1918. Army of 
Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Long 
Island, New York, May 22, 1919; to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

F. A. E. D. 

ELLIOTT, RAY, Strawn, Illinois. Born May 9, 1898, Chatsworth, Illinois. 
Farmer. Enlisted June 15, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, 
St. Louis, Missouri. Pvt., Batt. A, 1 Bn., F. A. R. D., Camp Taylor, Kentucky, 
June 26, 1918. Transferred to 2 Bn., F. A. R. D. ; to 7 Bn., F. A. R. D. ; to 
Hdqrs. Co., F. A. R. D. ; to 7 Bn. Hdqrs. Co., F. A. R. D. ; to Hdqrs. Co., 11 
Bn., F. A. R. D.; to 12 Batt, 0. A. R. D. Discharged December 18, 1918, 
Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. 

A. S. 

ELMS, ROBERT STINSON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 1, 1892, Anna, 
Illinois. Plumber. Enlisted December 14, 1917, Ft. Logan, Colorado. To 
Kelly Field, Texas. Pvt., 64 Prov. Aero Sqdn. Transferred to 27 Balloon Co., 
Waco, Texas, February 17, 1918 ; to 677 Aero Sqdn., Camp Morrison, Virginia, 
March 15, 1918 ; to 504 Aero Sqdn., Camp Morrison, September 25, 1918. Pro- 
moted to Pvt., 1 CL, November 1, 1918. 504 Aero Sqdn. transferred to Langley 
Field, Hampton, Virginia, November 22, 1918. Discharged December 24, 1918. 

46 Inf. 

ELY, CHARLES A., Gardner, Illinois. Born September 17, 1892, Mazon, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, 
Kentucky; to Camp Taylor, Kentucky. Transferred to Camp Sheridan, Ala- 



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bama, June 3, 1918. Pvt, Co. M, 46 Inf., 9 Div. Promoted to Pvt. 1 CL, June 
14, 1918 ; to Cpl., July 1, 1918. Discharged January 31, 1919, Camp Grant, 
Illinois. 

0. S. N. 

ELY, WILLIAM LEE, Dwight, Illinois. Born December 13, 1892, Mazon, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted July 17, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. Mobilized August 
7, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To Norfolk, Virginia. Fireman, 3 Cl., Co. 36, U. S. N., 
Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia. Transferred to U. S. S. Connecticut, 
about August 26, 1917 ; to U. S. S. Ohio, about September 15, 1917 ; to U. S. S. 
Eeceiving Ship, Philadelphia, December 6, 1917 ; to U. S. S. Orizaba, May 26, 
1918. Promoted to Fireman, 2 CL, December 6, 1917 ; to Fireman, 1 CL, July 
1918 ; to 2 Cl. Engineman, November, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
June 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Orizaba. Landed at Brest, France, June 23, 1918. 
Made ten trips across, landing at various ports ; trip from France to Holland ; 
trip from France to Denmark. Submarine Battle, August 11, 1918. Slightly 
wounded, August 17, 1918, in an explosion of a depth charge at sea. Spent 21 
days in Grace Fairy Hospital, Philadelphia ; 1 month police duty, Vice Squad, 
Philadelphia; Oil School, Philadelphia, May 1-26, 1918. To Great Lakes, Illi- 
nois, April 7, 1919. Discharged April 17, 1919. 

123 Inf. 307 Inf. 

EMM, ROY, Graymont, Illinois. Born March 3, 1890, Rooks Creek Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. C, 123 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, October 11, 1918, on Harrisburg. Landed at Brest, France, October 
22, 1918. Transferred to Co. D. 307 Inf., 77 Div., October 13, 1918. Sailed from 
Brest, France, April 21, 1919, on U. S. S. America. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, April 29, 1919. To Camp Mills, April 29, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 
7, 1919. Discharged May 9, 1919. 

A. S. (A). 

EMPIE, WALTER VAUGHN, Dwight, Illinois. Born March 24, 1895, Grundy 
Co., Illinois. Oil development. Enlisted December 7, 1917, St. Louis, Missouri. 
Mobilized at Ft. Wayne, Detroit, Michigan, January 15, 1918. Cadet, A. S. (A.) 
Transferred to Ground School, Cornell University, February 23, 1918 ; to Con- 
centration Camp, Camp Dick, Dallas, Texas, May 8, 1918 ; to Flying School, Park 
Field, Memphis, Tennessee, May 24, 1918; to Post Field, Fort Sill, Lawton, 
Oklahoma, November 14, 1918. Commissioned 2d Lt, A. S. (A.), October 26, 
1918. Discharged January 7, 1919, Post Field, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. 



170 Livingston County in the World War 



M. B, C. 

EMPIE, DR. WILLIAM MAXWELL, Virginia, Minnesota. Born January 21, 
1888, Grundy Co., Illinois. Physician and surgeon. Commissioned July 10, 

1918, Virginia, Minnesota. Mobilized October 19, 1918, Camp Greenleaf, Chick- 
amauga Park, Georgia. 1st Lt., Co. 19, Bat. 5. Transferred to Base Hosp. No. 
74, Camp Greenleaf, November 1, 1918. Discharged December 24, 1918, Camp 
Greenleaf. 

68 C. A. C. 

ENDUES, JOSEPH J., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born October 8, 1895, Chatsworth, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt, Batt. E, 68 Reg., H. A., C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, 
Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Calais, England, 
August 26, 1918. Trained at Arveyres, France, September 1, 1918-February 2, 

1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919. To Ft. Wadsworth, February 16, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

122 Inf. 62 Inf. 

ENGLERT, EDWARD A., Dwight, Illinois. Born August 1, 1891, St. Anthony, 
Indiana. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., M. G. Co., 122 Inf. To Camp Mills, New York, September 15, 

1918. Embarked October 5, 1918, Hoboken, New Jersey. Taken off vessel, 
October 6, 1918, to hospital, Camp Merritt, New Jersey. Transferred to Co. B, 
62 Inf., November 2, 1918 ; to Camp Mills, November 25, 1918 ; to Camp Lee, 
Virginia. Discharged May 24, 1919, Camp Lee. 

163 D. B. 2 Inf. Dev. Bn. 

ENTWISTLE, JAMES RAYMOND, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born February 25, 1894, 
Chatsworth, Illinois. Carpenter. Inducted April 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 163 D. B. To 2d Inf., Camp Dodge, October 6, 1918 ; 
to Dev. Bn. No. 1, Camp Dodge, December 2, 1918. Discharged December 13, 

1919, Camp Dodge. 

4 Eep. Reg. Inf. 330 Inf. 131 Inf. 

ENTWISTLE, WILLIS G., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born December 15, 1888, 
Charlotte, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 44, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Co. 40, 
4 Rep. Reg. Inf., about July 16, 1918 ; to J. A. R. T., Camp Merritt, July 19, 
1918; to Co. I, 330 Inf., near Pontibault, France, August 12, 1918; to M. G. 
Co., 131 Inf., 33 Div., September 28, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 



Livingston County in the World War 171 

July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 

4, 1918. Trained at Pontibault, France, August 12-September 22, 1918. En- 
gagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 28-October 21, 1918 ; Troyon- 
sur-Meuse Sector, October 21-November 11, 1918. Gassed at Bois de Plat Chene, 
October 11, 1918. To hospital at Bethincourt, October 16, 1918. Army of 
Occupation: Beurig, Germany, December 15-18, 1918; Schoos, Luxemburg, 
December 20, 1918-April 28, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 14, 1919, 
on Kaiserine Augusta Victoria. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 23, 1919. 
To Camp Mills, May 23, 1919; to Camp Grant, May 30, 1919. Discharged 
June 5, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 173 Brig. Hdqrs. 

EPPSTEIN, FRANCIS LsRoY, Fairbury, Illinois. Born June 4, 1894, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Mason. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt, Co. L, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. H, 346 Inf., 
Camp Pike, Arkansas, November 20, 1917 ; to 173 Brig. Hdqrs., Camp Pike, De- 
cember 6, 1918; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, June 15, 1918. Promoted to Cook, 
January 1, 1918. Sailed from Camp Dix, August 24, 1918, on Ceramic. Landed 
at Liverpool, England, September 5, 1918. Trained at Saintes, France, Sep- 
tember 11-October 7, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, December 28, 
1918, on Finland. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, January 9, 1919. To 
Camp Stuart, January 9, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, January 29, 1919. Discharged 
March 31, 1919. 

Q. M. C. 

EPPSTEIN, SAM D., Marseilles, Illinois. Born October 11, 1888, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Bakery owner. Enlisted September 25, 1917, Camp Grant, Illinois. 
Pvt., School for Bakers and Cooks. Promoted to Sgt. 1 Cl., October 6, 1917 ; to 
Q. M. Sgt., Senior Grade, June 13, 1918. As Sgt. 1 Cl. was Asst. Instructor in 
Bakery ; as Q. M. Sgt. was Chief Instructor in Bakery. Commissioned 2d Lt., 
Q. M. C., September 28, 1918. To Ft. Riley, Kansas, Bakery Co. 389. Over- 
seas order of November 2, 1918, cancelled on November 18, 1918. Discharged 
January 7, 1919, Camp Funston. 

S. A. T. C. 

EPSTEIN, JULIUS BARNEY, Dwight, Illinois. Born March 16, 1898, Chicago, 
Illinois. Bookkeeper. Inducted October 1, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. Pvt., 

5. A. T. C., University of Chicago. Discharged December 16, 1918. 

S. C. C. W. S. 

ERICKSON, ERNEST CLAYTON, Kankakee, Illinois. Born March 4, 1892, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Salesman. Enlisted June 15, 1918, Kankakee, Illinois. To Camp 



172 Livingston County in the World War 

Bradley, Peoria. Pvt. Transferred to Signal Corps, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, 
August 13, 1918; to Gas Defense Div., Chemical Warfare, Boston, Massachu- 
setts, October 28, 1918 ; to Astoria, Long Island, New York, November 18, 1918. 
Promoted to Cpl., September 18, 1918. Discharged January 28, 1919, Camp 
Grant, Illinois. 

ERICKSON, GORDON, Chicago Illinois. (Service record not returned.) 

34 Ord. Det. O. E. S. 

ERICKSON, KOYAL, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 8, 1894, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Hardware merchant. Enlisted May 21, 1918, Columbus Barracks, Missouri. To 
Camp Hancock, Georgia, 34 Ord. Det. Promoted to Supply Sgt. To Camp 
Hill, Virginia, July 20, 1918. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, Septem- 
ber 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Mexican. Landed at Marseille, France, September 28, 

1918. Trained at Marseille, September 29-October 5, 1918. Transferred to 
3 0. R. S., October 6, 1918 ; to 5 0. R. S. D. ; to Hdqrs., 0. R. S., First Army 
Artillery. Stationed at Marmagne, January 20-May 15, 1919. Holt Caterpillar 
Expert. Sailed from Marseille, May 24, 1919, on R. M. S. Pannonia. Landed 
at New York, June 6, 1919. To Camp Mills, June 6, 1919 ; to Mitchell Field, 
June 7, 1919. Discharged June 12, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

ERWIN, AUSTIN CURTIS, Saunemin, Illinois. Born February 1, 1895, Sau- 
nemin, Illinois. Contractor. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. L, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. H, 346 Inf., 
Camp Pike, Arkansas, November 20, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., April 21, 1918. 
Sailed from New York, August 24, 1918, on H. M. S. Alsatian. Landed at Liver- 
pool, England, September 4, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, March 15. 

1919, on U. S. S. Alaskan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, March 31, 1919. 
To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, March 31, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 
14, 1919. Discharged April 17, 1919. 

Base Hosp. 12 

ERWINE, WRIGHT HARTWELL, Lamoni, Iowa. Born July 22, 1894, Saunemin, 
Illinois. Student Northwestern University. Enlisted May 14, 1917, Evanston, 
Illinois, Base Hosp. No. 12. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., September 13, 1917; to 
Cpl., March 1, 1918; to Sgt., May 1, 1918. Sailed from New York City, May 
19, 1917, on Mongolia. Attacked by two German submarines, June 1, 1917, 150 
miles off Irish coast. One submarine sunk by gunners of Mongolia, the other 
driven off by the H. M. S. Destroyer No. 41. Landed at Falmouth, England, 
June 2, 1917. Trained at Blackpool, England, June 3-10, 1917. Embarked at 
Folkstone, England, June 11, 1917, for Boulogne, France. Sailed from Brest, 



Livingston County in the World War 173 

France, March 26, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
April 2, 1919. To Camp Mills, April 2, 1919. Taken sick with pneumonia ; sent 
to Camp Mills Base Hosp., April 8, 1919 ; discharged from hospital, June 20, 1919. 
To Camp Merritt, Cas. Co. 698. To Camp Grant, Illinois, June 26, 1919. Dis- 
charged June 30, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

ERWIN, FRANCIS VERNE, Saunemin, Illinois. Born August 29, 1897, Saune- 
min, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted September 10, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt, Co. F, 129 Inf. Sailed from 
Camp Upton, New York, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, 
France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Brest, May 28-June 7, 1917. Promoted to 
Pvt. 1 Cl., September 10, 1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Sep- 
tember 26-November 11, 1918 ; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 
1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII 
French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River ; Somme- Amiens Sector with Aus- 
tralian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., 
August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon 
Sector, Woevre District, October 24-November 9, 1918 ; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, 
Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Wounded Argonne Forest, October 
12, 1918, injured eye ; to hospital, Chaumont, October 13, 1918. Army of Occupa- 
tion : Luxemburg, December 7, 1918- April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919. 
To Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

52 Engrs. 

EUTSEY, ELMER, Streator, Illinois. Born May 5, 1889, Salina, Kansas. 
Inducted March 29, 1918, Streator, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt, Co. C, 
52 Engrs. Sailed from New York, June 5, 1918, on Aeolus. Landed at Brest, 
France, June 18, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, on U. S. S. Texan. 
Landed at New York. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey; to Camp Grant Illinois. 
Discharged April 13, 1919. 

EUTSEY, BERT, Streator, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

129 Inf. 108 Inf. 

EUTSEY, RAY, Streator, Illinois. Born August 24, 1894, Salina, Kansas. 
Laborer. Enlisted May 24, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., 
Co. F, 129 Inf. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., October 12, 1917 ; to Cpl., April 7, 
1918; to Sgt, May 13, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New York, May 10, 1918, 
on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at 



174 Livingston County in the World War 

Bussus, France, June 28-July 10, 1918 ; trained by English in musketry, bomb- 
ing, patroling, etc. To 0. T. S., Langres, France, July 26, 1918. Commissioned 
2d Lt, September 25, 1918 ; transferred to Co. C, 108 Inf. Engagements : St. 
Louplet, October 16-20, 1918, when relieved by English troops. Sent to hos- 
pital at LeMans, France, January 1, 1919 ; pneumonia and appendicitis opera- 
tion. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 12, 1919, on Orizaba. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 22, 1919. To Polyclinic Hosp., February 
22, 1919 ; to Ft, Sheridan, February 27, 1919. Discharged March 25, 1919. 

M. E. C. M. C. 

EVANS, DR. GLENN STEWART, Forrest, Illinois. Bom April 29, 1891, Bloom- 
ington, Illinois. Physician and surgeon. Commissioned June 7, 1917, Forrest, 
Illinois. To Ft. Riley, Kansas, August 15, 1917. 1st Lt., M. 0. T. C. Trans- 
ferred to 358 Inf., Camp Travis, Texas, October 24, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, June 9, 1918, on H. M. T. Canada. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
June 22, 1918. Trained at Cote d'Or, France, July 10-August 14, 1918. En- 
gagements: Saizerais-Haye-Puvenelle Sector, August 24-October 10, 1918; St. 
Mihiel Operation, September 12-15, 1918; Preny Offensive (at beginning of 
Argonne Drive), September 26, 1918; Argonne-Meuse Offensive, October 19- 
November 11, 1918. Promoted to Capt., Med. Corps, February 28, 1919. Army 
of Occupation: Gerolstein, Germany, December 15, 1918-May 18, 1919. Sailed 
from St. Nazaire, France, June 7, 1919, on U. S. S. Edgar F. Luckenbach. 
Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, June 19, 1919. To Camp Devens, Massachu- 
setts, June 19, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 22, 1919. Discharged July 
3, 1919. Surgeon of 3d Bn., 358 Inf., November 1, 1917-June 22, 1919. 

68 C. A. O. 

EWING, CHARLES S., Emington, Illinois. Born March 6, 1895, Chenoa, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., Co. 10, L. I. S. C. D. Transferred to Batt. F, 68 
C. A. C., Ft. Wright, June 1, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 
9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, England, August 
27, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, August 29, 1918-February 3, 1919. 
Sailed from Bourdeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919. To Camp Mills, New Jersey, Feb- 
ruary 17, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, New York, February 21, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, March 1, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

M. T. C. 

EWING, ROBERT GLENN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 14, 1893, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 23, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Kansas 



Livingston County in the World War 175 

City, Missouri. Pvt., Co. E, Sweeney Auto School. Transferred to M. T. C., 
522, Camp Joseph E. Johnston, August 19, 1918. Sailed from Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, September 30, 1918, on Caronia. Landed at Brest, France, Oc- 
tober 13, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., February 1, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, 
France, July 7, 1919, on U. S. S. Black Arrow. Landed at Newport News, Vir- 
ginia, July 21, 1919. To Camp Stuart, July 21, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, July 27, 
1919. Discharged July 29, 1919. 

17 Cav. 5 Cav. 

FAHEY, THOMAS J., Forrest, Illinois. Born February 28, 1893, Louisville, 
Kentucky. Railroad trainman. Enlisted April 30, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri. To Ft. Bliss, Texas, May 12, 1917. Pvt., Troop F, 17 U. S. Cavalry. 
Promoted to Pvt. 1 CL, July 27, 1917; to Cpl., December 20, 1917; to Sgt., 
September 19, 1918. Stationed at Camp Harry J. Jones, Douglas, Arizona. 
Transferred to Troop F, 5 U. S. Cavalry, Ft. Bliss, March 10, 1919. Dis- 
charged March 22, 1919, Ft. Bliss. Qualified as Sharpshooter, April 19, 1918. 

349 Inf. 345 Inf. 312 Sup. Tr. 

FAHSBENDER, ARTHUR, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 1, 1894, Pekin, 
Illinois. Mechanic. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. I, 349 Inf. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 345 Inf., Camp 
Pike, Arkansas, November 20, 1917 ; to Co. E, 312 Supply Train, Camp Pike, 
January 1, 1918; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, June, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., 
July 2, 1918. Sailed from Montreal, Canada, August 25, 1918, on Waimana. 
Landed at Southampton, England, September 9, 1918. Trained at St. Nazaire, 
France, September 25, 1918-June 2, 1919. Sent to hospital, Tours, France, 
April 13, 1919, pleurisy. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, June 2, 1919, on 
U. S. S. Henderson. Landed at New York, June 13, 1919. To Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, June 13, 1919; to Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, June 21, 1919. Dis- 
charged July 26, 1919, S. C. D. 

350 Inf. 43 Engrs. 

FAIRCHILD, WILLIAM R., Odell, Illinois. Born August 17, 1886, Wall Lake, 
Iowa. Painter. Inducted February 21, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. M., 350 Inf., 88 Div. Transferred to Co. B, 43 Engrs., Camp 
American University, Washington, D. C., April 1, 1918; to Gas. Co., Camp 
Merritt, June 15, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 29, 1918, on 
Siboney. Landed at Brest, France, July 12, 1918. Trained at Angers, France, 
July 20-30, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, June 25, 1919, on Mercury. 
Landed at Newport News, Virginia, July 5, 1919. To Camp Stuart; to Camp 
Dodge, Iowa, July 13, 1919. Discharged July 13, 1919. 



176 Livingston County in the World War 



Ord. Det. 

FARLEY, PETER B., Campus, Illinois. Born April 20, 1895, Campus, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted March 8, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Oglethorpe, 
Georgia, Ret. Depot. Pvt, Ord. Dept. To Aberdeen Proving Ground, Mary- 
land, 2d Unit, Ord. Det., March 21, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., October 1, 1918. 
Discharged March 13, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

A.S. S. C. A. S. 

FARLEY, WILLIAM HARRY, Fairbury, Illinois. Born May 21, 1896, Eppards 
Point Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Carpenter. Enlisted December 15, 1917, 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To Camp Sevier, South Carolina. Pvt., 5 Prov. 
Service Sqdn., Avia. Sec. Sig. Cps. Transferred to March Rep. Draft, Co. A, 
A. S. S. C., Camp Sevier; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, March 23, 1918. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, March 31, 1918, on U. S. S. President Lincoln. 
Landed at Brest, France, April 13, 1918. Transferred to Co. D, 2d Balloon 
Sqdn., April 30, 1918, (later known as 4th Balloon Co.), A. S., U. S. A. Sailed 
from Bordeaux, France, April 20, 1919, on U. S. S. Susquehanna. Landed at 
Newport News, Virginia, May 3, 1919. To Camp Stuart, Virginia, May 3, 
1919; to Camp Lee, Virginia, May 8, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 15, 
1919. Discharged May 17, 1919. 

121 Inf. Band Cas. Co. 

* 

FARNEY, ARTHUR CURTIS, Fairbury, Illinois. Born June 27, 1895, Forrest, 
Illinois. Clerk. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., 121 Inf. Band, Hdqrs. Co. Transferred to Camp Mills; to 
Co. D, Cas. Bn., Camp Merritt; to Camp Lee; to Camp Grant. Discharged 
December 26, 1918. 

124 Inf. 4 Inf. 

FARNEY, FLOYD, Fairbury, Illinois. Born June 5, 1889, Forrest, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., Co. M, 124 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from Camp Mills, New York, October 
17, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at Southampton, England, October 24, 1918. 
Transferred to Co. F, 4 Inf., 3 Div., November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation : 
Saffig, Germany, December 10, 1918-August 8, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
August 13, 1919, on U. S. S. Henderson. Landed at Camp- Merritt, New Jersey, 
August 24, 1919. To Camp Grant, Illinois, August 28, 1919. Discharged Sep- 
tember 2, 1919. 

64 Inf. 

FARNEY, JESSE R., Fairbury, Illinois. Born January 31, 1890, Forrest, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 




Members of various units parading on the day of the first Homecoming, Pontiae, Illinois, October 8, 1919. 




Livingston County's largest draft contingent leaving Pontiac, June 24, 1918, for Camp Wheeler, Ga. 
Thomas Cavanagh was the only Pontiac airman to fly back in his own plane. Flight made in in- 
terest of Liberty Loan. 



Livingston County in the World War 177 

racks, Missouri. To Camp MacArthur. Pvt., Co. M, 64 Inf. Sailed from Hobo- 
ken, New Jersey, August 18, 1918, on Von Steuben. Landed at Brest, France, 
August 27, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel Offensive, September 28-November 
2, 1918. Gassed November 2, 1918. To Field Hosp. No. 35, November 2, 1918 ; to 
Base Hosp. No. 65. Sailed from Brest, France, April 18, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Leviathan. Landed at New York, April 26, 1919. To Ellis Island Hospital, 
April 27, 1919; to U. S. Gen. Hosp. No. 21, Denver, Colorado, May 5, 1919. 
Discharged January 9, 1920. Continued under government care. 

IT. a. N. 

FAY, LESLIE V., Dwight, Illinois. Born April 21, 1898, Dwight, Illinois. 
Druggist. Enlisted May 21, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Great Lakes, Illinois. 
Hosp. App., 2 Cl., U. S. N. Transferred to U. S. Naval Hosp., Great Lakes, 
Illinois, September 2, 1918 ; to U. S. Receiving Ship, Norfolk, Virginia, No- 
vember 6, 1918 ; to U. S. Naval Hosp., Hampton Roads, Virginia, November 12, 
1918. Promoted to Hosp. App., 1 CL, February 16, 1919; to Pharmacist's Mate, 
3 Cl., May 16, 1919; to Pharmacist's Mate, 2 Cl., July 16, 1919. Discharged 
October 3, 1919, St. Louis, Missouri. 

' " ' i? * - 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 58 Inf. 

FENTON, JAMES WILLIAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 26, 1895, Chi- 
cago, Illinois. Office manager. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. F, 346 Inf., 
Camp Pike, Arkansas, November 18, 1917; to Co. G, 58 Inf., 4 Div., July 18, 
1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 20, 1918, on S. S. Delta. Landed 
at Liverpool, England, July 16, 1918. Engagements: Aisne-Marne Offensive, 
July 22-August 6, 1918; St. Mihiel Offensive, September 12-16, 1918; Meuse 
Argonne Offensive, September 26-October 19, 1918 ; Vesle Sector, August 7-17, 
1918; Toulon Sector, September 6-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Dieden- 
hofen, Lorraine, November 25-December 2, 1918; Coblenz, Germany, December 
17, 1918-July 14, 1919. Member of 2d Bn., 58 Inf., Intelligence Section, till 
the Armistice ; member of 2d Bn., 58 Inf. Formal Guard Mount Company while 
in Coblenz. Sailed from Brest, France, July 24, 1919, on U. S. S. Mt. Vernon. 
Landed at New York, August 1, 1919; to Camp Merritt; to Camp Grant, August 
7, 1919. Discharged August 8, 1919. 

349 Inf. 

FERGUSON, JOHN, Gridley, Illinois. Born January 6, 1892, Pittsburg. 
Pennsylvania. Teamster. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Sup. Co., 349 Inf., 88 Div. Promoted to wagoner, July 1, 
1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 9, 1918, on Olympic. Landed 
at Southampton, England, August 17, 1918. Engagements: Center Sector 



178 . Livingston County in the World War 

Haute-Alsace, October 17-November 4, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, 
May 17, 1919, on U. S. Henry B. Mallory. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 28, 1919. To Camp Mills, May 28, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 7, 1919. 
Discharged June 11, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

FERGUSON, OSCAR, Piper City, Illinois. Born August 19, 1898, Cyclone, 
Kentucky. Farmer. Enlisted August 31, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Co. F, 129 
Inf. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt. Discharged 
April 5, 1918, Camp Logan, S. C. D. 

O. T. C. 165 D. B. 359 Inf. 

FERRIAS, EMANUEL B., South Bend, Indiana. Born December 12, 1881, 
Chatsworth, Illinois. Traveling salesman. Enlisted August 27, 1917, Ft. Ben- 
jamin Harrison, Indiana, 0. T. C. Commissioned 1st Lt., Inf. To 165 D. B., 
Camp Travis, Texas. Transferred to 359 Inf., 90 Div., Camp Travis, March, 
1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 20, 1918, on Orduna. Landed 
at Liverpool, England, July 1, 1918. Trained at Gurgy, Le Chateau, France, 
July 10-August 16, 1918. Engagements : St. Mihiel, September 12, 1918 ; Preny 
Offensive (Puvenelle Sector), September 26, 1918; Meuse Argonne, October 16- 
November 11, 1918. Wounded at Preny, September 26, 1918, shell splinter in 
neck. Promoted to Captain, October 27, 1918. Citation : On November 1 and 2, 
1918, near Bantheville, Aincreville and Villers des Dun for gallantry in action 
and carrying all objectives. Army of Occupation : Gerolstein, Germany, Decem- 
ber 16-22, 1918; Kinheim, Germany, December 22, 1918-February 11, 1919; 
Wittlich, Germany, February 11-March 13, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, May 
13, 1919, on Santa Teresa. Landed at New York, May 24, 1919. To Gen. Hosp. 
No. 28, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, June 3, 1919. Discharged September 7, 1920. 

121 Inf. IT. S. Guards 

FERRITER, EDDIE J., Graymont, Illinois. Born September 14, 1891, Books 
Creek Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. L, 121 Lnf. Transferred 
to Co. A, 42 Bn., U. S. Guards, Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Sep- 
tember 19, 1918; to Camp Waco, Georgia, October, 1918; to Atlanta, Georgia, 
December, 1918 ; to Camp Grant, Bockford, Illinois, December 26, 1918. Dis- 
charged January 12, 1919. 

FEWKES, ELMER, Streator, Illinois. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (Further information not available. Could not 
be located.) 



. . Livingston County in the World War 179 

XT. 8. N. E. F. 

FIENHOLD, EDWIN W., Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 12, 1890, Owego Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Fanner. Enlisted May 28, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. 
Seaman 1 Cl., U. S. N. K. F., Great Lakes, Illinois. Discharged April 12, 1919, 
Great Lakes. 

TJ. S. N. E. T. 

FIENHOLD, ELWYN ARTHUR, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 24, 1896, Owego 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Plumber. Enlisted July 16, 1918, Great Lakes 
Training Station, Illinois. Seaman, : U. S. N. R. F., Great Lakes N. T. S. Trans- 
ferred to Puget Sound Navy Yard, Camp 2, August 30, 1918. Discharged De- 
cember 22, 1918. 

Vet. Ops. 159 D. B. 

FINEFIELD, JOHN F., Odell, Illinois. Born May 5, 1897, Odell, Illinois. 
Farmer. Enlisted June 1, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri, June 5, 1918. To Ft. Riley, Kansas. Pvt, Veterinary Corps. Trans- 
ferred to 18 Vet. Hosp. Unit, Camp Lee, Virginia, August 25, 1918 ; to 4 Prov. 
Co., Vet. Cps., Camp Lee; to 7 Co., 2 Bn., 159 D. B., unassg., Camp Zachary 
Taylor, Kentucky. Discharged February 1, 1919, Camp Taylor. 

4 Eep. Eeg. Inf. 116 Sup. Tr. 6 Inf. 317 Inf. 

FINEFIELD, LESTER, Odell, Illinois. Born January 9, 1896, Odell, Illinois. 
Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 40 
Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf., July 16, 1918. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, August 3, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France, 
August 20-September 10, 1918. Attended Motor School in Noyes. Transferred 
to 116 Sup. Tr., September 3, 1918 ; to Co., G, 6 Inf., as Dispatcher, September 
25, 1918; to Co. M, 317 Inf., October 20, 1918, as Dispatcher. Engagements: 
Argonne Forest, October 20-31, 1918, as Dispatcher with 6 Inf. ; was lost and 
put in 317 Inf., 80 Div., October 20, 1918. Injured near Triacourt, in truck 
and motorcycle accident. Sent to Base Hosp. No. 15, Chaumont, November 10, 
1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, January 31, 1919, on U. S. S. Finland. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 14, 1919. To Camp Merritt, Feb- 
ruary 14, 1919; to Camp Grant, February 17, 1919. Discharged February 
22, 1919. 

U. S. N. 

FISK, RODERICK HOWARD, Dwight, Illinois. Born February 11, 1891, Dwight, 
Illinois. Plumber's assistant. Enlisted January 6, 1909, Chicago. Assigned 



180 Livingston County in the World War 

to U. S. S. Chattanooga, at Tampico. Transferred from Pacific to Atlantic Fleet 
in 1917 ; Chief Quartermaster aboard U. S. S. San Diego. After the torpedoing 
of the San Diego, August 11, 1917, transferred to Harvard Radio School, Cam- 
bridge, Massachusetts, in September, where he instructed in Seamanship, Navi- 
gation, and Signals, until the school was disbanded after the signing of the 
armistice. 

FITZGERALD, JOSEPH, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 25, 1882, Blue 
Mound, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted June 10, 1917, Bismarck, North Dakota. 

349 Inf. 132 Inf. 

FITZPATRICK, JOHN J., Campus, Illinois. Born November 22, 1892, Eming- 
ton, Illinois. Garage repairman. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. I, 349 Inf. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 
132 Inf., Camp Logan, Texas, November 3, 1917. Promoted to Pvt., 1 Cl., 
January 20, 1918 ; to Cpl., April 24, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 16, 1918, on U. S. S. Mt. Vernon. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. 
Trained at Allery, June 2-12, 1918. Engagements : Hamel Wood, July 4, 1918 ; 
Forges Wood, September 26, 1918; Consenvoye, October 8, 1918; north of 
Consenvoye, October 9, 1918. Wounded north of Consenvoye, October 9, 1918, 
shrapnel right shoulder. To hospital at Allery, October 12, 1918. Sailed from 
Brest, France, March 3, 1919, on Hollandia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
March 15, 1919. To Camp Merritt, March 15, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, March 22, 
1919. Discharged April 1, 1919. 

2 Prov. Reg. 122 Inf. 329 Inf. 116 Inf. 

FITZPATRICK, JOSEPH, Odell, Illinois. Born January 11, 1895, Nevada, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Macon, Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. B, 122 Inf., 
Camp Wheeler, July 15, 1918 ; to Co. I, 329 Inf., October 24, 1918 ; to Co. E, 
329 Inf., October 30, 1918; to Co. F, 116 Inf., November 9, 1918. Promoted to 
Pvt., 1 CL, May 1, 1919. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 7, 1918, on 
Kroonland. Landed at Brest, France, October 21, 1918. Trained in LeMans 
Area, France, October 24-November 6, 1918; at Lariviere, France, November 21, 
1918- April 10, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 10, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Matsonia. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, May 20, 1919. To Camp Stuart, 
Virginia, May 20, 1919 ; to Camp Lee, Virginia, May 24, 1919 : to Camp Grant, 
Illinois. Discharged June 2, 1919. 

4 Rep. Beg. Inf. 

FITZPATRICK, WILLIAM EDWARD, Odell, Illinois. Born October 9, 1893, 
Nevada, Illinois. Carpenter. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 



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Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Co. C, 
1 Bn., Inf. Tr. Center, Camp Gordon, Georgia, December 28, 1918. Promoted 
to Mechanic, June 18, 1918. Discharged January 19, 1919, Camp Gordon. 

163 D. B. 314 Engrs. 

PITZSIMMONS, JAMES E., Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 6, 1887, Mt. Olive, 
Illinois. Shoe worker. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt, 163 D. B. Transferred to Co. P, 315 Engrs., Camp Travis, 
Texas, May 16, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1 Cl., July 28, 1918 ; to Cpl., August 
1, 1918; to Sgt., November 1, 1918. Sailed from New York City, June 13, 
1918, on Huntsend. Landed at Liverpool, England, June 28, 1918. Trained at 
Changey, Prance, July 4- August 12, 1918. Engagements : St. Mihiel Offensive, 
August 22-September 16, 1918; Meuse Argonne Offensive, November 1-11, 1918. 
Army of Occupation : Leiser, Germany, November 22, 1918-May 5, 1919. Sailed 
from St. Nazaire, France, June 3, 1919, on Alaskan. Landed at New York City, 
June 15, 1919. To Camp Mills, Long Island, June 15, 1919; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, June 25, 1919. Discharged June 27, 1919. 

69 C. A. C. 

FLACK, CARL W., Dwight, Illinois. Born January 17, 1897, Dwight, Illi- 
nois. Enlisted June 28, 1915, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. World War Ser- 
vice : Mobilized May, 1918, Ft. Stevens, Oregon. Pvt., 69 C. A. C. Promoted 
to Gunner, 1 Cl., April, 1916. Sailed from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 
15, 1918, on S. S. Jason. Landed at Avonmouth, England, August 31, 1918. 
Trained at Libourne, Gironde, France, September-November, 1918. Sailed from 
Paulliac, France, February 4, 1919, on S. S. Mercury. Landed at Newport 
News, Virginia, February 18, 1919. To Camp Stuart, Virginia, February 18, 
1919 ; to Camp Eustis, Virginia, February 20, 1919. Still in service, being held 
in reserve. Transferred to Batt. A, 53 Art. 

30 Inf. 

FLECK, GERSHAM E., Dwight, Illinois. Born September 1, 1894, Milford, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted December 9, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jeffer- 
son Barracks, Missouri, December 12, 1917. To Camp Charlotte, North Caro- 
lina. Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 30 Inf. Sailed from New York, April 2, 1918, on 
Aquitania. Landed at Brest, France, April 12, 1918. Engagements: Aisne 
Defensive, June 1-7, 1918; Chateau Thierry, June 7-15, 1918; Champagne- 
Marne, June 15-July 15, 1918; Aisne Marne, July 15-21, 1918; Vesle Sector, 
July 21-24, 1918 ; St Mihiel, September 12-20, 1918 ; Meuse Argonne, Septem- 
ber 25-November 1, 1918. Army of Occupation: Mayen, Germany, November 



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11, 1918- August 6, 1919. Sailed, from Brest, France, August 12, 1919, on U. S. S. 
America. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey. To Camp Merritt ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois. Discharged August 27, 1919. 

60 Inf. 

FLECK, ORVILLE, Dwight, Illinois. Born October 9, 1896, Goodwine, Illi- 
nois. Employed N. Y. C. car shops. Enlisted September 12, 1917, Cedar Rapids, 
Iowa. To Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Pvt., Co. F, 60 Inf. Transferred to 
M. G. Co., 60 Inf., Camp Greene, January 8, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., November 
2, 1917. Sailed from New York, April 16, 1918, on Canopic. Landed at Liver- 
pool, England, April 28, 1918. Trained at Champagnole, May 1-20, 1918. Pro- 
moted to Sgt., May 24, 1918. Engagements : Vosges Sector, June 15- August 28, 
1918 ; St. Mihiel, September 12-21, 1918 ; Argonne-Meuse, October 3-November 
11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Esch, Luxemburg, December 6, 1918- July 5, 
1919. Sailed from Brest, France, July 13, 1919, on Aquitania. Landed at 
New York, July 19, 1919. To Camp Mills, July 19, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
July 24, 1919. Discharged July 27, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. U. S. W. P. B. O. 40 Inf. 

FLEISCHAUER, JOHN F., Cabery, Illinois. Born June 3, 1894, Livingston 
Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. L, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. H, 346 Inf., Camp 
Pike, Arkansas, November 20, 1917 ; to Casual Camp No. 1, Co. 10, Camp Greene, 
North Carolina, March 4, 1918 ; to Co. 2, U. S. W. P. B., Guard, Ft. McPherson, 
Georgia, May 18, 1918; to Co. 4, U. S. W. P. B., G., Camp Sherman, Ohio, July 
1, 1918; to Co. F, 40 Inf., Camp Sherman, September 9, 1919. Discharged 
September 23, 1919, Camp Sherman. 

64 Inf. 

FLEISCHAUER, RAY, Cabery, Illinois. Farmer. Born December 3, 1892, 
Cabery, Illinois. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri, to Camp McArthur, Texas. Pvt., Co. M, 64 Inf. Left U. S. 
August 18, 1918; arrived in U. S. June 18, 1919. Engagements: Puvenelle 
Sector. Wounded November 1, 1918, mustard gas. Discharged June 26, 1919, 
Camp Grant, Illinois. (Taken from American Legion records. Service record 
not returned.) 

4 Inf. Hep. Beg. Dev. Bn. 

, FLEMING, WILLIAM L., Forrest, Illinois. Born October 5, 1891, Cisco, Illi- 
nois. Telegrapher, Wabash R. R. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Inf. Rep. Reg., (designation later 



_ Livingston County in the World War 183 

changed to Co. H, 4 Inf. Rep. Reg.) Transferred to Co. C, 1 Bn., Camp Gor- 
don, January 3, 1919; to Co. C, Dev. Bn., No. 1, Camp Gordon, January 20, 
1919. Promoted to Cpl., June 15, 1918 ; to Sgt, August 2, 1918. Served as 
Company Clerk in First Inf. Bn., until January 31, 1919. Discharged January 
31, 1919, Camp Gordon. 

30 C. A. C. 

FLKSSNER, FRANK H., Mendota, Illinois. Born August 11, 1890, Flanagan, 
Illinois. Carpenter. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright. Pvt., 1 Co., C. A. C. Promoted to mechanic. Transferred to Sup. Co., 
30 C. A. C., Camp Eustis, Virginia, November 5, 1918. To Camp Grant, Illinois, 
December 20, 1918. Discharged December 27, 1918. 

68 C. A. C. 

FLKSSNER, FRED E., Cullom, Illinois. Born June 23, 1892, Cullom, Illinois. 
Merchant. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New 
York. Pvt., 8 Co., L. I. S. C. D. Transferred to Batt. F, 68 C. A. C. Pro- 
moted to Cpl., August 17, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 

1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, England, August 
26, 1918. To LeHavre, France, September 2, 1918. Trained at Libourne, 
France, September 3, 1918-February, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, 
February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 

1919. To Camp Mills, February 16, 1919; to Ft. Wadsworth, New York, 
February 21, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

FLEURY, JOHN, Fairbury, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

363 Inf. 

FLOYD, EARL F., Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 21, 1892, Wellington, Illinois. 
Truck driver and musician. Enlisted September 19, 1917, Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia. To Camp Lewis, Washington. Muse., 3 Cl., Hdqrs. Co. Band. 363 
Inf. Discharged February 22, 1918, Camp Lewis. 

338 F. A. 358 Inf. 

FLYNN, CORNELIUS M., Emington, Illinois. Born August 25, 1886, Kemp- 
ton, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 28, 1918, Algona, Iowa. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt, Batt. B, 338 F. A. Transferred to Co. G, 358 Inf., Camp Travis, 
Texas, May 20, 1918. Sailed from New York, June 20, 1918, on Wallmer 
Castle. Landed at Liverpool, England, June 26, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., 
October 5, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne Sectors, Sep- 
tember and October, 1918. To Base Hosp. No. 13, October 26, 1918. Sailed 



184 Livingston County in the World War 

from Brest, France, March 16, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at New York, 
March 22, 1919. To Camp Upton, March 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
April 19, 1919. Discharged April 23, 1919. 

M. G. Co. 

FLYNN, DANIEL, Emington, Illinois. Born July 1, 1891, Emington, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted July 26, 1918, Algona, Iowa. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. 

Pvt., Co. A., M. G. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 8, 1918. 

Landed at Brest, France, August 15, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, 
March 29, 1919. Discharged May 11, 1919, Camp Grant. 

157 D. B. 35 Med. Unit 

FLYNN, EDWARD, Emington, Illinois. Born January 19, 1893, Cullom, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted July 24, 1918, Algona, Iowa. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. 40, 157 D. B. Transferred to 35 Med. Unit, August 25, 1918. 
Sailed from New York City, September 13, 1918, on Matsonia. Landed at Brest, 
France, September 25, 1918. Transferred to I. M. S. D. No. 2, October 16, 

1918. Sailed from Marseilles, May 10, 1919, on Italia. Landed at New York, 
May 29, 1919. To Camp Mills, May 29, 1919. Discharged June 25, 1919, Camp 
Mills. 

Med. Rep. Unit 62 Evac. Hosp. 5 

FOLEY, FRANCIS J., Emington, Illinois. Born March 26, 1900, Emington, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted June 24, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri, July 4, 1918. To Camp Crane, Pennsylvania. Pvt., Med. Rep. 
Unit 62. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 13, 1918, on S. S. St. 
Louis. Landed at Brest, France, September 24, 1918. Transferred to Evac. 
Hosp. No. 5, October 5, 1918. Served in war zone until close of the war. 
Sailed from Brest, France, February 1, 1919, on S. S. Rotterdam. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, February 15, 1919. To Camp Upton, Long Island, 
February 15, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 1, 1919. Discharged April 
11, 1919. 

U9 F. A. 

FOLEY, HUMPHREY M., Bruceville, Indiana. Born September 4, 1898, Peaks- 
ville, Kentucky. Miner. Enlisted April 5, 1917, Danville, Illinois. To Ft. 
Sheridan, Illinois, May 5, 1917. Pvt., Batt. A, 149 F. A., Rainbow Division. 
Promoted to Cpl., 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 18, 1917, 
on President Lincoln. Landed at St. Nazaire, France, October 31, 1917. 
Army of Occupation : Darneau, Germany, December, 1918-April, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, April 19, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, April 25, 

1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey April 30, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. 
Discharged May 9, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 185 

349 M. O. Co. 130 Inf. A. E. D. 

FOLEY, MARTIN, Odell, Illinois. Born November 9, 1888, Odell, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., 349 M. G. Co. Transferred to Co. I, 130 Inf., Camp Logan, Texas, 
November 2, 1917; to Aux. Remount Depot, Camp Logan, April 12, 1918; to 
Ft. Reno, Oklahoma, February 7, 1919. Promoted to Pvt, 1 CL, August 1, 
1918 ; to Farrier, January 20, 1919. Discharged March 20, 1919, Ft. Reno. 

123 Inf. 325 Inf. 

FOLEY, THOMAS P., Emington, Illinois. Born January 14, 1893, Emington, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. D, 123 Inf. Sailed from New York, October 11, 
1918, on Harrisburg. Landed at Brest, France, October 21, 1918. Trained 
at Malcorne, France, October 26-November 2, 1918. Transferred to Co. K, 325 
Inf., 82 Div., November 9, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 1, 1919, 
on Harrisburg. Landed at New York, May 11, 1919. To Camp Upton, May 
11, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 22, 1919. Discharged May 24, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

FOLLETT, CHARLES CLIFFORD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 1, 1886, 
Iowa Falls, Iowa. Foreman, Automatic Telephone Company. Enlisted July 
27, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 

1917. Mess Sgt., M. G. Co., 3 111. Inf. Designation changed to M. G. Co., 129 
Inf., 33 Div. Promoted to 1st Sgt., January 27, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, 
May 24, 1918. Trained at Gorenflos, France. Transferred as 1st Sgt., to Co. C, 
129 Inf., December 23, 1918. Engagements: Somme Defensive, Albert De- 
fensive, Argonne-Meuse Offensive, July 1-October 8, 1918. Gassed, October 8, 

1918, Consenvoye. To hospital, Vittel, France, October 10, 1918. Army of 
Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 20, 1918-January 28, 1919. Was 
transferred sick from Army of Occupation on January 28, 1919, to Evac. Hosp. 
No. 13, Walfleding; from there to Base Hosp. No. 51, Toul, France; to Base 
No. 208, Bordeaux, France. Sailed from Bordeaux, March 13, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, March 23, 1919. To Debarkation 
Hosp. No. 5, New York, March 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 3, 1919. 
Discharged April 11, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

FOLLMER, CLIFFORD HENRY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 19, 1891, 
Saunemin, Illinois. Teacher. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 4 Co., C. A. C., L. I. S. Transferred to 



186 Livingston County in the World War 

Batt. E, 68 C. A: C., Ft. Wright, July 20, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massa- 
chusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at London, England, 
August 25, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, August 30-November 11, 1918. 
Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., August 16, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, Feb- 
ruary 3, 1919, on U. S. S. Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 
16, 1919. To Camp Mills, New York, February 16, 1919; to Ft. Wadsworth, 
New York, February 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 28, 1919. 
Discharged March 6, 1919. 

Ord. Cps. 

FOLLMER, LESTER H., Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 24, 1896, Saunemin, 
Illinois. Fanner and machinist. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Unassg. Transferred to Ord. Corps, Camp 
Hancock, Georgia, July 26, 1918 ; to Camp Merritt, 'New Jersey, August 26, 

1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 31, 1918, on British ship, 
Derbyshire. Landed at Glasgow, Scotland, September 13, 1918. Trained at St. 
Jean-de-Monts, France, October 5-November 9, 1918. Transferred to 3d Ord- 
nance Cas. Evac. Co. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, January 10, 1919, on 
Manchuria. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, January 22, 1919. To Camp 
Merritt, New Jersey, January 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, January 28, 

1919. Discharged February 4, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

FOLWELL, L. Forrest, Illinois. Born September 22, 1894, Forrest, Illinois. 
Painter. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New 
York. Pvt. 1 CL, Batt. F, 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, 
August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at LeHavre, France, August 25, 
1918. Trained at Libourne, France, August 27, 1918-February 3, 1919. Sailed 
from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, February 16, 1919. To Camp Grant, Illinois, March 1, 1919. Dis- 
charged March 6, 1919. 

FORD, DUDLEY HOOKER, Chicago, Illinois. Inducted September 3, 1918, 
Chicago, Illinois, for Livingston Co. Local Board. To Camp Grant, Illinois. 
(Further information not available. Record not returned.) 

D. C. 

FORD, DR. JAMES W., JR., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born November 10, 1888, 
Chatsworth, Illinois. Enlisted August, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp Meade, 
Maryland, August 12, 1918. 1st Lt, D. C., Base Hosp. No. 69. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, August 30, 1918, on Susquehanna. Landed at Brest, 
France, September 12, 1918. Trained at Langres, Haute Marne, Army Sanitary 



Livingston County in the World War 187 

School, November 15-December 1, 1918. Base Hosp. No. 69 stationed at Hos- 
pital Center, Savenay, Prance. Sailed from Brest, Prance, July 13, 1919, on 
Aquitania. Landed at New York, July 20, 1919. To Camp Dix, New Jersey, 
July 21, 1919. Discharged July 22, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

PORNERO, JOHN B., Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 17, 1895, Coal City, Illi- 
nois. Laborer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, 
New York. Pvt. 1 Cl., 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 
9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 25, 1918. 
Trained at Libourne, France, August 30-November 11, 1918. Sailed from Bor- 
deaux, Prance, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at New York, February 
16, 1919. To Camp Mills, February 16, 1919; to Camp Grant, February 19, 
1919. Discharged March" 6, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

FOTHERINGHAM, DAVID H., Emington, Illinois. Born September 18, 1887, 
Emington, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 
H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 8 Co., C. A. C., L. I. S. Transferred to 68 
C. A. C., Ft. H. G. Wright, June 6, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, 
August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, England, 
August 25, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, September 3, 1918-January 23, 
1919; at Camp No. 2, Genicourt, France, January 23-February 3, 1919. Pro- 
moted to Bugler, August 19, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 
1919, on U. S. S. Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919. 
To Camp Mills, New York, February 16, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, New York, 
February 21, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 27, 1919. Discharged 
March 6, 1919. 

0. A. O. 

FORTIER, EDWARD EMMET, Campus, Illinois. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Ft. Wright, New York. C.A. C. (Further information not 
available. Record not returned.) 

S. A. T. C. 

FORTIER, JOHN A., Campus, Illinois. Inducted October 2, 1918, Chicago. 
S. A. T. C., St. Ignatius College. (Further information not available. Service 
record not returned.) 

129 Inf. 

FORTNA, EDWARD ERNEST, Forrest, Illinois. Born October 22, 1891, Tre- 
mont, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted July 31, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 



188 Livingston County in the World War 

3 111. Inf. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Designation 
changed to 129 Inf. Promoted to Cpl., November 25, 1917. Sailed from Camp 
Upton, Long Island, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, 
France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Bussess-Bussel, Somme, June 22-July 17, 
1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 22-November 11, 
1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, 
Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of 
Meuse River; Somme- Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26- August 6, 
1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, 
Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist, October 24- 
November 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 
1918. To hospital at El-la-Rae, November 16, 1918. Cited for Troyon activi- 
ties, November 11, 1918, as follows: "The 33d Division, A. E. F. Corporal 
Edward Fortna, Co. F, 129 Inf. : The reports of your Regimental Commander 
and of the Commanding General of the 65th Brigade testify to your gallantry 
and splendid performance of duty at Fresnes, France, on November 11, 1918. 
Your conduct on that occasion has afforded me genuine gratification and I have 
accordingly directed that your name and action be inscribed on the Roll of 
Honor of the 'Prairie Division.' George Bell, Jr., Major General, Commanding 
33d Division." Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, January 4- 
February 22, 1919 ; Oberfeulen, Luxemburg, February 22-April 27, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, May 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

FORTNA, ELMON R., Forrest, Illinois. Born November 13, 1893, Tremont, 
Illinois. Salesman. Enlisted July 30, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 
3 111. Inf. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Designation 
changed to 129 Inf. Promoted to Cpl., November 25, 1917 ; to Sgt., July 25, 
1918. Sailed from Camp Upton, Long Island, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Cov- 
ington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Busses, Bussel, 
Somme, June 22-July 17, 1918. Engagements : Amiens, July 26-August 3, 1918 ; 
Verdun, Argonne, Meuse, St. Mihiel. To Officers Training School, October 20, 

1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 29, 1918- 
February 22, 1919 ; Oberfeulen, February 22-April 27, 1919. To hospital, Echter- 
nach, Germany, February 15-21, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 

1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919. 
To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 
1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

338 M. G. Bn. 

FOSDICK, JOEL A., Atkinson, Illinois. Born October 4, 1891, Livingston Co., 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 18, 1917, Cambridge, Illinois. To Camp 



Livingston County in the World War 189 

Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. D, 338 M. G. Bn. Promoted to Cpl., October 3, 1917 ; 
to Sgt., February 14, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 15, 1918, 
on Kashmir. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 28, 1918. Trained at 
Belfort, September 4-October 10, 1918. Engagements: Alsace, October 12- 
November 4, 1918. To hospital, Angers, November 4-December 20, 1918. Sailed 
from St. Nazaire, May 22, 1919, on Koenig der Nederlander. Landed at New- 
port News, Virginia, June 4, 1919. To Camp Stuart, June 4, 1919; to Camp 
Grant, June 12, 1919. Discharged June 13, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

FOSTER, ALDA B., Fairbury, Illinois. Born December 24, 1896, Fairbury, 
Illinois. In garage business. Enlisted April 27, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobil- 
ized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Bugler, M. G. Co., 129 Inf. To Camp 
Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. 
Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., September 16, 1918. Engagements: Somme- Amiens 
Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26- August 6, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 
304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-October 10, 

1918. Slightly gassed, Meuse River, October 10, 1918. To Base Hosp. No. 64, 
October 11, 1918. Transferred to Co. G, 129 Inf., January 16, 1919. Army 
of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, January 16-February 22, 1919 ; Gros- 
bous, Luxemburg, February 22-April 25, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 
15, 1919, On U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919. 
To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 

1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

FOSTER, ROBERT, Pontiac, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

149 Inf. 163 D. B. 345 M. G. Bn. 

FOULK, LESTER WILLIAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 2, 1886, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Salesman. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 149 Inf., 165 D. B. Transferred to 39 Co., 10 Bn., 163 D. B., 
Camp Travis, Texas, May 15, 1918; to Co. D, 345 M. G. Bn., 90 Div., June 1, 
1918, Camp Mills, New York. Sailed from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 
13, 1918, on City of Glasgow. Landed at Liverpool, England, June 28, 1918. 
Trained at Beneuvre, France, July 4-August 1, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., 
July 15, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, September 12- 
November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Dusemond, Germany, December 28, 
1918-April 3, 1919 ; Bengel, Germany, April 5-May 7, 1919 ; Kinderburen, Ger- 
many, May 7-17, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 26, 1919, on Santa 
Cecilia. Landed at New York, June 6, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, 
June 6, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 10, 1919. Discharged June 14. 1919. 



190 Livingston County in the World War 

TT. 8. 0. 

Fox, DANIEL S., Dwight, Illinois. Born January 27, 1876, Dwight, Illinois. 
Keeper, Illinois State Prison. Enlisted, December 27, 1917, Bloomington, Illi- 
nois. To Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, January 19, 1918 ; to Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. 
Pvt, Co. A, 5 Bn., U. S. Guards, U. S. N. A. Transferred to 22 Bn., U. S. G., 
Camp Stanley, Texas, June 25, 1918 ; to 40 Bn., U. S. Guards, Ft. Bliss, Texas, 
August 14, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., February 1, 1918; Sgt, March 1, 1918; 
2d Lt, June 6, 1918 ; 1st Lt, August 6, 1918. Discharged December 13, 1918, 
Ft. Bliss. 

123 Inf. 331 Inf. 

Fox, WILLIAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 17, 1887, Newton, Kansas. 
Brick layer. Inducted June 28, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 123 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from New York City, 
October 11, 1918, on U. S. S. Harrisburg. Landed at Brest, France, October 
21, 1918. Trained at La Suze, France, October 26-November 2, 1918. Trans- 
ferred to Hdqrs. Co., 331 Inf., 83 Div., October 26, 1918. To Camp Hosp. No. 
52, LeMans. Operated on for blood poison, November 2, 1918; to Base Hosp. 
No. 27, Angers, France; to St. Aignan. Sailed from Brest, France, March 5, 
1919, on U. S. S. Carolina. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, March 18, 1919. 
To Camp Hill, Virginia, March 18, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, March 23, 
1919. Discharged April 2, 1919. 

124 Inf. 62 Inf. 

FRAHER, DENNIS WILLIAM, Cullom, Illinois. Born July 27, 1893, Cullom, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 
Co. 6, 124 Inf., 31 Div. To Base Hosp., Camp Merritt, October 18-November 2, 
1918 ; to Camp Mills, November 2, 1918 ; to Co. G, 62 Inf., Camp Lee, November 
20, 1918. Embarked at Camp Merritt, October 17, 1918, but taken off October 
18, 1918, on account of sickness. To Camp Grant, Illinois, April 7, 1919. Dis- 
charged April 11, 1919. 

M. T. O. 

FRAKES, EDWARD FREMONT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 16, 1894, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Mechanic. Enlisted November 27, 1917, Detroit, Michigan. To 
Washington, D. C., December 2, 1917 ; to Camp Meigs. Pvt., M. T. C. Pro- 
moted to Pvt. 1 Cl., January 15, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
January 10, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at Liverpool, England, January 18, 
1918. Sailed from Brest, France, August 18, 1919, on George Washington. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, August 26, 1919. To Camp Merritt, August 
26, 1919; to Camp Grant, September 1, 1919. Discharged September 6, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 191 

U. 8. N. 

FRANCIS, DONALD MONROE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 14, 1900, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Clerk. Enlisted August 9, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Great Lakes, 
Illinois, August 17, 1918. F3c, U. S. N., Camp Dewey. Transferred to Camp 
Luce, October 25, 1918 ; to Norfolk Receiving Ship, October 30, 1918 ; to U. S. S. 
Montana, November 9, 1918. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, on U. S. S. 
Montana, November 9, 1918. Landed at Brest, France, January 1, 1919. Con- 
voy Duty, Transport Duty, November 9, 1918-July 1, 1919. After signing of 
peace went to Portsmouth Navy Yard, Virginia. Sailed for Panama Canal, 
July 17, 1919; stopped at Balboa and Panama City; joined Pacific Fleet at 
San Diego ; fleet reviewed by Secretary Daniels from bridge of Montana. Trans- 
ferred at Seattle, Washington, for Great Lakes. Discharged August 29, 1919, 
Camp Barry, Great Lakes. 

S49 Inf. 346 Inf. 58 Inf. 

FRANCIS, FRANK, Odell, Illinois. Born June 12, 1889, Odell, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Pvt, Co. K, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. F, 346 Inf., 87 Div., Camp Pike, 
November 20, 1917; to Co. M, 58 Inf., 4 Div., Camp Green, North Carolina, 
April 11, 1918; to Camp Mills, New York. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., January, 

1918. Sailed from New York City, May 11, 1918, on Themistocles. Landed at 
London, England, June 1, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., June 2, 1918. Engage- 
ments: Chateau Thierry Front, June 8-June 27, 1918; Meaux Sector, July 
9-17, 1918; Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 18-August 6, 1918; Vesle Sector, 
August 7-12, 1918; Toulon Sector, September 6-11, 1918; St. Mihiel Sector, 
September 12-16, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Sector, September 25-October 19, 1918. 
Army of Occupation : Muden, Germany, November 23, 1918-January 1, 1919 ; 
Garden, Germany, January 1-April 10, 1919; Trier, Germany, June 5-July 13, 

1919. Sailed from Brest, France, July 24, 1919, on Mt. Vernon. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, August 1, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, August 
1, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, August 5, 1919. Discharged August 8, 1919. 

161 D. B. M. O. Tr. Cen. 

FRANCIS, JOE, Odell, Illinois. Born Odell, Illinois. Farmer. In- 
ducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 
13 Co., 161 D. B. Transferred to Co. A. M. G. Tr. Center, Camp Hancock, 
Georgia ; to Co. M, December 15, 1918 ; to Co. L, 3 Bn., December 25. Promoted 
to Cpl., January 21, 1919. Discharged February 1, 1919, Camp Hancock. 

19 Cav. 77 F. A. 

FRANCIS, LAWRENCE D., Forrest, Illinois. Born August 25, 1896, Forrest, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted May 6, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 



192 Livingston County in tlie World Wai- 

racks, Missouri; to Ft. Ethan Allen, Vermont. Pvt., Troop C, 19 Cavalry. 
Transferred to Batt. B, 77 F. A., November 1, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., August 
16, 1917; June 14, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 19, 1918, on 
English vessel, Hororato. Landed at Liverpool, England, May 30, 1918 ; landed 
at LeHavre, France, June 7, 1918. Trained at DeSouge, Bordeaux, France, 
June 10-July 28, 1918. Engagements: Aise-Marne Offensive, August 2-6, 
1918 ; Vesle Sector, August 7-17, 1918 ; Toulon Sector, September 6-12, 1918 ; 
St. Mihiel, September 12-14, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26- 
November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation : Kaisersech, Germany, December 20, 
1918-March 30, 1919 ; Gelsdorf , Germany, March 30-May 15, 1919 ; Neuewahr, 
Germany, May 15-July 10, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, July 17, 1919, on 
U. S. S. Tiger. Landed at New York, July 29, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New 
Jersey, July 29, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, August 6, 1919. Discharged 
August 7, 1919. 

U. a. M. c. 

FRANCIS, MAURICE L., Forrest, Illinois. Born August 9, 1898, Forrest, Illi- 
nois. Steamfitter. Enlisted Marine Barracks, Port Royal, South Carolina. 
May 13, 1917. To Paris Island, South 'Carolina. Pvt., U. S. M. C. Transferred 
to 27 Co., 4 Prov. Reg., Santiago, D. R., June 14, 1917 ; to 32 Co., 4 Prov. Reg., 
U. S. M. C., Sanchez, D. R. ; to Hdqrs. Det., Sanchez, February 28, 1919. Pro- 
moted to Cpl., December 3, 1918 ; to Q. M. Sgt., February 28, 1918. Sailed from 
Charleston, South Carolina, June 5, 1917, on U. S. S. Prairie. Landed at Puerta 
Plata, D. R., June 12, 1917, Dominican Republic being under U. S. military 
government. Sailed from Puerto Plata, December 12, 1919, on U. S. S. Prome- 
theus. Landed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 16, 1919. To Navy Yard. 
Philadelphia, December 16, 1919. Discharged December 19, 1919. 

5 Engrs. 29 Engrs. 

FRANCIS, MORTON P., Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 12, 1897, Odell, Illinois. 
Timekeeper on construction work. Enlisted July 4, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. 
To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, July 5, 1918; to Camp A. A. Humphreys, Vir- 
ginia. Pvt., Co. G, 5 Engrs. Tr. Reg. Transferred to Co. G, 29 Engrs., Ft. Myer, 
Virginia, August 12, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., December 25, 1918; to Cpl., 
April 15, 1919; to Sgt., May 25, 1919. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, Oc- 
tober 7, 1918, on Caserta. Landed at Brest, France, October 21, 1918. Stationed 
at Langres, France, Haute Marne, October 25, 1918-June 15, 1919 ; Bn. Hdqrs., 
at Langres, work mainly on D. S. 1st Bn., 29 Engrs. was in charge of Base 
Printing Plant at Langres, and charged with map making, map reproduction, 
map photography, relief map, surveying, topography, and artillery orientation 
of the A. E. F. Promoted to Sup. Sgt., June 1, 1919. Army of Occupation : 
Attached to G2C, 3d Army, Coblenz, Germany, May 20-26, 1919. Sailed from 




1. Getting ready for inspection just before leaving for France. 108 M. P., 33 Div., Camp Logan, Texas. 

2. We were there and we don't care who knows it. 33d Div. men in camp in New York just after 
landing in May, 1919. 




1. Four of a kind. 

2. Among the cactus. San Antonio-Austin hike, August, 1916. 



Livingston County in the World War 193 

St. Nazaire, France, June 25, 1919, on U. S. S. Mercury. Landed at Newport 
News, Virginia, July 5, 1919. To Camp Hill, Virginia, July 5, 1919; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, July 10, 1919, Discharged July 15, 1919. 

346 Inf. 47 Inf. 

FRANCIS, PERRY, Odell, Illinois. Born September 3, 1890, Odell, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt. Transferred to Co. H, 346 Inf., 87 Div., Camp Pike, Arkansas, 
November, 1917 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, March, 
1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 19, 1918, on Delta. Landed at 
Liverpool, England, July 15, 1918. Transferred to Co. L, 47 Inf., 4 Div., 1918. 
Engagements: Ourcq, August, 1918; Vesle, September, 1918; Argonne, Sep- 
tember-October, 1918. Army of Occupation: Adenau, Germany, December, 
1918-May, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, June 12, 1919, on U. S. S. Maui. 
Landed at Newport News, Virginia, June 22, 1919. To Camp Stuart, Virginia, 
June 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 29, 1919. Discharged July 5, 1919. 

A. S. 

FRANCIS, Koss M., Forrest, Illinois. Born May 31, 1897, Forrest, Illinois. 
Rice growing. Enlisted February 6, 1918, Little Rock, Arkansas. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri, February 9, 1918. 15 Ret. Co., A. S. Transferred to Ret. 
Division, Kelly Field No. 1, Texas, May 14, 1918 ; to 5 Det. Sqdn., Kelly Field 
No. 2, Texas, June 12, 1918 ; 5 Det. Sqdn., Rockwell Field, California, June 17, 
1918; Sqdn. F, Aerial Gunnery School, Ream Field, California, June 19, 1918; 
to Sqdn. A, Rockwell Field, California, March 19, 1919 ; to 162 D. B., Camp 
Pike, Arkansas, March 29, 1919. Discharged April 7, 1919, Camp Pike. 

0. A. C. 

FRANKLIN, HERNIE THOMAS, Weston, Illinois. Auto mechanic. Born Wil- 
low Shade, Kentucky ; 22 years old at time of entering service. Inducted March 
7, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri ; to Hawaiian Islands. 
Pvt., 11 Co., Oahu C. A. C.,-May 31-December 3, 1918; 7 Co., Oahu C. A. C., 
December 3, 1918-Mareh 10, 1919. Discharged March 10, 1919, Ft. Kamehameha, 
Hawaiian Islands. Returned to San Francisco from Honolulu on U. S. A. T. 
Sherman. ( Taken from Discharge Record, office of Livingston Co., Circuit Clerk. 
All mail returned unclaimed). 

FRANSLER, HASKEL, Chatsworth, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

106 Amm. Tr. 

FRANTZ, ELVIN G., Cullom, Illinois. Born October 18, 1891, Fairbury, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 



194 Livingston County in the World War 

Georgia. Pvt, Co. B, 106 Amm. Tr., 31 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jer- 
sey, October 28, 1918, on Rijndam. Landed at Brest, France, November 9, 1919. 
Stationed at LeHavre, France, November 21, 1918-March 1, 1919; M. T. C., Mo- 
tor Reception Park No. 714, March 8-June 10, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
June 17, 1919, on Zeppelin. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 27, 1919. 
To Camp Mills, June 27, 1919. Discharged July 3, 1919. 

1 Eep. Keg. 137 Engrs. 

FRATIA, JOE P., Joliet, Illinois. Born October 11, 1896, Italy. Car repairer. 
Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 
D. B. Transferred to Co. F, 4 Rep. Reg. ; to 137 Co. Engrs., Ft. Benjamin Har- 
rison, Indiana. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., July, 1918. Discharged December 15, 
1918, Ft. Benjamin Harrison. 

68 C. A. O. 

FREDERISY, FRANK P., Odell, Illinois. Auto mechanic. Born Odell, Illinois. 
Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. 
Pvt. 1 CL, 68 C. A. C. Transferred to Ft. Terry, May 3, 1918. Sailed from 
Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury 
Docks, England, August 27, 1918. Proceeded to France. Sailed from Bordeaux, 
France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at New York, February 15, 
1919 ; to Camp Mills, February 16, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 19, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

FREDERISSY, JOHN P., Odell, Illinois. Born March 31, 1894, Odell, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. L, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. H. 346 Inf., Camp Pike, Arkan- 
sas, November 27, 1917 ; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, June 17, 1918. Promoted 
to Pvt., 1C1., April 16, 1918; to Cpl., May 21, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, August 24, 1918, on H. M. S. Alsatian. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
September 5, 1918. From Liverpool to Southampton, England; to France on 
Archangel. Trained at St. Nazaire, France, September 10, 1918-March 14, 1919. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, March 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Alaskan. Landed 
at New York, March 31, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, March 31, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 13, 1919. Discharged April 17, 1919. 

S. A. T. C. 

FREEHILL, CLAUDE PATRICK, Strawn, Illinois. Born April 2, 1898, German- 
ville Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Teacher. Inducted October 11, 1918, South 
Bend, Indiana. Pvt., S. A. T. ., Notre Dame University. Discharged Decem- 
ber 21, 1918. 



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161 D. B. Q. M. C. 

FREEHILL, CLETUS P., Strawn, Illinois. Born December 28, 1895, Strawn, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 4, 1918, Paxton, Illinois. To Camp 
Grant, Illinois. Pvt,, 12 Co., 161 D. B., 3 Tr. Bn. Transferred to School for 
Bakers and Cooks, November 3, 1918 ; to Camp Hdqrs. Co., Camp Grant, Febru- 
ary 14, 1919. Promoted to Cook, January 5, 1919. Discharged May 14, 1919. 

161 D. B. Evac. Hosp. No. 37 

FREEMAN, CLARENCE, Fairbury, Illinois. Born October 19, 1892, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Printer. Inducted September 6, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois, for Portland, 
Oregon, Local Board. To Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 13, Co., 161 D. B. Trans- 
ferred to Evac. Hosp., No. 37, Camp Grant, October 20, 1918. Sailed from New 
York, November 12, 1918, on Northern Pacific. Landed at Brest, France, No- 
vember 22, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., April, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, June 23, 1919, on U. S. S. Virginia. Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, 
July 5, 1919. To Camp Devens, July 5, 1919; to Camp Grant, July 10, 1919. 
Discharged July 11, 1919. 

349 Inf. 131 Inf. 

FRENCH, LEONARD, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born July 26, 1886, Rensselaer, 
Indiana. Steam fitter. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. L, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. B, 131 Inf., 
33 Div., Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, November 22, 1917. Discharged Janu- 
ary 4, 1918, Camp Logan, S. C. D. 

Q. M. O. 

FREY, HENRY, Remington, Indiana. Born February 23, 1895, Rankin, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 25, 1918, Rensselaer, Indiana. To Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio. Pvt., Q. M. C. Discharged May 14, 1919, Camp Sherman. 

124 Inf. XT. 8. O. 

FRISBY, HARRY, Fairbury, Illinois. Born July 30, 1891, Fairbury, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., Co. A, 124 Inf. Transferred to Dev. Bn., Camp Wheeler, August 10, 1918 ; 
to U. S. Guards, October 1, 1918, Camp Shelby, Mississippi; to Camp Waco, 
Georgia, November 1, 1918; to Ft. McPherson Hosp., No. 6, Atlanta, Georgia, 
November 15, 1918. Discharged January 15, 1919, Ft. McPherson Hospital. 

IT. S. N. 
FRISTOE, JOHN ROBERT, Pontiac, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 



196 Livingston County in the World War 

199 Aero Sqdn. 

FROBISH, MILFORD Louis, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born November 12, 1894, 
Chatsworth, Illinois. Automobile mechanic. Enlisted October 18, 1917, Chi- 
cago, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, October 19, 1917. To Kelly 
Field, San Antonio, Texas. Pvt., 199 Aero Sqdn. Sailed from New York, Feb- 
ruary 16, 1918, on H. M. S. Carmania. Landed at Liverpool, England, March 
4, 1918. Trained at Salisbury Plain, Wilt, England, March 12-August 20, 1918. 
Sailed from England, August 20, 1918 ; to Colombey-les-Belles, Aviation Field. 
Promoted to Chauffeur 1CL, October 22, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel; 
Meuse-Argonne, September 28-November 11, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
France, May 19, 1919, on U. S. S. Tiger. Landed at New York, June 1, 1919. 
To Mitchell Field, June 1, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 7, 1919. Discharged 
June 9, 1919. 

4 Rep. Beg. Inf. 26 Inf. 

FROBISH, WILMER THURNER, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born April 28, 1896, 
Graymont, Illinois. Clerk. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 44, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Co. 40, 4 Rep. 
Reg. Inf., July 1, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 21, 1918, on 
U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 1, 1918 ; at Cher- 
bourg, France, August 6, 1918. Transferred to Co. M, 26 Inf., August 15, 1918. 
Engagements : St. Mihiel, September 12-15, 1918 ; Battle of Hill 263, Argonne- 
Meuse Offensive, October 1-12, 1918. Wounded October 6, 1918, Argonne For- 
est, bullet wounds left hand, right arm and right lung. To hospital, Mars, 
France, October 6-December 20, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, Feb- 
ruary 1, 1919, on U. S. S. Finland. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, Febru- 
ary 14, 1919. To U. S. Hosp. Ship, General O'Reilly, February 14, 1919; to 
U. S. Hosp., No. 2, Ellis Island, February 20, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jer- 
sey, February 26, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, March 8, 1919. Discharged 
March 18, 1919. 

Engrs. 

FROEBE, Louis, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born December 29, 1887, Chatsworth, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Forrest, Georgia. Pvt., 9 Ret. Engrs. Transferred to 12 Cas. Engrs., No- 
vember 1, 1918. Discharged December 27, 1918, Camp Custer, Michigan. 

4 Eep. Beg. Inf. 131 Inf. , 

FROEBE, WILLIAM, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born January 21, 1896, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 44, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Co. 40, 4 Rep. 
Reg. Inf., July 9, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., June 18, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, 



Livingston County in the World War 197 

New Jersey, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, Engr 
land, August 1, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France, August 10-September 12, 
1918. Transferred to Co. L, 131 Inf., September 27, 1918. Engagements : Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive, September, 26-November 11, 1918 ; 1st raid on St. Hilaire, 
November 9, 1918. Army of Occupation: Germany and Luxemburg, Decem- 
ber 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 14, 1919, on Kaiserin 
Auguste Victoria. Landed at New,.York, May 23, .1919. To Camp Mills, New 
York, May 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 
5, 1919. 

123 Inf. 115 Inf. 

FUCHS, LAWRENCE C., Emington, Illinois. Born May 9, 1893, Emington, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. D, 123 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, New York, Oc- 
tober 11, 1918, on U. S. S. Harrisburg. Landed at Brest, France, October 22, 

1918. Transferred to Co. G, 115 Inf., 29 Div., October 28, 1918. Sailed from 
St. Nazaire, France, May 6, 1919, on Artemis. Landed at Newport News, Vir- 
ginia, May 24, 1919. To Camp Stuart, May 24, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 29, 

1919. Discharged June 1, 1919. 

4 Rep. Keg. Inf. 157 D. B. 

FUGATE, MARION DAN, Fairbury, Illinois. Born February 10, 1888, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Plumber. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. H, 10 Bn., 4 Eep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 39 Co., 
157 D. B., Camp Gordon, January 15, 1919. Promoted to Mess Sgt., June 15, 
1918 ; to First Sgt., December 30, 1918. Transferred to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
January 22, 1919. Discharged January 28, 1919, Camp Grant. 

FUIKS, ELMER, Long Point, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

342 Inf. A. S. 

FULLER, DAWSON HURON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 12, 1891, Dan- 
vers, Illinois. Teacher. Enlisted December 12, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, December 15, 1917. To Camp Grant, Illinois. 
Pvt., Ret. Co., 342 Inf. Transferred to Aviation School, St. Paul, March 1, 
1918; to 281 Sqdn., Park Field, Tennessee, April 2, 1918; to 246 Aero Sqdn., 
Wright Field, Ohio, July 1, 1918; to L Aero Sqdn., Wright Field, Septem- 
ber 10, 1918. Promoted to Cook, September 10, 1918. Discharged February 
15, 1919, Dayton, Ohio. 

349 Inf. Base Hosp. 84 

FULLER, REUBEN R., Fairbury, Illinois. Born August 20, 1892, Blooming- 
ton, Illinois. Clerk. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 



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Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. Transferred to Base Hosp., Camp Bowie, 
November 8, 1917 ; to Base Hosp. No. 84, July 17, 1918. Sailed from Camp 
Merritt, New Jersey, August 31, 1918, on Talthybuis. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, September 13, 1918; to LaHavre, France, September 15, 1918. Base 
Hosp. No. 84 stationed at Perigueux, France, at which place was located a Base 
Hospital Center in Base Section No. 2. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 10, 
1919, on Otsego. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 26, 1919. To Camp 
Merritt, May 26, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 5, 1919. Discharged June 7, 1919. 

TT. S. N. 

FULTON, JAMES EMMETT, Cullom, Illinois. Born April 19, 1897, Cullom, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted May 10, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Great Lakes, Illi- 
nois, May 11, 1918. App. Sea., U. S. N. To Hampton Roads, Virginia; to 
U. S. S. Delaware, June 2, 1918. Promoted to S2C, July 3, 1918. To Camp 
Grant, May 27, 1919. Discharged May 29, 1919. 

T. M. O. A. 

FULTON, NEWTON EDWARD, Fairbury, Illinois. Born September 18, 1867, 
Highland County, Ohio. Journalist. Enlisted July 2, 1918, New York City. 
Field Secretary, Y. M. C. A. Assigned 311 Inf., 78 Div. Sailed from Montreal, 
Canada, August 6, 1918, on Corsican. Landed at London, England, August 
18, 1918. To front at once. Stationed at Clermont, Vareiines, Apremont, and 
Grand Pre. Sailed from Liverpool, England, December 7, 1918, on Caronia. 
Landed at New York, December 19, 1918. Discharged June 5, 1919, New 
York City. 

359 Aero Sqdn. 

FULTON, WILLIAM, Emington, Illinois. Born March 20, 1884, Streator, Illi- 
nois. Blacksmith. Inducted October 19, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Mineola, 
Long Island, October 21, 1918. Trained at Brindley Field. Pvt., 359 Aero 
Corps. Discharged January 27, 1919. 

C. A. C. 

GALLE, FRED C., Fairbury, Illinois. Born February 28, 1895, Michigan. 
Steel worker. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, 
New York. Pvt., 8 Co., C. A. C. Discharged December 17, 1918, Ft. Wright. 

GALLOWAY, JOHN, Chatsworth, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

102 Inf. 

GAMBLIN, FRED A., Cornell, Illinois. Born Cornell, Illinois ; 24 years old at 
time of entering service. Dredge-boat foreman. Inducted September 19, 1917, 



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Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. B. 102 Inf. A. E. F. En- 
gagements : Chateau Thierry, June 20-November 11, 1918. Wounded, G. S. W., 
left foot. Discharged January 25, 1919, Camp Sherman, Ohio. (Taken from 
Discharge Record, office of Livingston Co. Circuit Clerk. Service record not 
returned.) 

129 Inf. 

GAMBLIN, HARRY, Cornell, Illinois. Born April 25, 1895, Cornell, Illinois. 
Farmer. Enlisted August 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Hous- 
ton, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Promoted to Cpl., No- 
vember 15, 1917 ; to Sgt., April 22, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. 
Trained at Busses, France, June 27-July 22, 1918, Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 
September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 
9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII 
French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River ; Somme- Amiens Sector with Aus- 
tralian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., 
August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon 
Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, 
Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Gassed at Consenvoye, Octobr 9, 

1918. To hospital at Meuse, October 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettel- 
bruck, Luxemburg, December 23, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jer- 
sey, May 22, 1919; to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 2, 

1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. Re-enlisted June 4, 1919, for one year, Avia- 
tion Section, Camp Grant. To Post Field, Ft. Sill, July 9, 1919. Holds Free 
Balloon Pilot's license. First Sgt., 23 Balloon Co. 

161 D. B. 

GAMBLIN, HOWARD EVERETT, Cornell, Illinois. Farmer. Born 'Cornell, Illi- 
nois; 21 11/12 years old at time of entering service. Inducted September 2, 
1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 14 Co., 161 D. B. Dis- 
charged January 15, 1919. (Taken from Discharge Record, office of Livingston 
Co. Circuit Clerk. Service record not returned.) 

Q. M. C. 

GAME, EDWARD H., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born June 18, 1889, Chatsworth, 
Illinois. Tile maker. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., School of Cooks and Bakers, Q. M. C. Discharged Febru- 
ary 15, 1919. 



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73 C. A. C. 

GARBEB, LEE O., Fairbury, Illinois. Born March 28, 1900, Weston, Illinois. 
Student. Enlisted June 28, 1918, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Pvt., 15 Co. 
Transferred to 2 Ret. o., Ft. Williams, Maine, July 19, 1918 ; to Batt. A, 73 
C. A. C., Ft. Levett, Maine, August 10, 1918. To Camp Mills, September 20, 
1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 25, 1918, on Scotian. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, October 7, 1918. To Camp Knotty, Ash, England, 
October 7, 1918 ; to Camp Romsey, October 9, 1918 ; embarked at Southampton, 
England, October 12, 1918; landed at Cherbourg, France, October 13, 1918. 
Assigned to Railroad Artillery. Trained at Haussimont, France, October 15- 
November 25, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, December 13, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Mongolia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, December 22, 1918; to Camp Mills, 
Long Island, December 22, 1918 ; to Camp Devens, Massachusetts, December 24, 

1918. Discharged December 30, 1918. 

73 C. A. 0. 

GARBER, WREN W., Fairbury, Illinois. Born November 16, 1897, Weston, 
Illinois. Student. Enlisted June 23, 1918, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Pvt., 
15 Co. Transferred to 2 Ret. Co., Ft. Williams, Maine, July 19, 1918 ; to Batt. 
A, 73 C. A. C., Ft. Levett, Maine, August 10, 1918. To Camp Mills, Septem- 
ber 20, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 25, 1918, on Sco- 
tian. Landed at Liverpool, England, October 7, 1918. To Camp Knotty, Ash, 
England, October 7, 1918; to Camp Romsey, October 9, 1918. Embarked at 
Southampton, England, October 12, 1918; landed at Cherbourg, France, Octo- 
ber 13, 1918. 73 C. A. C. assigned to Railroad Artillery. Trained at Haussi- 
mont, France, October 15-November 25, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, De- 
cember 13, 1918, on U. S. S. Mongolia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, De- 
cember 22, 1918; to -Camp Mills, Long Island, December 22, 1918; to Camp 
Devens, Massachusetts, December 24, 1918. Discharged December 30, 1918. 

47 O. A. O. 

GARRETT, LEO, Manville, Illinois. Born October 28, 1895, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Wright, New York. 
Pvt., C. A. C. Transferred to Co. 8, 47 C. A. C., Camp Eustis, Virginia, Au- 
gust 20, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 13, 1918, on Mon- 
tana. Landed at Brest, France, October 25, 1918. Trained at Angouleme, 
France, November 4-December 3, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, February 27, 

1919, on Montana. Landed at New York, March 12, 1919; to Camp Merritt; 
to Camp Grant; discharged March 24, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 201 

23 M. G. Co. 161 D. B. 

GASSENSMITH, CLARENCE FRANCIS, Odell, Illinois. Born June 18, 1897, 
Odell, Illinois. Office clerk. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Grant, Illinois; to Camp Hancock, Georgia. Pvt., 23 M. G. Co., Group 2. 
To Camp Grant, Illinois, Co. 6, 161 D. B. Discharged March 1, 1919. 

68 C. A. O. 

GASSENSMITH, HAROLD, Odell, Illinois. Born November 20, 1892, Odell, Illi- 
nois. Clothing salesman. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., Det. C, Co. 8, Barracks. Transferred to Co. 2, L. I. S., 
Ft. Wright, April 21, 1918 ; to Batt. C, 68 C. A. C., June 1, 1918 ; to Ft. Terry, 
New York, June 1, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, June 20, 1918. Sailed from 
Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury 
Docks, London, England, August 24, 1918. Trained at St. Pardon, France, 
August 27, 1918-January 23, 1919. Sailed from Bassens Docks, Bordeaux, 
France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, Feb- 
ruary 15, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, New York, February 16, 1919 ; to Ft. Wads- 
worth, New York, February 21, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, February 27, 1919. Dis- 
charged March 6, 1919. 

4 Rep. Reg. 

GASSENSMITH, JOHN M., Odell, Illinois. Born April 25, 1894, Odell, Illinois. 
Clothing salesman. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gor- 
don, Georgia. Pvt., Co. H, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Promoted to Cpl., July 4, 1918 ; 
to Sgt., August 2, 1918. To Camp Grant, December 26, 1918. Discharged Jan- 
uary 2, 1919. 

4 Eep. Reg. ] 31 Inf. 

GASSLER, ANDREW J., Cullom, Illinois. Born March 25, 1888, Cullom, Illi- 
nois. Carpenter. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. 44, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 40 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. 
Promoted to Cpl., July 16, 1918. Sailed from Camp Merritt, via New York, 
July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 
3, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France. Transferred to Co. G, 131 Inf., Septem- 
ber 29, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 29-Novem- 
ber 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 
1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 14, 1919, on Kaiserin Auguste Victoria. 
Landed at New York, May 23, 1919. To Camp Mills, May 23, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 5, 1919. 

GATES, ROY GEORGE, Pontiac, Illinois. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa, (Further information not available. Ser- 
vice record not returned.) 



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Q. M. C. 

GAULT, ROY W., Emington, Illinois. Born May 6, 1892, Odell, Illinois. Sol- 
dier. Enlisted April 23, 1913, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Mexican Border 
Service : Stationed at Del Eio, Texas, September 16, 1916 ; Pvt., Q. M. C., Wagon 
Train 100. Discharged at Angel Island, California, April 20, 1916. World War 
Service : Mobilized at San Antonio, Texas, July 16, 1916. Pvt., Q. M. C., Wagon 
Train 101, A. R. D. 329, July 1, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, Au- 
gust 10, 1917, on Lenape. Landed at St. Nazaire, France, August 20, 1917. 
Sailed from Brest, France, April 1, 1919, on American. Landed at Boston, 
Massachusetts, April 10, 1919. To Camp Devens, Massachusetts, April 10, 1919. 
Discharged July 27, 1919. Foreign Service : Served in Honolulu, May 20, 1913- 
April 22, 1916. 

28 Inf. Tr. Bn. 

GEDELMAN, IRAN GEORGE, Melvin, Illinois. Born June 29, 1895, Melvin, 
Illinois. Electrician. Enlisted September 24, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. 
To Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, October 12, 1917. Pvt., Co. 1, 28 Inf. 
Tr. Bn. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 29, 1917, on Mt. Vernon. 
Landed at Brest, France, November 12, 1917. Trained at Treveray, France, No- 
vember 17, 1917-March 4, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., May 1, 1918 ; to CpL, 
August 10, 1919. Engagements: Toul Sector, March 10-20, 1918; Cantigny, 
May 15-July 7, 1918 ; Soissons, July 17-21, 1918 ; Argonne-Meuse, Sedan, October 
10-November 11, 1918. Wounded at Soissons, July 19, 1918, by H. E. Shell. Sent 
to Hospital Camp No. 27, Tours, France, July 21, 1918. Army of Occupation : 
Rlupach, Germany, December 17, 1918-May, 1919; Dernbach, Germany, May- 
July 15, 1919; Rheinbrohl, Germany, July 15-August 16, 1919. Sailed from 
Brest, France, August 22, 1919, on U. S. S. Orizaba. Landed at New York. 
August 30, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, August 30, 1919 ; to Camp Meade, 
Maryland, September 12, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged September 
23, 1919. 

350 Inf. 317 Inf. 

GERBRACHT, RAYMOND, Ocheyedan, Iowa. Born March 4, 1894, Chatsworth, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 18, 1917, Sibley, Iowa. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. A, 350 Inf. Transferred to Co. I, 347 Inf., Camp Pike, Arkansas, 
November 18, 1917; to Camp Dix, June 16, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., January 
19, 1918 ; to Sgt., August 18, 1918. Sailed from Montreal, Canada, August 24, 
1918, on Tunisian. Landed at London, England, September 8, 1918. Trained 
at Romorantin, September 29-December 6, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, 
December 24, 1918, on Mauretania. Landed at New York, December 30, 1918. 
To Camp Merritt, December 30, 1918 ; to Camp Pike, January 7, 1919 ; to Camp 
Dodge. Discharged January 29, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 203 

106 Amm. Tr. 

GERDES, GEORGE C., Charlotte, Illinois. Born September 15, 1894, Sullivan 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Grain elevator foreman. Inducted June 24, 
1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 106 Amm. Tr. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 28, 1918, on U. S. S. Rijndam. Landed 
at Brest, France, November 9, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, December 10, 
1918, on U. S. S. Manchuria. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, December 20, 
1918; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, December 20, 1918; to Camp Gordon, 
Georgia, December 31, 1918; to Camp Grant. Discharged January 16, 1919. 

L. I. S. C. D. 19 Anti-Aircraft Batt. 

GERDSEN, CHARLES, Graymont, Illinois. Born September 17, 1891, Rooks 
Creek Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Yard man in lumber yard. Inducted April 
3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt, 11 Co., L. I. 
S. C. D. Transferred to 19 Anti-Aircraft Battery, August 4, 1918. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 17, 1918, on U. S. S. Agamemnon. 
Landed at Brest, France, September 27, 1918. Trained at Ft. de Stains, October 
4-December 5, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., October 1, 1918. Sailed from 
St. Nazaire, France, December 18, 1918, on Rijndam. Landed at Newport 
News, Virginia, December 31, 1918 ; to Camp Hill, Virginia, December 31, 1918 ; 
to Camp Eustis, Virginia, January 4, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, January 18, 1919. 
Discharged January 25, 1919. 

Med. Dept. 36 Oper. Engrs. 

GERIG, BENJAMIN F., Flanagan, Illinois. Born June 25, 1886, Chenoa, 
Illinois. Farmer and business man. Enlisted January 2, 1917, Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri. To Med. Dept., West Point, New York. Pvt. 1 Cl. Transferred 
to Mobile Laboratory, October 12, 1917. Promoted to Sgt., June 23, 1917. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, November 26, 1917, on Aeolus. Landed at St. 
Nazaire, France, December 10, 1917. Trained at LaCourtine, December 18, 
1917-January 3, 1918. Transferred to 36 Operative Engrs., August 10, 1918. 
Promoted to Sgt. 1 CL, July 12, 1918. Received fracture of leg by air raid 
while taking train of ammunition to front, Argonne Sector. To hospital, Dijon, 
France, September 6, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, April 14, 1919, 
on Cape May. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, April 27, 1919 ; to Camp Upton, 
New York, April 27, 1919. Discharged December 6, 1919, U. S. M. A., West 
Point, New York. 

GERIG, EZRA J., Gridley, Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. (Further information not available. Service record 
not returned.) 



204 Livingston County in the World War 

S. A. T. O. 

GERLAND, HOWARD FRANK, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 21, 1899, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Salesman. Inducted October 16, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. Pvt., 
S. A. T. C., Illinois Wesleyan University. Discharged December 14, 1918. 

S. A. T. C. 

GIBB, HAROLD A., Thawville, Illinois. Born February 9, 1900, Wing, Illi- 
nois. Student. Inducted October 26, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. 
T. C., Illinois Wesleyan University. Discharged December 14, 1918. 

129 Inf. 

GILES, CLARENCE, Dwight, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 
GILL, ROY, Cornell, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

128 Inf. 53 Pion. Inf. 28 Inf. Comp. Reg. 

GINGRICH, HARRY F., Flanagan, Illinois. Born October 20, 1894, Chenoa, 
Illinois. Machine knitter. Enlisted April 26, 1917, Whitewater, Wisconsin. 
Mobilized August, 1917, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin. Pvt., Co. K, 128 Inf., U. S. 
N. G. Transferred to Co. H, 53 Pioneer Inf. ; to Co. M, 28 Inf., France, March 
14, 1918; to Co. B, Composite Reg. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., November, 1917. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, February 18, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. 
Landed at Brest, France, February 28, 1918; trained at Champigny, March 
4-10, 1918. Engagements: Ausaville (Defensive), March 25-April 3, 1918; 
Aisne-Marne (Offensive), July 18-23, 1918; Montdidier-Noyon (Defensive), 
April 25-July 17, 1918; Cantigny (Defensive), May 28-30, 1918; St. Mihiel 
(Offensive), September 12-16, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, (Offensive), October 1-12, 
November 1-8, 1918. Wounded, Soissons, July 18, 1918, machine gun; Argonne, 
November 8, 1918, gas. To French Hospital at Beuel, July 21, 1918. 

CITATION : Hdqrs. 2 Inf. Brig., American Forces in Germany ; Montabaur, 
Germany, July 12, 1919. General Order No. 6. (Extract.) The Brigade Com- 
mander cites the following officers and men for gallantry in action and devo- 
tion to duty during the operations of the 2 Inf. Brig., A. E. F., France, 1917- 
1919. * * * Pvt. 1 CL, Harry F. Gingerich, Co. M, 28 Inf.; A soldier with 
splendid qualities of courage and bravery. Throughout the operations against 
the enemy at Cantigny, May 28-31, 1918, he displayed great gallantry and 
devotion to duty. By command of Brigadier General Bamford; George J. 
Forster, Captain Infantry, Acting Brigade Adjutant. (A True Copy.) 

Army of Occupation : Coblenz, Heilyenroth, and Hahn, Germany, April 1- 
June 15, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, September 1, 1919, on Leviathan. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, September 8, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, September 
8, 1919; to Camp Meade, September 17, 1919. Discharged September 27, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 205 

68 C. A. C. 

GISH, RAY, Emington, Illinois. Born February 26, 1895, Roanoke, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Wright, New York. 
Pvt., Sup. Co., 68 C. A. C. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., July 24, 1918. Sailed from 
Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at London, 
England, August 25, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, 
on Matsonia. Landed at New York, February 16, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, Feb- 
ruary 16, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 27, 1919 ; to Camp Grant. Dis- 
charged March 6, 1919. 

124 Inf. 329 Inf. 327 Inf. 

GISH, WILLIAM B., Dwight, Illinois. Born September 24, 1890, Cullom, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. I, 124 Inf., 31 Div. To Camp Mills, September 19, 1918. 
Sailed from New York City, October 17, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at South- 
ampton, England; to LeHavre, France, October 26, 1918. Trained at Teloshe, 
in LeMans District, October 28-November 5, 1918. Transferred to Co. G, 329 
Inf., 83 Div., October 28, 1918 ; to Co. G, 327 Inf., 82 Div., November 8, 1918. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 7, 1919, on Walter A. Luckenback. Landed 
at Government Pier, New York City, May 18, 1919 ; to Camp Upton, May 18, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 25, 1919. Discharged May 27, 1919. 

4 Rep. Eeg. Inf. 329 Inf. 

GLAB, FRANK A., Cullom, Illinois. Born October 26, 1894, Woodstock, 
Iowa. Carpenter. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 40 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. 
Inf., July 14, 1918. Promoted to Mech., July 15, 1918. Sailed from Camp 
Merritt, July 18, 1918, on New York. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 
3, 1918. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 329 Inf., 83 Div., August 11, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, January 2, 1919, on Minnekahda. Landed at New York, 
January 31, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, January 31, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, February 
7, 1919. Discharged February 12, 1919. 

Orel. Dept. 

GLABE, FRED ADAM, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born June 16, 1891, German- 
ville Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Ord. Dept. Transferred to 
U. S. Arsenal, Watertown, Massachusetts, August 10, 1918. Discharged April 
17, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 



206 Livingston County in the World War 

34 C. A. C. 37 C. A. O. 

GLAZE, CHARLES V., Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 13, 1885, Rossville, 
Illinois. Shoemaker. Enlisted June 27, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri, June 29, 1918. To Ft. Totten. Pvt., 9 Ret. Det., C. A. C. 
Transferred to Batt. B, 34 C. A. C., Camp Eustis, October 11, 1918; to Batt. C, 
37 C. A. C., Camp Stuart, November 5, 1918. Sailed from Newport News, Vir- 
ginia, November 22, 1918, on Pocahontas. Returned to Hoboken, November 23, 
1918 ; to Ft. Hancock, November 23, 1918 ; to Camp Grant, December 14, 1918. 
Discharged December 19, 1918. 

164 D. B. 6 F. S. Bn. 10 Fid. Bn., 8. C. 

GLENN, HOWARD H., Elgin, Illinois. Born January 10, 1898, Mazon, Illi- 
nois. Shoe salesman. Enlisted April 27, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri. To Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Pvt., Co. 1, 164 D. B. Trans- 
ferred to 6 Field Sig. Bn., Ft. Worth, May 28, 1917 ; to 10 Field Bn., Sig. Cps., 
Camp Alfred Vail, New Jersey, July 7, 1917. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., Sep- 
tember 1, 1917 ; to Sgt., April 1, 1918 ; to Sgt. 1 Cl., June 1, 1918. Sailed from 
Pier No. 3, Hoboken, New Jersey, August 18, 1918, on George Washington. 
Landed at Brest, France, August 27, 1918. Trained at Cusy, France, September 
4-26, 1918. Engagements: Argonne, Puvenelle Sector, October 10-November 11, 
1918. Stationed at Thiacourt, France, November 11, 1918-February 28, 1919. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 29, 1919, on Buford. Landed at New- 
port News, Virginia, June 14, 1919; to Camp Hill, Virginia, June 15, 1919; to 
Camp Dix, New Jersey, June 20, 1919. Discharged June 20, 1919. 

4th Div. 

GLENNIN, BERNARD THOMAS, Fairbury, Illinois. Born November 11, 1896, 
Avoca Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted May 8, 1919, Waterloo, 
Iowa. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, May 8, 1919. Pvt., Co. 17, Reg. C. 
M. K. V., 4th Division. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 27, 1919, on 
Leviathan. Landed at Brest, France, June 3, 1919. To Coblenz, Germany, with 
Army of Occupation,. August 8, 1919. Enlistment expires May 8, 1922. Trans- 
ferred to Reg. Band, Pvt. 1 Cl. 

106 Amm. Tr. 

GLENNIN, MATTHEW A., Fairbury, Illinois. Born January 10, 1894, Avoca 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. F, 106 Amm. Tr. To Camp Mills, 
New York, September 22, 1918; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey; to Camp Lee, 
Virginia ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged December 26, 1918, Camp Grant. 



Livingston County in the World War 207 

106 M. P. 107 Inf. 

GODDARD, WILLIAM M., Manville, Illinois. Born March 17, 1896, Amity 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co., B, 106 M. P. Sailed from Hobo- 
ken, New Jersey, October 6, 1918, on Derbyshire. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
October 17, 1918. Trained at LaSuze, Prance. Transferred to Co. I, 107 Inf., 
27 Div., December 6, 1918. To hospital, Brest, February 26, 1919. Sailed from 
Brest, May 23, 1919, on Great Northern. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 
30, 1919 ; to Debarkation Hosp. No. 3, New York, May 30, 1919 ; to Ft. Bayard, 
New Mexico, June 6, 1919. Discharged January 19, 1920. 

18 Co., Jef . Bks. 38 P. A. 

GODWIN, MERRILL E., Odell, Illinois. Born March 20, 1900, Odell, Illinois. 
Civil service employee. Enlisted July 12, 1918, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. 
Pvt., 18 Co. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 3 Bn., Camp Taylor, July 18, 1918; 
1o Batt. B, 13 Bn., Camp Taylor, July 21, 1918; to Batt. F, 38 F. A., Camp 
Lewis, August 5, 1918 ; to 12 Co., Disch. Unit, Camp Grant, Illinois, February 4, 
1919. Discharged February 10, 1919. 

A. S. 

GOEMBEL, WILLIAM P., Creston, Ohio. Born August 9, 1896, Strawn, Illi- 
nois. Student. Enlisted May 11, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To Kelly 
Field, San Antonio, Texas. Pvt., 20 Aero Sqdn. Transferred to Wilbur Wright 
Field, Dayton, Ohio, July 28, 1917 ; to 42 Aero Sqdn., Camp Wright, October 19, 
1 917 ; to School of Military Aeronautics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 
December 15, 1917 ; promoted to Flying adet, December 15, 1917 ; to Camp 
Dick, Dallas, Texas, March 8, 1918 ; to Call Field, Wichita Falls, Texas, April 
5, 1918; qualified as Reserve Military Aviator, July 13, 1918; commissioned 2d 
Lt., R. M. A., A. S., July 16, 1918 ; Camp Dick, Dallasf Texas, July 26, 1918 ; 
Wilbur Wright Armorers School, Fairfield, Ohio, August 9, 1918 ; Garden City, 
Long Island, New York, Port of Embarkation, October 17, 1918 ; Rockwell Field, 
San Diego, California, December 13, 1918 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, August 19, 
1919. Discharged August 19, 1919. 

A. S. 4 Army Corps 

GOLDSBURY, ROBERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 8, 1899, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Enlisted January 8, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri, January 8, 1918 ; to Kelly Field, Texas. Pvt., Aviation, S. S. C. Trans- 
ferred to Photographic Section, A. S., February 27, 1918; to Hdqrs. Troop, 
4 Army Corps, August 11, 1918; Army Schools Hdqrs., September 30, 1918; 
to Hdqrs. Troop, 4 Army Corps, March 6, 1918. Sailed from New York, May 1, 
1918, on Powhatan. Landed at Bordeaux, France, May 12, 1918. Trained at 



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Tours, France, June 30-August 8, 1918; Toul, August 10-September 30, 1918. 
Engagements: St. Mihiel Offensive, September 12-13, 1918; Minor Operations, 
Woevre Dist., September 14-25, 1918; Operation between Meuse and Moselle, 
September 26-October 10, 1918. Army of Occupation: Cochen, Germany, 
March 4-May 11, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, June 1, 1919, on S. S. Alaskan. 
Landed at New York, June 15, 1919. To Camp Mills, June 15, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, June 22, 1919. Discharged July 30, 1919. 

I. M. S. D. A. M. S. D. Evac. Hosp. 27 

GOLDSTEIN, AARON D., New York City. Born April 5, 1892, New York City. 
Clothing clerk. Inducted May 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt. 1 Cl., Med. Sup. 
Dep. Transferred to Unit 6, Camp Stewart, June, 1918 ; to I. M. S. D. ; to A. M. 
S. D. ; to Evac. Hosp. No. 27. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, August 4, 

1918, on U. S. S. Patria. Landed at Brest, France, August 14, 1918. Trained 
at Brest, August 1-22, 1918. Transferred to I. M. S. D. No. 3. Army of Occupa- 
tion : Treves and Coblenz, Germany. Sailed from Brest, France, September 1, 

1919, on U. S. S. Kroonland. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, September 10, 
1919 ; to Camp Merritt, September 10, 1919 ; to Camp Dix, September 20, 1919. 
Discharged September 24, 1919. Served in France, Germany and Belgium. 

121 Inf. 330 Inf. 4 Inf. 

GOLLER, MATHEW E., Cullom, Illinois. Born August 28, 1891, Ford Co., 
Illinois. Farm laborer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. K, 121 Inf. Sailed from Camp Mills, New York, 
September 30, 1918, on Caronia. Landed at Brest, France, October 14, 1918. 
Trained at Guicelard, France, October 15-November 8, 1918. Transferred to 
Co. L, 330 Inf., October 16, 1918 ; to Co. K, 4 Inf., 3 Div., November 12, 1918. 
Served with 2d Army, November 8-11, 1918. Army of Occupation : Meisenheim, 
Germany, December 16, 1918-July 25, 1919; Bassenheim, Germany, July 25- 
August 9, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, August 14, 1919, on Kaiserin 
Auguste Victoria. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, August 22, 1919 ; to Camp 
Merritt, New Jersey, August 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, August 24, 1919. Dis- 
charged September 2, 1919. 

46 Inf. 68 Inf. 

GOOD, FRANK, Graymont, Illinois. Born March 3, 1891, Jonesville, Vir- 
ginia. Farmer. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, 
Kentucky; to Camp Sheridan, Alabama. Pvt., Co. M, 46 Inf. Transferred to 
Co. M, 68 Inf. Promoted to Mechanic. Discharged February 11, 1919, Camp 
Grant, Illinois. 



Livingston County in the World War 209 

804 Pion. Inf. Cas. Co. 

GOOD, WARREN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 14, 1893, St. Louis, Mis- 
souri. Mechanic. Inducted August 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. C, 804 Pioneer Inf. Sailed from Camp Upton, Long Island, 
September 14, 1918, on Matsonia. Landed at Brest, Prance, September 25, 
1918. Trained at Columbia, October 1-22, 1918. To Hosp. Base 87, Toul, with 
influenza. Transferred to Co. 53 as a casual. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, 
December 25, 1918, on S. S. Siboney. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, Jan- 
uary 3, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, January 4, 1919 ; to Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio, February 1, 1919. Discharged February 8, 1919. 

163 D. B. 809 Pion. Inf. 

GOODE, WILLIAM FRANCIS, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 1, 1883, Balti- 
more, Maryland. Executive of canning plant. Enlisted August 27, 1917, Ft. 
Sheridan, Illinois, R. 0. T. -C. Commissioned 2d Lt., Inf. Assgd. Camp Dodge, 
Iowa, 163 D. B., December 15, 1917. Transferred to 351 Inf., Camp Dodge, 
January 4, 1918 ; to 163 D. B. ; to 809 Pioneer Inf. Recommended for 1st Lt., 
September 18, 1918; recommendation sent to G. Hq., A. E. F., November 14, 
1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 23, 1918, on President 
Grant. Landed at St. Nazaire, France, October 14, 1918. Trained at Savenay, 
October 21-November 11, 1918. To Base Hosp. No. 11, Nantes, France, January 
20, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, February 28, 1919, on Zeelandia. 
Landed at Newport News, Virginia, March 14, 1919; to U. S. A. Gen. Hosp. 
No. 36, Detroit, Michigan, March 22, 1919 ; to U. S. A. Gen. Hosp. No. 26, Ft. 
Des Moines, Iowa, May 10, 1919. Discharged May 16, 1919. 

GOODMAN, HARRY WILLIAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Merchant. Born, Chicago, 
Illinois ; 24 years old at time of entering service. Inducted April 2, 1918, Morris, 
Illinois. Discharged January 27, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. (Taken from 
Discharge Record, office of Livingston Co. Circuit Clerk. Service record not 
returned.) 

Inf. Rep. Camp 161 D. B. 

GOODMAN, ROBERT B. Chicago, Illinois. Born June 9, 1892, Dwight, Illi- 
nois. Auto salesman. Inducted August 8, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Jeffer- 
son Barracks, Missouri, August 11, 1918. To Camp McArthur, Texas. Pvt., 
Co. B, 1 Bn., Inf. Rep. Camp. Transferred to 161 D. B., Camp Grant, Illinois, 
December 28, 1918. Promoted to Cpl, October 12, 1918. 

2 Prov. Eeg. 106 Amm. Tr. 

GOODRICH, JESS C., Cullom, Illinois. Born September 17, 1894, Saunemin, 
Illinois. Farmer and machinist. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg., June 26, 1918. Trans- 



210 Livingston County in the World War 

f erred to 106 Hdqrs. Amm. Tr., July 17, 1918; to Co. B, 106 Amm. Tr., Sep- 
tember 26, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 28, 1918, on 
Eijndam. Landed at Brest, France, November 8, 1918. Transferred to Spec. 
Cas. Co. 3973, April 13, 1919. Sailed from Marseilles, France, April 26, 1919, 
on Patria. Landed at New York, May 9, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, May 10, 1919 ; 
to Mitchell Field, May 13, 1919. Discharged May 15, 1919. 

8. A. T. C. 

GOODWIN, LAWSON GLASCO, Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 22, 1898. 
Inducted October 1, 1918, Eureka, Illinois. Pvt., Eureka University S. A, T. C. 
Discharged December 11, 1918. 

GORMAN, BURNARD, Pontiac, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

TJ. S. N. E. P. 

GOUDY, CARL F., Fairbury, Illinois. Born May 26, 1890, Enfield, Illinois. 
Jeweler. Enlisted July 24, 1918, San Diego, California. Mobilized August 31, 
1918, San Diego. To Balboa Park, California. M. M. 1 Cl., U. S. N. R. F., 
Aviation Motor Section. Transferred to North Island, September 19, 1918; 
to Great Lakes, Camp Enterprise, 15 Reg., U. S. N. R. F., February 14, 1919. 
Promoted to Chief Petty Officer, January 20, 1919. Discharged March 26, 1919. 

121 Inf. Ill Inf. 

GOUGE, JOHN W., Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 15, 1896, Bakersville, 
North Carolina. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. H, 121 Inf. To Camp Mills, Long Island. Sailed 
September 8, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at Brest, France, September 15. 1918. 
Trained at Brest, September 15-October 1, 1918. Transferred to Co. C, 111 
Inf., 28 Div., to Taillencourt. Two weeks behind the Argonne Forest Sector. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, April 15, 1919, on Minnesota. Landed at 
New York City, April 22, 1919 ; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, April 22, 1919 ; to 
Camp Grant, May 6, 1919. Discharged May 9, 1919. 

Evac. Hosp. 11 

GOWER, DANIEL ELLIS, Odell, Illinois. Born April 17, 1894, Andover, South 
Dakota. Nursery and orchard inspector, Illinois State Department of Agri- 
culture. Inducted April 5, 1918, Urbana, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Transferred to Ft. Riley, Kansas; Pvt., Cas. Co. Transferred to Evac. Hosp. 
11, Ft. Riley, May 20, 1918 ; to Camp Crane, Allentown, Pennsylvania, May 20, 
1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 CL, June 1, 1918 ; to Cpl., July 8, 1918. Sailed from 
New York, August 15, 1918, on Oxfordshire. Landed at Liverpool, England, 



Livingston County in the World War 211 

August 28, 1918. Transferred to A. E. F. School Detachment, University of 
Poitiers, Vienne, France, March 14, 1919. Engagements: Hospital duty, St. 
Mihiel Sector, September 13-17, 1918; Hospital duty, Argonne Forest, Sep- 
tember 18, 1918-January 3, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, July 10, 
1919, on U. S. S. Amphion. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, July 22, 1919 ; 
to Camp Stuart, Virginia, July 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, July 27, 1919. 
Discharged July 30, 1919. 

8. A. T. o. 

GOWER, LAWRENCE EVEN, Odell, Illinois. Born August 6, 1899, Odell, Illi- 
nois. Student University of Illinois. Voluntary induction October 3, 1918, 
Urbana, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. T. ., University of Illinois. Discharged December 
21, 1918. 

2 Prov. Keg. 106 Sup. Tr. 

GRAHAM, ALVA R., Long Point, Illinois. Born September 3, 1890, Long 
Point, Illinois. Farm laborer and chauffeur. Inducted June 26, 1918, Peoria, 
Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Macon, Georgia. Pvt., 26 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Trans- 
ferred to Co. C, 106 Sup. Tr., July 16, 1918 ; Motor Truck Convoy Service with 
106 Sup. Tr. from Buffalo, New York, to Camp Holabird, Baltimore, Maryland, 
July 16-September 30, 1918; to Mineola Base Hosp., Camp Mills, New York, 
influenza and pneumonia, September 30, 1918 ; to 556 Cas. Co., Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, November 20, 1918 ; to Camp Lee, Virginia, December 1, 1918 ; to 
19 Dis. Co., Camp Grant, Illinois, January 4, 1919. Discharged January 4, 
1919. 

333 r. A. 

GRAMSE, FRED 0., Emington, Illinois. Born May 31, 1891, Mansfield, Ohio. 
Railway clerk. Inducted February 27, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp Grant, 
Illinois. Pvt,, Sup. Co., 333 F. A. Transferred to Camp Robinson, Wisconsin, 
May 14, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., June 6, 1918. Sailed from New York 
City, September 17, 1918, on Metagama. Landed at Glasgow, Scotland, Sep- 
tember 29, 1918. Trained at LaCorneau, France, October 7-December 10, 1918. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, December 25, 1918, on U. S. S. Siboney. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, January 5, 1919. To Camp Mills, Mineola, Long 
Island, January 5, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, January 9, 1919. Discharged 
January 21, 1919. 

a. 8. N. 

GRANT, DELoss ANDREWS, Bloomington, Indiana. Born April 13, 1896, 
Ellettsville, Indiana. Salesman. Enlisted December 30, 1917, Buffalo, New 
York. To U. S. N. T. S., Newport, Rhode Island, January 2, 1918. Hosp. App. 
2 CL, Hospital Corps, U. S. N. Transferred to U. S. Naval Aux. Reserve, New 



212 Livingston County in the World Wo-* 

York City, May 7, 1918; to S. S. Melrose as Q. M., 3 CL; to 0. T. S., U. S. 
Naval Aux. Reserve, Pelham Bay, New York ; to U. S. S. Leviathan, September 
23, 1918. Promoted to Ensign, September 9, 1918; to Lt. (J. G.), April 30, 
1918. Served on board U. S. S. Leviathan for one year as Sanitary Officer, 
and as Assistant to the Executive Officer in charge of First Class passengers, 
baggage, troop berthing spaces, and loading and unloading troops. Discharged 
October 18, 1919. 

318 Engrs. 

GRAVES, ERNEST L., Portland, Oregon. Born May 14, 1893, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Civil engineer. Inducted February 4, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Van- 
couver Barracks, Washington, February 19, 1918. Pvt., Co. F, 318 Engrs. 
Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., March 10, 1918 ; to Cpl., July 20, 1918 ; to Sgt., Feb- 
ruary 22, 1919. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 8, 1918, on U. S. S. 
America. Landed at Brest, France, May 18, 1918. Trained at Gievres, France, 
May 25-August 1, 1918. Engagements: Gerardmer Sector, September 1- 
October 11, 1918; Argonne-Meuse, October 26-November 11, 1918. Army of 
Occupation: Trier, Germany, April 15-May 25, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, June 3, 1919, on Orizaba. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, June 11, 
1919; to Camp Stuart, June 11, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 15, 1919. Dis- 
charged June 21, 1919. 

Vet. Co. l 

GRAVES, FRED, Chicago, Illinois. Born August 8, 1894, Melvin, Illinois. 
Veterinarian. Enlisted January 12, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. Mobilized July 12, 
1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp Greenleaf. Pvt., Veterinary Co. No. 1. Pro- 
moted to Cpl., October 18, 1918. Discharged December 14, 1918. 

129 Inf. 

GRAY, VERN C., Bloomington, Illinois. Born December 19, 1897, Saunemin, 
Illinois. Enlisted May 14, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., 
Co. F, 129 Inf., 65 Brig., 33 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 
1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engage- 
ments: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Danne- 
voux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat 
Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps, on East Bank of Meuse 
River ; Somme- Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; 
Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, 
Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre District, October 24- 
November 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10- 
11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 20, 1918- 



Livingston County in the World War 213 

March, 1919 ; Oberfeulen, Luxemburg, March- April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

Med. Dept. 

GREEN, ELMER ROY, Fairbury, Illinois. Born February 28, 1895, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Mason. Enlisted August 8, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. To Ft. Riley, 
Kansas. Pvt., 1st Gas. Reg., Med. Dept., November 29, 1918; transferred to 
Camp American University, Washington, D. C. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., Novem- 
ber 1, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, December 26, 1917, on Pres- 
ident Grant. Landed at Brest, France, January 15, 1918. Trained at Helfaut, 
France, January 19-March 1, 1918. To Hill 70, March 1, 1918. Engagements: 
German Offensive (Somme Defensive), March 21, 1918; St. Mihiel Drive, Sep- 
tember 12, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, September 26, 1918; Verdun, November 1, 

1918. Wounded: Hill 70, gas, March 18, 1918; Argonne Forest, shrapnel, 
September 27, 1918 ; Verdun, gas, October 23, 1918. To advance dressing sta- 
tion, St. Pierre, March 19, 1918; to advance dressing station, Gercourt, Sep- 
tember 28, 1918. Recommended by Canadian captain for cross for volunteer- 
ing to go on relief expedition into dugout filled with mustard gas ; helped rescue 
eight men, but was blinded for five days. 

Promoted to Ward Master, January 11, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
January 24, 1919, on Celtic. Landed at New York, February 2, 1919 ; to amp 
Kendrick, February 5. 1919; to Camp Grant, February 23, 1919. Discharged 
March 1, 1919. 

Tr. Det. 

GREEN, GERALD RAY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 24, 1888, Holder, 
Illinois. Instructor Industrial Arts. Inducted August 15, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Lewis Institute, Chicago, Illinois. Pvt., Lewis Institute N. A. Tr. Det. 
Acted as drill sergeant ; instructor of woodworking mechanics during entire 
service ; qualified for Officers Training, October 26, 1918. Discharged December 
9, 1918. 

IT. S. M. C. 

GREEN, MICHAEL M., Cardiff, Illinois. Born September 13, 1898, Campus, 
Illinois. Insurance and farm agent. Enlisted July 3, 1918, Joliet, Illinois. 
To Paris Island, July 13, 1918. Pvt., 240 Co., D. Bn., U. S. M. C. Transferred 
to Co. A, 6 Separate Bn., Overseas, September 26, 1918 ; to 18 Co., 5 Reg., 2 Div., 
U. S. M. C. Promoted to Sgt., December 20, 1918 ; to Gunnery Sgt., January 12, 

1919. (Overseas Warrant Only.) Sailed from New York, September 28, 1918, 
on Pocahontas. Landed at Brest, France, October 11, 1918. Trained at Chat- 
illon, France, October 14-21, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne, October 26- 



214 Livingston County in the World War 

November 9, 1918. Wounded November 9, 1918, machine gun bullet through 
calf of leg. To Base Hosp. No. 23, Vittel, France, November 12, 1918. Sailed 
from Brest, France, July 5, 1919, on Prince Frederick Wilhelm. Landed at 
New York, July 14, 1919; to Quantico, Virginia, July 15, 1919. Discharged 
July 24, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

GREEN, RAYMOND T., Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 2, 1893, Illinois. Farmer. 
Enlisted September 11, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, 
September 13, 1917. Pvt. 1 Cl., Co. F, 129 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 
1918. Trained at Brest, May 25-June 25, 1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne 
Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 
26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, 
with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse Eiver; Somme-Amiens Sec- 
tor, with Australian Corps, July 26- August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., 
B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; 
Troyon Sector, Woevre District, October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, 
St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: 
Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 24, 1918- April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, June 8, 1919, on U. S. S. Agamemnon. Landed in U. S., June 18, 1919. 
To Camp Grant, June 25, 1919. Discharged June 27, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

GREENOUGH, Louis E., Saunemin, Illinois. Born December 4, 1888, Saune- 
min, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., Co. 8, L. I. S. Transferred to Batt. F, 68 C. A. C., 
Ft. Wright, June 1, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, 
on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, England, August 25, 1918. 
Trained at Libourne, France, September 3, 1918-January 22, 1919. Promoted to 
Cpl., October 28, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on 
U. S. S. Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919; to 
Camp Mills, New York, February 16, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, February 28, 1919. 
Discharged March 6, 1919. 

B. O. T. C. 338 Inf. 160 D. B. 

GREGG, NORMAN WALTER, Chicago, Illinois. Born March 18, 1887, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Newspaper work. Enlisted August 27, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illi- 
nois. Candidate, Co. 22, 3 Reg., R. 0. T. C. Transferred to 338 Inf., Camp 
Custer, December 15, 1917 ; to 160 D. B., Camp Custer, June 24, 1918 ; to Camp 
Hdqrs., Camp Custer, January 3, 1919 ; to Chicago Unit, R. O. T. C., Chicago, 
Illinois, February 27, 1919. Commissioned 2d Lt., Inf., U. S. R., November 27, 
1917 ; 1st Lt, Inf., U. S. A., August 24, 1918. 



Livingston County in the World War 215 

349 Inf. 131 Inf. 

GREGORY, ADRIAN DONALD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 18, 1895, Amity 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To amp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. Transferred to 
Co. D, 131 Inf., Camp Logan, November 6, 1917 ; to U. S. N. A. Ord. Dept., 
131 Sup Co., November 19, 1917. Discharged January 16, 1918, Camp Logan. 

129 Inf. 

GREGORY, EDWARD D., Cornell, Illinois. Born December 21, 1891, Logans- 
port, Indiana. Laborer. Enlisted August 27, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, 
May 24, 1918. Trained at Bussus, France, May-July 1, 1918. Engagements: 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Ger- 
court, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, Oc- 
tober 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; 
Somme- Amiens Sector with VI Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; 
Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 
304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre District, October 24-No- 
vember 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 
1918. Gassed October 18, 1918, at Consenvoye. To hospital at Langre-Vichy- 
Roanne, October 18, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, De- 
cember 7, 1918-March 1, 1919 ; Oberfeulen, March 1-April 27, 1919. Sailed from 
Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at New York, 
May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

A. R. D. 

GREIDER, PAUL E., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born June 10, 1888, Roanoke, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 27, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Grant, 
Illinois. Pvt., Aux. Rem. Dep. Discharged April 25, 1919. 

F. A. B. D. A. A. E. D. 21 T. A. 

GRIFFIN, RAY E., Ancona, Illinois. Born September 23, 1896, Clyde, Kan- 
sas. Farmer. Enlisted June 1, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri, June 2, 1918; to Camp Jackson. Pvt., Batt. C, 23 Bn., 8 Reg., 
F. A. R. D. Transferred to Batt. A, 22 Bn., 8 Reg., F. A. R. D., August 8, 
1918 ; to 9 Batt. A. A. R. D. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, August 21, 
1918, on Dante Alighieri. Landed at Brest, France, September 3, 1918. Trained 
at Camp Hunt, September 13-October 25, 1918, in 6 Batt., F. A. R. C. Trans- 
ferred to 21 F. A., October 25, 1918. Promoted to Mus. 3 CL, December 13, 



216 Livingston County in the World War 

1918. Army of Occupation: Dudelingen, Luxemburg, December 6, 1918- July 
8, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, July 14, 1919, on Rotterdam. Landed at 
New York, July 22, 1919; to Camp Merritt, July 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, 
July 25, 1919. Discharged July 29, 1919. 

GRIGSBY, ROY, Cornell, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 
GRIGSBY, LEE, Cornell, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

161 D. B. 

GRISSON, MOSES, Joliet, Illinois. Born March 11, 1897, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Inducted September 25, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To amp Grant, Illinois. Cook, 
Co. B, 161 D. B. Discharged January 18, 1919, Camp Grant. 

81 P. A. F. A. O. R. C. 

GRONEWOLD, MILTON M., Chicago, Illinois. Born October 9, 1897, Illinois. 
Computer, railroad valuation. Enlisted April 24, 1918, Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri. To Camp Fremont, California. Pvt., Batt. C, 81 F. A. Trans- 
ferred to F. A. Rep. Troops, Unassg., Camp Zachary Taylor, Field Artillery 
Central Officers Training Camp, July 15, 1918. Commissioned 2d Lt., F. A. 
0. R. C., December 4, 1918. Not discharged, but retains commission as 2d Lt., 
F. A. 0. R. -C. First enlistment, Aviation Section, Signal Corps, December, 
1917; discharged January, 1918, defective vision. 

S. A. T. C. 

GRONEWOLD, WESLEY, Chicago, Illinois. Born March 6, 1899, Dwight, Illi- 
nois. Student Northwestern College. Inducted October 18, 1918, Wheaton, 
Illinois. Pvt., S. A. T. C., Northwestern College, Naperville, Illinois. Dis- 
charged December 20, 1918. 

Tr. Det. 

GROSKREUTZ, HENRY A., Lake Wilson, Minnesota. Born July 21, 1897, 
Fulda, Minnesota. Banker. Enlisted September 19, 1918, Slayton, Minnesota. 
Pvt., Dunwoody Institute Tr. Det., Radio Branch, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dis- 
charged December 10, 1918, Minneapolis. 

20 Aero Sqdn. 

GROTEVANT, THOMAS EUGENE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 12, 1895, Tre- 
mont, Illinois. Engineer. Enlisted May 7, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. To Kelly 
Field, San Antonio, Texas, May 15, 1917. Pvt., 20 Aero Sqdn. Transferred 
to Wilbur Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio ; to Camp Mills, Long Island. Sailed from 
New York, December 18, 1917, on Orduna. Landed at Glasgow, Scotland, De- 



Livingston County in the World War 217 

cember 31, 1917. Trained at Norbrough, England, January 8-May 1, 1918 ; Stan- 
ford, England, May 1-August 7, 1918. To France, August 12, 1918. Promoted 
to Cpl., June 12, 1918 ; to Sgt., September 15, 1918 ; to Sgt. 1 CL, February 15, 
1919. Engagements: St. Mihiel Drive, September 12-18, 1918; Argonne-Meuse 
Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, 
April 23, 1919, on Henry R. Mallory. Landed at New York, May 1, 1919 ; to 
Camp Mills, Long Island, May 1, 1919 ; to Camp Grant ; discharged May 21, 1919. 

C. A. C. 

GRUNERT, CHARLES J., Fairbury, Illinois. Born June 7, 1887, North Vernon, 
Indiana. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt, 1st Co., C. D. L. I. S. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., August 1, 
1918. To Camp Grant, Illinois, December 26, 1918. Discharged January 2, 
1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

GRUNERT, JOHN A., Fairbury, Illinois. Born June 7, 1887, Brewersville, 
Indiana. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., C. A. C. Transferred to Batt. C, 68 C. A. C., Ft. 
Terry, July 19, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on 
Leicestershire. Landed at LeHavre, France, August 29, 1918. Trained at St. 
Pardon, France. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Mat- 
sonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919; to Camp Mills, 
February 16, 1919; to Ft. Wadsworth; to Camp Grant, February 28, 1919. 
Discharged March 6, 1919. 

Anti- Aircraft 37 C. A. 0. 

GRUSH, FRANK R., Dwight, Illinois. Born October 16, 1894, Dwight, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, 
New York. Pvt., C. A. C. Transferred to 1st Anti-Aircraft Batt., Ft. H. G. 
Wright, August 5, 1918; to special duty and listening school, New London, 
Connecticut; to Ft. H. G. Wright. Transferred to 37 C. A. C., Camp Eustis, 
Virginia, October 10, 1918 ; to Camp Stuart, Virginia, November 1, 1918, Batt. 
E, 37 C. A. C. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, to Ft. Hancock, New 
Jersey; to Ft. Terry, New York, December 20, 1918; to Camp Grant, Illinois. 
Discharged May 13, 1919. 

GUINERT, JOHN. (Could not be located.) 

GULLAFORD, OSCAR H., Forrest, Illinois. (Service record not returned.) 

4 Rep. Reg. Inf. 60 Inf. 

GULO, ANDREW T., Streator, Illinois. Born October 27, 1894, Streator, Illi- 
nois. Punch press operator. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 



218 Livingston County in the World War 

Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. To Camp Merritt, July 
11, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., July 4, 1918. Sailed from Camp Merritt, July 16, 
1918, on Anchor. Landed at Liverpool, England, July 28, 1918. Trained at 
Telco, France, July 30- August 4, 1918. Transferred to Co. B, 60 Inf., 5 Div., 
August 2, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel, September 4-9, 1918; Argonne- 
Meuse, September 26-October 9, 1918; Pont-a-Mousson, October 11-18, 1918; 
Meuse-Argonne, October 21-November 11, 1918. Cited as follows: 

Hdqrs., 9th Infantry Brigade. 
December 31, 1918. 
General Orders No. 11 Extract. 

1. The following named officer and enlisted men are cited in orders for 
distinguished conduct in action : 

CORPORAL ANDREW GULO 



2. On November 4, 1918, the above named enlisted men of Company B, 
60 Inf., patrolled the banks of the Meuse River in full view of the enemy and 
constantly exposed themselves to machine gun and artillery fire. Much infor- 
mation about the position of the enemy and places for fording the river was 
gained which later was available in effecting a crossing of the river by our troops. 

3. In the performance of this duty the above named soldiers exposed them- 
selves to an unusual degree in a fearless manner. 

BY COMMAND OF BRIGADIER GENERAL CASTNER. 
RAY K. CHALFANT, Major and Adjutant. 

Army of Occupation : Esch, Luxemburg, December 16, 1918-June 16, 1919 ; 
Wincheringen, Luxemburg, June 18-July 5, 1919. Sailed from Brest, July 18, 
1919, on Aquitania. Landed at New York, July 24, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, Long 
Island, July 24, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, July 26, 1919. Discharged July 28, 1919. 

349 M. G. Co. 327 M. O. Co. 

GUTEL, ALEXIS H., Odell, Illinois. Born April 16, 1888, Nevada, Illinois. 
Grocer clerk. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., 349 M. G. Co. Transferred to 327 M. G. Co., Camp Gordon, Georgia, 
April 4, 1918. Promoted to Cpl. Sailed from New York City, April 29, 1918, 
on Mauretania. Landed at LeHavre, France, May 9, 1918. Trained at Acheux, 
France, May 11-June 11, 1918. Engagements : Lagny Sector, July 4- August 10, 
1918; Marbache Sector, August 17-September 11, 1918; St. Mihiel Operation, 
September 12-15, 1918 ; Baulney and Charpentry, Fleville and Chehery, Chehery 
and LaViergette Sectors (Argonne-Meuse Offensive), September 30-October 31, 
1918. Sailed from Brest, France, February 1, 1919, on LaFrance. Landed at 
New York, February 8, 1919 ; to hospital, Plattsburg, New York, February 20, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, April 3, 1919. Discharged April 11, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 219 

Tr. Det. 564 Engr. 159 D. B. 

GUTEL, CLAUDE ELMER, Odell, Illinois. Born December 25, 1897, Odell, 
Illinois. Farm laborer. Inducted September 12, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Mooseheart, Illinois. Pvt., U. S. Tr. Det. Transferred to 564 Engr., Camp 
Shelby, Mississippi, November 14, 1918 ; to 159 D. B., Camp Taylor, Kentucky, 
December 13, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., December 11, 1918. Discharged De- 
cember 19, 1918, Camp Taylor. 

58 C. A. C. 

GUTEL, EARL, Odell, Illinois. Born February 8, 1892, Odell, Illinois. 
Farmer. Enlisted December 14, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri; to Ft. Totten, New York. Pvt., Batt. A, 58 C. A. C. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, 
France, May 24, 1918. Trained at LaCourtine, France, June 1-October 23, 
1918 ; also at Paris, Limoges, St. Leonard, Vignory. Engagements : St. Mihiel, 
occupying Toul Sector near Thiaucourt, October 25-November 11, 1918. The 
58 C. A. C. was the last regiment of artillery to leave France, being engaged 
during February and March, 1919, on the government docks at Bordeaux. Sailed 
from Bordeaux, France, April 16, 1919, on Santa Barbara. Landed at New 
York City, April 27, 1919; to Camp Upton, April 27, 1919; to Camp Grant, 
May 11, 1919. Discharged May 14, 1919. 

Ord. Dept. 

GUTEL, EDWARD ISAIAH, Odell, Illinois. Born March 13, 1890, Odell, Illi- 
nois. Assistant bank cashier. Inducted November 23, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. 
To Camp Dodge, Iowa; to Rock Island Arsenal. Pvt. Transferred to Ord. 
Dept., Washington, D. C., January 6, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., January 1, 1918 ; 
to Ord. Sgt., May 23, 1918; to 2d Lt, Ord. R. C., May 12, 1919. Discharged 
December 12, 1918, Camp Meigs, Washington, D. C. 

5 P. A. R. D. 

GUTEL, LLOYD E., Odell, Illinois. Born August 26, 1899, Odell, Illinois. 
Student. Enlisted July 4, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Mis- 
souri, July 11, 1918; to Camp Taylor, Kentucky. Batt. B, 5 F. A. R. D. Pro- 
moted to Sgt., September 9, 1918. Discharged December 13, 1918. 

809 Pion. Inf. M. T. C. 513 

GUTHRIE, ROY D., Fairbury, Illinois. Born November 21, 1897, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Chauffeur. Inducted August 1, 1918, Streator, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. A, 809 Pion. Inf. To Camp Upton, Long Island, Sep- 
tember, 1918. Sailed from Camp Upton, September 23, 1918, on Mongolia. 



220 Livingston County in the World War 

Landed at St. Nazaire, France, October 2, 1918. Trained at St. Nazaire, Oc- 
tober 2-18, 1918. Transferred to M. T. C. 513, October 18, 1918; to 809 Inf., 
July 6, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, July 6, 1919, on U. S. A. T. Swanton. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, July 16, 1919; to Camp Roosevelt, Long 
Island, July 16, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, July 23, 1919. Discharged July 24, 1919. 

310 F. S. Bn. 

GYSEL, CHARLES, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 17, 1890, Welchingen, 
Switzerland. Electrical engineer. Enlisted June 7, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. 
Mobilized October 5, 1917, Chicago. Pvt., Co. C, 310 Field Signal Bn., 4 Army 
Corps. Promoted to Cpl., November 1, 1917 ; to Sgt., December 12, 1917. Sailed 
from New York, July 21, 1918, on Minnekanda. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
August 3, 1918. Trained at Sanchre and Toul, France, August 6-21, 1918. 
Engagements: St. Mihiel Sector, September 12-16, 1918. Army of Occupa- 
tion: Kockem, Germany, December 6-15, 1918; May en, Germany, December 15, 
1918-March 9, 1919. Discharged July 17, 1919, at Gievres, France. 

122 Inf. Cas. Co. Inf. Rep. 

HAACK, HERMAN A., Strawn, Illinois. Born June 7, 1894, Sibley, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., Co. B, 122 Inf. To Camp Mills, September 15, 1918 ; to hospital, Camp 
Merritt, October 12, 1918 ; transferred to 569 Cas. Co. ; to Camp Lee, Vir- 
ginia, December 1, 1918; to Camp Grant, 72 Bn., Inf. Rep. Tr. Troops, De- 
cember 15, 1918. Discharged December 26, 1918. 

Eep. Inf. 131 Inf. 

HABERKORN, ADOLPH J., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born December 12, 1895, 
Chatsworth. Farmer. Inducted May 27, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia. Pvt., Replacement troops. Transferred to Camp 
Merritt, July 8, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 22, 1918, on 
U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 4, 1918. To 
LeMans, France. Transferred to 131 Inf. M. G. Co., September 26, 1918. En- 
gagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October 2-14, 1918. Gassed October 18, 
1918, in the vicinity of Bethincourt. To Division Field Hosp., October 18, 1918. 
Army of Occupation: Germany, December 15, 1918-April 28, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, May 14, 1919, on Kaiserin Augusta Victoria. Landed at 
Long Island City, May 23, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, May 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
June 2, 1919. Discharged June 5, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

HACKLEY, GEORGE BEMIS, Gillett, Arkansas. Born May 9, 1888, Campbells- 
ville, Kentucky. Lineman. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 



Livingston County in the World War 221 

H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 2 Co., L. I. S. C. A. C. Transferred to 68 
C. A. C., Ft. Terry, New York, June, 1918. Promoted to Mec., May 19, 1918. 
Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed 
at LeHavre, Prance, August 27, 1918. Trained at St. Pardon, France, Sep- 
tember 1, 1918-January 23, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 
1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, February 16, 1919; to Camp Mills, 
New York, February 16, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, March 1, 1919. Dis- 
charged March 6, 1919. 

163 D. B. 5 Bee. Co. June A. R. D. Q. M. C., M. P. 

HADLEY, HOWARD F., Fennimore, Wisconsin. Born March 10, 1894, Black- 
stone, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge. Iowa. Pvt., 163 D. B. Transferred to 5 Receiving Co., Camp Joseph 
B. Johnston, Florida, May 21, 1918 ; to June A. R. D. ; to Q. M. C., M. P. Dis- 
charged March 12, 1919, Camp Johnston. 

R. O. T. O. 332 F. A. 12 Aero Sqdn. 

HAGER, HENRY M., Dwight, Illinois. Born February 4, 1894, Ottawa, Illi- 
nois. Student. Enlisted May 15, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. Candidate, 
R. 0. T. C. Commissioned 2d Lt., August 15, 1917 ; assgn. 332 F. A., Camp 
Grant. Transferred to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, April 22, 1918; to Mt. Clemens, 
Michigan, June 22, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 17, 1918, 
on America. Landed at Brest, France, August 28, 1918. Trained at LeCour- 
neau, September 1-14, 1918 ; Tours, September 14-30, 1918 ; Chatillon sur Seine, 
October 1-31, 1918. Transferred to 12 Aero Sqdn., November 7, 1918. Army 
of Occupation : Merci le Haute, France, November 15-December 7, 1918 ; Treves, 
Germany, December 8-31, 1918; Coblenz, Germany, January 1-April 13, 1919. 
Sailed from Marseilles, France, May 15, 1919, on Canada. Landed at Brooklyn, 
June 2, 1919; to Camp Mills, June 2, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 16, 1919. 
Discharged June 17, 1919. 

HAGERTY, JAMES, Streator, Illinois. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (Further information not available. Service 
record not returned.) 

K. O. 

HAHN, CHARLES, Cullom, Illinois. Born January 24, 1873, Germany. Clerk. 
Enlisted September 12, 1918, for K. of C. service. To Camp Grant, Illinois. 
Released December 31, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

HAHN, ERNEST, Chatsworth, Illinois. Co. F, 129 Inf. (Could not be located. 
All mail returned unclaimed.) 



222 Livingston County in the World War 

55 Inf. 102 Inf. 

HAHN, JOHN CHARLES, Cullom, Illinois. Born January 13, 1896, Cullom, 
Illinois. Mail carrier. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri; to Camp MacArthur. Pvt., Co. L, 55 Inf., 7 Div. Trans- 
ferred to Co. C, 102 Inf., France, August 26, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, August 3, 1918, on Leviathan. Landed at Brest, France, August 11, 

1918. Went immediately to front. Engagements : St. Mihiel Drive, September 
12-16, 1918 ; Marcheville Sacrifice Drive, September 26, 1918; Verdun (Neptune 
Sector), October 1-November 11, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, March 30, 

1919, on Agamemnon. Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, April 8, 1919 ; to Camp 
Devens, April 9, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, April 22, 1919. Discharged April 26, 
1919. 

124 Inf. 329 Inf. 

HAHN, PAUL C., Flanagan, Illinois. Born July 21, 1894, Anchor, Illinois. 
Banker. Inducted June 24, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Sup. Co., 124 Inf., 31 Div. Promoted to Cpl., September 1, 

1918. Sailed from New York City, October 17, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at 
Southampton, England, October 24, 1918 ; to LeHavre, France, October 26, 1918. 
Transferred to Co. A, 329 Inf., 83 Div., LeMans, France. Stationed at LeMans, 
October 26-28, 1918; Yvre le Polin, October 28, 1918-January 1, 1919; Brest, 
January 2-23, 1919. Sailed from Brest, January 23, 1919, on Minnekhada. 
Landed at New York, February 1, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 6, 

1919. Discharged February 12, 1919. 

313 Engrs. 312 Engrs. 

HAINES, ORVILLE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 2, 1892, Cropsey, Illi- 
nois. Tractor machinist. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. B, 313 Engrs. Transferred to Co. B, 312 Engrs., 
Camp Pike, Arkansas, November 29, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., December 1, 
1917 ; to Cpl., February 2, 1918 ; to Sgt, June 28, 1918 ; to 1st Sgt., November 
20, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 24, 1918, on Caronia. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, September 5, 1918; to LeHavre, France, Sep- 
tember 9, 1918. Trained at Pons, France, September 15-October 20, 1918 ; to 
Bordeaux, France, October 21, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, June 14, 
1919, on Dakotan. Landed at Philadelphia, June 25, 1919 ; to Camp Dix, New 
Jersey, June 25, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, July 1, 1919. Discharged 
July 7, 1919. 

4O. A. B. D. Inf. 

HAINES, FRANCIS W., Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 3, 1898, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Mechanic. Enlisted June 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri, July 12, 1918. Pvt., F. A. Transferred to 4 0. A. R. D., Camp Tay- 



Livingston County in the World War 223 

I 

lor, October 12, 1918 ; to Inf., Winchester, England, October 27, 1918. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 25, 1918, on Mentor. Landed at Liver- 
pool, England, November 8, 1918; to Camp Hunt, France. Army of Occupa- 
tion: Polch, Germany, March 31-June 6, 1919; Coblenz, Germany, June 6- 
July 1, 1919; Kripp, Germany, July 1-September 13, 1919; oblenz, Septem- 
ber 13, 1919-November 22, 1920. Sailed from Antwerp, Belgium, November 22, 
1920, on Pocahontas. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, December 8, 1920; to 
Camp Dix, New Jersey, December 9, 1920. Discharged December 24, 1920. 

349 Inf. 328 Inf. 

HAIR, WALTER L., Peoria, Illinois. Born November 18, 1889, Buckley, Illi- 
nois. Inducted September 20, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Pvt., Co. G, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. L, 328 Inf., Camp Gordon, Georgia, 
April, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, on Scandinavian, May 1, 1918. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, May 17, 1918. Engagements: Marbache Sec- 
tor, August 15-September 11, 1918; St. Mihiel Sector, September 11-18, 1918; 
Meuse-Argonne, October 7-30, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 10, 
1919, on Ohioan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919; to Camp 
Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant. Discharged May 30, 1919. Cited as 
follows : 

Hdqrs. 164 Infantry Brigade, A. E. F., France, 

May 4, 1919. 
General Orders No. 1 Extract. 

1. It is with particular pride that the Brigade Commander announces to 
the command the splendid conduct of the following officers and soldiers in action 
against the enemy as described after their respective names. These splendid 
examples of courage and heroism are typical of the finest type of American 
soldiers : 

Pvt, Walter L. Hair, Co. L, 328 Infantry. 

During the Meuse-Argonne offensive from October 8-30, 1918, Pvt. Hair 
acted as stretcher bearer during the entire drive and displayed extraordinary 
bravery, devotion to duty, and disregarding his own personal comfort, he rescued 
and administered to the wounded soldiers, frequently giving aid under heavy 
shell fire. 

2. This order to be read to all organizations at the first formation after 
its receipt. 

BY COMMAND OP BRIGADIER GENERAL LINDSEY. 

SANDERS JONES, Capt. Inf. U. S. A., 
Acting Adjutant. 

124 Inf. 12 Inf. Army Sup. Base 

HALFACRE, WILLIAM DELBERT, luka, Illinois. Born February 23, 1895, 
Marion County, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 



224 Livingston County in the World War 

To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. A, 124 Inf., 31 Div. To Camp Mills, 
New York, September 22, 1918 ; to Camp Merritt ; to Camp Mills. Transferred 
to Co. C, 12 Inf., 8 Div., October 20, 1918 ; to Army Supply Base, November 26, 
1918. To Camp Grant. Discharged April 16, 1919. 

HALL, ALBERT J., Dwight, Illinois. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. (Further information not available. 
Could not be located.) 

HALL, JAMES, Pontiac, Illinois. Inducted September 4, 1917, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (Further information not available. Could 
not be located.) 

HALLAM, CHESTER, Chatsworth, Illinois. (Service record not returned.) 

313 M. P. 1st Army M. P. 

HALLAM, HARVEY H., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born March 10, 1887, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Teamster. Inducted September 6, 1917, Ottawa, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. A, 313 M. P. Promoted to Pvt. 1 1. Sailed 
from New York, August 17, 1918, on Demosthenes. Landed at Liverpool, Eng- 
land, September 1, 1918. Transferred to Co. C, 1st Army M. P. Engagements : 
Meuse-Argonne, October 3-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Coblenz, 
Germany, March 28-June 2, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, June 28, 1919, 
on Louisville. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, July 7, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
July 13, 1919. Discharged July 15, 1919. 

164 D. B. -M. T. C. 

HALSTEAD, HARRY F., Frankfort, South Dakota. Born June 22, 1896, 
Weston, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 26, 1918, Redfield, South Dakota, for 
Livingston County Local Board. To Camp Funston, Kansas. Pvt., 8 Co., 164 
D. B. Transferred to Co. 382, M. T. C., Camp Funston, August 15, 1918. Pro- 
moted to Cpl., November 13, 1918. Discharged May 15, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

HAMILTON, EDWARD J., Chicago, Illinois. Born April 11, 1895, St. Louis, 
Missouri. Printer. Enlisted January 17, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican 
Border Service. Mobilized June 19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. 
Inf. To San Antonio, Texas. Mustered out of Federal Service, Ft. Sheridan, 
Illinois, February 21, 1917. World War Service: Mobilized July 25, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. Designation changed to Co. F, 129 Inf. Promoted to Mech., 
May 15, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Busses, France, 
June 28-July 17, 1918. Engagements: Somme- Amiens Offensive, with Austral- 



Livingston County in the World War 225 

ian Corps, July 26- August 6, 1918. Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 
11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, September 7-26, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 
September 26-October 4, 1918. Wounded, Dannevoux Woods, October 4, 1918, 
mustard gas. To hospital at Rimuricourt, France, October 10, 1918. Sailed 
from St. Nazaire, France, December 27, 1918, on U. S. S. Madawaska. Landed 
at Newport News, Virginia, January 10, 1919 ; to Camp Hill, Virginia, January 
10, 1918; to Camp Sherman, Ohio, January 18, 1919. Discharged January 
24, 1919. 

5 Eep. Beg. 104 Inf. 

HAMILTON, EZRA, Streator, Illinois. Born August 11, 1888, Livingston 
County, Illinois. Coal miner. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 50, 5 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Sup. Co., 
104 Inf., 26 Div., St. Aignan, August 5, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, July 16, 1918. Landed at Southampton, England, July 29, 1918. En- 
gagements : St. Mihiel, September 12-15, 1918 ; Argonne, September 16-October 
6, 1918; Verdun, October 14-November 11, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, 
March 27, 1919, on Mt. Vernon. Landed at Boston, April 4, 1919; to Camp 
Devens, April 5, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, April 12, 1919. Discharged April 18, 
1919. 

HAMILTON, GENE, Dwight, Illinois. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (Further information not available. Service 
record not returned.) 

M. C. 

HAMILTON, DR. OTIS P., Forrest, Illinois. Born January 29, 1882, Colfax, 
Illinois. Physician and Surgeon. Commissioned August 3, 1918, Chicago, Illi- 
nois. Mobilized at Camp Meade, Maryland, August 25, 1918. 1st Lt., M. C., 
33 F. A. Discharged December 9, 1918, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

0. S. N. E. F. 

HANCOCK, HENRY CARL, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 5, 1889, Chicago, 
Illinois. Reformatory guard. Enlisted July 19, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To 
Great Lakes, Illinois, N. T. S. Fireman 3 Cl., U. S. N. R. F. Transferred to 
Naval Base, Hampton Roads, Virginia ; to Norfolk, Virginia, August 28, 1918 ; 
to U. S. S. Indiana, September 6, 1918 ; to Receiving Ship, Bay Kidge, Brooklyn, 
New York. Sailed from New York ity, December 23, 1918, on U. S. S. Mercy, 
a hospital ship. Landed at St. Nazaire, France, January 2, 1919. Sailed from 
St. Nazaire, January 10, 1919, on U. S. S. Mercy. Landed at New York City, 
January 24, 1919. Released from active duty, February 10, 1919. Held in 
reserve until July, 1922. 

HANDLEY, HARRY, Pontiac, Illinois. (Service record not returned.) 



226 Livingston County in the World War 

129 Inf. 

HANEB, GLENN R., Fairbury, Illinois. Born November 14, 1897, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Express driver. Enlisted April 26, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized 
July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., 33 Div. To Camp 
Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. 
Trained at Brest, May 24-June 6, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., October 24, 1918. 
Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; 
Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de 
Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps, on East Bank of 
Meuse River ; Somme- Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26- August 6, 
1918; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, 
Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Tryon Sector, Woevre District, October 24- 
November 9, 1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, No- 
vember 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 
7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, 
May 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

HANEY, ELMER ELLSWORTH, Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 17, 1891, 
Lyons, Nebraska. Mechanic. Enlisted May 1, 193,7, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobil- 
ized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mus., Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., 33 Div. To 
Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Transferred to Signal Platoon, 129 
Inf. Promoted to Cpl., November 12, 1917 ; to Sgt, June 25, 1918 ; to Band 
Sgt., October 20, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on 
U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at 
Australian School, Busses, France, June 14-29, 1918; British Training School, 
Gorenflos. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 
11, 1918 ; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, 
Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East 
Bank of Meuse River; Somme- Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26- 
August 6, 1918; Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. P., August 11-20, 1918; 
Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre District, 
October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, 
November 10-11, 1918. Citation, October 10, 1918, Consenvoye. Army of Occupa- 
tion : Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
May 15, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; 
to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged 
June 6, 1919. Cited as follows: 

THE 33d Div., A. E. F. 

SGT. ELMER L. HANEY : The reports of your Regimental Commander and 
of the Commanding General of the 65 Brigade testify to your gallantry and 



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splendid preformance of duty at Consenvoye on October 10, 1918. Your con- 
duct on that occasion has afforded me genuine gratification and I have accord- 
ingly directed that your name and action be inscribed on the Roll of Honor of 
the Prairie Division. 

GEORGE BELL, JR., Major General 

Commanding 33d Division. 

3 HI. Inf. 129 Inf. 

HANEY, ROY RARICK, Glendora, California. Born August 2, 1898, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted September 18, 1914, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican 
Border Service : Mobilized June 19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt. 1 01., Co. P, 
3 111. Inf. Promoted to Cpl., July 4, 1916; to Sgt., November 19, 1916. To 
Camp "Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. Transferred to Regt. Hdqrs., January 24, 
1917. Promoted to Color Sgt., January 27, 1917. Mustered out of Federal 
Service, February 22, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. World War Service : Mob- 
ilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Color Sgt., Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., 33 Div. 
To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, 
May 24, 1918. Trained in Albert Sector, July 26-August 4, 1918; Villers- 
Bretonneux, August 11-20, 1918. Engagements: Major Offensives, Class A 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Class B, Opera- 
tives, Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert 
Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, 
September 7-26, 1918. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, Decem- 
ber 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Promoted to 2d Lt., April 9, 1919. Sailed from 
Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at New York, 
May 22, 1919; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 20, 1919. 

352 Inf. 131 Inf. 

HANKS, JOSEPH CLARK, Fairbury, Illinois. Born September 5, 1890, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Painter. Inducted February 27, 1918, Redwood Falls, Minne- 
sota. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. B, 352 Inf., 88 Div. Transferred to 
Co. B, 131 Inf., 33 Div., Camp Logan, Texas, April 18, 1918. Left for Camp 
Upton, May 7, 1918 ; arrived May 12, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 22, 1918, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Brest, France, May 30, 1918. 
Trained near Amiens. Engagements : Capture of Hamel, July 4, 1918 ; Chip- 
illy Ridge, August 9, 1918. Sick August 20, 1918 ; to hospital at Paris, August 
20, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, March 3, 1919, with Minnesota Cas. Co. 
1408, on U. S. S. Mt. Vernon. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 12, 1919 ; 
to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, March 12, 1919 ; to Camp Dodge, Iowa, March 22, 
1919. Discharged March 24, 1919. 

HANNA, FRANCIS, Budd, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 



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3 111. Inf. 1 Engrs. 6 Engrs. 

HANON, FRANCIS J., Dwight, Illinois. Born July 1, 1892, Chicago, Illinois. 
Farmer. Enlisted June 19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican Border Service: 
Mobilized June 24, 1916, Springfield, Illinois. Pvt., o. F, 3 111. Inf. To Camp 
Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., October 21, 1917. 
Mustered from Federal Service, February 21, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. Dis- 
charged from National Guard and enlisted March 15, 1917, Streator, Illinois. 
Pvt., Co. D, 1 Engrs. Transferred to Co. C, 6 Engrs., May 1, 1917 ; Hdqrs. Co., 
November 3, 1917 ; Co. C, 6 Engrs., December 1, 1917. Promoted to Pvt. 1 CL, 
December 2, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, December 4, 1917, on 
George Washington. Landed at Brest, France, December 24, 1917. Engage- 
ments: Battle of the Marne, March 10, 1918; Belleau Woods, April 15, 1918; 
Chateau Thierry, July 14, 1918. Wounded July 16, 1918, Chateau Thierry, 
H. E. W., fracture C. C. upper and right femur. Sent to Base Hosp. No. 24, 
July 19, 1918; to Base Hosp. No. 8, August 9, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, 
France, September 4, 1918, on hospital ship, Maui. Landed at Ellis Island, 
U. S. Army Hosp., September 29, 1918; to U. S. Gen. Hosp. No. 3, Rahway, 
New Jersey, October 3, 1918; to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 19, 1919. Dis- 
charged May 29, 1919. 

129 Inf. 108 M. P. 

HANSEN, ARTHUR, Dwight, Illinois. Born March 20, 1894, Dwight, Illinois. 
Farmer. Enlisted June 5, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Transferred to 108 M. P., 33 Div., 
September 20, 1917. Sailed from New York, May 22, 1918, on Leviathan. 
Landed at Brest, France, May 30, 1918. Engagements: Somme Offensive, 
Gresaire Woods and Chipilly Ridge, June 22-August 24, 1918 ; Argonne-Meuse 
Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation : Diekirch, 
Luxemburg, December 18, 1918-April 30, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
May 12, 1919, on U. S. S. Charleston. Landed at New York, May 22, 1919 ; 
to Camp Mills, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged 
June 5, 1919. 

M. C. C. A. C. 

HANSON, ELMER BERNHARD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 20, 1899, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Barber. Enlisted June 8, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri ; to West Haven, Connecticut. Pvt., M. C., U. S. Gen. Hosp. 
No. 16. Discharged from M. C., April 14, 1919. Re-enlisted for 1 year in 
C. A. C., April 14, 1919. Camp Strong, Boston, Massachusetts. 

129 Inf. 

HANSEN, ELMER P., Dwight, Illinois. Born April 13, 1895, Dwight, Illinois. 
Laborer. Enlisted August 3, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. To 



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Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., May 20, 
1918. To Camp Upton, May 7, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 
10, 1918. on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. 
Trained at Brest, May 27-June 23, 1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Offen- 
sive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26- 
October 9, 1913; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, with 
XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme- Amiens Sector, 
with Australian Corps, July 26- August 6, 1918; Albert Sector with 18 Div., 
B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; 
Troy on Sector, Woevre District, October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, 
St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: 
Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, May 15, 1919, on Leviathan, Landed at New York, May 22, 1919; 
to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged 
June 6, 1919. 

349 Inf. 345 Inf. 

HANSEN, WALTER 0., Odell, Illinois. Born February 20, 1896, Odell, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. I, 349 Inf. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 345 Inf., Camp 
Pike, Arkansas, November 19, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., January 1, 1918. To 
Camp Dix, New Jersey, June 15, 1918. Transferred to Co. I, 345 Inf., August 
18, 1918. Sailed from Jersey City, New Jersey, August 24, 1918, on Cedric. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, September 5, 1918. Trained at Camp Focey, 
France, September 23-December 6, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, December 
28, 1918, on Agamemnon (Wilhelm 2d). Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
Pier 1, January 5, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, January 5, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
January 10, 1919. Discharged January 18, 1919. 

Q. M. O. Prov. Gds. 

HANSEL, CARL F., Fairbury, Illinois. Born May 29, 1894, Vernon, Indiana. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., Cooks and Bakers School. Transferred to Provost Guards, Camp Wheeler, 
December 16, 1918. Discharged January 16, 1919, Camp Wheeler. 

A. N. C. 

HARBEKE, MARY, Great Lakes, Illinois. Born March 3, 1892, Chatsworth, 
Illinois. Nurse. Enlisted October 1, 1918, Delaware, Ohio. To Camp Dix, 
New Jersey, October 3, 1918. Nurse, A. N. C., Base Hosp., Camp Dix. To 
Hotel Albert, New York City, October, 1918. Sailed from New York City, 
December 3, 1918, on U. S. S. Louisville. Landed at Southampton, England, 
December 13, 1918. Transferred to Base Hosp. No. 77, Beaune, Cote d'Or, 



230 Livingston County in fhe World War 

Prance; Base Hosp. No. 77 changed to Camp Hosp. No. 107, in April, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, July 13, 1919, on Aquitania. Landed at New York 
City, July 20, 1919. To Hotel Albert, New York City. Discharged August 18, 
1B19. 

339 F. A. 315 M. 8. T. 

HARKRIDER, EARL HARRY, Flanagan, Illinois. Born April 6, 1889, Flanagan, 
Illinois. Decorator. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt, Batt. E, 339 F. A. Transferred to 315 M. S. T., 90 Div., 
Camp Travis, Texas, May 18, 1918 ; to Camp Mills, June 12, 1918. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, June 29, 1918, on Demosthenes. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, July 15, 1918. Trained at Recy-sur-Ource, France, July 19-August 17, 

1918. To St. Mihiel Front, August 17-24, 1918. Engagements: Villers-en- 
Heye, August 24-September 12, 1918; Puvenelle Sector, September 16-October 
11, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, October 22-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupa- 
tion: Bettemburg, Luxemburg, December 1-13, 1918; Treves, Germany, De- 
cember 13-16, 1918; Berncastle-Cues, Germany, December 16, 1918-May 21, 

1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 26, 1919, on U. S. S. Husatonic. 
Landed at Newport News, Virginia, June 9, 1919 ; to Camp Morrison, Virginia, 
June 9, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 13, 1919. Discharged June 17, 1919. 

349 Inf. 345 Inf. 

HARMS, GEORGE E., Flanagan, Illinois. Born February 13, 1896, Flanagan, 
Illinois. Barber. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. I, 349 Inf. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 345 Inf., Camp 
Pike, Arkansas, November 20, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., January, 1918. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 24, 1918, on Caronia. Landed at Liver- 
pool, England, September 5, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, December 28, 
1918, on Agamemnon. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, January 5, 1919; to 
Camp Merritt, January 5, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, January 10, 1919. Dis- 
charged January 18, 1919. 

68 O. A. C. 

HARMS, HERMAN F., Flanagan, Illinois. Born Flanagan, Illinois; 24 5/12 
years old at time of entering service. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Ft. Wright, New York. Cpl., Batt. E, 68 C. A. C. Served in A. E. F., 
August 9, 1918-February 15, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919, Camp Grant. 
(Taken from Discharge Record, office of Livingston Co. Circuit Clerk. Service 
record not returned.) 

4 E. T. R. 6 E. T. B. 606 Engrs. 163 D. B. 

HARMS, OLLEN GERTRUDE, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Born November 16, 1897, 
Prophetstown, Illinois. Teacher. Enlisted July 24, 1918, Decatur, Illinois. 



Livingston County in the World War 231 

To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, July 25, 1918; to Camp Dix, New Jersey. 
Pvt., Cas. Det. Transferred to Co. F, 4 E. T. B., amp Humphreys, Virginia, 
August 10, 1918 ; to Co. A, 6 E. T. B., Camp Humphreys, September 5, 1918 ; 
to Co. D, 606 Engrs., Camp Humphreys, October 17, 1918 ; to Co. 10, 163 D. B., 
Camp Dodge, Iowa, December 28, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., October 4, 1918; 
to Sup. Sgt., November 4, 1918. Discharged January 8, 1919, amp Dodge, 
Iowa. 

48 Inf. 

HARN, HOMER VALENTINE, Long Point, Illinois. Born February 14, 1897, 
Dana, Illinios. Farmer. Enlisted May 8, 1918, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. 
To Camp Stuart, Virginia, May 14, 1918 ; Pvt., Co. M, 48 Inf. Transferred to 
Camp Sevier, South Carolina, September, 1918 ; to Camp Jackson, South Caro- 
lina, December 18, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 CL, February 1, 1919. Dis- 
charged February 19, 1919. 

a. A. T. c. 

HARRELL, DIGS OSMOND, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 16, 1900, Louisville, 
Illinois. Student. Inducted October 5, 1918, Evanston, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. 
T. C., Northwestern University. Discharged December 17, 1918. 

T. M. C. A. 

HARRELL, THOMAS M., Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 13, 1879, Clay 
City, Illinois. Teacher. Entered service October 1, 1918 ; Supervising Teacher, 
Army Y. M. C. A. Application filed for Overseas service. Assigned to Navy 
Y. M. C. A., Camp Dewey, Great Lakes, Illinois, February 1, 1919 ; transferred 
to Main Hospital, Camp, March 1, 1919. Promoted to Educational Secretary, 
February 1, 1919. Beleased August 1, 1919. 

163 D. B. 137 Inf. 

HARRIS, FRED GILBERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 24, 1893, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. E, 163 D. B. Transferred as a Casual to 35 Div., Camp Mills, 
April 26, 1918. Sailed from Camp Mills, May 2, 1918, on Corsican. Landed at 
Liverpool, England, May 16, 1918. Transferred to Co. B, 137 Inf., 35 Div., 
May 20, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel (Keserve), September 12-16, 1918; 
Wesserling Nord Subsector, June 29-July 20, 1918 ; Gerardmer Subsector, Gas- 
chney, August 17-September 2, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, September 26-28, 1918. 
Wounded September 29, 1918, machine gun bullet in left arm, Meuse-Argonne. 
To Base Hosp. No. 23, Vittel, France, October 1-10, 1918 ; to Base Hosp. No. 
76, Vichy, France, October 10-December 24, 1918. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl., 



232 Livingston County in the World War 

January 1, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, April 13, 1919, on Manchuria. 
Landed at New York, April 23, 1919. To Camp Upton, April 24, 1919; to 
Camp Grant, May 5, 1919. Discharged May 7, 1919. 

J. A. E. T. Med. Dept. 

HARRIS, JOSEPH, Fairbury, Illinois. Born July 17, 1888, Fairbury, Illinois. 
Sign painter and miner. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 44, J. A. R. T., Inf. Transferred to Officers' Mess, 
Camp Gordon, as Cook; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, July 21, 1918. Sailed 
from Camp Merritt, July 21, 1918, on Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, Eng- 
land, August 2, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France. Transferred to Camp 
Hosp. No. 52, Med. Dept. Promoted to Pvt. 1 Cl. Sailed from Saint Nazaire, 
France, July 5, 1919, on South Bend. Landed at Brooklyn, New York, July 
15, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, July 15, 1919 ; to Camp Grant. Discharged July 25, 
1919. Served in U. S. M. C., 1907-1908; enlisted at Peoria, Illinois; Disability 
Discharge, Marine Barracks, Washington, D. C. 

161 D. B. 2 Beg. Band 

HARRIS, THOMAS LEROY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 19, 1891, Saunemin, 
Illinois. Shoe maker. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 13 Co., 161 D. B. Transferred to 20 Co., 2 Reg. Band, 
Camp Grant, September 23, 1918. Discharged December 11, 1918, Camp Grant. 

HARRISON, WALTER LEE, Fairbury, Illinois. Inducted October 10, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To 1st Reserve Tr. Brig., Mineola, Long Island. (Further 
information not available. Service record not returned.) 

HART, FRANK J., Chatsworth, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

HART, THOMAS A., Dwight, Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. (Further information not available. Could 
not be located.) 

HART, WILLIAM A., Chenoa, Illinois. Inducted May 20, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. (Further information not obtainable. 
Could not be located.) 

A. 8. 

HARTMAN, HARVEY, Cullom, Illinois. Enlisted October 31, 1917. Pvt., 
Avia., Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To Co. B, 5 Bal. Sqdn., Ft. Omaha, 
Nebraska. (From Livingston Co. Local Board records. Service record not 
returned.) 

4 Rep. Eeg. Inf. 131 Inf. 

HARTMAN, LEWIS, Cullom, Illinois. Born July 7, 1892, ullom, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. 



Livingston County in the World War 233 

Pvt., Co. 44, 4 Eep. Reg. Inf., 83 Div., transferred to Co. 40, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf., 
June 28, 1918 ; to Camp Merritt, July 15, 1918. Sailed from New York, July 
21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 3, 
1918. Trained at Ponibault, France, August 15-September 20, 1918. Trans- 
ferred to Co. P, 131 Inf., 33 Div., September 22, 1918. Engagements: Meuse- 
Argonne, September 26-October 17, 1918. Slightly gassed, Consenvoye, October 
17, 1918; to hospital, Allerey, France, October 19, 1918. Army of Occupation: 
Larochette, Luxemburg, December 25, 1918-March 1, 1919; Reuland, Luxem- 
burg, March 1-April 28, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 14, 1919, on 
Kaiserin Auguste Victoria. Landed at New York, May 23, 1919; to Camp 
Mills, Long Island, May 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 30, 1919. Dis- 
charged June 4, 1919. 

HABTMAN, REUBEN, Cullom, Illinois. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (Service record not returned.) 

106 Anira. Tr. Cas. Co. 

HARVEY, GLEN G., Manville, Illinois. Born September 4, 1895, Manville, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 106 Amm. Tr., Motor Section. Transferred to 519 Cas. 
Co., Camp Merritt, October 28, 1918 ; to 558 Cas. Co., Camp Merritt, November 1, 
1918; to Camp Lee, December 1, 1918; to Camp Grant, Illinois, December 16, 
1918. Discharged December 21, 1918. 

HASE, WALTER L., Forrest, Illinois. (Could not be located. All mail re- 
turned unclaimed.) 

384 M. T. Co. 17 Div. Sup. Tr. 

HASTINGS, STANLEY, Fairbury, Illinois. Born February 14, 1899, Maywood, 
Nebraska. Mechanic. Enlisted February 9, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Jefer- 
son Barracks, Missouri; to Kelley Field, Texas. Pvt., 384 Motor Truck Co. 
Transferred to 17 Div. Sup. Tr., Camp Beauregard, October 30, 1918. Dis- 
charged February 5, 1919. 

Q. M. C. 433 M. T. Co. 

HATHORNE, CHARLES P., Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 28, 1891, Melvin, Illi- 
nois. Clerical worker. Enlisted December 12, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To 
Columbus Barracks, Ohio; to Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Florida. Pvt., Store- 
keepers Co. No. 1. Transferred to Motor Truck Co. 433, Camp Joseph E. 
Johnston, May 1, 1918. Promoted to Sgt, May 1, 1918. Sailed from Newport 
News, Virginia, July 10, 1918, on Aeolus. Landed at Brest, France, July 21, 
1918. Engagements : Toul Sector, September 1-12, 1918 ; St. Mihiel Offensive, 
September 13-15, 1918; Toul Sector, September 16-25, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Of- 



234 Livingston County in the World War 

fensive, September 26-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation, Bettemburg, 
Luxemburg, November 18-December 2, 1918; Trier, Germany, December 2-17, 
1918; Mayen, Germany, December 17, 1918-June 2, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, June 28, 1919, on U. S. S. Mt. Vernon. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
July 5, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, July 5, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illi- 
nois, July 8, 1919. Discharged July 12, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

HATTING, JOSEPH J., Dwight, Illinois. Born December 21, 1892, Dwight, 
Illinois. Carpenter. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt, Det. C. Transferred to Co. 3, Ft. Wright, April 23, 
1918 ; to Batt. D, 68 C. A. C., June 7, 1918. Sailed from Boston Massachusetts, 
August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at LeHavre, France, August 30, 1918. 
Trained at St. Pardon, France, September 2, 1918-January 23, 1919. Sailed 
from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, February 16, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, February 16, 1919 ; to Ft. Wads- 
worth, February 21, 1919; to Camp Grant, February 27, 1919. Discharged 
March 6, 1919. 

IT. S. N. B. F. 

HAWKINS, HERMAN W., Cornell, Illinois. Born September 15, 1895, Edger- 
ton, Minnesota. Expert and salesman, International Harvester Company. En- 
listed March 15, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. Mobilized April 22, 1918, Great 
Lakes, U. S. N. R. F. Mus., 1CL, 10th Band, Camp Ross ; transferred to 17th 
Band, Camp Luce, August 12, 1918; to 5th Band, Camp Perry, January 5, 1919. 
Promoted to Mus., 1CL, October 24, 1918. Leader 10th and 17th Bands. Re- 
leased February 16, 1919, Great Lakes. 

5 Rep. Beg. 157 D. B. C. W. S. 

HAWVER, PAUL L., Decatur, Illinois. Born December 23, 1893, Hammond, 
Illinois. Teacher. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., 50 Co., 5 Rep. Reg. Inf. ; transferred to 28 Co., 157 D. B., June 
27, 1918 ; transferred to Edgewood Arsenal, Chemical Warfare Service, Chemist, 
M. D., August 15, 1918. Discharged December 11, 1918, Edgewood Arsenal. 

3 HI. Inf. 0. 8. N. B. F. 

HAZEL, FRANCIS, Fairbury, Illinois. Born March 11, 1898, Fairbury, Illi- 
nois. Accountant. Enlisted June 19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized for 
Mexican Border Service, June 25, 1916, Springfield, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. 
Inf. To San Antonio, Texas. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., October 1, 1916. Dis- 
charged February 28, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. Enlisted July 22, 1918. Mo- 



Livingston County in the World War 235 

bilized July 29, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. App. Sea., Co. 468 Camp Decatur. 
Transferred to Seaman Guard Co., Camp Ross, September 15, 1918 ; to Coxswain 
School, Main Camp, November 21, 1918. Promoted to S2C, November 25, 1918 ; 
to Coxswain, December 20, 1918. Released February 18, 1919, Main Camp, 
Great Lakes. 

56 Inf. 

HEAD, ART&UR E., Cullom, Illinois. Born July 14, 1893, Pellville, Kentucky. 
Farmer. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri; to Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas. Pvt., Co. K, 55 Inf., 7 Div. 
Sailed from Camp Merritt, New Jersey, August 3, 1918, on Leviathan. Landed 
at Brest, France, August 11, 1918. Gassed, October 20, 1918, Verdun ; to Field 
Hospital ; to Hospital, Toul, France, October 27, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
France, December 28, 1918, on Aurania. Landed at Newport News, January 11, 
1919 ; to Camp Hill, January 11, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, February 4, 1919. Dis- 
charged February 8, 1919. 

HEALY, VINCENT, Fairbury, Illinois. (Service record not returned.) 

116 Aero Sqdn. 2 A. I. O. 

HEATH, LESTER, Odell, Illinois. Born December 1, 1897, Chicago, Illinois. 
Student. Enlisted August 17, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To Kelley 
Field No. 1, San Antonio, Texas. Pvt., 115 Aero Sqdn. Transferred October 
26, 1917, to Mitchell Field, Long Island, New York (then known as Air Service 
Concentration Depot, Garden City, New York). Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, December 5, 1917, on U. S. S. Huron. Landed at St. Nazaire, France, 
December 20, 1917. Transferred to Hdqrs. Det., 2 A. I. C., Tours, France, 
March 1, 1918; to 1103 Aero Sqdn., 2 A. I. C., Tours, June 1, 1918; to 636 Aero 
Sqdn., 2 A. I. C., Tours, August 1, 1918. Promoted to Chauffeur, October 1, 
1918; to Chauffeur 1CL, February 1, 1919. Stationed at 2 A. I. C. during full 
period of foreign service ; this school was a large training center for aerial ob- 
servers ; served as aviation mechanic. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, March 
13, 1919, on U. S. S. Manchuria. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, March 24, 
1919 ; to Camp Mills, New York, March 24, 1919 ; to Mitchell Field, New York, 
March 25, 1919. Discharged April 3, 1919. Re-enlisted April 4, 1919, for one 
year in the Air Service, Regular Army. 

Q. M. O. 

HECKEL, FLOYD J., Dwight, Illinois. Born February 8, 1890, Campus, Illi- 
nois. Chief Clerk, State School and Colony. Voluntary induction, August 1, 
1918. To Camp Meigs, Washington, D. C. Pvt., 12 Co., Q. M. C. Transferred 
to Misc. Det. Camp Q. M., Camp Meigs, Pvt., 1C1. Promoted to Sgt., November 



236 Livingston County in tJie World War 

14, 1918. Held position of Memorandum Receipt Clerk in office of Camp Sup- 
ply Officer, Camp Meigs, for five months. Discharged February 3, 1919, Camp 
Grant, Illinois. 

326 Inf. 

HEIDENREICH, DICK, Flanagan, Illinois. Born October 12, 1890, Rooks 
Creek Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pont- 
iac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. K, 326 Inf. To Camp 
Mills, September 15, 1918. Sailed from New York, October 5, 1918, on Orizaba. 
Landed at Brest, France, October 18, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, 
May 16, 1919. Landed at New York, May 29, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, May 29, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 5, 1919. Discharged June 7, 1919. 

121 Inf. ill Inf. 

HEIDENREICH, FRED C., Flanagan, Illinois. Born August 9, 1892, Flanagan, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. H, 121 Inf., 31 Div. To Camp Mills, September 
21, 1918. Sailed from New York, October 5, 1918, on Orizaba. Landed at Brest, 
France, October 18, 1918. Transferred to Co. C., 121 Inf., November, 1918 ; to 
Co. C, 111 Inf. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, April 15, 1919, on Minnesota. 
Landed at New York, April 28, 1919 ; to Camp Dix, April 29, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, May 9, 1919. Discharged May 9, 1919. 

Bet. Engrs. 

HEINRICH, PETER A., Chenoa, Illinois. Born May 7, 1895, Flanagan, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp For- 
rest, Georgia. Pvt., 9 Prov. Ret. Co. Engrs. Transferred to U. S. Gen. Hosp., 
Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia, October 11, 1918 ; to 4 Ret. Co., Camp Forrest, December 
12, 1918. Discharged December 28, 1918, Camp Custer, Michigan. 

339 F. A. 165 D. B. 315 San. Tr. 

HEISNER, FRED, JR., Pontiac, Illinois. Born Nevember 18, 1895, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 28, 1918. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 
339 F. A. Transferred to 165 D. B., Camp Travis, Texas, May 15, 1918 ; to 
Field Hosp. 358, 315 San. Tr., 90 Div., May 17, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, June 28, 1918, on Melita. Landed at Liverpool, England, July 12, 
1918. Trained at Winnalldowns, Winchester, England, July 12-16, 1918; at 
Recey-sur-Ource, France, July 19-August 15, 1918. Engagements : St. Mihiel, 
September 12-16, 1918; Toul Sector, September 17-October 19, 1918; Meuse- 
Argonne, October 19-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Conz, Ger- 
many, December 7-10, 1918 ; Manderscheid, Germany, December 10-27, 1918 ; 



Livingston County in the, World War 237 

Berncastel-Cues, Germany, December 27, 1918-April 10, 1919. Sailed from St. 
Nazaire, France, May 26, 1919, on U. S. S. Huron. Landed at Newport News, 
Virginia, June 7, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart, Virginia, June 7, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, June 14, 1919. Discharged June 17, 1919. 

339 F. A. 

HEISNER, WILLIAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 18, 1892, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Pvt, 339 F. A. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, May 18, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, August 24, 1918, on Empress of Britain. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, September 6, 1918. Trained at Nuttyash, England, September 6-20, 
1918; at St. Satirn, France. Sailed from Marseilles, France, January 20, 1919. 
Landed at New York City, February 4, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, February 4, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, February 20, 1919. Discharged March 1, 1919. 

7 M. a. T. 

HELBLING, EDWARD L., Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 17, 1893, Wing, 
Illinois. Traveling salesman. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp McArthur. Sgt., Co. D, 7 Motor Sup. Tr. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, August 16, 1918, on S. S. Niagara. Landed at Bordeaux, France, August 
27, 1918. 7 Sup. Tr. followed the 7 Div. all through France, and were in the 
Toul and St. Mihiel Sectors. Sailed from Brest, France, June 16, 1919, on Bat- 
tleship Kansas. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, June 27, 1919; to Camp 
Stuart, Virginia, June 27, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, July 1, 1919. Dis- 
charged July 8, 1919. 

HEIXJESON, HARLAN B., Pontiac, Illinois. (Service record not returned.) 

121 Inf. 326 Inf. 

HELMERS, JACOB H., Cropsey, Illinois. Born April 2, 1896, Cropsey, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. I, 121 Inf., 31 Div. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., September 12, 
1918. To Camp Mills, September 18, 1918. Sailed from New York, September 
30, 1918, on S. S. Caronia. Landed at Brest, France, October 14, 1918. Trained 
at Teloche, France, October 20-November 3, 1918. Transferred to Co. K, 326 
Inf., 82 Div., November 10, 1918. To hospital, Prauthy, France, December 1-20, 
1918, sickness. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 16, 1919, on U. S. S. Cape 
May. Landed at Brooklyn, May 29, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, May 29, 1919 ; to 
Camp Grant, June 3, 1919. Discharged June 7, 1919. 



238 Livingston County in the World War 

Tr. Det. Labor Bn. M. 8. T. 422 

HEMKEN, FREDERICK W., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born December 31, 1895, 
Chatsworth, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 23, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Kansas City, Missouri. Pvt., Co. E, Tr. Det., Sweeney Auto School. Trans- 
ferred to Co. 30, 1 Labor Bn., Camp Joseph E. Johnston, August 20, 1918 ; to 
Motor Truck Co. 505, Motor Sup. Tr. 422, September 3, 1918. Sailed from New 
York, September 16, 1918, on Mentor. Landed at Glasgow, Scotland, Septem- 
ber 29, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France, October 6-10, 1918. Stationed at 
Nantes, France, as truck driver in S. 0. S., October 11, 1918-April 22, 1919. 
Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., March 1, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, April 
28, 1919, on U. S. S. Mongolia. Landed at New York, May 9, 1919; to Camp 
Mills, May 9, 1919. Discharged May 14, 1919. 

161 D. B. Inf. Sep. 164 D. B. 

HENDERSHOT, LESTER PHILIP, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 13, 1897, Pont- 
iac, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 13 Co., 4 Bn., 161 D. B. Transferred to Co. F, 8 Bn., Inf. 
Rep. Camp, Camp MacArthur, Texas, November 5, 1918; to Co. F, 2 Bn., Inf. 
Rep. Camp, December 1, 1918; to 29 Cas. Co., 14 Bn., 164 D. B., Camp Dodge, 
Iowa, December 28, 1918. Discharged January 10, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

HENDERSON, PHILIP C., Winchester, Illinois. Born April 4, 1895, Alexis, 
Illinois. Telegraph operator. Enlisted November 7, 1913, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Mexican Border Service. Mobilized June 19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Bugler, 
Co. F, 3 111. Inf., N. G. To Camp Wilson, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Promoted 
to Mus., 3C1., December 1, 1916. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 3 111. Inf., De- 
cember 1, 1916. Demobilized February 21, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. World 
War Service: Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, 
Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Hdqrs. Co., 3 111. Inf. N. G. became Hdqrs. 
Co., 129 U. S. Inf., about October 11, 1917. Mus., 2C1. Promoted to Sgt., 
October, 1917 ; reduced to Pvt., August 30, 1918 ; promoted to Pvt., 1CL, April 
19, 1919 ; to Cpl., April 21, 1919 ; to Sgt., June 1, 1919. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, 
May 24, 1918. Trained at Bethencourt, France, June, 1918; Gorenflos and 
Bussus-Bussel, July, 1918; Allonville, July- August 7, 1918. Engagements: 
Albert Sector, August 11-21, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, September 6-29, 1918 ; Troyon 
Sector, October 28-November 11, 1918. To hospital, sickness, September 29- 
October 28, 1918. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 20, 
1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged 
June 6, 1919. 



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HENDERSON, WALLACE F., Fairbury, Illinois. Inducted April 28, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Grant, Illinois. (Further data not available. All 
mail returned unclaimed.) 

U. 8. N. R. F. 

HENDERSON, WILLIAM H., Ashley, Michigan. Born August 22, 1895, Hume, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted, January 25, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Great 
Lakes N. T. S., January 26, 1918. Radio Elec., U. S. N. R. F. Transferred to 
Washington, D. C., detached land service, Engineering Dept., Bureau of Yards 
and Docks, April 16, 1918, rating as S2C. Promoted to Petty Officer, 3CL, May 
30, 1918 ; to Petty Officer, 2C1., September 15, 1918. Released from active duty, 
December 6, 1918, Washington, D. C. 

68 C. A. O. 

HENNING, WALTER D., Fairbury, Illinois. Born December 14, 1892, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Bookkeeper and salesman. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac. 
Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt, Det. C., C. A. C. Transferred 
to Co. 11, H. A., C. A. C., Ft. H. G. Wright, April 23, 1918 ; to Batt. D, 68 H. A., 
C. A. C., June 7, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., July 12, 1918. Sailed from 
Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury 
Docks, London, England, August 25, 1918. Trained at St. Pardon, France, 
September 1-December 1, 1918. Sailed from Bassens Docks, Bordeaux, France, 
February 3, 1919, on U. S. S. Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, Feb- 
ruary 16, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, Long Island, February 16, 1919 ; to Ft. Wads- 
worth, Staten Island, February 21, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 27, 
1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

349 Inf. 

HENNISSY, MATHEW, Dwight, Illinois. Born May 6, 1884, Dwight, Illinois. 
Cook. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Cook, Co. K, 349 Inf. Discharged September 12, 1918, Camp Dodge. 

163 D. B. 74 Balloon Co. 

HENRICHS, CHARLES N., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born May 8, 1890, German- 
ville Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted July 23, 1918, Presho, 
South Dakota. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. 45, 163 D. B. Transferred to 
Sect. A, Unassg., Ft. Omaha, Nebraska, August 19, 1918 ; to 59 Balloon Co., 
August 31, 1918; to 74 Balloon Co., Ft. Crook, Nebraska. Promoted to Pvt, 
1CL, February 14, 1919. Discharged April 9, 1919, Ft. Crook, Nebraska. 

S Engrs. 

HENRY, LEW WALLACE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 8, 1893, Owego 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Locomotive machinist. Enlisted December 15, 



240 Livingston County in the World War 

1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Mobilized February 8, 1918, Ft. McDowell, 
California. To Schofield Barracks, Hawaiian Islands. Ret., Co. C, 3 U. S. 
Engrs. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., February 6, 1919 ; to Cpl., March 18, 1919 ; to 
Sgt., April 3, 1919 ; to 1st Sgt., April 10, 1919. Discharged July 25, 1919. Re- 
enlisted as first sergeant for one year, July 26, 1919. 

8. A. T. 0. 

HERBERICK, DOMINICK RUFUS, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born December 19, 
1872, Baden, Germany. Veterinary student. Inducted November 1, 1918, Chi- 
cago, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. T. ., Chicago Veterinary College. Discharged De- 
cember 5, 1918. 

5 Inf. Eep. Eeg. 

HERR, JESSE JAMES, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born March 13, 1892, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Lawyer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. B, 5 Inf. Rep. Reg. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 5 
Inf. Rep. Reg. Promoted to Sgt., July 1, 1918; to Bn. Sgt. Maj., November 1, 

1918. Discharged January 28, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

34 Inf. 

HERR, STEPHEN H. S., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born August 8, 1889, 'Cropsey, 
Illinois. Banker. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri. Ret., Prov. Co. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 34 Inf., 7 Div., 
Camp MacArthur, Texas, June 17, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., July 18, 1918 ; to 
Sgt., October 7, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 17, 1918, on 
America. Landed at Brest, France, August 27, 1918. Training Area No. 15, 
August 31-October 3, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., October 7, 1918. Engagements: 
Puvenelle Sector west of Moselle, October 10-November 9, 1918, defensive ; Puve- 
nelle Sector Offensive, November 9-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Moncel 
Chateau, February 1-March 17, 1919. Transferred to St. Aignan Spec. Cas. Co. 
2292, March 17, 1919. Sailed from Marseilles, France, April 4, 1919, on Dante 
Alighieri. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, April 18, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, Long 
Island, April 18, 1919. Discharged April 22, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

HERROLD, ALEXANDER EVERETT, Chicago, Illinois. Born September 8, 1881, 
Fish Lake, Indiana. Sheet metal worker. Enlisted July 18, 1905, Goshen, In- 
diana. Promoted to 2d Lt., January 27, 1913 ; to 1st Lt., May 21, 1914 ; resigned 
April 15, 1915 ; re-enlisted July 25, 1915, as 1st Sgt. Mexican Border Service : 
Mobilized June 19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. 1st Sgt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf. N. G. To 
Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. Demobilized February 21, 1917, Ft. Sheri- 



Livingston County in the World War 241 

dan, Illinois. Promoted to 2d Lt., June 15, 1917. World War Service : Mo- 
bilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 
1917. 2d Lt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf. ; designation changed to Co. F, 129 Inf. Pro- 
moted to 1st Lt., November 17, 1917. Transferred to o. B, 129 Inf., December 
1, 1917 ; to Co. L, 129 Inf., February 3, 1918. Sailed from New York City, May 
14, 1918, on LaLoraine of LeHavre. Landed at Bordeaux, France, May 23, 1918. 
Trained at Yaucourt, France, June 1-July 10, 1918. Engagements : With the 
English at Amiens and Albert from middle of July to September 1, 1918 ; Amer- 
ican Sector, Verdun, September 7-October 9, 1918. Wounded October 9, 1918, 
Consenvoye, H. E. Shell, two wounds in right leg. To hospital at Allerey, 
France, October 11, 1918. Was in command of Co. L, 129 Inf., February 3-May 
2, 1918 ; was Jr. Co. Comdr., Co. L, 129 Inf. during entire service overseas ; also 
Bn. Automatic Rifle Officer during entire overseas service for 3d Bn., 129 Inf. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, January 10, 1919, on Calamaras. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, January 24, 1919 ; to U. S. Gen. Hosp. No. 32, Januarj 
28, 1919; to 'Camp Grant, Illinois, March 11, 1919. Discharged April 9, 1919 

A. 8. 

HERWIG, FORREST J., Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 14, 1891, Greenview, Ill- 
inois. Shoecutter. Enlisted December 15, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. 
To Camp Sevier, Greenville, South Carolina. Pvt., 1st Prov. Service Sqdn., 
A. S. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, April 23, 1918, on Aeolus. Landed at 
St. Nazaire, France, May 12, 1918. Trained at 3 A. I. C., Issoudan, June 1, 1918- 
May 26, 1919. Transferred to 21 Aero Sqdn., June 5, 1918 ; to 802 Aero Rep. 
Sqdn., June 10, 1918; to 1104 Aero Sqdn., April 2, 1919. Promoted to Cpl., 
December 10, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, June 15, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Tiger. Landed at New York, June 27, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, June 27, 1919 ; to 
Camp Grant, July 8, 1919. Discharged July 12, 1919. 

XT. 8. N. E. F. 

HERZBERG, FRIEND F., New York City. Born November 20, 1889, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Sales manager. Enlisted December 15, 1917, New Orleans, Louisiana. 
Mobilized January 2, 1918, New Orleans; to Navy Yard, New Orleans. App. 
Seaman, U. S. N. R. F., Class 4, Gen. Service. Transferred to Pelham Bay Sta- 
tion, August 29, 1918 ; to Princeton University, October 2, 1918 ; to 3 Naval Dist. 
Hdqrs., New York City, December 1, 1918. Promoted to Yeo., 3d., February 
16, 1918 ; to Ensign (PC) , U. S. N. R. F., December 14, 1918. Orders to inactive 
duty, December 14, 1918. 

0. A. 0. 

HETHERINGTON, CLAYTON A., Fairbury, Illinois. Born January 15, 1892, 
Fairbury, Illinois. Laborer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 
H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 1C1., C. A. C. Discharged December 30, 1918. 



242 Livingston County in the World War 

IT. 8. N. B. F. 

HEWITT, MERLE RUSSELL, Chenoa, Illinois. Born February 6, 1897, Chenoa, 
Illinois. Motor machinist. Enlisted June 15, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Great 
Lakes, N. T. S., Illinois. M. M. 2C. (A), Navy Aviation Reserve Force. Re- 
leased from active duty, April 11, 1919. Subject to call to June 15, 1922. 

a. o. Co. A. a. 

HEYLJN, CLIFFORD LEROY, Saunemin, Illinois. Born July 27, 1893, Saun- 
emin, Illinois. Designer and decorator. Enlisted November 23, 1917, Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri. To Kelly Field, Texas. Pvt., 18 Ret. Co., Sig. Cps. 
Transferred to 163 Aero Sqdn., Wilbur Field, December 24, 1917. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, February 26, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, March 5, 1918. Trained at Narboro, Norfolk, England, March 28- 
August 1, 1918 ; Witney, Oxfordshire, England, August 1-14, 1918 ; Winchester, 
England, August 14-September 2, 1918. To American Air Service. Sailed 
from Southampton, England, September 2, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, July 
6, 1918; to Cpl., November 17, 1918; to Sgt., April 20, 1919. Engagements: 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October 6-November 11, 1918. Sailed from -Brest, 
France, June 3, 1919, on Liberator. Landed at New York, June 16, 1919; to 
Camp Mills, New York, June 16, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 28, 1919. 
Discharged July 2, 1919. 

349 M. O. Co. 326 Inf. 

HEYLIN, WILLIS HARLEY, Saunemin, Illinois. Born December 9, 1895, 
Saunemin, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 349 M. G. Co., 88 Div. Transferred to Co. K, 326 
Inf., 82 Div., Camp Gordon, Georgia, April 1, 1918. Sailed from New York, 
April 29, 1918, on Mauretania. Landed at Liverpool, England, May 4, 1918; 
to LeHavre, France, May 5, 1918. Sent directly to the front. Promoted to Cpl., 
June 25, 1918. Engagements: Toul Sector, July 4, 1918; Verdun, August 4, 
1918. Wounded August 5, 1918, Verdun, H. E. M. G. Bullet in both knees, left 
shoulder and right eye. To Evac. Hosp. No. 1, near Toul, August 5, 1918. In 
five hospitals overseas, and in four in U. S. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, 
October 9, 1918, on Princess Matoika. Landed at New York, October 21, 1918 ; 
to Fort Des Moines Hosp., November 3, 1918; to Base Hosp. No. 32, Chicago, 
April 19, 1919 ; to Ft. Sheridan, June 6, 1919. Discharged August 6, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

HICKS, RICHARD F., Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 12, 1894, Gridley, 
Illinois. Salesman. Enlisted June 5, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., 1C1., Co. F, 
129 Inf. Mobilized July 28, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, 
Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from New York City, May 10, 1918, on U. S. 



Livingston County in the World War 243 

S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; Dannevoux-Gercourt, Sep- 
tember 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 

1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River ; Somme- Amiens 
Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert Sector, with 18 
Div. B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 
1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918 ; Marcheville, 
Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Oc- 
cupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 20, 1918-April 22, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

Tr. Det 301 Engrs. 

HIERTH, FREDERICK, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 30, 1887, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Mechanic. Inducted May 16, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Lewis Insti- 
tute, Chicago. Pvt., Tr. Det. Transferred to Co. C, 301 Engrs., Camp Devens, 
July 3, 1918. Sailed from New York, July 14, 1918, on Katoomba. Landed at 
LeHavre, France, via Liverpool, England, July 26, 1918. Trained at St. Amond, 
Montrond, August 1-September 9, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel, September 
12-14, 1918. Army of Occupation: Boppard-a-Rhine, December 11-13, 1918; 
Carden, Germany, December 13-28, 1918; Brohl-a-Rhine, December 28, 1918- 
May 27, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, June 5, 1919, on Calamares. Landed at 
Boston, June 13, 1919 ; to Camp Devens, June 13, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 19, 

1919. Discharged June 23, 1919. 

349 Inf. 2 Div. 1 F. S. Bn. 18 Inf. 5 F. A. 

HIGGINS, REV. CLARENCE J., Odell, Illinois. Commissioned 1st Lt., Chap- 
lain, September 19, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa, October 4, 
1917, 349 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 9, 1918, on Olympic. 
Landed at Southampton, England, August 16, 1918. Trained at 21 Tr. Area, 
Cote d'Or, France, August 20-September 2, 1918; completed training while in 
reserve behind French Zouaves in Vosges Mountains in Central Alsace Sector. 
Transferred to Hdqrs. 2 Div., May 13, 1919 ; to First Field Signal Bn., July 10, 
1919; to 18 Inf., July 20, 1919; to 5 F. A., October 14, 1919. Engagements: 
Took over front line in Central Alsace Defensive Sector and held it from October 
2-November 4, 1918; Argonne Offensive, November 7-11, 1918. Decorated with 
French Forrugere while with 18 Inf., decoration being for regimental gallantry 
in Soissons and Argonne. Due to shortage of Chaplains, Father Higgins was 
obliged to perform his priestly duties in many outfits in addition to his own, and 
accordingly took part in more action before the Armistice and covered more ter- 
ritory after the Armistice than did the organizations with which he served. 



244 Livingston County in the World War 

Army of Occupation: Neuwied, Germany, May 13-July 10, 1919; Coblenz, 
Germany, July 10-20, 1919; Neuhausel, Germany, July 20- August 17, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, August 24, 1919, on U. S. S. Mobile. Landed at Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, September 3, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, September 
3, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, Long Island, September 10, 1919. Recommended for and 
transferred to Regular Army. Discharged July 13, 1920, Camp Zachary Taylor, 
Kentucky. 

O. E. O. 54 Pion. Inf. 5 A. A. M. O. Bn. 

HIGGINS, DONALD H., New Orleans, Louisiana. Born May 31, 1891, Flan- 
agan, Illinois. Newspaper reporter. Enlisted June 13, 1917, Jackson Barracks, 
New Orleans, Louisiana. To Co. 8, 0. R. C., Camp Stanley, Leon Springs, 
Texas. Commissioned 1st Lt., Inf., R. C. Transferred to 54 Pioneer Inf., Camp 
Wadsworth, South Carolina, January 7, 1918; to 5 Anti- Aircraft M. G. Bn., 
July 15, 1918. Sailed from Bush Terminal, New York, September 16, 1918, on 
S. S. Ulysses, British. Landed at Brest, France, October 1, 1918. Trained at 
Beauchemin par Langres, Province Haute Marne, France, October 15, 1918- 
January 2, 1919. To Marine Hosp. No. 1, Brest, October 1, 1918, flu and pneu- 
monia contracted on Ulysses going across. Sailed from Brest, France, January 
2, 1919, on U. S. S. Rhode Island. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, January 
17, 1919; to Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina, January 20, 1919; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, January 29, 1919. Discharged February 5, 1919. 

HIGGINS, EDWARD, Pontiac, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

Mecl. Det. 

HIGGINS, DR. EDWARD T., Toluca, Illinois. Born March 18, 1888, Streator, 
Illinois. Dentist. Enlisted March 21, 1918, Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 101., 
Med. Det. Promoted to 1st Lt., February 10, 1919. Discharged March 4, 1919, 
Camp Grant. 

3 HI. Inf. 163 D. B. 528 Engrs. 527 Engrs. 

HIGGINS, FRANK, Kankakee, Illinois. Born February 27, 1896, Pontiac, Ill- 
inois. Plumber. Enlisted April 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican Border 
Service: Mobilized June 19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf., 
N. G. To Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 
Mounted Scout, 3 111. Inf. Mustered from Federal Service, February 21, 1917, 
Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. World War Service : Inducted April 1, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Acting Sgt., Co. I, 163 D. B. Transferred to 
528 Engrs., Camp Dodge, April 16, 1918 ; to 527 Engrs., May 20, 1918. Pro- 
moted to Sgt., June 1, 1918. Sailed from New York, June 22, 1918, on Regina 
d ' Italia. Landed at Brest, France, July 5, 1918. Trained at Montour, France, 
July 12-August 3, 1918. Dispatch riding for 527 and 23 Engrs. Hdqrs., August 



Livingston County in the World War 245 

23-October 26, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel Offensive, September 13-16, 
1918; Meuse-Argonne, September 26-November 11, 1918. Sailed from Brest, 
France, June 20, 1919, on U. S. S. Troy. Landed at New York, June 30, 1919; 
to Camp Upton, Long Island, New York, June 30, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
July 4, 1919. Discharged July 10, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 102 Inf. 

HIGHLAND, KENNETH, 'Cornell, Illinois. Born November 3, 1895, Blackstone, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. F, 346 Inf., Camp 
Pike, Arkansas, October 26, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, April 6, 
1918, on Mt. Vernon. Landed at Brest, France, April 28, 1918. Transferred to 
Co. I, 102 Inf., June 10, 1918. Engagements : Chateau Thierry, July 18, 1918 ; 
St. Mihiel, September 14, 1918 ; Argonne, October 23, 1918. Wounded October 
23, 1918, Argonne, Shrapnel left thigh. To Bordeaux Hospital, October 26, 
1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, December 5, 1918, on Maui. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, December 17, 1918 ; to Camp Grant, December 30, 1918. 
Discharged April 1, 1919. 

M. T. o. 

HILDEETH, JOHN WILBERT, Fairbury, Illinois. Born April 8, 1895, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 23, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Kansas 
City, Missouri. Pvt., M. T. C., Sweeney Auto School. Transferred to Motor 
Transport School, Valparaiso, Indiana, October 17, 1918. Discharged Decem- 
ber 14, 1918. 

5 Tr. Bn. Cas. Co. A. S. C. 

HILL, Aura QBE, Centralia, Illinois. Born August 20, 1889, Lost Creek, 
Tennessee. R. R. Ticket Clerk. Inducted September 3, 1918, Salem, Illinois. 
To Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., Co. H, 5 Tr. Bn. Transferred to Cas. Co. No. 5, 
Camp Upton, New York, October 1, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
November 13, 1918, on Cedric. Landed at Liverpool, England, November 24, 
1918. Transferred to Advance Section, Hdqrs. Co., A. S. C., November 29, 
1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, March 1, 1919. Sailed from Marseille, France, 
June 13, 1919, on Caronia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 27, 1919 ; to 
Camp Merritt, New Jersey, June 27, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, July 4, 1919. 
Discharged July 10, 1919. 

HILL, HAROLD S., Pontiac, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 

HILL, WALTER WILLIAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. (Further data not obtainable. Record 
not returned.) 

Q. M. C. 

HILL, WILLIAM HARRY, Flanagan, Illinois. Born November 23, 1888, Lud- 



246 Livingston County in the World War 

low, Illinois. Teacher. Enlisted December 29, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Jacksonville, Florida. Pvt., 1C1., Receiving Co. No. 
46, Q. M. C. Discharged January 22, 1918, S. C. D. 

121 Inf. 330 Inf. 

HILSABECK, RAY, Minonk, Illinois. Born May 2, 1889, Minonk, Illinois. 
Musician. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 121 Inf. Sailed from Camp Mills, New York, 
October 5, 1918, on Orizaba. Landed at Brest, France, October 15, 1918. Trans- 
ferred to Co. E, 330 Inf.; to Cas. Co. To hospitals at Telosha and Grainhan, 
France. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, April 5, 1919, on U. S. S. Ohioan. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, April 16, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, 
April 16, 1919; to Camp Grant. Discharged April 29, 1919. 

2 Prov. Reg. 122 Inf. 329 Inf. 116 Inf. 

HILTI, NICK J., Saunemin, Illinois. Born January 14, 1892, Union Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. B, 
122 Inf., Camp Wheeler, July 12, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
October 7, 1918, on Kroonland. Landed at Brest, France, October 20, 1918. 
Trained in LeMans Area, October 25-November 5, 1918. Transferred to Co. E, 
329 Inf., October 24, 1918 ; to Co. F, 116 Inf., November 9, 1918. Sailed from 
St. Nazaire, May 9, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, 
May 20, 1919; to Camp Stuart, May 20, 1919; to Camp Lee, May 24, 1939; to 
Camp Grant. Discharged June 3, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

HILTON, LAWRENCE W., Cornell, Illinois. Born July 8, 1898, Cornell, Illi- 
nois. Painter. Enlisted May 22, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 

1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. To amp Logan, Texas, Septem- 
ber 13, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., May 20, 1918. Sailed from Camp Upton, New 
York, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 

1918. Trained at Bussus, France. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 
September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 
9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII 
French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme- Amiens Sector, with Aus- 
tralian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div. B. E. F., 
August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon 
Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, 
Chateau d'Aulnois, November 9-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, 
Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Divisional Citation for October 



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10, 1918, Consenvoye, France. Sailed from Brest, France, May 5, 1919, on Levia- 
than. Landed at New York, May 15, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, May 15, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

HINCH, ARTHUR, Dwight, Illinois. (Kecord not returned.) 

Q. M. C. 

HINRICHS, HERMAN, Flanagan, Illinois. Born October 11, 1897, Waldo Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted for one year, July 4, 1919, Bloom- 
ington, Illinois. To Camp Grant, Illinois, Q. M. C. Promoted to Sgt., August 
21, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

HIRSTEIN, AARON K., Fairbury, Illinois. Born March 17, 1896, Forrest, Illi- 
nois. Merchant. Enlisted April 24, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 

1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt, Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Texas. 
Promoted to Cpl., November 14, 1917 ; to Sgt., May 9, 1918 ; to Bn. Sgt. Maj., 
July 26, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained in Albert Area. 
Engagements: Villers-Bretonneux, Amiens Sector, July 26-August 8, 1918; 
Albert-Arras, August 12-27, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, September 7-October 11, 

1918. "Wounded October 11, 1918, Argonne. Shrapnel wounds right and left 
shoulders and left cheek. To hospital at Alleray, France, October 11, 1918. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, January 15, 1919, on Maui. Landed at Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, January 25, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, January 
25, 1919 ; to Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, February 8, 1919. Discharged April 5, 1919. 
Cited October 11, 1918, Argonne. 

a. A. T. c. 

HITCH, ALFRED STEPHEN, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born April 4, 1899, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted October 17, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. 
Pvt., S. A. T. C., Illinois Wesleyan University. Discharged December 14, 1918. 

62 Inf. 

HOBBY, PARIS J., Corryton, Tennessee. Born July 10, 1895, Corryton, Ten- 
nessee. Farmer. Inducted May 16, 1918, at Knoxville, Tennessee, for Livingston 
County Local Board. To Camp Forrest, Georgia. Pvt., Co. M, 52 Inf., 6 Div. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 1, 1918, on Antigone. Landed at Liver- 
pool, England, July 12, 1918. Engagements: Vosges Sector, September 18- 
October 9, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, June 20, 1919, on Leviathan. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, July 2, 1919; to Camp Gordon, Georgia, July 
4, 1919. Discharged July 19, 1919. 



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T. A. E. D. Cas. Co. 315 Amm. Tr. 345 F. A. 

HOBERG, OLE L., Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 5, 1889, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Enlisted April 28, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, May 
31, 1918 ; to Camp Jackson, South Carolina. Pvt., Batt. C, 23 Bn., F. A. R. D. 
Transferred to 19 Batt., Cas. Co., Camp Stuart, August 10, 1918 ; to 315 Amm. 
Tr. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, August 22, 1918, on Czarita. Landed 
at Brest, France, September 3, 1918. Trained at Dijon, France, September 5-29, 
1918. Transferred to Batt. E, 345 F. A., October 13, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 
1C1., November 11, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel. Army of Occupation: 
Dhion, Germany, December 25, 1918-May 24, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
France, May 26, 1919, on U. S. S. Kentuckian. Landed at Hoboken, New Jer- 
sey, June 8, 1919; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, June 9, 1919; to Camp Zach- 
ary Taylor, Kentucky, June 11, 1919. Discharged June 19, 1919. 

338 F. A. 

HODGMAN, LEONARD, Chappel, Nebraska. Born December 1, 1889, Holdridge, 
Nebraska. Farmer. Inducted May 27, 1918, Chappel, Nebraska. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Batt. D, 338 F. A. Sailed from Camp Mills, Long Island, 
August 18, 1918, on Tras-os-Montes. Landed at Cherbourg, France, September 
9, 1918. Trained at Camp De Songe, October 1-November 9, 1918. Sailed from 
Bordeaux, France, December 23, 1918, on Pocahontas. Landed at Newport 
News, Virginia, January 4, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart, January 4, 1919 ; to Camp 
Dodge, January 11, 1919. Discharged January 16, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

HODOCK, JOHN H., Blackstone, Illinois. Born July 18, 1887, Blackstone, 
Illinois. Laborer and engineer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. Wright, New York. Pvt., Batt. F, 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, Massa- 
chusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, 
England, August 29, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, September 3, 1918- 
February 3, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Mat- 
sonia. Landed at New York, February 15, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, February 15, 
1919; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 22, 1919; to Camp Grant. Discharged 
March 6, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

HOEGGER, JOHN J., Jr., Odell, Illinois. Born June 15, 1890, Switzerland. 
Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New 
York. Pvt., Batt. D, 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 
1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at London, England, August 25, 1918. Trained 
at Libourne, France. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Mat- 
sonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 15, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, 
New York, February 15, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, New York, February 20, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant. Discharged March 6, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 249 

349 Inf. 131 Inf. 

HOEGGER, RUDOLPH, Odell, Illinois. Born July 2, 1891, Switzerland. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiae, Illinois. To amp Dodge, Iowa. 
Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. D, 131 Inf., Camp Logan, Texas, No- 
vember 3, 1917 ; to Co. M, 131 Inf., December 30, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, May 22, 1918, on Leviathan. Landed at Brest, France, May 30, 
1918. Trained at Camp Pontanezen, France. Engagements: Verdun, Septem- 
ber 1, 1918. Gassed, October 13, 1918. Army of Occupation : Fischbach, Lux- 
emburg, December 28, 1918-April 28, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 
14, 1919, on Kaiserin Auguste Victoria. Landed at New York, May 22, 1919; 
to Camp Mills, May 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 
5, 1919. 

P. A. B. D. Q. M. 0. 

HOERR, JOHN C., Fairbury, Illinois. Born October 31, 1895, Wing, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted July 10, 1918, Warsaw, Indiana, for Livingston County Lo- 
cal Board. To Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. Pvt., Co. 30, 159 D. B. Trans- 
ferred to Batt. B, 7 Bn., F. A. R. D., Camp Taylor, August 1, 1918 ; to Batt. A, 
14 Bn., F. A. R. D., August 10, 1918; to 5 Regt'l Infirmary, F. A. R. D., Sep- 
tember 1, 1918; to 3 Regt'l Infirmary, F. A. R. D., September 7, 1918; to In- 
firmary, F. A. T. B., January 1, 1919 ; to Infirmary, Q. M. C., March 10, 1919. 
Promoted to Sgt., Med. Dept., October 18, 1918. Discharged April 1, 1919. 

5 Rep. Beg. 

HOFFMAN, Louis M., Fairbury, Illinois. Born May 5, 1887, Milltown, In- 
diana. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiae, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. 
Pvt., Co. 50, 5 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Co. B, 5 Rep. Reg. Inf. Promoted 
to Sgt., July 19, 1918. To Camp Grant, Illinois, December 26, 1918. Dis- 
charged January 31, 1919. 

HOGAN, JOHN W., Cullom, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

O. A.O. 

HOGAN, WILLIAM J., Chenoa, Illinois. Born May 7, 1895, Chenoa, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiae, Illinois. To Ft. Wright, New York. 
Pvt., Co. 1, C. A. C. Discharged January 2, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

370 Inf. 

HOLLIDAY, GEORGE, Pontiae, Illinois. Born April 2, 1899, Pontiae, Illinois. 
Shoe shining shop. Enlisted July 25, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. To Peoria, 
Illinois. Pvt., Co. K, 370 Inf. Sailed April 6, 1918, Newport News, Virginia, 
on President Grant. Landed at Brest, France, April 22, 1918. Trained at 



250 Livingston County in the World War 

Grand Villiers, France, April 25-June 5, 1918. Transferred to Co. C, 370 Inf. 
Engagements : Mount des Signes, Oise ; Aisne Offensive. Wounded at Soissons, 
September 16, 1918. M. G. W. in fore arm. Sailed from Brest, France, No- 
vember, 1918, on Southern Pacific. Landed at New York City, December 1, 
1918; to hospital; to Camp Taylor, Kentucky, December 15, 1918. Discharged 
March 12, 1919. 

337 T. A. 

HOLMAN, IRVIN W., Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 29, 1890, Livingston 
County, Illinois. Shoe cutter. Inducted May 28, 1918, Clinton, Iowa. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Batt. F, 337 F. A., 88 Div. Sailed from New York City, 
August 17, 1918, on Bohemian. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 31, 1918. 
Trained at Gerzat, France, September 8, 1918, to time of departure for U. S. 
Promoted to Wagoner, September 15, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, 
January 9, 1919, on Rochambeau. Landed at New York, January 25, 1919 ; to 
Camp Merritt, January 26, 1919 ; to Camp Dodge, February 3, 1919. Dis- 
charged February 5, 1919. 

337 P. A. 

HOLMES, JESSE, Weston, Illinois. Born Weston, Illinois; 23 years old at 
time of entering service. Farmer. Inducted May 28, 1918. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa, Pvt., 1C1., Batt. E, 337 F. A. Served in A. E. F., August 18, 1918-Janu- 
ary 20, 1919. Discharged February 18, 1919, Camp Dodge. (Taken from Dis- 
charge Record, office of Livingston County Circuit Clerk. Service record not 
returned. ) 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 47 Inf. 

HOLZHAUER, ERNEST A., Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 25, 1896, Rugby, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. L, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. H, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, No- 
vember 19, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 19, 1918, on Delta. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, July 15, 1918. Transferred to Co. L, 47 Inf. 
Engagements: St. Mihiel, July- August, 1918; Argonne, September-October, 

1918. Army of Occupation: Adenau, Germany, December, 1918-March, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, April 8, 1919, on U. S. S. Seattle. Landed at Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, April 20, 1919 ; to Mitchell Field, Long Island, April 20, 

1919. Discharged April 25, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

HOLZHAUER, FRED H., Pontiac, Ilinois. Born January 8, 1894, Rugby, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. M, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. L, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, No- 
vember 19, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., May 23, 1918; to Sgt., November 16, 1918. 



Livingston County in the World War 251 

Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 26, 1918, on Llanstephen Castle. 
Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, England, September 9, 1918. To Cherbourg, 
France, September 13, 1918. Trained at Peugnac, France, September 13-24, 
1918 ; at Monton, France, September 24-November 4, 1918. Sailed from St. Na- 
zaire, France, .March 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Alaskan. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, March 31, 1919; to Camp Merritt, March 31, 1919; to Camp Grant, 
April 13, 1919. Discharged April 17, 1919. 

Q. M. 0. 

HOOBLER, ERNEST EMERY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 10, 1890, Manville, 
Illinois. Abstracter. Enlisted June 2, 1917, Springfield, Illinois. To Houston, 
Texas, August 11, 1917. Sgt., Camp Quartermaster, Camp Logan. Transferred 
to Constructing Quartermaster, Camp Logan, September 1, 1917. Promoted to 
Q. M. Sgt. (SG), March 1, 1918; to 2d Lt., Q. M. C., May 8, 1918. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, October 11, 1918, on Toloa. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
October 23, 1918. Transferred to Hdqrs., First Army, Souilly, France. Sailed 
from St. Nazaire, France, December 18, 1918, on Rijndam. Landed at Newport 
News, Virginia, December 31, 1918 ; to U. S. Gen. Hosp. No. 28, Ft. Sheridan, 
Illinois, January 2, 1919. Discharged April 10, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

HORN, FRED, Dwight, Illinois. Born November 30, 1895, Dwight, Illinois. 
Painter. Enlisted July 30, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Cpl., Co. F, 129 Inf. To 
Camp Logan, Texas. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on Cov- 
ington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Bussus, France, 
June 17-July 24, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 
26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; 
Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French 
Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme- Amiens Sector, with Australian 
Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11- 
20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre 
Dist., October 23-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, 
November 9-11, 1918. Divisional citation October 5, 1918, Dannevoux, France. 
Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919; to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919; to Camp 
Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

U. S. N. 

HORN, OTTO, Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 18, 1890, Chicago, Illinois. Sales- 
man. Enlisted February 15, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. Muse., 2C1., Bn. Band, 



252 Livingston County in the World War 

Div. C, 11 Reg., U. S. N. Discharged February 15, 1919, Great Lakes. (Taken 
from Discharge Record, office of Livingston County Circuit Clerk. Service Rec- 
ord not returned.) - + 

3 M. M. Beg. 

HOKNBAKER, WILLIAM ERNEST, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 4, 1892, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Transfer line. Enlisted December 15, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. 
To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Pvt., Avia. Sig. Cps. To Camp Greene, April 
17, 1918. Co. 10, 3 M. M. Reg., S. C. Promoted to Cpl., April 25, 1918. Trans- 
ferred to Co. 5, 3 M. M. A. S., June 1, 1918; to Co. 1, 3 Reg. A. S., Mech., Sep- 
tember 15, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 22, 1918, on Patria. 
Landed at Brest, France, July 5, 1918. Trained at Romorantin, France, July 
12, 1918-June 3, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, June 19, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Harrisburg. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 26, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, 
June 26, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, July 10, 1919. Discharged July 12, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 15 Amm. Tr. 

HOBNEMAN, FRED W., Minonk, Illinois. Born July 25, 1895, Minonk, Illi- 
nois. Chauffeur and mechanic. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. M, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. L, 346 Inf., 
Camp Pike, Arkansas, November 14, 1917; to Co. C, 15 Amm. Tr., Ft. Bliss, 
Texas, December 25, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., May 3, 1918 ; to Sgt., Novem- 
ber 13, 1918. To Camp Grant, Illinois, February 5, 1919. Discharged Febru- 
ary 10, 1919. 

HORNICKLE, CHARLIE, Strawn, Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. (Further information not obtainable. 
Service Record not returned.) 

HORNICKLE, CONRAD, Strawn, Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. (Further information not available. Rec- 
ord not returned.) 

106 M. P. 107 Inf. 

HORNSTEIN, GEORGE J., Strawn, Illinois. Born September 22, 1895, Ger- 
manville Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. A, 106 M. P. Transferred 
to o. K, 107 Inf., December 7, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, Octo- 
ber 6, 1918, on Derbyshire. Landed at Liverpool, England, October 17, 1918. 
Trained at LaChappelle, France. Sailed from Brest, France, February 26, 1919, 
on New Amsterdam. Landed at New York, March 9, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, March 9, 1919; to Camp Grant, March 27, 1919. Discharged 
April 5, 1919. 



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68 C. A. C. 

HORTON, FAY ALBERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 31, 1895, Long 
Point, Illinois. Auto mechanic. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Co. 8, L. I. S. C. D. Transferred to Batt. F, 
68 C. A. C., June, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, 
on Leicestershire. Landed, at Dover, England, August 25, 1918; to LeHavre, 
France. Trained at Libourne, France. Promoted to Wagoner. To Base Hosp. 
No. 3, Monpont, France, September 10, 1918, bronchial pneumonia. Sailed from 
Bordeaux, France, December 10, 1918, on Henry R. Mallory. Landed at Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, December 22, 1918; to hospital, Camp Mills, New York, 
December 22, 1918; to hospital, Ft. Sheridan, December 31, 1918; to Camp 
Grant. Discharged February 18, 1919. 

5 P. A. 129 Inf. 

HOSELTON, ALVIN, Gridley, Illinois. Born December 7, 1888, near Pontiac, 
Illinois. Laborer. Enlisted January 16, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican Bor- 
der Service : Mobilized June 19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. To Springfield, Illinois. 
Pvt., 1CL, Co. F, 3 111. Inf. N. G. To Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. Trans- 
ferred to Hdqrs. Co., 3 111. Inf. Mustered out of Federal Service, February 21, 
1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. World War Service: Mobilized July 25, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas. Designation of unit changed 
to Co. F, 129 Inf., 33 Div. To Base Hosp., Camp Logan, February 3, 1918, in- 
jury. Discharged February 20, 1918, account of injury received in line of duty. 
Previous service : Batt. A, 5 F. A., December 1, 1910-September 15, 1913, sta- 
tioned on Mexican Border. 

46 Inf. 

HOSKINS, JOHN A., Canton, Illinois. Born September 22, 1895, Centerville, 
Ohio. Private detective. Inducted May 31, 1918. To Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. 
To Co. M,'46 Inf., Camp Sheridan, Alabama, June 5, 1918. Pvt. To Camp Grant, 
Illinois. Discharged July 18, 1919. 

138 Inf. 

HOSKINS, MILTON FINLEY, Manville, Illinois. Farmer. Born January 5, 
1896, Moon, Illinois. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri. Pvt., Co. F, 138 Inf., 35 Div. Left U. S., September 1, 
1918 ; arrived in U. S. April 28, 1919. Discharged May 13, 1919, Camp Grant. 
(Taken from American Legion records. Service record not returned.) 

34 Inf. -. 

HOSKINS, VOLLIE LESTER, Forrest, Illinois. Born August 26, 1889, Bloom- 
ington, Illinois. Barber and contractor. Enlisted May 12, 1918, Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri. To Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas. Pvt., Co. E, 34 Inf., 7 Div. 



254 Livingston County in the World War 

Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 17, 1918, on America. Landed at 
Brest, France, August 27, 1918. Trained at Raviers, France, September 1-10, 
1918. Engagements : St. Mihiel and Hill 365, November 1-11, 1918, picked for 
patrol duty in No Man's Land to capture prisoners, locate M. G. nests, and get 
information. Gassed November 9, 1918, Argonne, Forest. To Field Hosp., No. 
35, to Base Hosp., No. 85, Toul, France, November 10, 1918 ; to Base Hosp., No. 
210; to Base Hosp., No. 3; to Base Hosp., No. 106; to Base Hosp., No. 22. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, January 15, 1919, on Maui. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, January 26, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, January 26, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 8, 1919. Discharged February 15, 1919. 

IT. S. Shipping Board 

HOUCHIN, E MANUEL, San Francisco, California. Born November 24, 1892, 
Chicago, Illinois. Navigating Officer, U. S. Shipping Board Vessel. U. S. Ship- 
ping Board, Emergency Fleet Corporation. Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic 
service aboard S. S. Point Adams. Having had naval experience for four years, 
entered Government Navigation School and became Third Officer after three 
months as Junior Officer; later became Second Officer, or Navigating Officer. 

Tr. Det. 68 Balloon Co. 

HOUCK, JOHN LLOYD, Dwight, Illinois. Born January 27, 1889, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 23, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Kansas City, 
Missouri. Pvt., Tr. Det., Sweeney Auto School. Transferred to Bet. Det. No. 6, 
Camp John Wise, Texas, August 13, 1918 ; to 68 Balloon Co., Camp John Wise, 
Texas. Discharged January 4, 1919. 

Avia. Ops. 

HOUGH, HAROLD, Dwight, Illinois. Born June 20, 1895, Mazon, Illinois. 
Traveling salesman. Enlisted January 1, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Urbana, 
Illinois, June 15, 1918. Cadet, Aviation Corps, Caruthers Field. Discharged 
November 30, 1918, Caruthers Field, Texas. 

XT. 8. M. c. 

HOUSEHOLDER, ARTHUR F., Driftwood, Oklahoma. Born September 15, 
1889, Fairbury, Illinois. Farmer. World War Service: Enlisted August 1, 
1918, Kansas City, Missouri, for duration of the war. To Quantico, Virginia. 
Cpl., Co. 6, Sep. Batt., H. A. F., U. S. M. C. Discharged January 11, 1919. 
Qualification as Expert Rifleman. Previous Service : Enlisted U. S. M. C., Sep- 
tember 2, 1910, Kansas City, Missouri; Foreign Service: Cuba, March 16- 
June 14, 1911; Expeditions: 1 Prov. Brig., March 11-June 14, 1911; Sea Ser- 
vice: U. S. S. New Hampshire, October 4, 1911-April 7, 1914; Qualifications: 



Livingston County in the World War 255 

Sharpshooter, 1911; 1st Class Gun Pointer, 1912; Non-commissioned Officer, 
CpJ., March 17, 1913; discharged September 1, 1914, Marine Barracks, Nor- 
folk, Virginia. . ,-. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 39 Inf. 

HOUSEHOLDER, EOY KNIGHT, Fairbury, Illinois. Born November 24, 1896, 
Fairbury, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt, Co. M, 349 Inf., 89 Div. Transferred to Co. L, 
346 Inf., 87 Div., Camp Pike, November, 1917 ; to Co. M, 39 Inf., 4 Div. Pro- 
moted to Pvt., 1C1., June, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 19, 
1918, on Delta. Landed at Liverpool, England ; to LeHavre, France. Trained 
at St. George, France. Engagements: St. Mihiel Offensive, September 6-20, 
1918 ; Meuse Argonne, September 26-29, 1918 ; Toul Sector, Aisne-Marne, June- 
July, 1918; Meuse Argonne, November 8-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Wei- 
bern, Germany, December, 1918-February, 1919; Adenau, Germany, February- 
May, 1919 ; Coblenz, Germany, May -August, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
July 30, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, August 6, 1919 ; 
to Camp Merritt, August 6, 1919; to Camp Grant, August 10, 1919. Discharged 
August 13, 1919. 

HOWELL, CLARENCE V., Fairbury, Illinois. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. (Further information not obtain- 
able. Record not returned.) 

3 Cav. 81 F. A. 

HOWELL, IRA F., Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Born February 10, 1898, Strawn, 
Illinois. Painter. Enlisted June 11, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. To Ft. Ogle- 
thorpe, Georgia, June 23, 1917. Pvt., Troop E, 3 Cavalry. Transferred to 
Batt. C, 81 F. A., Ft. Oglethorpe. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., July 13, 1917. Sta- 
tioned at Ft. Oglethorpe to February 3, 1918; at Camp Fremont, California, to 
July 1, 1918; at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, to September 20, 1918. Sailed from New 
York City, October 4, 1918, on Aquitania. Landed at Brest, France, October 10, 
1918. To Ploermel, France. Sailed from Brest, France, January 4, 1919, on 
U. S. S. President Grant. Landed at New York, January 18, 1919 ; to Camp 
Mills, New York, January 18, 1919; to Camp Knox, Louisville, Kentucky, Janu- 
ary 27, 1919. Discharged February 18, 1919. 

IT. a. N. B. F. 

ROWLAND, LAWRENCE VICTOR, Emington, Illinois. Born April 4, 1894, 
Sullivan Twp., Livingston County, Illinois. Farmer, Enlisted December 13, 
1917, Great Lakes, Illinois. Mobilized May 13, 1918, Great Lakes, N. T. S. Lds., 
Carpenter's Mate (Aviation), U. S. N. R. F. Promoted to Q. M. 2C (Aviation), 
September 7, 1918. Released from active duty, January 9, 1919. 



256 Livingston bounty in the World War 

* 

161 D. B. M. O. Tr. 

HUBBARD, CHARLEY, Streator, Illinois. Born August 14, 1894, Grantsburg,' 
Indiana. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp- 
Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 161 D. B. Transferred to Co. K, Group 2, M. G. Tr. Camp, 
Camp Hancock, Georgia, September 27, 1918. Discharged January 11, 1919, 
Camp Hancock. 

314 F. S. Bn. 

* 

HUBER, CHARLES M., Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 8, 1891, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Telegrapher. Enlisted August 4, .1917, Indianapolis, Indiana. Mobilized 
October 11, 1917, Camp Funston, Kansas. Sgt, Co. B, 314 F. S. Bn., 89 Div. 
Sailed from New York City, June 12, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Liver- 
pool, England, June 23, 1918. Trained at Ft. Blinn, France, July 2-August 3, 

1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel, September 12, 1918 ; Argonne Meuse, Novem- 
ber 1, 1918. Army of Occupation: Eisenschmitt, Germany, December 8-14, 
1918; Eittersdorf, Germany, December 14, 1918-May 12, 1919. Sailed from 
Brest, France, May 18, 1919, on Prin.ce Fredrick Wilhelm. Landed at New York 
City, May 27, 1919; to Camp Upton, May 28, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 9, 

1919. Discharged June 12, 1919. Cited as follows : [Extract]- 

HEADQUARTERS, EIGHTY-NINTH DIVISION, FRANCE. 

19 November, 1918. 
From : Division Adjutant. 

To: Division Signal Officer, 89th Division, Amer. E. F. 

Subject : Conduct of men on the 314th Field Signal Battalion. 

1. During the recent Meuse-Argonne Offensive in which this division was 
engaged, the telephone lines on the Division axis of liaison were laid under the 
direction of 1st Lt. N. B. Forrest, 314th Field Signal Battalion, whose conduct 
I have reported on most favorably in another communication. In addition to 
that, however, I wish to call your favorable attention to the telephone detach- 
ment which was a part of the Advance Message Center under my direction, and 
the detachment under Lt. Forrest who laid the wire and maintained the line. 
All were members of the 314th Field Signal Battalion: 

2. The following constituted my telephone detachment: 
Sergeant Charles M. Huber, 2193604, Chief Operator, Co. B. 

3. * * * * 

4. From Remonville through to Laneuville the work done came under my 
personal observation, and the Advance Message Center detail I saw throughout 
the operation. The conduct of all was worthy of high praise. The lines were 
carried forward under heavy shell fire, breaks were repaired day and night 
promptly and cheerfully in spite of casualties. 




1. Capt. N. B. Clinch, Chaplain of 129 Inf., Senior Chaplain of 33d Div. Consenvoye, Meuse, France, 
Oct. 12, 1918. 

2. The Yankee Army on the Moselle. Quaint old castle on the hilltop used as headquarters of Ameri- 
can Fourth Army Corps, Army of .Occupation. Cochem, Germany, Jan. 9, 1919. 

3. The last two minutes of fighting. Taken at 10:58 a. m., Nov. 11, 1918, just before armistice went 
into effect. Men of 353 Inf. near church of Stenay, Meuse. 

4. Dugout under wrecked railway bridge which quartered Yankee officers preceding the American ad- 

vance in the St. Mihiel Sector. 89th Div. Hdqrs., Fliry, Nov. 6, 1918. 




1. Home of the Ex-Grande Duchesse Marie Adelaide of the Grand-Duche of Luxemburg. Military 
police, 33d Div., are guarding her home. Colmar, Luxemburg, Jan. 20, 1919. 

2. Motor Park of 108 Supply Train, 33d Div. . Tronville, Meuse, France, Sept. 8, 1918. 

3. First aid in the trenches. A wounded marine about to be carried to the hospital in the rear of the 
first line. Toulon Sector, March 22, 1918. 

4. Watch on the Rhine. Kept for the first time in history by Yankee soldiers; sentries of the 1st Div. 
guarding the approaches. Coblenz, Germany, Dec. 32, 1918. 

5. General Pershing and King George at table which was used at the awarding of medals to 33d Div. 
MoIliens-au-Bois, France, Aug. 6, 1918. 



Livingston County in the World War 257 

, 

5. The behavior of these me-n was a credit to themselves, their organiza- 
tion and to this Division. It is a pleasure to pay this tribute to them. 

BURTON A. SMEAD, 
Major of Infantry. 

HEADQUARTERS, EIGHTY-NINTH DIVISION, S. S. ROTTERDAM. 

27 May, 1919. 
G. 0. No. 29: ., . ' *$ 

The Division Commander desires to Commetfd the following named officers 
and men of this command for their courage, valor and devotion to duty exhib- 
ited during the active operations of this Division : 

Sergeant Charles M. Huber, 2193604, Co." B, 314th Field Signal Battalion : 

For extraordinary heroism during the Meuse-Argonne offensive November 
1-6, 1918, while in charge of the Signal Corps Detachment with .the Advance 
Message Center, maintaining telephone communication under almost constant 
shell fire, with only brief interruptions when lines were broken. On one occa- 
sion he was thrown to the ground by explosion of a shell within a few feet but 

immediately resumed his duties. 

# ***##** 

The example of unhesitating devotion to duty, disregard of personal safety 
and high order of courage displayed by these officers and soldiers is worthy of 
high commendation, and the Division Commander takes great pleasure in pub- 
lishing to the command this . evidence of his appreciation. 

By command of Major General Winn 

JOHN C. H. LEE, 

Colonel, General Staff, 

Chief of Staff. 

ir. a. N. 

HUBER, HARRY PHILIP, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 8, 1897, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Shbeworker. Enlisted June 24, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. Mobilized July 5, 
1918, Peoria. To Great Lakes, Illinois. S2C, U. S. N. Promoted to Seaman. 
Transferred to U. S. Naval Air Base, Brunswick, Georgia ; to Receiving Ship, 
Norfolk, Virginia; to U. S. S. Ohio; to Northern Pacific; to U. S. S. Prinz 
Friedrich Wilhelm. Discharged June 5, 1919, Great Lakes. 

124 Inf. 330 Inf. 327 Inf. 

HUBER, JOSEPH C., Gridley, Illinois. Born January 11, 1893, Gridley, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. I, 124 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from Camp Mills, October 17, 



258 Livingston County in the World War 

1918, on Olympic. Landed at Southampton, England, October 23, 1918. Trained 
in LeMans Area, November 1-5, 1918. Transferred to Co. G, 330 Inf., 83 Div., 
November 1, 1918; to Co. A, 330 Inf., November 3, 1918; to Co. C, 330 Inf., 
November 4, 1918 ; to Co. K, 327 Inf., 82 Div., November 6, 1918. Engagements : 
Argonne, November 6-9, 1918. Spent winter at Champlitte, Prance. Sailed from 
Bordeaux, France, May 5, 1919, on Arazonian. Landed at New York, May 20, 
1919 ; to Camp Merritt, May 20, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 24, 1919. Dis- 
charged May 27, 1919. 

349 Inf. 132 Inf. 

HUBERT, PETER F., Odell, Illinois. Born November 23, 1894, Nevada Twp., 
Livingston County, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. M, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. K, 
132 Inf., Camp Logan, Texas, November 3, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, May 16, 1918, on Mt. Vernon. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. 
Trained in vicinity of Allerey, June 1-10, 1918 ; vicinity of Gamaches, June 10- 
21, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., May 15, 1919. Engagements : Albert Front, July 4- 
August 11, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, September 10-26, 1918 ; Meuse, September 27- 
October 4, 1918 ; October 8-21, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, October 24-November 11, 
1918. Army of Occupation: Bourglinster, Luxemburg, December 21, 1918- 
April 25, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 9, 1919, on Mt. Vernon. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 17, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, May 17, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, May 27, 1919. Discharged May 31, 1919. 

HUDDLE, ROY, Chenoa, Illinois. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Taylor, Kentucky. (Further information not available. Could not 
be located.) 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. A. C. S. Food Admin. 

HUDSON, GLENN E., Odell, Illinois. Born August 5, 1895, Sullivan, Illi- 
nois. Student. Inducted September 4, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. L, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. H, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, Ar- 
kansas, November 20, 1917; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, June 15, 1918. Pro- 
moted to Cpl., December 7, 1917 ; to Sgt., January 5, 1918. Sailed from Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, August 24, 1918, on S. S. Alsatian. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, September 4, 1918. Trained at St. Mary's and St. Nazaire, September 
12-October 1, 1918. To Army Candidate School, October 1, 1918 ; graduated 
from A. C. S., December 17, 1918, given certificate entitling him to 2d Lieuten- 
ancy. Transferred to District of Paris for special duty with Hoover Food Ad- 
ministration. Discharged June 13, 1919, St. Aignan, France, to work for Hoover 
Food Administration in Paris. Sailed from Brest, France, July 24, 1919, on 
S. S. George Washington. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, August 3, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 269 

S. C. 419 Tel. Bn. 33 Ser. Co. 14 Ser. Co. 

HUENI, HERMAN J., Bremen, Indiana. Born September 18, 1891, Pairbury, 
Illinois. Enlisted December 13, 1917, San Francisco, California. To Benicia 
Arsenal, California. Sgt., Depot Co. L, Signal Corps. Transferred to 419 Tel. 
Bn., Camp S. T. B. Morse, Texas, May 22, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., 1CL, Sep- 
tember 1, 1918. Sailed from New York City, September 15, 1918, on Finland. 
Landed at Brest, France, September 28, 1918. Trained at Coeur Cheverny, 
October 3-15, 1918. Transferred to 33 Service Co., S. C., Nevers, France, Octo- 
ber 15, 1918 ; to 14 Service Co., S. C., St. Nazaire, France. Sailed from St. Na- 
zaire, France, June 28, 1919, on Madawaska. Landed at Charleston, South 
Carolina, July 13, 1919; to Camp Jackson, July 13, 1919; to Camp Taylor, 
July 19, 1919. Discharged July 21, 1919. 

HUFFMAN, HAROLD H., Chatsworth, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

123 Inf. 167 Inf. 

HUFHINES, FRANCIS A., Cisna, Illinois. Born November 7, 1889, McLeans- 
boro, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Fairfield, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. F, 123 Inf. To Camp Mills, New York. Sailed 
from New York, October 11, 1918, on Plattsburg. Landed at Brest, France, 
October 21, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France, October 25-28, 1918. Trans- 
ferred to Co. F, 167 Inf., 42 Div., November 1, 1918. Engagements: Meuse 
Argonne advance to Sedan, November 1-7, 1918. Army of Occupation: Sinzig, 
Germany, December 14, 1918-April 6, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, April 
15, 1919, on U. S. S. Montana. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, April 25, 1919 ; 
to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, April 25, 1919; to Camp Grant, May 8, 1919. 
Discharged May 10, 1919. 

149 D. B. O. E. C. 

HUGHES, ARTHUR J., Chicago, Illinois. Born April 8, 1887, Budd, Illinois. 
Attorney at law. Inducted July 23, 1918, South Bend, Indiana. To Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Kentucky, 49 Co., 13 Bn., 149 D. B. Transferred to Co. 20, 
C. 0. T. S., Camp Gordon, Georgia. Commissioned 2d Lt., Inf., 0. B. C., No- 
vember 30, 1918. 

22 Engrs. 

HUGHES, CLAUDE T., Long Point, Illinois. Born August 19, 1892, Marengo, 
Indiana. Carpenter. Inducted May 20, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Sheri- 
dan, Alabama. Pvt., Co. C, 22 Engrs. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 
1, 1918, on Calamares. Landed at Brest, France, July 12, 1918. Trained at 
Abinsville, France, July 26-September 15, 1918. To Base Hosp. No. 66, Neuf- 
chateau, France, September 15, 1918, sickness. Sailed from Brest, France, De- 
cember 13, 1918, on Mongolia. Landed at New York, December 22, 1918; to 
Camp Grant, Illinois, January 18, 1919. Discharged March 1, 1919. 



260 Livingston County in the World War 

L. S. 

HULJNG, CARL EMERY, Chenoa, Illinois. Born January 1, 1895, Eppards 
Point Twp., Livingston County, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted October 1, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Pvt., L. S. Jefferson Bar- 
racks Hospital for two months, influenza and pneumonia. Discharged Decem- 
ber 7, 1918. 

XT. a. N. 

HULJNG, OLA W., Chenoa, Illinois. Born October 20, 1896, Eppards Point 
Twp., Livingston County, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted June 8, 1917, Peoria, 
Illinois. To Great Lakes, Illinois, July 13, 1917. App. Sea., U. S. N. Trans- 
ferred to U. S. S. Minnesota, Philadelphia, February 22, 1918 ; to S. S. Avon- 
dale, June 9, 1918 ; to Navy Yard, Philadelphia, February 9, 1919. Promoted to 
S2C., November 5, 1917. Sailed from Philadelphia, June 9, 1918, on S. S. Avon- 
dale, to LeHavre and Rouen, France ; from Port Arthur, Texas, to LeHavre and 
Rouen, France ; from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Bordeaux, France. Discharged 
March 12, 1919. 

HUMBERT, EDWARD, Dwight, Illinois. (Service record not returned.) 

HUMBERT, VICTOR, Dwight, Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. (Further information not available. Ser- 
vice record not returned.) 

U. S. M. C. 

HUMMEL, FIDEL CONRAD, Strawn, Illinois, Born April 24, 1888, German- 
ville Twp., Livingston County, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted July 14, 1918, Chi- 
cago, Illinois. To Paris Island, South Carolina. M. G. Co., 13 Reg., U. S. M. C. 
Promoted to Cpl., October 19, 1918. Sailed from New York, September 14, 1918, 
on U. S. S. Henderson. Landed at Brest, France, September 29, 1918. Sta- 
lk med at Brest, LaPallice, Rochefort, and St. Nazaire. 1st Platoon of M. G. Co. 
transferred to Prov. Bn. for short time but returned to original company. Sailed 
from Brest, France, July 21, 1919, on U. S. S. Siboney. Landed at Hampton 
Road;!, Virginia, August 8, 1919. Discharged August 13, 1919. 

C. A. 0. 

HUMMEL, JOSEPH HENRY, Strawn, Illinois. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. (Further information not ob- 
tainable. Record not returned.) 

313 Engrs. 312 Engrs. 312 Amm. Tr. 

HUNSICKER, WILLIAM, Graymont, Illinois. Born July 17, 1895, Nebraska 
Twp., Livingston County, Illinois. Carpenter. Inducted September 19, 1917, 



Livingston County in the World War 261 

Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. D, 313 Engrs. Transferred 
to Co. D, 312 Engrs., Camp Pike, Arkansas, November 28, 1917 ; to C6. G, 312 
Amm. Tr., Camp Dix, New Jersey, July 15, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., August 1, 
1918. Sailed from Montreal, Canada, August 25, 1918, on English ship, Waimi- 
ana. Landed at Southampton, England; to LeHavre, France, September 10, 
1918. Trained at Camp De Souge, September 15-November 11, 1918. After 
armistice, organization stationed at Bordeaux, assisting in S. 0. S. Sailed from 
Bordeaux, Prance, February 19, 1919, on U. S. S. Sierra. Landed at New York 
City, March 5, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, March 5, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, March 20, 1919. Discharged March 26, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

HUNTINGTON, HAROLD A., Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 5, 1894, Rant >ul, 
Illinois. Manual Arts Instructor. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Co. 4, C. A. C. Transferred to Batt. E, 
68 C. A. C., Ft. Wright, May 15, 1918 ; to Hdqrs. Co., 68 C. A. C., Vayres, 
France, November 1, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, 
on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, August 25, 1918; to 
LeHavre, France, September 1, 1919. Trained at Libourne, France, September 
15-October 15, 1918. Promoted to Master Gunner, October 15, 1918. Sailed 
from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, February 15, 1919; to Camp Mills, February 15, 1919; to Camp 
Grant, March 1, 1919. Discharged March 8, 1919. 

S. A. T. C. 

HUNTINGTON, LLOYD Lucius, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 24, 1898, 
Worthington, Minnesota. Student. Inducted October 23, 1918, Champaign, 
Illinois. Pvt., S. A. T. C., University of Illinois. Discharged December 21, 1918. 

HURLEY, JOHN, Dwight, Illinois. (Service record not returned.) 

129 Inf. 

HUSTED, MAX C., Cornell, Illinois. Born May 27, 1897, Cornell, Illinois. 
Enlisted May 22, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Co. F, 129 Inf. Promoted to Cpl., November 15, 1917. To Camp Logan, 
Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 
1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained 
at Bussus, June 28-July 14, 1918. Engagements: Somme Offensive, July 26- 
August 6, 1918; Albert Sector, August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, 
September 7-26, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 
1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, 
Bois de Plat Chene, October 11-21, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, 



262 Livingston County in the World War 

Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 
15, 1919i on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp 
Merritt, New Jersey ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

122 Inf. 116 Inf. 

HUTCHISON, OTIS S., Heiskell, Tennessee. Born July 20, 1893, Union Co., 
Tennessee. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. B, 122 Inf., 31 Div. Transferred to Co. E, 116 
Inf., 29 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 7, 1918, on Kroonland. 
Landed at Brest, France, October 20, 1918. Trained at Ecommoy, France. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 9, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Newport 
News, Virginia, May 20, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart, Virginia, May 20, 1919 ; to Camp 
Lee, Virginia, May 24, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged June 5, 1919. 

Q. M. 0. 

HYLAND, HARRY M., Chicago, Illinois. Born February 25, 1889, DeKalb, 
Illinois. Embalmer. Enlisted December 12, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jeffer- 
son Barracks, Missouri, December 14, 1917 ; to Camp Meigs, Washington, D. C. 
Pvt., Q. M. C. Transferred to 3d Q. M. C., Camp Hill, Newport News, Virginia, 
February 26, 1918 ; to Port Storage and Traffic No. 15, November 15, 1918. Pro- 
moted to Cpl., March 17, 1918 ; to Sgt., May 17, 1918. To Camp Hill, March 30, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, March 27, 1919. Discharged April 2, 1919. 

. 46 Inf. 

HYRUP, HARRY E., Odell, Illinois. Born November 18, 1891, Odell, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, Kentucky; 
to Camp Sheridan, Alabama. Pvt., -Co. M, 46 Inf. To Camp Grant, Illinois, 
February 11, 1919. Discharged February 18, 1919. 

Q. M. C. 

IDE, ALQUE H., Cornell, Illinois. Born April 16, 1893, Cornell, Illinois. 
Embalmer. Enlisted November 26, 1917, Columbus, Ohio. To Ft. Jay, New 
York, December 1, 1917 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey. Pvt., 1C1., Graves Reg- 
istration Service, Q. M. C. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, February 7, 1918, 
on Finland. Landed at St. Nazaire, France, February 24, 1918. Trained at 
Vittel, France, March 1-July 1, 1918. Engagements: Aisne-Marne, July 18- 
August 6, 1918. Cited for meritorious and conspicuous service at Chateau 
Thierry during the Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 18-August 6, 1918. Citation: 
"Private, First Class, Alque H. Ide, Group 1, Unit 304, G. R. S., for exceptionally 
meritorious and conspicuous services at Chateau Thierry, France, American Ex- 
peditionary Forces. In testimony thereof, and as an expression of appreciation 



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of these services, I award him this citation. John J. Pershing, Commander-in- 
Chief." Awarded on 19th of April, 1919. Sailed from Brest, Prance, July 21, 
1919, on Antigone. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, August 1, 1919; to 
Camp Stuart, Virginia, August 1, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, August 3, 1919. 
Discharged August 8, 1919. 

129 Inf. 
IDE, LEE, Cornell, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

2 Prov. Beg. A. B. D. 311 

IFFT, WILLIAM, Strawn, Illinois. Born April 19, 1892, Forrest, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt, 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Veterinary Corps, A. R. D. 
311, Camp Mogul, Centaur, Georgia, August 10, 1918. Discharged March 20, 
1919. 

349 Sup. Co. 357 Inf. 

IMRIE, FRANK, Odell, Illinois. Born May 14, 1896, Odell, Illinois. Laborer. 
Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 349 
Sup. Co. Transferred to Co. I, 357 Inf., Camp Travis, Texas, May 18, 1918. 
To Camp Mills, New York. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 20, 1918, 
on Harrisburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, June 29, 1918. Trained at 
Belnode, France, July 7-28, 1918. Promoted to Cook, September 30, 1918. En- 
gagements: St. Mihiel, Argonne, July 30-September 15, 1918. Wounded, Sep- 
tember 15, 1918 ; Argonne, mustard gas ; gas wound on right arm, November 5, 
1918. To Hosp. No. 80, Bonne, France, November 6, 1918. Sailed from St. 
Nazaire, France, February 12, 1919, on Manchuria. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, February 22, 1919; to Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, March 5, 1919; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, March 29, 1919. Discharged April 5, 1919. 

M. T. O. 

INGOLD, EDWARD, Flanagan, Illinois. Born June 10, 1894, Flanagan, Illi- 
nois. Automobile mechanic. Enlisted December 10, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. 
To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, December 13, 1917. Pvt., M. T. C. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Meigs, Washington, D. C., January 6, 1918 ; to Camp Wadsworth, 
South Carolina, March 10, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., April 9, 1918 ; to Sgt., 101., 
July 1, 1918. Discharged January 21, 1919. 

195 Aero Sqdn. 

IRVIN, CLYDE, Waterloo, Iowa. Born December 7, 1891, Odell, Illinois. 
Shoemaker. Enlisted November 2, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To 



264 Livingston County in the World War 

Kelly Field, Texas. Sgt., 195 Aero Sqdn. Transferred to Gerstner Field, 
Louisiana, December 6, 1917, with 195 Aero Sqdn. Promoted to Sgt, 1C1., May 
18, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 24, 1918, on Canada. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, October 8, 1918. Sailed from Liverpool, Eng- 
land, November 24, 1918, on Lapland. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, Dec- 
ember 4, 1918 ; to Mitchell Field, December 5, 1918 ; to Camp Dodge, Iowa, Dec- 
ember 14, 1918. Discharged December 20, 1918. 

u. s. N. E. F. 

IRVIN, HAMILTON C., Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 19, 1887, Wenona, 
Illinois. Shoemaker. Enlisted April 29, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. Mobilized 
May 6, 1918, Great Lakes. Gunners Mate, U. S. N. R. F., Camp Logan, Illinois. 
Promoted to Gunners Mate, 2C1., August 7, 1918. Released December 22, 1919, 
Camp Logan. 

68 C. A. C. 

IRVIN, RAY J., Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 9, 1890, Odell, Illinois. 
Traveling salesman. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., Batt. F, 68 C. A. C. Promoted to Cpl., December 
15, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. 
Landed at London, England, August 25, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, 
September 8, 1918-January 20, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 
3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 15, 1919 ; to 
Camp Mills, February 15, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 20, 1919. Dis- 
charged March 6, 1919. 

1 Prov. Bn. 118 Engrs 145 and 43 Trans. Corps. 

IRVIN, ROBERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 29, 1885, Odell, Illinois. Lo- 
comotive engineer. Enlisted July 29, 1918, San Francisco, California. To Ft. 
McDowell, California ; to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. Pvt., Co. C, 1 Prov. 
Bn. Transferred to 118 Engrs., Ft. Benjamin Harrison; to 145 Transportation 
Corps, February 1, 1919; to 43 Transportation Corps, May 1, 1919. Promoted 
to Mechanic, April 1, 1919. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 29, 
1918, on Ulysses. Landed at Brest, France, October 13, 1918. Sailed from 
Brest, France, June 3, 1919, on Liberator. Landed at New York, June 16, 1919 ; 
to Camp Mills, June 16, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 21, 1919. Discharged June 
23, 1919. 

4 Inf. Eep. Inf. Tr. Bn. Prov. Gd. 

IVERSON, HARLOW, Cornell, Illinois. Born October 21, 1895, Cornell, Illi- 
nois. Postmaster. Inducted May 25, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Atlanta, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Inf. Rep. Reg. Promoted to Cpl., June 2, 1918. 



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Transferred to Hdqrs. Det., Camp Gordon, July 24, 1918; to 1 Inf. Tr. Bn., 
Camp Gordon, January 4, 1919 ; to Provost Guard Co., Camp Gordon, January 
28, 1919 ; to Demobilization Center, Camp Grant, Illinois, September 10, 1919. 
Discharged September 13, 1919. 

349 M. O. Co. 

IVES, CHAKLES F., Forrest, Illinois. Born August 3, 1893, Forrest, Illinois. 
Railroad clerk. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 349 M. G. Co. Promoted to Cpl., October 20, 1917; to 
Sgt, June 10, 1918. Sailed from New York, August 3, 1918, on Leviathan. 
Landed at Brest, France, August 10, 1918. Trained at Belfort, France, August 
20-September 15, 1918. Engagements: Haute Alsace, with French, September 
17-November 4, 1918; Argonne, November 6-11, 1918, in reserve, First Army. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, May 18, 1919, on U. S. S. Henry B. Mallory. Landed 
at New York, May 29, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, May 29, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 
8, 1919. Discharged June 11, 1919. 

129 Inf. 108 Sup. Tr. 

IVES, LLOYD LEWIS, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 4, 1898, Forrest, Illi- 
nois. Student. Enlisted January 13, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 3 
111. Inf. Mexican Border Service : Mobilized June 19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To San Antonio, Texas, Camp Wilson. Transferred to 3 111. Inf. Hdqrs. Co., 
June 29, 1916 ; to 2 Brig. Hdqrs., July 12, 1916 ; to 3 111. Inf. Hdqrs. Co., August 
2, 1916; to Co. F, 3 111. Inf., August 3, 1916. Mustered from Federal Service, 
February 21, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. World War Service: Mobilized 
July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Houston, 
Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, 
on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at 
Bussus, France, June-July 26, 1918. Engagements : Meuse- Argonne Offensive, 
September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gcrcourt, September 26-October 9, 
1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, with XVII French 
Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme-Amiens Sector, with Australian 
Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 
11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, 
Woevre District, October 24-November 9, 1918 ; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau 
d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Transferred to Co. A, 108 Sup. Tr., Jan- 
uary 6, 1919. Promoted to Cpl., March 12, 1919. Army of Occupation : Esch, 
Luxemburg, December 12-15, 1918; Mersch, Luxemburg, December 16, 1918- 
May 2, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, Long Island, 
May 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 5, 1919. 



266 Livingston County in the World War 

JACKSON, CHARLES E., Pontiac, Illinois. Inducted September 19, 1917. 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (Service record not returned.) 

370 Inf. 

JACKSON, RICHARD DICK, Fairbury, Illinois. Born Nashville, Tennessee. 
Chauffeur. Enlisted July 5, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Texas. 
Pvt, 1CL, Co. K, 370 Inf. Transferred to Co. B, 370 Inf., Camp Logan, Sep- 
tember 20, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, April 6, 1918, on President 
Grant. Landed at Brest, France, March 15, 1918. Trained at Grandvillers, 
March 18-May 1, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Defensive Sector. 
Sailed from Brest, France, March 22, 1919, on President Grant. Landed at 
Newport News, April 5, 1919 ; to Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, April 15, 1919. Dis- 
charged May 29, 1919. 

Med. Dept. 

JACOBS, JOHN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 11, 1895, Indianapolis, Indiana. 
Chiropractor. Enlisted May 17, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 
1917, Ft. Des Moines, Iowa. To Camp Sevier, Greenville, South Carolina. Sgt., 
Med. Dept. Transferred to Eberts Field, Arkansas. Promoted to Sgt., 1CL, 
January 3, 1918. Discharged January 23, 1919, Eberts Field. 

68 C. A. O. 

JACOBS, ROYAL W., Emington, Illinois. Born August 30, 1890, Emington, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., 1CL, Batt. F, 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston Massa- 
chusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at LeHavre, France, via 
England, August 29, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France. Promoted to Cpl., 
November 16, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Mat- 
sonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 15, 1919 ; to Camp Mills ; to 
Ft. Wadsworth; to Camp Grant. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

Inf. 

JACOBSON, ELI, Pontiac, Illinois. Enlisted August 4, 1917, Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri. Ret., Inf. (Could not be located.) 

124 Inf. M. T. C. 

JAMES, ROE THOMAS, Fairbury, Illinois. Born December 21, 1895, North 
Vernon, Indiana. Farmer. Inducted August 1, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. 
To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., No. 2 New Receiving Camp. Transferred to 
Co. M, 124 Inf., Camp Wheeler, August 19, 1918; to Co. D, M. T. C., Camp 
Holabird, Maryland, October 9, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., January 9, 1919. To 
Camp Grant, Illinois, March 17, 1919. Discharged March 24, 1919. 



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A. S. (A). 

JAMISON, Ross P., Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 25, 1896, 'Cornell, Illi- 
nois. Student. Enlisted November 1, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To Champaign, 
Illinois, December 1, 1917. Pvt, 1C1., School of Military Aeronautics, A. S. S. 
E. E. C. Transferred to A. S. S. E. E. C., Camp Dick, February 9, 1918 ; to 
A. S. S. E. E. C., Kelly Field, March 4, 1918; A. S. S. E. C., Camp Dick, May 18, 
1918; to A. S. S. E. C., Wilbur Wright Field, July 3, 1918; to A. S. (A), Camp 
Dick, July 24, 1918; to A. S. (A), Ellington Field, August 17, 1918. Com- 
missioned 2d Lt, May 13, 1918. Discharged January 8, 1919. 

V. 0. 

JARVIS, DR. ELMER Louis, Momence, Illinois. Born January 1, 1891, Mo- 
mence, Illinois. Veterinary surgeon. Commissioned July 20, 1917, Campus, 
Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia, August 24, 1917. 2d Lt., V. C., U. S. N. A. 
Promoted to 1st Lt., August 9, 1918. 

8. A. T. 0. 

JENKINS, HARLAN LEO, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 3, 1899, Lincoln, Illi- 
nois. Student. Inducted October 16, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. T. C., 
Med. Sect., University of Illinois. Discharged December 11, 1918. 

Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf. 65 Brig. Hdqrs. A. C. S. 

JENKINS, GEORGE WADE, Chicago, Illinois. Born November 21, 1897, Bement, 
Illinois. Student prior to enlistment ; after discharge, Manager Sales Promotion 
Crew. Enlisted March 25, 1915, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican Border Service: 
Mobilized June 19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf. To Camp 
Wilson, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Transferred to Sup. Co., 3 111. Inf. ; to Hdqrs. 
Oo., 3 111. Inf. Promoted to Sgt., November, 1916 ; to Bn. Sgt. Maj., during home 
station recruiting work, May 1, 1917. Demobilized February 21, 1917, Ft. Sheri- 
dan, Illinois. World War Service : Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Bn. Sgt. Maj., Hdqrs. 
Co., 3 111. Inf. Designation changed to 129 Inf., August 1, 1917. Promoted to 
Reg. Sgt. Maj., May 1, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, 
on Covington. Landed at Camp Pontanezen, Brest, France, May 24, 
1918. To Somme Sector immediately. Transferred to Hdqrs. Det., 65 Inf. 
Brig., 33 Div., May 28, 1918. Engagements : Operation on Somme, brigaded 
with Australians and British, June- August, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne, August- 
October 15, 1918. Sent to A. C. S., October 15, 1918 ; to Camp Hosp. No. 26, 
1st Dep., St. Aignan, France, November 30, 1918, injury. Sailed from Brest, 
France, February 28, 1919, as casual, on Cruiser Friedrich. Landed at Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, March 13, 1919; to Camp Merritt, March 13, 1919; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois. Discharged March 24, 1919. 



268 Livingston County in the World War 

349 Inf. 357 Inf. 

JENKINS, VICTOR L., Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 17, 1894, Imperial, 
Nebraska. Moulder. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Bugler, Co. M, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. H, 357 Inf., 90 Div., 
Camp Travis, Texas, May 25, 1918. Sailed from New York, June 20, 1918, on 
Scandinavian. Landed at Liverpool, England, July 2, 1918. Trained at 
Moveau, France, July 10- August 2, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel, Septem- 
ber 12, 1918; three raids between August 20, 1918, and September 16, 1918, cap- 
turing German prisoners for information, and going behind lines to explode Ger- 
man ammunition dump ; Argonne Woods, October 12-29, 1918. Gassed, October 
29, 1918, Argonne; to Base Hosp. No. 86, Meves, France, November 1, 1918. 
Sailed from Brest, France, March 26, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, April 2, 1919 ; to Camp Dix, April 2, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, April 
10, 1919 ; discharged April 15, 1919. 

1 Prov. Reg. 121 Inf. 49 Inf. 325 Inf. 

JENSEN, CARL L., Dwight, Illinois. Born May 11, 1892, Gardner, Illinois. 
Laborer. Inducted June 26, 1918, Joliet, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., Co. 11, 1 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 121 Inf., 31 Div., about 
July 16, 1918 ; to Co. E, 121 Inf., 31 Div., September 9, 1918. Sailed from New 
York, October 5, 1918. Landed at Brest, France, October 16, 1918. Trans- 
ferred to Co. C, 49 Inf., October 23, 1918 ; to Co. L, 49 Inf., November 1, 1918 ; 
to Co. C, 325 Inf., 82 Div., November 9, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, 
April 27, 1919, on Santa Cecilia. Landed at New York, May 9, 1919 ; to Camp 
Upton, New York, May 9, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 20, 1919. Dis- 
charged May 21, 1919. 

TT. a. N. 

JENSEN, CLIFFORD CHARLES, Saunemin, Illinois. Born February 15, 1897, 
Saunemin, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted July 26, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Great 
Lakes, Illinois, N. T. S., July 30, 1918. F3C., U. S. N., Camp Perry. Trans- 
ferred to Brooklyn, New York, November 11, 1918. To Detroit, Michigan. Dis- 
charged September 12, 1919, Detroit. 

2 Prov. Reg. 124 Inf. 327 Inf. 

JENSEN, JENS HOLGER, Dwight, Illinois. Born May 13, 1894, Grundy Co., 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. L, 124 Inf., Camp 
Wheeler, July 14, 1918. Sailed from New York, October 17, 1918, on Olympic. 
Landed at Southampton, England, October 24, 1918. Transferred to Co. E, 327 
Inf., November 7, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., February 20, 1919. Sailed 



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from Bordeaux, France, May 7, 1919, on U. S. S. Walter A. Luckenbach. 
Landed at Brooklyn, May 18, 1919; to Camp Upton, May 18, 1919; to Camp 
Grant, May 23, 1919. Discharged May 27, 1919. 

349 Inf. 132 Inf. 

JENSEN, JORGEN ALFRED, Dwight, Illinois. Born March 18, 1894, Gardner 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 18, 1917, Morris, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. M, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. G, 132 Inf., Camp 
Logan, Texas, November 6, 1917 ; to Sup. Co., 132 Inf., Camp Logan, December, 

1917. Promoted to Wagoner, December, 1917. Sailed from New York, May 16, 

1918, on Mount Vernon. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engage- 
ments : Attached to 173 British Inf. Brig., Albert Front, July 4, 1918 ; Albert 
Front, August 6-11, 1918 ; Querrieu Woods, August 12-15, 1918 ; with Australian 
Corps, August 16-19, 1918 ; with 2d French Army, Frommerville, September 6, 
1918. To Base Hosp. No. 30, September 9, 1918, pleurisy. Sailed from Brest, 
France, November 18, 1918, on Finland. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, 
November 29, 1918; to Gen. Hosp., Kichmond, Virginia, November 29, 1918; 
to Gen. Hosp. No. 28, Ft. Sheridan, December 16, 1918 ; to Camp Grant, Mrrch 
28, 1919. Discharged April 5, 1919. 

124 Inf. 

JEPSEN, ELMER H., Dwight, Illinois. Born January 5, 1895, Dwight, Illi- 
nois. Farm laborer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. L, 124 Inf. Discharged December 6, 1918, Camp 
Wheeler. 

124 Inf. 329 Inf. 

JEPSEN, ROSCOE E., Dwight, Illinois. Born June 22, 1894, Verona, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., Co. I, 124 Inf. To hospital, Camp Mills, October 1, 1918; to Cas. Co., 
Camp Merritt, October 16, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., September 1, 1918. 
Sailed from New York, October 28, 1918, on Kursk. Landed at Brest, France, 
November 9, 1918. Transferred to Co. F, 329 Inf., November 20, 1918. Sailed 
from Brest, France, July 13, 1919, on America. Landed at New York, July 22, 
1919 ; to Camp Merritt, July 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, July 26, 1919. Dis- 
charged July 29, 1919. 

123 Inf. 167 Inf. 

JESSUP, GEORGE FRANCIS, Fairbury, Illinois. Born July 19, 1893, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. F, 123 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from Camp Mills, 



270 Livingston County in the World War 

October 11, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Brest, France, October 22, 

1918. Transferred to Co. H, 167 Inf., 42 (Rainbow) Div., November 13, 1918. 
Army of Occupation: Westum, Germany, December 5, 1918-April 10, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, April 14, 1919, on U. S. S. Montana. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, April 24, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, April 24, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 8, 1919. Discharged May 10, 1919. 

389 T. A. 315 Engrs. 

JESTER, GORDON DON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 11, 1895, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Teamster. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt, Batt. E, 389 F. A. Transferred to 315 Engrs., Camp Travis, Texas, 
May 5, 1918. Sailed from New York, June 15, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at 
Southampton, England ; to LeHavre, France, June 23, 1918. Trained at Bure, 
France, June 28-July 23, 1918. Engagements : St. Mihiel, August 6-September 
22, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne, September 22-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupa- 
tion : Bernkastel, Germany, December 22, 1918-January 6, 1919 ; Moreback, 
Germany, January 7-March 1, 1919 ; Manderscheid, Germany, March 2-May 20, 

1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, June 5, 1919, on U. S. S. Alaskan. 
Landed at New York, June 16, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, June 16, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, June 20, 1919. Discharged June 24, 1919. 

JOBE, AMON SAMUEL, Chatsworth, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

A. N. C. 

JODA, MARY A., Fairbury, Illinois. Born January 13, 1892, Fairbury, Illi- 
nois. Trained nurse. Enlisted August 3, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. Mobilized 
October 1, 1918, Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois. A. N. C. Discharged Feb- 
ruary 21, 1919. 

307 Cav. 65 T. A. 

JOHNS, RAPHAEL ., Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 26, 1897, Rossville, Illi- 
nois. Shoemaker. Enlisted May 31, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri, June 4, 1918. Pvt., Troop D, 307 Cav. Transferred to Batt. 
A, 55 F. A., Ft. Worth, Texas, August 19, 1918 ; to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, November 
8, 1918. Discharged February 10, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

351 Inf. 132 Inf. 

JOHNSON, ANDES WALFRED, Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 30, 1886, Sweden. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge. 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. M, 351 Inf. Transferred to Co. F, 132 Inf., Camp Logan, 
Texas, November 3, 1917. Sailed from New York, May 16, 1918, on U. S. S. Mt. 



Livingston County in the World War 271 

Vernon. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Went immediately to sector 
at front. Engagements: Argonne-Meuse ; Bois de Forges, 17 French Army 
Corps ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Chaumand, September 26-October 8, 1918 ; Bois 
de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 11-20, 1918. Army of Occupation: 
Bech, Luxemburg, January 4-April 25, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 
9, 1919, on U. S. S. Mt. Vernon. Landed at New York, May 17, 1919 ; to Camp 
Mills, May 17, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 25, 1919. Discharged May 29, 1919. 

34 C. A. 0. 

JOHNSON, KASPER P., Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 15, 1900. Printer. En- 
listed June 24, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, 
June 26, 1918. To Ft. Totten, New York. Pvt., 34 C. A. C. Discharged Jan- 
uary 23, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

Base Hosp. 14 

JOHNSON, CLAUDE C., Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 9, 1888, Fairbury, Illi- 
nois. Traveling Salesman. Enlisted May 27, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. Mobilized 
March 1, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp Custer, Michigan. Pvt., Base Hosp. 
No. 14. Sailed from New York, July 15, 1918, on Port Melbourne. Landed at 
Liverpool, England, August 1, 1918. Base Hosp. No. 14 located at Mars-sur- 
Alliers, near Nevers. Promoted to Sgt., November 19, 1918. Sailed from Brest, 
France, April 7, 1919, on Graf Waldersee. Landed at New York, April 20, 1919 ; 
to Camp Merritt, April 20, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, April 30, 1919. Discharged 
May 2, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

JOHNSON, DEWEY E., Coleman, Michigan. Born April 2, 1898, Cornell, Ill- 
inois. Clerk. Enlisted August 24, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. 
To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., December 
5, 1917 ; to Cpl., May 20, 1918 ; to Sgt., June 1, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, May 10, 1918, on Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. 
Trained at Staples, France, July 3-18, 1918, on the Lewis Automatic Rifle at G. 
H. Q. Lewis Gun School of the British Army. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne 
Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26- 
October 19, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918 ; 
Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector, 
with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 
7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist, October 24-November 9, 1918 ; Marche- 
ville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d ' Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Gassed, burns and 
inhalation ; to hospital, Meves, France, October 24, 1918. Army of Occupation : 
Ettelbruck and Neiderfeulen, Luxemburg, December 22, 1918-April 27, 1919. 



272 Livingston County in the World War 

Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

68 C. A. c. 

JOHNSON, GEORGE> Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 16, 1891, Howe, Illinois. 
Mail carrier. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, 
New York. Pvt., Batt. F, 68. C. A. C. Promoted to CpL, November 1, 1918. 
Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed 
at Tilbury Docks, London, England, August 25, 1918. Trained at Libourne, 
France, September 1, 1918-February 3, 1919. Detached service in tractor convoy. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919; to Camp Mills, Long Island, February 
16, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, New York, February 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illi- 
nois. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

JOHNSON, GUY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 8, 1898, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Enlisted June 19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., o. F, 3 111. Inf. Mobilized 
June 25, 1916, Springfield, Illinois, for Mexican Border Service. To Camp 
Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. Mustered out of Federal Service, February 21, 

1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. World War Service: Mobilized July 25, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., 1CL, Co. 
F, 129 Inf. (formerly 3 111. Inf.) Promoted to Cpl., September 18, 1917. 
Sailed from Camp Upton, Long Island, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. 
Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 
September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 
19, 1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat -Chene, October 11-21, 1918; Amiens 
Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918.; Albert Sector with 18 
Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 
1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, 
St. Hilaire, Chateau d 'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Gassed October 18, 

1918, Consenvoye; to Base Hosp. No. 50, Meves, .France. Divisional Citation, at 
Hdqrs., 33 Div., May 17, 1919. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, 
December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on 
Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 
1919. 

613 Engrs. 601 Engrs. 

JOHNSON, GUY B., Cornell, Illinois. Born April 22, 1887, Rooks reek, 
Illinois. Mason. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 




1 and 2. The First Day's Bag. German prisoners taken by Yankees in the first day's assault in St. 
Mihiel Sector. Ansauville, Meurthe et Moselle, Hdqrs., 42 Div., Sept. 25, 1918. 

3. Christmas Dinner in Luxemburg. 33d Div. Hdqrs. Hotel de 1'Europe. Diekirch, Luxemburg, 
Dec. 25, 1918. 

4. View of Meuse River. Showing' the sort of territory on which the American troops fought. 33d 
Div. near Brabant, Meuse, France, Oct. 10, 1918. 

5. Transporting Supplies to the Front. Members of Co. A., 108 M. P., 33d Div., on canal beats. 
Troyon, Meuse, France, Oct. 26, 1918. 




The unique way in which French peasants embroider interests the American soldier. 
129 Inf., Nancois le Petit, France, Aug. 30, 1918. 



Members of 



2. A cabaret behind the Hues. Hun prisoners taken in St. Mihiel action entertaining their Yankee 
captors during a respite in the fighting. Sept. 13, 1918. 

3. Maj. Gen. George Bell, Jr., bidding Sir Douglas Haig good-bye. Molliens-au-Bois, France, August 
6, 1918. 

4. Men of 33d Div. Hdqrs. enjoying wonderful Christmas dinner. Members of Y. M. C. A. and officers 
of Hdqrs. troops in foreground. At Hotel de 1'Europe, Diekirch, Luxemburg. Dec. 25, 1918. 

5. God's in His Heaven. Illuminated Cross displayed over headquarters Base Section No. 2, on 
Christmas Eve by order of General Hdqrs. France, Dec. 24, 1918. 



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Dodge, Iowa; 613 Engrs. Transferred to Camp Pike; to 601 Engrs., Camp 
Lewis. Promoted to Cpl. Sailed from Boston, June, 1918 ; landed at Brest, 
Prance. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, June, 1919, on Mongolia. Landed 
at, Boston; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged. 

Tank Ops. 

JOHNSON, HAKOLD SHEEMAN, Eoberts, Illinois. Born January 21, 1900, 

Strawn, Illinois. Tractor driver. Inducted October 19, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 

To Camp Polk, North Carolina. Pyt., Tank Corps. Discharged January 2, 
1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

Tr. Det. 

JOHNSON, HAKBY M., Pontiac, Illinois. Inducted June 15, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Bradley Polytechnic Inst., Peoria, Illinois. (Further data not 
available. Service record not returned.) 

121 Inf. 

JOHNSON, JAYBOLD M., Blackstone, Illinois. Born December 13, 1895, Dan- 
way, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. L, 121 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from New York, Sep- 
tember 30, 1918, on Caronia. Landed at Brest, France, October 13, 1918. 
Sailed from Brest, France, February 7, 1919, on Ortega. Landed at New York, 
February 19, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, February 20, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Feb- 
ruary 28, 1919. Discharged March 8, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

JOHNSON, MARCUS M., Manitoba, Canada. Born March 14, 1882, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. M, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. L, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, 
Arkansas. Promoted to Cook, January 19, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, August 26, 1918, on Llanstephen Castle. Landed at Tilbury Docks, 
London, England, September 9, 1918 ; to Cherbourg, France. Trained at Camp 
Montoir. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, March 16, 1919, on Alaskan. Landed 
at .Hoboken, New Jersey,. March 21, 1919; to Camp Merritt; to Camp Grant. 
Discharged April 17, 1919. 

131 M. O. Co. 

JOHNSON, MOUNCE, Manville, Illinois. Born September 29, 1894, Manville, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt. Transferred to 131 M. G. Co., 33 Div., Camp Logan, Texas. 
Promoted to-Pvt, 1C1., April 9, 1918. Sailed from Long Island, May 22, 1918, 



274 Livingston County in the World War 

on Leviathan. Landed at Brest, France, May 30, 1918. Trained at Pont Remy, 
June 4-30, 1918. Engagements: Hamel, Chipilly Ridge, Gressaire Wood, Ver- 
dun, Meuse-Argonne. Wounded Consenvoye, France, H. E. Shell; to hospital, 
October 16, 1918. Cited by Generals Pershing and Bell, October 8, 1918, for 
action at Consenvoye. Sailed from Brest, France, March 26, 1919, on Leviathan. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, April 2, 1919 ; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, April 
2, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, April 10, 1919. Discharged April 14, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

JOHNSON, ROY, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born November 1, 1891, Hennissy, 
Oklahoma. Farmer. Enlisted August 23, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt, Co. F, 
129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from 
Long Island, May 10, 1918, on Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 
1918. Trained to July, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne, September 26- 
November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois 
de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on 
East Bank of Meuse River ; Somme-Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, July 
26-August 6, 1918; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; 
Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist, 
October 24-November 9, 1918 ; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d ' Aulnois, No- 
vember 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 
7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Leviathan. Landed at Brooklyn, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

4 Eep. Beg. 329 Inf. 131 Inf. 

JOHNSTON, JOHN W T ., Emington, Illinois. Born May 13, 1887, York, 
Nebraska. Barber. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Automatic Replacement Troops. Transferred to 40 Co., 
4 Rep. Reg. Inf., July 10, 1918 ; to Co. E, 329 Inf., August 3, 1918 ; to Co. I, 131 
Inf., September 22, 1918. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, on U. S. S. 
Plattsburg, July 21, 1918. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 3, 1918. 
Trained at Ecommoy, August 14-30, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne, 
October 10, 1918. Gassed October 13, 1918, Meuse-Argonne. To Field Hosp. 
No. 114, October 14, 1918 ; to Base Hosp. No. 88. Sailed from Brest, France, 
May 14, 1919, on Kaiserin Auguste Victoria. Landed at Newport News, Vir- 
ginia, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 21, 1919. 
Discharged June 3, 1919. 

S. A. T. c. 

JOHNSTON, ROBERT JORDAN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 8, 1899, Sand- 
wich, Illinois. Student. Voluntary induction, October 8, 1918, Champaign, 



Livingston County in the World War 275 

Illinois. Pvt., S. A. T. C., University of Illinois. Promoted to Cpl., November 
3, 1918. Discharged December 21, 1918. 

O. A. O. 

JOLJVO, BEN, Dwight, Illinois. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. (Could not be located.) 

Med. Dept, 

JONEN, JOSEPH P., Streator, Illinois. Born March 1, 1889, Cornell, Illinois. 
Enlisted September 18, 1913, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Stationed at Texas 
City, Texas ; Ft. Bliss, Texas ; Ft. Niagara, New York ; Washington, D. C. ; Camp 
Merritt, New Jersey; Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. Promoted to Hosp. Sgt., Med. Dept., 
January 27, 1919. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, November 12, 1917, on 
Madawaska. Landed at St. Nazaire, France, November 26, 1917. Cited by Gen. 
John J. Pershing for Meritorious Service. Stationed at St. Nazaire, France, No- 
vember 26-December 13, 1917 ; Houeilles, December 15, 1917-December 20, 1918 ; 
with special duty at Hdqrs. Base Section No. 2 throughout these assignments. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, June 28, 1919, on St. Olivia. Landed at New 
York, July 9, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, July 9, 1919 ; to Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, 
August 21, 1919. Furloughed to Keserve, March 1, 1920. To be discharged Sep- 
tember 17, 1920. 

S. A. T. O. 

JONES, CHARLES WALLACE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 7, 1898, Ashland, 
Illinois. Shipping clerk. Inducted October 15, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. 
Pvt., S. A. T. C., Illinois Wesleyan University. Discharged December 14, 1918. 

M. E. O. S. A. T. O. 

JOOST, GEORGE HERMAN JOHN, Dwight, Illinois. Born February 23, 1895, 
Nevada, Illinois. Medical student. Inducted September 24, 1917, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., N. A. Discharged October 19, 1917. En- 
listed October 20, 1917, M. B. C. Discharged October 22, 1918. Enlisted Co. 
B, S. A. T. C., Northwestern Medical School, October 23, 1918. Discharged De- 
cember 13, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. 

L. I. 8. 68 C. A. C. 

JOOST, HENRY GEORGE, Dwight, Illinois. Born June 15, 1889, Nevada, Illi- 
nois. Student, Michigan Agricultural College. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Co. 2, L. I. S. Transferred to 
Sup. Co., 68 C. A. C., Ft. Wright, June 30, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, June 
23, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. 



276 Livingston County in the World War 

Landed at South London, England, August 25, 1918; at LeHavre, France, 
August 29, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, September 1, 1918-February 2, 
1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, Long Island, Feb- 
ruary 17, 1919; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
February 27, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

Q. M. C. 

JOOSTEN, EHME JOHN, Minonk, Illinois. Born November 30, 1894, Flanagan, 
Illinois. Music business. Enlisted June 21, 1917, Urbana, Illinois. To Ft. 
Harrison, August 15, 1917. Pvt., Q. M. C. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1. ; to Cpl. ; 
to Sgt.; to 2d Lt., October 14, 1918. Stationed at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, 
August 15, 1917-October 14, 1918; Central Department, Chicago, October 14- 
December 15, 1918. Discharged December 14, 1918, Chicago. 

u. s. N. a. r. 

JONES, JOHN W., Strawn, Illinois. Born October 1, 1895, Gibson City, Illi- 
nois. School Superintendent. Enlisted May 10, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To 
Great Lakes N. T. S., August 19, 1918. S2C, U. S. N. R. F. Transferred to 
Municipal Pier, Officers Material School, Chicago, September 25, 1918 ; to Naval 
Overseas Transportation Service, New York City, December 15, 1918; to Of- 
ficers Material School, Pelham Bay Park, New York City, March 3, 1919. Pro- 
moted to Q. M. 3C1., December 15, 1918; to Ensign (D) April 26, 1919. During 
period of service as enlisted man was a student in course offered, and later an 
instructor in Navigation and Regulations of the Navy. At New York assigned 
to St. Louis, cruising along Atlantic, carrying military supplies. As a com- 
missioned officer was assigned as a senior watch officer on the U. S. S. Kittery, 
engaged in transportation service ; carried Marines and marine supplies to West 
Indies, and other service. Released from active duty July 15, 1919, and placed 
on inactive list. 

JONES, LEROY, Budd, Illinois. Inducted August 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (Could not be located.) 

8 F. S. Bn. 

JONES, RICHARD E., Strawn, Illinois. Born November 25, 1891, Gardner, 
Illinois. Telegraph operator. Enlisted May 15, 1917, Springfield, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, May 16, 1917 ; to Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Pvt., 
8 Field Sig. Bn. Transferred to Co. B, 8 Field Sig. Bn., Camp Monterey, Cali- 
fornia, July 12, 1917; to Co. 5 (Camp Cas. Co.) Camp Green, North Carolina. 
Transferred to Shipyard Service, Port Newark, New York, account of physical 
unfitness for overseas service. Discharged Camp Dix, New Jersey. 



Livingston County in tlie World War 277 

0. S. N. B. F. 

JORDAN, MICHAEL BERNARD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 22, 1889, 
Pontiac, Illinois. Prison guard. Enlisted April 22, 1918, Great Lakes N. T. S. 
Mobilized April 29, 1918, Great Lakes N. T. S. L. E. R., Wireless Branch, U. S. 
N. R. F. Transferred to Naval Radio School, Harvard University, August 29, 
1918 ; graduated February 6, 1919, with rating of Elec., 3CL, Radio. Assigned 
as wireless operator in Armed Guard Merchant Marine Service. Remained at 
Harvard University until released from active duty, February 21, 1919. 

U. S. N. R. F. 

JORDAN, THOMAS LEO, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 22, 1887, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Rural mail carrier. Enlisted January 9, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. 
Mobilized April 9, 1918, Great Lakes N. T. S. L. E. R., 4CL, U. S. N. R. P., 
Camp Decatur, Great Lakes. Transferred to Ships Co., Post Office Clerk, Main 
Camp, about May 1, 1918. Promoted to Stkp., 3C1., June 1, 1918 ; to Stkp., 
2C1., September 1, 1918. Was refused permission to join Armed Guards for sea 
service. Discharged January 10, 1919, Great Lakes. 

68 C. A. C. 

JUDGE, HENRY R., Dwight, Illinois. Born December 28, 1894, Union Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Clerk Gent's Clothing and Furnishing. Inducted 
April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 1CL, 
Batt. D, 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on 
Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, England, August 25, 1918. 
Trained at St. Pardon, France, September 1, 1918-January 24, 1919. Sailed 
from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at New York, 
February 16, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, February 17, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, February 
27, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

JUDGE, RICHARD LEO, Dwight, Illinois. Enlisted December 13, 1917, 
Columbus Barracks, Ohio. (From records of Livingston Co. Local Board. Ser- 
vice record not returned.) 

JUDGE, THOMAS J., Dwight, Illinois. (Service record not returned.) 
KAHLER, ELLA AMELIA (See Bradshaw, Mrs. Ella Amelia.) 

46 Inf. 46 M. Q. Co. . 

KAISER, FRANK J., Odell, Illinois. Born September 18, 1894, Odell, Illinois. 
Fanner. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, Kentucky; 
to Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Alabama. Pvt., Co. M, 46 Inf. Transferred 
to M. G. Co., 46 Inf., Camp Sheridan, June 10, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., August 
27, 1918. To Camp Grant, February 5, 1919. Discharged February 13, 1919. 



278 Livingston County in the World War 

KAMMERMAN, CLARENCE, Forrest, Illinois. (Service record not returned.) 

KAMMERMAN, EDWARD, Forrest, Illinois. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. (Service record not returned.) 

KAMMERMAN, HARRY, Forrest, Illinois. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. (Service record not returned.) 

46 Inf. 

KANE, CLARENCE C., Saunemin, Illinois. Born October 6, 1895, Saunemin, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, 
Kentucky ; to Camp Sheridan, Alabama, June 3, 1918. Pvt, Co. M, 46 Inf., 9 
Div. Transferred to Sup. Co., 46 Inf., Camp Sheridan, August 20, 1918. Pro- 
moted to Wagoner, August 24, 1918. To Camp Grant, February 17, 1919. Dis- 
charged February 24, 1919. 

U. 8. N. 

KANE, CLARENCE J., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born June 11, 1893, Chatsworth, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted December 8, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. Mobilized 
February 15, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. App. Sea., U. S. N., Camp Decatur. 
Transferred to Camp Logan, March 15, 1918 ; to Ellis Island, May 5, 1918 ; to 
Philadelphia Navy Yard, May 6, 1918 ; to Newport News, Virginia, May 8, 1918. 
Promoted to S2C., May 1, 1918. Sailed from Hampton Roads, Virginia, May 
10, 1918, on U. S. S. Huron. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918 ; to Paul- 
liac, May 27, 1918. Promoted to Seaman, October 1, 1918. In continuous transport 
service between Hoboken, New Jersey, and Brest, France, to date of discharge. 
Sailed from Brest, France, May 14, 1919, on U. S. S. Imperator. Landed at Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, May 21, 1919. Discharged November 24, 1919. 

a. N. T. o. 

KANE, JOHN EDWARD CLEMENT, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born June 28, 1900, 
Cullom, Illinois. Student. Enlisted October 2, 1918, Champaign, Illinois. 
Pvt., S. N. T. C., University of Illinois. Released from active duty, December 
20, 1918. 

S. A. T. C. 

KANE, JOSEPH I., Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 18, 1899, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Student. Inducted October 15, 1918, Notre Dame, Indiana. Acting Cpl., S. A. 
T. C., University of Notre Dame. Discharged January 15, 1919. 

2 Prov. Keg. 124 Inf. P. W. E. 

KANZ, JOHN L., Flanagan, Illinois. Born January 9, 1894, Goliad, 
Texas. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 



Livingston County in the World War 279 

Georgia. Pvt., Co. 18, 2 Prov. Reg., 31 Div. Transferred to Co. B, 124 Inf., 
Camp Wheeler, July 7, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 27, 
1918, on Leviathan. Landed at Liverpool, England, November 2, 1918. Trans- 
ferred to P. W. E. Co. 35, December 17, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, Sep- 
tember 27, 1919, on Orizaba. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, October 6, 1919 ; 
to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, October 6, 1919; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, 
October 9, 1919. Discharged October 11, 1919. 

68 C. A. c. 

KASCAK, MICHAEL, Streator, Illinois. Born June 5, 1894, Streator, Illinois. 
Laborer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New 
York. Pvt., Det. C, L. I. S. Transferred to Batt. D, 68 C. A. C., Ft. Wright, 
May 28, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicester- 
shire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, August 24, 1918. Trained at St. 
Pardon, France, September 8, 1918-January 26, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, 
France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, Feb- 
ruary 16, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, New York, February 18, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, 
February 28, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

KASCAK, GEORGE, JR., Streator, Illinois. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. (Service record not returned.) 

313 Engrs. 

KASHER, JOSEPH J., Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 12, 1890, Braidwood, 
Illinois. Pipe fitter. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. F, 313 Engrs. Promoted to Wagoner. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, August 16, 1918, on Plassy. Landed at Liverpool, Eng- 
land, August 28, 1918. Trained at Alsace, September 4-25, 1918. Engagements : 
Haute-Alsace Sector, October 7-November 9, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
May 25, 1919, on Madawaska. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 6, 1919. 
To Camp Mills ; to Camp Grant. Discharged June 13, 1919. 

4 Hep. Beg. 330 Inf. 131 Inf. 272 M. P. Co. 

KATCHIR, LOTTIS, Streator, Illinois. Born May 28, 1896, Streator, Illinois. 
Brick maker. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 40 Co., J. A. R. T. ; to 
Co. L, 330 Inf., August 9, 1918; to Co. G, 131 Inf., September 28, 1918; to 272 
M. P. Co., February 11, 1919. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, January 1, 1919. Sailed 
from New York, July 21, 1918, on Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
August 1, 1918. Engagements: East Bank of Meuse River, Verdun Front, 
October 8-9, 1918 ; St. Mihiel, November 10, 1918. Gassed, Verdun, October 9, 
1918. Army of Occupation : Metz, December 8-10, 1918 ; Germany, December 



280 , Livingston County in the World War 

18-21, 1918 ; Luxemburg, December 21, 1918-Pebruary 11, 1919. Sailed from 
Brest, France, May 28, 1919, on U. S. S. President Grant. Landed at Boston, 
Massachusetts, June 10, 1919 ; to Camp Devens, June 10, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
June 15, 1919. Discharged June 18, 1919. 

A. S. M. A. 

KAYE, ANDREW P., Dwight, Illinois. Druggist. Born Nashua, New Hamp- 
shire ; 22 years and 2 months old at time of enlistment. Enlisted September 18, 
1917, Watseka, Illinois. Pvt., 1C1., A. S. M. A., Cadet Observers Det. Dis- 
charged December 14, 1918, Post Field, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. (Taken from Dis- 
charge Record. Service record not returned.) 

IT. S. A. A. a. 

KECK, CHARLES E., Champaign, Illinois. Born January 12, 1896, Decatur, 
Illinois. Student, University of Illinois. Enlisted June 16, 1917, U. of I., 
Urbana, Illinois. Mobilized July 1, 1917, Allentown, Pennsylvania. To Camp 
Crane. Pvt., Sec. 610, U. S. A. Ambulance Service. Transferred to Sec. 566, 
April, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 13, 1918, on Guiseppi 
Verdi. Landed at Genoa, Italy, June 27, 1918. Trained at Genoa, June 27- 
July 10, 1918. Sec. 566 ordered to front July 10, 1918; first American soldiers 
on Italian Front. Transferred to Hdqrs. U. S. A. A. S., November 30, 1918. 
Engagements: Bretna Valley, Italy, July 22-November 30, 1918. Sectional 
citation first American troops cited for fidelity to duty under fire in Italy, Fal 
Verme Medal. Discharged April 8, 1919, St. Aignan, France. Sailed from 
Brest, France, July 13, 1919, on Cap Finisterre. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, July 23, 1919. 

129 Inf. Hdqrs. Det., 33 Div. 

KECK, KARL V., Fairbury, Illinois. Born January 20, 1895, Fairbury, Illi- 
nois. Insurance. Enlisted July 24, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 

1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Texas, 
September 13, 1917. Transferred to Hdqrs. Det., 33 Div., November 27, 1917. 
Promoted to Reg. Sgt. Maj., November 27, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, May 16, 1918, on Mount Vernon. Landed at Brest, France, May 25, 

1918. Engagements: Major Operation, Somme Offensive, August 8-22, 1918; 
Major Operation, Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 25-October 22, 1918; 
Minor Operation, Defense of Troyon Sector, October 25-November 11, 1918. 
Army of Occupation: Luxemburg, December 15, 1918-January 27, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, February 11, 1919, on Rhode Island. Landed at Newport 
News, Virginia, February 28, 1919 ; to Camp Hill, February 28, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, March 11, 1919. Discharged March 20, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 281 

349 Inf. A. C. S. 310 Inf. 16 Inf. 

KECK, PERRY J., Fairbury, Illinois. Born November 28, 1887, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Insurance. Inducted November 26, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. I, 349 Inf. Promoted to Sgt., March. 1, 1918 ; to 1st 
Sgt., June 10, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 9, 1918, on 
Olympic. Landed at LeHavre, France, August 16, 1918. Trained at Corrombles, 
Cote d'Or, France, August 20-September 11, 1918. Sent to Army Candidate 
School, Langres, France, September 11, 1918 ; commissioned 2d Lt., Inf., October 
21, 1918 ; 1st Lt., Inf., May 31, 1919. Assigned to Co. F, 310 Inf., November 5, 
1918; transferred to Co. M, 16 Inf., November 15, 1918. Army of Occupation: 
Hohr, Germany, December 14-28, 1918; Leuteron, Germany, December 28, 1918- 
February 1, 1919 ; Ehringhausen, Germany, February 1-March 8, 1919 ; Dern- 
bach, Germany, March 8-April 17, 1919; Selters, Germany, April 17-June 24, 
1919. Sailed from Brest, France, June 29, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, July 5, 1919 ; to Camp Dix, July 8, 1919. Discharged July 
9, 1919. 

S. A. T. 0. 

KELAGHER, JAMES DALTON, Dwight, Illinois. Born March 25, 1900, Dwight, 
Illinois. Student. Inducted October 2, 1918, Notre Dame, Indiana. Pvt., S. 
A. T. C., Notre Dame University. Discharged December 21, 1918. 

342 M. O. Co. 342 Inf. A. C. S. 2d Dep. Div. 49 Inf. 

KELLER, JOSEPH, Fairbury, Illinois. Born November 15, 1892, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Manager, grain office. Inducted October 6, 1918, Rockford, Illinois. 
To Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt., M. G. Co., 342 Inf. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 
342 Inf., January 2, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., January 12, 1918 ; to Eeg. Sgt. 
Maj., June 6, 1918. Sailed from New York City, September 9, 1918, on H. M. S. 
Minnekahda. Landed at Liverpool, England, September 21, 1918. Trained 
at Cadillac, France, September 30-November 3, 1918. To Army Candidate 
School, Langres, France, November 3, 1918; to 2d Depot Division, LeMans, 
Sarthe, France, December 5, 1918 ; to 49 Inf., Conlie, Sarthe, France, December 
16, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, January 12, 1919, on U. S. S. George 
Washington. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, January 22, 1919; to Camp 
Merritt, New Jersey, January 22, 1919 ; to Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, January 
27, 1919 ; to Camp Grant. Discharged February 14, 1919. 

3 Inf. Med. Dept. 

KELLEY, HAROLD JOSEPH, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 3, 1895, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Pharmacist. Inducted May 20, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri ; to Camp Del Rio, Texas. Ret., 3 U. S. Inf. 
Transferred to Co. D, 3 Inf. ; to Med. Dept., 3 Inf., June 27, 1918. Promoted to 
Sgt., M. D., October 19, 1918. Discharged July 18, 1919, Camp Del Rio. 



282 Livingston County in the World War 

2 Prov. Beg. 122 Inf. 464 Cas. Co. 330 Inf. 

KELLEY, JOSEPH L., Emington, Illinois. Born July 29, 1891, Emington, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. B, 122 Inf., 
Camp Wheeler, June 30, 1918 ; to hospital, Camp Mills, New York ; to 464 Over- 
seas Cas. Co. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 20, 1918, on Scandi- 
navian. Landed at Liverpool, England, October 31, 1918; to Winchester; to 
Southampton ; to LeHavre, France. Transferred to 330 Inf., 83 Div., November 
6, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., April 14, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 
9, 1919, on Sierra. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919; to Camp 
Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 26, 1919. Discharged June 1, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

KELLY, EDWARD J., Odell, Illinois. Born December 24, 1888, Flanagan, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., M. G. Co., 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. H, 346 Inf., Camp 
Pike, Arkansas, November 20, 1917 ; to Camp Dix, June 15, 1918. Promoted to 
Cpl., June 5, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 24, 1918, on H. 
M. S. Alsatian. Landed at LeHavre, France, September 5, 1918. Stationed at 
Camp Winnal Down, England, September 6-9, 1918; at Pons, France, September 
14-24, 1918; at St. Nazaire, September 26, 1918-March 17, 1919. Sailed from 
St. Nazaire, France, March 17, 1919, on U. S. S. Alaskan. Landed at New York, 
March 31, 1919; to Camp Mewitt, New Jersey, March 31, 1919; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, April 14, 1919. Discharged April 17, 1919. 

124 Inf. 

KELLY, LEO F., Campus, Illinois. Born August 11, 1892, Campus, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., Co. B, 124 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 17, 
1918, on Olympic ; taken off forty-eight hours later, sick with influenza and pneu- 
monia ; to St. Mary 's Hospital, Hoboken ; to Camp Merritt, December 18, 1918 ; 
to Camp Grant. Discharged January 4, 1919. 

349 Inf. 132 Inf. 

KELLY, MIKE, Odell, Illinois. Born December 14, 1894, Odell, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. M, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. F, 132 Inf., Camp Logan, 
Texas, October 23, 1917. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, November 15, 1917. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 16, 1918, on Mount Vernon. Landed at Brest, 
France, May 24, 1918. Engagements: Mount Hamel, July 4, 1918; Verdun, 
September 26, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, October 8, 1918. Gassed, October 10, 



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1918, Meuse-Argonne ; to hospital, October 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: 
Bech, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 26, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
May 9, 1919, on Mount Vernon. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 17, 1919 ; 
to Camp Mills, May 17, 1919 ; to Camp Grant. Discharged May 30, 1919. 

Q. M. 0. 

KELSO, EARL REX, Fairbury, Illinois. Born March 10, 1895, Chatsworth, 
Illinois. Plumber. Inducted January 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Joseph E. Johnston, Jacksonville, Florida. Pvt., Q. M. C. Transferred to Post 
Q. M. C., Fort Sill, Oklahoma, February 11, 1918; to Utilities, Fort Sill. Pro- 
moted to Pvt., 1C1. ; to Sgt. Discharged June 24, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

C. A. C. 

KEMNETZ, ERNEST J., Strawn, Illinois. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. (Service record not returned.) 
KEMNETZ, GEORGE, Chatsworth, Illinois. (Service record not returned.) 

a. A. T. o. 

KENNY, WILLIAM LLOYD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 20, 1899, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Student, Illinois Wesleyan University. Inducted October 15, 1918, 
Bloomington, Illinois. Pvt., Co. A, S. A. T. C., Illinois Wesleyan University. 
Ordered to Camp Grant, 0. T. C. ; order cancelled November 13, 1918. Dis- 
charged December 23, 1918. 

9 P. A. 

KEPPLINGER, GEORGE C., Dwight, Illinois. Born January 21, 1898, Grundy 
Co., Illinois. Machinist and helper. Enlisted April 12, 1918, Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri. To Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Pvt., Batt. F, 9 F. A. Discharged June 16, 

1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

129 Inf. 

KERR, NEIL, Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 21, 1890, Paxton, Illinois. 
Lawyer. Enlisted June 23, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., M. G. Co., 129 Inf. 
(formerly 3 111. Inf.) Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Promoted to Sgt., November 1, 1917 ; to Sgt. 
Maj., November 13, 1917; to 1st Lt., February 23, 1918; to Captain, May 10, 
1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on Covington. Landed 
at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained in various British training areas, May 
24-July 14, 1918. Engagements : Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 
14- August 5, 1918 ; Albert Sector with British, August 10-24, 1918 ; Somme Of- 
fensive, July 14- August 24, 1918 ; Verdun Sector with French, September 7-26, 



284 Livingston County in the World War 

1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-October 20, 1918; St. Mihiel Sal- 
ient (Drive on Metz), November 10-11, 1918. To hospital, Commercy, France, 
November 27, 1918, ill from effects of exposure and gas. Cited by Commanding 
General, 33 Div., Consenvoye-en-Meuse, October 16, 1918. Sailed from Brest, 
France, January 27, 1919, on Saxonia. Landed at New York, February 7, 1919 ; 
to Camp Dix, February 8, 1919. Discharged February 10, 1919, Camp Dix. 

4 Prov. Bet. Co. 

KERRINS, WILLIAM P., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born August 22, 1894, Char- 
lotte Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Forrest, Georgia. Pvt., 4 Prov. Ret. Co. Discharged 
December 28, 1918, Camp Custer, Michigan. 

64 Inf. 

KESSLER, CLARENCE, Strawn, Illinois. Born April 2, 1888, Roanoke, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri ; to Waco, Texas, May 12, 1918. Pvt., Sup. Co., 64 Inf. Promoted to 
Wagoner, August 19, 1918, Camp Merritt. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
August 25, 1918, on La France. Landed at Brest, France, September 3, 1918. 
Sailed from Brest, France, June 9, 1919, on America. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, June 18, 1919; to Camp Mills; to Camp Grant, June 23, 1919. Dis- 
charged June 26, 1919. 

38 C. A. C. 

KESSLER, HARVEY J., Strawn, Illinois. Born July 31, 1892, Roanoke, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, 
New York. Pvt., Bn. 1, 38 C. A. C. Discharged December 23, 1918, Camp Grant, 
Illinois. 

IT. B. N. E. P. 

KIESEWETTER, ALBERT JOHN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 27, 1895, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Mechanic. Enlisted June 10, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Great Lakes, 
Illinois, June 10, 1918. S2C., U. S. N. R. F., Great Lakes N. T. S. Discharged 
February 25, 1919. 

54. Engrs. 153 Inf. Eep. Co. 

KILBURN, RALPH L., Forrest, Illinois. Born September 27, 1892, Hammond, 
Illinois. Wabash brakeman. Inducted May 28, 1918, Pontiae, Illinois. To 
Camp Dix, New Jersey. Pvt., Co. A, 54 Engrs. Transferred to Co. A, 153 Inf. ; 
to Overseas Replacement Company C, Camp Lee, Virginia. Returned to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, December 16, 1919. Discharged December 26, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 285 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. C. O. T. S. 

KILEY, LEO J., Chicago, Illinois. Born March 8, 1894, Campus, Illinois. 
Grain dealer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt, Co. M, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. L, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, 
Arkansas, November 22, 1917 ; to Co. 3, C. 0. T. S., Camp Pike, May 10, 1918 ; to 
Co. 4, C. M. G. 0. T. S., Camp Hancock, Georgia, June 20, 1918. Promoted to 
Cpl., December 22, 1917 ; to Sgt, January 5, 1918. Discharged December 22, 

1918, Camp Hancock. 

4 Rep. Beg. Q. M. C. 

KILGUS, ALVIE, Forrest, Illinois. Born November 30, 1893, Fairbury, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Q. M. C. Det., Camp 
Farm, Camp Gordon, June 28, 1918. Discharged March 15, 1919, Camp Gordon. 

Y. M. O. A. 

KILLJN, THOMAS J., Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 30, 1884, Cardiff, Illinois. 
Y. M. C. A. Secretary. Enlisted April 11, 1918, New York. Served during 
Mexican Border Service from June 2, 1916, to September 4, 1916, as Y. M. C. A. 
Secretary, at Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas, with Illinois National Guard. 
World War Service: Assigned 11 Inf., 5 Div. Sailed from New York City, 
April, 1918, on S. S. Kroonland. Landed at St. Nazaire, France, May 10, 1918. 
Engagements : St. Mihiel, September 10-18, 1918, (Attack started at 5 a. m. on 
September 12, 1918) ; Argonne-Meuse, October 2-November 11, 1918. Army of 
Occupation : Luxemburg, November 15, 1918-April 6, 1919. Sailed from Mar- 
seille, France, June 16, 1919, on S. S. America. Landed at New York, July 2, 

1919. Discharged July 2, 1919. 

Med. Unit 20 Camp Hosp. 33 

KILLUS, ORVILLE ARTHUR, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 2, 1900, Danvers, 
Illinois. Machinist. Enlisted June 18, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jeffer- 
son Barracks, Missouri. Pvt., Unassg. Transferred to Med. Unit 20, Camp Crane, 
Pennsylvania. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 10, 1918, on Aga- 
memnon. Landed at Brest, France, September 29, 1918. Transferred to Camp 
Hosp. No. 33, October 1, 1918 ; on sick list while at Camp Hosp. No. 33 ; to Hosp. 
101 ; to Hosp. 52 ; to Base Hosp. 27. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, March 
9, 1919, on Princess Matoika, as a Casual. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, 
March 20, 1919 ; to Camp Hill ; to Camp Grant. Discharged April 5, 1919. 

KIME, Louis E., Dwight, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 



286 Livingston County in the World War 

349 Inf. 

KING, LLOYD EARL, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born October 12, 1891, El Paso, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 1C1., Co. M, 349 Inf. Discharged December 15, 1917, S. 
C. D. 

159 D. B. 17 F. A. 

KIPER, HALLJE VERNON, Chenoa, Illinois. Born May 16, 1897, Leitchfield, 
Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted August 26, 1918, Leitchfield, Kentucky. To 
Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. Pvt., 159 D. B. Transferred to Batt. E, 
17 F. A., Camp Jackson, South Carolina, October 30, 1918 ; to 159 D. B., Camp 
Zachary Taylor, December 25, 1918. Discharged January 2, 1919. 

159 D. B. 156 Inf. 340 F. A. 

KIPER, JOHNIE W., Chenoa, Illinois. Born September 7, 1890, Leitchfield, 
Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Leitchfield, Kentucky. To 
Camp Taylor. Pvt., 7 Co., 159 D. B. Transferred to Co. C, 156 Inf., 39 Div., 
Camp Beauregard, Louisiana, July 13, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
August 22, 1918, on President Grant. Landed at Brest, France, September 3, 
1918. Trained at St. Floreine, France, September 12-23, 1918. Transferred to 
Batt. B, 340 F. A., 89 Div., September 25, 1918. Army of Occupation: Mur- 
lenbach, Germany, December 9, 1918-May 8, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
May 16, 1919, on U. S. S. Agamemnon. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey. May 
24, 1919; to Camp Upton, New York, May 24, 1919; to Camp Taylor, Kentucky, 
June 2, 1919. Discharged June 5, 1919. 

M. B. S. N. 305 

KIPPEAR, HENDRICK, Pontiac, Illinois. Born Aeausburg, Russia. 28 8-12 
years old at time of enlistment. Inducted August 26, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. 
Fireman. Pvt., Co. D, M. R. S. N. 305. Discharged April 8, 1919, Camp Jessup, 
Georgia. (Taken from Discharge Record.) 

4 Bep. Beg. 83 Div. 

KIRK, FREDDIE, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born December 26, 1889, Forrest, Ill- 
inois. Switchtender. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co. 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Sailed from Camp Merritt, New 
Jersey, July 21, 1918, on Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 
4, 1918 ; to LeMans, France. Transferred to 83 Div., August 12, 1918. Sailed 
from Brest, France, January 18, 1919, on Martha Washington. Landed at New- 
port News, Virginia, January 30, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart, January 30, 1919 ; to 
Camp Gordon, February 5, 1919. Discharged February 13, 1919. Died Jan- 
uary, 1920. 



Livingston County in the World War 287 

68 C. A. C. 

KIRK, VERD, Peoria, Illinois. Born December 19, 1888, Forrest, Illinois. 
Locomotive engineer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., 68 C. A. C. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, July 30, 1918. 
To Camp Grant, Illinois, December 25, 1918. Discharged January 1, 1919. 

339 F. A. 

Kiss, WILLIAM C., Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 22, 1894, Varna, Illinois. 
Laborer. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Pvt, Batt. E, 339 F. A., 88 Div. Transferred to Batt. D, 339 F. A., Camp Dodge, 
June 3, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 24, 1918, on Empress 
of Britain. Landed at Liverpool, England, September 4, 1918; to France. 
Trained at St. Armand, France, September 18-December 2, 1918. Sailed from 
Bordeaux, France, January 23, 1919. Landed at New York, January 31, 1919 ; 
to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, January 31, 1918 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, Feb- 
ruary 3, 1919. Discharged February 12, 1919. 

2 Prov. Beg. 121 Inf. 49 Inf. P. W. E. 

KLEIN, ANDREW J., Dwight, Illinois. Born December 25, 1895, Chenoa, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 22, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 20 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. L, 121 Inf., 
31 Div., July 3, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, August 3, 1918 ; to Cpl., August 
10, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 30, 1918, on Caronia. 
Landed at Brest, France, October 13, 1918. Instructor in Aigne, France, October 
24-December 5, 1918. Transferred to Co. M, 49 Inf., October 24, 1918 ; to P. W. 
E. Co., December 16, 1918. Recommended for 0. T. S., November 8, 1918 ; order 
cancelled November 11, 1918, account of Armistice. To hospital, LeMans, France, 
December 6, 1918, sickness. In charge of German prisoners building National 
Cemetery, Romagne, France, where 35,000 Americans are buried. Army of Oc- 
cupation, September 28-October 13, 1919. Sailed from Antwerp, Belgium, Octo- 
ber 16, 1919, on Pocahontas. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, October 31, 1919 ; 
to Camp Dix, New Jersey, October 31, 1919 ; discharged November 6, 1919. 

34 C. A. G. 37 C. A. C. 

KLEIN, EARL HENRY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 20, 1900, Swygert, 
Illinois. Laborer. Enlisted June 26, 1918, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To 
Ft. Totten, New York, August 10, 1918 ; to Camp Eustis, Virginia. Pvt., Batt. 
B, 34 C. A. C. Transferred to Batt. D, 37 C. A. C., Camp Stuart, Virginia, 
November 1, 1918 ; to Ft. Hancock, New Jersey, November 18, 1918 ; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, December 14, 1918. Discharged December 19, 1918. 



288 Livingston County in the World War 

68 C. A. C. 

KLEIN, PETER GEORGE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 28, 1888, Wood- 
ford Co., Illinois. Machinist. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 
H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 1CL, Batt. F, 68 H. A., C. A. C. Sailed from 
Boston, Massachusetts. August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at London, 
England, August 24, 1918 ; to Romsey, England, August 24, 1918 ; Southampton, 
England, August 27, 1918 ; to LeHavre, France, August 27, 1918. Promoted to 
Wagoner, August 17, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, September 3-November 
11, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, February 
16, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 21, 1919 ; to Camp Grant. Discharged 
March 6, 1919. 

6 P. A. 

KNEER, WILLIAM, Odell, Illinois. Born November 24, 1893, Odell, Illinois. 
Laborer. Enlisted May 7, 1917. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To Camp 
Douglas, Arizona. Pvt., Batt. F, 6 F. A. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
July 29, 1917, on Henry E. Mallory. Landed at St. Nazaire, France, August 
14, 1917. Trained at Camp de Valdahon, August 22-November 4, 1917. En- 
gagements: Cantigny, May 28, 1918; Aisne-Marne, July 13, 1918; Soissons, 
July 18, 1918 ; St. Mihiel, September 11, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne, October 1-Novem- 
ber 8, 1918. Wounded, May 25, 1918, Montdidier, Noyon Sector; October 8, 

1918, Meuse-Argonne, gunshot and gassed. To hospital at Contreville, France, 
May 28, 1918, and October 10, 1918. Army of Occupation : Ransbach, Germany, 
December 14, 1918-August 18, 1919. Transferred to Batt. , 6 F. A., August 5, 

1919. Sailed from Brest, France, August 26, 1919, on Zeppelin. Landed at 
Hoboken, New York, September 4, 1919; to Camp Mills, September 4, 1919; 
paraded in New York, September 10, 1919, and in Washington, September 17, 
1919 ; to Camp Meade, Maryland, September 18, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. 
Discharged September 26, 1919. 

xr. a. or. 

KNIGHT, JOHN JOSEPH, Evanston, Illinois. Born December 24, 1893, 
Chenoa, Illinois. Electrical sales manager. Enlisted December 6, 1917, Great 
Lakes, Illinois. Mobilized December 27, 1917. L. E. R., Co. B, U. S. N., Camp 
Decatur. Transferred to Co. E. Camp Perry, January 14, 1918. Promoted to 
Elec., 3C1., (R), May 1, 1918; to Coxswain, June 1, 1918; to Chief Boatswain 
Mate, July 1, 1918. Detailed Regimental Adjutant, 7th Reg., Camp Perry, 
July 1, 1918-December 15, 1918. Released from Active Duty, December 15, 1918. 

Bet. Engrs. 

KNOBLAUCH, HERMAN H., Streator, Illinois. Born September J, 1884, 
LaSalle, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 



Livingston County in the World War 289 

Camp Forrest, Georgia. Pvt., 9 Prov. Ret. Co., Engrs. To Camp Custer, Michi- 
gan. Discharged December 28, 1918. 

138 F. A. 

KNOLL, GEORGE G., Rankin, Illinois. Born August 26, 1888, El Paso, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted May 24, 1918, Hoopeston, Illinois. To Camp Shelby, 
Mississippi. Pvt., Batt. A, 138 F. A. Sailed from New York, October 6, 1918, 
on Carmania. Landed at Liverpool, England, October 18, 1918. To hospital, 
October 29, 1918, sickness. Sailed from Paulliac, France, April 21, 1919, on U. 
S. S. Pastores. Landed at New York, May 2, 1919; to Camp Merritt, New 
Jersey, May 2, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 14, 1919. Discharged May 17, 1919. 

349 Inf. 131 Inf. 

KNOLL, FRANK, El Paso, Illinois. Born July 12, 1891, Secor, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. B, 131 Inf., Camp Logan, Texas, 
October 29, 1917. Discharged January 4, 1918, Camp Logan, S. C. D. 

75 C. A. C. 

KNOTT, PROCTOR JENNINGS, Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 3, 1897, Hod- 
ginville, Kentucky. Baker. Enlisted May 15, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jeffer- 
son Barracks, Missouri, June 1, 1918 ; to Ft. Caswell. Pvt., Batt. A, 75 C. A. C. 
To Camp Merritt, October 1, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 
5, 1918, on Siboney. Landed at Brest, France, October 17, 1918. Trained at 
Gievre, October 24-November 1, 1918. Promoted to Cook, October 20, 1918. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, February 25, 1919, on Aeolus. Landed at Camp Stuart, 
Virginia, March 13, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, March 20, 1919. Discharged March 
31, 1919. 

Bet. Engrs. -124 Engrs. 

KOCH, BARNARD A., Streator, Illinois. Born September 22, 1891, Streator, 
Illinois. Laborer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Forrest, Georgia. Pvt., 9 Prov. Ret. Co., Engrs. Transferred to Co. A, 124 
Engrs., Camp Forrest, November 14, 1918. Discharged December 10, 1918, 
Camp Forrest. 

KOEHLER, WALTER, Fairbury, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

TT. S. N. 

KOHLER, GERALD E., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born May 9, 1894, Chatsworth, 
Illinois. Student, University of Illinois. Enlisted July 2, 1918, Peoria, Illi- 
nois. Mobilized September 16, 1918, Boston, Massachusetts. Chief Quarter- 



290 Livingston County in the World War 

master of Aviation, Naval Aviation Detachment, Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Discharged November 25, 1918. 

A. 8. (A) 

KOHLER, R. LLOYD, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born October 5, 1893, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Pre-Medical Student. Enlisted October, 1917, Chicago, Illi- 
nois. Mobilized December 14, 1917, Urbana, Illinois. Pvt., 1CL, A. S., R. M. A. 
Transferred to Camp Dick, Dallas, Texas, Concentration Camp, February 23, 
1918 ; to Call Field, Wichita Falls, Texas, April 17, 1918 ; to Post Field, Ft. Sill, 
Oklahoma, October 29, 1918. Commissioned 2d Lt., A. S. (A), August 28, 1918. 
Performed duty as a pilot in the reconnaisance division of aviation. Discharged 
January 6, 1919. 

4 Eep. Beg. 11 Inf. 

KORNER, HENRY GEORGE, Dwight, Illinois. Born March 10, 1894, Nevada, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 40 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf., 
July 12, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 3, 1918. Trained at Pont- 
vallain and Mayet, France, August 10-September 1, 1918. Transferred to M. G. 
Co., 11 Inf., September 11, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel, September 12-16, 
1918 ; Argonne Sector, October 14-21, 1918 ; Verdun, Meuse, November 4-11, 1918. 
Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., April 15, 1919. Army of Occupation: Schifflange, 
Luxemburg, December 19, 1918-July 4, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, July 
9, 1919, on U. S. S. South Dakota. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, July 19, 
1919 ; to Camp Mills, New York, July 19, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, July 21, 1919. 
Discharged July 26, 1919. 

160 D. B. 

KOROMBELAS, JOHN N., (Address unknown.) Born Tripoli, Greece; 22 
years old at time of enlistment. Confectioner. Enlisted April 26, 1918, Bed- 
ford, Indiana. Pvt., Co. A, Dev. Bn. 1, 160 D. B. Discharged September 6, 
1918, Camp Custer, Michigan. S. C. D. (Taken from Discharge Record, office 
of Livingston Co. Circuit Clerk.) 

47 C. A. C. 

Koss, HENRY F., Strawn, Illinois. Born April 12, 1896, Strawn, Illinois. 
School teacher. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt.., Co. 3, C. A. C., C. D. L. I. S. Promoted to Cpl., 
August 14, 1918. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 47 C. A. C., Camp Eustis, Virginia, 
August 22, 1918. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, October 14, 1918, on 
Zeelandia. Landed at Brest, France, October 26, 1918. Trained at Angouleme, 



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France, November 1-20, 1918. Sailed from Pauillac, Prance, January 31, 1919, 
on U. S. S. Madawaska. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, February 15, 1919 ; 
to Camp Eustis, Virginia, February 19, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, March 

6, 1919. Discharged March 15, 1919. 

122 Inf. 116 Inf. 

KRAMER, HARMON W., Streator, Illinois. Born February 11, 1891, Munster, 
Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt, Co. B, 122 Inf., 31 Div. Transferred to Co. M, 116 Inf., 29 Div., October 
4, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 7, 1918, on Kroonland. 
Landed at Brest, France, October 21, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, 
May 10. 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, May 20, 1919 ; 
to Camp Stuart, May 20, 1919; to Camp Lee; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Dis- 
charged June 5, 1919. 

123 Inf. 49 Inf. 

KRAMER, JOHN M., Streator, Illinois. Born October 30, 1894, Milwaukee. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., Co. G, 123 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 11, 
1918, on Plattsburg. Landed at Brest, France, August 24, 1918. Transferred 
to Co. F, 49 Inf., 3 Div. Army of Occupation : Munsterfield, Germany. Sailed 
from Brest, France, September 3, 1919, on Prince Friedrich Wilhelm. Landed 
at New York, September 11, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt. Discharged September 29, 
1919. 

127 Inf. 209 M. P. Ops. 

KREIER, POWELL, Streator, Illinois. Born September 5, 1896, Blackstone, 
Illinois. Machinist's helper. Enlisted April 4, 1917, Beloit, Wisconsin. Mo- 
bilized July 15, 1917, Beloit, Wisconsin. To Camp MacArthur, Texas. Pvt., Co. 
L, 127 Inf., 32 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, February 18, 1918, on 
George Washington. Landed at Brest, France, March 4, 1918. Trained at 
Camp Jenicourt. Transferred to 209 M. P. Corps, November 14, 1918. En- 
gagements: Wounded August 3, 1918, left shoulder, Chateau Thierry. To 
Base Hosp. 66, Neufchateau, August 4, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, July 

7, 1919, on Imperator. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, July 14, 1919 ; to 
Camp Merritt, July 14, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, July 21, 1919. Dis- 
charged July 22, 1919. 

S. A. T. c. 

KREIN, HUGH GEORGE, Helena, Arkansas. Born August 18, 1898, Altamont, 
Illinois. Bookkeeper. Inducted October 3, 1918, Eussellville, Kentucky. Pvt., 
Co. A, S. A. T. C., Bethel College. Discharged December 13, 1918. 



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68 C. A. C. 

KRIPPEL, FRANK W., Odell, Illinois. Born September 25, 1895, Saunemm, 
Illinois. Assistant cashier in bank. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Co. 8, C. D., L. I. S. Transferred to 68 
C. A. C., Ft. Wright, June 15, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 
9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, England, August 
25, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, September 3-November 11, 1918. Pro- 
moted to Cpl., November 15, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 
1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919 ; to 
Camp Mills, New York, February 16, 1919; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 21, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, February 23, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. O. T. C. 

KRUGER, FRANK GRESHAM, Forrest, Illinois. Born June 20, 1895, Forrest, 
Illinois. Railway switchman. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, Massa- 
chusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at London, England, 
August 25, 1918. To O. T. C. No. 5, Base No. 2, September 1, 1918-February 3, 
1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 17, 1919, on U. S. S. Luckenbach. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 1, 1919; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey; 
to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 11, 1919 ; discharged June 12, 1919. 

A. 8. (A) 

KRUM, MORROW HERBERT, Chicago, Illinois. Born June 17, 1896, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Newspaper man. Enlisted January 7, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. Mo- 
bilized June 1, 1918, Champaign, Illinois. Cadet, U. S. S. M. A. Transferred 
to Camp Dick, Dallas, Texas, August 24, 1918; to Souther Field, Americus, 
Georgia, September 15, 1918. Fifty-eight hours, eleven minutes flying time; 
passed R. M. A. tests, "but someone stopped the war before regular army com- 
mission was granted." Discharged December 17, 1918. 

IT. S. M. C. 

KRUM, TYRRELL D., Chicago, Illinois. Born March 20, 1900, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Salesman. Enlisted August 11, 1918, Paris Island, South Carolina, 
Marine Barracks. Pvt., Drill Co., 333 U. S. M. C. Transferred to Co. B, 5 M. 
G. Bn., Quantico, Virginia, October 21, 1918. To hospital. Discharged Feb- 
ruary 28, 1919, Quantico, Virginia. 

(A.) S. C. 337 Inf. 

KUEFFNER, MARTIN, Chatsworth, Illinois. Enlisted December 13, 1917. 
Ret., Aviation Sig. Cps. Transferred to Co. D, 337 Inf., Camp Custer, Michigan. 
(From records of Livingston County Local Board. Mail returned unclaimed.) 



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124 Inf. Base Hosp's 123 and 216 

KUENZI, JOHN, JR., Fairbury, Illinois. Born August 7, 1895, Fairbury, Illi- 
nois. Dairying and farming. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt, 1C1., Med. Det, 124 Inf. Transferred to Base 
Hosp. 123, November 6, 1918. Sailed from New York, November 13, 1918, on 
Adriatic. Landed at Liverpool, England, November 24, 1918. Stationed at 
Mars, France. Transferred to Base Hosp. 216, May 16, 1919, Nantes, France. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, July 6, 1919, on U. S. S. Matsonia. Landed at 
Newport News, Virginia, July 16, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart, July 16, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, July 22, 1919. Discharged July 24, 1919. 

129 Inf. 108 M. P. Vet. Unit No. 2 

KUIAWSKI, JOHN STANLEY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 27, 1890, 
Pontiac, Illinois. Laborer. Enlisted July 27, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Transferred 
to Co. A, 108 M. P., September 20, 1917 ; to Veterinary Unit No. 2, December 29, 

1917. Promoted to Pvt., 1C!., September 16, 1917. Sailed from Camp Upton, 
Long Island, May 22, 1918, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Brest, France, 
May 30, 1918. Engagements: Major Operation, Somme Sector, July 8-August 
22, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-October 23, 1918; Troyon 
Sector Offensive, October 25-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Die- 
kirch, Luxemburg, December 20, 1918-February 5, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, March 4, 1919, on U. S. S. America. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
March 13, 1919; to Camp Merritt, March 13, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
March 23, 1919. Discharged April 1, 1919. 

2 Prov. Reg. 124 Inf. 329 Inf. 102 Inf. 

KUIAWSKI, MARTIN IRVIN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 4, 1892, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Water Service Dept., C. & A. R. R. Inducted June 25, 1918, Bloom- 
ington, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 19, 2 Prov. Reg. Trans- 
ferred to Co. D, 124 Inf., Camp Wheeler, July 14, 1918. Sailed from New York, 
October 17, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at Southampton, England, October 24, 

1918. Transferred to Co. B, 329 Inf., October 29, 1918. Trained at Vyre le 
Polin and St. Onen, France, October 29-November 7, 1918. Engagements : Verdun, 
November 10-11, 1918. Transferred to Co. I, 102 Inf., November 12, 1918. 
Sailed from Brest, France, March 31, 1919, on Agamemnon. Landed at Boston, 
April 8, 1919; to Camp Devens, April 8, 1919; to Camp Grant, April 21, 1919. 
Discharged April 23, 1919. 

34 C. A. C. 37 C. A. C. 

KUNKEL, MARTIN, JR., Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 30, 1901, Rooks 
Creek Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Laborer. Enlisted June 24, 1918, Bloom- 



294 Livingston County in the World War 

ington, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Pvt., C. A. C. Transferred 
to Batt. B, 34 C. A. C., Ft. Totten, New York, August 6, 1918 ; to Batt. D, 37 
C. A. C., 41 Div., Camp Eustis, Virginia, October 17, 1918; to Camp Stuart, 
Virginia, November 4, 1918 ; to Camp Lowell, New Jersey, November 22, 1918 ; 
to Ft. Hancock, New Jersey, November 25, 1918 ; to Camp Grant, December 14, 
1918. Promoted to Wagoner, November 15, 1918. Discharged December 19, 
1918. 

66 Inf. 39 Inf. 

KUNTZ, ARTHUR A., Strawn, Illinois. Born July 26, 1894, Sibley, Illinois. 
Tractor operator. Inducted May 14, 1918, Paxton, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri. To Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas. Pvt., Co. M, 56 Inf. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 3, 1918, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed 
at Brest, France, August 10, 1918. Trained at Brest, August 11-17, 1918. 
Transferred to Co. C, 39 Inf., 4 Div., September 2, 1918. Engagements : Verdun, 
September 25, 1918. Wounded September 28, 1918, Verdun, G. S. W. left leg. 
To Base Hosp. No. 11, October 1, 1918. Sailed from St. Na/aire, France, Novem- 
ber 27, 1918, on Kroonland. Landed at New York Harbor, December 10, 1918 ; 
to U. S. A. Debarkation Hosp. No. 2, Staten Island, New York, December 10, 
1918 ; to U. S. Gen. Hosp. No. 12, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, December 26, 1918 ; to 
Camp Grant, Illinois, March 8, 1919. Discharged March 18, 1919. 

352 Inf. 345 T. A. 

KUNTZ, CHARLES H., Strawn, Illinois. Born February 23, 1892, Sibley, 
Illinois. Auto mechanic. Inducted April 27, 1918, Paxton, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. B, 352 Inf., 88 Div. Transferred to Batt. B, 345 F. A., 
Camp Travis, Texas, May 20, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, June 
30, 1918, on English vessel, Persic. Landed at Liverpool, England, July 15, 
1918. Trained at Camp Hunt, France, July 22-October 7, 1918. Promoted to 
Pvt., 1CL, November 15, 1918. Army of Occupation : Bettemburg, Luxemburg, 
December 4-14, 1918 ; Niederemmel, Germany, December 14, 1918-May 20, 1919. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 27, 1919, on U. S. S. Kentuckian. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 7, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, June 7, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 12, 1919. Discharged June 14, 1919. 

123 Inf. 8 Inf. 

KUNTZ, HARRY J., Strawn, Illinois. Born October 27, 1892, Strawn, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., 123 Inf. Transferred to 8 Inf., Brest, France, November 20, 
1918. Sailed from New York, October 10, 1918, on S. S. Harrisburg. Landed 
at Brest, France, October 22, 1918. Trained at Brest, October 22, 1918-February 



Livingston County in the World War 295 

28, 1919. Sailed from Brest, February 28, 1918, on Sebbrel. Landed at Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, March. 10, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, March 13, 1919. 
Discharged March 17, 1919. 

124 Inf. 102 Inf. 

KURTENBACH, JAMES EDWARD, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born February 8, 
1894, Chatsworth, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. C, 124 Inf., 31 Div. To Camp Mills, 
Long Island, August 25, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 17, 
1918, on Olympic. Landed at Southampton, England, October 24, 1918; to 
LeHavre, France, October 25, 1918. Transferred to Co. K, 102 Inf., 26 Div., 
November 8, 1918 ; to Verdun Sector. Sailed from Brest, France, March 31, 1919, 
on Kaiser Wilhelm 2. Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, April 8, 1919 ; to Camp 
Devens, April 9, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, April 23, 1919. Discharged April 26, 
1919. 

KYLE, ANDY, Pontiac, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 

LAMB, ELMER R., Chatsworth, Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. (Further information not available. 
Record not returned.) 

313 Engrs. 

LAMB, MILBURN E., Cornell, Illinois. Born March 2, 1894, Freeport, Illinois. 
Blacksmith. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 313 Engrs. Promoted to Horseshoer, October 15, 1917. 
Sailed from New York City, August 16, 1918, on Plassy. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, August 28, 1918. Trained at Chivaune, France, September 17-October 
7, 1918. Engagements: Haute Alsace Sector, October 7-November 9, 1918. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 25, 1919, on Madawaska. Landed at Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, June 6, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, June 6, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
June 10, 1919. Discharged June 15, 1919. 

O. A. C. 

LAMB, WILLIAM JOHN, Cornell, Illinois. Born September 28, 1895, Cornell, 
Illinois. Carpenter. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., C. A. C. 
Discharged December 19, 1918, Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. 

. 

68 C. A. C. 

LAMPSON, TOBE M., Forrest, Illinois. Born June 7, 1893, Forrest, Illinois. 
Railroad employee. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., 68 C. A. C. Promoted to Cpl., October 15, 1918. 
Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed 



296 Livingston County in the World War 

at Tilbury Docks, England, August 25, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, 
September 3, 1918-January 25, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 
3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919 ; to 
Camp Mills, New York, February 16, 1919; to Ft. Wadsworth, New York, Feb- 
ruary 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

A. a. 

LANDIS, ROBERT H., Cullom, Illinois. Born December 21, 1890, Cullom, Illi- 
nois. Carpenter. Enlisted December 13, 1917, Mattoon, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri, December 15, 1917 ; to Camp Sevier, South Carolina. Pvt., 
Cas. Det., A. S. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, April 23, 1918, on Aeolus ; 
Aeolus collided with Huron on second day out ; returned and transferred to Man- 
churia. Landed at St. Nazaire, France, May 12, 1918. Stationed at St. Maix- 
ent, France, May 21, 1918-February 28, 1919. Transferred to 646 Aero Sqdn., 
June 1, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., August 28, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
France, April 20, 1919, on Finland. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 1, 
1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 1, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 
10, 1919. Discharged May 13, 1919. 

LANDIS, WILLIAM, Flanagan, Illinois. (Service record not returned.) 

S. A. T. C. 

LANDIS, CLAIRE VERDEN, Graymont, Illinois. Born June 22, 1899, Gray- 
mont, Illinois. Student. Inducted October 17, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois 
Pvt., S. A. T. C., Illinois Wesleyan University. Discharged December 14, 1918. 

IT. a. N. B. F. 

LANDIS, VERN, Cullom, Illinois. Born July 14, 1897, Cullom Illinois. Baker. 
Enlisted July 26, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Great Lakes, Illinois, July 30, 1918. 
Seaman, U. S. N. R. F. Promoted to Fireman 3CL, September 1, 1918 ; to Fire- 
man 2CL, January 1, 1919. Assigned to vessels Massachusetts, Polar Land, 
Zinderdijk, and Powhatan. Service to Wales, England, France, Holland, and 
Belgium. Released from active duty September 16, 1919. 

633 and 323 Aero Sqdns. Ill F. A. 

LANE, MONTE M., Long Point, Illinois. Born April 25, 1893, Long Point, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted December 13, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, December 17, 1917 ; to Kelly Field, Texas. Pvt., 
633 and 323 Aero Sqdns. Transferred to Batt E, 111 F. A., Camp McClellan, 
Alabama, June 13, 1918. Sailed from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 28, 1918, 
on City of Exeter, English vessel. Landed at Liverpool, England, July 15, 1918. 



Livingston County in tJie World War 297 

Trained at Camp Mencon, August 27-November 5, 1918. Transferred to Batt. 
D, 111 F. A., April 1, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, May 13, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Virginian. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, May 25, 1919; to Camp Lee, 
Virginia, May 30, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 4, 1919. Discharged June 
9, 1919. 

LANE, RUEL, Fairbury, Illinois. ( Could not be located.) 

Tr. Det. M. 8. T. 424 M. T. C. 

LANGE, ORVILLE EDWIN, Fairbury Illinois. Born April 7, 1896, Goodland, 
Indiana. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Kansas City, 
Missouri. Pvt, Co. E, Tr. Det., Sweeney Auto School. Transferred to De- 
tention 'Camp, Camp Johnston, August 14, 1918 ; to Motor Truck Co. 525, M. S. T. 
424, Camp Joseph E. Johnston. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, September 26. 
1918. Sailed from Camp Merritt, New Jersey, September 30, 1918, on Caronia. 
Landed at Brest, France, October 14, 1918. Transferred to M. T. ., Bordeaux, 
France, January 10, 1919. Promoted to Cpl., February, 1919. Sailed from 
Bordeaux, France, July 7, 1919, on Black Arrow. Landed at Newport News, 
Virginia, July 21, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart, July 21, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
July 25, 1919. Discharged July 29, 1919. 

M. O. T. C. Evac. Hosp. 56 

LANGSTAFF, DR. JAMES HARTZELL, Fairbury, Illinois. Born September 18, 
1883, Colfax, Illinois. Physician and Surgeon. Enlisted June 20, 1918, Chi- 
cago, Illinois. Mobilized September 28, 1918, Chickamauga Park, Georgia. 
Captain, M. 0. T. C., Camp Greenleaf. Transferred to Evac. Hosp. No. 55, 
Camp Greenleaf, November 7, 1918. Discharged December 23, 1918, Camp 
Greenleaf. 

IT. S. N. B. F. 

LANNON, PATRICK H., Odell, Illinois. Enlisted April 18, 1918, U. S. N. R. F., 
U. S. N. Ret. Sta., Chicago, Illinois. (From records of Livingston Co. Local 
Board. Service record not returned.) 

U. S. N. 

LANNON, SAMUEL B., Saunemin, Illinois. Born July 23, 1887, Nevada, Illi- 
nois. Bank Cashier. Enlisted April 12, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. Mobilized 
May 11, 1918, Camp Logan. S2C., U. S. N., Camp Logan. Transferred to 
Camp Plunkett, May 31, 1918. Released from active duty, December 28, 1918. 

30 Inf. 

LARKIN, ORAL P., Pontiac, Illinois. Farmer. Born Nashville, Illinois; 24 
years old at time of entering service. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 



298 Livingston County in the World War 

To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt, Co. D, 30 Inf. Served in A. E. F., October 
7, 1918- August 20, 1919. Discharged August 26, 1919, Camp Grant. (Taken 
from Discharge Record, office of Livingston Co. Circuit Clerk. Service record 
not returned.) 

LARSEN, FRANK A., Dwight, Illinois. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Ill- 
inois. To amp Gordon, Georgia. (Further data not available. Could not be 
located.) 

4 Eep. Beg. 

LAVELLE, EARL E., Hock Island, Illinois. Born May 23, 1896, Odell, Illi- 
nois. Employed Rock Island Arsenal. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. H, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Promoted to 
Cpl., August 19, 1918; to Sgt, October 19, 1918. To Camp Grant, Illinois, 
December 26, 1918. Discharged January 2, 1919. 

4 Eep. Eeg. 6 Eep. Eeg. 

LAVELLE, WALTER EUGENE, Rock Island, Illinois. Born March 17, 1888, 
Emington, Illinois. Plasterer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. H, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Co. C, 
6 Rep. Reg. Inf., Camp Gordon. Promoted to Cpl., June 15, 1918; to Sgt., 
August 2, 1918. To Camp Grant, Illinois, December 26, 1918. Discharged Jan- 
uary 12, 1919. 

. i 

129 Inf. 

LAVER, VERN A., Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 11, 1896, Liberty Center, 
Ohio. Telegrapher. Enlisted July 24, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 
25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Cpl., Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Texas, 
September 13, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. 
S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained in English 
Sector, June 29-July 22, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., September 11, 1918. Engage- 
ments: Albert-Amiens, July 22-August 15, 1918; Somme Sector, August 15-28, 
1918; Meuse-Argonne, September 9-October 15, 1918; Metz Sector, November 
10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 20, 1918- 
May 2, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, 
May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 8, 1919. 

163 D. B. A. E. D. 

LAWRENCE, EDWARD FARVER, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 6, 1894, Pont- 
iac, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 163 D. B. Transferred to Aux. Rem. Depot, Camp Dodge, 
April 21, 1918. Discharged May 16, 1919, Camp Dodge, Iowa. 



Livingston County in the World War 299 

U. S. N. 

LAWRENCE, ELMER JEREMIAH, Blackstone, Illinois. Born September 10, 
1895, Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted July 30, 1917, Chicago, Illi- 
nois. S2C., U. S. N., Great Lakes, Illinois. Transferred to U. S. S. Receiving 
Ship, February 23, 1918, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ; to U. S. S. Michigan, Feb- 
ruary 25, 1918. Promoted to Seaman, May 25, 1919 ; to Petty Officer, July 26, 
1919. Doing patrol duty during 1918, and transport duty during first half of 
1919. Serving four-year enlistment. 

349 Inf. 

LAWRENCE, JAMES, Fairbury, Illinois. Born March 17, 1892, Fairbury, Illi- 
nois. Mason and farm laborer. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Sup. Co., 349 Inf. Sailed from New York, August 
9, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at Southampton, England, August 16, 1918. To 
Base Hosp. No. 1, Savenay, France, December 31, 1918. Sailed from Brest, 
France, February 11, 1919, on U. S. S. Huron. Landed at Hampton, Virginia, 
February 18, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart, February 18, 1919 ; to Ft. Sheridan, Illi- 
nois, March 12, 1919. Discharged August 16, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

LAWRENCE, ROY, Forrest, Illinois. Born March 6, 1894, Fairbury, Illinois. 
Car inspector. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, 
New York. Pvt., Batt. F, 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston Harbor, August 9, 
1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, England, August 
28, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, September 2, 1918-January 25, 1919. 
Sailed from Bassens Docks, Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. 
Landed at Camp Mills, February 15, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 19, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, February 22, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

23 Ret. Co. 40 Inf. 

LEACH, FRANCIS A., Odell, Illinois. Born December 18, 1893, Dwight, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Enlisted July 7, 1917, Streator, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri. Pvt., 23 Ret. Co. Transferred to Co. L, 40 Inf., Ft. Snelling, 
Minnesota, July, 1917 ; to Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, Co. L, 40 Inf., November, 1917 ; 
to Camp Custer, Michigan, September, 1918. Discharged November 28, 1918. 

M. T. 0. 

LEE, JOHN HAROLD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 11, 1893, Chicago, 
Illinois. Salesman. Enlisted December 15, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. 
Pvt., M. T. C. Transferred to M. T. C., Camp Custer, Michigan, January 25, 
1918 ; to Camp Meigs, Washington, D. C., February 25, 1918 ; to Buffalo, New 



300 Livingston County in tlie World War 

York, April 25, 1918; to Camp Mills, Long Island, May 7, 1918. Promoted to 
Sgt., December 24, 1918. Served with A. E. F. at Camp Mills in M. T. C. Dis- 
charged July 3, 1919, Camp Grant. 

129 Inf. 

LEFFLER, DEAN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 28, 1895, Cornell, Illinois. 
Carpenter. Enlisted May 24, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. Cpl., Co. F, 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, Sep- 
tember 13, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on Coving- 
ton. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Nuveon, France, 
June 7-July 1, 1918. Engagements: Somme and Albert Fronts, July 4-25, 
1918. Gassed July 25, 1918, Albert Sector. To Hospital, Rouen, France, July 
25, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 16, 1919, on Buford. 
Landed at Newport News, Virginia, March 7, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
March 16, 1919. Discharged March 24, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

LEGARE, ORVILLE E., Blackstone, Illinois. Born July 19, 1891, Blackstone, 
Illinois. Farm laborer. Inducted April 3, 1918. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New 
York. Pvt, Batt. A, 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 
9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, England, August 
28, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, September 1, 1918-February 3, 1919. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at New 
York, February 15, 1919; to Camp MiUs, February 16, 1919; to Ft. Wadsworth, 
February 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

LEGG, WELLINGTON EMIL, Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 23, 1887, 
El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Traveling salesman. Inducted April 3, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 68 C. A. C. Pro- 
moted to Cpl., June 20, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 
1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, England, August 
25, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, September 1, 1918-February 1, 1919. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at New 
York, February 16, 1919 ; to amp Mills, New York, February 16, 1919 ; to Ft. 
Wadsworth, New York, February 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 
28, 1919. Discharged March 7, 1919. 

s. A. T. C. 

LEGNER, Lucius, Pontiac, Illinois. Inducted October 2, 1918, Lake Forest, 
Illinois. Pvt., S. A. T. C., Lake Forest University. (Record not returned.) 



Livingston County in the World War 301 

Vet. Ops. 

LEHMAN, DB. CLIFFORD LEROY, Flanagan, Illinois. Born February 9, 1896, 
Flanagan, Illinois. Veterinarian. Inducted June 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Lee, Virginia. Pvt., Co. 5, Vet. Tr. School. Transferred to Vet. 
Hosp. No. 16, August 17, 1918. Commissioned 2d Lt, August 5, 1918. Sailed 
from New York, October 26, 1918, on Siamese Prince. Landed at St. Nazaire, 
France, November 15, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, June 29, 1919, on 
U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, July 5, 1919; to Camp 
Dix, New Jersey, July 8, 1919. Discharged July 8, 1919. 

4 Rep. Beg. 

LEISER, ISADORE, Cullom, Illinois. Born September 24, 1892, Cullom, Illi- 
nois. Merchant. Inducted May 26, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Sgt., Co. H, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Discharged February 28, 1919, Camp 
Grant, Illinois. 

Tr. Det. J. A. E. D. P. A. E. D. 121 P. A. 

LEMESSURIER, CHARLES WILLIAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 29, 
1892, Chicago, Illinois. Y, M. C. A. Physical Director. Inducted April 10, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Peoria, Illinois. Pvt., Tech. Tr. Det., Camp Bradley, 
Peoria, Illinois. Transferred to Batt. A, 16 Bn., Camp Jackson, South Carolina ; 
to 16 Batt., J. A. R. D., July 8, 1918 ; to 3 Batt., F. A. R. D., August 6, 1918 ; to 
Hdqrs. Co., 121 F. A., 32 Div., August 21, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., July 8, 1918. 
Sailed from New York City, July 21, 1918, on British transport Minnekahda. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, August 3, 1918. Engagements: Battle of 
Juvigny, Soissons Front, Oise-Aisne Offensive, August 28-September 7, 1918; 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 22-November 8, 1918. Sailed from Brest, 
France, April 30, 1919, on U. S. S. Georgia. Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, 
May 12, 1919 ; to Camp Devens, Massachusetts, May 12, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, May 14, 1919. Discharged May 19, 1919. 

3 Inf. 

LENIHAN, JOHN J., Chicago, Illinois. Born September 28, 1895, Chicago, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 20, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri. Pvt., Co. B, 3 Inf. Transferred to Del Rio, Texas ; to Ft. 
Bliss. Discharged March 31, 1919, Del Rio, Texas. 

161 D. B. Inf. Eep. Bn. 

LEONARD, DAVID C., Cornell, Illinois. Born December 16, 1896, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 



302 Livingston County in the World War 

Grant, Illinois. Pvt, 161 D. B. Transferred to Inf. Rep. Bn., Camp MacArthur, 
Waco, Texas, November 4, 1918 ; to Disch. Bn., Camp Grant, Illinois, January 5, 
1919. Discharged January 21, 1919. 

O. A. C. 

LEONARD, EARL F., Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 14, 1896, Peoria, Illinois. 
Shoemaker. Enlisted June 1, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Ft. Caswell. 
Pvt., Co. 4, C. A. C. Transferred to Co. 1, Camp Merritt, September 15, 1918. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 25, 1918, on Tuscer. Landed at 
Liverpool, England, October 5, 1918. Sailed from Liverpool, England, Decem- 
ber 16, 1918, on Cedric. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, December 24, 1918 ; 
to Camp Mills, December 24, 1918 ; to Camp Grant, January 1, 1919. Discharged 
January 12, 1919. 

2 Prov. Keg. 122 Inf. 116 Inf. 

LEONARD, NATHANIEL, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 20, 1893, Canton, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. B, 122 Inf., 
31 Div., July 17, 1918 ; to Co. M, 116 Inf., November 3, 1918 ; to Spec. Cas. Co. 
2922, March 17, 1919. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 7, 1918, on 
Kroonland. Landed at Brest, France, October 20, 1918. Sailed from Brest, 
France, April 1, 1919, on Rotterdam. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, April 
12, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, April 12, 1919 ; to Mitchell Field, April 13, 1919. Dis- 
charged April 16, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

LEPPER, JAMES EARL, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 31, 1899, Albany, 
Missouri. Plumber. Enlisted May 1, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 
25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., M. G. Co., 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Texas, 
September 13, 1917. Promoted to Pvt., 11., December 15, 1917. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on Covington. Landed at Brest, France, 
May 24, 1918. Trained at Gorenfloss, France, June 20-July 15, 1918. En- 
gagements: Somme- Amiens Sector, July 18-28, 1918; Albert Sector, July 29- 
August 8, 1918; Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Dannevoux Ridge, September 
28-October 5, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, Wadonville, November 10-11, 1918. Gassed 
October 5, 1918 ; to Hospital, Alleray, France, October 9, 1918. Army of Oc- 
cupation : Schiern, Luxemburg, December 18, 1918-January 2, 1919 ; Stegen, 
Luxemburg, January 2-17, 1919 ; Ettelbruck, January 17- April 27, 1919. Trans- 
ferred to Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., January 17, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
May 15, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to 
Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. 
Discharged June 6, 1919. 



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151 D. B. 

. . LESTER, ERNEST E., (Address unknown.) Guard. Born Knoxville, 
Tennessee ; 31 years old at time of enlistment. Enlisted April 30, 1918, Brook- 
lyn, New York, fourth enlistment. Prior service : I Troop, 3 Cav., August 12, 
1908-August 11, 1911 ; 3d Co., C. A. C., October 12, 1911-October 12, 1914; Q. M. 
C., August 18, 1914-September 18, 1915. Pvt, 10 Co., 3 Tr. Bn., 151 D. B., 
Camp Devens, Massachusetts. Discharged August 5, 1918, Camp Devens, S. C. 
D. (Taken from Discharge Record, office of Livingston Co. Circuit Clerk.) 

XT. S. N. R. F. 

LEWIS, LESLIE A., Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 9, 1898, Monroe City, 
Missouri. Enlisted May 1, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. S2C., U. S. N. R. F., 
Great Lakes N. T. S. Promoted to Chief of Section, May 16, 1918 ; to C. C., Sea- 
man Rank, August 1, 1918. Discharged December 13, 1918. 

68 C. A. C. 

LEWIS, HAROLD F., Dwight, Illinois. Born February 17, 1895, Dwight, Illi- 
nois. Watchmaker. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., Co. 2, C. D. L. I. S. Transferred to Batt. C, 68 
C. A. C., Ft. Terry, New York, June 1, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., April 15, 
1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. 
Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, England, August 25, 1918. Trained at St. 
Pardon, France, September 2, 1918-January 24, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, 
France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, Feb- 
ruary 16, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, Long Island, February 16, 1919 ; to Ft. Wads- 
worth, February 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

349 Inf. 30 Inf. 

LEWIS, MATT, Fairbury, Illinois. Born December 20, 1892. Farm laborer. 
Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 
Co. I, 349 Inf. Transferred to Camp Pike, Arkansas, November 25, 1917; to 
Camp Merritt. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 20, 1918. Landed at 
Liverpool, England, July 1, 1918. Transferred to Co. B, 30 Inf. Engagements : 
Chateau Thierry, Verdun, Argonne Forest, July 20-October 9, 1918. Burned 
with mustard gas, October 9, 1918, Argonne ; to Base Hosp. No. 64, October 9, 
1918. Sailed from Brest, France, January 10, 1919. Landed at Boston, Massa- 
chusetts, January 20, 1919 ; to Camp Devens, January 21, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
January 25, 1919. Discharged February 6, 1919. 

LIGHT, FORREST, Fairbury, Illinois. (Record not submitted.) 



304 Livingston County in the World War 

184 and 147 Aero Sqdns. 

LIGHTY, HOWARD, Forrest, Illinois. Born May 4, 1897, Forrest, Illinois. 
Mechanic. Enlisted November 9, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To San 
Antonio, Texas, December 2, 1917 ; to Fields 1, 2 and 3, Ft. Worth, Texas. Pvt, 
184 Aero Sqdn. Transferred to 147 Aero Sqdn., Camp Hicks, January 31, 1918. 
Sailed from Garden City, New York, March 6, 1918, on Cedric. Landed at 
Liverpool, England, March 19, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., May 15, 1918 ; to Chauf., 
1C1., July 1, 1918 ; to Sgt, 1C1., September 1, 1918. Engagements : Toul Sector, 
Corps Troops, May 31-June 28, 1918; Champagne-Marne, Corps Troops, July 
15-18, 1918; Ainse-Marne Offensive, July 18-August 6, 1918; Oise-Aisne Of- 
fensive, Army Troops, August 18-30, 1918; St. Mihiel Offensive, Army Troops, 
September 12-16, 1918; Verdun Sector, Army Troops, September 29-October 10, 
1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Army Troops, October 15-November 11, 1918. 
Sailed from Brest, France, March 6, 1919, on U. S. S. Charleston. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, March 19, 1919 ; to Garden City Field No. 2, March 19, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, April 2, 1919. Discharged April 7, 1919. 

329 M. O. Co. 130 Inf. 

LIMING, EMERSON, Blackstone, Illinois. Born April 11, 1891, Lawshea, Ohio. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., 329 M. G. Co. Transferred to Co. C, 130 Inf., 33 Div., Camp Logan, 
Texas, November 1917. Sailed from New York, May 16, 1918, on Agamemnon. 
Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Ailly, France, May 30- 
July 4, 1918. Engagements : Somme, July 20- August 6, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne 
Offensive, September 26-October 20, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, October 23-November 
11, 1918. Army of Occupation : Luxemburg, December 20, 1918-April 25, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, May 11, 1919, on U. S. S. Siboney. Landed at New 
York, May 20, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, New York, May 20, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, May 25, 1919. Discharged May 31, 1919. 

TT. S. N. 

LINDQUIST, ALEXANDER GOTTFRID, Cornell, Illinois. Born April 12, 1896, 
Cornell, Illinois. lerk. Enlisted June 26, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. Mus., 2CL, 
U. S. N. To St. Helena Naval Training Camp, Norfolk, Virginia. Transferred 
to U. S. S. Louisiana, July 6, 1917. Served at sea to June 30, 1919, making two 
voyages to Ireland and four to France. Transferred June 30, 1919, to Great 
Lakes, Illinois. Discharged July 8, 1919. 

349 Inf. 165 D. B. 343 M. O. Bn. 

LINDQUIST, FREDERICK EAYNOLD, Cornell, Illinois. Born March 14, 1894, 
Byron, Illinois. Salesman. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. Transferred to 39 Co., 10 Bn., 165 



Livingston County in the World War 305 

D. B., Camp Travis, Texas, May 21, 1918; to Co. B, 343 M. G. Bn., June 2, 1918. 
Sailed from New York City, June 20, 1918, on S. S. Anselm. Landed at Liver- 
pool, England, July 2, 1918. Trained at Santenage, France, July 10-August 18, 
1918. Engagements: Villers-en-Haye Sector, August 24-September 12, 1918; 
St. Mihiel Offensive, September 12-16, 1918 ; Puvenelle Sector, September 16- 
October 10, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October 22-November 11, 1918. 
Promoted to Pvt, 1CL, November 15, 1918. Army of Occupation: Bengel, 
Germany, December 12, 1918-February 24, 1919; Reil, Germany, February 24- 
May 17, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 25, 1919, on U. S. S. Mad- 
awaska. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 6, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, Long 
Island, June 6, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 12, 1919. Discharged June 
13, 1919. 

E. O. T. C. 342 Inf. 161 D. B. 

LINDSAY, EDWARD F., Fairbury, Illinois. Born October 28, 1892, Chicago, 
Illinois. Farmer. Ret., 1st R. 0. T. C., Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, May 15, 1917. 
Co. 5, 10 P. T. Reg., R. 0. T C. Commissioned 2d Lt., Inf.. R. C., August 15, 

1917. Assigned 342 Inf., Camp Grant, Illinois, August 15, 1917. Transferred 
to 161 D. B., Camp Grant, May 15, 1918. Promoted to 1st Lt., Inf., U. S. A., 
September 12, 1918, effective August 24, 1918. C. 0., 45 Co., 12 Tr. Bn., 161 
D. B. to date of discharge. Discharged December 3, 1918. 

161 D. B. Evac. Hosp. 37 Eep. Tr. 

LISHNESS, MYRON S., Cornell, Illinois. Born September 23, 1896, Cornell, 
Illinois. Undertaker and furniture dealer. Voluntary induction, September 2, 

1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Grant, Illinois. Co. 13, 161 D. B. Trans- 
ferred to Evac. Hosp. No. 37, Camp Grant, October 10, 1918 ; to Co. C, 1 Rep. 
Troops, Camp Grant, October 25, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., November 15, 1918. 
On special duty, Sup. Dept., for three months closing out battalions. Dis- 
charged March 2, 1919. 

4 Eep. Eeg. 157 D. B. 

LITHGOW, GEORGE J., Emington, Illinois. Born January 25, 1891, Eming- 
ton, Illinois. Carpenter. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. H, 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 39 Co., 157 
D. B. Promoted to Mech., June 4, 1918. Discharged February 2, 1919, Camp 
Grant, Illinois. 

131 Inf. 

LITSON, WILL CARLETON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 12, 1892, Romney, 
Indiana. Salesman. Inducted October 3, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp 
Grant, Illinois. Pvt. Transferred to Co. A, 131 Inf., Camp Logan, Texas, 



306 Livingston County in the World War 

October 17, 1917 ; to Co. E, 131 Inf. Sailed from Camp Upton, New York, May 
22, 1918, on Leviathan. Landed at Brest, France, May 30, 1918. Trained at 
Pieviogot, France, June 1-30, 1918. Engagements: Somme Offensive, August 
8-20, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, September 26-November 11, 1918; Albert Sector, 
June 23-August 6, 1918 ; Amiens Sector, July 4, 1918 ; Verdun, September 8-25, 
1918 ; in Hamel, Chipilly Ridge, East Bank of Meuse, and Mort Homme action. 
Gassed October 14, 1918, Forges Wood ; to Hospital, Rimuricourt, France, Octo- 
ber 17, 1918 ; to Base Hosp. No. 52. Army of Occupation : Larochette, Luxem- 
burg, December, 1918-April, 1919. Promoted to Corporal, March 19, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on Kaiserin Auguste Victoria. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 23, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, May 23, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 4, 1919. 

2 Prov. Beg. 154 D. B. 

LITWILLER, CHRISTIAN, Chenoa, Illinois. Born May 17, 1895, Waldo Twp., 
Livingston. Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. 1, 
New Receiving Camp, July 18, 1918; to 154 D. B., Camp Meade, Maryland, 
August 19, 1918. Discharged January 21, 1919, Camp Meade. 

C. A. C. 

LLEWELLYN, FRANK COLEMAN, Louisville, Kentucky. Born January 8, 1889, 
Clay City, Illinois. Salesman. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., C. D. L. I. S. Transferred to Coast Artil- 
lery Training School, Ft. Monroe, Virginia, September, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., 
August 16, 1918. Commissioned 2d Lt., C. A. 0. R. C., November 29, 1918. 
Discharged November 29, 1918, Ft. Monroe. 

Sig. Cps. 

LLOYD, ALFRED MON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 17, 1891, Coal City, 
Illinois. Electrician. Enlisted April 19, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp 
Alfred Vail, New Jersey, May 15, 1918. Sgt., Signal Corps. Sailed from Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, July 9, 1918, on Orizaba. Landed at Brest, France, July 
18, 1918. Trained at Blois, France, July 18-25, 1918. On detached service 
with French Artillery to September 23, 1918 ; then transferred to Paris, France. 
Engagements: Aisne-Marne Offensive, Argonne Forest. Sailed from St. Na- 
zaire, France, July 19, 1919, on Kroonland (Empress of the seas.) Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, August 1, 1919; to Camp Mills, Long Island, August 1, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, August 4, 1919. Discharged August 6, 1919. 



Livingston County in tlie World War 307 

Inf. Rep. C. O. T. 8. 

LOBB, CHESTER ARTHUR, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 13, 1890, Streator, 
Illinois. Contractor. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. H, 4 Inf. Rep. Camp. Promoted to Sgt., June 16, 
1918. To Non-Com. Officer's School ; to C. 0. T. S. Commissioned 2d Lt. x 0. B. 
C., November 30, 1918. Discharged November 29, 1918. 

349 Inf. 345 Sup. Co. 315 Aram. Tr. 

LOCKER, LAMBERT C., Flanagan, Illinois. Born March 10, 1892, Flanagan, 
Illinois. Bookkeeper. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. I, 349 Inf. Transferred to 345 Sup. Co., Camp 
Pike, Arkansas, November 21, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 
20, 1918, on Euripides. Landed at Liverpool, England, July 2, 1918. St. 
Aignan, France, July 6- August 29, 1918. Transferred to Co. C, 315 Amm. Tr., 
90 Div., September 1, 1918. Engagements : St. Mihiel, September 12-16, 1918 ; 
Argonne Forest, September 26-October 27, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, October 28- 
November 11, 1918; Villers, Toul. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., March 1, 1919. 
Army of Occupation: Monzel, Germany, January 10-May 18, 1919. Sailed 
from St. Nazaire, May 30, 1919, on Edgar Luckenbach. Landed at Boston, 
Massachusetts, June 9, 1919; to Camp Devens, Massachusetts, June 9, 1919; to 
Camp Grant, June 15, 1919. Discharged June 17, 1919. 

4 P. A. 2 F. A. 

LOCKWOOD, ARTHUR, Campus, Illinois. Born January 10, 1899, Kankakee, 
Illinois. Laborer. Enlisted April 8, 1918, Detroit, Michigan. To Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio ; to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Pvt., 4 F. A. Transferred to 2 
F. A., Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, July 25, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
October 28, 1918, on President Grant. Landed at Brest, France, November 9, 
1918. Sailed from Brest, France, January 4, 1919, on President Grant. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, January 18, 1919 ; to Camp Knox, Kentucky, January 
24, 1919 ; to Camp Taylor, Kentucky, February 12, 1919. Discharged February 
19, 1919. 

LOCKWOOD, CLIFFORD A., Dwight, Illinois. Farm laborer. Inducted June 
24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt. Sailed from Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, October 27, 1918, on Leviathan. Landed at Liverpool, Eng- 
land, November 3, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, January 20, 1919, on Martha 
Washington. Landed in U. S., January 31, 1919. To Camp Gordon, February 
3, 1919. Discharged February 13, 1919. 

35 Inf. 

LOCKWOOD, ELBERT, Flanagan, Illinois. Born June 22, 1894, Flanagan, 
Illinois. Telegrapher and Station Agent. Inducted May 20, 1918, Pueblo, Colo- 



308 Livingston County in the World War 

rado. To Ft. Logan; to Camp Nogales, Arizona. Pvt, Hdqrs. Co. 35 Inf. 
Transferred to Camp Travis, Texas, August 23, 1918. Discharged April 2, 1919, 
Ft. Russel, Wyoming. 

56 Inf. 39 Inf. 

LOGHRY, JAMES NELSON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 23, 1891, Pont- 
iac, Illinois. Shoe cutter. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jeffer- 
son Barracks, Missouri; to Camp MacArthur, Texas. Pvt., Co. L, 56 Inf. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 3, 1918, on U. S. S. Leviathan. 
Landed at Brest, France, August 11, 1918. Transferred to Co. M, 39 Inf., 
August 23, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel, September 13-15, 1918; Meuse- 
Argonne, September 26-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Coblenz, 
Germany, December, 1918-May 12, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, June 9, 
1919, on U. S. S. America. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 19, 1919 ; to 
Camp Merritt, New Jersey, June 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 27, 
1919. Discharged July 3, 1919. 

2 Prov. Beg. 123 Inf. Caa. Co. P. W. E. Co. 75 

LOGSDON, WILLIAM I., Paynesville, Kentucky. Born June 28, 1891, Paynes- 
ville, Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. F, 123 
Inf., Camp Wheeler, July 17, 1918 ; to Base Hosp., Mineola, Long Island, Sep- 
tember 26, 1918; to Overseas Cas. Co. 490, Camp Merritt, October 24, 1918. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 27, 1918, on Leviathan. Landed at 
Liverpool, England, November 3, 1918. Stationed at Geuclard, France, Novem- 
ber 8-12, 1918 ; Mons, France, November 12-18, 1918 ; Tilechar, France, November 
18-23, 1918 ; Pange, France, November 23-December 15, 1918. Transferred to 
P. W. E. Co. 75, St. Nazaire, France, December 18, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 
1C1. Sailed from Brest, France, October 6, 1919, on Northern Pacific. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, October 12, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, 
October 12, 1919; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, October 15, 1919. Discharged 
October 17, 1919. 

S. A. T. C. 

LOMMATSCH, RALPH T., Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 26, 1900, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted October 1, 1918, Jacksonville, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. 
T. C., Illinois College. Discharged December 17, 1918. 

E. O. T. C. 95 French Inf. 101 Inf. 

LONG, CHRISTOPHER STERRY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 11, 1891, Pont- 
iac, Illinois. Farm loan business at time of entering service. To Ft. Sheridan, 
Illinois, Co. 17, R. 0. T. C., August 27, 1917. Commissioned 2d Lt, Inf., Novem- 



Livingston County in the World War 309 

her 27, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, January 21, 1918, on U, S. S. 
Huron. Landed at Brest, France, February 5, 1918. Trained at 2d Corps 
School, Chatillon-sur-Seine, France, February 8-March 8, 1918. Transferred to 
95 French Infantry, March 8, 1918 ; to Hdqrs. Co., 101 Inf., 26 Div., Champagne 
Front, March 25, 1918. Promoted to 1st Lt., Inf., October 12, 1918. Engage- 
ments: Raids on Champagne Front, March 21, 1918; Toul Sector, April, 1918; 
Marne Defensive, July, 1918 ; Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 18, 1918 ; St. Mihiel 
Offensive, September 12, 1918 ; Marcheville, Riaville, September 26, 1918 ; Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive, October 23, 1918. Wounded at Adnois-Boutemps, July 18, 
1918, external gas wounds. To Evac. Hosp. No. 7, Columniers ; to Base Hosp. 
No. 116, Bayoilles-sur-Meuse, July 24, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, March 
28, 1919, on U. S. S. America. Landed at Boston, April 5, 1919 ; to Camp Devens, 
Massachusetts, April 6, 1919 ; to Gen. Hosp. No. 10, April 18, 1919 ; to Gen. Hosp. 
No. 28, May 9, 1919. Discharged June 14, 1919. 

349 Inf. 

LONG, PAUL B., Cornell, Illinois. Born June 20, 1894, Graymoni, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted February 27, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. E, 349 Inf., 88 Div. Sailed from New York, August 9, 1918, on 
Olympic. Landed at Southampton, England, August 16, 1918. Trained in 
Belfort Area, August 20-September 30, 1918. Promoted to Cpl. ; to Sgt, Novem- 
ber 1, 1918. Engagements : Haute Alsace and Meuse-Argonne Fronts, October 
19-November 11, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, May 20, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Rijndam. Landed at New York, May 30, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, 
May 30, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 5, 1919. Discharged June 12, 1919. 

Q. M. C. 

LONGEST, CHARLES, Tampico, Illinois. Born November 7, 1899, English, In- 
diana. Farmer. Enlisted June 3, 1918, Louisville, Kentucky. To Ft. Thomas, 
Kentucky. Pvt., Q. M. C. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 1, 
1918, on Talthybius. Landed at Liverpool, England, September 13, 1918. Pro- 
moted to Pvt., 1C1. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, September 8, 1919, on St. 
Eliza. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, September 19, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, 
September 19, 1919 ; to Camp Zachary Taylor, September 24, 1919. Discharged 
September 27, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

LONGNECKER, RALPH, Streator, Illinois. Born March 5, 1890, Manville, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, 
New York. Pvt., Batt. D, 68 C. A. C. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, June 1, 1918 ; to 
Cpl., November 1, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on 
Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, England, August 26, 1918. 



310 Livingston County in the World War 

Trained at Libourne, France, September 10-October 20, 1918. Sailed from Bor- 
deaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at New York, February 
16, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, February 17, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 22, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, February 28, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

68 C. A. c. 

LOPICOLO, FILIPPO, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 5, 1895, Belshota, Italy. 
Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. 
Pvt., Batt. 6, 68 C. A. C. Sailed from New London, Connecticut, August 15, 

1918, on Minnekahda. Landed at Brest, France, September 5, 1918. Trained 
at Camp Libourne, September 16, 1918-February 5, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, 
France, January 25, 1919, on Minnekahda. Landed at New York, February 20, 
1919 ; to Camp Mills, February 21, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 26, 

1919. Discharged March 1, 1919. 

M. a. T. 

LOUDON, WILLIAM N., JR., Long Point, Illinois. Born February 2, 1895, 
Long Point, Illinois. Teacher. Inducted December 29, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Jacksonville, Florida. Pvt., Receiving Co., 46; 
transferred to Receiving Co. 45, January 15, 1918 ; to Co. C, 8 Div. M. S. T. 
Promoted to Cpl., August 22, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, Novem- 
ber 9, 1918, on U. S. S. Siboney ; returned to Camp Lee, Virginia, November 16, 

1918, account of signing of armistice. To -Camp Grant, Illinois, February 3, 

1919. Discharged February 12, 1919. 

Dev. Bn. 4 Eep. Beg. 

LOUGHRAN, FRANCIS WILLIAM, Fairbury, Illinois. Born June 11, 1893, 
Fairbury, Illinois. Watchmaker. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. H, Dev. Bn. 2. Transferred to Co. H, 4 Rep. 
Reg. Inf., Camp Gordon, May 11, 1918 ; to Co. C, 1 Inf. Tr. Center, Camp Gordon, 
December 31, 1918 ; to Co. H, Dev. Bn. 2, Camp Gordon, January 20, 1919. Pro- 
moted to Cpl., July 2, 1918; to Sgt., August 2, 1918. Discharged January 26, 
1919, Camp Gordon. 

K. C. 

LOUGHRAN, JOHN, Fairbury, Illinois. Served as K. C. Secretary. (Record 
not returned.) 

338 Inf. Prov. Co. 445 M. T. C. 

Louis, HENRY WILSON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 23, 1892, Newton, 
Illinois. Salesman. Enlisted December 12, 1917, Kankakee, Illinois. To 



Livingston County in the World War 311 

Jefferson Barracks, Missouri ; to Camp Ouster, Michigan. Pvt., Co. K, 338 Inf., 
January 16, 1918. Transferred to 2 Prov. Co., Camp Meigs, Washington, D. C., 
February 25, 1918 ; to Hdqrs. Co., 445 M. T. C., attached to Engineering Lab- 
oratory, April 22, 1918 ; to Camp Holabird, Baltimore, Maryland, July 29, 1918 ; 
to Camp Militor, Rockland Lake, New York, October 7, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., 
M. T. C., September 30, 1918. To Camp Grant, Illinois, March 7, 1919. Dis- 
charged March 13, 1919. 

2 Prov. Reg. -123 Inf. 49 Inf. 30 Inf. 

Louis, LEO, Odell, Illinois. Born May 27, 1891, Putnam, Illinois. Farmer. 
Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 
Co. 18, 2 Prov. Reg., 31 Div. Transferred to Co. H, 123 Inf., 31 Div. July, 1917. 
To Camp Mills. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 11, 1918, on Platts- 
burg. Landed at Brest, France, October 21, 1918. Transferred to Co. H, 49 
Inf. ; to Co. L, 30 Inf., 3 Div., November 24, 1918. Army of Occupation : Mon- 
reall, Germany, December 19-31, 1918 ; Allenz, Germany, January 1-March 26, 
1919. Sailed from Brest, France, April 12, 1919, on Great Northern. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, April 20, 1919; to Camp Mills, April 20, 1919. Dis- 
charged April 24, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

LOVELL, JOHN W., Cabery, Illinois. Born November 18, 1895, Cabery, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, 
New York. Pvt., C. D. L. I. S. Transferred to Batt. D, 68 C. A. C., Ft. Wright, 
June 14, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leices- 
tershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, England, August 25, 1918; to 
LeHavre, France, August 29, 1918. On detached service with 0. T. C. No. 1, 
September 8-November 25, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 
1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 15, 1919; to 
Camp Mills, February 17, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 21, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

2 Mont. Inf. 23 Inf. 

LOVINGFOSS, WILLIAM LEE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 1, 1876, Russell- 
ville, Ohio. Laborer. Enlisted March 28, 1917, Glasgow, Montana. Mobilized 
April 12, 1917, Helena, Montana; to Ft. William H. Harrison. Mechanic, Co. 
M, 2 Mont. Inf. Transferred to Co. M, 23 Inf., 2 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, January 10, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
January 17, 1918. Engagements: Chateau Thierry, Soissons, St. Mihiel, Cham- 
pagne, Argonne Woods. Sailed from Brest, France, March 12, 1919, on Mt. 
Vernon. Landed at New York, March 18, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, 
March 18, 1919. Discharged March 26, 1919. 



312 Livingston County in the World War 

121 Inf. 

LOVINGFOSS, WILLIAM R., Chicago, Illinois. Born March 17, 1890, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Railroad brakeman. Inducted May 25, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To 
Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Cpl., Co. E, 121 Inf. Sailed from New York, Septem- 
ber 5, 1918, on Orizaba. Landed at Brest, France, September 15, 1918. Trained 
at Brest, September 15-27, 1918. Transferred to Co. K, 121 Inf., October 6, 1918. 
Sailed from Brest, France, January 12, 1919, on George Washington. Landed at 
New York, January 21, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, January 21, 1919 ; to 
Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, January 25, 1919. Discharged February 13, 1919. 

3 H. M. O. B. 8. 

LOWER, ALBERT LORIGAN, Dwight, Illinois. Born May 4, 1894, Cabery, Illi- 
nois. Automobile mechanic. Special induction May 27, 1918, Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri. To Camp Hancock, Georgia. Pvt., 3 H. M. 0. R. S. Sailed 
from Newport News, Virginia, August 14, 1918, on Patria. Landed at Brest, 
France, August 26, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, September 3-December 
10, 1918. Engaged in repair and assembling of guns, repair of autos and trucks, 
convoy to the Front and to Army of Occupation. Sailed from Basseiis Camp No. 
4, April 25, 1919, on Black Arrow. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 6, 
1 919 ; to Camp Mills, May 6, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 17, 1919. Discharged 
May 20, 1919. 

4 Rep. Beg. 330 Tr. Bn. 132 Inf. 

LOWER, ANGUS S., Emington,. Illinois. Born September 15, 1891, Ashkum, 
Illinois. Bookkeeper. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 44, 4 Rep. Reg. Transferred to Co. 40, 4 Rep. Reg., 
Camp Gordon, July 13, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 21, 1918, on 
Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 4, 1918. Trained at LeMans, 
France, August 11-September 24, 1918. Transferred to 330 Tr. Bn. ; to Co. A, 
132 Inf., September 28, 1918, Forges Wood. Engagements: Argonne-Meuse, 
Consenvoye, October 8, 1918. Gassed October 11, 1918, north of Consenvoye. 
To Hospital, Rimuricourt, October 13, 1918 ; to Vichy, November 3, 1918. At 
Evac. Camp, St. Aignan, November 29, 1918-January 9, 1919. Sailed from St. 
Nazaire, January 17, 1919, on Susquehanna. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, 
February 2, 1919 ; to Camp Hill, February 2, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, February 
15, 1919. Discharged February 20, 1919. 

370 Inf. 

LOWRY, GUY R., Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 2, 1896, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Student. Enlisted July 13, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 
1917, Peoria, Illinois. Pvt., Co. K, 8 111. Inf., N. G. (Designation changed to Co. 
K, 370 Inf.) To Camp Logan, Texas. Promoted to Cpl., October 12, 1917. 



Livingston County in the World War 313 

Sailed from Newport, News, Virginia, April 6, 1918, on President Grant. Landed 
at Brest, France, April 22, 1918. Trained at Grandvillers, April 25-June 5, 

1918. Engagements: Soissons, September 16, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, 
February 2, 1919, on S. S. LaFrance. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, Feb- 
ruary 9, 1919; to Camp Upton, February 9, 1919; to amp Grant, February 16, 

1919. To hospital, Camp Grant, February 20, 1919, abscess. To U. S. Gen. Hosp. 
No. 28, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. 

365 Inf. 161 D. B. 329 L. B. 323 L. B. 

LOWRY, IRVIN, Morgan Park, Illinois. Born October 14, 1893, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Laborer and chauffeur. Inducted October 29, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To 
Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt, Co. I, 365 Inf. Transferred to 161 D. B., Camp 
Grant, June, 1918 ; to Co. B, 329 L. B., Camp Grant, July, 1918 ; to Co. B, 323 
L. B., Camp Grant, July 3, 1918. Sailed from New York, July 10, 1918, on U. 
S. S. Manchuria. Landed at Brest, France, July 21, 1918. Sailed from Brest, 
France, July 30, 1919, on Mongolia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, August 9, 
1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, August 9, 1919 ; to Camp Sherman, August 
17, 1919. Discharged August 18, 1919. 

Base Hosp. 32 M. S. D. 

LUKENS, JOHN E., Odell, Illinois. Born July 23, 1885, Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Superintendent of Schools. Enlisted August 9, 1917, Fairfield, Iowa. Mo- 
bilized December 12, 1917, Fairfield ; to Ft. McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia. Cpl., 
Hosp. Unit "K." Transferred to Base Hosp. 32, March 12, 1918. Sailed from 
New York, February 16, 1918, on Carmania. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
March 4, 1918. Trained at Contreville, France, March 12-September 15, 1918. 
Transferred to 0. T. S., Medical Supply Depot No. 3, Cosne, France, September 
16, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., August 1, 1918; to Sgt., 1CL, March 20, 1919. In 
Medical Supply Service at the Docks, Marseilles, France, November 20, 1918- 
January 4, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, April 13, 1919, on Frerdom. 
Landed at Brooklyn, New York, April 28, 1919 ; to Camp Dodge, Iowa, May 7, 
1919. Discharged May 12, 1919. 

LUSCUITO, JOHN, Dwight, Illinois. Inducted April 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (Could not be located.) 

LTJTREL, ARNO ALTEE, Pontiac, Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. (Could not be located.) 

LYONS, ARTHUR H., Cullom, Illinois. (Could not be located.) 
LYONS, EDWARD J., Cullom, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 
LYONS, RAYMOND, Flanagan, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 



314 Livingston County in the World War 

Bet. Camp 67 Inf. 270 M. P. Co. 

MCALLISTER, CHARLES R., JR., Streator, Illinois. Born August 13, 1886, 
Millville, New Jersey. Laborer. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri ; to Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas. Pvt., 25 Prov. 
Co., 7 Ret. Camp. Transferred to Co. E, 67 Inf., 7 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, August 13, 1918, on Mount Vernon. Landed at Brest, France, Sep- 
tember 2, 1918. Trained at Stigney, France, September 9-15, 1918. Engage- 
ments : Marbache Sector, October 2-18, 1918 ; Puvenelle Sector, November 10-11 
1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, January 10, 1919. Transferred to 270 M. P. Co. 
Sailed from Brest, France, July 5, 1919, on Prince Friedrich Wilhelm. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, July 14, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, July 14, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, July 20, 1919. Discharged July 22, 1919. 

U. S, N. 

McCABE, CARROLL C., Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 29, 1887, Alton, Illi- 
nois. Shoe cutter. Enlisted May 23, 1918, Brooklyn, New York. To Camp 
Newport, Rhode Island. Seaman, U. S. N. Transferred to U. S. S. Virginia for 
convoy service between United States, England, and France. Discharged Feb- 
ruary 16, 1919, Hampton Roads, Virginia. 

2 Prov. Beg. 122 Inf. 116 Inf. 

McCARTER, ISAAC, Gridley, Illinois. Born October 8, 1891, Knoxville, 
Tonnessee. Farm laborer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 18, 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. B, 122 Inf., 
Camp Wheeler. Sailed from New York, October 7, 1918, on Kroonland. Landed 
at Brest, France, October 20, 1918. Transferred to Co. B, 116 Inf. Sailed from 
St. Nazaire, France, May 9, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Newport News, Vir- 
ginia, May 20, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart, May 20, 1919 ; to Camp Lee, May 25, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant. Discharged June 5, 1919. 

162 D. B. 

MCCARTNEY, RAYMOND R., Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Born July 26, 1896, 
Swygert, Illinois. Office manager. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Pike, Arkansas. Pvt., 28 Co., 7 Tr. Bn., 162 D. B. Transferred 
to 25 Co., 7 Tr. Bn., 162 D. B. ; to 16 Co., 11 Tr. Bn., 162 D. B. Discharged Jan- 
uary 5, 1919, Camp Pike. 

129 Inf. 140 Inf. 

McCAWLEY, AURA, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 1, 1895, Jacksonville, Illi- 
nois. Bottler. Enlisted June 24, 1912, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican Border Ser- 
vice : Mobilized June 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois ; to Springfield, Illinois ; Cpl., Co. 



Livingston County in the World War 315 

P, 3 111. Inf., N. G. Promoted to Sgt. Stationed at Camp Wilson, San Antonio, 
Texas. Mustered from Federal Service, February 21, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illi- 
nois. "World War Service : Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sgt., Co. F. 129 Inf. (formerly 3 111. Inf.) 
Promoted to 1st Sgt., January 16, 1918. Sailed from New York, May 10, 1918, 
on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : 
Somme-Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert 
Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun, Hill 304, September 
7-26, 1918; (Commissioned 2dLt., November 1, 1918; transferred to 140 Inf., 35 
Div.) St. Mihiel, November 1-11, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, April 16, 1919, 
on U. S. S. Pennsylvania. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, April 29, 1919 ; 
to"Camp Stuart, April 29, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 9, 1919. Discharged May 
24, 1919. 

3 111. Inf. 61 Inf. 

MCCAWLEY, FRANK, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 2, 1893, Jacksonville, 
Illinois. Butcher. Enlisted June 30, 1912, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican Border 
Service: Mobilized June 19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf., 
N. G. To Springfield, Illinois; to Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. Pro- 
moted to Wagoner, August 1, 1916. Mustered from Federal Service, February 
21, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. World War Service: Inducted January 15, 
1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Green, North Carolina. Sgt., Sup. Co., 61 Inf. 
Promoted to Farrier, August, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, April 
16, 1918, on U. S. S. Pocahontas. Landed at Brest, France, April 28, 1918. 
Trained at Bar-sur-Aube, May 1-30, 1918. Engagements: Chateau Thierry, 
St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne. Army of Occupation : Differang, Luxemburg, No- 
vember 20, 1918-June 1, 1919 ; Whittlich, Germany, June 2-July 8, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, June 13, 1919, on Aquitania. Landed at New York, July 20, 
1919; to Camp Mills, New York, July 21, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, July 
24, 1919. Discharged July 26, 1919. 

O. E. F. 

MCCLELLAN, CHARLES WARREN, Chicago, Illinois. Born June 27, 1896, Chi- 
cago, Illinois. Enlisted December 27, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To Toronto, Can- 
ada, January 1, 1918. Pvt., 1st Central Ontario Reg. Transferred to Canadian 
M. G. Reinforcement Dept., Toronto, March 1, 1918. Sailed from Halifax, Can- 
ada, March 10, 1918, on Toloa. Landed at Liverpool, England, March 18, 1918. 
Trained at Seaford, March 19-July 1, 1918. Transferred to Can. Gen. Base, 
July, 1918; to M. G. Base, July, 1918; to 2 Bn. Can. M. G. Engagements: 
Amiens, August 27-29, 1918 ; Cagnicourt, September 7, 1918 ; Norddu Canal ; Bor- 
loung Wood; Cambria; Valennciens, Mons. Gassed September 7, 1918, Cag- 
nicourt. To 14 Can. Gen. Hosp., to 14 Eng. Stationary Hosp. Army of Occu- 



316 Livingston County in the World War 

pation : Troisdorf, Germany, December 19, 1918-January 22, 1919. January 24- 
March 10, 1919, in Belgian Billet, Namur, Belgium. 14 Can. Gen. Stationary 
Hosp., last part of March, 1919. Sailed from Liverpool, England, May 10, 1919, 
on Royal George. Landed at Halifax, May 15, 1919 ; to Toronto, May 18, 1919. 
Discharged May 18, 1919. 

Tank Ops. 

McCLELLAN, HARRY LEONARD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 9, 1899, Chi- 
cago, Illinois. Newspaper reporter. Inducted October 17, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Polk, Raleigh, North Carolina. Pvt., Schools of Instruction, 
Tank Corps. Promoted to Sgt., February 10, 1919. Transferred to Gas. Co. 
No. 1, Camp Meade, Maryland, February 15, 1919. Discharged April 1, 1919, 
Camp Meade. 

129 Inf. 

McCoMBS, ALDUS, Monon, Indiana. Born November 8, 1896, Royal Center, 
Indiana. Farmer. Enlisted June 23, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 
25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Texas, Sep- 
tember 13, 1917. Sailed from New York, May 10, 1918, on Covington. Landed 
at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Brest, May 26-June 25, 1918. En- 
gagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Dan- 
nevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat 
Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps, on East Bank of Meuse 
River ; Somme-Amiens Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Ver- 
dun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist, Octo- 
ber 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, Novem- 
ber 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 
1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on Leviathan. 
Landed at New York, May 22, 1919; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

McCoLLOM, WALTER, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born May 10, 1895. Farmer. 
Enlisted August 21, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Texas, Septem- 
ber 13, 1917. Pvt, Co. F, 129 Inf., (formerly 3 111. Inf., N. G.) Promoted to 
Pvt., 1C1., November 1, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, 
on Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : Somme- 
Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector, 
with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, Septem- 
ber 7-26, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de 
Chaume ; Bois de Plat Chene, October 10, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East 
Bank of Meuse River, October 11-November 11, 1918. Wounded October 8, 1918, 



Livingston County in the World War 317 

Dannevoux Woods, shrapnel in head and left shoulder; to hospitals at Suilly, 
Chaumont, Vichy and Nevers. Given Certificate of Merit for Gallantry and 
Splendid Performance of Duty at Consenvoye, October 8, 1918. Army of Occupa- 
tion : Bttelbruck and Oberf eulen, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, Prance, May 15, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. Citation : 

THE THIRTY-THIRD DIVISION, AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES 

Pvt. Walter McCollom, Co. F, 129 Inf. : The reports of the Commanding 
General of the 65 Brigade testify to your gallantry and splendid performance 
of duty at Consenvoye on October 10, 1918. 

Your conduct on that occasion has afforded me genuine gratification and I 
have accordingly directed that your name and action be inscribed on the Roll of 
Honor of the Prairie Division. 

Signed GEORGE BELL, JR. 
Major General, Commanding 33 Division. 

S. A. T. O. 

McCoLM, EUGENE MILLER, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 28, 1900, Bloom- 
ington, Illinois. Student. Voluntary induction, October 6, 1918, Urbana, Illi- 
nois. Pvt., S. A. T. C., University of Illinois. Discharged December 21, 1918. 

J. A. E. D. 162 Inf. 315 M. O. Bn. 304 F. S. Bn. 

McCoNNELL, JAMES P., Chicago, Illinois. Born August 16, 1893, Gardner, 
Illinois. R. R. Trainman. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., J. A. R. D. Transferred to 40 Co., J. A. R. D., 
Camp Gordon, July 13, 1918; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, July 15, 1918. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed 
at Liverpool, England, August 2, 1918. Transferred to Co. G, 162 Inf., Rom- 
sey, England, August 6, 1918; to 162 Inf. Sup. Co., Centres, France; to 315 
M. G. Bn. ; to Co. C, 304 F. S. Bn., 79 Div., September 12, 1918. Engagements : 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26, 1918; St. Mihiel Defensive, October 
28, 1918 ; Offensive, Grande Montagne, October 28-November 11, 1918. Held 
in reserve Army of Occupation, November 11-December 26, 1918, in and around 
Sedan. Injured in automobile accident, March 26, 1919, Murat La Grande sur 
Meuse, receiving lacerated scalp and concussion of the brain; to Field Hosp. 
No. 314, Petite Chaumont sur Meuse; to Base Hosp. No. 91, Commercy, France; 
to Base Hosp. No. 87, Toul, France ; rejoined organization in May, 1919. Sailed 
from St. Nazaire, May 16, 1919, on U. S. S. Princess Matoika. Landed at Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, May 26, 1919; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, May 26, 1919; 
to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 30, 1919. Discharged June 3, 1919. 



318 Livingston County in the World War 

McCoRMiCK, HAROLD, Cullom, Illinois. (Service Record not returned.) 

3 111. Inf. 

McCuTCHEON, HENRY E., Graymont, Illinois. Enlisted June 21, 1916, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. Mexican Border Service : Pvt, Co. F, 3 111. Inf., N. G. To Camp 
Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. (From records of Livingston County Local Board. 
Service Record not returned.) 

7 O. A. C. 

MoDERMOTT, HAROLD, Cullom, Illinois. Born April 3, 1893, Emington, 
Illinois. Student. Enlisted March 12, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To 
Ft. Adams, Rhode Island, August, 1917. Pvt., Batt. A, 7 C. A. C. Sailed from 
New York City, September 2, 1917, on Aurania. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
September 21, 1917. Trained at Camp Borden, England ; to LeHavre, France. 
Engagements: Verdun, August 27-September 10, 1918; St. Mihiel, Septem- 
ber 12-15, 1918 ; Meuse, September 24-October 1, 1918. In embarkation service 
at St. Nazaire, France, December 11, 1918-May 17, 1919. Sailed from St. Na- 
zaire, May 17, 1919, on U. S. S. Edward Luckenbach. Landed at New York 
City, June 2, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, June 2, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, June 10, 1919. Held in service until expiration of enlistment, March 
12, 1920. 

Tr. Det. 

MCDONALD, DAVID CRUM, Stuttgart, Arkansas. Born June 6, 1895, Comp- 
ton, California. Rice planter. Inducted October 15, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Peoria, Illinois. Pvt., Co. 1, Sec. B, Tr. Det., Bradley Polytechnic Institute. 
Discharged November 27, 1918. 

Ord. Det. 

MCDONALD, ELMER, Odell, Illinois. Bom October 11, 1891, Odell, Illinois. 
Sales representative. Enlisted November 26, 1917, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. 
Mobilized at San Antonio Arsenal. Pvt., Ordnance Training School. Promoted 
to Ord. Sgt., January 5, 1918. Transferred to Ordnance Office, Washington, 
D. C., January 21, 1918. Discharged January 10, 1919. 

Y. M. C. A. French Ami). U. S. N. K. F. 

MCDONALD, FLOYD, Odell, Illinois. Born March 24, 1897, Odell, Illinois. 
Student. Sailed from New York, June 2, 1917, on Touraine. Landed at Bor- 
deaux, France, June 12, 1917. Served with French as ambulance driver, June 1- 
November 15, 1917. Engagements: Verdun, September, 1917. Discharged 
at Paris. Served with American Y. M. C. A., Liverpool, England, December, 
1917-March, 1918; assisted in establishing canteens and buying supplies. Sailed 



Livingston County in the World War 319 

from England, March 15, 1918, on St. Louis. Landed at New York, March 24, 
1918. Enlisted May 18, 1918, Chicago, Illinois, as C. Q. M. (A), U. S. N. R. P., 
Flying Corps. Called to active duty, September 30, 1918 ; stationed at ground 
school, Boston, Massachusetts. Released from active duty, November 28, 1918. 

129 M. G. Co. 

MCDONALD, GORDON GERALD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 3, 1888, 
Pontiac, Illinois. Automobile mechanic. Enlisted June 20, 1916, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Mexican Border Service: Mobilized June 20, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf. To San Antonio, Texas. Transferred to M. G. Co., 3 111. 
Inf. Mustered from Federal Service, February 21, 1917, Ft. Sheridan. World 
War Service : Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Sgt., M. G. Co., 129 
Inf. (formerly 3 111. Inf.) To Camp Logan, Texas. Sailed from Camp Upton, 
Long Island, May 10, 1918, on Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 

1918. Trained at Goronflos, June 25-July 20, 1918. Engagements: Somme 
Offensive, July 22- August 21, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, August 28-October 6, 1918. 
Gassed at Whiz-Bang Hill, October 6, 1918; to Base Hosp., No. 70, Allerey, 
France, October 9, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, January 14, 1919, on Oriz- 
aba. Landed at Ellis Island, January 23, 1919 ; to Ellis Island Hosp., Janu- 
ary 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 5, 1919. Discharged Febru- 
ary 17, 1919. 

110 P. S. Bn. 116 F. S. Bn. 

MCDONALD, PATRICK F., Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 25, 1891, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Electrician. Inducted January 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 
Leavenworth, Kansas ; to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, March 22, 1918. Pvt., 110 Field 
Signal Bn. Transferred to 116 Field Signal Bn., 41 Div. Promoted to Pvt., 
1CL, April 28, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 18, 1918, on 
Great Britain. Landed at Liverpool, England, May 30, 1918. Trained in 
Alsace-Lorraine, June 22-July 14, 1918. Engagements: Argonne Drive, Sep- 
tember 26-October 2, 1918 ; Toul Sector, June 3-28, 1918. Wounded Septem- 
ber 28, 1918, Argonne Woods, shrapnel and gas. To Base Hosp., No. 47, Bonne, 
France, October 2, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, February 6, 1919, on 
U. S. S. Seattle. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 13, 1919 ; to Camp 
Dix, New Jersey, February 14, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 17, 

1919. Discharged February 26, 1919. 

4 Rep. Beg. 

McFADDEN, WILLIAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 24, 1887, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Freight agent. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 40 Co., 4 Rep. 
Reg., July 12, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., June 15, 1918 ; to 1st Sgt., July 16, 
1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 14, 1918, on Olympic. 



320 Livingston County in the World War 

Landed at Southampton, England, September 21, 1918. Transferred to Per- 
manent Personel, LeMans, France, October 3, 1918. Served as Gas Instructor 
during stay in France. Sailed from Brest, France, January 12, 1919, on George 
Washington. Landed at New York, January 21, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, Janu- 
ary 21, 1919 ; to Ft. Leavemvorth, Kansas, January 28, 1919. Discharged Feb- 
ruary 12, 1919. 

TT. S. N. 

McGiNN, JOHN J., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born January 6, 1900, Chatsworth, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted May 7, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. To Great Lakes, Illi- 
nois. H. A. 2, U. S. N. Transferred to U. S. S. Vermont, November 22, 1917 ; 
to U. S. S. Pittsburgh, August 3, 1918 ; to U. S. S. Northern Pacific, April, 1919 ; 
to U. S. S. Orizaba, June 22, 1919. Promoted to H. A. 1, July, 1917 ; to Phm. 3, 
June, 1918; to Phm. 2, April, 1919. Served in Atlantic Fleet, November 22, 
1917-August 5, 1918 ; transferred to South Atlantic Fleet on U. S. S. Pittsburgh ; 
served in transport service, June-September, 1919. One submarine engagement, 
August 10, 1918. Sailed from Rio de Janiero, Brazil, March 23, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Pittsburgh. Landed at New York, April 3, 1919; to Naval Base, Hampton 
Roads, Virginia, June, 1919. Discharged September 10, 1919. 

339 F. A. 

McGiNN, WILLIAM J., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born September 10, 1895, 
Camp Grove, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt, 339 F. A. (Heavy). Promoted to Cpl., June 23, 
1918 ; to Sgt., July 25, 1918. Sailed from Camp Mills, New York, August 24, 
1918, on Empress of Britain. Landed at Liverpool, England, September 4, 
1918. Trained at St. Amant-Tallende, France, September 7-October 26, 1918. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, January 23, 1919, on U. S. S. Siboney. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, January 31, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, February 1, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, February 5, 1919. Discharged February 12, 1919. 

161 D. B. Tr. Bn. M. G. School 

McGowAN, CYRIL, Blackstone, Illinois. Born January 18, 1896; Nevada, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 5, 1918, Morris, Illinois. To Camp 
Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 161 D. B. Transferred to M. G. Tr. Depot, Camp Han- 
cock, September 25, 1918 ; to Co. K, Tr. Bn., December 24, 1918 ; to Hdqrs. Co., 
M. G. School, February 20, 1919. Discharged March 12, 1919, Camp Hancock. 

337 M. a. Bn. 

McGowAN, RAYMOND, Blackstone, Illinois. Born August 8, 1894, Nevada, 
Illinois. Engine oiler. Inducted September 18, 1917, Morris, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. B, 337 M. G. Bn. Promoted to Cpl., June 5, 1918. 



Livingston County in tTie World War 321 

Sailed from New York August 15, 1918, on Ascanius. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, August 28, 1918. Trained at Gondrecourt, France. Engagements: 
Center Sector, Haute- Alsace, October 6-November 4, 1918. Sailed from St. Na- 
zaire, France, May 30, 1919, on Pastores. Landed at New York, May 29, 1919 ; 
to Camp Mills, May 29, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 9, 1919. Discharged June 
12, 1919. 

5 Eep. Keg. 116 F. S. Bn. 51 Inf. 

McGBATH, JOHN J., Odell, Illinois. Born October 23, 1895, Odell, Illinois. 
Pipefitter. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. 
Pvt., 50 Co., 5 Kep. Reg. Inf. Promoted to Cpl., July 17, 1918. Sailed from 
Boston, Massachusetts, July 24, 1918, on Beltana. Landed at London, England, 
August 5, 1918. Trained at St. Aignan, France, August 13-September 25, 1918. 
Transferred to 116 Field Signal Bn., September 25, 1918 ; to Hdqrs. Co., 51 Inf., 
October 2, 1918. Engagements : Gerardmer Sector, October 5-12, 1918 ; Meuse- 
Argonne, November 1-8, 1918. Army of Occupation: Eller, Germany, May 1- 
26, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, June 5, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, June 12, 1.919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, June 12, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 17, 1919. Discharged June 24, 1919. 

TT. S. N. 

MclNTOSH, WADE, Fairbury, Illinois. Born January 28, 1899, Clinton, Illi- 
nois. Plumber. Enlisted July 16, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. Mobilized August 28, 

1917, Peoria, Illinois; to Norfolk, Virginia. Seaman, App., U. S. N. Trans- 
ferred to Naval Base, Hampton Roads, Virginia, October 12, 1917 ; to U. S. S. 
North Dakota, December 18, 1917. Promoted to S2C., January 1, 1918; to 
Shipfitter, 2CL, January 1, 1919. On U. S. S. Dakota to Rockport, Massachu- 
setts, August 8, 1919 ; to N. T. S., Great Lakes, Illinois, August 9, 1919. Dis- 
charged August 15, 1919. 

Med. Det. 409 M. S. T. Amer. Mission 

McKAY, JAMES FRANKLIN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 12, 1893, 
Dwight, Illinois. Auto mechanic. Enlisted February 24, 1913, Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri. World War Service: Stationed at Camp Custer, Michigan. 
Sgt., 1C1., Med. Det., Base Hosp. Transferred to Motor Sup. Tr. 409, Camp 
Custer, December 14, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, February 27, 

1918, on U. S. S. America. Landed at Brest, France, March 12, 1918. Trans- 
ferred to American Mission, Reserve Mallet, March 18, 1918. Engagements: 
Somme Defensive, March 21-April 6, 1918; Aisne Defensive, May 27-June 6, 
1918 ; Montdidier-Noyon Defensive, June 9-13, 1918 ; Champagne-Marne De- 
fensive, July 15-18, 1918; Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 18-August 6, 1918; 
Somme Offensive, August 8-September 17, 1918; Oise-Aisne Offensive, Sep- 



322 Livingston County in the World War 

tember 18-29, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October 1-November 11, 1918. 
Sailed from Brest, France, June 5, 1919, on U. S. S. Prinz Fredrich Wilhelm II. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 19, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, New Jersey, 
June 19, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, June 24, 1919. Discharged March 
31, 1920. 

3 Inf. 

McKkE, SAMUEL, Streator, Illinois. Born March 31, 1892, Lewiston, Ne- 
braska. Farmer. Inducted May 20, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri. Pvt., Co. B, 3 Inf. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., October 18, 1918. 
Stationed at Camp Del Rio, Texas; Ft. Bliss, Texas; Nogales, Arizona; Je- 
rome, Arizona. Discharged March 30, 1919, Camp Del Rio, Texas. 

U. S. M. C. 

McKENZiE, HENRY, Chicago, Illinois. Born September 19, 1896, Scotland. 
Ministerial Student. Enlisted July 1, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Paris Island, 
South Carolina, July 15, 1918. Pvt., 97 Co., 6 Reg., U. S. M. C. Transferred 
to Co. A, 7 Sep. Bn.. 2 Div., October 10, 1918. Promoted to Acting Chaplain 
no commission could be granted because not a citizen. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, October 16, 1918, on Princess Irene. Landed at Brest, France, 
October 26, 1918. Engagements: Meuse Argonne, November 1-11, 1918. Army 
of Occupation : Leutesdorf , Germany, December 13, 1918-March 1, 1919 ; Neu- 
wied, Germany, March 1-August 1, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, July 28, 
1919, on Wilhelmina. Landed at New York, August 6, 1919; to Camp Mills, 
Long Island, August 7, 1919; to Quantico, Virginia, August 10, 1919. Dis- 
charged August 13, 1919. Paraded in Washington and New York with 2d Div. 
Marines. 

Tr. Bn. Q. M. C. A. 8. S. C. 4 A. C. 18 Inf. 8 Inf. 

McKiNZiE, DANIEL J., Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 25, 1895, Dwight, 
Illinois. Mechanical Engineer. Enlisted September 20, 1917, Wilkinsburg, 
Pennsylvania. To Camp Lee, Virginia. Pvt., 9 Co., 3 Tr. Bn. Transferred to 
1 Co., 1 Tr. Bn., Camp Lee, October 19, 1917 ; to Q. M. C. Det., Camp Lee, No- 
vember 9, 1917 ; to 4 Det, A. S. S. C., Kelly Field, Texas, December 21, 1917 ; 
to Balloon Det. No. 4, Kelly Field, March 7, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., June 1, 
1918 ; to Sgt., 1C1., July 1, 1918. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, April 
23, 1918. Landed at Brest, France, April 30, 1918. Engagements : St. Mihiel 
Offensive, September 12-16, 1918. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., Balloon Group, 
4 A. C., August, 1918 ; to Co. A, 18 Inf., June, 1919 ; to Co. A, 8 Inf., Septem- 
ber, 1919. Army of Occupation: Trier, Germany, December, 1918-June, 1919; 
Mendt and Herschbach, June-September, 1919 ; Coblenz, Germany, September, 
1919-June, 1920. Sailed from Antwerp, Belgium, June 9, 1920. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, June 16, 1920. Discharged July 3, 1920, Fort Slocum, 
New York. 



Livingston County in the World War 323 

Q. M. C. 

McKiNziE, WILLIAM VINCENT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 26, 1897, Dwight, 
Illinois. Bank Clerk. Enlisted May 30, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jef- 
ferson Barracks, Missouri, June 4, 1918 ; to Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Florida. 
Pvt, 21 Co., 1 Tr. Reg. Transferred to Q. M. C. Det, Camp Shelby, Mississippi, 
August 15, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., October 15, 1918 ; to Sgt., November 18, 
1918 ; to Sgt., 1C1., December 15, 1918. Discharged March 27, 1919, 'Camp Shelby. 

M. T. C. 

McKiTTRicK, BENJAMIN HARRISON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 13, 1897, 
Milan, Indiana. Mechanic. Enlisted October 15, 1918, Winona Lake, Indiana. 
Pvt., M. T. C. Transferred to Indianapolis, November 22, 1918. Discharged 
December 20, 1919. 

so C. A. C. 

MCLAUGHLIN, RAY, Forrest, Illinois. Born June 11, 1891, Stewardson, Illi- 
nois. Foreman, Wabash R. R. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Co. 10, C. D. L. I. S. Transferred to Batt. 
C, 30 C. A. C., Ft. Wright, October 15, 1918 ; to Camp Eustis, Virginia. Pro- 
moted to Cpl., September 10, 1918. To Camp Grant, Illinois, December 20, 1919. 
Discharged December 27, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

McMiLLAN, JOHN RICHARD, Odell, Illinois. Born July 31, 1894, Seneca, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf., 88 Div. Transferred to Co. G, 346 Inf., 87 Div., 
Camp Pike, Arkansas, November 22, 1917 ; to M. G. Co., 346 Inf. Promoted to 
Cpl., April 17, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 24, 1918, on 
Ceramic. Landed at Liverpool, England, September 5, 1918. Trained at Win- 
chester, England, to September 13, 1918. To LeHavre, France, September 14, 
1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, March 14, 1919, on Alaskan. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, March 31, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, March 
31, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 13, 1919. Discharged April ,17, 1919. 

4 Tr. Keg. Engrs. 

McNAMARA, DANIEL DAVID, Cullom, Illinois. Born June 14, 1884, Livingston 
County, Illinois. Trainman. Enlisted June 6, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Jef- 
ferson Barracks, Missouri, July 16, 1918 ; to Camp Humphreys, Virginia. Pvt., 
4th Training Reg't Engrs. Promoted to Cpl., August 10, 1918; to Sgt., Octo- 
ber 11, 1918. To Camp Dodge, Iowa, January 1, 1919. Discharged January 
8, 1919. 



324 Livingston County in the World War 

4 Rep. Beg. J. A. E. T. 132 Inf. 

MCNAMARA, JAMES E., Cullom, Illinois. Born December 22, 1893, Cullom, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to J. A. R. T., July 15, 
1918. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, July 18, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
August 4, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France, August 11-September 15, 1918. 
Transferred to Co. E, 132 Inf., September 24, 1918. Engagements: Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive, September 26-October 8, 1918. Wounded October 8, 1918, 
Forges Wood, M. G. bullets right lower leg and left thigh. To Base Hosp., 
No. 86, October 12, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, March 24, 1919, on 
Orizaba. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, April 2, 1919 ; to Debarkation Hosp. 
No. 5, New York City, April 3, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 12, 1919. 
Discharged April 24, 1919. 

179 Inf. 315 Engrs. 

MCNAMARA, JOHN L., Cullom, Illinois. Born March 27, 1890, Cullom, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Enlisted April 28, 1918, Kankakee, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. L, 179 Inf. Transferred to Co. C, 315 Engrs., Camp Travis, 
Texas, May 13, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 11, 1918. Landed 
at Liverpool, England, June 23, 1918. Trained at Dijon, France, June 28-July 
17, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., July 10, 1918; to Cpl., December 9, 1918. 
Engagements: St. Mihiel, August 28-September 28, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, 
October 6-November 1, 1918. Gassed November 1, 1918 ; to Base Hosp. No. 54, 
November 2, 1918. Army of Occupation: Cochen, Germany, December 1-10, 
1918; Mulheim, Germany, December 10, 1918-February 1, 1919; Daun, Ger- 
many, February 1-May 17, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, June 3, 1919, 
on Alaskan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 15, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, 
June 15, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 25, 1919. Discharged June 27, 1919. 

Tr. Det. F. A. E. D. 58 Sup. Co., F. A. 

MCNEILLY, JESSE WYATT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 20, 1897, Walnut 
Hill, Illinois. Teacher. Enlisted August 14, 1918, Center, Nebraska. To 
Rahe's Army School, Kansas City, Missouri. Pvt., Co. 9. Transferred to 14 
Reg., F. A. R. D., Camp Jackson, South Carolina, November 14, 1918 ; to 58 Sup. 
Co., F. A., Camp Jackson; to Camp Dodge, Iowa, for discharge. Discharged 
February 1, 1919. 

124 Inf. Cas. Bn. 117 Inf. 

McPHERSON, DEWEY, Cullom, Illinois. Born February 3, 1895, Monroe Co., 
Kentucky. Farm laborer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. A, 124 Inf., 31 Div. Transferred to Cas. Bn., Camp 



Livingston County in the World War 325 

Merritt, October 15, 1918 ; to Co. C, 117 Inf., 30 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, November 1, 1918, on Roepat. Landed at Bordeaux, France, No- 
vember 20, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France, November 21, 1918-March 15, 
1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, March 17, 1919, on Pocahontas. Landed 
at Charleston, South Carolina, March 28, 1919; to Camp Jackson, March 28, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, April 13, 1919. Discharged April 18, 1919. 

349 Inf. 345 Inf. 1st Amin. Tr. 

MADAY, MAX, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Born March 1, 1888, Milwaukee, Wis- 
consin. Salesman. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt, Co. I, 349 Inf. Transferred to Sup. Co., 345 Inf., Camp 
Pike, Arkansas, November 19, 1917. Sailed from New York, June 19, 1918, on 
Euripides. Landed at Liverpool, England, July 2, 1918; to Southampton, 
England, July 3, 191.8; to Cherbourg, France, July 6, 1918. Transferred to 
1st Amm. Tr., Motor Bn., 1st Div., July 18, 1918. Engagements : Saizerais Sec- 
tor, (Defensive), August 7-24, 1918; Aisne-Marne, (Offensive), July 18-24, 
1918; St. Mihiel, (Offensive), September 12-16, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, (Of- 
fensive), October 1-12, 1918, November 5-8, 1918. Army of Occupation: Salm- 
rohr, Germany, December 4-13, 1918; Hilgert, Germany, December 16, 1918- 
June 19, 1919; Niederahr, Germany, June 19-29, 1919; Hilgert, Germany, 
June 29-August 17, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, August 24, 1919, on 
U. S. S. Finland. Landed at New York, September 4, 1919; to Camp Mills, 
September 4, 1919; to Pelham Bay, Naval Station, September 5, 1919; with 
First Division Parade with General Pershing, New York, September 10, 1919; 
1st Amm. Tr. left for Washington, D. C., via trucks, September 15, 1919 ; pa- 
raded with General Pershing at Washington, September 17, 1919; to Camp 
Meade, Maryland, September 19, 1919 ; to amp Grant, Illinois, September 24, 
1919. Discharged September 27, 1919. 

H. A. M. O. R. S. 

MADSON, ALEX ELJOUS, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 5, 1893, Graymont, 
Illinois. Machinist. Enlisted December 15, 1917, Peoria, Illinois. To Rock 
Island Arsenal. Pvt., unassg. Transferred to 4 H. A. M. 0. R. Shop, Camp 
Hancock, May 1, 1918. Sailed from Camp Mills, July 9, 1918, on Mt. Vernon. 
Landed at Brest, France, July 18, 1918. Trained at Limoges, July 24-September 
5, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, August 1, 1918; to Cpl., October 25, 1918; to 
Ord. Sgt., May 8, 1919. Engagements: Verdun, September 26-October 17, 
1918 ; Meuse-Argonne, October 18-November 11, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
France, July 6, 1919, on U. S. S. Scranton. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
July 19, 1919; to Camp Merritt, July 19, 1919; to Camp Grant, July 21, 1919. 
Discharged July 23, 1919. 



326 Livingston County in the World War 

U. S. N. E. F. 

MAGEE, LEWIS E., Cullom, Illinois. Born September 11, 1896, Cullom, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Enlisted June, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Peoria, Illinois, 
June 5, 1918 ; to Camp Perry, Great Lakes, Illinois. S2C., Co. K, U. S. N. R. F. 
Transferred to Crew 1, U. S. N. R. F., Camp River Rouge, Detroit, Michigan, 
July 2, 1918 ; to Crew 10, U. S. N. R. F., Detroit, Michigan, October, 1918. Re- 
leased February 8, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

MAHANNAH, WAYNE, Dwight, Illinois. Born April 20, 1900, Foosland, Illi- 
nois. R. F. D. mail carrier. Enlisted June 1, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized 
July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Houston, 
Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on 
Covington. Landed at Brest, May 24, 1918. Trained at Brest and Bussus, May 
25-July 15, 1918. Engagements: Villers-Bretonneux, July 22- August 4, 1918; 
Albert Front, August 10-19, 1918. Wounded August 19, 1918, Albert, G. S. W. 
broke left ankle ; to Hosp., Rouen, France ; to London, England, August 25, 1918 ; 
in hospital three months. Sailed from Liverpool, England, December 8, 1918, 
on White Star Liner, Celtic. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, December 17, 
1918 ; to Camp Mills, December 18, 1918 ; to Columbus Barracks, Ohio, December 
22, 1918. Discharged February 1, 1919. 

4 Eep. Eeg. 322 M. G. Bn. 11 Inf. 

MAKINSON, JAMES O., Cullom, Illinois. Born November 2, 1894, Charlotte 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Clerk. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt, 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 40 Co., 
J. A. R, T., Camp Merritt, July 15, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 
3, 1918. Trained at Pontvallain, France, August 7-21, 1918 ; at Mayet, August 
21-28, 1918 ; trained with Co. A, 322 M. G. Bn. Transferred to M. G. Co., 11 Inf., 
September 2, 1918. Engagements : St. Mihiel, September 12-16, 1918 ; Verdun 
and Argonne Forest, October 12-31, 1918. Gassed October 31, 1918, Argonne 
Forest ; to Base Hosp. No. 24, Limoges, France, October 31, 1918. Sailed from 
Brest, France, March 12, 1919, on U. S. S. Huntington. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, March 23, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, March 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
April 1, 1919. Discharged April 10, 1919. 

Tr. Bn. 

MANN, GEORGE WILLIAM, Odell, Illinois. Born May 7, 1893, Owego Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Grant, Illinois. Pvt. Transferred to Co. K, Tr. Bn., Camp Hancock, 
Georgia, October 1, 1918 ; to Camp Grant, February 27, 1919. Discharged March 
1, 1919. 



Livingston County in tlie World War 327 

129 Inf. 

MANNOTT, MARTIN J., Flanagan, Illinois. Born February 27, 1918, Nebraska 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Laborer. Enlisted August 21, 1917, Pontiac, Ill- 
inois. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Pro- 
moted to Cpl., June 1, 1918. Sailed from New York, May 10, 1918, on Covington. 
Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : Somme- Amiens Sector, 
with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. 
E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; 
Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist, October 24-November 9, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Of- 
fensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26- 
October 9, 1918;'Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 
10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918- 
April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed 
at New York, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

301 D. B. 

MARCEAU, ORENCE, Fairbury, Illinois. Born April 12, 1896, Sheldon, Illi- 
nois. Mechanic. Enlisted May 4, 1918, Chicago, Illinois ; to Gettysburg, Penn- 
sylvania. Pvt., 301 Depot Co., Camp Colt. Transferred to New Jersey, July 7, 
1918. Discharged December, 1918. Died in Toledo, Ohio, March 12, 1919. 

MARCILLE, EDWARD G., Chatsworth, Illinois. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks. (Further data not available. Service 
record not returned.) 

IT. S. N. B. P. 

MARCUSSEN, MARTIN ANDREW, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 19, 1897, Odell, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted June 1, 1918, Great Lakes N. T. S., Illinois. Mo- 
bilized June 8, 1918, Great Lakes. S2C., U. S. N. R. F. To Receiving Ship 
Morris, New York, July 12, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 15, 
1918, on U. S. S. Northern Pacific. Landed at Brest, France, July 22, 1918. 
Transferred to Naval Aviation Station, Pauillac, France, July 25, 1918 ; remained 
here to May 5, 1919, then transferred to U. S. S. Imperator. To Great Lakes, 
Illinois, September 20, 1919. Released from active duty, September 26, 1919. 
Enlistment expires June 1, 1922. 

MARDIS, WILLIAM BERNARD, Chatsworth, Illinois. Inducted April 28, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (Further information not available. 
Record not returned.) 

313 F. S. Bn. 

MARLAND, JAMES ARTHUR, Odell, Illinois. Born September 20, 1892, We- 
nona, Illinois. Railroad telegrapher. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 



328 . Livingston County in the World War 

nois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. B, 313 Field Signal Bn. Promoted to 
Pvt., 1CL, July 1, 1918. Sailed from New York, August 17, 1918, on Bohemia. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, August 31, 1918. Engagements: Center Sec- 
tor, Alsace, October 12-November 4, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, 
May 20, 1919, on Pastores. Landed at New York, May 29, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, 
Long Island, May 29, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 7, 1919. Discharged 
June 12, 1919. 

46 Inf. 9 Tr. Ildqrs. Troop 

MARLIN, CHESTER, Wilmington, Illinois. Born August 23, 1887, Bradford, 
Ohio. Plumber. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, 
Brent, Kentucky; to Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Alabama. Pvt., Co. M, 
46 Inf. Transferred to Co. A, 9 Train, Hdqrs. Troop, and M. P., Camp Sheri- 
dan, Alabama, August 1, 1918; to Camp Grant, February 5, 1919. Promoted 
to Cpl., September 1, 1918. Discharged March 17, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

22 Engrs. 

MARS, CHARLES W., Shelbyville, Illinois. Born May 23, 1895, Clarksburg, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 27, 1918, Shelbyville, Illinois. To Camp 
Taylor. Pvt., Co. G, 22 Engrs. Transferred to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, In- 
diana ; to Camp Upton, New York. Discharged January 23, 1919, Camp Grant, 
Illinois. 

370 Inf. 

MARSHALL, LEONARD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 9, 1899, St. Louis, Mis- 
souri. Laborer. Enlisted June 22, 1916, Bloomington, Illinois. Mexican Bor- 
der Service: To Springfield, Illinois; to Camp "Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. 
Pvt., Co. C, 8 111. Inf. Promoted to Cpl., July 26, 1916. Mustered from Fed- 
eral Service, September 22, 1916, Springfield, Illinois. World War Service: 
Mobilized July 25, 1917, Peoria Armory. To Camp Logan, Texas. Cpl., Co. C, 
370 Inf. (Formerly 8 111. Inf.) Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, April 
6, 1918, on President Grant. Landed at Brest, France, April 22, 1918. En- 
gagements: Argonne Forest, St. Mihiel, Bois de Montier, Contivel Forest. 
Sailed from Brest, France, February 2, 1919, on LaFrance. Landed at New 
York, February 10, 1919 ; to amp Upton, New York ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. 
Discharged March 28, 1919. 

MARTIN, BEDFORD, Pontiac, Illinois. Enlisted Co. F, 129 Inf. Deserter. 
To Federal Prison, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. 

MARTIN, CHARLIE THOMAS, Fairbury, Illinois. Inducted September 19, 
1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (Further data not available. 
Record not returned.) 



Livingston County in the World War 329 

7 Rep. Reg. 

MARTIN, WILLIAM F., Odell, Illinois. Born October 7, 1887, Odell, Illinois. 
Mechanic. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. 
Pvt, 7 Rep. Reg. Inf. Discharged January 18, 1919, Camp Gordon. 

269 Aero Sqdn. 1st Air Depot 

MASON, CRESS, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 2, 1892, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Mechanic. Enlisted December 15, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To Gerst- 
ner Field. Pvt., 269 Aero Sqdn., A. S. Promoted to CpL, May 10, 1918 ; to 
Sgt., June 1, 1918 ; to Sgt, 1CL, July 7, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jer- 
sey, August 14, 1918, on U. S. S. Matsonia. Landed at Brest, France, August 
26, 1918. Attached to Permanent Sqdn., 1st Air Depot, Colombey-les-Belles, 
France, until departure for U. S. On detached service, January 29-May 20, 
1919. Army of Occupation : Weissenthurm, Germany, May 4-18, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, June 27, 1919, on H. M. T. Manitou. Landed at Pier No. 58, 
New York, July 10, 1919, to Hazelhurst Field, Long Island, July 10, 1919 ; to 
Camp Grant, Illinois, July 20, 1919. Discharged July 22, 1919. 

8. A. T. C. 

MASON, DR. HARRY D., Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 23, 1898, Manville, 
Illinois. Dentist. Inducted October 18, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. T. C., 
Chicago College of Dental Surgery. Discharged December 14, 1918. 

C. A. C. 

MASSEY, BERT A., Streator, Illinois. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. (Further data not available. Record 
not returned.) 

161 D. B. 

MASSION, WILL H., Flanagan, Illinois. Farmer. Born Livingston County, 
Illinois. Thirty and a half years old at time of induction. Inducted May 20, 

1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Appointed Cpl., Sep- 
tember 16, 1918. Pvt., 7 Co., 161 D. B., Camp Grant. Discharged January 4, 

1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. (Taken from Discharge Record, office of Livingston 
County Circuit Clerk. Service Record not returned.) 

C. O. T. S. 1 Inf. Rep. Reg. 

MASTERSON, FRANCIS MARTIN, Fairbury, Illinois. Born October 23, 1891, 
Fairbury, Illinois. Letter carrier. Inducted August 30, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., C. 0. T. S., Camp Gordon. 
Transferred to Co. M, 1 Inf. Rep. Reg., Camp Gordon, October 15, 1918; to 



330 Livingston County in the World War 

Co. K, 1 Inf. Rep. Reg., Camp Gordon, November 26, 1918 ; to 1 Tr. Bn. Ctr., 
Camp Gordon, December 30, 1918; to Hdqrs. Det. Per. Adj. Sec., Camp Gor- 
don, January 17, 1919. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, October 2, 1918. Discharged 
March 30, 1919. 

Prov. Qd. Co. 106 

MATERN, EDWARD P., Cabery, Illinois. Born September 4, 1887, Saune- 
min, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Macon, Georgia. Pvt., 1CL, Provost Guard Co. 106. Discharged 
March 22, 1919, Camp Wheeler. 

2 Prov. Beg. Vet. Ops. 

MATJRER, MARTIN, Forrest, Illinois. Born September 4, 1893, Fairbury, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Vet. Cps., Camp Mogal, 
Centaur, Georgia. Discharged April 30, 1919, Camp Mogal. 

349 Inf. 

MAURITZEN, JAMES A., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born January 6, 1891, Chats- 
worth. Bookkeeper and stock man in garage. Inducted September 4, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Cook, Co. L, 349 Inf. Sailed from 
New York, August 9, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at Southampton, England, 
August 16, 1918. To Dorans, France, August 25-October 16, 1918. Promoted 
to Sgt, October 15, 1918. Engagements: Haute- Alsace, France, October 17- 
November 4, 1918. Sailed from LeMans, France, May 29, 1919, on Rijndam. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 30, 1919 ; to Camp Upton, May 30, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant. Discharged June 12, 1919. 

1st m. Amb. Co. 

MAZUREK, PETER, Odell, Illinois. Enlisted July 31, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. 
1st 111. Amb. Co. (From Livingston County Local Board records. Further 
information not obtainable.) 

4 S. D. Inf. 147 F. A. 55 C. A. C. 

MEEKER, LOREN A., Fairbury, Illinois. Born March 22, 1896, Cropsey : Illi- 
nois. Enlisted July 7, 1917, Brookings, South Dakota. Mobilized August 15, 
1917, Brookings, South Dakota. Pvt., Co. C, 4 S. D. Inf., N. G. Transferred 
to Batt. E, 147 F. A., Camp Green, North Carolina, November 8, 1917. Sailed 
from New York Harbor, January 11, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, January 17, 1918. Trained at LaCourtine, France, February 20- 
March 28, 1918; with Tractor School, April 4-May 3, 1918. Transferred to 



Livingston County in the World War 331 

Batt. E, 55 C. A. C., May 4, 1918. Promoted to Wagoner, September 1, 1918. 
Engagements : Second Battle of Marne ; Operations on the Vesle, August 2-18, 
1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918. Sailed from 
Brest, France, January 10, 1919, on Cretic. Landed at New York, January 22, 
1919 ; to Camp Mills, Long Island, January 22, 1919 ; to Ft. Terry, New York, 
February 8, 1919 ; to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Discharged February 14. 1919. 

68 O. A. C. 

MEIER, HERBERT OSCAR, Dwight, Illinois. Born May 22, 1888, Grundy Co., 
Illinois. Express messenger. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Batt. D, 2 Bn., 68 C. A. C. Promoted to 
Pvt., 1CL, July 10, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, 
on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, August 25, 1918. Trained 
at St. Pardon, Gironde, France. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 
1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919; to 
Camp Mills, February 17, 1919; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 25, 1919; to 
Camp Grant, March 1, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

11 Aero Const. Sqdn. 

MEISENHELDER, FRED, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born October 5, 1897, Chats- 
worth, Illinois Rubber worker. Enlisted February 5, 1918, Bloomington, Illi- 
nois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, February 15, 1918; to Kelly Field, 
Texas. Pvt., 11 Aero. Const. Sqdn. Transferred to Camp Sevier, South Caro- 
lina ; to Mitchell Field. Sailed from New York City, August 9, 1918, on Olympic. 
Landed at Southampton, England, August 16, 1918. Stationed at Winchester, 
England. Sailed from Liverpool, England, March 9, 1919, on Louisville. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, March 22, 1919 ; to Mitchell Field, March 22, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 5, 1919. Discharged April 9, 1919. 

0. S. N. 

MEISENHELDER, HENRY W., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born September 10, 1893, 
Chatsworth, Illinois. Telegraph operator. Enlisted April 21, 1918, Peoria, 
Illinois. To Newport, Rhode Island, April 24, 1918. Radio Elec. 3C1., U. S. N. 
Discharged February 5, 1919, Great Lakes, Illinois. 

68 C. A. C. 

MEISENHELDER, WILLIAM F., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born December 10, 1895, 
Chatsworth, Illinois. Laborer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Sup. Co., 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Bos- 
ton, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, 
London, England, August 25, 1918; to Arveyres, France, September 6, 1918- 



332 Livingston County in the World War 

January 25, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Mat- 
sonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919; to Camp Mills, 
Long Island, February 16, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 28, 1919. 
Discharged March 6, 1919. 

M. C. 

MEISTER, DR. EARL EDWARD, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born February 8, 1895, 
Chatsworth, Illinois. Physician. Commissioned March 12, 1918, Missoula, Mon- 
tana. Mobilized August 22, 1918, Ft. Riley, Kansas. 1st Lt., M. C., M. 0. T. C., 
Co. 41. Transferred to Inf. No. 1, Camp Pike, Arkansas, October 1, 1918; to 
Disability Board, December, 1918; to Camp Exam. Station, Camp Pike, Feb- 
ruary, 1919 ; to Casuals, Camp Grant, Illinois, September 15, 1919. Discharged 
September 17, 1919. 

348 M. G. Bn. 

MEGQUIRE, CHARLES, Chatsworth, Illinois. Inducted September 22, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Lewis, American Lake, Washington. Co. C, 348 
M. G. Bn. (Further data not available. Record not returned.) 

64 M. G. Co. 

MELLAND, ALEX, Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 29, 1892, Livingston Co., 
Illinois. Farmer and carpenter. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri ; to Camp Waco, Texas. Pvt., Prov. Co. Trans- 
ferred to 64 M. G. Co., 7 Div., Camp Waco, June 2, 1918. Promoted to Mech., 
September 20, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 26, 1918, on 
France. Landed at Brest, France, September 3, 1918. Trained at Brest, Sep- 
tember 6-10, 1918. Engagements: Marbache Sector, October 2-10, 1918; 
Puvenelle Sector, October 10-November 11, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, 
June 9, 1919, on America. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 18, 1919; 
to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 25, 1919. Discharged June 26, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

MELLAND, OSCAR, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 8, 1898, Rowe, Illinois. 
Farmer. Enlisted May 31, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Mobil- 
ized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., December, 1918. 
Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed 
at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Sep- 
tember 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gcrcourt, September 26-October 9, 
1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, with XVII French 
Corps on East Bank of Meuse River ; Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, 
July 26- August 6, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Al- 
bert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918. To hospital, Vittel, 



Livingston County in the World War 333 

France, September 29, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, 
December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, 
on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Mer- 
ritt, May 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 
6, 1919. 

2 J. E. D. A. 8. 99 Aero Sqdn. 

MELVIN, WILLIAM E., Fairbury, Illinois. Born June 29, 1898, Wing, Illi- 
nois. Enlisted February 9, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Mis- 
souri, February 11, 1918; to Kelley Field, Texas. Pvt., 18 Co. A. S. Trans- 
ferred to 2d June Rep. Det., May 12, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jer- 
sey, May 25, 1918, on Henry R. Mallory. Landed at Bordeaux, France, June 
9, 1918. Transferred to 99 Aero Sqdn. Engagements: St. Mihiel Drive; 
Argonne-Meuse Drive, October 9, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France. May 
12, 1919, on Panaman. Landed at New York, May 23, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, 
May 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 9, 1919. Discharged June 12, 1919. 

3. A. T. O. 

MENG, GERALD E., Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 17, 1898, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Clerk. Inducted October 7, 1918, Portland, Oregon. Pvt., S. A. T. C., Reed Col- 
lege. Discharged December 14, 1918, Portland, Oregon. 

MERRILL, PERCY H., Fairbury, Illinois. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (Further data not available. Record not 
returned.) 

129 Inf. 65 Brig. Hdqrs. 

MERRIMAC, GEORGE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 21, 1895, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Farmer. Enlisted June 4, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., 33 Div. To Camp Logan, Houston, 
Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, 
on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at 
Brest, May 24-31, 1918. Transferred to 65 Brig. Hdqrs., May 31, 1918; re- 
turned to Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., September 20, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., June 1, 
1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 
1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, 
Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps, on East 
Bank of Meuse River ; Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26- August 6, 
1918; Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, 
Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist, October 24- 
November 9, 1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, No- 
vember 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, Decem- 
ber 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. 



334 Livingston County in the World War 

Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919; to Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged 
June 6, 1919. 

15 Engrs. 5 Sappers 110 Engrs. 

MERRITT, LAWRENCE, Dwight, Illinois. Born May 21, 1897, Wenona, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted September 4, 1918, Hoopeston, Illinois. To Camp Forrest, 
Georgia. Pvt., 15 Engrs., (Rep. Troops.) Transferred to 5 Sappers, Camp For- 
rest, October 22, 1918. Promoted to Acting Sgt., October 28, 1918. Sailed from 
Camp Merritt, New Jersey, October 31, 1918, on U. S. A. T. George Washington. 
Landed at Brest, France, November 9, 1918. Trained at Angers, France, Novem- 
ber 12-December 20, 1918. Transferred to 110 Engrs., 35 Div., December 20, 

1918. Sailed from Brest, France, April 9, 1919, on U. S. S. New Jersey. Landed 
at Boston, Massachusetts, April 24, 1919 ; to Camp Devens, Massachusetts, April 
24, 1919. Discharged April 29, 1919. 

349 M. G. Co. Med. Det. 

MESSERSMITH, EARL, Van Buren, Indiana. Born October 8, 1887, Grant Co., 
Indiana. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 349 M. G. Co. Transferred to Med. Det., Base Hosp., Camp 
Dodge, October 15, 1917. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, December 20, 1917 ; to Cpl., 
September 20, 1918 ; to Sgt., November 17, 1918. Discharged March 31, 1919, 
Camp Dodge. 

68 C. A. O. 

METTA, JAMES, Dwight, Illinois. Born October 18, 1889, 'Clarke City, Illi- 
nois. Agent, Express Company. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Batt. C, 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, 
Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, 
London, England, August 29, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 

1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919; to 
Camp Mills; to Camp Grant. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

349 Inf. 345 Inf. 119 F. A. 

METZ, ALFRED, Forrest, Illinois. Born October 18, 1892, Forrest, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. I, 349 Inf. Transferred to Sup. Co., 345 Inf., Camp Pike, 
Arkansas, November 19, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 20, 
1918, on Euripides. Landed at Liverpool, England, July 2, 1918. Trained at 
La Courtine, France, July 10-26, 1918. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 119 F. A., 
July 26, 1918. Engagements: Oisne-Marne Offensive, August 19-24, 1918; 
Oisne-Aisne Offensive, August 27-September 11, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 
September 26-November 7, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, April 9, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 335 

Landed at Long Island, May 1, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, May 1, 1919. Discharged 
May 7, 1919. 

123 Inf. 30 Inf. 

METZ, BENJAMIN, Forrest, Illinois. Born December 30, 1894, Forrest, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. I, 123 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 11, 
1918, on Plattsburg. Landed at Brest, France, October 23, 1918. Transferred 
to Co. D, 30 Inf., 3 Div., November 12, 1918. Army of Occupation: Mayen, 
Germany, December 15, 1918-March 13, 1919. Sailed from LeHavre, France, 
April 4, 1919, on Rochambeau. Landed at New York, April 14, 1919 ; to Camp 
Mills, April 14, 1919 ; discharged April 19, 1919. 

2 Prov. Beg. 123 Inf. 83 Div. 49 Inf. 3 Div. 38 Inf. 1 Eep. Dep. 

METZ, LEWIS E., Forrest, Illinois. Born November 8, 1895, Forrest, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. F, 123 Inf., Camp Wheeler, July 
17, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 11, 1918, on U. S. S. Platts- 
burg. Landed at Brest, France, October 21, 1918. Transferred to Hdqrs., 83 
Div., October 26, 1918 ; to 3 Bn., 49 Inf., October 30, 1918 ; to 3 Div., November 
7, 1918 ; to M. G. Co., 38 Inf., November 7, 1918 ; to 1 Eep. Depot, St. Aignan, 
France, March 28, 1919 ; to Spec. Cas. Co. 3455, St. Aignan, April 4, 1919. Army 
of Occupation: December 17, 1918-March 28, 1919. Sailed from LeHavre, 
France, April 16, 1919, on LaTourraine. Landed at New York, April 26, 1919 ; 
to Camp Mills, April 26, 1919. Discharged April 29, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

METZ, WILLIAM, Elmwood, Illinois. Born February 17, 1888, Forrest, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Enlisted August 1, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf., 
33 Div. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Promoted to 
Cook, December 20, 1917. Sailed from Camp Upton, New York, May 10, 1918, on 
U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements: 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux- 
Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, 
October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River ; 
Somme- Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26- August 6, 1918 ; Albert 
Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, 
September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist, October 24-November 9, 
1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 
1918. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 20, 1918-April 
27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at 
New York, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 
2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 



336 Livingston County in the World War 

G. S. Inf. 

METZ, WILLIAM K., Forrest, Illinois. Born November 25, 1897, Forrest, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Enlisted June 24, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri, June 26, 1918. Bugler, 18 Co., Gen. Ser. Inf. Discharged March 15, 
1919, Jefferson Barracks. 

123 Inf. 

METZEN, MATHEW H., Kempton, Illinois. Born September 7, 1890, Saune- 
min, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt, Co. I, 123 Inf. Discharged November 22, 1918, Camp 
Wheeler. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 47 Inf. 

MEYER, ALBERT H., Forrest, Illinois. Born January 11, 1893, Congerville, 
Illinois. Cement worker. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., M. G. Co., 349 Inf. > Transferred to Co. A, 346 Inf., 
Camp Pike, Arkansas, November 19, 1917; to Cas. Co., Camp Merritt, New 
Jersey, June 11, 1918. Sailed from New York City, June 20, 1918, on Delta. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, July 14, 1918; to Southampton, England; to 
France. Transferred to Co. I, 47 Inf., June 19, 1918 ; to Co. A, 47 Inf., July 17, 
1918 ; to Hdqrs. Co., 47 Inf., August 28, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, October 
24, 1918. Engagements: Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 18-August 2, 1918; 
Vesle, August 7-12, 1918 ; Toulon Sector, September 6-10, 1918 ; St, Mihiel, Sep- 
tember 12-16, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne, September 26-October 19, 1918. Army of 
Occupation : Adenau, Germany, December 18, 1918-April 16, 1919 ; to Remagen, 
Germany, April 18-May 28, 1919 ; Wallendan, Germany, June 1-July 11, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, July 16, 1919, on U. S. S. Mobile. Landed at New 
York, July 26, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, Long Island, July 27, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, July 31, 1919. Discharged August 4, 1919. 

2 Prov. Reg. 122 Inf. 116 Inf. 

MEYEK, JOE, Cayuga, Illinois. Born January 2, 1889, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Cas., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. B, 122 Inf., 31 Div., Camp Wheeler, 
August, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 7, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Kroonland. Landed at Brest, France, October 19, 1918. Trained at Foul- 
letourte, October 27, 1918-May 7, 1919. Transferred to Co. G, 116 Inf., 29 Div., 
November 9, 1918. To hospital, Bourbonne-les-Bains, November 29, 1918-Jan- 
uary 5, 1919, influenza. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, April 28, 1919, on U. S. 
S. Matsonia. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, May 20, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart, 
Virginia, May 20, 1919 ; to Camp Lee, Virginia, May 24, 1919 ; to Camp Grant. 
Discharged June 5, 1919. 




1. Bird's-Eye View of St. Mihiel. 

2. Diekirch, Luxemburg. View of Esplanade showing St. Laurent Cathedral. Troops of 33d Div. 
Hdqrs. in the foreground. Dec. 24, 1918. 

3. King George Visits the 33d Div. and Distributes Medals. Left to right: Gen. John J. Pershing. 
Gen. Tasker H. Bliss, Maj. Gen. George Bell, Jr., King George, Gen. Holman, (British) and Maj. 
Ford Hamilton, (British). Molliens-au-Bois, France, Aug. 6, 1918. 

4. Narrow Gauge Train. Trucks of 108 Supply Tr. in background. Diekirch, Luxemburg, Dec. 
24, 1918. 

5. Entry of first American Troops into German territory, swinging past the border part of Alsace near 
Sennheim, May 29, 1918. Co. A., 125 Inf. 




1. Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., headed by their band. Names of nearby towns painted on the buildings by 
the Germans. Conflans, Metz Sector, Dec. 9, 1918. 

2. 132 Inf. in front line trenches taking advantage of camouflage left by 'Germans. The Meuse sep- 
arates these men from the German line, about 1200 yards distant. Forges, Meuse, France, Oct. 3, 1918. 

3. Chateau Thierry. An aeroplane view giving a good idea of the town around which so much fighting 
took place before its capture by the Americans and French. 

4. Members of 132 Inf.. 33d Div., billeted in dugouts near ammunition dumps. Lermonville, Meuse, 
France, Sept. 15, 1918. 

5. Men of 108 Field Signal Bn. stringing telephone wires to headquarters. Hotel des Ardennes, 
Diekirch, Luxemburg, Dec. 24, 1918. 



Livingston County in tlie World War 337 

311 M. G. Bn. 1 Antl-Aircraf t Bn. 

MEYER, OTTO, Woodwardville, Maryland. Born January 7, 1894, Elizabeth- 
ton, Tennessee. Farmer. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Meade, Maryland. Pvt., Co. C, 311 M. G. Bn. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
July 8, 1918, on Leviathan. Landed at Brest, France, July 15, 1918. Trained 
at Pontlevoy, France, August 26-September 9, 1918, with M. G. Co., 161 Inf. 
Transferred to 1 Anti-Aircraft M. G. Bn., Co. C, September 18, 1918. Engage- 
ments: Toul Sector, September 18-November 11, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offen- 
sive, September 26-October 11, 1918 ; Meuse Moselle, November 11, 1918. Sailed 
from Bordeaux, France, April 23, 1919, on Housitanic. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, May 6, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, New York, May 6, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, May 15, 1919. Discharged May 20, 1919. 

MEYERS, ALBERT, Chatsworth, Illinois. ( Could not be located. All mail re- 
turned unclaimed.) 

M. C. 

MIDDLETON, DR. ALONZO B., Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 3, 1876, Lynn- 
ville, Illinois. Physician. Commissioned 1st Lt., M. R. C., Ft. Benjamin Har- 
rison, Indiana, August 23, 1917. Transferred to 90th Div., Camp Travis, Texas, 
November 22, 1917 ; to Base Hosp., Camp Travis, March 9, 1918 ; to Special 
Medical Examining Board, Camp Travis, March 9, 1918. Promoted to Captain, 
M. C., December 5, 1917 ; to Major, M. R. C., March, 1919. Discharged February 
28, 1919. 

S. A. T. C. O. T. C. 

MIES, LEO J., Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 6, 1899, Saunemin, Illinois. 
Student. Inducted October 19, 1918, Urbana, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. T. C., Uni- 
versity of Illinois. Transferred to Camp MacArthur, Texas. Candidate, Co. M, 
0. T. C. Discharged December 3, 1918, Camp MacArthur. 

3 Inf. 

MIGLJARINE, FILIBERTO, Dwight, Illinois. Born June 16, 1886, Veneri, Italy. 
Ice cream dealer. Inducted May 20, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri ; to Del Rio, Texas, May 26, 1918. Pvt., Co. D, 3 Inf. Discharged 
March 20, 1919, Del Rio, Texas. 

4 Rep. Reg. 162 Sup. Co. 126 Inf. 

MILBURN, RALPH J., Flanagan, Illinois. Born September 25, 1894, Brown- 
town, Wisconsin. Salesman. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. Cpl., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Transferred to 40 Co., 4 Rep. 
Reg., July 1, 1918; to 162 Sup. Co., Centres, France, September 1, 1918; to Co. 



338 Livingston County in the World War 

F, 126 Inf., 32 Div., Argonne Forest, October 2, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, Eng- 
land, August 4, 1918. Engagements : Argonne, November 1-11, 1918. Army of 
Occupation: Anhausen, Germany, December 10, 1918-January 15, 1919; Sal- 
hausen, Germany, January 15-April 15, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, April 
28, 1919, on F. J. Lukenback. Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, May 14, 1919 ; 
to Camp Devens, May 14, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 25, 1919. Discharged May 
25, 1919. 

F. A. E. D. 

MILLER, ALFRED B., Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 5, 1902, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Enlisted June 2, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, 
Missouri, June 8, 1918. To Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. Pvt., Batt. A, 
2 Bn., 1st Reg. F. A. R. D. Transferred to Batt. B, 1 Bn., 1st Reg. F. A. R. D. ; 
to 8 Batt., 0. A. R. D. Sailed from New York City, October 26, 1918, on Lap- 
land. Landed at Liverpool, England, November 9, 1918. Transferred to 4 Batt., 
F. A. R. R., Camp Hunt, France ; to 161 Co. Trains Guard Service. Sailed from 
St. Nazaire, France, June 26, 1919, on Mongolia. Landed at Boston, Massachu- 
setts, July 6, 1919; to Camp Devens, July 6, 1919; to Camp Grant, July 10, 
1919. Discharged July 16, 1919. 

121 Inf. 

MILLER, BERT, Odell, Illinois. Born February 17, 1890, Velpen, Indiana. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Macon, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. H, 121 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 5, 

1918, on Crizaba. Landed at Brest, France, October 15, 1918. To hospital, 
LeMans, France, November 8, 1918, sickness. Sailed from Brest, France, Jan- 
uary 5, 1919, on S. S. Belgic. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, January 15, 
1919 ; to Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, January 20, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 18, 

1919. Discharged May 21, 1919. 

R. O. T. C. 132 Inf. 303 Inf. 47 Inf. 

MILLER, FRANCIS L., Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 7, 1895, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Student, Lake Forest College. Enlisted May 1, 1917, Ft. Logan H. Root, 
Arkansas. First R. 0. T. C. Commissioned 2d Lt., Inf., August 15, 1917. Trans- 
ferred to 132 Inf., Camp Logan, Texas, September, 1917; to 303 Inf., Camp 
Devens, Massachusetts, December, 1917; to 47 Inf., in France, July, 1918. 
Sailed from Montreal, Canada, July 7, 1918, on City of Poona. Landed at Lon- 
don, England, July 20, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel Offensive, September 
12, 1918 ; Argonne-Meuse Offensive, September 26, 1918. Wounded September 
28, 1918, Argonne ; explosive M. G. bullet blew up right femur. To Base Hosp. 
No. 7, Tours, France, October 7, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, Feb- 



Livingston County in tine World War 339 

ruary 6, 1919, on Kroonland. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, February 18, 
1919; to U. S. Gen. Hosp., Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, March 10, 1919. (Apologizes 
for failure to give service in Army of Occupation, but says he ' ' was going strong 
when hit. ' ') Discharged September 27, 1920. 

U. S. N. E. T. 

MILLER, GEORGE A., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born March 23, 1897, Chatsworth, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted June 3, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Great Lakes, Illi- 
nois. F3C., U. S. N. R. F., N. T. S., Great Lakes, Illinois. Transferred to Naval 
Operating Base, Hampton Roads, Virginia, July 3, 1918 ; to U. S. S. Alabama, 
July 12, 1918 ; to U. S. S. Munwood, October 15, 1918. Promoted to F2C., Sep- 
tember 1, 1918. Sailed from Baltimore, Maryland, November 27, 1918, on U. S. 
S. Munwood. Landed at Nantes, France, January 10, 1919. Sailed from Nantes, 
January 31, 1919. Landed at Baltimore, Maryland, February 18, 1919. Re- 
leased from active duty on board U. S. S. Munwood, February 27, 1919, Balti- 
more. 

124 Engrs. 

MILLER, HOWARD A., Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 4, 1896, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Teamster. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp For- 
rest, Georgia. Pvt, 1C1., Co. A, 124 Engrs. To Camp Custer, Battle Creek, 
Michigan, December 26, 1918. Discharged December 27, 1918. 

161 D. B. M. O. Co. Tr. Bn. 

MILLER, ROBERT JOHN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 5, 1895, Nevada Twp., 
Illinois. Mechanic. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 13 Co., 161 D. B. Transferred to M. G. Co., Camp Hancock, 
September 30, 1918 ; to Co. L, Tr. Bn. Promoted to Cpl., January 2, 1919. To 
Camp Grant; discharged March 1, 1919. 

121 Inf. 327 Inf. 

MILLER, WILLIAM H., Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 27, 1893, Owego Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. A, 121 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, October 5, 1918, on Orizaba. Landed at Brest, France, October 15, 
1918. Transferred to Co. A, 327 Inf., 2 Div., LeMans, France. Trained at 
Champlitte, France, November 12, 1918-February 27, 1919. Sailed from Bor- 
deaux, France, May 7, 1919, on Walter A. Luckenbach. Landed at New York, 
May 18, 1919 ; to Camp Upton, May 18, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 23, 1919. 
Discharged May 27, 1919. 

Tr. School 5 P. O. D. Bn. 

MILNE, ALEXANDER GEORGE, Fairbury, Illinois. Born December 29, 1888, 
Cook Co., Illinois. Florist. Inducted June 15, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Peoria, 



340 Livingston County in the World War 

Illinois. Pvt., School for Mechanics, Camp Bradley. Transferred to 1st Co., 
5 P. 0. D. Bn., Camp Hancock, Georgia, August 13, 1918 ; to Camp Merritt, New 
Jersey, August 25, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 31, 1918, 
on Derbyshire. Landed at Glasgow, Scotland, September 13, 1918. Trained at 
Mehren, France, September 21-October 11, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, 
June 5, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at New York, June 12, 1919 ; to Mitchell 
Field, Long Island, June 12, 1919. Discharged June 17, 1919. 

Y. M. C. A. 

MILNE, GEORGE E., Morrison, Illinois. Born January 10, 1878, Morrison, 
Illinois. Pharmacist. Enlisted June 23, 1918, Dixon, Illinois. To Lake Geneva, 
Wisconsin, Business Sec'y, Y. M. C. A. Transferred to Y. M. C. A., Camp 
Funston, July 23, 1918. Promoted to Building Sec'y, December, 1918. Dis- 
charged March 14, 1919. 

MILROY, WILLIAM, 'Chatsworth, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

63 C. A. C. 2 Inf. 

MILSTEAD, ROSCOE C., Ft. Benton, Montana. Born June 25, 1895, Getaway, 
Ohio. Farmer. Enlisted May 6, 1917, Missoula, Montana. To Ft. George 
Wright, Spokane, Washington, May 8, 1917. Pvt., 63 C. A. C. Transferred to 
Ft. McDowell, May 28, 1917 ; to Co. K, 2 Inf., Ft. Shafter, Hawaiian Islands. 
Sailed from Ft. McDowell, California, June 5, 1917, on Sheridan. Landed at 
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, June 15, 1917. Trained at Ft. Shafter, June 15, 
1917-June 28, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., December 1, 1918. Sailed from Ft. 
Shafter, H. I., June 28, 1918, on Thomas. Landed at Ft. McDowell, July 7, 
1918 ; to -Camp Fremont, California, July 7, 1918 ; to Camp Dodge, Iowa, Sep- 
tember, 1918 ; helping to train 19 Div., Camp Dodge, at time of Armistice ; dis- 
charged July 3, 1919, Ft. Russell, Wyoming. 

5 Rep. Keg. Mil. Spec. Co. 116 Inf. 417 Sup. Tr. M. T. C. 

MINARD, HARRY R., Long Point, Illinois. Born April 3, 1892, Long Point, 
Illinois. Farmer and tractor operator. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia. Pvt., 50 Co., 5 Rep. Reg. Promoted to Sgt. 
June 17, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, July 23, 1918, on Beltana 
Landed at London, England, August 8, 1918. Trained at St. Aignan, France, 
August 15-September 27, 1918. Transferred to Military Spec. Co., August 20, 
1918 ; to Co. B, 116 Sup. Tr., September 1, 1918 ; to 417 Sup. Tr., September 15, 
1918 ; to Service Park Unit No. 307, M. T. C., October 4, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., 
Q. M. C., September 1, 1918 ; to Sgt., 1CL, June 27, 1919. Engagements : Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive and Defensive, September 26-November 11, 1918. Army of 
Occupation: Weise-Heimback, Germany, December 12, 1918- April 24, 1919; 
Mayen, Germany, April 24-August 10, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, August 



Livingston County in the World War 341 

15, 1919, on Ostego. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, August 28, 1919; to 
Camp Merritt, New Jersey, August 28, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, September 
6, 1919. Discharged September 9, 1919. 

MINER, MAX DILLARD, Cornell, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

10 F. A. 

MISCHE, EDWARD, Marquette, Michigan. Born July 25, 1892, St. James, 
Minnesota. Leather worker. Enlisted May 5, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp 
Jones, Douglas, Arizona, May 15, 1917. Bugler, Batt. C, 10 F. A. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, April 23, 1918, on U. S. S. Tenadores. Landed at Bor- 
deaux, France, May 7, 1918. Trained at Coetquidam, May 23-July 6, 1918. En- 
gagements: Chateau-Thierry, July 9-14, 1918; Champagne-Marne Defensive, 
July 15-18, 1918; Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 18-August 6, 1918; Training 
period, Gondrecourt Area, August 19-September 4, 1918; St. Mihiel Offensive, 
September 12, 1918. Wounded September 12, 1918, St. Mihiel ; left arm severely 
wounded. To Bed Cross Hosp. No. 1, Paris, from Field Hosp., September 14, 
1918. Sailed from Brest, France, March 16, 1919, on U. S. S. North Carolina. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, March 27, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, March 27, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 3, 1919. Discharged April 9, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

MISCHE, WILLIAM, JR., Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 7, 1896, St. James, 
Minnesota. Shoemaker. Enlisted July 7, 1915, Elgin, Illinois. Mexican Border 
Service : Mobilized at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, July 6, 1916. Pvt., Co. E, 3 111. 
Inf., N. G. Discharged February 23, 1917, Ft. Sheridan. World War Service : 
Mobilized September 16, 1917, Camp Logan, Texas. Pvt., Co. E, 129 Inf. 
(formerly 3 111. Inf., N. G.) Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, September 25, 1917; to 
Cpl., October 12, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on 
Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements: Class A 
Offensives Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Dan- 
nevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat 
Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse 
River. Class B Offensives Somme- Amines Sector with Australian Corps, July 
26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; 
Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Disk, 
October 24-November 9, 1918; Marchevillc, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aul- 
nois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, De- 
cember 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on Le- 
viathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, May 
22, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 



342 Livingston County in the World War 

161 D. B. 

MITCHELL, GEORGE D., Odell, Illinois. Born May 25, 1896, Centralia, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Grant, 
Illinois. Pvt., 161 D. B. Discharged December 11, 1918, Camp Grant. 

Med. Dept. 

MITCHELL, IVAN JUSTIN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 1, 1893, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Bank Clerk. Inducted May 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Chicago, Illinois. 
Pvt., Medical Dept., Medical Supply Depot. Transferred to Army Sanitary 
Train No. 1, Camp Stuart, Virginia, September 25, 1918 ; to Debarkation Hosp. 
No. 51, National Soldiers' Home, Virginia, December 20, 1918. To Camp Hill, 
Virginia, April 18, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 24, 1919. Discharged 
April 26, 1919. 

2 Prov. Beg. 124 Inf. 

MITCHELL, KENNETH JEFFREY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 10, 1894, 
Esmen Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp "Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Beg. Transferred to 
Co. C, 124 Inf., Camp Wheeler, July 14, 1918; to Camp Mills; to hospital, 
October 9, 1918, with influenza ; pneumonia and empyema developed ; to Camp 
Grant, February 11, 1919. Discharged March 1, 1919. 

129 Inf. 320 Inf. 

MITTEN, WAYNE BENNETT, Fairbury, Illinois. Born July 11, 1893, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Merchant. Enlisted May 23, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized 
July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 
13, 1917. Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf. Promoted to Cpl., November, 1917 ; to 
Sgt, January 21, 1918. Sailed from New York, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Cov- 
ington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : Somme- Amiens 
Sector, July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert Sector, August 11-20, 1918; Verdun 
Sector, September 7-26, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, October 11-21, 1918. To hospital, 
Vittel, France, October 23, 1918, sickness. Transferred to Co. D, 320 Inf., No- 
vember 3, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, May 19, 1919, on Mobile. Landed 
at New York, May 30, 1919 ; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, May 30, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, June 8, 1919. Discharged June 11, 1919. 

Tr. Det. Evac. Ami). Co. 67 

MOFFETT, MERTON J., Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 20, 1896, Livingston Co., 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted August 15, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Chicago, Ill- 
inois. Pvt., Tr. Det., Lewis Institute. Transferred to Evac. Amb. Co. 67, Camp 
Crane, October 14, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, November 13, 1918, 



Livingston County in the World War 343 

on Cedric. Landed at Liverpool, England, November 24, 1918; to LeHavre, 
France, November 26, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, January 31, 1919; to 
"Wagoner, February 22, 1919. Transferred to Base 120, March 15, 1919. Sailed 
from St. Nazaire, June 28, 1919, on Marica Philadelphia. Landed at Brooklyn, 
New York, July 9, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, July 9, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, July 15, 1919. Discharged July 18, 1919. 

IT. S. N. R. F. 

MONK, RALPH, Alma, Michigan. Born November 29, 1896, Flanagan, Illi- 
nois. Supt., Production Booths, Buick Motor Co. Enlisted June 4, 1918, Detroit, 
Michigan. To Great Lakes, Illinois. S2C., Co. 233, U. S. N. R. F., Camp Far- 
ragut ; Co. F, Camp Dewey, June 11, 1918 ; Co. P, Camp Ross, July 16, 1918 ; 
to Co. F, 2 Reg., Camp Logan, July 19, 1918 ; to Co. B, Mt. Pleasant Rifle Range, 
Mt. Pleasant, South 'Carolina, August 29, 1918. Qualified as Lewis and Colt M. 
G. Instructor ; made both Navy and Army rifle expert on the range. Released 
from active duty, subject to call. 

129 Inf. 

MONTGOMERY, CARL OTTO, Pontiac, Illinois. Enlisted July 12, 1917, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Sgt., Q. M. C., Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf. (Further information not avail- 
able. All mail returned unclaimed.) 

4 Rep. Reg. 83 Div. 

MONTGOMERY, STEWARD K., Cullom, Illinois. Born May 13, 1890, Cullom, 
Illinois. Auto repairing. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Transferred to 40 Co., J. A. R. T. 
Sailed from New York, July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liver- 
pool, England, August 3, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France, August 9-September 
2, 1918. Transferred to Hdqrs. Troop, 83 Div., September 2, 1918. Promoted to 
Wagoner. Sailed from Brest, France, July 13, 1919, on U. S. S. America. Landed 
at New York, July 23, 1919; to Camp Merritt, July 23, 1919; to Camp Grant, 
July 25, 1919. Discharged July 29, 1919. 

122 F. A. 

MOORE, BURDETTE, Odell, Illinois. Born April 23, 1896, Odell, Illinois. Sub- 
station operator. Enlisted April 13, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 
1917, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas. Pvt., Batt. B, 122 
F. A. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 27, 1918, on Kashmir. Landed at 
Liverpool, England, June 8, 1918. Trained at Valdahon, France, June 17- 
August 21, 1918. Engagements: Toul Sector, August 26-September 11, 1918; 
St. Mihiel, September 12-15, 1918 ; Argonne, Verdun, September 26-October 1, 
1918; Meuse, Verdun, November 1-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Bissen, 



344 Livingston County in the World War 

Luxemburg, January 3-May 4, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 16, 1919, 
on America. Landed at New York, May 24, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, May 24, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, June 5, 1919. Discharged June 7, 1919. 

MOORE, CECIL, L., Pontiac, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

3 Inf. 

MOORE, CHARLES W., Odell, Illinois. Born December 28, 1893, Odell, Illi- 
nois. Grocery clerk. Inducted May 20, 1918; Pontiac, Illinois, To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri; to Del Rio, Texas, May 26, 1918. Pvt., Co. A, 3 Inf. Sta- 
tioned at Del Rio, Texas ; El Paso, Texas ; Nogales, Arizona ; Marfa, Texas ; 
Eagle Pass, Texas ; transferred to M. G. Co., 3 Inf., April 17, 1919. Discharged 
at Camp Eagle Pass, Texas, September 20, 1919. 

284 Aero Sqdn. 302 Aero Sqdn. 

MOORE, JAMES, Forrest, Illinois. Born September 24, 1887, Flora, Illinois. 
Clerk. Enlisted November 20, 1917, Belleville, Illinois. To Scott Field. Pvt., 
Aero Tr. Sqdn. Transferred to 284 Aero Sqdn., Carleston Field, Arcadia, Flor- 
ida, February 18, 1918 ; to 302 Aero Sqdn., Carleston Field, September 24, 1918. 
Promoted to Cpl., January 14, 1918 ; to Chauf ., June 1, 1918 ; to Sgt, September 
24, 1918 ; to Chauf., 1CL, November 19, 1918. To Camp Zachary Taylor, Ken- 
tucky, June 14, 1919. Discharged June 20, 1919. 

129 Inf. Q. M. C. 

MOORE, PAUL, Mt. Pulaski, Illinois. Born August 31, 1896, Mt. Pulaski, Ill- 
inois. Laborer. Enlisted June 20, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican Berder Ser- 
vice : Mobilized June 23, 1916, Springfield, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf. To 
Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. Mustered from Federal Service, February 21, 
1917. World War Service : Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. (formerly 3 
111. Inf.) Transferred to Q. M. C. Depot., 325 Remount Depot, February 26, 1916. 
Discharged February 21, 1919, Camp Logan. 

129 Inf. 

MOREHART, CHARLES LOWELL, Saunemin, Illinois. Born February 19, 1896. 
Saunemin, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted July 28, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., 1C1., Co. F, 129 Inf. Discharged Feb- 
ruary 25, 1918, physical disability incurred in line of duty. 

196 Aero Sqdn. C. O. T. S. 

MOREHART, MYRON M., Saunemin, Illinois. Born May 26, 1897, Saunemin, 
Illinois. Salesman. Enlisted November 17, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. 



Livingston County in the World War 345 

To Gerstner Field, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 196 Aero Sqdn., December 5, 1917 ; 
to C. 0. T. S., Co. 25, Camp Gordon, Georgia, September 15, 1918. Promoted 
to Sgt., A. S., December 5, 1917 ; to Sgt., 1CL, A. S., May 10, 1918. Discharged 
December 4, 1918, Camp Gordon. 

MORGAN, GEORGE, Fairbury, Illinois. Enlisted Ft. McDowell, California. 
(Service record not returned.) 

339 F. A. 

MORRIS, ALBERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 18, 1890, Columbia, Ken- 
tucky. Farmer. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Batt. D, 339 F. A. Sailed from Camp Mills, New York, August 24, 
1918, on Empress of Britain. Landed at Liverpool, England, September 4, 1918. 
Trained at St. Amant, France, September 17-November 1, 1918. Sailed from 
Camp Genicourt, January 23, 1919, on Siboney. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, February 1, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, New York, February 1, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, February 5, 1919. Discharged February 12, 1919. 



Tr. Det. Sig. Cps. 

MORRIS, CLARENCE RAY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 30, 1889, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Inducted August 15, 1918, Detroit, Michigan. To Valparaiso, Indiana. 
Pvt., U. S. Trades School, Yonkers, New York. Transferred to Signal Corps, 
Camp Vail, New Jersey, October 28, 1918. Discharged January 16, 1919, Camp 
Custer, Michigan. 

Q. M. C. 

MORRIS, FRED LEE, Cornell, Illinois. Born March 9, 1889, Cornell, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Cpl., Q. M. C. Discharged May 14, 1919, Camp Dodge. 



68 C. A. C. 

MORRIS, HARRY WALKER, Fairbury, Illinois. Born February 11, 1895, Mt. 
Olive, Illinois. Foreman over drivers at mine. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 1C1., Batt. 4, 68 C. A. C. Sailed 
from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Til- 
bury Docks, London, England, August 27, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, 
September 3, 1918-February 3, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 
3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at New York, February 16, 1919 ; to Camp 
Mills, February 16, 1919; to Camp Grant, February 23, 1919. Discharged 
March 6, 1919. 



346 Livingston County in the World War 

313 Engrs. Med. Dept. 

MORRIS, WILLIAM C., Fairbury, Illinois. Born March 2, 1892, Mt. Olive, 
Illinois. Mine foreman. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. D, 313 Engrs. Transferred to Med. Dept., Ft. Riley, 
Kansas, May 23, 1918; to Med. Dept., Camp Knox, Kentucky, December 3, 1918. 
Discharged January 14, 1919, Camp Knox. 

Tr. Det. 144 Engrs. E. O. T. S. 159 D. B. 

MORRISH, GLEN HAROLD, Chicago, Illinois. Born May 23, 1897, Beacon, 
Iowa. Motor mechanic. Inducted September 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Chi- 
cago, Illinois. Pvt., Unassg., U. S. Tr. Det., Armour Institute. Transferred to 
144 Engr. Troops, Camp Shelby, Mississippi, October 28, 1918 ; to E. 0. T. S., 
Camp Humphreys, Virginia, November 6, 1918; to 144 Engrs., Camp Shelby, 
Mississippi, November 12, 1918 ; to 10 Co., 3 Tr. Bn., 159 D. B., Camp Taylor, 
Kentucky, December 13, 1918. Promoted to 1st Sgt., Engrs. Troops, October 
31, 1918 ; to Sgt., Co. B, 144 Engrs., November 20, 1918. Discharged December 
19, 1918, Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. 

161 D. B. 311 Amm. Tr. 

MORRISON, EARL 0., Chicago, Illinois. Born February 6, 1890, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Pharmacist. Inducted May 25, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp Grant, 
Illinois. Pvt., 161 D. B. Transferred to 311 Amm. Tr., Camp Grant, June 24, 
1918. Promoted to Cpl., July 1, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, Sep- 
tember 25, 1918, on Rhesus. Landed at Liverpool, England, October 7, 1918 ; at 
Cherbourg, France, October 10, 1918. Trained at Camp Hunt, LeCorneaux, 
France, October 13-December 21, 1918. Ordered to Front, November 1, 1918 ; 
order cancelled on account of Armistice. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, Jan- 
uary 16, 1919, on U. S. S. Zeelandia. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, Jan- 
uary 29, 1919 ; to amp Stuart, Virginia, January 29, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, February 3, 1919. Discharged February 8, 1919. 

344 Inf. 132 Inf. 

MORRISON, FRANK, Cornell, Illinois. Born December 8, 1887, Cornell, Illi- 
nois. Inducted September 5, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp Grant, Illinois. 
Pvt., Co. H, 344 Inf. Transferred to Co. K, 132 Inf., Camp Logan, Texas, No- 
vember 5, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 16, 1918, on Mt. Vernon. 
Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offen- 
sive, September 26-October 20, 1918 ; Ace of Vaden, Verdun, Hamel, St. Hi- 
laire, Marcheville, June 23-November 11, 1918. Gassed October 14, 1918. Army 
of Occupation: Burglinster, Luxemburg, December 12, 1918-April 26, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, May 8, 1919, on Mt. Vernon. Landed at Hoboken, 



Livingston County in the World War 347 

New Jersey, May 17, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, New York, May 17, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, May 27, 1919. Discharged June 3, 1919. 

349 Inf. 376 Aero Sqdn. 

MORRISON, IVAN G., Fairbury, Illinois. Born August 11, 1893, Pairbury, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 17, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., M. G. Co., 349 Inf. Transferred to Air Service, Kelly Field, 
Texas, November, 1917 ; to 376 Aero Sqdn., January 1, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., 
April 1, 1918; to Sgt., May 1, 1918; to Sgt., 1CL, August 15, 1918; to Master 
Elec., February 1, 1919. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 30, 1918, on 
Calamares. Landed at Brest, France, July 13, 1918. Trained at St. Maixent, 
France, July 18, 1918-March 1, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, April 8, 
1919, on Santa Paula. Landed at Brooklyn, April 20, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, April 
20, 1919; to Camp Grant, April 30, 1919. Discharged May 4, 1919. 

311 M. P. 

MORRISON, WARREN D., Chicago, Illinois. Born December 12, 1895, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Pharmacist. Inducted September 19, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp 
Grant, Illinois. Pvt., 311 M. P., C. A. Transferred to Base Hosp., Camp Grant, 
November 19, 1917. Discharged January 10, 1918, Camp Grant, S. C. D. 

33 Inf. 

MORSE, JAMES H., Emington, Illinois. Born October 20, 1897, Foosland, 
Illinois. Laborer. Enlisted June 28, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri, July 5, 1918. Pvt., Sup. Co., 33 Inf. Same organization 
transferred to Camp Nickolls, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 23, 1918 ; to Camp 
Gaillard, Canal Zone, August 30, 1918 ; to Camp Gatun, Canal Zone, September 
25, 1918. Promoted to Wagoner, April, 1919. Sailed from New Orleans, August 
15, 1918, on Kilpatrick. Landed at Christobel, Canal Zone, August 21, 1918. 
Discharged June 16, 1919, Camp Gatun, Canal Zone. Sailed from Christobel, 
June 17, 1919, on Corrila. Landed at New York, June 24, 1919. 

124 Inf. 330 Inf. 327 Inf. 

MORTIMER, WILLIAM A., Cullom, Illinois. Born April 19, 1893, Pleasant 
Ridge Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farm laborer. Inducted June 24, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. K, 124 Inf., 31 Div. To 
Camp Mills, New York, September 21, 1918. Sailed from Camp Mills, October 
17, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at Southampton, England, October 22, 1918. 
Trained at Champlitte, France, November 11, 1918-February 28, 1919. Trans- 
ferred to Co. G, 330 Inf., 80 Div. ; to Co. A, 327 Inf., 82 Div., November 9, 1918. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 7, 1919, on George A. Luckcnbach. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 18, 1919; to Camp Upton, May 18, 1919; to 
Camp Grant, May 25, 1919. Discharged May 27, 1919. 



348 Livingston County in the World War 

A. N. C. R. 

MORTIMORE, MARY E., Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 4, 1895, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Nurse. Enlisted July, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Camp Shelby, 
Mississippi, August 26, 1918. A. N. C. R., Base Hosp. Transferred to Gen. 
Hosp. No. 2, Ft. McHenry, Maryland, January 31, 1919. Discharged October 19, 
1919. 

122 Inf. 62 Inf. 

MOSER, CARL C., Forrest, Illinois. Born January 13, 1894, Forrest, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., Co. B, 122 Inf. Transferred to Co. G, 62 Inf., Camp Mills, Long Island. 
Discharged April 1, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 



349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

MOTHERSBAUGH, CALVIN, Streator, Illinois. Born March 30, 1889, Streator, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. I, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. M, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, 
Arkansas, November 19, 1917 ; to Camp Dix, June 15, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 
1C1., July, 1918. Sailed from New York, August 26, 1918, on Llanstephen Castle. 
Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, September 9, 1918. Trained at Camp 
Montoir, France, September 24, 1918-March 15, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
March 15, 1919, on Alaskan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, March 31, 1919 ; 
to amp Merritt, March 31, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, April 13, 1919. Discharged 
April 17, 1919. 

136 Inf. 308 M. S. T. Mail Distr. Unit 

MOWBY, JOHN F., Fairbury, Illinois. Born December 26, 1893, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Mechanic. Enlisted February 1, 1916, Redwood Falls, Minnesota. 
Mexican Border Service : Mobilized June 25, 1916, Ft. Snelling, Minnesota. Pvt., 
Co. L, 2 Minn. Inf., N. G. Stationed at Llano Grande, Texas. Demobilized Jan- 
uary 28, 1917, Ft. Snelling. World War Service : Mobilized July 15, 1917, Red- 
wood Falls, Minnesota. To Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico. Organization 
designation changed to Co. L, 136 Inf., August 5, 1917. Promoted to Sgt., Sep- 
tember 17, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 16, 1918, on Bal- 
moral Castle, R. M. S. Landed at Glasgow, Scotland, September 29, 1918. 
Trained at Clamecy, France, October 5-November 2, 1918. Transferred to 308 
M. S. T., LeMans, France, November 14, 1918 ; to Mail Distribution Unit, A. P. 
0. 762, LeMans, March 17, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, July 17, 1919, on 
Artemis. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, August 3, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart. 
Virginia, August 3, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, August 7, 1919. Discharged 
August 11, 1919. Served as instructor of Automatic Firearms. 



Livingston County in the World War 349 

IT. S. N. 

MOWRY, GEORGE Louis, Fairbury, Illinois. Born September 24, 1897, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Teacher. Enlisted July 30, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Camp Ross, 
Great Lakes, Illinois, September 5, 1918. F3C., U. S. N., D. 0. W. Transferred 
to Camp Paul Jones, Great Lakes, Caterer of Officers Mess No. 19. To Camp 
Barry, February 18, 1919. Discharged February 25, 1919. 

314 Cav. 62 F. A. 

MUELLER, CARL GEORGE, Fairbury, Illinois. Born May 6, 1889, Mollis, 
Switzerland. Farm laborer. Inducted June 3, 1918, Danville, Illinois. To Jef- 
ferson Barracks, Missouri. Pvt., Troop F, 314 Cav. Transferred to Batt. F, 62 
F. A., Camp Jackson, South Carolina, October 28, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., 
August 1, 1918. To Camp Grant, December 27, 1918. Discharged January 4, 
1919. 

2 Prov. Beg. 121 Inf. 327 Inf. 

Mure, FRED, Odell, Illinois. Born March 21, 1893, Odell, Illinois. Farmer. 
Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 
18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg., 31 Div. Transferred to Sup. Co., 121 Inf., July, 1918. 
Promoted to Wagoner, August, 1918. Sailed from New York, September 30, 
1918, on S. S. Caronia. Landed at Brest, France, October 14, 1918. Trained at 
Teloche and Monce, France, October 20-November 4, 1918. Transferred to Co. 
E, 327 Inf., 82 Div., November 8, 1918 ; to Sup. Co., 327 Inf., 82 Div., January 
29, 1919. To hospital, Panthroy, France, January 14-28, 1919, sickness. Sailed 
from Bordeaux, France, May 7, 1919, on Walter A. Luckenbach. Landed at 
New York, May 18, 1919 ; to Camp Upton, May 18, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 
25, 1919. Discharged May 27, 1919. 

354 Inf. 353 Inf. 

MULLIGAN, DENNIS P., Kempton, Illinois. Born September 12, 1887, Peoria, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted July 22, 1918, -Chicago, Illinois. To Camp Grant, 
Illinois. Pvt., 1 Bn., Co. A, 354 Inf., 86 Div. To Camp Upton. Sailed from 
New York, September 1, 1918, on an English freighter. Landed at Glasgow, 
Scotland, September 14, 1918. Trained at Bourg, France, September 22-30, 1918. 
Transferred to Co. G, 2 Bn., 353 Inf., 89 Div., October 1, 1918. Engagements: 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October 1-November 11, 1918; "Over the Top," No- 
vember 1 and 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Weinheim, and Waxweiler, 
Germany, January 15-May 30, 1919. To hospital, Prum, Germany, May, 1919, 
spinal meningitis. Sailed from Brest, France, June 4, 1919, on Leviathan. 
Landed at New York, June 11, 1919 ; to Camp Upton, June 12, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, June 19, 1919. Discharged June 21, 1919. 



350 Livingston County in the World War 

A. 8. 

MUNDT, WILLIAM CONRAD, Fairbury, Illinois. Born June 22, 1893, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Manager and engraver. Inducted April 8, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
College Park, Maryland. Pvt., 2d Land Sec., and 1st Radio Tel. Div., U. S. 
Signal Corps, Radio School. Transferred as instructor to A. S. A. S. for Radio 
Telephone Officers, Gerstner Field, Louisiana, June 27, 1918 ; to A. S. S. for R. 0., 
Columbia Univ., New York City, November 16, 1918 ; A. S. A. S. for R. 0., Post 
Field, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, January 4, 1919. Promoted to Radio Cadet, Novem- 
ber 11, 1918. Discharged February 7, 1919. Commissioned 2d Lt, A. S. S. 
R. G., under date of July 15, 1919. 

O. W. 8. 

MUNNIS, WILLIAM VERNE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 16, 1893, Minonk, 
Illinois. Teacher and bookkeeper. Inducted August 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Syracuse, New York. Pvt., Chemical Warfare Service, Syracuse Ret. Camp. 
Transferred to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, September 1, 1918. Sailed from Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, September 20, 1918, on U. S. S. America. Landed at Brest, 
France, September 30, 1918. To Base Hosp. No. 65, Brest, influenza, September 
30-October 23, 1918 ; to Convalescent Camp, Savenay, October 23, 1918-January 
8, 1919 ; to Base Hosp. No. 8, January 8-25, 1919, mumps; to Base Hosp. No. 118, 
January 25-February 5, 1919 ; to Evac. Hosp. No. 119, February 5-21, 1919 ; to 
Cas. Camp No. 1, St. Nazaire, February 21-March 24, 1919 ; to Base Hosp. No. 
101, Hernia Operation, March 24-May 14, 1919 ; to Classification and Replace- 
ment Depot, St. Aignan, May 15-June 19, 1919. Sailed from Marseille, France, 
June 25, 1919, on Pesaro. Landed at New York City, July 17, 1919 ; to Camp 
Merritt, New Jersey, July 17, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, July 25, 1919. Dis- 
charged July 26, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

MUNSON, PORTER ORVILE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 13, 1895, Rowe, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted August 4, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 
Inf. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, 
France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26- 
November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois 
de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps 
on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme- Amiens Sector, with Australian -Corps, 
July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 
1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre 
Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918 ; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau 
d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Gassed October 8, 1918; to Field Hosp. No. 
132, October 9, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 



Livingston County in the World War 351 

7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Transferred to Co. G, 129 Inf., January 2, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 
1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

Tr. Det. Slg. Cps. 

MURPHY, CLARENCE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 25, 1889, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Shoemaker. Inducted June 15, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Valparaiso, Indiana. 
Pvt., Tr. Det., Electrical School, Valparaiso University. Transferred to Signal, 
Corps, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, August 8, 1918; to Camp Funston, Kansas. 
Discharged November 23, 1918, Camp Funston, Kansas. Rejected on examina- 
tion for overseas service. 

129 Inf. 

MURPHY, DON F., Cornell, Illinois. Born May 24, 1898, Cornell, Illinois. 
Laborer. Enlisted May 22, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 1917, 
Pontiac. Pvt., 1CL, Co. F, 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, Septem- 
ber 13, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., October, 1917; to Sgt., November 16, 1918. 
Sailed from New York, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, 
France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Busses. Engagements: Somme Offensive, 
July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert Sector, August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, 
Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-Novem- 
ber 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de 
Chaume, Boise de Plat Chene, October 11-21, 1918. Received Division Citation 
per Order 6055, Hdqrs. 33 Division, 65 Brigade, at Dannevoux, France, on 
October 4, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 
1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Le- 
viathan. Landed at New York, May 22, 1919. To Camp Merritt, New Jersey, 
May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

68 0. A. C. 20 A. A. Batt. 

MURPHY, HOWARD J., Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 14, 1895, Braidwood, 
Illinois. Bookkeeper. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., 9 Co., C. A. C. Transferred to 68 C. A. C., Ft. Wright, 
June, 1918 ; to 20 A. A. Batt., Ft. Wright, July, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, 
New Jersey, July, 1918, on Agamemnon. Landed at Brest, France, July 15, 
1918. Trained at Ft. de Stains, France, July-September, 1918. Promoted to 
Pvt., 1CL, September, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, December 14, 1918, 
on Ryndam. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, December 31, 1918 ; to Camp 
Eustis, Virginia, January 5, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, January 20, 1919. 
Discharged January 29, 1919. 



352 Livingston County in the World War 

Prov. Ret. Co. 

MURPHY, JOSEPH K., Campus, Illinois. Born September 23, 1893, Campus, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Forrest, Georgia. Pvt., 9 Prov. Ret. Co. Transferred to 4 Prov. Ret. Co., Camp 
Forrest ; to Gas. Det, Camp Custer, Michigan. Discharged December 28, 1918. 

4 Engrs. 10 Engrs. 116 Engrs. 305 Engrs. 

MURPHY, JOSEPH M., Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 7, 1876, Cordova, 
Nebraska. Steam fitter. Enlisted July 4, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jef- 
ferson Barracks, Missouri, July 7, 1918 ; to Camp A. A. Humphreys, Virginia. 
Pvt., 1CL, Co. K, 4 Engrs. Transferred to 1 Bn. Hdqrs., 10 Engrs., August 10, 
1918; to Co. E, 116 Engrs., September 1, 1918; to Co. F, 305 Engrs., September 
8, 1918. Sailed from New York ity, August 26, 1918, on Frederick Kailier. 
Landed at LeHavre, France, September 9, 1918. To British Front. Engage- 
ments: Argonne Fo'rest, September 24-November 11, 1918. Gassed November 
10, 1918, Beaumont, France; to hospitals 50, 7, and 17, November 10, 1918- 
January 10, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, February 24, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Nebraska. Landed at Boston, Massaschusetts, March 10, 1919 ; to Camp Devens, 
Massachusetts, March 10, 1919 ; to Camp Dodge, Iowa, March 14, 1919. Dis- 
charged March 19, 1919. 

0. s. N. E. r. 

MURPHY, EROLL RUPERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 26, 1896, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Salesman. Enlisted December 12, 1917, Great Lakes, Illinois. To Great 
Lakes N. T. S. L. E. R., U. S. N. R. F. Transferred to U. S. Naval Radio School, 
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; to Receiving Ship, U. S. S. Yorktown, Boston, Massa- 
chusetts ; promoted to S2C., August, 1918 ; to Seaman, March, 1919. U. S. S. 
Yorktown engaged in Coastwise convoy and patrol with Halifax, Nova Scotia, 
as her home port during the war. Placed on Inactive Duty, April 18, 1919. 

IT. S. N. 

MURTAUGH, JAMES F., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born August 22, 1898, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Student. Enlisted July 3, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Minne- 
apolis, Minnesota, September 3, 1918. d. Q. M. A., U. S. Naval Flying Corps, 
Dunwoody Institute. Transferred to Miami, Florida, November 20, 1918 ; to Key 
West, Florida, December 30, 1918; to Pensacola, Florida, March 1, 1919. Pro- 
moted to Ensign (Naval Aviator), April 20, 1919. .Placed on Inactive Duty, 
April 21, 1919. 

A. 8. 

MUSEBECK, CARL W., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Born July 25, 1894, .Naples, 
New York. Foreman shoe manufacturing. Inducted March 8, 1918, Pontiac, 




1. Historic town shows what is meant by German kultur. Peronne, France, Sept. 27, 1918. 

2. Dugouts used by 65 Brig., 33 Div., Mouilly, France, Nov. 4, 1918. 

3. Soldiers of the A. E. F. passing in review at the ceremonies in Paris attending the naming of a 
street after President Wilson, July 4, 1918. 

4. Members of Hdqrs. Troops, 130 Inf., just after crossing the Meuse. Near Brabant, Oct. 10, 1918. 

5. 129 Inf., 33d Div., on the march near Roodt. Headed for Ettelbruck, Duchy of Luxemburg, Dec. 
14, 1918. 




Maj. Gen. George Bell, Jr., commanding 33d Div. and Col. Wm. K. Naylor, Chief of Staff, after in- 
spection of Liaison Detachment. Trouville, Meuse, France, Sept. 2, 1918. 

Boarding the Transport. Men of the 56th Inf., 7th Div., entering the pier for transportation over- 
seas, Aug. 2, 1918. 

First 5,000 Yankee soldiers to reach England, crossing Westminster Bridge, after their historic 
march through London's cheering throngs in August, 1917. 

All Aboard for the Hindenburg Line. Trucks of Motor Transport Service leaving with 7th Inf. 
troops, being relieved for rest near Moulins. July 30, 1918. 

Donkeys carried water and supplies when wagons could not reach this organization. Members of 
132 Inf. washing; in the background, their dugouts and homes. LeClaire, Meuse, France, Sept. 
14, 1918. 



Livingston County in the World War 353 

Illinois. To Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas. Pvt., 1 Reg., Rich Field. Trans- 
ferred to Aviation Supply Depot, Americus, Georgia, December 14, 1918; to 
Camp Green, Greenville, North Carolina, May 10, 1919; to Aviation Examining 
Board, Atlanta, Georgia, July 1, 1919. Promoted to Cpl., January 13, 1919. 
Discharged January 15, 1919. 

D. R. C. 

MUZZY, DR. LEO BOYDEN, Odell Illinois. Born April 6, 1891, Odell, Illinois. 
Dentist. Commissioned 1st Lt., D. R. C., August 15, 1917. To Camp Pike, 
Arkansas, September 10, 1917 ; to Scott Field, Belleville, Illinois, January 23, 
1918. Appointed Capt, D. R. C., May 29, 1918. Transferred to Gerstner Field, 
Lake Charles, Louisiana, July 11, 1918. Discharged January 22, 1919, Hdqrs., 
Air Service, Flying School, Gerstner Field. 

Vet. Dps. 

MYER, SHERMAN GLENN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 11, 1896, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted June 2, 1918, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To Ft. 
Riley, Kansas. Pvt., Vet. Cps. Transferred to Vet. Cps., A. R. D. 327, Ft. Sill, 
Oklahoma, July 10, 1918. Discharged July 24, 1919. 

MYERS, A. H., Forrest, Illinois. (Record not Returned.) 

129 Inf. 

MYERS, DETLEF NICHOLAS, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 21, 1877, 
Heidi, Germany. Carpenter and motion picture operator. Enlisted August 14, 

1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Cook, Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf. Pro- 
moted to Sgt., November 15, 1917. Sailed from New York, May 10, 1918, on Cov- 
ington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Engagements: (A) Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, Sep- 
tember 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 

1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; (B) Somme- 
Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert Sector 
with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 
7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918 ; Marche- 
ville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Wounded 
October 4, 1918, Gercourt, shrapnel. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Lux- 
emburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 

1919, on Leviathan. Landed at New York, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, May 
22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

MYERS, DILLER SLYDER, Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 21, 1887, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Banker. Enlisted July, 1910, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican Border Ser- 



354 Livingston County in the World War 

vice : Mobilized June 24, 1916, Springfield, Illinois. 1st Lt., Bn. Adj., 3 111. Inf., 
N. G. Promoted to Capt., July 3, 1916. Stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, San 
Antonio, Texas. Mustered from Federal Service, February 21, 1917, Ft. Sher- 
idan, Illinois. World War Service: Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Capt., 3 111. Inf., re- 
designated 129 Inf., Camp Logan, October 17, 1917. To Camp Upton, New 
York, May 2, 1918. Promoted to Major, Inf., U. S. A., May 10, 1918. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at 
Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Transferred to Hdqrs., 65 Inf. Brig., May 24, 1918. 
Promoted to Lt. Col., Inf., U. S. A., August 19, 1918 ; assigned and transferred 
to 129 Inf., September 1, 1918. Engagements: Somme- Amiens Sector, with 
Australian Corps, July 26- August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. P., 
August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, 
October 24-November 9, 1918 ; St. Hilaire, Chateau d 'Aulnois, November 10-11, 
1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; Dannevoux- 
Gercourt, Consenvoye, September 26-October 9, 1918. Divisional citation for 
bravery and devotion to duty in Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Consenvoye, France, 
October 10, 1918. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 20, 
1918-April 28, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Le- 
viathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to amp Merritt, New 
Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 31, 1919. Discharged June 
24, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

MYERS, JOHN WILLIAM, Cornell, Illinois. Born June 13, 1894, Cornell, Illi- 
nois. Carpenter. Enlisted April 14, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican Border 
Service: Mobilized June 19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf., N. G. 
To Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. Promoted to Cpl., October 1, 1916 ; to 
Sgt., June 14, 1917. Mustered out of Federal Service, February 21, 1917, Ft. 
Sheridan, Illinois. World War Service : Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sgt., Co. F, 129 
Inf. (formerly 3 111. Inf.) Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on 
U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Bussus, 
France, June 28-July 17, 1918 ; at Nancois le Petite, France, August 25-Septem- 
ber 5, 1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 
11, 1918 ; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, 
Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, 
Luxemburg, December 20, 1918-February 22, 1919; Oberfeulen, Luxemburg, 
February 22-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. 
S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged 
June 6, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 355 



130 Inf. 

NANCE, THOMAS SAMUEL, Fairbury, Illinois. Inducted September 19, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Transferred to Co I, 130 Inf. Served 
with A. E. F. (Further information not available. Record not returned.) 

11 Cav. 2 M. P. Co. 

NARAMOR, GILBERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 15, 1896, Kangley, 
Illinois. Enlisted April 28, 1914, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Mexican Border 
Service: Detrained at Columbus, New Mexico, March 27, 1916. Lance Cpl., 
Troop I, 11 Cav. Promoted to Cpl., June 24, 1916. Served in Mexican Punitive 
Expedition, Mexico, March 28, 1916-February 5, 1917; participated in march 
south with Major Hawes Sqdn. Stationed at Colina Dublan, June 4, 1916- 
February 1, 1917. World War Service: Organized at Chickamauga Park, 
Georgia, October 1, 1917. Cpl., 2 M. P. Co., 2 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, January 8, 1918, on H. M. S. Aurania. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
January 24, 1918. Trained at Beurtment, France, February 5-March 10, 1918. 
Promoted to Sgt.,0ctober 11, 1918 ; to 1st Sgt, October 11, 1918. Engagements: 
Toulon-Troyon Sectors, Verdun, March 17-May 10, 1918 ; Aisne Defensive, May 
31-June 5, 1918; Chateau-Thierry Sector, June 6-July 9, 1918; Aisne-Marne 
Offensive, Soissons, July 18-21, 1918 ; Marbache Sector, August 8-18, 1918 ; St. 
Mihiel Offensive, September 12-16, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne. Offensive, Champagne, 
October 2-10, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, November 1-11, 1918. Army of 
Occupation: Neuweid, Germany, December 13, 1918-June 15, 1919; Dierdorf, 
Germany, June 16-29, 1919 ; Neuweid, Germany, June 30-July 21, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, July 30, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, August 6, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, August 6, 1919 ; to Camp 
Travis, Texas. Not discharged ; in -Regular Army. Transferred to Hdqrs. 2d 
Trains, 2d Div., Camp Travis, September 16, 1919. Promoted to Rgt. Sgt. Maj., 
September 16, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

NASSER, SAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 8, 1879, Anie Schaire, Syria. 
Salesman. Enlisted July 23, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Dis- 
charged August 10, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 

2 Prov. Reg. 122 Inf. 116 Inf. 

NATZKE, ALFRED JOHN, Chicago, Illinois. Born June 25, 1891, Chicago, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. B, 122 Inf., Camp 
Wheeler, July, 1918 ; to Camp Mills, New Jersey. Promoted to Pvt., Id., Sep- 
tember 1, 1918. Sailed from Camp Mills, October 7, 1918, on Kroonland. Landed 
at Brest, France, October 21, 1918. Trained at Foulletourte, France, October 25- 



356 Livingston County in tlie World War 

November 1, 1918. Took training in gas and bayonet. Transferred to Co. H, 116 
Inf., 29 Div., November 9, 1918. Stationed at Lariviere, France, November 24, 
1918-April 7, 1919 ; at Marolles-les-Braults, France, April 8-18, 1919 ; at St. 
Nazaire, April 19-May 6, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 6, 1919, on 
Matsonia. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, May 20, 1919 ; to Camp Lee, 
May 21, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 30, 1919. Discharged June 5, 1919. 

NEEDLES, GEORGE, Pontiac, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

326 F. A. 

NEIGHBORS, EVERETT EARL, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Born March 20, 
1896, Woodbury, Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. Pvt., Batt. C, 326 F. A., 84 Div. Qual- 
ified as sharpshooter, October 21, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, Sep- 
tember 9, 1918, on Walmer Castle. Landed at Glasgow, Scotland, September 21, 
1918; to Romsey, England; to Southampton, England; to Bordeaux, France. 
Trained at Camp de Songe, September 26-November 24, 1918. To Camp Hospital, 
Pauillac, France, sickness. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, April 3, 1919, on 
Ave Maria. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, April 12, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, 
New York, April 13, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, April 18, 1919. Dis- 
charged April 21, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

NELSON, CARL 0., Strawn, Illinois. Born August 27, 1893, Sibley, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. D, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, Arkansas, No- 
vember 22, 1917; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, June 28, 1918; to Co. G, 346 Inf. 
Promoted to Cpl., May 28, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 24, 
1918, on Alsatian. Landed at Liverpool, England, September 5, 1918. Trained 
at St. Nazaire, France, October 3-December 15, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
France, March 15, 1919, on Alaskan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, March 31, 
1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, March 31, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
April 10, 1919. Discharged April 17, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

NELSON, HERBERT B., Dwight, Illinois. Born July 21, 1899, Dwight, Illinois. 
Farmer. Enlisted March 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf., N. G. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, 
September 13, 1917. Designation changed to Co. F, 129 Inf. Sailed from Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, 
May 24, 1918. Trained at Camp Pontanezen, May 24-June 16, 1918. Engage- 
ments: Amiens Sector, July 22-August 4, 1918; Albert Sector, August 8-24, 



Livingston County in the World War 357 

1918 ; Verdun and Argonne, September 8-October 2, 1918. Wounded Argonne 
Forrest, October 2, 1918, Shrapnel H. E. ; to hospital, Nevers, France, October 8, 
1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 16, 1919, on U. S. S. Buford. 
Landed at Newport News, Virginia, March 9, 1919 ; to Camp Hill, March 9, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, March 16, 1919. Discharged March 28, 1919. 

33 Inf. 

NICHOLS, ALVA, Bloomington, Illinois. Born June 6, 1900, Bellflower, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Enlisted June 26, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri. Pvt., Co. E, 33 Inf. Sailed from New Orleans, Louisiana, 
August 16, 1918, on Kilpatrick. Landed at Colon, Canal Zone, August 21, 1918. 
Stationed at Camp Gallard. Sailed from Colon, September 25, 1919, on North- 
ern Pacific. Landed at Norfolk, Virginia, September 29, 1919 ; to Camp Dix, 
September 29, 1919. Discharged October 2, 1919. 

Q. M. C. 

NICHOLS, LEHMAN ELMO, Budd, Illinois. Enlisted November 20, 1917, Jef- 
ferson Barracks, Missouri. Ret., Q. M. C. (Further data not obtainable. All 
mail returned unclaimed.) 

2 Iowa Inf. 125 M. O. Bn. 109 Amm. Tr. 

NICHOLS, MILES D., Forrest, Illinois. Born January 18, 1898, Bellflower, 
Illinois. Soldier. Enlisted March 26, 1917, Webster City, Iowa. To Camp Cody, 
New Mexico. Pvt., Co. C, 2 Iowa Inf., N. G. Transferred to Co. D, 125 M. G. 
Bn., October 1, 1917 ; to Co. G, 109 Amm. Tr., Camp Cody, November 11, 1917. 
Promoted to Cpl., August 1, 1918. Sailed from New York City, October 17, 
1918, on H. M. S. Olympic. Landed at Southampton, England, October 24, 1918. 
Trained at Camp de Songe, October 28-November 30, 1918 ; Camp Genicourt No. 
2, November 30-December 24, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, December 
24, 1918, on U. S. S. Pocahontas. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, January 
5, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart, Virginia, January 5, 1919 ; to Camp Dodge, Iowa, Jan- 
uary 8, 1919. Discharged January 18, 1919. Applied for re-enlistment April 1, 
1919; enlisted April 10, 1919, as Pvt, 1CL, Gen. Ser. Inf.; stationed at Peoria, 
Illinois, April 10-May 5, 1919; at Galesburg, Illinois, May 6-October 22, 1919; 
at Streator, Illinois, October 22, 1919, to date of returning record. Enlisted for 
three years. Promoted to Cpl., May 13, 1919. 

2 Iowa Sup. Tr. 109 T. M. Batt.. 109 Amm. Tr. 

NICHOLS, OTTO, Forrest, Illinois. Born April 2, 1875, Loganville, Ohio. 
Laborer. Enlisted August 23, 1917, Webster City, Iowa. To Camp Cody, New 
Mexico, August 27, 1917. Wagoner, 2 Iowa Sup. Tr. Transferred to 109 Trench 
Mortar Batt., October 5, 1917 ; to 109 Amm. Tr., November 7, 1917. Promoted 



358 Livingston County in the World War 

to Mech., December 6, 1918. Sailed from New York, October 17, 1918, on H. M. 
S. Olympic. Landed at Southampton, England, October 25, 1918; to Prance, 
October 26, 1918, on H. M. S. Londonderry. Trained at Camp de Songe, France, 
October 28-November 30, 1918 ; Camp Genicourt No. 2, Bordeaux Embarkation 
Camp, November 30-December 23, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, Decem- 
ber 24, 1918, on U. S. S. Pocahontas. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, Jan- 
uary 5, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart, Virginia, January 5, 1919 ; to Camp Dodge, Iowa, 
January 11, 1919. Discharged January 18, 1919. 

349 M. G. Co. 346 Inf. 312 Amm. Tr. 

NICKERSON, GLENN B., Emington, Illinois. Born August 29, 1895, Emington, 
Illinois. Mechanic. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 349 M. G. Co. Transferred to Co. A, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, 
Arkansas, December 10, 1917 ; to Motor Co. No. 1, 312 Amm. Tr. ; to Motor Co. 
No. 4, 312 Amm. Tr. Promoted to Co. Mech., February 4, 1918 ; to Cpl., March 
10, 1918 ; to Sgt., August 29, 1918. Sailed from Montreal, Canada, August 25, 
1918, on English vessel, Waimana. Landed at Southampton, England, Septem- 
ber 8, 1918 ; to LeHavre, France ; to Bordeaux, France. Sailed from Bordeaux, 
France, February 24, 1919, on U. S. S. Sierra. Landed at New York, March 5, 
1919; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, March 5, 1919; to Camp Grant/Illinois, 
March 20, 1919. Discharged March 27, 1919. 

Cas. Co. Det. 107 A. S. A. P. 58 S. P. O. 

NICKERSON, RAY W., Emington, Illinois. Born April 9, 1893, Emington, 
Illinois. Mechanic. Enlisted February 25, 1918, Indianapolis, Indiana. To 
Vancouver Barracks, Washington, February 29, 1918. Pvt., 10 Cas. Co. Det. 
Transferred to 4 Cas. Co. Det., Vancouver Barracks, March 21, 1918 ; to 107 
A. S. A. P., Cosmopolis, Washington; to 58 S. P. 0., Montesano, Washington; 
to Vancouver Barracks, November 18, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., August 22, 1918 ; 
to Sgt., 1C1., November 20, 1918. Discharged December 18, 1918. 

40 Inf. 

NICKRENT, JOSEPH W., Saunemin, Illinois. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, Kentucky ; to Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. 40 Inf. Trans- 
ferred to Hdqrs. Co., 40 Inf., Camp Custer, October 22, 1918 ; to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio, February 15, 1919. Promoted to Egt. Sgt. Maj., January 5, 1919. Dis- 
charged July 14, 1919, Camp Sherman. 

38 C. A. C. 

NIELSON, CARL C., Dwight, Illinois. Born November 18, 1894, Fort Madison, 
Iowa. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, 
New York. Pvt., 10 Co., C. A. C. Transferred to Batt. A, 38 C. A. C., Ft. Ham- 



Livingston County in the World War 359 

ilton, New York, September 13, 1918 ; to Camp Eustis, Virginia, September 29, 
1918 ; to Camp Stuart, Virginia, October 28, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., September 
13, 1918. Discharged December 23, 1918, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

IT. s. N. B. F. 

NINEMIRES, RALPH R., Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 29, 1896, Sibley, 
Illinois. Barber. Enlisted May 20, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. To Camp 
Dewey, Great Lakes. F1C., U. S. N. R. F. Discharged March 29, 1919. 

349 Inf. a. H. Q. 

NOEL, HARRY 0., Cornell, Illinois. Born July 21, 1892, Eylar, Illinois. 
Stenographer and bookkeeper. Inducted September 4, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. L, 349 Inf. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 349 
Inf., November 1, 1917 ; to Hdqrs. Det, Hdqrs. Bn., G. H. Q., A. E. F., Feb- 
ruary 4, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., November 1, 1917; to Bn. Sgt. Maj., Decem- 
ber 7, 1917; to Rgt. Sgt. Maj., November 16, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, February 27, 1918, on U. S. S. Agamemnon. Landed at Brest, France, 
March 10, 1918 ; sent at once to Chaumont, France, Gen. Hdqrs., A. E. F. To 
Base Hosp. No. 90, Chaumont, June 1, 1919 ; to Base Hosp. No. 88, Savenay, 
June 8, 1919; to Base Hosp. No. 65, Kerhuon, June 13, 1919; diagnosis, Pleur- 
isy. Sailed from Brest, France, July 13, 1919, on U. S. S. America. Landed at 
Hoboken, New Jersey, July 22, 1919; to Base Hosp., Camp Merritt, July 22, 
1919 ; to Gen. Hosp. No. 28, Ft. Sheridan, July 30, 1919. Discharged September 
20, 1919. 

122 Inf. 116 Inf. 

NOLAN, MICHAEL EDWARD, Odell, Illinois. Born December 14, 1894, Living- 
ston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. B, 122 Inf. Sailed' from Camp Mills, New York, 
October 7, 1918, on Kroonland. Landed at Brest, France, October 20, 1918. 
Trained at Lariviere, France, November 20, 1918-April 20, 1919. Transferred to 
Co. H, 116 Inf., 29 Div., November 8, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, 
May 9, 1919, on U. S. S. Matsonia. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, May 20, 
1919; to Camp Stuart, Virginia, May 20, 1919; to Camp Lee, Virginia, May 22, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged June 5, 1919. 

Unassg. 

NOLAN, WILLIAM A., Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 29, 1893, Gridley, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted October 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri. Ret., Unassg. Discharged December 7, 1918. 

NORMAN, BURL FRANKLIN, Chatsworth, Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. (Further data not available. 
Record not returned.) 



360 Livingston County in the World War 

XT. S. N. B. P. 

NORTON, GLENN D., Chicago, Illinois. Born August 20, 1894, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Grain commission business. Enlisted July 31, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. Mo- 
bilized October 15, 1917, Municipal Pier, Chicago. M. M. 1C1., U. S. N. R. F. 
Transferred to Submarine Chaser No. 141, Green Bay, Wisconsin, October 23, 
1917; to Naval Base No. 6, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, November 21, 
1917; to Naval Militia Armory, Brooklyn, November 29, 1917; to Ordnance 
Work, Boucher Mfg. Co., New York City, March 7, 1918 ; to U. S. Navy Steam 
Engineering School, Pelham Bay, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey, October 
24, 1918 ; to U. S. S. Paysandu, March 24, 1919 ; to South Ferry, South and 
Whitehall Sts., April 1, 1919. Promoted to . M. M., October 24, 1918 ; to War- 
rant Machinist, February 24, 1919 ; to Ensign, May 1, 1919. Released from 
Active Duty, May 28, 1919. To be discharged July 31, 1921. 

M. C. 

NORTON, DR. HARRY S., San Jose, Texas. Born September 4, 1892, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Physician and surgeon. Commissioned December 14, 1917, Chicago, 
Illinois. To Ft. Riley, Kansas, December 16, 1917. 1st Lt, M. C., M. 0. T. C., 
Ft. Riley. Transferred to Camp Greenleaf, Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia, July 19, 
1918; to U. S. Army Base Hosp., Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, February 3, 1919. 
Promoted to Capt, M. C., May 20, 1918. Discharged July 5, 1921, Camp Sam 
Fordyce, Texas. 

324 F. A. 

NORTON, WILLIAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Sgt., Batt. E, 324 F. A., Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio. Served with A. E. F. (Service record not returned.) 

Bet. Engrs. Cps. 

NOVOTNEY, GEORGE, Streator, Illinois. Enlisted September 21, 1917, Jeffer- 
son Barracks, Missouri. Ret., Engrs. Cps. (From Livingston Co. Local Board 
records. Service record not returned.) 

Bep. Beg. Q. M. C. 

NUSSBAUM, IRA, Fairbury, Illinois. Born April 25, 1888, Fairbury, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. 
Pvt, 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to Q. M. C., Camp Gordon, June 27. 
1918. Discharged March 15, 1919, Camp Gordon. 

U. S. M. O. 

NUSSBAUM, OSCAR DEVERN, Fairbury, Illinois. Born August 10, 1894, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Metal worker. Enlisted April 11, 1918, Paris Island, South 



Livingston County in the, World War 361 

Carolina. Pvt., Co. 33, U. S. M. C. Transferred to 8 Keg., U. S. M. C., Ft. 
Crockett, Galveston, Texas, May 10, 1918; to Quantico, Virginia, July 1, 1918; 
to Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, August 1, 1918. Sailed from Philadelphia 
Docks, August 13, 1918, on U. S. S. Henderson. Landed at Brest, France, 
August 27, 1918. Transferred to Co. 49, 5 Reg., September 10, 1918. Engage- 
ments : St. Mihiel, September 10-13, 1918. Wounded near Thiercourt, St. Mihiel 
Sector, September 13, 1918, shrapnel. To Base Hosp. No. 45, Toul, September 15, 
1918 ; to Base Hosp. No. 52, Rimuricourt, September 17, 1918 ; to Base Hosp. No. 
114, Bordeaux, October 15, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, November 27, 
1918, on U. S. S. Sierra. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, December 9, 1918 ; to 
U. S. Naval Hosp., December 9, 1918- April 1, 1919; to Marine Barracks, Phila- 
delphia, April 1, 1919. Discharged June 1, 1919. 

O'BRIEN, CHARLES PATRICK, Campus, Illinois. Inducted April 28, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (Further data not available. Record 
not returned.) 

O. T. C. 339 Inf. 

O'BRIEN, JAMES F., Detroit, Michigan. Born July 4, 1891, Fairbury, Illi- 
nois. Civil engineer. Enlisted May 14, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. Co. 6, 
Prov. Tr. Reg. 10, 0. T. C. Commissioned 2d Lt., Inf., August 15, 1917. Assigned 
339 Inf., Camp Custer, Michigan, August 15, 1917. Sailed from New York City, 
July 21, 1918, on U. S. S. Plattsburg. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 
4, 1918; to Stoney Castle, England; to Newcastle, England; to Archangel, 
Russia, September 4, 1917. Promoted to 1st Lt., November 12, 1918. Engage- 
ments: On Front Line from September 4, 1918, until wounded December 30, 
1918, with North Russian Expeditionary Forces. Wounded December 30, 1918, 
Kadish, Russia, G. S. W., fracture of right femur. To hospital, Seletskoe, Russia, 
December 30, 1918. Awarded Croix de Guerre and order of St. Stanislaus, 
(Russian), December 30, 1918, Kadish, Russia. Transferred to Oberzerskaya, 
Russia, February 1, 1919 ; to American Red Cross Hosp., Archangel, Russia, Feb- 
ruary 5, 1919. Left Archangel via H. M. H. S. Kalyan, June 3, 1919. Landed 
at Leith, Scotland, June 10, 1919 ; to London, England, June 11, 1919 ; to Liver- 
pool aboard U. S. S. Louisville, June 23, 1919 ; to Brest, France, June 29, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, France, June 30, 1919, on U. S. S. Louisville. Landed at New 
York City, July 7, 1919 ; to Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, July 21, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

O'BRIEN, MARTIN H., Flanagan, Illinois. Born February 6, 1893, Flanagan, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted August 22, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 
Inf. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from Hobo- 
ken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, 
May 24, 1918. Trained at Bussus, France, July 1-21, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 



362 Livingston County in the World War 

1C1. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; 
Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de 
Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of 
Meuse River ; Somme- Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July, 26-August 6, 
1918 ; Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. P., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, 
Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24- 
November 9, 1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, No- 
vember 10-11, 1918. Gassed October 10, 1918; to hospital, October 12, 1918. 
Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. 
Sailed from Brest, Prance, May 14, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at New York, 
May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. 
Discharged June 6, 1919. 

124 Inf. Q. M. C. 

O'BRIEN, TIMOTHY A., Dwight, Illinois. Born October 20, 1889, Dwight, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. C, 124 Inf. Transferred to School for Bakers and Cooks, 
Q. M. C., July 28, 1918. Discharged December 18, 1918, Camp Wheeler. 

S. A. T. C. 

O'CoNNELL, CYRIL FRANCIS, Flanagan, Illinois. Born November 22, 1897, 
Flanagan, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted October 16, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. 
Pvt., S. A. T. ., Illinois Wesleyan University. Discharged December 14, 1918. 

124 Inf. 2 Prov. Reg. P. W. E. 

O'DoNNELb, LAWRENCE E., Niles, Michigan. Born May 10, 1894, Odell, Illi- 
nois. Chauffeur. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co. 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. A, 124 Inf., Camp Wheeler, 
July 6, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 27, 1918, on Leviathan. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, November 3, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France, 
November 8-17, 1918. Transferred to P. W. E., December 22, 1918. Promoted 
to Cpl., May 16, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, October 11, 1919, on Northern 
Pacific. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, October 18, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, October 18, 1919 ; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, October 22, 1919. Dis- 
charged October 28, 1919. 

C. A. C. 

O'MALLEY, JAMES JOSEPH, Chatsworth, Illinois. Inducted April 3, 1918, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. (Further data not obtain- 
able. Record not returned.) 



Livingston County in the World War 363 



313 Cav. 69 P. A. 

O'MALLEY, WILLIAM J., Fairbury, Illinois. Born January 21, 1898, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted May 21, 1918, Marion, Indiana. To Jefferson 
Barracks, Missouri, May 25, 1918; to Camp Del Rio, Texas. Pvt., Sup. Troop, 
313 Cav. On Detached Service, Ft. Sam Houston, August 15, 1918. Trans- 
ferred to Sup. Co., 69 F. A., Camp Knox, Kentucky, November 15, 1918. Re- 
ceived Certificate of Proficiency at Horseshoers School, November 15, 1918. Dis- 
charged December 21, 1918, Camp Knox. 

318 Engrs. 

O'NEILL, CHESTER EARL, Forrest, Illinois. Born August 31, 1889, Forrest, 
Illinois. R. R. Switchman. Enlisted December 12, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To 
Vancouver, Washington, January 26, 1918. Pvt., Co. E, 318 Engrs. Sailed 
from Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 8, 1918, on U. S. S. America. Landed at 
Brest, France, May 18, 1918. S. 0. S., May 20- July 18, 1918. Trained at La 
Ferte, France, July 18-August 4, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 101., June 6, 1918. 
Engagements: Argonne Forest, August 4-November 3, 1918. Wounded Novem- 
ber 3, 1918, Grandpre, fractured ankle and gas. To Base Hosp. No. 6, Chaumont, 
France, November 4, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, December 26, 1918, 
on Red Cross transport, Pastores. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, January 
6, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart, Virginia, January 6, 1919 ; to Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, 
January 28, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged February 21, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

O'NEILL, JAMES PATRICK, Pontiac, Illinois. Born May 25, 1888, Chicago, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted May 23, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 

1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, 
September 13, 1917. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, August, 1917 ; to Cook, January, 

1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. 
Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Brest and Bussus, France, 
May 25-July, 1918. Engagements: Amiens Sector, July 26-August 6, 1918; 
Albert Sector, August 11-20, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26- 
November 11, 1918. Became sick with Trench Fever at Albert; to hospitals at 
Rouen, Paris, and Vichy, August 21-September 21, 1918. Transferred to Co. D, 
129 Inf., October 26, 1918. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, De- 
cember 20, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on 
U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919; to Camp 
Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged 
June 6, 1919. 

O'NEILL, JAMES H., JR., Campus, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 



364 Livingston County in the World War 

2 Cas. Engrs. Bn. 130 Engrs. 

O'ToOLE, EMMETT, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born February 14, 1897, Del Key, 
Illinois. Cook. Inducted September 2, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Forrest, 
Georgia. Pvt., 9 Ret. Co. Transferred to 7 Co., 2 Cas. Engrs. Bn., September 
20, 1918. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, October 16, 1918, on Aeolus. 
Landed at St. Nazaire, France, November 3, 1918. Trained at Angers, France, 
November 14-21, 1918. Transferred to Co. B, 130 Engrs., December 1, 1918. 
Promoted to Cpl., May 14, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, June 28, 1919, 
on Canonicus. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, July 10, 1919 ; to Camp Hill, 
Virginia, July 10, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, July 16, 1919. Discharged 
July 18, 1919. 

U. 8. N. 

ODELL, JOHN F., Fairbury, Illinois. Born September 25, 1897, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Student. Enlisted February 1, 1918, San Pedro, California. Mobilized 
February 1, 1918, San Pedro. Lds. for Elec., U. S. N., U. S. Submarine Base. 
Transferred to Mare Island, California, September 27, 1918 ; to U. S. S. Kilty, 
September 30, 1918. Promoted to Elec., 3d., October 1, 1918 ; changed rate to 
F2C., November 5, 1918; to F1C., December 1, 1918. Sailed from New York, 
July 1, 1918, on U. S. S. Kilty. Landed at Fiume, Austria, July, 1919. To 
Venice, Italy, July 30, 1919. Acting W. T., July, 1919. Sailed from Spalato, 
Dalmatia, October 27, 1919, on U. S. S. Kilty. Landed at New York, November 
14, 1919. Discharged December 1, 1919. 

OELSCHLAGER, CARL, Odell, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

121 Inf. 328 Inf. 

OELSCHLAGER, AUGUST, Odell, Illinois. Born October 26, 1892, Odell, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. C, 121 Inf. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., September 15, 1918. 
Sailed from Camp Mills, New York, October 5, 1918, on Orizaba. Landed at 
Brest, France, October 15, 1918. Trained at New Chateau, October 17-28, 1918. 
Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 328 Inf., 82 Div., November 6, 1918. To hospital, 
Dijon, France, December 22, 1918, sickness. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, 
April 18, 1919, on U. S. S. Siboney. Landed at New York, April 27, 1919. To 
U. S. Debark. Hosp. No. 5, April 27, 1919 ; to Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, June 5, 
1919. Discharged July 5, 1919. 

166 D. B. 13 Inf. 

OGDEN, WILLIAM I., Coalinga, California. Born September 13, 1886, Jasper, 
Missouri. Tooldresser. Inducted July 24, 1918, Fresno, California. To Camp 
Lewis, Washington. Pvt., 25 Co., 166 D. B. Transferred to Co. 1, 13 Inf., 8 Div., 



Livingston County in the World War 365 

Fremont, California, August 15, 1918. To Camp Mills, New York, October 28, 
1918 ; boarded transport November 2, 1918 ; disembarked November 4, 1918 ; re- 
mained at Camp Mills to December 1, 1918 ; transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 13 Inf., 
Camp Merritt, New Jersey; entrained for California, July 12, 1919. Discharged 
July 18, 1919. 

M. M. A. S. M. 

OLIVER, JAMES F., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born September 30, 1898, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Mechanic. Enlisted December 3, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. 
To San Antonio, Texas, December 15, 1917 ; to Augusta, Georgia, December 24, 
1917. Pvt., Co. 20, 1st Reg. M. M. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, Feb- 
ruary 13, 1918, on McKinley. Landed at Brest, France, February 25, 1918. 
Trained at Epinal, France, June, 1918-January 1, 1919 ; Brest, France, May 1- 
June 4, 1919. Transferred to Co. 201, Air Service Mechanics, August, 1918. 
Sailed from Brest, France, June 4, 1919, on Imperator. Landed at Newport 
News, June 13, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 30, 1919. Discharged July 2, 1919. 

63 C. A. C. 

OLIVER, MERTON, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born August 15, 1895, Chatsworth, 
Illinois. Enlisted April 25, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. To Ft. Monroe, Vir- 
ginia, May 1, 1917. Pvt, Batt. C, 53 C. A. C. Transferred to Ft. Adams, Rhode 
Island, July 20, 1917. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, June, 1917. Sailed from Ft. 
Adams, August 24, 1917, on Panaman. Landed at Liverpool, England, Septem- 
ber 19, 1917. Engagements : St. Mihiel Salient, September 6-20, 1918. Sailed 
from St. Nazaire, France, February 25, 1919, on Nancemond. Landed at New- 
port News, Virginia, March 11, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, March 29, 1919. 
Discharged April 3, 1919. 

OLMSTEAD, BEN, Fairbury, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

121 Inf. 328 Inf. 

OLSON, BEN, Blackstone, Illinois. Born December 18, 1893, Rowe, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., Co. E, 121 Inf., 31 Div. Transferred to Co. I, 328 Inf., 82 Div., November 
, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 5, 1918, on Orizaba. Landed 
at Brest, France, October 15, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 10, 1919, 
on Ohioan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 25, 1919. Discharged 
May 30, 1919. 

A. N. C. 

OLSON, RACHAEL, Fairbury, Illinois. Born July 13, 1879, Chicago, Illinois. 
Graduate nurse. Enlisted November 1, 1918, Fairbury, Illinois. To Camp Cus- 
ter. Army Nurse Corps. Transferred to Reconstruction Hospital, Detroit, Mich- 
igan, December 23, 1918. Discharged April 3, 1919. 



366 Livingston County in the World War 

B. A. T. 0. 

OMER, DANIEL OLIVER, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 11, 1900, Quincy, 
Illinois. Moulder. Inducted October 1, 1918, Hanover, Indiana. Pvt., S. A. 
T. C., Hanover College. Transferred to Camp Taylor Personnel School, Novem- 
ber 8, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., October 10, 1918 ; to Sgt, October 15, 1918 ; to 
Color Sgt., December 1, 1918. Discharged December 16, 1918. 

121 Inf. 112 Inf. 

OMMEN, OTTO W., Charlotte, Illinois. Born February 24, 1891, Charlotte, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. F, 121 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 5, 
1918, on Orizaba. Landed at Brest, France, October 15, 1918. Trained at Brest 
to October 25, 1918. Transferred to Co. F, 112 Inf., 28 Div., November 8, 1918. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, April 19, 1919, on Pocahontas. Landed at Philadelphia, 
April 30, 1919 ; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, April 30, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illi- 
nois, May 11, 1919. Discharged May 15, 1919. 

4 HI. Inf. 130 Inf. Air Service 41 Inf. 

OPPEY, GLENN C., Fairbury, Illinois. Born December 6, 1894, Jamestown, 
North Dakota. Army Officer. Enlisted October 25, 1915, Co. M, 4 111. Inf., 
Champaign, Illinois. Mobilized June 19, 1916, Springfield, Illinois. Pvt. Trans- 
ferred to Hdqrs. Co., 4 111. Inf., July 1, 1916. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., July 1, 
1916 ; commissioned 2d Lt., August 29, 1916, and assigned to Co. L, 4 111. Inf. 
Stationed at Camp Wilson, Texas. Mustered out of federal service, March 17, 

1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. World War Service : Ordered into federal service 
at Olney, Illinois, July 25, 1917; transferred to Hdqrs., 1st Batt., 4 111. Inf., 
August 15, 1917. To Camp Logan, Texas, October 9, 1917. Regiment re-desig- 
nated 130 U. S. Inf., October 9, 1917. Transferred to Co. F, 130 Inf., Camp 
Logan, October 12, 1917 ; to Co. B, 130 Inf., December 22, 1917. Promoted to 
1st Lt., Inf., November 17, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 16, 

1918, on Agamemnon. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Ab- 
beville, France, May 24- August 1, 1918. Regiment in action and reserve August 
1-November 11, 1918 ; attached to Air Service, October 8, 1918. Assgd. Artillery 
Observer in Air Service, October 8, 1918 ; attended Air Service Schools, October 
8, 1918-February 11, 1919 ; assgd. 12 Aero Sqdn., February 11, 1919. Engage- 
ments : Somme Offensive, August 8-11, 1918 ; Saint Mihiel, September 12, 1918 ; 
Meuse-Argonne, September 26-October 9, 1918. Army of Occupation : Coblenz, 
Germany, February 11-April 16, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, June 11, 1919, 
on Kronprinz Frederick Wilhelm. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 19, 

1919, Assgd. Recruiting District of New York, New York City, June 19, 1919. 
Commissioned 1st Lt., R. A., July 1, 1920; promoted to Capt., July 1, 1920. 
Transferred to 41 Inf., February 9, 1921. Assgd. Hdqrs., 3d Corps Area, Ft. 
Howard, Maryland, September 14, 1921. 



Livingston County in the World War 367 

68 O. A. C. 

ORTH, ELMER A., Dwight, Illinois. Born September 30, 1886, Sears, Michi- 
gan. Bridge builder. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 
9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at London, England, August 25, 1918. 
Trained at Libourne, Prance, September 3, 1918-January 23, 1919. Sailed from 
Bordeaux, Prance, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New 
Jersey, February 16, 1919; to Camp Mills, New York, February 16, 1919; to 
Camp Grant, Illinois, February 25, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

IT. 8. N. 

ORTH, THEODORE, Fairbury, Illinois. Born January 9, 1895, Fairbury, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Enlisted May 8, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Great Lakes, Illi- 
nois. L. E. R., o. L, 7 Reg., Camp Perry ; transferred to S2C., Co. K, 7 Reg., 
Camp Perry, September 29, 1918. Discharged February 27, 1919, Camp Barry. 

2 Prov. Reg. 121 Inf. 162 Inf. 

ORTMAN, DONALD ALFRED, Fairbury, Illinois. Born February 3, 1895, Ash- 
kum, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 20, 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 121 
Inf., Camp Wheeler, July 15, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 
5, 1918, on Orizaba. Landed at Brest, France, October 15, 1918. Trained at 
Centres, France, October 27, 1918-January 15, 1919. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 
162 Inf., October 24, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, February 7, 1919, on Can- 
opic. Landed at New York, February 19, 1919 ; to Camp Dix, February 19, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, March 3, 1919. Discharged March 11, 1919. 

8. A. T. O. 

ORTMAN, FRANK JAMES, Cullom, Illinois. Born December 6, 1899, Cullom, 
Illinois. Student. Enlisted July 16, 1918, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. S. A. T. C. 
Camp. Qualified as instructor; sent to St. Viator's College, October 1, 1918. 
Acting Sgt, and Instructor, October 1, 1918. Discharged December 12, 1918. 

Kct. Det. 41 Brig. 

ORTMAN, JOSEPH JOHN, Cullom, Illinois. Born May 29, 1901, (Army age 
given as May 29, 1899), Cullom, Illinois. Clerk. Enlisted May 4, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, May 13, 1918. To Ft. Totten, New 
York. Pvt., 6 Ret. Det., and Co. 2. Transferred to 41 Brig. Hdqrs. Co., Camp 
Eustis, Virginia, September 19, 1918; to Camp Stuart, Virginia, November 7, 
1918 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, Staten Island, November 23, 1918 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, December 15, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., September 18, 1918. Discharged 
December 23, 1918, Camp Grant. 



368 Livingston County in tlie World War 

IT. S. N. 

ORTMAN, Louis C., Cullom, Illinois. Born June 11, 1898, Cullom, Illinois. 
Electrician. Enlisted August 9, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Great Lakes, Illinois. 
A. S., U. S. N. Transferred to Hampton Koads, Virginia, September, 1918 ; to U. 
S. S. Ohio, October, 1918; to Receiving Ship, New York, December, 1918; to 
Naval Overseas Transportation Service, New York, January, 1919. Promoted to 
Elec., on U. S. S. Freehold, February, 1919 ; attached to Base 8, Mine Sweeping 
Division while aboard U. S. S. Freehold. Was aboard U. S. S. Freehold when it 
was sunk in North River, April 17, 1919, by troop-ship Saxonia. Discharged July 
23, 1919, Great Lakes. 

34 C. A. O. 36 C. A. 0. 

OSBOENE, LEO, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 4, 1898, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Shoeworker. Enlisted July 27, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri ; to Camp Eustis, Virginia. Pvt., Batt. A, 34 C. A. C. Trans- 
ferred to Batt. F, 36 C. A. C., Camp Eustis, September, 1918. Discharged De- 
cember 21, 1918, Camp Grant. 

3 111. Inf. Q. M. C. M. T. C. 

OSBORNE, OAKLEY C., Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 12, 1892. Telephone re- 
pairman. Mexican Border Service : Mobilized June 19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf., N. G. To Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Discharged Septem- 
ber 7, 1916, Ft. Sam Houston. World War Service: Enlisted May 20, 1918, 
Washington, D. C. To Jacksonville, Florida, June 1, 1918. Pvt., Q. M. C. Trans- 
ferred to M. T. C., Camp Hill, Virginia. Sailed from Camp Hill, July 18, 1918, 
on Princess Matoika. Landed at Brest, France, August 1, 1918. Sailed from 
LeHavre, France, May 17, 1919, on LaTourraine. Landed at New York, May 27, 
1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 27, 1919 ; to Mitchell Field, May 28, 
1919. Discharged June 2, 1919. 

OSBORNE, DALY, Pontiac, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 
OSBORNE, Ross, Pontiac, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

68 C. A. C. 

OSBORNE, WILLARD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 13, 1896, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Cook. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New 
York. Pvt., Co. 10, C. A. C. Transferred to Batt. F, 68 C. A. C., Ft. Wright. 
Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at 
Tilbury Docks, London, England, August 24, 1918 ; to LeHavre, France, Sep- 
tember 3, 1918. Trained at Libourne, Bordeaux Dist., France, September 3, 1918- 
January 23, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919. Landed at 



Livingston County in the World War 369 

New York Harbor, February 16, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, New Jersey, February 16, 
1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 25, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

OUSLEY, CLYDE JAMES, Fairbury, Illinois. Born March 31, 1892, Holla, 
Missouri. Barber. Enlisted April 30, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 
25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. 
Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., (formerly 3 111. Inf., N. G.) Promoted to Cpl., June 
15, 1918 ; to Sgt., November 15, 1918. Sailed from New York, May 10, 1918, on 
U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Bussie- 
Busse, France, June 5-15, 1918; Allonville, France, June 18-July 3, 1918. En- 
gagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918 ; Dan- 
nevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat 
Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse 
River ; Somme-Amiens, with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert 
Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, Sep- 
tember 7-26, 1918; Troy on Sector, Woevre District, October 24-November 9, 
1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 
1918. Division Citation, October 10, 1918, Consenvoye. Army of Occupation: 
Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

50 Inf. 

OUTRAM, CLARENCE E., Bloomington, Illinois. Born August 9, 1897, Long 
Point, Illinois. Clerk. Enlisted May 2, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jeffer^ 
son Barracks, Missouri. To Camp Custis Bay, Maryland. Pvt., Co. G, 50 Inf. 
Transferred with this organization to Edgewood, Maryland, May 28, 1918; to 
Camp Mills, Long Island, June 21, 1918 ; to Camp Sevier, South Carolina, Octo- 
ber 7, 1918; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, December 18, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 
1C1., August 20, 1918 ; to Cpl., November 3, 1918. To Camp Grant, Illinois, May 
20, 1919. Discharged May 23, 1919. 

163 D. B. 339 F. A. 315 San. Tr. 

OUTRAM, JOSEPH G., Long Point, Illinois. Born February 14, 1894, Long 
Point, Illinois. Bookkeeper. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 163 D. B. Transferred to Batt. E, 339 F. A, ; to Field 
Hosp. Co. 357, 315 San. Tr., 90 Div., Camp Travis, Texas, May 23, 1918; to 
Camp Mills, Long Island, June 17, 1918. Sailed from Camp Mills, June 28, 1918, 
on S. S. Melita. Landed at Liverpool, England, July 10, 1918; to Southampton, 



370 Livingston County in the World War 

England; to LeHavre, France, July 13, 1918. Trained at Recey-sur-Ource, 
France, July 16- August 20, 1918. Engagements: Toul Sector, August 23-Octo- 
ber 10, 1918 ; St. Mihiel Offensive, September 12-16, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Of- 
fensive, October 20-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Hetzerath, Ger- 
many, December 10-21, 1918 ; Daun, Germany, December 22-27, 1918 ; Gerol- 
stein, Germany, December 27, 1918-May 19, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
France, May 27, 1919, on U. S. S. Kentuckian. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
June 7, 1919; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, June 7, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illi- 
nois, June 18,- 1919. Discharged June 19, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

OVERMIEB, HARRY G., Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 27, 1901, Wing, Illinois. 
Farm laborer. Enlisted March 24, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 
1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. Discharged August 6, 1917, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. 

OVERTON, HERBERT W., Forrest, Illinois. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. (Further information not available. Record 
not returned.) 

Naval Avia. 

OVERTURE, NEWTON CHESTER, Saunemin, Illinois. Born December 10, 1892, 
DuBois, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted January 18, 1918, St. Louis, Missouri. Mo- 
bilized March 5, 1918, St. Louis; to Charleston, South Carolina. Lds., Q. M. 
(A), U. S. Naval Aviation; to Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, August 1, 
1918 ; to Philadelphia, November 5, 1918 ; to Charleston, South Carolina, No- 
vember 27, 1918 ; to Rockaway Beach Naval Air Station, Long Island, December 
25, 1918. Promoted to Q. M. 2C. (A), October 1, 1918. Discharged May 5, 1919, 
St. Louis. 

OXLEY, HORACE, Strawn, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

129 Inf. 

PAGE, HARRY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 10, 1894, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Butcher. Enlisted October 5, 1915, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican Border Service: 
Mobilized June 25, 1916, Springfield, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf., N. G. To 
Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. Promoted to Mechanic. Mustered out of 
Federal Service, February 21, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. World War Service: 
Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mess Sgt., Co. F, 129 Inf. To Camp 
Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. 
Trained at Bussus, France. Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 



Livingston County in the World War 371 



11, 1918 ; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, 
Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank 
of Meuse River ; Somme- Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26-August 
6, 1918; Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun 
Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 
24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, No- 
vember 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 
7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Le- 
viathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, May 
22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

M. C. 

PALMER, DR. FRANKLIN WILBUR, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born June 11, 1873, 
Sandwich, Illinois. Physician. Commissioned 1st Lt, M. C., Ft. Riley, Kansas, 
April 9, 1918. Transferred to Mobilization Camp Exam. Station, Camp Pike, 
Arkansas, June 14, 1918. Discharged February 2, 1919. 

341 P. A. 115 F. A. 

PALMORE, THOMAS B., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born October 3, 1887, Per- 
simon, Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted September 18, 1917, Littleton, Colorado. 
To Camp Funston, Kansas. Pvt., Batt. B, 341 F. A., 89 Div. Transferred to 
Batt. B, 115 F. A., 30 Div., Camp Sevier, South Carolina, April 15, 1918. Sailed 
from New York, June 4, 1918, on Mauretania. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
June 11, 1918 ; at LeHavre, France, June 14, 1918. Trained at Camp Caed- 
guidon, June 16-August 20, 1918. Engagements: Toul Offensive, August 28- 
September 10, 1918 ; St. Mihiel Offensive, September 11-13, 1918 ; Argonne For- 
est, September 25-October 5, 1918 ; Woevre, October 10-November 11, 1918. Army 
of Occupation: Lintgen, Luxemburg, December 8, 1918-January 10, 1919. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, March 13, 1919, on Koenigen der Nederlanden. 
Landed at Charleston, South Carolina, March 28, 1919 ; to Camp Jackson, South 
Carolina, March 28, 1919 ; to Camp Dodge, Iowa, April 10, 1919 ; to Fort D. A. 
Russell, Wyoming. Discharged April 17, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

PAMPEL, CLAUDE EARL, Graymont, Illinois. Born April 10, 1895, Gray- 
mont, Illinois. Teacher. Enlisted June 3, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized 
July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Houston, 
Texas, September 13, 1917. Discharged December 20, 1917, S. C. D. 

A. N. C. 

PAMPEL, IVA BELLE, Graymont, Illinois. Born November 30, 1892, Gray- 
mont, Illinois. Graduate Nurse, R. N. Enlisted November 12, 1918, Chicago, 
Illinois. To Gen. Hosp. No. 43, National Soldiers' Home, Virginia, November 
14, 1918. Discharged September 30, 1919. 



372 Livingston-County in the World War 

, . 339 F. A. 315 San. Tr. 

PARK, JOHANNES B., Flanagan, Illinois. Born June 24, 1886, Flanagan, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Batt. E, 339 F. A. Transferred to Field Hosp. o. 357, 315 San. Tr., 
90 Div., Camp Travis, Texas, May 23, 1918. Sailed from New York City, June 
28, 1918, on Melita. Landed at Liverpool, England, July 10, 1918 ; at Le Havre, 
France, July 13, 1918. Trained at Eecey-sur-Ource, France, July 15-August 18, 
1918. Engagements : Toul Sector, August 23-October 10, 1918 ; St. Mihiel Of- 
fensive, September 12-16, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October 20-November 
11, 1918. Army of Occupation : Luxemburg, December 5-7, 1918 ; Karthaus, 
Germany, December 7-9, 1918; Daun, Germany, December 9-25, 1918; Gerol- 
stein, Germany, December 25, 1918-May 20, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
France, May 27, 1919, on Kentuckian. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 7, 
1919; to Camp Merritt, June 7, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 16, 1919. Dis- 
charged June 19, 1919. 

a. A. T. c. 

PARK, JOHN MARTIN, Flanagan, Illinois. Born November 24, 1896, Long 
Point Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Voluntary induction October 15, 
1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Peoria, Illinois. Pvt., Co. 2, Sect. B, S. A. T. C., 
Bradley Polytechnic Institute. Discharged December 12, 1918. 

349 Inf. 131 Inf. 361 Inf. 167 Inf. 

PARKER, FRANK, Dwight, Illinois. Born November 18, 1889, "Wath on 
Dearne, Nr. Rotherham, Yorkshire, England. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 
1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. Trans- 
ferred to Sup. Co., 131 Inf., Camp Logan, November 6, 1917; to Rock Island 
Arsenal ; to Sup. Co., 131 Inf., 33 Div. ; to Co. B, 361 Inf., 81 Div. ; to Hdqrs. 
Co., 167 Inf., 42 Div., August 29, 1918. Sailed from New York, August 5, 1918, 
on Aquitania. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 12, 1918. Promoted to 
Pvt., 1C1, August 28, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel, September 12, 1918. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, April 11, 1919, on Edward Luekenbach. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, April 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, April 
22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 27, 1919. Discharged April 29, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

PARMUTH, DAVID, Odell, Illinois. Born October 1, 1889, Priluki, Russia. 
Poultry dealer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, 
New York. Pvt., Batt. F, 68 C. A. . Promoted to Pvt., 1C1, July 16, 1918. 
Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at 
LeHavre, France, August 29, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France. Sailed from 
Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at New York, Feb- 
ruary 15, 1919; to Camp Mills, February 16, 1919; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 
21, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, February 27, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 373 

Tr. Det. 

PARRETT, CLARENCE W., Strawn, Illinois. Inducted August 15, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Pvt., Tr. Det. 
(Record not returned.) 

U. 8. N. 

PARSONS, E. RUSSELL, Forrest, Illinois. Born February 10, 1898, Chicago, 
Illinois. Enlisted July 17, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. S2C., U. S. N. Discharged 
March 28, 1919, N. T. S., Great Lakes. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

PATTEN, WALTER L., Dwight, Illinois. Born February 21, 1895, Ransom, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. M, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. K, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, 
Arkansas, November 21, 1917 ; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, June 16, 1918. Pro^ 
moted to Cpl., August 18, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 26, 

1918, on Llanstephen Castle. Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, September 9, 
1918 ; at Cherbourg, France, September 12, 1918. Trained at Perinac, Pons, St. 
Nazaire, and Monitor, France, September 18-November 11, 1918. Sailed from 
St. Nazaire, France, March 15, 1919, on Alaskan. Landed at .Hoboken, New 
Jersey, March 31, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, March 31, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, April 14, 1919. Discharged April 17, 1919. 

20 Engrs. 

PATTERSON, BERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 24, 1893, Golden Gate, Illi- 
nois. Lumberman. Enlisted February 12, 1918, Ft. Wright, Washington. To 
Camp American University, Washington, D. C. Pvt., 27 Co., 20 Engrs. Pro- 
moted to Pvt., 1C1. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, March 29, 1918, on 
Northern Pacific. Landed at Brest, France, April 7, 1918. Stationed at Mouthe, 
France, April 11, 1918-January 15, 1919 ; at Ponteux, France, January 18-May 
15, 1919. Served in 20 Engrs. Forestry. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 
17, 1919, on K. J. Luckenbach. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 1, 1919 ; 
to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, June 1, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 18, 

1919. Discharged June 19, 1919. 

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T. A. School Troops 

PATTERSON, WILLIAM, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 4, 1895, Wayne Co^ 
Illinois. Teamster. Inducted October 2, 1917, New Madrid, Mo. To Camp 
Funston, Kansas. Pvt., 348 Sup. Co., F. A. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 336 
F. A., Camp Pike, Arkansas ; to Co. A, School Troops, C. 0. T. S. Promoted to 
Pvt., 1C1. Discharged December 9, 1918, Camp Pike. 



374 Livingston County in the World War 

36 Inf. 159 D. B. 

PATTON, CHARLES LESLIE, Elkhart, Indiana. Born August 23, 1886, Minonk, 
Illinois. Paper cleaner. Inducted May 20, 1918, Elkhart, Indiana. To Colum- 
bus, Ohio; to Ft. Snelling, Minnesota. Pvt., Co. C, 36 Inf. Transferred to 
Camp Devens, Massachusetts, August 11, 1918 ; to 11 Co. 159 D. B., Camp Taylor, 
Kentucky, January 24, 1919. Discharged February 1, 1919. 

PATTY, JAMES DAN, Gridley, Illinois. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Jackson, South Carolina. (Record not returned.) 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

PAUL, ARVIL L., Saunemin, Illinois. Born, Birkmill, Kentucky. Farmer. 
Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. M, 349 Inf., Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Transferred to Co. K, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, Arkansas. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, June 19, 1918, on S. S. Delta. Landed at Liverpool, Eng- 
land, July 16, 1918. Transferred to Co. F, 349 Inf., July 24, 1918. Promoted to 
Cpl., September 20, 1918. Engagements : Chateau-Thierry, July 24- August 7, 
1918; Toul Sector, August 13-September 13, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, September 
26-October 18, 1918. Gassed October 18, 1918, Argonne Forest; to hospital, 
Bordeaux, France, October 18, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, May 19, 1919, 
on Finland. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, June 1, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, June 8, 1919. Discharged June 10, 1919. 

C. A. O. 12 A. A. Sect. 

PAUL, JOE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 4, 1885, Siracuse, Italy. Sec- 
tion laborer. Inducted June 4, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri ; to Ft. Terry, New York. Pvt., Co. 8, 1 Bn., C. A. C. Trans- 
ferred to 17 Batt., 12 A. A. Sect., Ft. Terry, August 15, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 
1C1., September 1, 1918. Sailed from New York, September 26, 1918, on George 
Washington. Landed at Brest, France, October 2, 1918. Stationed at Verdun, 
October 3, 1918- January 3, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, January 6, 1919. 
Landed at New York, January 14, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, January 14, 1919 ; to 
Camp Grant, February 6, 1919. Discharged February 19, 1919. 

121 Inf. 167 Inf. 

PAYNE, ELCHARD, Fairbury, Illinois. Born January 29, 1895, Glasgow, 
Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. G, 121 Inf. To Camp Mills, September 11, 1918. 
Sailed from New York City, October 5, 1918, on Orizaba. Landed at Brest, 
France, October 15, 1918. Trained at Brest to October 24, 1918. Transferred to 
Co. F, 167 Inf., Rainbow Div., November 12, 1918. Army of Occupation: 
Westum, Germany, December 15, 1918- April 6, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
April 15, 1919, on Montana. Landed at New York City, April 25, 1919 ; to 
Camp Merritt, April 25, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, May 6, 1919. Discharged May 
10, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 375 

Q. M. C. 

PAYNE, GROVER S., East View, Kentucky. Born, July 29, 1892, Melrose, 
Kentucky. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, for 
Livingston Co. Local Board. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt, Q. M. C. 
Discharged February 28, 1919, Camp Grant, Illinois. 

S. A. T. C. O. T. 0. 

PEARRE, WILLIAM PAYSON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 16, 1898, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Student. Inducted October 1, 1918, Champaign, Illinois. 1st Sgt., 
S. A. T. C., University of Illinois. Transferred to 0. T. C., Camp Grant, Illinois, 
November 11, 1918. Discharged December 31, 1918. 

163 D. B. 88 Inf. 

PEARSON, HOWARD, Pontiac, Illinois. Born October 16, 1897, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted September 5, 1918, Primghar, Iowa. To Camp Dodge, 
Iowa. Pvt., Co. 58, 15 Bn., 163 D. B. Transferred to Co. F, 88 Inf., 19 Div., 
Camp Dodge, October 24, 1918. Discharged January 17, 1919, Camp Dodge. 

163 D. B. 137 Inf. 

PEMBERTON, LEWIS EMERY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 6, 1886, Rooks 
Creek, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted April 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. I, 163 D. B. Transferred to Camp Mills, New York, 
April 22, 1918 ; to Co. L, 137 Inf., France, May 18, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 
1CL, October 1, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 1, 1918, on Mis- 
sanabie. Landed at Liverpool, England, May 14, 1918. Trained at Alleney, 
France. Engagements: St. Mihiel Offensive, September 12-16, 1918; Meuse- 
Argonne, September 26-October 1, 1918; Wesserling Sector, June 19-July 10, 
1918; Gerardmer Sector, August 17-September 18, 1918; Sommedieue, October 
14-November 6, 1918. Gassed October 1, 1918; to hospital, Vichy, France, Octo- 
ber 5, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, April 13, 1919, on Manchuria. Landed 
at New York, April 23, 1919 ; to Camp Upton, New York, April 23, 1919 ; to 
Camp Grant, Illinois, May 5, 1919. Discharged May 7, 1919. 

2 Prov. Beg. 122 Inf. 116 Inf. 

PEDERSEN, KRISTIAN, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 16, 1890, Denmark. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. B, 122 Inf., 31 Div., Camp Wheeler, 
July 18, 1918. Sailed from Camp Mills, October 7, 1918, on Kroonland. Landed 
at Brest, France, October 21, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France, October 25-29, 
1918. Transferred to Co. A, 116 Inf., 29 Div., November 9, 1918. Promoted to 
Pvt., 1CL, November 22, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 9, 1919, on 
Matsonia. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, May 20, 1919 ; to -Camp Stuart, 
Virginia, May 20, 1919; to Camp Lee, Virginia, May 25, 1919; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois. Discharged June 2, 1919. 



376 Livingston County in the World War 

129 Inf.; 

PEPPARD, EDWARD LEO, Flanagan, Illinois. Born February 22, 1898, Flana- 
gan, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted September 11, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt, Co. F, 129 Inf. Promoted to 
Cpl., May 20, 1918 ; to Sgt., November 21, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 
1918. Trained at Brest, May 24-June 23, 1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne 
Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 
26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, 
with XVII French Corps, on East Bank of Meuse River ; Somme-Amiens Sector, 
with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. 
E. F., August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; 
Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, Ria- 
ville, St. Hilaire, 'Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occu- 
pation : Ettelbruek, Luxemburg, December 20, 1918-February 22, 1919 ; Ober- 
feulen, Luxemburg, February 22-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
May 15, 1919, on Leviathan, Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to 
Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. 
Discharged June 6, 1919. 

314 F. A. 

PEPPERDINE, FRED, Chatsworth, Illinois. Capt., Co. C, 314 F. A. (Record 
not returned.) 

313 Engrs. 

PERRIN, BENJAMIN F., Belleville, Illinois. Born March 14, 1889, Mascoutah, 
Illinois. Plumber. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. F, 313 Engrs. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, November 1, 1917; 
to Cpl., February 1, 1918. Sailed from New York, August 16, 1918, on H. M. S. 
Plassy. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 28, 1918. Trained at Les 
Laumes, France, September 2-16, 1918; at Villers-sur-Sauluot, September 17-30, 
1918. Engagements: Center. Sector, Haute Alsace, October 5-November 9, 1918. 
Stationed at Arnaville, France, November 18, 1918-January 10, 1919 ; Boviolles, 
France, January 10-February 18, 1919 ; Gondrecourt, France, February 18-May 
19, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 25, 1919, on U. S. S. Madawaska. 
Landed at New York, June 6, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, Long Island, June 6, 1919 ; 
to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 10, 1919. Promoted to Sgt., June 1, 1919. Dis- 
charged June 10, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

PERRY, GEORGE HENRY, Fairbury, Illionis. Born September 9, 1891, Hehry, 
Illinois. Shoe salesman. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., 6 Co., L. I. S. Transferred to Batt. D, 68 C. A. C., 



Livingston County in the World War 377 

Ft. Wright, June 7, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on 
Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, August 25, 1918 ; at LeHavre, 
France, August 29, 1918. Trained at Vayres, France, September 1, 1918-January 
23, 1919. Promoted to Cpl., November 1, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, 
February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 
1919; to Camp Mills, New York, February 16, 1919; to Ft. Wadsworth, Staten 
Island, February 20, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 28, 1919. Dis- 
charged March 6, 1919. 

106 Ammun. Tr. A. E. D. 

PETER, JACOB G., Fairbury, Illinois. Born April 26, 1893, Fairbury, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., 106 Amm. Tr., 31 Div. Transferred to Aux. Rem. Dep. 311, Centaur, 
Georgia, September 6, 1918 ; to Horseshoeing School. Promoted to Auto Mech., 
and assigned Chauf ., Lt. Col. Jones. Promoted to 1st Sgt, March 24, 1919. Dis- 
charged May 22, 1919. 

72 C. A. O. 

PETER, JOHN, JR., Fairbury, Illinois. Born August 19, 1894, Joliet, Illinois. 
Shipping clerk. Inducted April 2, 1918, Joliet, Illinois. To Ft. McWilliams, 
Maine. Pvt., 19 Co., C. A. C. Transferred to 72 C. A. C., Ft. McWilliams, June 
15, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., July 1, 1918 ; to Wagoner, October 15, 1918. 
Sailed from Montreal, Canada, August 7, 1918, on Takada. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, August 25, 1918 ; at LeHavre, France, August 29, 1918. Sailed from 
Pauillac, France, March 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Santa Anna. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, March 29, 1919 ; to Camp Upton, New York, March 29, 1919 ; to 
Camp Grant, Illinois, April 12, 1919. Discharged April 17, 1919. 

4 Inf. Eep. 336 F. & O. Co. 

PETERSON, FRANK RIQUARTZ, Dwight, Illinois. Born June 8, 1894, Dwight, 
Illinois. Painter and decorator. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 4 Rep. Inf. Rejected May 31, 1918, S. C. D. In- 
ducted August 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois, for Limited Service. To Syracuse Ret. 
Camp, New York. Transferred to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, 336 F. & G. Co., 
and M. P. duty, June, 1918-January, 1919. Discharged January 4, 1919, Camp 
Grant, Illinois. 

C. A. C. Q. M. C. 

PETERSON, JOHN T., Morristown, New Jersey. Born May 11, 1889, Dwight, 
Illinois. Painter and decorator. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 3 Co., L. I. S., C. A. C. Transferred to 
Q. M. C., June 21, 1918, Ft. Wright. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., September 13, 
1918; to Sgt, (Painter), December 20, 1918. Discharged April 24, 1919, Ft. 
Wright. New York. 



378 Livingston County in the World War 



46 Inf. 

PETERSON, NELS M., Dwight, Illinois. Born October 1, 1888, Wenona, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted May 31, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. Thomas, Ken- 
tucky; to Camp Sheridan, Alabama. Pvt., Co. M, 36 Inf. To Camp Grant, 
Illinois, February 5, 1919. Discharged February 13, 1919. 

PETERSON, PETE, Pontiac, Illinois. (All mail returned unclaimed.) 



349 Inf. 346 Inf. 

PETROPOUL, PERICLES N., Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 11, 1893, Scopo 
Thracy, Turkey. Restaurant owner. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. L, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. M, 
346 Inf., 87 Div., Camp Pike, Arkansas, November 20, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., 
December 26, 1917; to Sgt, February 1, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New 
Jersey, August 26, 1918, on Llandstephen Castle. Landed at Tilbury Docks, 
England, September 9, 1918. Engaged in engineering work, Montoir, France. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, March 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Alaskan. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, March 31, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, March 
31, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 13, 1919. Discharged April 18, 1919. 



4 Rep. Reg. J. A. R. T. 330 Inf. 132 Inf. 

PFEFFINGER, WALTER F., Gridley, Illinois. Born March 1, 1893, Waldo 
Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred 
to 40 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf., July 8, 1918 ; to J. A. R. T., Camp Merritt, July 15, 
1918. Sailed from New York, July 21, 1918, on Plattsburg. Landed at Liver- 
pool, England, August 5, 1918. Trained at LeMans, France, August 16-Sep- 
tember 26, 1918, with Co. K, 330 Inf. Transferred to Co. G, 132 Inf., 33 Div., 
September 26, 1918. Engagements: Bois de Chaume, Verdun Sector, Octo- 
ber 8, 1918. Army of Occupation : Saarburg, Germany, December 14-17, 1918 ; 
Luxemburg, December 20, 1918-April 25, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
May 9, 1919, on Mt. Vernon. Landed at New York, May 17, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, 
Long Island, May 17, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 25, 1919. Discharged 
May 31, 1919. 

IT. 8. N. R. F. 

PHELPS, CECIL CHARLES, Fairbury, Illinois. Born December 14, 1884, Fair- 
bury, Illinois. Musician. Enlisted August 9, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. Mus., 
1C1., 3d Reg. Band, U. S. N. R. F. Transferred to 2d Reg. Band. Assigned to 
transport duty aboard the U. S. S. Finland, making first trip to France on De- 
cember 11, 1918 ; made 8 trips. Released from active duty, October 2, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 379 

129 Inf. 

PHELPS, FRANK, Fairbury, Illinois. Born November 8, 1887, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Printer. Enlisted 3 111. Inf., N. G. Mexican Border Service: Mobil- 
ized June 19, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt, Co. F, 3 111. Inf. To Camp Wilson, 
San Antonio, Texas. Mustered from Federal Service, February 21, 1917, Ft. 
Sheridan, Illinois. World War Service: Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. pl., 
Co. F, 129 Inf., (formerly 3 111. Inf.) Transferred to Sup. Co., 129 Inf. Pro- 
moted to Reg. Sup. Sgt. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on 
U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained in Brit- 
ish Sector, Eu Training Area. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Sep- 
tember 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 
1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII 
French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River ; Somme- Amiens Sector, with Aus- 
tralian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918; Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F.. 
August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon 
Sector, Woevre Dist, October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, Riaville, 
St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: 
Schieren, Luxemburg, December 20, 1918-April 5, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jer- 
sey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

O. A. O. 

PHELPS, HOMER E., Lutesville, Missouri. Born June 21, 1889. Train dis- 
patcher. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New 
York. Pvt., Cas. C. A. C. Transferred to 6 Co., C. A. C., Ft. Wright, May 11, 
1918; to Co. 1, August 14, 1918; to 14 Co., January 16, 1919. Promoted to 
Cpl., September 17, 1918 ; to Sgt., November 18, 1918. Discharged March 8, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

PHILUPS, CHARLES ORVILLE, Saunemin, Illinois. Born May 2, 1894. Clerk. 
Enlisted September 10, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf., 33 Div. 
To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. (Record not returned.) 



4 D. B. 41 Inf. 

PHILLIPS, HARRY G., Chicago, Illinois. Born April 30, 1893, Saunemin, Illi- 
nois. Timekeeper. Inducted May 31, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Missouri. Pvt., 4 D. B. Transferred to Co. I, 41 Inf., Camp Funston, 
Kansas, June 10, 1918; to Hdqrs. Co., Camp Funston, June 30, 1918. Dis- 
charged January 21, 1919. 



380 Livingston County in the World War 

129 Inf. 
PHILLIPS, HUGH IRA, Onarga, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

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U. S. N. E. P. 

PHILLIPS, KUFUROUS BURNELL, Pontiac, Illinois. Born January 2, 1896, 
Pontiac, Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted April 17, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Great 
Lakes, Illinois. U. S. N. R. F., Cl. 4. Transferred to U. S. N. R. F., Cl. 2, June 
1, 1918. Promoted to Chief Stkp., September 1, 1918; to Ensign, Pay Corps, 
December 19, 1918. Served as Supply Officer on U. S. S. Evansville. Placed on 
inactive duty May 27, 1919, Norfolk, Virginia. 

12 Inf. 62 Inf. 

PHIPPS, JESSE R., Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 31, 1895, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Enlisted December 16, 1917, St. Louis, Missouri. To Nogales, 
Arizona, February 14, 1918. Pvt., Co. E, 12 Inf. Transferred to Co. E, 62 Inf., 
May, 1918 ; to Presidio, California, June 9, 1918. Discharged February 17, 1919, 
Camp Funston. 

PICCOLO, PHILIP, Pontiac, Illinois. (Could not be located. Mail returned 
unclaimed.) 

68 C. A. 0. 

PIERCE, CHESTER D., Dwight, Illinois. Born November 18, 1892, Elgin, 
Illinois. Garage mechanic. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 
H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Sup. Co., 68 C. A. C. Sailed from Boston, 
Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, 
England, August 25, 1918. Stationed at Libourne, France, September 1, 1918- 
January 23, 1919. Promoted to Wagoner, August 20, 1918; to Cpl, Septem- 
ber 17, 1918 ; to Sgt., January 27, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, Feb- 
ruary 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919 ; 
to Camp Mills, February 16, 1919; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 20, 1919; to 
Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged March 5, 1919. 

PILLSBURY, E., Pontiac, Illinois. (All mail returned unclaimed.) 

M. T. Co. 103 M. S. T. 314 

PINCKNEY, FRANK, Pontiac, Illinois. Born September 20, 1884, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Manual training instructor. Enlisted May 12, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. 
Mobilized June 1,. 1917, Chicago. To Camp Funston, Kansas. Sgt., Mech., Mo- 
tor Truck Co. 103. Transferred to 314 M. S. T., Camp Funston, December 15, 
1917. Promoted to Sgt., 1C1., Truckmaster, December 23, 1917. Sailed from 



Livingston County in the World War 381 

Hoboken, New Jersey, June 28, 1918, on Lapland. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, July 10, 1918. Trained at Bois-du-Lagney, France, July 28-August 
30, 1918; Toul Sector, September 1-10, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel Of- 
fensive, September 16-October 7, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October 16- 
November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Bitburg, Germany, December 5, 
1918-March 1, 1919 ; Coblenz, Germany, March 2-May 12, 1919. Sailed from 
Brest, France, May 19, 1919, on Rotterdam. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 30, 1919 ; to Camp Upton, Long Island, May 31, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, June 9, 1919. Discharged June 12, 1919. 

349 Inf. 345 M. Q. Bn. 

PITCHER, ALBERT "VV., Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 11, 1891, Eming- 
ton, Illinois. Mail carrier. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. M, 349 Inf., 88 Div. Transferred to Co. A, 345 M. G. 
Bn., 90 Div., Camp Travis, Texas, May 21, 1918. Sailed from Philadelphia, 
June 13, 1918, on British S. S. City of Glasgow. Landed at Liverpool, England, 
June 28, 1918. Trained at Beneuvre, France, July 5-August 17, 1918. Pro- 
moted to Cpl., May 1, 1919. Engagements: St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne, 
September 12-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Dusemond, Germany, 
December 27, 1918-February 18, 1919; Bausendorf, Germany, February 18- 
May 19, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 26, 1919, on U. S. S. Santa 
Cecilia. Landed at New York, June 6, 1919; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, 
June 6, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 11, 1919. Discharged June 14, 1919. 

342 D. B. 360 Inf. 142 Inf. 

PITTENGER, WILFRED LONGWORTH, Pontiac, Illinois. Born December 14, 
1888, Willard, Kansas. Clerk. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 1C1., 342 D. B. Transferred to Co. K, 360 Inf., Camp 
Travis, Texas, May 18, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 14, 1918, 
on Olympic. Landed at Southampton, England, June 21, 1918. Transferred 
to Hdqrs. Co., 142 Inf., June 21, 1918. Engagements: St. Mihiel, September 11- 
15, 1918. Sailed from Savepay, France, December 21, 1918, on Antigone. Landed 
at Newport News, Virginia, January 3, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, Janu- 
ary 13, 1919. Discharged February 12, 1919. 

0. A. C. 

POND, EARL, Pontiac, Illinois. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Ft. H. G, Wright, New York. (Further data not available. Service record 
not returned.) 

POND, LEE, Pontiac, Illinois. Inducted May 11, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. (Further data not available. Service record not 
returned.) 



382 Livingston County in the World War 

POPE, CHARLES I., Cardiff, Illinois. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, 
Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (Record not returned.) 

129 Inf. 131 Inf. 

PORTER, CHARLES MILTON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 2, 1896, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Farmer. Enlisted June 2, 1914, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican Border 
Service : Mobilized at Springfield, Illinois, June, 1916 ; to Camp Wilson, San 
Antonio, Texas. Cpl., Co. F, 3 111. Inf. Promoted to Sgt., July 14, 1916. Mus- 
tered out of federal service, February 21, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. World 
War Service : Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. 1st Sgt., Co. F, 129 
Inf., (formerly 3 111. Inf.) To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas. Transferred to 
131 Inf., November 17, 1917. Sailed from Long Island, May 22, 1918, on S. S. 
Leviathan. Landed at Brest, France, May 30, 1918. Trained at Oisemont, 
France, June 4-10, 1918 ; at Pierregot, France, June 11-July 3, 1918. Promoted 
to 2d Lt, November 17, 1917; to 1st Lt, December 28, 1917; to Capt., August 
16, 1918. Engagements : Attack on Hamel, July 4, 1918 ; Gressaire Wood and 
Chipilly Ridge, August 9, 1918; Argonne-Meuse, September 26, 1918; Consen- 
voye, east of Meuse, October 8, 1918. Severely gassed, Boise de Chaume, Octo- 
ber 10, 1918 ; to Hospital, Pougues-les-Eaux, October 10, 1918. Army of Occu- 
pation: Worneldange, Luxemburg; Serrig, Germany; Reuland, Luxemburg. 
Sailed from Brest, France, May 14, 1919, on U. S. S. Kaiserin Auguste Victoria. 
Landed at Long Island, May 23, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, May 23, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 21, 1919. 

1 111. 149 F. A. O. T. C. 8 F. A. 

PORTER , CLAUDE TILLINGHAST, Dwight, Illinois. Born June 22, 1893, 
Evanston, Illinois. Regular Army Officer. Enlisted June 21, 1916, Chicago, 
Illinois. Mexican Border Service : Mobilized June 21, 1916 ; Chicago. Pvt., 
1st 111. N. G. F. A., (Later 149 F. A.) Stationed at Camp Travis, San Antonio, 
Texas ; Leon Springs, Texas ; Camp Mabry, Texas. Rated 1st Cl. Gunner, Sep- 
tember 1, 1916. Demobilized November 15, 1916, Chicago. World War Service: 
Enlisted 0. T. C., Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, May 1, 1917. Commissioned by ex- 
amination August 7, 1917, 2d Lt., F. A., R. A. Assgd. U. S. Army Service 
Schools, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Transferred to 8 F. A., Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia, November 1, 1917. The 8 F. A. is the heavy motorized regiment of 
the 7 F. A. Brig., 7 Div., R. A. Promoted 1st Lt., F. A., to rank from Au- 
gust 7, 1917; Capt,, F. A. (Temp. R. A.), to rank from July 9, 1918. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, August 18, 1918, on U. S. S. George Washington. 
Landed at Brest, France, August 27, 1918. Trained at Camp de Moucon, France, 
September 20-November 1, 1918; ordered to Front just before Armistice, but 
unable to get transportation; moved to Pont-a-Mousson, M. et M. ; later sta- 
tioned at Vignet Rozieres-en-Blois, Fresnay, Brest. Sailed from Brest, France, 



Livingston County in the World War 383 

June 12, 1919, on U. S. S. Imperator. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 
20, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, Long Island, June 20, 1919 ; to Camp Funston, Kan- 
sas, June 25, 1919. 

2 Prov. Reg. 121 Inf. 49 Inf. 

PORTER, LEE, Detroit, Michigan. Born December 26, 1889, Streator, Illi- 
nois. Machinist. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Beg. Transferred to Co. M, 121 Inf., July 17, 
1918. Promoted to Cpl., August 11, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, 
September 30, 1918, on Caronia. Landed at Brest, France, October 15, 1918. 
Trained at LaBazoge, October 15-19, 1918. Transferred to Co. M, 49 Inf., Oc- 
tober 19, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, January 2, 1919, on George Wash- 
ington. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, January 11, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt. 
January 11, 1919 ; to Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, January 25, 1919. Discharged 
February 15, 1919. 

8 P. A. O. T. S. F. A. B. D. 

PORTER, HARRY BOONE, Chicago, Illinois. Born July 14, 1891, Seattle, 
Washington. Advertising. Enlisted December 12, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Batt. A, 8 F. A. 
Transferred to 7 Div., 4 F. A. 0. T. S., Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas, June 1, 
1918 ; to F. A. C. 0. T. S., Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky, July 1, 1918. Com- 
missioned 2d Lt., F. A., August 17, 1918. Sent to Camp Jackson, South Caro- 
lina; to School of Fire, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Graduated Ft. Sill, November 8, 
1918. To F. A. Rep. Dep., Camp Zachary Taylor. Discharged December 21, 
1918, amp Taylor. 

370 Inf. 163 D. B. 

PORTER, RUSSELL, H., Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 6, 1894, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Elevator operator. Enlisted July 18, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. To 
Peoria, Illinois. Pvt., Co. K, 370 Inf. Dependent Discharge, Camp Logan, 
Texas, October 2, 1917. Inducted August 1, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 1C1., 163 D. B. S. C. D., August 17, 1918. 

PORTER, WESLEY J., Hinsdale, Illinois. (All mail returned unclaimed.) 

2 Prov. Beg. 106 M. P. 49 Inf. 131 Engrs. 

POST, EVERT A., Flanagan, Illinois. Born May 25, 1896, Flanagan, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., 18 Co., 2 Prov. Reg. Transferred to Co. B, 106 M. P., Camp Wheeler, 
July 17, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 6, 1918, on S. S. 
Derbyshire. Landed at Liverpool, England, October 17, 1918. Transferred to 



384 Livingston County in tlie World War 

49 Inf. on detached service, November 11, 1918 ; to Co. A, Prov. Engrs., Decem* 
her 15, 1918 ; to Co. A, 131 Engrs., March 22, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
France, July 5, 1919, on South Bend. Landed at Brooklyn, July 15, 1919 ; to 
Camp Merritt, New Jersey, July 16, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, July 22, 
1919. Discharged July 23, 1919. .. 

23 Inf. 

POWELL, CLINTON, Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 14, 1895, Gibson City, Illi- 
nois. Farm laborer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. H, 23 Inf. Transferred to Camp Mills, New Jersey ; 
to Camp Lee, Virginia ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1. Dis- 
charged January 4, 1919. 

POWELL, HERBERT F., Cornell, Illinois. (Mail returned unclaimed.) 

129 Inf. 

POWER, ALONZO, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 6, 1892, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Farmer. Enlisted April 22, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., 
Co. F, 129 Inf., (formerly 3 111. Inf.) Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 
10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained 
at Bussus, France, June 27-July 17, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Of- 
fensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26- 
October 9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with 
XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River ; Somme-Amiens Sector, with 
Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., 
August 11-20, 1918; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918; Troyon 
Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918 ; Marcheville, Riaville, St. 
Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation : Ettel- 
bruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-February 22, 1919; Oberfeulen, Luxem- 
burg, February 22-April 27, 1919. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., May 2, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to 
Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

POWER, EBENEZER B., Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 11, 1890, Cornell, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Enlisted May 22, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 
1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Pvt., Co. 
F, 129 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Cov- 
ington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Bussus, France, 
June 27-July 16, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26- 



Livingston County in the World War 385 

November 11, 1918 ; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois 
de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps 
on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme- Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, 
July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 
1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre 
Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918 ; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau 
d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, 
December 7, 1918-February 22, 1919; Oberfeulen, Luxemburg, February 22- 
April 27, 1919. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, May 2, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 
1919; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
June 2, 1919. Discharged June 6, 1919. 

C. A. 0. 

POWER, SAMUEL, Pontiac, Illinois. Born February 20, 1896, Oakside, 
Missouri. Farmer. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
"Wright, New York. Pvt., 1 Rep. D. B. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 
14, 1918, on Northern Pacific. Landed at Brest, France, July 22, 1918. Trained 
at Bugers, France, July 28, 1918-April 15, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, 
April 20, 1919, on Finland. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, April 30, 1919 ; to 
Camp Merritt, New Jersey, May 1, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 12, 1919. 
Discharged May 13, 1919. 

226 M. G. Bn. 346 Inf. 59 Inf. 

POWLESS, CHARLES B., Flanagan, Illinois. Born March 31, 1889, Johnson- 
ville, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Fairfield, Illinois. To 
Louisville, Kentucky. Pvt., Co. C, 226 M. G. Bn., amp Zachary Taylor. Trans- 
ferred to Co. E, 346 Inf., Camp Pike, Arkansas, November 19, 1917 ; to Co. L, 
59 Inf., June 20, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., December 10, 1917. Sailed from 
Camp Merritt, New Jersey, June 20, 1918, on Delta. Landed at Liverpool, Eng- 
land, July 10, 1918. Engagements : Marne, July 25-August 13, 1918. To Base 
Hosp. No. 50, Meves, France, September 7, 1918. Sailed from Brest, France, 
March 16, 1919, an Santa Olivia. Landed at New York City, March 30, 1919 ; to 
Camp Merritt, New Jersey, March 30, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, April 12, 
1919. Discharged April 17, 1919. 

122 Inf. 329 Inf. 37 Div. A. S. C. 

POWLESS, ROY N., Cisne, Illinois. Born October 3, 1895, Johnsonville, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. B, 122 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from New York, October 7, 1918, 
on Kroonland. Landed at Brest, France, October 21, 1918. Transferred to Co. 
M, 329 Inf., 83 Div., November 16, 1918 ; to 1 Cas. Co., 37 Div., January 1, 1919 ; 



386 Livingston County in ike. World War 

to Army Service Corps, March 20, 1919. Q. M. duty, March 20-June 25, 1919. 
To Base Hosp. No. 33, Brest, Prance, October 22, 1918, sickness. Sailed from 
Brest, France, June 29, 1919, on Valacia. Landed at New York, July 11, 1919 ; 
to Camp Mills, Long Island ; to amp Grant, Illinois, July 15, 1919. Discharged 
July 19, 1919. 

123 Inf. Class. Camp 

PREMEESDORFEE, JOSEPH E., Odell, Illinois. Born March 1, 1890, Odell, Illi- 
nois. Telegrapher. Inducted June 27, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Hdqrs. Co., 123 Inf. Sailed from New York City, October 11, 

1918, on U. S. S. Harrisburg. Landed at Brest, France, October 21, 1918. Trained 
at St. Aignan, France, October 29-December 22, 1918. Transferred to Hdqrs. 
Co., Classification Camp, February 1, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, 
July 10, 1919, on Amphion. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, July 22, 1919; 
to Camp Stuart, July 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, July 29, 1919. Discharged July 
30, 1919. 

313 Engrs. 6 Engrs. 

PREMERSDORFER, RAYMOND A., Odell, Illinois. Born August 19, 1887, Odell, 
Illinois. Mail carrier. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. A, 313 Engrs. Transferred to 313 Engrs. Tr., Camp 
Dodge, January 9, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, March 5, 1918, on 
Tenadores. Landed at Bordeaux, France, March 22, 1918. Trained at Angers, 
France, April 11-May 11, 1918. Transferred to Co. B, 6 Engrs. Engagements : 
Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 15-18, 1918 ; Champagne-Marne Defensive, July 15- 
18, 1918; St. Mihiel Offensive, September 12-14, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offen- 
sive, September 30-October 27, 1918 ; Somme Sector, May 15-Junc 5, 1918 ; Vesle 
Sector, August 5-6, 1918. Army of Occupation : Ochtendung, Germany, Decem- 
ber 16, 1918-August 11, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, August 15, 1919, on 
Manchuria. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, August 25, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, August 25, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, August 31. 1919. Dis- 
charged September 3, 1919. 

IT. 3. N. 

PRESLER, LELAND, Fairbury, Illinois. Born June 2, 1900, Fairbury, Illinois. 
Student. Enlisted July 8, 1918, 'Chicago, Illinois. To Great Lakes, Illinois. 
S2C., U. S. N. Transferred to Hampton Roads, Virginia, September 20, 1918 ; 
to U. S. S. Wisconsin, Receiving Ship, Hampton Roads; to U. S. S. Rijndam. 
Promoted to Engineman, 2CL, December 1, 1918; to Engineman, 1C1., July 1, 

1919. To Brooklyn, New York, August 4, 1919 ; to Great Lakes, October 22, 1919. 
Discharged October 25, 1919. 

PRICE, CHARLES ALBERT, Graymont, Illinois. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. (Further data not available. All 
mail returned unclaimed.) 



Livingston County in tlie World War 387 



S. A. T. 0. 

PRICE, HAROLD GORDON, Payette, Idaho. Born September 11, 1899, Magnolia, 
Illinois. Student. Inducted October 1, 1918, Champaign, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. 
T. C., University of Illinois. Discharged December 21, 1918. 

8 C. A. C. 63 Art., E. A. E. 

PRINK, HAROLD PIERRE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 13, 1896, Monforth, 
Wisconsin. Printer. Enlisted April 24, 1917, Bloomington, Illinois. Mobilized 
July 24, 1917, Ft. Adams, Rhode Island. To Fortress Monroe, Virginia. Pvt., 
Batt. C, 8 C. A. C. Sailed from New York, August 25, 1917, on Pannonia. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, September 14, 19W. Trained at Housimont, 
France, September 20, 1917-January 20, 1918. Transferred to Batt, C, 53 Art, 
R. A. R., December 13, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., September 20, 1918. Engage- 
ments: St. Mihiel Drive, September 14-25, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
France, February 25, 1919, on U. S. S. Nansemond. Landed at Newport News, 
Virginia, March 11, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart, Virginia, March 11, 1919 ; to hospital 
Camp Stuart ; to Camp Hill, Virginia, March 25, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, 
April 12, 1919. Discharged April 16, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

PROBUS, HARDIN W., Forrest, Illinois. Born May 18, 1892, Litchfield, Ken- 
tucky. Wabash Foreman. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. 
G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 11 Co., C. A. C. Transferred to Sup. Co., 68 C. A. 
C., June 7, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., June 7, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massa- 
chusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, England, 
August 25, 1918; to Romsey, England; to Southampton, England; to LeHavre, 
France. Trained at Libourne, France, September 3, 1918-January 25, 1919. 
Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, New York, February 16, 
1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, New York, February 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illi- 
nois. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

PROPES, ERNEST, Pontiac, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 

333 Inf. 140 Inf. 

PRUETT, JOHN W., Medora, Indiana. Born January 20, 1895, Huron, In- 
diana. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Brownstown, Indiana, for Livingston 
Co. Local Board. To Camp Sherman, Ohio. Pvt., Co. A, 333 Inf., 84 Div. To 
Camp Mills, New York, August 18, 1918. Sailed from New York, September 1, 
1918, on Baltic. Landed at Liverpool, England, September 17, 1918. Trained at 



388 Livingston County in the World War 

St. Astier, September 15-October 18, 1918. Transferred to Co. B, 140 Inf., 35 
Div., October 21, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., November 1, 1918. Engage- 
ments : Verdun Sector, November 1-8, 1918. Slightly gassed, November 6, 1918, 
Verdun Sector. Sailed from St. Nazaire, April 15, 1919, on Nansemond. Landed 
at Newport News, Virginia, April 28, 1919 ; to Camp Stuart, April 28, 1919 ; to 
Camp Taylor, Kentucky, April 30, 1919. Discharged May 8, 1919. 

S. A. T. 0. 

PYGMAN, CLARENCE HUSTON, Strawn, Illinois. Born June 27, 1898, Bedford, 
Indiana. Teacher. Inducted October 21, 1918, Decatur, Illinois. Pvt., S. A. 
T. C. Milliken University. 'Discharged December 20, 1918. 

TT. S. N. 

QUIGLE, HERBERT DEWEY, Saunemin, Illinois. Born October 2, 1898, Hills- 
boro, Indiana. Farmer. Enlisted March 15, 1918, Peoria, Illinois. To Great 
Lakes N. T. S., Illinois. App. Sea., U. S. N. Transferred to Eeceiving Station, 
New York, June 3, 1918; to U. S. S. New Mexico, June 10, 1918; to U. S. S. 
Ohioan, January 16, 1919. Promoted to S2C., December 15, 1918; to SIC., 
April 10, 1918. At sea August 15-December 23, 1918, on board U. S. S. New 
Mexico; on board U. S. S. Ohioan January 16-September 23, 1919, making trips 
from U. S. to France. To Great Lakes, September 25, 1919. Discharged Octo- 
ber 2, 1919. 

68 O. A. C. 

QUIGLEY, CHARLES H., Saunemin, Illinois. Born July 24, 1887, Saunemin, 
Illinois. Carpenter. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. 
Wright, New York. Pvt., Co. 1, C. A. C., L. I. S. Transferred to Batt. E, 68 
C. A. C., June 7, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., July 15, 1918. Sailed from 
Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury 
Docks, London, England, August 25, 1918. Trained at Libourne, France, Sep- 
tember 1, 1918-January 23, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 
1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919 ; to 
Camp Mills, New York, February 16, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, New York, Feb- 
ruary 21, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 25, 1919. Discharged March 
6, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

QUINN, HARRY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born April 4, 1898, Pontiac, Illinois. Shoe 
worker. Enlisted April 4, 1917. Mobilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., 
Co. F, 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Texas, September 13, 1917. Sailed from Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, 
France, May 24, 1918. Promoted to Cook, June 10, 1918. Engagements : Meuse- 



Livingston County in the World War 389 

Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, Sep- 
tember 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 
1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme- Amiens 
Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector, with 18 
Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 
1918; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, 
Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occu- 
pation : Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from 
Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, 
May 22, 1919; to Camp Merritt, May 22, 1919; to Camp Grant, June 2, 1919. 
Discharged June 6, 1919. 

RAAR, JOSEPH, Pontiac, Illinois. (All mail returned unclaimed.) 

M. C. 

RABER, DR. DANIEL D., Gridley, Illinois. Born April 11, 1878, Pike Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Physician and Surgeon. Enlisted Ft. Meade, Sturgis, 
South Dakota, August 26, 1917. To Ft. Riley, Kansas, January 19, 1918. Com- 
missioned 1st Lt, M.. C. Med. Dept, M. 0. T. C., Ft. Riley. Transferred to 
346 Service Bn., Camp Greene, North Carolina, September 20, 1918. Promoted 
to Capt, M. C., September 20, 1918. Sailed from Camp Merritt, New Jersey, Sep- 
tember 28, 1918, on George Washington. Landed at Brest, France, October 13, 
1918. Serving with organization and in Camp Hosp. No. 66, Camp St. Sulpice, 
France, S. 0. S., A. E. F., October 22, 1918-June 16, 1919. Sailed from Camp 
Genicourt, France, June 24, 1919, on El Oriente. Landed at Newport News, Vir- 
ginia, July 4, 1919; to Camp Alexandria, Virginia, July 4, 1919; to Camp 
Jackson, South Carolina, July 8, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged 
July 30, 1919. 

100 Aero Sqdn. 

RADCIJFF, LELAND S., Glendale, California. Born February 17, 1897, Dwight, 
Illinois. Enlisted August 15, 1917, Columbus, Ohio. To San Antonio, Texas, 
August 21, 1917. Cpl., Chauf., 100 Aero Sqdn., Kelly Field. Sailed from New 
York City, January 24, 1918, on ill-fated Tuscania, sunk February 5, 1918. 
Landed at Buncrana, Ireland, February 5, 1918. Trained in England, February- 
August, 1918. Promoted to Chauf. With Bombing Sqdn., February 6, 1918- 
May 20, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 22, 1919, on U. S. S. Louisville. 
Landed at New York, May 31, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, Long Island, May 31, 1919 ; 
to Camp Custer, Michigan. Discharged June 14, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

RAFFERTY, EDWARD, Cayuga, Illinois. (Record not returned.) 



390 Livingston County in the World War 

TT. S. N. 

RALPH, FRANK, Odell, Illinois. Born April 25, 1897, Odell, Illinois. Sales- 
man. Enlisted May 28, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To Great Lakes, N. T. S., June 
1, 1918. S2C., Seaman Guard Co., Camp Perry. Transferred to Armed Guard 
School, Main Station, November 1, 1918 ; to Gunners Mate School, Main Station, 
October 15, 1918. To Camp Barry, G. L. N. T. S., February 21, 1919. Dis- 
charged February 24, 1919. 

RALPH, GEORGE, Odell, Illinois. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. 
To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (Further data not available. Record not submitted.) 

102 Inf. 

RALPH, LEO P., Campus, Illinois. Born September 9, 1896, Campus, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. L, 102 Inf., 26 Div. To Camp Mills, October 3, 1918. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 17, 1918, on Olympic. Landed at South- 
ampton, England, October 24, 1918. To Ecommoy, France, October 26, 1918. 
Arrived at the Front November 10, 1918, for action. Sailed from Ecommoy, 
March 30, 1919, on Agamemnon. Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, April 7, 
1919; to Camp Devens, April 8, 1919; to Camp Grant, April 24, 1919. Dis- 
charged April 26, 1919. 

349 Inf. 165 D. B. 343 M. G. Bn. 

RALPH, WILLIAM FRANCIS, Chicago, Illinois. Born August 19, 1892, Odell, 
Illinois. Pharmacist. Inducted April 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. K, 349 Inf. Transferred to 165 D. B., Camp Travis, 
Texas, May 15, 1918 ; to Co. A, 343 M. G. Bn. Sailed from New York June 20, 
1918, on Anselm. Landed at Liverpool, England, July 1, 1918. Trained at 
Villers, France, July 8-August 15, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1. Engagements: 
Villers-en-Haye Sector, August 24-September 12, 1918; St. Mihiel, September 
12-16, 1918 ; Puvenelle Sector, September 16-October 10, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne, 
October 22-November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Bengal, Germany, De- 
cember 1, 1918-February 15, 1919; Reil, Germany, February 15-May 7, 1919. 
Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, May 24, 1919, on Madawaska. Landed at Ho- 
boken, New Jersey, June 6, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, June 6, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
June 11, 1919. Discharged June 13, 1919. 

37 C. A. 0. 

RAMSEY, JAMES DELBERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 10, 1892, Pontiac, 
Illinois. Restaurant business. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 
H. G. Wright, New York. Bugler, 1st Co., L. I. S., C. A. C. Transferred to Batt. 
A, 37 C. A. C., Camp Eustis, Virginia, October 16, 1918 ; to Camp Stuart, Vir- 



Livingston County in the World War 391 

ginia, November 6, 1918 ; to Ft. Hancock, Sandy Hook, New Jersey, November 
22, 1918 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, December 12, 1918. Discharged December 19, 
1918. 

59 Inf. 59 M. O. Oo. 

RAMSEYEE, WALLACE, Fairbury, Illinois. Born April 12, 1896, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted March 4, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Greene, 
North Carolina. Pvt, Co. I, 59 Inf. Transferred to 59 M. G. Co., Camp Greene, 
March 9, 1918. Sailed from New York Harbor, May 7, 1918, on Aquitania. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, May 14, 1918. Trained in Samer Area, France, 
May 18-June 15, 1918 ; at LaFerte-sous-Jouarre, June 17-July 6, 1918 ; May-en- 
Multieu, July 6-17, 1918. Engagements: Chateau-Thierry, July 18-20, 1918; 
Vesle Sector near Fismes, August 1-9, 1918. Wounded at Fismes, Vesle Sector, 
August 9, 1918, H. E. Shell in back. To Base Hosp. No. 15, Chaumont, France, 
August 11, 1918 ; Mesves Hosp. Center No. 50, August 21, 1918 ; Pougues-les- 
Eaux, No. 44, October 5, 1918; Mesves Hosp. Center, Evac. Hosp. No. 24, No- 
vember 29, 1918 ; to Base Hosp. No. 89, December 5, 1918 ; to Base Hosp. No. 99, 
Hyeres, January 3, 1919 ; Camp Hosp. No. 1, Bordeaux, February 3, 1919 ; to 
No. 104 and No. 20 Beau Desert Hosp., near Bordeaux. Sailed from Bordeaux, 
February 3, 1919, on U. S. S. Henderson. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, Feb- 
ruary 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, February 22, 1919 ; to Camp 
Grant, March 4, 1919. Discharged March 13, 1919. 

RASCH, PATRICK, Berwyn, Illinois. Inducted January 28, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (All mail returned unclaimed.) 

349 M. O. Co. M. T. D. Tr. School 27 M. O. Bn. 

RATHBUN, HERBERT J., Peoria, Illinois. Born February 21, 1896, McLean 
Co., Illinois. Post Office Employee. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., 349 M. G. Co. Transferred to 27 Tr. Co., 
M. T. D., Camp Hancock, Georgia, May 19, 1918 ; to 154 Technical Training 
School, Main Training Depot, Camp Hancock, as M. G. Instructor. Transferred 
to Co. C, 27 M. G. Bn., Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Alabama, September 1, 
1918. Promoted to Cpl., October 20, 1917 ; to Sgt, and M. G. Instructor, August 
1, 1918. Special duty as instructor on Browning heavy type machine gun, on 
Colts machine gun, and on Vickers machine gun. Discharged January 31, 1919, 
Camp Grant, Illinois. 

Q. M. O. 

RATHMACHER, PHILIP, (Address unknown.) Farmer. Born Evansville, Ill- 
inois ; 31 years old at time of induction. Inducted June 24, 1918, Chester, Illi- 
nois. Pvt., 1C1., G. and F. Co. 320, Q. M. C. Discharged at Camp Hill, New- 
port News, Virginia, December 8, 1918. (Taken from Discharge Record, office 
of Livingston Co. Circuit Clerk.) 

RAYBURN, J. L., Fairbury, Illinois. (All mail returned unclaimed.) 



392 Livingston County in tlie World War 

3 Iowa Inf. 168 Inf. 

RAYMOND, PAUL A., Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 2, 1897, Clarinda, 
Iowa. Enlisted Ft. Des Moines, Iowa, October 4, 1916. Mexican Border Ser- 
vice : Mobilized October 9, 1916, Brownsville, Texas. Pvt., Co. F, 3 Iowa Inf., 
N. G. Stationed at Victoria Heights, Brownsville, Texas. Mustered from Fed- 
eral Service, February 20, 1917, Ft. Des Moines. World War Service: Mo- 
bilized July 15, 1917, Des Moines, Iowa. To Camp Mills, Long Island. Pvt., 
Co. F, 3 Iowa Inf. Transferred to Co. F, 168 Inf., 42 (Rainbow) Div. Pro- 
moted to Mech., November 1, 1917. Sailed from New York City, October 18, 
1917, on President Grant. Vessel broke down ; returned to Governor 's Island ; 
guarded prisoners to November 23, 1917; re-embarked. Landed at Liverpool, 
England, December 17, 1917. Trained at Langres, France, December 13, 1917- 
February 1, 1918. Engagements: Lorraine Sectors, February 21-June 21, 1918; 
Champagne, July 4-21, 1918 ; Chateau-Thierry, July 25-August 11, 1918 ; St. 
Mihiel, September 12-October 1, 1918; Argonne Forest, October 12-21, 1918; 
Drive to Sedan, November 1-9, 1918. Army of Occupation: Burgbrohl, Ger- 
many, December 15, 1918-January 5, 1919 ; Weiler, Germany, January 5-April 6, 
1919. Sailed from Brest, France, April 17, 1919, on U. S. S. Leviathan. Landed 
at Hoboken, New Jersey, April 25, 1919 ; to Camp Upton, Long Island, April 26, 
1919 ; to Camp Dodge, Iowa, May 15, 1919. Discharged May 17, 1919. 

61 C. A. C. 

RAYOT, HAROLD, Odell, Illinois. Born April 14, 1894, Odell, Illinois. Elec- 
tric station operator. Enlisted December 14, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. 
Pvt., 18 Co. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 61 . A. C., Ft. Moultrie ; to Camp 
Eustis, Virginia. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1. Sailed from Newport News, Virginia, 
July 17, 1918, on Wilhelmina. Landed at St. Nazaire, France, July 31, 1918. 
Trained at Libourne, France, August 13-16, 1918; remainder of time on Artil- 
lery Range, Bordeaux, France. Sailed from Marseille, France, January 30, 1919, 
on Dante Alighieri. Landed at New York, February 17, 1919 ; to Camp Upton, 
February 17, 1919 ; to Camp Taylor. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

3 Ind. Inf. U. S. N. E. F. 

READ, GEORGE ROBERT, Dwight, Illinois. Born July 26, 1896, Chicago, Illi- 
nois. Student. Mexican Border Service: Mobilized June, 1916, Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Indiana. Pvt., Co. L, 3 Ind. Inf., N. G. Promoted to Cpl., July 24, 
1916. Stationed at Llano Grande, Texas. Discharged January 19, 1917, Ft. 
Benjamin Harrison. World War Service: Enlisted November 23, 1917, Chi- 
cago, Illinois. S2C., U. S. N. R. F., Municipal Pier, Chicago. Transferred to U. 
S. Naval Aviation, Boston, Massachusetts, August 14, 1918; to U. S. Naval Air 
Station, Miami, Florida ; to Key West, Florida ; to Pensacola, Florida. Pro- 
moted to C. Q. M., August 16, 1918 ; commissioned Ensign, U. S. N. R. F., May 
14, 1919. Placed on inactive duty, May 19, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 393 

A. S. A. 

READ, JAMES E., Chicago, Illinois. Born November 9, 1892, Chicago, Illi- 
nois. Aviator and Mechanician. Enlisted May 12, 1917, Fort Thomas, Kentucky. 
To Kelly Field, Texas. Pvt, 38 Aero Sqdn. To Rantoul, Illinois, Chanute Field, 
August 15, 1917 ; to School of Military Aeronautics, University of Ohio, Colum- 
bus, Ohio, November 24, 1917 ; to School of Military Aeronautics, University of 
California, Berkeley, California, January 4, 1918 ; to Rockwell Field, San Diego, 
California, January 21, 1918. Promoted to Cook, July 15, 1917 ; to Cpl., No- 
vember 24, 1917. Commissioned 2d Lt., A. S. A., R. M. A., April 20, 1918. Rec- 
ommended for Captaincy four times ; recommended for promotion to Junior Mil- 
itary Aviator; was Chief Instructor and Asst. Officer in charge of training at 
Rockwell Field for one year. Discharged August 21, 1919. 

106 Engrs. 116 Engrs. 

READY, LAWRENCE P., Odell, Illinois. Born July 18, 1894, Odell, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. 
Pvt., 106 Engrs., 31 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, September 16, 
1918, on Balmoral Castle. Landed at Glasgow, Scotland, September 29, 1918. 
Transferred to 116 Engrs., December 15, 1918. To 3d Gen. Scottish Hosp., in- 
fluenza and pneumonia. Sailed from Brest, France, March 17, 1919, on George 
Washington. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, March 25, 1919 ; to Camp Mer- 
ritt, New Jersey, March 25, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, March 31, 1919. Dis- 
charged April 9, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

REAGAN, BERT, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 12, 1890, Hendrix, Illinois. 
Electrician. Inducted April 3, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, 
New York. Pvt., 10 Co., L. I. S. Transferred to Batt. F, 68 C. A. C. Promoted 
to Cpl., November 1, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, 
on Leicestershire. Landed at London, England, August 25, 1918. Trained at 
Libourne, France, September 6, 1918-January 22, 1919. Sailed from Bordeaux, 
France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at New York City, February 16, 
1919 ; to Camp Mills, February 17, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth ; to Camp Grant, 
March 1, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

349 Inf. 346 Inf. 169 Inf. 59 Inf. 

REDFERN, WALTER, Streator, Illinois. Born July 25, 1891, Reading Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted September 19, 1917, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. Pvt., Co. I, 349 Inf. Transferred to Co. F, 346 
Inf., Camp Pike, Arkansas, November 21, 1917 ; to Cas. No. 2, Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, June 12, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 20, 1918, 
on Delta. Landed at Liverpool, England, July 15, 1918. To Classification Camp. 



394 Livingston County in the World War 

Transferred to Co. L, 169 Inf. ; to Co. M, 59 Inf., July 28, 1918. Engagements : 
Second Battle of Marne, July 18-August 4, 1918 ; St. Mihiel Offensive, September 
12-16, 1918 ; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-October 19, 1918. Army 
of Occupation : Bad Bertrich, Germany, December 17, 1918-July 19, 1919. Sailed 
from Brest, France, July 24, 1919, on U. S. S. Texan. Landed at Newport News, 
Virginia, August 6, 1919; to Camp Grant, August 10, 1919. Discharged August 
12, 1919. 

REDMAN, FRED WINFIELD, Pontiac, Illinois. Inducted September 4, 1917, 
Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Dodge, Iowa. (Further data not available. Service 
record not returned.) 

121 Inf. 

REDMOND, JOSEPH M., Odell, Illinois. Born December 4, 1894, Odell, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Co. M, 121 Inf. Sailed from Camp Mills, September 30, 1918, on 
Caronia. Landed at Brest, France, October 14, 1918. Trained at Brest, Octo- 
ber 14, 1918-February 25, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, February 27, 1919, 
on Caronia. Landed at New York, March 6, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, March 6, 
1919; to Camp Grant, March 16, 1919. Discharged March 24, 1919. 

68 O. A. C. 

REEB, ERNEST CHARLES, Dwight, Illinois. Born April 3, 1893, Dwight, Illi- 
nois. Traveling Salesman. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. H. 
G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 11 Co., C. A. C. Transferred to Batt. F, 68 C. A. C., 
Ft. Wright, July 26, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., July 1, 1918. Sailed from Boston, 
Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on H. M. S. Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury 
Docks, London, England, August 26, 1918. Trained near Libourne, France, Sep- 
tember 5-October 23, 1918. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 68 C. A. C., October 23, 
1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on U. S. S. Matsonia. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, February 
16, 1919 ; to Ft. Wadsworth, February 23, 1919 ; to Camp Grant. Discharged 
March 6, 1919. 

Tr. Det. F. A. B. D. 344 F. A. 

REEB, FRED A., Dwight, Illinois. Born January 2, 1887, Dwight, Illinois. 
Merchant. Inducted April 10, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Bradley, Peoria, 
Illinois. Pvt., Tr. Det. Transferred to Hdqrs. Co., 17 Bat., F. A. R. D., Camp 
Jackson, June 3, 1918 ; to Batt. C, 344 F. A., Camp Hunt, France, October 3, 
1918. Promoted to Saddler, October 15, 1918. Sailed from New York, July 23, 
1918, on Carenthic. Landed at London, England, August 8, 1918. Trained at 
Camp Hunt, France, August 14-October 15, 1918. Army of Occupation : Bisch- 
ofsdhron, Germany, December 29, 1918-May 1, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 



Livingston County in the World War 395 

France, May 29, 1919, on Swanee. Landed at Charleston, South Carolina, June 
15, 1919; to Camp Jackson, South Carolina, June 16, 1919; to Camp Grant, 
Illinois, June 20, 1919. Discharged June 25, 1919. 

Tr. Det. 335 Inf. 309 Engrs. 

KEEB, LESTER WILLIAM, Dwight, Illinois. Born September 12, 1889, Dwight, 
Illinois. Merchant. Inducted June 15, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Peoria, Illi- 
nois. Pvt., Army School for Mechanics. Transferred to Co. B, 335 Inf., Camp 
Sherman, Ohio, August 12, 1918 ; to Co. A, 309 Engrs., Camp Sherman, August 
15, 1918. Sailed from New York City, September 9, 1918, on Scandinavian of 
Glasgow. Landed at Glasgow, Scotland, September 21, 1918; at LeHavre, 
France, September 25, 1918. Trained at Bordeaux Area, September 27-October 
23, 1918 ; stationed at Camp Montoir, Base Sec. No. 1, October 25, 1918-June 9, 
1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, June 13, 1919, on U. S. S. Artemis. 
Landed at Newport News, Virginia, June 25, 1919 ; to Camp Hill, Virginia, June 
25, 1919 ; to Camp Lee, Virginia, June 27, 1919. Discharged July 3, 1919. 

58 Inf. 

REED, REV. ERNEST HARRY, Pontiac, Illinois, (at time of enlistment.) Born 
June 26, 1883, Piper City, Illinois. Minister. Enlisted April 20, 1918, Camp 
Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky. Pvt., 1C1., Training School for Chaplains and 
Approved Chaplain Candidates. Commissioned 1st Lt., May 29, 1918. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, June 15, 1918, on Kroonland. Landed at St. 
Nazaire, France, June 28, 1918. Assgd. 58 Inf., July 5, 1918. Promoted to 
Senior Chaplain, 4 Div., November 1, 1918 ; to Captain, March 7, 1919. Engage- 
ments: Second Battle of Marne, July 18-20, 1918; Vesle Campaign, August 
4-11, 1918; St. Mihiel, September 12-15, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, September 26- 
October 19, 1918. Wounded August 10, 1918, LePriez Farm near Vesle River, 
mustard gas burn on left hand. Army of Occupation : Bad-Bertrich, Germany, 
(Hdqrs. 4 Div.), December 15, 1918-April 6, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, 
April 20, 1919, on Agamemnon. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, April 29, 1919 ; 
to Camp Dix, New Jersey, April 30, 1919. Discharged April 30, 1919. 

129 M. G. Co. 

REED, RICHARD JOSEPH, Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 18, 1894, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Salesman. Enlisted June 30, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 
1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., M. G. Co., 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Houston, 
Texas, September 13, 1917. Promoted to Cpl., December 1, 1917. Sailed from 
Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. Covington. Landed at Brest, 
France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : Villers-Bretomieux, July 24, 1918 ; Al- 
bert Sector, August 5-20, 1918 ; Argonne-Meuse Offensive, September 5-October 
5, 1918. Gassed October 5, 1918, mustard gas. To Base Hosp. No. 61, Beaume, 



396 Livingston County in the World War 

France, October 7, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, February 11, 1919, on 
U. S. S. Wilhelmina. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 28, 1919 ; to 
Debarkation Hosp. No. 3, New York, February 28, 1919; to Base Hosp., Camp 
Grant, Illinois, March 7, 1919. Discharged March 18, 1919. 

REEZE, FRANK, Pontiac, Illinois. (All mail returned unclaimed.) 

123 Inf. 329 Inf. 312 Inf. 

REGENOLD, HERBERT R., Odell, Illinois. Born February 6, 1896. Farmer. 
Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. 
K, 123 Inf. Transferred to Co. M, 329 Inf., G. H. Q., Chaumont, France, No- 
vember 1, 1918 ; to Co. F, 329 Inf., 83 Div., November 15, 1918 ; to Co. L, 312 
Inf., December 9, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 14, 1918, on 
Henry R. Mallory. Landed at Brest, France, October 26, 1918; trained at 
LeMans, France, October 30-November 1, 1918; at Fultort, France, November 
1-15, 1918. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, May 11, 1919, on U. S. S. Radnor. 
Landed at Brooklyn, New York, May 24, 1919 ; to Camp Dix, New Jersey, May 
24, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, June 1, 1919. Discharged June 3, 1919. 

122 Inf. 116 Inf. 

REICK, EDDIE, Campus, Illinois. Born June 29, 1893, Nevada Twp., Living- 
ston Co., Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. B, 122 Inf., 31 Div. Transferred to Co. B, 116 Inf., 
29 Div., France, November 1, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 
7, 1918, on Kroonland. Landed at Brest, France, October 14, 1918. Sailed from 
St. Nazaire, France, May 9, 1919, on U. S. S. Matsonia. Landed at Newport 
News, Virginia, May 20, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged June 5, 1919. 

U. S. N. B. F. 

REINAGLE, RICHARD CHARLES, Pontiac, Illinois. S2C., U. S. N. R. F. Re- 
leased from active duty, January 26, 1919. (Taken from Discharge Record, of- 
fice of Livingston Co. Circuit Clerk. Service record not returned.) 

S. A. T. C. 

REINHARD, OTTO ANDREW, Chicago, Illinois. Born October 15, 1897, Cullom, 
Illinois. Inducted October 16, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. Sgt., Med. Sec., S. A. 
T. C., University of Illinois. Discharged December 11, 1918. 

63 Bet. Co. 608 Aero Sqdn. 

REIS, JOSEPH PATRICK, Pontiac, Illinois. Born November 9, 1887, Fairbury, 
Illinois. Musician, Tailor, Teacher. Inducted February 21, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 



Livingston County in the World War 397 

nois. To Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas. Ret., Aviation Sect., 18 Ret. Aero 
Sqdn. Transferred to 23 Ret. Aero Sqdn., Camp MacArthur, March 20, 1918 ; to 
63 Ret. Co., (Band), Camp Greene, North Carolina, July 1, 1918; to 608 Sup. 
Aero Sqdn., Field 2, Hempstead, New York, July 12, 1918. Promoted to Sgt., 
August 24, 1918; to Sgt., 1CL, January 10, 1919. Discharged February 5, 1919. 

301 Remount 

REISING, EARL J., Chicago, Illinois. Born June 30, 1896, Webster City, 
Iowa. Foreman auto repair shop. Enlisted April 5, 1918, Joliet, Illinois. To 
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; to Camp Hill, Newport News, Virginia. Pvt., 
301 Remount. Discharged February 24, 1919, Camp Hill. 

3 Inf. 159 D. B. 

REYNOLDS, CHESTER L., Cornell, Illinois. Born February 19, 1888, North 
Vernon, Indiana. Farmer. Inducted July 25, 1918, Marion, Iowa. To Camp 
Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., Co. M, 3 Inf. Transferred to Co. 4, 1 Bn., 159 D. B., 
Camp Merritt, New Jersey ; to Camp Lee, Virginia ; to Camp Taylor, Kentucky. 
Discharged December 20, 1918. 

123 Inf. 

REYNOLDS, FORREST E., Cornell, Illinois. Born December 15, 1893, North 
Vernon, Indiana. Farm laborer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Co. H, 123 Inf., 31 Div. Promoted to Pvt., 101., 
September 10, 1918. Transferred to Camp Mills, New York, September 15, 1918 ; 
to hospital, October 7, 1918, influenza and pneumonia ; to Camp Merritt, New 
Jersey, November 7, 1918; to Camp Grant, Illinois, December 28, 1918. Dis- 
charged January 6, 1919. 

4, Rep. Reg. Inf. 330 Inf. 11 Inf. 

RISER, KRISTEN NELSON, Dwight, Illinois. Born June 26, 1888, Sleswig- 
Holstein, Denmark. Bricklayer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 37 Co., 
4 Rep. Reg. Inf., Camp Gordon, July 8, 1918. Sailed from New York, July 21, 

1918, on Plattsburg. Landed at LeHavre, France, August 6, 1918. Trained at 
Mayet, France, August 12-September 2, 1918. Transferred to M. G. Co., 330 
Inf., August 12, 1918 ; to M. G. Co., 11 Inf., September 12, 1918. Engagements : 
St. Mihiel Offensive, September 12-16, 1918 ; Argonne Offensive, October 12-21, 
1918; Verdun Offensive, November 4-6, 1918. Slight shrapnel wound, right 
shoulder ; to Base Hosp. No. 89, November 6, 1918. Army of Occupation : Lux- 
emburg, January 18-March 29, 1919. Sailed from Marseille, France, April 20, 

1919, on Columbia. Landed at New York, May 8, 1919 ; to Camp Mills. Dis- 
charged May 13, 1919. 



398 Livingston County in the World War 



S. A. T. C. 

RICH, JOHN DWIGHT, Saunemin, Illinois. Born January 13, 1900, Saune- 
min, Illinois. Student. Inducted Urbana, Illinois, October 8, 1918. Pvt., 
S. A. T. C., University of Illinois. Discharged December 21, 1918. 

129 Inf. 

RICH, MERRILL J., Saunemin, Illinois. Born June 5, 1896, Saunemin, Illi- 
nois. Farmer. Enlisted August 21, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 
Inf. To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Transferred to 
Hdqrs. Co., 129 Inf. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on U. S. S. 
Covington. Landed at Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., Octo- 
ber 24, 1918. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 
11, 1918 ; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918 ; Bois de Chaume, 
Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of 
Meuse River ; Somme-Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 
1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sec- 
tor, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24- 
November 9, 1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d'Aulnois, No- 
vember 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, Decem- 
ber 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, on U. S. S. 
Leviathan. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, June 2, 1919 ; discharged 
June 6, 1919. 

O. T. C. Q. M. C. 

RICHARDSON, QUINCE, Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 19, 1889, Nebraska Twp., 
Livingston Co., Illinois. Industrial engineer. Enlisted May 13, 1917, Ft. Ben- 
jamin Harrison, Indiana. Cadet, 8 Co., 9 Prov. Tr. Reg., 1st 0. T. C. Com- 
missioned 2d Lt., Q. M. C., August 15, 1917; transferred to Q. M. C., Camp 
Zachary Taylor, Kentucky, August 15, 1917 ; to Gen. Sup. Dep., Jeffersonville, 
Indiana, November 21, 1917 ; to Camp Quartermaster, Camp MacArthur, Texas, 
July 17, 1918. Promoted to 1st Lt., Q. M. C., February 25, 1918; to Capt., 
Q. M. C., September 25, 1918. Discharged June 5, 1919. 



B. A. 

RICHARDSON, LIZETTA, Pontiac, Illinois. Reconstruction aide, Ft. Sheridan. 
(Record not submitted.) 

RICKETTS, ERVIN THOMAS, Weston, Illinois. Inducted June 24, 1918. Pon- 
tiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. (Further data not available. Rec- 
ord not returned.) 



Livingston County in the World War 399 

68 C. A. C. 

RICKETTS, JOHN WILLIAM, Campus, Illinois. Born September 16, 1894, 
Campus, Illinois. Telegraph operator. Inducted Apirl 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 9 Co., C. A. C., L. I. S. Trans- 
ferred to 68 C. A. C., Ft. Terry, New York, July 10, 1918 ; to Sup. Co., 68. . A. C. 
Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, August 12, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, 
August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at London, England, August 25, 
1918. Trained at Libourne, France, September 10-October 29, 1918. Sailed 
from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at New York 
City, February 15, 1919; to Camp Mills, New York, February 16, 1919; to 
Ft. Wadsworth, New York, February 19, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919, Camp 
Grant, Illinois. 

106 San. Tr. 

RIECHMAN, CHRIST, Irvington, Illinois. Born December 29, 1895, Irving- 
ton, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp 
Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., Amb. Co. 121, 106 San. Tr. Sailed from Camp Mills, 
New York, October 28, 1918, on Rijndam. Landed at Brest, France, Novem- 
ber 9, 1918. Sailed from St. Aignan, France, June 19, 1919, on Minnesota. 
Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, June 29, 1919; to Camp Devens, Massachu- 
setts, June 29, 1919. Discharged July 1, 1919. 

68 C. A. C. 

RIEGER, JACOB, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born September 14, 1893, Washing- 
ton Co., Illinois. Merchant. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 
H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 9 Co., C. A. C., L. I. S. Transferred to 68 
C. A. C., June 25, 1918. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., August 1, 1918. Sailed from 
Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury 
Docks, London, England, August 25, 1918. Trained at Bayres, France, Septem- 
ber 1-November 11, 1918. Promoted to Cpl., February 2, 1919. Sailed from 
Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on U. S. S. Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, February 16, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, New York, February 16, 1919 ; 
to Ft. Wadsworth, New York, February 21, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, Feb- 
ruary 28, 1919. Discharged March 6, 1919. 

Vet. Cps. Bern. Depot 

RIEGER, EMANUEL, Forrest, Illinois. Born December 27, 1892, Princeville, 
Illinois. Farmer. Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, 
Georgia. Pvt., Vet. Cps. Transferred to Remount Depot, August 9, 1918. Dis- 
charged March 20, 1919. 

U. S. M. A. 

RIESS, HERBERT J., Pontiac, Illinois. Born July 15, 1895, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Officer, U. S. A. Cadet, U. S. M. A., West Point, New York, June 14, 1917. 



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Commissioned 2d Lt., November 1, 1918. Ke-entered Academy December 3, 1918, 
for post-graduate course ; remained as student-officer until June 11, 1919. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 13, 1919, on Leviathan. Landed at Brest, 
France, July 20, 1919. Made tour of study and inspection of battle fronts and 
American Army of Occupation. Sailed from Brest, France, September 18, 1919, 
on Agamemnon. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, September 26, 1919. To 
Camp Benning, Georgia, October 1, 1919. Student-officer, Basic Course, Infantry 
School of Arms, Camp Benning. To be assigned July 1, 1920. 

68 C. A. C. 

RIEVES, JOHN C., Antioch, Tennessee. Born September 3, 1889, Antioch, 
Tennessee. Telegraph operator. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Ft. H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., 11 Co., . A. C., L. I. S. Transferred to 
68 C. A. C., Ft. Wright, June 5, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, Au- 
gust 9, 1918, on Leicestershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, England, 
August 25, 1918. Trained at Vayers, St. Pardon, and Libourne, France, Sep- 
tember 1-November 11, 1918, in signal service detachment of 68 C. A. C. Sailed 
from Bordeaux, France, February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, 
New Jersey, February 15, 1919 ; to Camp Mills, New York, February 16, 1919 ; 
to Ft. Wadsworth, New York, February 20, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Dis- 
charged March 6, 1919. 

305 F. S. Bn. U. S. Food Relief Com. 

RIGGS, LLOYD E., Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 25, 1893, Pontiac, Illinois. 
Telegraph Operator. Enlisted July 4, 1917, New York City. To Camp Lee, 
Virginia. Pvt., Co. B, 305 F. S. Bn. Promoted to Cpl., October, 1917 ; to Sgt, 
December, 1917 ; to 1st Sgt., 1C1., February, 1918. Sailed from Camp Merritt, 
New Jersey, May 1, 1918. Landed at Brest, France, May 8, 1918. Discharged 
in France, and assigned to U. S. Food Relief Commission at Warsaw, Poland. 

RILEY, CLARENCE, Dwight, Illinois. (All mail returned unclaimed.) 

68 C. A. O. 

RIPSCH, JOHN HENRY, Pontiac, Illinois. Born March 18, 1895, Livingston 
Co., Illinois. Factory worker. Inducted April 3, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Ft. 
H. G. Wright, New York. Pvt., Batt. E, 68 C. A. C. Promoted to Pvt., 1C1., 
October 20, 1918. Sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, August 9, 1918, on Leices- 
tershire. Landed at Tilbury Docks, London, England, August 25, 1918. Trained 
at Arveyres, France, September 2, 1918-January 20, 1919. Rode motorcycle for 
Battery Hdqrs. for four months. Sailed from Bassens Docks, Bordeaux, France, 
February 3, 1919, on Matsonia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, February 16, 
1919; to Camp Mills, Long Island, February 16, 1919; to Ft. Wadsworth, New 
York, February 21, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois. Discharged March 6, 1919. 



Livingston County in the World War 401 

XT. S. N. Med. Dept. 

KITTENHOUSE, FRANKLIN T., Chicago, Illinois. Born December 25, 1896, 
Griswold, Illinois. Accountant. Enlisted May 7, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. 
To Great Lakes N. T. S. Hosp. App., 2C1., Med Dept., U. S. N. Transferred to 
Pelham Bay Naval Station, New York, October 11, 1918. Promoted to Hosp. 
App., 1CL, September 1, 1918 ; to Phar. Mate, 3d., October 15, 1918 ; to Phar. 
Mate, 2CL, December 30, 1918. Discharged April 4, 1919, Pelham Bay, New 
York. Service includes work in civilian hospitals during Spanish influenza 
epidemic. 

3 Inf. 

EOACH, DAVID C., Chatsworth, Illinois. Born November 19, 1890, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Farmer. Inducted May 20, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Del Rio, 
Texas. Pvt., Co. C, 3 Inf. Promoted to Cpl., October 4, 1918. Discharged July 
31, 1919, Del Rio, Texas. 

S. A. T. 0. 

ROACH, SYLVESTER FONZO, Fairbury, Illinois. Born October 2, 1899, Knox- 
ville, Tennessee. Farmer. Inducted October 16, 1918, Bloomington, Illinois. 
Pvt., S. A. T. C., Illinois Wesleyan University. Discharged December 14, 1918. 

4 Kep. Beg. Inf. Q. M. C. 

ROBERTS, CHESTER, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born September 8, 1895, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Produce business. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To 
Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 37 Co., 
4 Rep. Reg., July 15, 1918 ; to Q. M. C. at large, September 2, 1918. Promoted 
to Sgt., May 1, 1919. Sailed from New York, July 21, 1918, on Anchises. Landed 
at Liverpool, England, August 3, 1918; to France, August 5, 1918. Sailed from 
Brest, France, July 18, 1919, on F. J. Luckenback. Landed at New York, July 
29, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, July 29, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, August 2, 1919. Dis- 
charged August 5, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

ROBERTS, EARL A., Pontiac, Illinois. Born August 21, 1894, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Engineer. Enlisted May 24, 1916, Pontiac, Illinois. Mexican Border Ser- 
vice : Mobilized June 24, 1916, Springfield, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 3 111. Inf. To 
Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas. Mustered out of Federal Service to N. G. 
standing, February 21, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. "World War Service: Mo- 
bilized July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt., Co. F, 129 Inf., (formerly 3 111. 
Inf., N. G.) To Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 13, 1917. Promoted 
to Cpl., September 18, 1917. Disability discharge in line of duty, February 6, 
1918. 



402 Livingston County in the World War 

Tr. Bn. 

ROBERTS, ORYN FRANK, Pohtiac, Illinois. Born March 20, 1895, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. Tinner. Enlisted June 28, 1918, St. Louis, Missouri. To Camp Pike, 
Arkansas. Pvt., 28 Co., 7 Rep. and Tr. Bn. Transferred to 25 Co., 7 Rep. and 
Tr. Bn., July 17, 1918 ; to Co. I,' 1 Reg. 3 Rep. and Tr. Bn., Camp Pike, July 26, 
1918; to 3 Co., 13 Rep. and Tr. Cen. Promoted to Cpl., October 15, 1918. Dis- 
charged December 28, 1918, Camp Pike. 

301 San. Tr. 

ROBERTS, PEARL D., Highland Park, Michigan. Born June 2, 1887, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Mechanic. Enlisted July 24, 1917, Davenport, Iowa. To Jeffer- 
son Barracks, Missouri, July 27, 1917 ; to Camp Devens, Massachusetts. Pvt., 
301 Amb. Co., 301 San. Tr. Sailed from Halifax, July 11, 1918, on Durham 
Castle. Landed at Cardiff, Wales, August 3, 1918. Engagements: Argonne- 
Meuse, November 11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Cochem, Germany, December 
1-17, 1918 ; Clotten, Germany, December 17, 1918-March 17, 1919 ; on detached 
service, Coblenz, Germany, March 17-May 30, 1919. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
France, June 6, 1919, on Carmelus. Landed at Boston, Massachusetts, June 13, 
1919; to Camp Devens, June 13, 1919; to Camp Dodge, Iowa, June 17, 1919. 
Discharged June 21, 1919. 

TJ. 8. N. E. F. 

ROBERTS, RALEIGH, Chatsworth, Illinois. Born September 13, 1896, Chats- 
worth, Illinois. Expressman. Enlisted July 10, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. To 
Great Lakes, N. T. S. S2C., U. S. N. R. F., Camp Perry. Transferred to Seattle, 
Washington; to Bremmerton Navy Yards, Washington. Discharged February 
1, 1919, Seattle, Washington. 

158 D. B. F. A. E. D. N. A. E. D. 

ROBERTSON, WILLIAM M., Forrest, Illinois. Born April 1, 1894, Abe, Illinois. 
Farmer. Inducted June 25, 1918, Benton, Illinois. To 'Camp Zachary Taylor, 
Kentucky. Pvt., 158 D. B., Co. 28. Transferred to Batt. B, 12 Bn., 4 Reg., 
F. A. R. D., Camp Taylor, July 20, 1918 ; to Batt. A, 14 Bn., 5 Reg., F. A. R. D., 
Camp Taylor, October 8, 1918 ; to Batt. 1, N. A. R. D., Camp Taylor, December 
10, 1918. Discharged December 17, 1918. 

IT. S. M. 0. 

ROBINSON, CLAUDE JENNINGS, Forrest, Illinois. Born August 23, 1900, Oak- 
dale, Illinois. Farmer and Student. Enlisted November 1, 1918, Chicago, Illi- 
nois. To Paris Island, South Carolina, November 4, 1918. Pvt., 1C1., Co. 453, 
Batt. D, U. S. M. C. Discharged March 15, 1919, Paris Island. 



Livingston County in the World Wbr 403 

6 F. A. 13 F. A. 4 F. A. Brig. 

ROBINSON, CLYDE A., Emington, Illinois. Born January 21, 1897, Mexico, 
Missouri. Farmer. Enlisted May 19, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. To Ft. 
Bliss. Texas, June 20, 1917, Musician, 5 F. .A. Transferred to 13 F. A., July 7, 
1917 ; to Camp Greene, December 19, 1917 ; to -Hdqrs., 4 F. A. Brig., January 
28, 1918 ; to 13 F. A., July 13, 1918. Sailed from Camp Merritt, New Jersey, 
May 22, 1918, on Great Northern. Landed at Brest, France, May 28, 1918. 
Trained at Camp de Souge, France, June 1-July 14, 1918.. Engagements : Aisne- 
Marne, August 3-6, 1918 ; Vesle Sector, August 7-18, 1918 ; Toulon Sector, Sep- 
tember 6-11, 1918; St. Mihiel, September 12-14, 1918; Argonne-Meuse, Septem- 
ber 26-28, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ullman, Germany, December 20, 1918- 
February 11, 1919 ; Alf , Germany, February 11-May 30, 1919 ; Ahrveiler, Ger- 
many, May 30-July 18, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, July 18, 1919, on Zee- 
landia. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, July 31, 1919; to Camp Merritt, July 
31, 1919; to Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky, August 3, 1919. Discharged 
August 7, 1919. 

4 Kep. Reg. J. A. R. D. 330 Inf. 60 Inf. 

ROBINSON, GEORGE VIRGIL, Forrest, Illinois. Born April 6, 1896, Forrest, 
Illinois. Railway Transportation Clerk. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illi- 
nois. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 
37 Overseas Co., J. A. R. D., Camp Gordon, July 12, 1918 ; to Co. E, 330 Inf., 
83 Div., LeMans, France, August 1, 1918; to Co. F, 60 Inf., 5 Div., Manoncourt, 
France, September 10, 1918; promoted to Cpl., July 4, 1918; to Sgt., November 
22, 1918. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, July 21, 1918, on S. S. anopic. 
Landed at Liverpool, England, August 1, 1918; at Cherbourg, France, August 
3, 1918. Trained at Teloche, France, August 4-September 9, 1918. To LeMans 
for Front Line equipment ; to St. Mihiel Sector. In reserve, St. Mihiel, Septem- 
ber 13-17, 1918; Argonne-Meuse Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; 
assisted in capture of Cunel, Madeline Farm, Foret de Woevre, the crossing of 
the Meuse River at Dun-sur-Meuse. Stationed at Colmey, France, November 13- 
December 9, 1918. Army of Occupation : Esch, Luxemburg, December 13, 1918- 
July 7, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, July 13, 1919, on H. M. S. Aquitania. 
Landed at New York, July 21, 1919; to Camp Mills, New York, July 22, 1919; 
to Camp Gordon, Georgia, July 25, 1919; to Camp Grant, Illinois, August 13, 
1919. Discharged August 15, 1919. Served as Personnel Clerk at Camp Gordon 
before going overseas ; was a line corporal while company was in Argonne Offen- 
sive ; served as Company Clerk and Personnel Clerk after Armistice ; upon re- 
turn to U. S. was retained with other non-commissioned officers to form nucleus 
for new company at Camp Gordon. 

302 Q. M. M. R. S. 308 M. T. C. 

ROCKE, EDWIN C., Pontiac, Illinois. Manufacturer. Born April 14, 1894, 
Meadows, Illinois. Inducted April 10, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Bradley Poly- 



404 Livingston County in the World War 

technic Institute, Peoria, Illinois. Pvt., 302 Q. M. M. R. S. ; 308 M. T. C. Served 
in A. E. F. Discharged April 5, 1919. (Taken from Discharge Record, office of 
Livingston Co. Circuit Clerk, and American Legion records. Service record not 
returned.) 

Q. M. C. Engrs. 

ROCKWOOD, J. BRUCE, Joliet, Illinois. Born February 12, 1894, Alexandria, 
Indiana. Clerk. Enlisted December 14, 1917, Chicago, Illinois. To Camp 
Joseph E. Johnston, Florida, January 25, 1918. Pvt., 1CL, Tr. Co. No. 1, Q. M. 
C. Sailed from Norfolk, Virginia, May 26, 1918, on U. S. S. Tenadores. Landed 
at Bordeaux, France, June 9, 1918. Transferred to 133 Co., Transportation 
Corps, Engrs., June 21, 1918. Engaged in Army Transport Service at port of 
Bassens, Bordeaux, France. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, June 24, 1919, on 
U. S. S. El Sol. Landed at Newport News, Virginia, July 5, 1919; to Camp 
Stuart, July 5, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, July 12, 1919. Discharged July 14, 1919. 

4 Eep. Keg. 330 Inf. 

RODINO, JOSEPH, Joliet, Illinois. Born September 1, 1890, Gerace Superiore, 
Italy. Boiler washer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Joliet, Illinois, for Livingston Co. 
Local Board. To Camp Gordon, Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. To 
Camp Merritt, July 1, 1918. Transferred to M. G. Co., 330 Inf., August 5, 1918. 
Sailed from New York, July 15, 1918. Landed at Liverpool, England, August 2, 
1918. Trained at LeMans, France. Sailed from Brest, France, January, 1919, on 
Plattsburg. Landed at New York, January 31, 1919 ; to Camp Merritt, January 
31, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, March 17, 1919. Discharged March 24, 1919. 

4 Rep. Eeg. Inf. 11 Inf. 

RODINO, JOSEPH, Elkhart, Indiana. Born February 1, 1894, Gerace Marina, 
Italy. Laborer. Inducted May 26, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Gordon, 
Georgia. Pvt., 44 Co., 11 Bn., 4 Rep. Reg. Inf. Transferred to 37 Co., 4 Rep. 
Reg. Inf., Camp Merritt, New Jersey, July 6, 1918 ; to Co. H, 11 Inf., 5 Div. ; to 
Cas. Co. 264. Sailed from New York, July 22, 1918. Landed at Liverpool, Eng- 
land, August 3, 1918. Engagements: Verdun Sector, October 12-15, 1918. 
Wounded October 15, 1918, Verdun, loss of finger and gassed; to Base Hosp. 
No. 107, Nevers, France, October and November, 1918. Sailed from St. Nazaire, 
February 2, 1919. Landed at New York City, February 16, 1919 ; to Camp Mer- 
ritt, New Jersey, February 16, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, February 20, 1919. 
Discharged February 27, 1919. 

129 Inf. 

ROE, ELMER AUSTIN, Pontiac, Illinois. Drainage Contractor. Born Novem- 
ber 2, 1891, Cornell, Illinois. Enlisted July 25, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois, Hdqrs. 



Livingston County in the World War 405 

Co., 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Texas. Promoted to Sgt., April 9, 1918. Sailed 
from Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on Covington. Landed at Brest, 
France, May 24, 1918. Engagements : Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26- 
November 11, 1918; Dannevoux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois 
de Chaume, Bois de Plat Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps 
on East Bank of Meuse River; Somme- Amiens Sector with Australian Corps, 
July 26- August 6, 1918 ; Albert Sector with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 
1918$ Verdun Sector, Hill 304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre 
Dist., October 24-November 9, 1918; Marcheville, Riaville, St. Hilaire, Chateau 
d'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Army of Occupation: Ettelbruck, Luxem- 
burg, December 7, 1918-April 27, 1919. Sailed from Brest, France, May 15, 1919, 
on Leviathan ; landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 22, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, 
June 2, 1919; discharged June 6, 1919. (Taken from Discharge Record, office 
of Livingston Co. Circuit Clerk. Service record not returned.) 

129 Inf. 

ROE, FRANK C., Pontiac, Illinois. Born June 9, 1893, Cornell, Illinois. 
Drainage worker. Enlisted April 23, 1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Mobilized July 25, 

1917, Pontiac, Illinois. Pvt, o. F, 129 Inf. To Camp Logan, Texas, Septem- 
ber 13, 1917. Promoted to Pvt., 1CL, May 20, 1917; to Cpl., June 1, 1917. 
Sailed from. Hoboken, New Jersey, May 10, 1918, on Covington. Landed at 
Brest, France, May 24, 1918. Trained at Brest, May 24-June 14, 1918. Engage- 
ments: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-November 11, 1918; Danne- 
voux-Gercourt, September 26-October 9, 1918; Bois de Chaume, Bois de Plat 
Chene, October 10-21, 1918, with XVII French Corps on East Bank of Meuse 
River ; Somme-Amiens Sector, with Australian Corps, July 26-August 6, 1918 ; 
Albert Sector, with 18 Div., B. E. F., August 11-20, 1918 ; Verdun Sector, Hill 
304, September 7-26, 1918 ; Troyon Sector, Woevre Dist., October 24-November 9, 
1918 ; Marcheville, St. Hilaire, Chateau d 'Aulnois, November 10-11, 1918. Gassed 
October 13, 1918, Verdun. To Evac. Hosp., Meves Hosp. Center, October 20, 

1918. Army of Occupation: Luxemburg, December 27, 1918-February, 1919. 
Transferred to Cas. Co. 261, St. Aignon, February 4, 1919. Sailed from Brest, 
France, March 3, 1919, on Mt. Vernon. Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, March 
11, 1919; to Camp Merritt, March 12, 1919; to Camp Grant, March 19, 1919. 
Discharged March 27, 1919. 

124 Inf. 325 Inf. 

ROEDER, ARTHUR J., Dwight, Illinois. Born April 20, 1891, Dwight, Illinois. 
Inducted June 24, 1918, Pontiac, Illinois. To Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Pvt., 
Co. H, 124 Inf., 31 Div. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, October 17, 1918, on 
Olympic. Landed at Southampton, England, October 24, 1918. Trained at 
LeMans, France, October 30-November 6, 1918. Transferred to Co. D, 325 Inf., 



406 Livingston County in the World War 

82 Div. Sailed from Bordeaux, France, April 27, 1919, on U. S. S. Alaskan. 
Landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, May 12, 1919 ; to Camp Upton, New York, May 
13, 1919 ; to Camp Grant, Illinois, May 23, 1919. Discharged May 24, 1919. 

TT. S. N. R. F. 

EOEDER, WILLIAM VANCE, Dwight, Illinois. Born October 4, 1897, Dwight, 
Illinois. Student. Enlisted May 29, 1918, Great Lakes, Illinois. S2C., U. S. N. 
R. F. Transferred to Naval Aviation, Savage Arms Corps School, Utica, New 
York, June 28, 1918 ; to Philadelphia ; to Great Lakes Aviation School ; to Phil- 
adelphia; to Charleston, South Carolina. Promoted to Gunners Mate, 3C., (A), 
October 21, 1918. To Great Lakes, March 23, 1919. Released from Active Duty, 
April 12, 191