Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans





Sioux Rapids


Born October 13, 1895.  Enl. April 24, 1917.  Pvt. Co. C, 16th Inf., 1st Div.  Trained at Fort Logan from April 24 to May 8; to El Paso, Texas, from May 111 to June 2.  Sailed from Hoboken on transport Havana, June 12, 1917; landed at St. Nazaire, France, June 26.  To Gondrecourt until October 10; moved to Lorraine front October 5; trans, to De Mouse, October 25; moved to Toul sector January 5, 1918; in Toul sector forty-five days; moved to Ligney, February 20; to Montdidier. April 15; to Soissons July 15 and took part in the battle of Soissons on July 18; wounded by shrapnel in right foot on that day; taken to field hosp.; trans, to base hosp. near Bordeaux and was in this hosp. from July 26 until December 5; to embarkation hosp. December 7.  Sailed from Bordeaux on Aeolus December 17, as a casual; landed at Newport News, December 30.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, January 21, 1919.






Born April 7, 1895.  Enl. July 3, 1917.  Chief Radio Electrician on U. S. S. Illinois.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S. and at Howard Radio School.  Three months in war zone on Illinois.  Mustered out August 1, 1919.







Born January 12, 1893.  Enl. July 24,1918.  Pvt. Co. B, 316th Inf., 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon for one month: to Camp Merritt.  Sailed on U. S. S. Plattsburg, August 30, 1918; landed at Brest. September 12, 1918.  Trans, to the 163d Inf. for ten days: trans, to 316th Inf. and was sent to front on Meuse-Argonne, and remained there until the armistice was signed; was in attack on Hill 378, remaining in this sector for about three months; moved to various camps in France and then went to St. Nazaire.  Sailed from St. Nazaire on U. S. S. Texan May 16, 1919; landed at Philadelphia. May 29, 1919.  To Camp Dix; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 8, 1919.







Born November 11, 1897.  Enl. April 23, 1918.  Yeoman 1st-cl., District Enrolling Office.  Promoted from yeoman 3d-cl. to yeoman 2d-cl. to yeoman 1st-cl.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S.  Mustered out January 31, 1919.




Sioux Rapids


Born February 6, 1894.  Enl. September 20, 1917.  Sergt. Co. A, 350th Inf., 88th Div.  Promoted from pvt. to corp., from corp. to sergt.  Trained at French training camps.  Sailed from New York on S. S. Delta, August 11, 1918; landed at London, August 25. Moved across the Channel to Cherbourg, France, August 28.  To Foutry; to Chaguy; went into center sector of Haute-Alsace-Lorraine, October 4; transferred to Toul sector, November 7, in offensive when armistice was signed; moved to Gondrecourt area until May 7, 1919; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed from St. Nazaire on U. S. S. Aeolus, May 19; landed at Newport News, May 30.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge June 5, 1919.





Fairfield Township


Born April 2, 1896.  Enl. July 29, 1918.  Pvt. Co. H, 1st Training Batt. Engineers.  Trained at Camp Forrest and Camp Dodge.  Mustered out January 6, 1919.





Albert City


Born November 17, 1898.  Enl. April 10, 1917.  Pvt. Mach. Gun Co., 168th Inf., 42d Div.  Trained at State Fair Grounds, Des Moines, Iowa, from June 30 until September 30. 1917; trans, to Camp Mills.  Sailed on Baltic for France; landed in England, December 9.  To Brest, December 13.  To Longecourt, February 23, 1918; to Alsace-Lorraine, February 26; on April 14 relieved Nopmasoine; April 24, back to Alsace-Lorraine; June 30, relieved the 77th Div.; to rest camp; to Champagne front on July 4; on July 20, relieved by French Algiers; July 26, at Chateau-Thierry front; August 1, relieved by the 26th Div.; on July 28, victim of mustard gas; to American Base Hosp. No. 66; trans, to American Base Hosp. No. 67; to American Base Hosp. No. 44; re-assigned to company on September 14, when at St. Mihiel front; relieved by the 77th Div.; October 15 to Argonne front; October 18, chlorine-gassed, taken to Field Hosp. No. 167; to Gas Hosp. No. 1; trans, to American Base Hosp. No. 58; to Base Hosp. No. 52 at Remecourt; to Bordeaux on February 15; assigned to casualty company of Co. E, 160th Inf.  Sailed for the United States, March 6, 1919, on the Luckenbach; landed at Base Hosp. No. 5 at New York, March 19.  To Fort Des Moines, March 28; then trans, to Camp Dodge for discharge.  Mustered out April 15,1919.  (no photo)





Linn Grove


Born September 12, 1896.  Enl. September 5, 1918.  Pvt. Inf. in Depot Brigade.  Trained at Camp Dodge.  Mustered out February 25, 1919.





Barnes Township


Born August 18, 1894.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. A, 316th Regt., 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon in Co. D, 4th Replm. Regt.; trans, to Camp Merritt.  Sailed from Hoboken on U. S. S. Plattsburg, August 29; landed at Brest, September 12.  To St. George; to Verdun sector; to Genicourt, joined Co. F. 316th Regt., 79th Div; to Meuse-Argonne front from October 15 to November 11; at Reiville from November 11 until December 30; to Issencourt; trans, to Co. A, 316th Regt.. 79th Div. for two months; to Orcaron for two weeks; to Hennicourt three days; to St. Georges; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed on U. S. S. Texan May 16, 1919; landed at Philadelphia, May 29.  To Camp Dix; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 8, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born December 31, 1896.  Enl. April 3, 1918.  Mechanic, 1st Co., Coast Art.  Trained at Fort Blagler and Fort Logan.  Mustered out January 4, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born December 12, 1896.  Enl. December 11, 1917.  Quarter Master 1st-cl.. 6th Regt., Aviation Dept., U. S. Navy.  Trained at United States Training Station at Great Lakes, Illinois, and at Philadelphia Navy Yard.  Sailed from Philadelphia on Olympic, June 15, 1918.  In overseas service over six months at United States Naval Air Station in England near the North Sea.  Sailed from Liverpool on Leviathan; landed at Pelham Bay, New York.  To Charleston, South Carolina; to Akron, Ohio.  Mustered out June 2, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born March 5, 1889.  Enl. April 13, 1917.  Pvt. 1st-cl., Co. M, 168th Inf., 42d Div.  Trained at Cherokee; to State Fair Grounds, Des Moines, Iowa; to Camp Mills.  Sailed for France on President Grant October 18, 1917; returned to port, October 28; sailed again November 14 on English ship Celtic; landed at Liverpool.  To Winchester; to Southampton; to Le Havre.  To Rimacourt; to Langres; to Baccaret; entered line of fighting in Luneville sector, February 21; to Champagne, July 1; to Chateau-Thierry, July 22; to St. Mihiel; to Argonne Forest; entered Base Hosp. No. 24 at Maves, October 5, with blood pionsoning [sic]; later went to Niederzessen [sic], Germany; to Niederbreisig; to Brest.  Sailed on U. S. S. Leviathan in May, 1919; landed at New York.  To Camp Upton; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out May 17, 1919.





Nokomis Township


Born December 8, 1896.  Enl. September 5, 1918.  Pvt. Inf. Replm. Regt.  Trained at Camp Dodge for nine months and nine days.  Mustered out June 14, 1919.







Born April 10, 1892.  Enl. May 7, 1917.  Second Lieut. Adjt. Gen's. Dept., 81st Div.  Trained at Camp Cody.  Sailed from New York on U. S. S. Olympia, October 17, 1918; landed at Southampton, October 24.  Landed at Cherbourg, October 26.  To Bordeaux with Headquarters Co., 34th Div.; in November sent to Headquarters, 34th Div.; in Gen. Quarter Master Headquarters at Chaumont; with Army of Occupation in Germany; assigned to 81st Div. in June, 1919.  Sailed from St. Nazaire on June 9; landed at Newport News June 20; sailed on S. S. Manchuria.





Providence Township


Born September 6, 1888.  Enl. October 20, 1918.  Pvt. Veterinary Co. No. 1.  Trained at Camp Greenleaf.  Mustered out at Camp Greenleaf December 19, 1918.





Providence Township


Born March 21, 1900.  Enl. September 9, 1918.  Pvt. Co. A, Student Army Training Corps, Dubuque College.  Trained at Dubuque College, Dubuque, Iowa.  Mustered out December 14, 1918.





Providence Township


Born August 17, 1890.  Enl. October 1, 1918.  Sergt., Co. D, 4th Replm. Regt.  Trained at Camp Gordon and at Camp Wheeler Officers' Training Corps.  Mustered out December 24, 1918.





Providence Township


Born February 4, 1898.  Enl. October 1, 1918.  Pvt. Co. A, Student Army Training Corps, Dubuque College.  Trained at Dubuque College, Dubuque, Iowa.  Mustered out December 16, 1918.







Born December 24, 1892.  Enl. February 24, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl. Bat. F, 337th Art., 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge, trans, on April 12 to 35th Div. Promoted on August 5, 1918, to pvt. 1st-cl.  Trained at Rumsley, England, for three months; left for Cherbourg. To Sarogona for one week; to Bains-les-Bains for three weeks; trans, from 35th Div. to the Military Police Army Corps, Rumount; to St.Mihiel sector for six weeks; to Verdun, armistice was signed while here; started following the Germans into Belgium; was at Veron, Belgium, on Thanksgiving day; left for Luxemburg; to Germany; left March 13 for Metz; to Toul; to Chaumont; to Tours; to Le Mans; to Belgium, and was on the rifle range at this time, qualified as a sharpshooter, April 1, 1919; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed April 16; landed at Newport News, April 28.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out May 7, 1919.



1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 66-70.

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