Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans





Storm Lake


Born February 22, 1895.  Enl. April 26, 1918.  Pvt. M. G. Co., District of Paris.  Trained at Camp Dodge four months; Camp Upton two weeks.  Sailed August 14 on Kashmir; landed Liverpool August 27.  Crossed channel to Cherbourg.  To Alsace sector for training for six weeks; trans, to Officers' Training School at LaVallbone until January 1, 1919; sent to Paris eight and one-half months.  Sailed for U. S. September 27, 1919, on Orizaba; landed Hoboken October 6.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out October 12, 1919.  (no photo)





Storm Lake


Born September 27, 1889.  Enl. April 26, 1918.  Pvt. 59th Mach. Gun Bn.  Trained; was placed in Co. A, 338th M. G. Bn., and three weeks later was trans, to Fort Leavenworth into the Med. Detach. 5th Field Telegraph Bn.  Sailed July 7, 1918; landed July 21 in France.  To Dijon and there attached to the 59th Mach. Gun Bn.; sent to front for two months; rejoined the battalion at Orleans and was trans, into the hospital at that place; January 1 was trans. to Military Police duty; left Orleans March 19; to Brest March 24.  Sailed April 17; landed Hoboken April 31, 1919.  Mustered out at Fort D. A. Russell May 19, 1919.





Albert City


Born November 20, 1896.  Enl. September 5, 1918.  Pvt. Signal Corps Hdqrs. Co. 88th Regt. 19th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge from September 5. 1918, to January 22, 1919.  Mustered out January 22, 1919.





Barnes Township


Born January 31, 1895.  Enl. September 18, 1917.  Pvt. M. G. Co. 363d Regt. 91st Div.  Trained at Camp Lewis.  Left the U. S. July 5, 1918, on Russian ship Empere; landed Liverpool.  Engaged in St. Mihiel offensive; battle of the Argonne; and Argonne-Meuse. Returned to the U. S. on Haverford, March 21, 1919.  Mustered out at Ft. D. A. Russell April 15, 1919.







Born September 2, 1896.  Enl. October 7, 1915.  Chief Yeoman.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S. Served aboard the U. S. S. Connecticut doing guard and transport duty.  Mustered out August 28, 1919.





Barnes Township


Born June 4, 1894.  Enl. May 25, 1917.  Corp. Co. B, 5th Eng.  Trained at Fort Logan; to El Paso; to Corpus Christi.  Sailed July 31; landed Brest August 12.  To Pone-en-Nessen barracks five days; to Aisy; to Amancot-on Yovve; to Chaligney; to front lines; to St. Mihiel sector; September 26 to Minoville two weeks; to front at Puvenille Woods October 9 to November 10; to Thiaucourt; to billets at Eyvezen from December 5 to January 1; to Rosieres one week; to Francheville; to Brest.  Sailed February 15, 1919; landed New York February 21; sailed on U. S. S. George Washington.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge March 25, 1919.





Scott Township


Born February 15, 1899.  Enl. October 13, 1918.  Pvt. S. A. T. C.  Trained at Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa.  Mustered out December 13, 1918.







Born September 23, 1888.  Enl. April 26, 1918.  Pvt. Co. A, 338th M. G. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge.  (no photo)





Barnes Township


Born January 10, 1888.  Volunteered in January, 1918; enlisted June 1, 1918.  Nurse, U. S. A. N. C.  Trained at Swedish Hosp., Minneapolis, three years.  Upon enlistment assigned to Fort Des Moines for two months; to New York three weeks.  Sailed September 2 on Aquatania; landed Southampton September 9.  Crossed Channel to Le Havre. To Langres Base Hosp. No. 88; stationed near Chaumont on duty at Base Hosp. No. 88 and Base Hosp. No. 53 until March 1, 1919; trans, back to Base Hosp. No. 52 until it was closed on June 6, 1919. Received French citation at Base Hosp. No. 53.  To Bordeaux Embarkation Base for two weeks; to Saraney three weeks; to Kerchun; to Brest.  Sailed for U. S. July 8, on Emperator; landed Hoboken July 15, 1919.  To New York ten days; to Ft. Riley for six weeks; to Denver.  Still in service when this information was compiled.





Barnes Township


Born April 26, 1898.  Enl. April 20, 1918.  Pvt. 13th Vet. Hosp. Unit, Vet. Corps.  Trained at Fort Riley; Camp Lee. Left for France October 25; landed France, November 9.





Sioux Rapids


Born January 9, 1899.  Enl. April 21, 1917.  Fireman 2d-cl. on U. S. S Great Northern.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S.; at Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H.; to U. S. S. Kearsarge.  Sailed from New York December 11, 1917, on U. S. S. Antigone; landed at St. Nazaire December 25 with 3,000 troops; returned to New York and made trip to Brest, France, on Antigone; transferred March 20, 1918, to receiving ship at New York; to U. S. S. Great Northern July 12.  Made five trips to Brest with troops on Great Northern.  Mustered out January 23, 1919.  (no photo)





Storm Lake


Enl. March 23, 1918.  Pvt. Batt. D, 3d F. A. 6th Div.  Trained at Camp Doniphan, assigned to Batt. F. 11th Field Artillery, 6th Division; transferred to Batt. D, 3d F. A. 6th Div. October 7, 1918.  Left Brest June 16, 1919, on U. S. S. Kansas; landed Newport News June 27, 1919.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, July 9, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born December 23, 1899.  Enl. March 21, 1918. Pvt. Batt. D, 11th F. A. 6th Div.  Trained at Fort Sill.  Sailed July 14, 1918; landed Liverpool July 26.  Trained for two and a half months at Valdalion, France; and one and a half months at Villouwell; moved in the 14th Training Area; Hdq. at Agimy Le Due; left for Brest June 9, 1919; transferred from Batt. F, 11th P. A. to Batt. D, 3d F. A. October 7, 1919.  Sailed from Brest June 16; landed U. S. June 27, 1919.  Mustered out July 9, 1919.  (no photo)





Lincoln Township


Born September 30, 1892.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. L, 316th Inf. 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon.  Sailed to France.  Was in foreign service from August 30, 1918, to January 9, 1919.  On Verdun front October 28 to November 3; slightly wounded November 3; to hospital 24 days.  Sailed for U. S. with Casual Co. 113.  Mustered out January 27, 1919.



1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 103-06.

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