Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans





Nokomis Township


Born December 11, 1896.  Enl. September 5, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl. Base Hosp. No. 105.  Trained at Camp Dodge for one month; to Fort Benjamin Harrison two weeks; was trans. with Med. Corps at Camp Dodge and left in Base Hosp. No. 105.  First assigned at Camp Dodge to Co. 58, 163d D. B.  Sailed on October 28 from Hoboken on transport Mongolia; landed Brest November 9, 1918.  Was at hosp. at Herhoun.  Sailed from Brest June 30, 1919, on U. S. S. Frederick; landed Manhattan July 10, 1919.  To Camp Mills.  Mustered out July 17, 1919.







Born March 9, 1896.  Enl. September 20, 1917.  Pvt. Co. C, 9th Inf.  Trained at Camp Dodge two months; Camp Pike seven months; Camp Merritt.  Sailed from New York June 20, 1918, on the Anselin; landed Liverpool July 1.  To Winchester; to Southampton; to Cherbourg.  To St. Aignan; joined 2d Div. near Soissons; in attack at Soissons July 18 and 19; to Marbach sector August 9 to 24; to St. Mihiel September 12 to 16; to Champagne front for ten days; to Meuse-Argonne November 1 to 11; to Beaumont to November 17; in Army of Occupation at Bendorff, Germany; to outpost duty thirty miles on the Rhine; to Brest July 15, 1919.  Sailed on Manostaria; landed New York August 20.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out August 31, 1919.





Lincoln Township


Born July 13, 1887.  Enl. April 9, 1918.  Mech. 211th Aero Squadron.  Trained at Pittsburgh from April 11 to June 11; to Long Island.  Sailed from Boston July 16; landed July 31 at Aramamasth Lacks, England.  To Rest Camp August 1; August 4 to Camp Calne; November 18 to Notyash.  Embarked for U. S. November 30; landed Boston December 11, 1918.  To Camp Devens; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out December 30, 1918.







Born November 29, 1891.  Enl. July 29, 1918.  Pvt. Co. B, 212th Eng. 12th Div,  Trained at Camp Forrest; Camp Devens.  Mustered out February 7, 1919, at Camp Dodge.





Lee Township


Born August 30, 1895.  Enl. July 29, 1918.  Wagoner, in Engineers' Train, 21 4th Regt., 14th Div.  Trained at Camp Forrest until October, 1918; Camp Custer until February, 1919.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge February 7, 1919.







Born October 1, 1894.  Enl. November 5, 1917.  Sgt. Hdqrs. Co. and Batt B. 31st Brig. 57th Artillery Regt.  First service with Coast Artillery; later Field Artillery.  Trained at Fort Hancock.  Promoted to corp. April 18, 1918, to sgt. July 19, 1918.  Preliminary training at Vayres and Libarne, France; Artillery Range Camp De Souge.  Left for front August 25; at St. Mihiel; Verdun; to Argonne-Meuse.  Positions:  September 12 to 18, Vignot; September 21 to 30, Montzeville; October 1 to 7, Esnes; October 8 to 22, Cuisy; October 23 to November 1, Romagne; November 2 and 3, Bentheville; November 4 to 11, Beaufort.  Turned in guns and equipment at Dolevant-le-Chateau.  Sailed from Brest January 2, 1919; landed New York January 14.  To Ft. Hancock, January 15 to 21.  Discharged at Camp Grant, February 1, 1919.  Sgt. Holmes' chief duty in France was connected with telephone communication in battery.





Storm Lake


Born in 1895.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. 12, 3d Bn. 166th D. B., 13th Div.  Trained at American Lake.  Mustered out August 7, 1918.





Nokomis Township


Born November 7, 1896.  Enl. September 3, 1918.  Pvt. Co. 58, 163d D. B.  Trained at Camp Dodge; to Camp Cody, with Provost Guard Co.; went back from Cody to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out January 29, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born October 7, 1893.  Enl. September 4, 1917.  Sgt. to Major Hdq. Co. 350th Inf. 88th Div.  Promoted from pvt. to Corp., to sgt., to bn. sgt., to Major.  Trained at Camp Dodge.  Sailed from New York August 16 on H. M. S. Kashmir; landed Liverpool August 28.  To Wimmal Dawn Camp August 29; crossed English Channel to Cherbourg, September 1 on H. M. S. Viper.  Encamped for training at Fle Cote d'Or September 4 to 17; at Eschevans September 19 to October 5; in support at St. Cosne; to Haute-Alsace sector October 7 to 15; in training at La Vallonne October 15 to November 18; in concentration camps at Le Mans and D' Anvour November 18 to December 23; in training at Menancourt December 25 to January 16, 1919; at Central Records Office, Bourges, January 18 to May 14.  Sailed from St. Nazaire May 19 on U. S. S. Aeolus; landed Newport News May 30, 1919.  Mustered out June 5, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born February 8, 1888.  Enl. February 25, 1918.  Junior sgt. in Q. M. Branch, Military Postal Detail.  Trained at Camp Dodge.  Promoted to sgt.  Mustered out February 13, 1919.  (no photo)





Maple Valley Township


Born August 10, 1887.  Enl. July 28, 1917.  Ship's cook, Div. 11.  Trained:  was put on draft for foreign service April 28, 1918; previous training at Norfolk and Philadelphia.  Sailed from New York for Scotland where he was sent by train to Rosite where the American Fleet was located; was put on Texas, one of the most modern and best ships in the fleet and sailed on June 27 for Scapa Flow, Scotland; in no large engagement but was in the fleet which helped run the blockade on submarines and was with the fleet at the time the German Fleet surrendered.  Mustered out April 28, 1919.





Newell Township


Born February 24, 1897.  Enl. July 10, 1918.  Fireman in Navy.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S. until September 4; to Norfolk until September 10; then ordered aboard U. S. S. George Washington; made nine trips to Europe on this ship; on the last trip brought King Albert and Queen Elizabeth from Antwerp. Belgium.  Mustered out October 9, 1919, at G. L. N. T. S.







Born October 24, 1894.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. B, 316th Inf. 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon; Camp Merritt. Sailed from New York September 1; landed Brest September 14.  To hosp. for guard duty; to St. Georges; to Verdun and sent into open fields for two weeks; then assigned to 79th Div. and ordered to Verdun; in battle of Verdun September 26 to November 11; after signing of armistice sent to field hosp.; to Dijon four months; to Nantes; to Brest.  Sailed May 5, 1919; landed Hoboken May 12.  To Camp Merritt hosp. for ten days; to Camp Sherman. Mustered out May 29, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born November 28, 1891.  Enl. April 9, 1918.  Wagoner, Battery A, 150th Heavy Field Art., 42d Div.  Trained at Madison, Wisconsin, two months; to Camp Jackson one month; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed from Hoboken on Tydem July 23; landed at George's Dock, London, August 8.  To detention camp at Ramsey for one month; to Camp Hunt at LaConners, France, for six weeks.  To Sedan; to Argonne front; was on this front until armistice was signed.  To Neuenahr, Germany, with Army of Occupation four months; to Brest.  Sailed on Leviathan, April 18; landed Hoboken April 25, 1919.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out May 12, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born July 12, 1899.  Enl. July 6, 1917.  Corp. Co. D, 20th Inf. 10th Div.  Trained at Ft. Douglas; Camp Funston. Promoted from pvt. to pvt. 1st-cl., to Corp.  Mustered out January 24, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born June 19, 1895.  Enl. July 29, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl. 314th Detach., Q. M. C.  Trained at Syracuse, N. Y.; to Newport News.  Mustered out December 16, 1918.





Storm Lake


Born August 28, 1895.  Enl. July 14, 1917.  Corp. 109th Amm. Tr., 34th Div.  Trained at State Fair Grounds, Des Moines, Iowa, two months; to Camp Cody September 1; on August 10, 1918, to Diamond Motor works, Chicago, for ten days; drove trucks to Raritan Arsenal ten days; to Camp Dix one month; to New York.  Sailed from Hoboken on Olympic; October 17; landed Southampton October 23.  October 23 to Cherbourg.  To Camp St. Sulpice for seven months; to Camp Genicourt near Bordeaux.  Sailed on U. S. S. Iowan June 10, 1919; landed Philadelphia June 22.  To Camp Dix; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 28, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born April 10, 1896.  Enl. March 28, 1918.  Corp. Batt. A, 60th F. A.  Trained at University of Wisconsin; to Camp Jackson; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out February 1, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born June 6, 1897.  Enl. July 1, 1917.  Pvt. Hdq. Co. 168th Inf., 42d Div.  Trained at Cherokee, Iowa; to State Fair Grounds, Des Moines, Iowa; to Camp Mills.  Sailed on U. S. S. Grant October 18, 1917; returned to port October 28; sailed again on U. S. S. Aurania November 14; landed Liverpool.  After ten days at Le Havre.  To Remicourt; to Langres; to Baccarat; entered line at Luneville sector February 22, 1918; wounded June 19; to Base Hosp. No. 23 at Vetell; returned to duty, March, 1918; with Army of Occupation on the Rhine; left Germany from Brest.  Sailed April 18 on transport Leviathan; landed New York May 24.  To Camp Upton; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out May 16, 1919.





Maple Valley Township


Born July 31, 1896. Enl.  September 5, 1918.  Pvt. Co. A, Med. Dept.  Trained at Camp Dodge in Co. F, 88th Inf. 19th Div.  Mustered out October 20, 1919.




HUSEMAN, ERNEST C. and EDITH, his English Bride

Maple Valley Township


Born September 2, 1890.  Enl. February 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. E, 35nth Inf. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge two months; to Camp Mills ten days.  Sailed April 24; landed Liverpool May 6, 1918.  Took sick going across; to Bng. Hosp. at Belmont for three weeks; trans. to American Red Cross Hospital at Mossyhill about eight weeks; to rest camp Notyash about 8 months.  Married in Liverpool to Miss Edith Hartley, December 2, 1918.  Sailed from Liverpool to Brest for return to the U. S. March 22, 1919; landed New York.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge. Mustered out April 15, 1919.






Maple Valley Township


Born August 6, 1895.  Enl. April 2, 1918.  Cook, Base Hosp. Detach. Med Corps.  Trained at Camp Dodge 18 days; to Camp Logan; to Camp Dodge; to Camp Logan.  Mustered out March 19, 1919.  (no photo)





Providence Township


Born July 4, 1892.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Sgt. Co. D. 4th Replm. Regt.; to Co. D, 99th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon for three months; to Camp Wheeler.  Mustered out December 21, 1918.


1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 114-16.

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