Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans

 Johnson, AlbertFrank1





Maple Valley Township


Born October 12, 1895.  Enl. May 26, 1918.  Pvt. Co. B, 352d Inf. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge eight weeks.  Sailed on cattle boat.  After arrival in France was put in several replm. divs.; was in Lorraine sector about six weeks; put in a casual company. Sailed for U. S. April 1; landed from Mauretania April 7.  Mustered out April 22, 1919.






Elk Township


Born May 7, 1891.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. C, 4th Replm Inf.  Trained at Camp Gordon four months.  Mustered out December 5, 1918.





Nokomis Township


Born June 27, 1891.  Enl. June 17, 1917.  Sgt. Troop A, 4th Cavalry.  Trained at Ft. Logan; Angel Island; Ft. Castner; Ft. Ringgold. Promoted to pvt. 1st-cl., to Corp., to sgt.   In Hawaiian Territory as member of Regular Army for fifteen months, stationed at Ft. Castner at Honolulu, Hawaii.  Mustered out June 2, 1919, at Ft. Ringgold.  (no photo)






Providence Township


Born December 8, 1896.  Enl. May 27, 1917.  Pvt. Co. A, 13th Regt. Eng.  Trained at Municipal Pier.  Sailed from New York July 22, on R. M. S. St. Louis; landed Liverpool August 1.  To Borden Camp; paraded in London August 15 with first U. S. troops in London; to Le Havre August 17.  To Chalons-sur-Marne for two weeks; to Dieury-sur-Aire until April, 1919; to Marseilles.  Sailed on U. S. S. Belvidere; landed New York April 28.  To Camp Merritt; to Chicago for parade; to Camp Grant.  Mustered out May 12, 1919.






Poland Township


Born December 31, 1894.  Enl, July 24, 1918. Pvt. Co. K, 316th Inf. 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon from July 24 to August 4. Sailed from New York August 31 on U. S. S. Plattsburg; landed Brest September 12, 1918.  To St. George for three weeks; to Verdun October 1 for one month; to front November 5; did not get into action; on front three weeks after armistice was signed; to hosp. at Long November 27, remained until January 5; to Nantes January 7 to February 25.  Sailed from St. Nazaire April 5; landed Charleston.  To Camp Jackson; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out April 29, 1919.






Albert City


Born March 11, 1890.  Enl. February 25, 1918.  Pvt.1st-cl. Co. A, 130th Inf. 33d Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge; Camp Logan. Left New York on U S. Agamemnon; landed Brest May 26.  To Oisemont; to Visnes; Inchville; to Ailly-le-Haute; to Clocker front lines July 18 near Amiens; to Querrin Woods; at fronts at Meuse-Argonne, Somme, Amiens, Albert, Verdun and in Troyon sector; to Corbie, Albert, Vignecourt, Ligney, Bethslainville, Baileycourt, Chateaucourt, Donnaveaux Woods, Conovoye, Fresnes, Rangiers; to Oberbillig, Germany; to Gilsdorff, Luxemburg.  Sailed from Brest on U. S. S. Siboney May 11, 1919; landed New York May 20, 1919.  To Camp Mills; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out May 29, 1919.






Maple Valley Township


Born June 16, 1887.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. A, 148th Inf. 37th Div.  Trained at Camp Grant, Co. L, 344th Inf. 86th Div.; stationed at Camp Mills from September 1 to 9.  Sailed September 10, 1918, on British ship Megantic.  In Ypres-Lys offensive October 31 to November 4; again in offensive at Ypres-Lys November 9 to 11.  Arrived in U. S. March 30, 1919, on the U. S. S. Saint Louis.  Mustered out April 14, 1919.






Lee Township


Born February 20, 1895.  Enl. December 1, 1917.  Pvt.1st-cl. 667th Aero Squadron.  Trained at Kelly Field; Hazelhurst Field. Sailed from Hoboken on U. S. S. Antigone March 24; landed St. Nazaire April 13.  Assigned to duty in Air Service Production Center No. 2, Supply Depot No. 3 near Romorantin, Loire-et-CIier, for duration of activities.  Sailed from Brest on Leviathan June 6; landed Hoboken June 12.  Mustered out June 23, 1919.






Elk Township


Born August 5, 1892.  Enl. May 25, 1918.  Pvt. 27th Aero Squadron.  Trained at Vancouver Barracks; spent first ten days at Camp Lewis then trans, to Vancouver Barracks for eight months; to Camp Dodge to be mustered out.  Mustered out February 28, 1919.








Born August 25, 1887.  Enl. March 6, 1918. Chauffeur.  Aerial Photograph Section No. 44.  Trained at Cornell Univ.; Wilbur Wright Field; Barron Field.  Promoted to chauffeur.  Mustered out March 27, 1919.






Albert City


Born February 19, 1887.  Enl. February 24, 1918.  Pvt. .Co. A, 103d Eng. 28th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge with 351st Inf. Co. E, 23d Div.; Camp Grant with Co. B, 32d Eng.; to Washington Barracks May 24 in 1st Replm. Engrs.; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed from New York September 1 on Belique; landed Liverpool.  To Winchester; to Southampton; to Cherbourg.  To Anglers in 116th Engrs.; to Vilassee with 103d Engrs.; to front October 16; at Thiaucourt until October 28; to Vigmulles until January 6; to Wriffe; to Le Mans; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed April 20 on Finland; landed New York May 1.  To Camp Dix May 15; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out May 19, 1919.






Albert City


Born October 21, 1895.  Enl. June 8, 1918.  Sgt. Hdq. Co. 2d Inf. 10th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge; trans, to Demobilization Group and promoted to sgt.; had charge of the Board of Review where men in service take their final physical examinations at the Medical Examining Board.  Mustered out November 25, 1919.






Fairfield Township


Born December 3, 1886.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. D, 316th Inf. 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon with Co. I, 163d Inf. Sailed from New York August 29 on U. S. S. Plattsburg; landed Brest September 13.  Arrived at the front October 26, participated in battle of Meuse November 4-5.  Sailed from St. Nazaire with casual detachment April 8; landed Newport News April 29. Mustered out May 14, 1919.








Born October 26, 1885.  Enl. September 20, 1917.  Corp. in 347th Regt. 87th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge in Co. A, 350th Regt. 88th Div.; to Camp Pike for nine months with Hdqrs. Co.; later trans, to 347th Regt. 87th Div.; at Camp Dix.  Sailed from Philadelphia July 24, 1918, on City of Calcutta; landed Manchester, England.  To Southampton; to Le Havre; to Gievres; to Chaumont; to Chateau-Thierry front when armistice was signed; moved back to Brest.  Sailed on Mauretania December 24; landed Hoboken.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out January 17, 1919.






Albert City


Born September 24, 1890.  Enl. August 16, 1918.  Fireman 2d-cl. on battleship Massachusetts.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S.; to Hampton Roads; to sea on the battleship Massachusetts for patrol work nine weeks; to Hampton Roads, served as master-at-arms while there; to G. L. N. T. S.  Mustered out March 22, 1919.








Born March 1, 1889.  Enl. May 14, 1918.  Nurse.  Was sent as a trained nurse in the U. S. A. N. C. to Ft. Logan from May 14 to September 8; September 11 reported to Mobilization Station at New York.  Sailed from Hoboken on Leviathan September 28; landed Brest October 8.  To Base Hosp. No. 65, one week on temporary duty; to Base Hosp. No. 101, October 15, was at this hosp. until June 20, 1919.  Sailed from St. Nazaire on Pocahontas June 22; landed Newport News July 2, 1919.  To Camp Stewart one week.  Mustered out July 26, 1919.






Fairfield Township


Born March 30, 1895.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. D, 4th Replm. Regt.  Trained at Camp Gordon; to Camp Merritt November 1; ready for embarkation.  To Camp Gordon; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out January 9, 1919.






Poland Township


Born March 12, 1890.  Enl. April 9, 1918.  Pvt. Aviation Section of Army, 194th Aero Squadron.  Trained at Wisconsin State Univ. from April 9 to June 12; to Wilbur Wright Field; to Ellington Field August 5 to April 24.  Mustered out April 24, 1919.






Albert City


Born March 20, 1895.  Enl. July 29, 1918.  Pvt. Co. F, 212th Engrs. 12th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon August 1 to 29; Camp Devens to January 31, 1919; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out February 8, 1919.






Fairfield Township


Born February 8, 1896.  Enl. August 20, 1918.  Pvt. Co. 5, 2d training Bn. Inf., 157th D. B.  Trained at Camp Gordon from August 24 to September 12; Camp McClellan where he was trans, to the Q. M. C. on October 26; while at Camp Gordon chief organization was Co. 21, 6th Training- Bn. 167th D. B.  Mustered out April 2, 1919.






Linn Grove


Born January 8, 1897.  Enl. August 15, 1918.  Pvt. Batt. B, 20th Div.  Motorized Artillery.  Trained at Iowa State College; to Camp Jackson, was assigned to 24th Overseas Batt.; after armistice was transferred to 24th Overseas Battery.  Mustered out February 1, 1919.








Born July 21, 1887.  Enl. July 25, 1918.  Sgt. 4th Replm. Inf. Regt.  Trained at Camp Gordon.  Promoted to Corp.; to sgt.  Mustered out November 29, 1918.

1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 124-26.

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