Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans






Newell Township


Born June 24, 1888.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. K, 316th Regt. 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon with Co. D, 4th Replm. Regt.  Sailed from New York August 31 on U. S. S. Plattsburg; landed Brest September 12. To St. Georges; to Heippes; to front at Grand-Montagne October 28; over the top November 3 and 4; to Teville November 11; December 11 in hosp. near Verdun; to Evac. Hosp. No 15 with "flu" from December 11 to January 12; to Rambruzin until March 26; to Chambrancourt; to Forfou; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed from St. Nazaire on U. S. S. Kronland May 18; landed New York May 30.  To Camp Dix; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 8, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born August 14, 1886.  Enl. May 3, 1918.  Machinist's mate in 11th Regt. of Navy at G. L. N. T. S.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S. Promoted from seaman 2d-cl to machinist's mate.  Mustered out January 24, 1919.  (no photo)








Born March 5, 1886.  Enl. April 19, 1917.  Sgt. Co. E, 23, 50, 90 and 20th Divs.  Trained at Camp Gordon; El Paso. Texas; Syracuse, New York; Camp Greene; Hog Island Ship Yards; Camp Merritt; Camp Sevier; Camp Wadsworth.  Promoted from mechanic to sergt. in Supply Dept.  Mustered out March 10, 1919.






Washington Township


Born July 18, 1896.  Enl. July 26, 1918.  Pvt. Co. L, 16th Regt. 1st Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon six weeks; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed from Hoboken on U. S. S. America September 20; landed Brest September 29.  To Meuse-Argonne front and remained there until armistice was signed; was sent to field hosp. fourteen days, then to a casual company with 42d Div.; rejoined 1st Div.  January 9 at Gen. Hdqrs. at Montabar; at Oberher; to Durnbach; to Selters; to Ettinghausen; back to Selters; from here division was moved to Brest.  Sailed on Amphion August 23, 1919; landed New York September 19, 1919.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Meade; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out September 24, 1919.






Washington Township


Born August 14, 1888.  Enl. July 26, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl. Co. H, 5th Replm. 77th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon five weeks; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed to France.  Moved up to the front lines the day after the armistice was signed; transferred to Artillery 1st of January, 1919; in Batt. A. F. A. 304.  Mustered out May 18, 1919.






Storm Lake


Born January 12, 1891.  Enl. February 25, 1918.  Corp. Co. F, 33d Regt.  Trained at Camp Devens.  Sailed for France June 29 from New York; landed Brest July 12.  Saw service in France.  Sailed from Brest May 20, 1919; landed Newport News June 1.  To Camp Stewart; to Camp Hill; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 15, 1919.






Hayes Township


Born February 27, 1894.  Enl. July 1, 1918.  L. M. M. in Naval Reserve Force.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S. as aviation mechanic; trans, to Q. M. C. Aviation.  Mustered out January 12, 1919.







Born September 25, 1897.  Enl. April 12, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl. Batt. C, 14th F. A.  Trained at Ft. Sill.  Mustered out January 16, 1919.  (no photo)






Lee Township


Born October 28, 1886.  Enl. September 20, 1917.  Pvt. Q. M. Detachment, Q. M. C.  Trained at Camp Dodge September 20, to November 1, 1917; to Camp Cody November 1 to May 22, 1918; to Ft. Sam Houston May 22 to July 20; to Camp Scurrey July 20 to April 15, 1919.  Mustered out April 15, 1919.






Storm Lake


Born July 2, 1893.  Enl. June 4, 1917.  Trained at Cherokee; at State Fair Grounds; to Camp Mills.  Sailed from Hoboken on U. S. S. President Grant October 18; returned to port October 28; re-embarked on English ship Celtic; landed Liverpool December 1.  To Winchester 9 days; to Le Havre December 11.  To Rimacourt; to Langres; to Baccarat; entered line in Luneville sector February 22; to Champagne July 1 to 18; to Chateau-Thierry July 22 to August 5; at St. Mihiel September 12; wounded by machine-gun bullet September 12; to Base Hosp. No. 68 at Mars; to Base Hosp. No. 101 at St. Nazaire.  Sailed on Rinjdam December 18; landed Newport News January 1, 1919.  To hospital at Richmond, Virginia; to Camp Dodge, January 9.  Mustered out March 1, 1919.






Storm Lake


Born April 15, 1893.  Enl. March 4, 1918.  Pvt. Casual Co.  Trained at Camp Jackson; Camp Hancock.  Sailed May 25, 1918.  Stationed at several camps in southern France, but spent most of the time at Camp Mahun; to Is-sur-Tille; to St. Luebes; was at Camp Is-sur-Tille in artillery training school when the armistice was signed. Sailed for U. S. July 3, 1919.  Mustered out July 26, 1919.








Born September 17, 1895.  Enl. July 29, 1918.  Musician 2d-cl. Hdqrs. Co. 212th Engrs., 12th Div.  Trained at Camp Forrest; Camp Devens.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge February 8, 1919.








Born November 11, 1888.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. M, 163d Inf. 41st Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon in Co. D. 6th Replm. Regt.; to Camp Merritt Co. 24 Inf. Replm.  Left Hoboken August 29; landed Brest September 12.  To St. George with Co. M, 163d Int.; to Mt. Richard, 163rd Mach.  Gunners of Inf.  Sailed from Brest February 4 on U. S. S. Huntington; landed Hoboken February 16, 1919.  To Camp Dix; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out March 4, 1919.








Born January 19, 1895.  Enl. May 5, 1917.  Mess sgt. Co. A, 331st Inf. S3d Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge; Camp Cody; Camp Dix.  Sailed October 13; landed Breckenridge. Eng.  To Southampton; to Le Havre; to Le Mans; to Chemire; to Noyen; to Le Havre.  Sailed from Brest January 17; landed New York January 25, 1919. To Camp Mills; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out February 8, 1919.






Storm Lake


Born October 14, 1895.  Enl. September 18, 1917.  Corp. Batt. F, 320th F. A. 82d Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge with Hdq. Co. 350th Inf.; to Camp Gordon; to Camp Mills May 10.  Sailed from New York on English ship City of Exeter May 18; landed Liverpool May 30.  To Camp Winchester May 31; left Winchester June 2; arrived Southampton June 2; landed France June 3.  Billeted at Camp Le Havre No. 2; to Camp La Courtine June 6, trained there until August 8; to Chateau-Thierry; to Dieudnord August 21 to September 10; to Blenod-les-Pont-a-Nousson September 11 to 21; to Chaudron Farm October 6 to November 1; to St. Georges; to Immecourt November 2 to 4; to Sommauthe-Beaumont November 5 to 10; after November 25 attached to the 80th Div. and was the longest on the front at one time of any expeditionary force of artillery.  Sailed from Bordeaux April 27; landed New York May 9, 1919.  To Camp Dix; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out May 26, 1919.








Born October 24, 1896.  Enl. September 5, 1918.  Sgt. 1st-cl. Base Hosp. No. 105 Med. Dept.  Trained at Camp Dodge two weeks; to Ft. Benjamin Harrison; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed from Hoboken October 28; landed Brest November 9.  Stationed four miles out of Brest for seven months.  Sailed from Brest June 30 on U. S. S. Frederick; landed Brooklyn July 11.  To Camp Mills; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out July 18, 1919.








Bom January 27, 1891.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. B, 316th Inf. 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon 29 days in Co. C. 4th Replm. Regt.; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed from New York September 1 on U. S. S. Plattsburg; landed Brest September 12.  To St. George fifteen days; to Verdun sector three weeks; to front lines in Meuse-Argonne twelve days when armistice was signed; November 24 sent to Field Hosp. 315 with influenza; sent into southern France to Base No. 19 for five weeks; to Suley with company two weeks; to Deanneur, then gradually moved back to St. Nazaire.  Sailed May 16 on U. S. S. Texan; landed Philadelphia May 29, 1919. To Camp Dix; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 8, 1919.

1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, p. 131-35.

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