Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans






Maple Valley Township


Born February 13, 1895.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Sgt. Co. D, 4th Replm. Regt.  Trained at Camp Gordon three months; to Camp Wheeler for two months; to Camp Dodge.  Promoted from pvt. to sgt.  Mustered out December 21, 1918.






Storm Lake


Born January 27, 1890.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. M, 316th Inf. 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed from New York September 1; landed Brest.  To Bordeaux; to Le Havre; to St. Nazaire.  Went into action October 1 in Verdun sector; wounded November 5; in Base Hosp. No. 101 at St. Nazaire.  Sailed January 17 on the interned German ship Susquehanna; landed Newport News February 2.  Mustered out February 21, 1919.






Grant Township


Born January 12, 1892.  Enl. June 27, 1918.  Instructor in physics at radio school; acted as Asst. Inspector of Ordnance.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S.; seaman 2d-cl. with 7th Regt. July 2 to September 30, 1918; at Dayton, Ohio, September 30 to January 1, 1919; at Detroit, Michigan, from January 1 to January 25.  At Great Lakes Station acted as Instructor in Physics at Radio School, at Dayton, Ohio, acted at Asst. Inspector of Ordnance.  Mustered out at Detroit, Michigan, January 5, 1919.








Born July 23, 1895.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. D, 4th Replm. Regt. Mach. Gunners.  Trained at Camp Gordon.  Mustered out January 9, 1919, at Camp Dodge.






Storm Lake


Born September 19, 1889.  Enl. July 11, 1917.  Corp. Ambulance Co. No. 7, Med. Dept., 3d Sanitary Train, 3d (Regular) Div. Trained at Ft. Clark.  Sailed from Hoboken on March 22 on U. S. tramp steamship Powhatan; the ship was attacked by a fleet of German submarines in the Bay of Biscay, 25 miles from French coast, escaped harm but two of the submarines were sunk by the destroyers which convoyed us; landed Bordeaux April 7.  At Chateau-Villain until May 30; left for the front to check the onslaught at the Marne river; in battle of Aisne-Marne June 1 to 5; was in Second Battle of the Marne July 15 to 18; twenty men volunteered for work in front lines in the Belleau Woods with the Marines of the Second Div.; two were killed, 15 wounded and the rest of them badly gassed; was in the Third Battle of the Marne front July 18 to August 6, in which the Germans were driven from the Marne river up to and across the Vesle river, all during this time he was driving an ambulance over roads that were constantly under shell fire; was in St. Mihiel drive from September 12 to 16; in Meuse-Argonne drive from September 30 to October 31, and was in action until the armistice was signed; severely gassed in Meuse-Argonne battle by a gas-shell which gassed 20 men in the kitchen company; after the armistice the division was sent to Germany as part of the Army of Occupation; was in Welling and Browhl; to Brest.  Sailed on Otsego August 15; landed New York August 28.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out September 6, 1919.






Storm Lake


Born September 11, 1893.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. M, 316th Regt., 29th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge; to Camp Merritt. Sailed August 29; landed Brest.  To St. George for two weeks; to Sevilly for two weeks; went into action October 29; wounded in Argonne Woods November 6; to Base Hosp. No. 14 at Nevers; to Hippee; to Chambercourt; to Touges; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed for U. S. May 18; landed Philadelphia May 29.  To Camp Dix; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 8, 1919.






Storm Lake


Born September 26, 1898.  Enl. October 4, 1918.  Pvt. S. A. T. C.  Trained at Dubuque College, Dubuque, Iowa; to Inf. at Camp Pike.  Mustered out December 21, 1918.






Storm Lake


Born October 29, 1899.  Enl. March 22, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl. Co. D, 5th Ammunition Train, Art.  Trained at Camp Logan one month; to Camp Upton.  Sailed from Hoboken May 27; landed Liverpool June 7.  To Le Havre.  To La Valtohn; to Verele three weeks; to St. Die sector until August 25; to St. Mihiel 3 months; to Luxemburg with Army of Occupation until July 7, 1919; to Brest.  Sailed for U. S. July 13 on Agamemnon; landed Hoboken July 21.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out July 29, 1919.






His English Bride

Storm Lake


Born May 20, 1889**.  Enl. September 20, 1917.  Pvt. Co. I, 347th Inf. 87th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge September 20 to November 19 with Hdqrs. 88th Div.; to Camp Pike assigned to Co. I, 347th Inf; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed overseas; landed London July 2. To Camp Hosp. No. 40 at Liverpool; to rest camp with Liverpool Casual Co. 1007 from December 13 to 28; with third convoy center company from December 28 to January 19.  Sent to Camp Dodge for discharge.  Mustered out January 27, 1919.


*1925 Iowa State Census for Storm Lake, Buena Vista, Iowa.

**Born May 20, 1890.  World War I Draft Registration Card.





Storm Lake


Born August 15, 1894.  Enl. August 15, 1917.  Pvt. 212th Co. M. P.  Trained: was with H. Troop 1st South Dakota, then trans, to Co. M, 136th Inf. until November 28, 1917; to Co. B, 127th M. G. Bn. December 24; to 212th Co. M. P.  Sailed from New York October 13, 1918.  Arrived in U. S. on return June 26, 1919.  Mustered out at Camp Dix June 28, 1919.  Re-enlisted the same day for term of one year in Aviation Service, ordered to Ft. Omaha.








Born August 30, 1889.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. 79th Div. in Infantry Organization.  Wounded in Argonne - lost leg; still in hospital.







Born September 23, 1894.  Enl. June 26, 1918.  Pvt. Co. B, 313th Engrs., 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge for six weeks; to Camp Mills.  Sailed August 16; sailed on Plassy; landed Le Havre.  To Haute-Alsace sector, after armistice was signed; to Pigny Siriusnelle; to St. Mihiel; to De Mange; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed May 26 on Madowasha; landed June 5 at New York.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 16, 1919.  (no photo)






Brooke Township


Born February 8, 1894.  Enl. July 29, 1918.  Pvt. Co. A, 212th Engrs. 12th Div.  Trained at Camp Forrest; to Camp Devens. Mustered out February 8, 1919.








Born February 5, 1893.  Enl. May 28, 1918.  Pvt. Batt. 3, 338th F. A.  Trained at Camp Dodge five months; to Camp Cody one and one-half months.  Mustered out December 10, 1918.






Storm Lake


Born November 3, 1899.  Enl. July 2, 1917.  Pvt. Prisoner of War Escort Company No. 258, previously a pvt. in Co. M, 2nd Iowa N. G. 34th Div.  Trained at Camp Hyatt, after training at Cherokee, Iowa; to Camp Cody from August 15 to January 12, 1918; in hospital with pneumonia January 12 to March 1; home on 30-day furlough; to Camp Merritt; embarked on English ship Mentor June 27; landed Liverpool July 11.  To hospital with influenza and typhoid fever two months; to Paighton Devon one month; to Cherbourg. Sent back to England, October 30, started for France; at Le Mans November 11; to Rambercourt guarding German prisoners until latter part of September, 1919; to hospital with throat trouble.  Landed New York October 30, 1919.  To Camp Merritt; to Ft. Sheridan for treatment.  (Still in service as this record was compiled.)





Poland Township


Born October 8, 1895.  Enl. July 26, 1918.  Pvt. in 163d D. B.  Trained at Camp Dodge.  Mustered out March 7, 1919.  (no photo)






Storm Lake


Born June 6, 1895.  Enl. December 9, 1917.  Corp. 39th Balloon Co. attached to 14th F. A.  Trained at Ft. Logan; to Camp MacArthur; to Ft. Sill.  Mustered out May 26, 1919.






Brooke Township


Born April 24, 1888.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Hdqrs. Detachment Inf. 1st Replm. Dept.  Trained at Camp Gordon; Camp Merritt. Sailed from New York August 29; landed Brest September 12.  To St. George to Co. K, 163d Regt. 41st Div.; to Hdqrs. Co. Inf. Candidate school at La Vallibonne Ain; to Hdqrs. Detachment; to 1st. Replm. Depot at St. Aignan; to Marseilles June 25.  Sailed June 29 on S. S. Roura; stopped at Oran, Algiers, for repairs and supplies from July 1 to July 5; landed New York July 17.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out July 26, 1919.







Born December 11, 1887.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Corp Co. C, 4th Replm. Inf.  Trained at Camp Gordon.  (no photo)





Hayes Township


Born May 8, 1892.  Enl. August 29, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl. Co. 17, 164th Regt. 10th Div.  Trained at Camp Funston.  Mustered out January 29, 1919.  (no photo)





Hayes Township


Born June 25, 1894.  Enl. June 25, 1918.  Pvt. Co. M, 163d Regt. 41st Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed August 30 on U. S. S. Plattsburg; landed Brest September 12.  To St. George; to Montechard; to St. Aignan; to Bordeaux.  Landed New York July 7.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out July 15, 1919.  (no photo)







Born August 30, 1888.  Enl. April 27, 1918.  Pvt. Co. C, 338th Signal Corps. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge.  Mustered out December 26, 1918.  (no photo)






Washington Township


Born December 9, 1888.  Enl. July 28, 1918. Sgt. 5th Co. 89th Aero Squadron, Air Service.  Trained at Ft. Logan two weeks; at Kelly Field; to Mitchell Field.  Sailed October 11 on Arordunn; landed Liverpool.  To Southampton; to Le Havre.  To Columbey-le-Belle; with 1st Air Depot from October 27 to February 5; to Chattollin-sur-Seine with 2d Corps Aeronautical School to January 12, 1919.  To St. Nazaire for embarkation.  Sailed March 14, on Manchuria; landed New York March 27.  To Camp Mills; taken sick with pneumonia January 2 and sent to Base Hosp. No. 18 for three weeks, operated on January 28; at Base Hosp. No. 66 two months; was evacuated to Base Hosp. No. 17, there until June 26, 1919; taken to Base Hosp. No. 15 July 5; released from Base No. 15, August 7, after operation for appendicitis.  Mustered out May 29, 1919.






Washington Township


Born September 23, 1896.  Enl. January 31, 1918.  Pvt. 6th Co. 3d Regt. Air Service.  Trained at Jefferson Barracks; to Camp Hancock for two months; to Camp Greene three months.  Sailed from New York June 23 on Patria; landed Brest July 5.  To an air service camp at Romesantin for ten months, on convoy work; to Brest; to St. Nazaire; to Bordeaux; to Brest.  Sailed for U. S. June 19 on U. S. S. Charleston; landed June 29 at New York.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out July 12, 1919.






Storm Lake


Born October 14, 1893.  Enl. December 5, 1917.  Seaman 2d cl. 1st Co. 1st Regt. 1st Div.  Trained at Municipal Pier from January 27, 1918, to December 18, 1918.  Mustered out December 18, 1918.

1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 156-60.

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