The Physicians and Surgeons
by Dr. E.M. Kingsbury
..A brief resume of them and their status in April, 1919 follows:
Larned V.P. Allen, 32, single; entered service as First Lieutenant July 3,
1917. Spent three months at Des Moines, Iowa, eleven months at Camp Cody with
Field Hospital No. 134. He went to France as Captain in September, 1918; was
graduated from the Army Sanitary School at Langres, France. Acted as Bn. Surgeon
for the 26th Infantry,1st Division, in Meuse-Argonne drive.Honorably discharged
at New York City, December 21, 1918.
Hugh P. Barton, 33, single; entered service as First Lieutenant September 29,
1917. Served with the 42d Infantry, 12th Division at Camp Dodge, Camp Devens,
and Camp Upton. Recommended for promotion November 14, 1918. In base hospital
work at Camp Devens. Was an assistant examiner for Exemption Board No. 1,
Davenport, Iowa, before enlistment.
George Bawden, 38, married; entered the service as First Lieutenant, June 28,
1917. Stationed at Medical Officers training Camp and Base Hospital at Fort
Riley, Kansas, August 17th to April 1918; at out patient clinic, Camp Lee July
to December 1918; at School of Urology, Fort Oglethorpe April to July, 1918.
William S. Binford, Dixon, Iowa, 43, married; entered service as Captain July
6, 1917. Stationed at Base Hospital Fort Riley, C.O. pneumonia section, general
medical consultant for medical and surgical sections from December 22, 1918 to
time of discharge. Recommended for promotion.
Charles E Block, 29, single; entered service as First Lieutenant January 3,
1918. Stationed at Rochester, Minn., for special work; then at Fort Riley; then
at Allentown, Penn. Went to France in September, 1918, with Base Hospital No. 82
at Toul. After armistice to Tours, Medical Headquarters, then to Coblenz,
Prussia, Holland, and Germany with surgical unit.
W. Blything, Bettendorf, Iowa, 38; entered service March, 1918, as
Captain. Stationed with Base Hospital 88th Division. Served as member of Scott
County Exemption Board before enlistment.
George Braunlich, 28, single; entered service June, 1918, as First
Lieutenant. Was stationed in Base Hospital at Fort McArthur and later sent to
Manila, P. I. Still overseas.
John D Cantwell, 41, married; entered service June 30, 1918, as First
Lieutenant. Stationed at Base Hospital No. 154, Camp Greenleaf, Ga. Served as
member of Scott County Exemption Board before enlistment.
H.M. Decker, 41, married; entered service July 1918 as Captain. Was sent to
France where he was Chief of Radiology Service, Base Hospital No. 113, Savernay,
France. Still overseas. Served as an assistant examiner on Exemption Board No.
2, Davenport, Iowa.
E.O. Ficke, 39, married; entered service March, 1918, as Captain. Acted as Bn.
Surgeon for 357th Infantry, 90th Division, overseas at St. Michiel and Verdun
fronts. Was severely gassed and invalided home where he has since recovered.
W.E. Foley, 27, married; entered service February, 1918, as First Lieutenant.
Was sent overseas and was stationed with Base Hospital No. 53, Langres, France.
C.E. Glynn, 46, married; entered service October 24, 1918. Stationed at Camp
Dodge as surgeon on reconstruction work of overseas casualties. Still in
Gordon F. Harkness, 38, married; entered service as Captain July 17,
1918.Stationed at Base Hospital, Camp Jackson and Evacuation Hospital No. 42,
Camp Greenleaf, Ga., in surgery of eye, ear, nose and throat. Previous to entering
service was Captain of American Protective League Secret Service for State of
Wm. G. Johnson, 38, married; entered service as First Lieutenant July, 1917.
Stationed at Medical Officers Training Camp, Fort Riley, Kan. Sent to France
May, 1918. Promoted to Captain June, 1918. Served in action with 58th Infantry,
Ray R. Kulp, 39, married; entered service October, 1917, as First Lieutenant.
For instruction in orthopedic surgery in Chicago, February and March, 1918. Sent
to France September, 1918. Worked in Base Hospitals Nos.9, 63, 65 and 66. Was
orthopedic surgeon in 90th Division during Argonne drive. Still in service.
Frederick H. Lamb, 31, single; entered service July, 1917. To Fort Riley
Medical Officers Training Camp; to Camp Cody December, 1917. Promoted to
Captain; made Chief of Laboratory and Pathology service, Base Hospital, Camp
Cody, to January, 1919. Transferred to Base Hospital, Camp Pike, Ark.
Chas. D. Martin, Jr., 26, single; entered service July 10, 1918. Was sent to
San Antonio, Texas, for six weeks, then to Manila, P. I., where he is now
D. J. McCarthy, 45, married; entered service as Captain in American Red Cross
in 1917. Sent to Russia and Roumania as head of surgical unit. Returned to
United States in 1918 and since promoted to Major and served in Salonika.
Decorated by Serbian and Roumanian governments. Ranked as Major in Serbia.
Returned to United States in May, 1919.
George M. Middleton, 44, married; entered service as Captain September, 1918.
C.O. of Student Co. 46, Fort Riley, Kan., to November 11, 1918. Field Hospital
Co. E to December 7, 1918, when honorably discharged. Was assistant examiner on
Exemption Board No. 2 Davenport, Iowa, from July, 1917, until entering the
John A. McIntyre, 28, married; entered service July 6, 1917, as Captain. Stationed at Fort Riley and Camp Dodge. To France August 1918; 350th
Ambulance Co., 88th Division. Acting Division Urologist. Still in service.
John C Murphy, 43, single, now located at Aurora, Ill.; entered service May,
1917, as First Lieutenant. Served with Field Artillery at Camp Logan Roots, Camp
Cody, and Fort Sill. Sent to France September, 1918 with 126th Field Artillery.
Honorably discharged February, 1919. Was recommended for promotion.
L. M. Ochs, 31, single; entered service July, 1918, as First
Lieutenant. Stationed at Kelley Field Hospital, San Antonio, in psychiatry in
September. Was on Examining Board.
Raymond E. Peck, 42, married; entered service as Captain, October, 1918.
Stationed at General Hospital No. 14, Camp Greenleaf, Ga. Chairman Membership
Committee Red Cross. Honorably discharged December, 1918.
Peter H Schroeder, 40, married; entered service as First Lieutenant
1916.Served during Mexican border campaign. Sent to Fort Riley June, 1917; to
Camp Cody September 1917; with 126th Field Artillery, Regimental Surgeon 109th
Ammunition Train and promoted to Captain, February, 1918. Sent to France in
September, 1918. Recommended for promotion to Major. Still overseas.
Lee E. Schafer, 30, married; entered service at First Lieutenant July, 1917.
Went to France in 1917 with Rainbow Division. Served in Evacuation Hospital No.
1. Promoted to Captain.
W.F. Speers, 39, married; entered service August 1, 1917, as First
Lieutenant. Stationed at Fort Riley, Kan. as instructor to Medical Reserve
Officers and Division Ambulance Companies. Promoted to Captain. Discharged
January 2, 1919.
John V. Littig, 41, married; entered service as Captain August, 1917. Sent to
Fort Riley, then to Camp Taylor as Chief of eye, ear, nose and throat service.
Promoted to Major. Still in service. Served as assistant examiner on Exemption
Board, No. 2, Davenport, Iowa, from July, 1917, until entering the service.
Geo. W. Frank, Buffalo, Iowa, 43; entered service. No data furnished.
Thos . W. Byrnes; entered service. No data furnished.
Frederick Lambach, 53, married. Applied for commission February, 1918;
rejected for physical disability May 25, 1918; disability removed by operation
July 1st; re-examined August 15th and commissioned Captain October 1, 1918.
Stationed at Camp Greenleaf October 24 to December 3, 1918. Sent to Rockefeller
Institute December 9th; remained there until December 21st. At Camp Mead from
December 22, 1918 to January 3, 1919. Honorably discharged at Camp Dodge January
T. Wilbert Kemmerer, 41; entered service early in 1917. Took special courses
at Rockefeller Institute and was later transferred to Base Hospital at Camp
Cody. Sent overseas in summer of 1918.
Those who by reason of age, physical disability, essential public need,
essential institutional need, or on account of dependents were classed as
ineligible for commissions, and yet were anxious to do their duty, were made
members of the Volunteer Medical Service Corps of the Council of National
Allen, Wm. L.
Chinn, David J.
Decker, George E.
Elmer, Albert W.
Those appointed by the Governor of the state to serve on the various
Selective Service Boards are as follows:
Local Board Division No. 1-Dr. Kuno Struck, Dr. George Bawden, Dr. C.E.
Glynn, Dr. F. Neufeldt, Dr. B. Schmidt, Dr. T.D. Starbuck, Dr. E.F. Strohbehn,
Dr. K. Vollmer, and Dr. J.S. Weber.
Local Board Division No. 2- Dr. Wm. L. Allen, Dr. H.M. Decker, Dr. E.M.
Kingsbury, Dr. George Middleton, Dr. George Decker, and Dr. John V. Littig.
Scott County Board-Dr. J.D. Blything, Dr. J.D. Cantwell, Dr. G.B. Maxwell
Dr. J.C. Teufel.
Medical Advisory Board-Dr. Wm. Rendleman, Dr. G.F. Harkness, Dr. P.A.
Bendixen, Dr. J Dunn, Dr. Lee Weber, Dr. R.P. Carney, Dr. S.G. Hands, and Dr. L.W. Struble.