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World War I

Report of the Adjutant General of Iowa
For the Biennial Period Ended June 30, 1918
Published by the State of Iowa
Des Moines



The office of the Adjutant General has been a very busy place during the past two years. The United States has been involved in two wars during this period. At the beginning of the year 1917 the Iowa National Guard, with the exception of the Field Artillery, which was mustered out in December, was in Federal service and was on duty on the Mexican Border guarding the border states from invasion. The organizations were returned to their homes early in the year and by March 23, 1917 were all out of active service.

On March 25, 1917 the President again issued a proclamation calling into active service a part of the National Guard from each state, preparatory to entering the World War. In Iowa the First Regiment of Infantry was called into service and placed on duty guarding bridges and munition plants. By July 15, 1917 all other organizations of National Guard had been called into service.

On August 5, 1917 all men who had been mustered into National Guard service were drafted into U. S. service. This took the Guard entirely from under the control of the state. By the latter part of August all Iowa units had left the state.

Iowa Guard units sent into the service were all efficient, but it so happened that only one of them, the Third Iowa Infantry (168th U.S. Infantry) experienced any battle field service. This regiment was a part of the 42nd or Rainbow, division, and was a composite organization, composed of the third and parts of the First and Second Infantry regiments. Three-fifths of the enlisted men of the Third, when it left Iowa, had been for some time in the ranks of this regiment. Two-fifths were Guardsmen, transferred from the First and Second Regiments. As a result it was truly a representative Iowa National Guard unit, and its brilliant achievements on the battle fields reflects credit upon the National Guard as a whole.



Third Infantry

Fifteen companies, Colonel Ernest R. Bennett, commanding Headquarters, Des Moines.

Headquarters Company, Des Moines, Polk County
Supply Company, Des Moines, Polk County
Machine Gun Company, Des Moines, Polk County
Company A, Winterset, Madison County
Company B, Des Moines, Polk County
Company C, Creston, Union County
Company D, Centerville, Appanoose County
Company E, Shenandoah, Page County
Company F, Red Oak, Montgomery County
Company G, Ottumwa, Wapello County
Company H, Oskaloosa, Mahaska County
Company I, Glenwood, Mills County
Company K, Corning, Adams County
Company L, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County
Company M, Red Oak, Montgomery County
Sanitary Detachment, Des Moines, Polk County


Company "L"


Commissioned Officers

Powell, Clifford, age 30; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa, Captain
Nead, Walter H., age 38; res. Council Bluffs; born in Nebraska, 1st Lieutenant
Lainson, Percy A., age 33; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa, 2nd Lieutenant


Non-Commissioned Officers

Ford, Charles M., age 34; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa; 1st Sgt.
Ford, Harry P., age 36; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa, Mess Sgt.
Greene, Harry M., age 34; res. Avoca; born in Iowa, Supply Sgt.
Atwood, Ernest L., age 26; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa, Sgt.
Bruner, William T., age 32; res. Sioux City; born in Alabama, Sgt.
Bunyan, Charles Otto, age 21; res. Keokuk; born in Iowa, Sgt.
Butters, Harry J., age 23; res. Dubuque; born in Iowa, Sgt.
Henderson, Henry, age 25; res. Council Bluffs; born in Kansas, Sgt.
Holmes, Oliver W., age 22; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa, Sgt.
Ingraham, Clarence G., age 21; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa, Sgt.
Larsen, Arthur Grant, age 24; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa, Sgt.
Loetz, Teddy H., age 22; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa, Sgt.
McDonald, John S., age 32; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa, Sgt.
Short, Walter S., age 40; res. Council Bluffs; born in New York, Sgt.
Wallace, Edwin R., age 24; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa, Sgt.
Bartram, Orville B., age 20; res. Sioux City; born in South Dakota, Cpl.
Bartram, Wilard S., age 22; res. Sioux City, born in South Dakota, Cpl.
Black, Terrance B., age 20; res. Keosauqua; born in Iowa, Cpl.
Bossler, Raymond H., age 21; res. Keokuk; (b.p. not given), Cpl.
Clark, James Ray, age 20; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa, Cpl.
Darnell, Stanley, age 22; res. Council Bluffs;; born in Iowa, Cpl.
Davey, John, age 27; res. Council Bluffs; born in Nebraska, Cpl.
Dunn, Morris, age 19; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa, Cpl.
Gaylord, Clifford, age 21; res. Fort Madison; born in Iowa, Cpl.
Geise, Ernest, age 22; res. Council Bluffs; born in Nebraska, Cpl.
Goetsch, Martin W., age 23; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa, Cpl.
Hancock, Charles Field, age 19; res. Keokuk; born in New York, Cpl.
Hennington, Albert Louis, age 22; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa, Cpl.
Hewitt, Ray V., age 32; res. Keokuk; (no b.p. given), Cpl.
Hoisington, Leonard G., age 25; res. Harlan; born in Iowa, Cpl.
Hughes, Russell G., age 18; res. Omaha, Nebraska; born in Illinois, Cpl.
Kline, Charles P., age 35; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa, Cpl.
Lombard, Richard S., age 30; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa, Cpl.
McComb, John, age 19; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa, Cpl.
McDaniel, Arthur B., age 25; res. Keokuk; born in Missouri; Cpl.
Mann, William F., age 27; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa; Cpl.
Maurer, Will H., , age 25; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa, Cpl.
Melvin, Carl J., age 20; res. Sioux City; born in Ohio, Cpl.
Poston, Elmer, age 19; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa, Cpl.
Sedwick, Frank Edgar, age 31; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa; Cpl.
Snyder, Donald W., age 22; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Swanson, Kinley, age 20; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Tittsworth, William D., age 37; res. Avoca; born in Wyoming, Cpl.
Vermillion, Louis G., age 36; res. Keokuk; born in Iowa, Cpl.
White, George Edward, age 21; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa, Cpl.
Wickham, Robert, age 25; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa, Cpl.


Cooks, Buglers, Etc.

Kingman, Lamont R., age 41; res. Avoca; born in Illinois, Cook
Hopley, William, age 41; res. Avoca, born in England, Cook
Nelson, August, age 23; res. Council Bluffs, born in Sweden, Mechanic
Rockafellow, Edgar, age 30; res. Oakland, born in South Dakota, Mechanic
McKeeby, Charles G., age 19; res. Council Bluffs; born in Nebraska, Bugler
Boggs, Charles L., (no age given), res. Council Bluffs; born in New Mexico, Bugler


Privates 1st Class

Anderson, Eldon, age 19; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Barker, Ben C., age 20; res. Keokuk; born in Iowa
Boe, Magnus, age 20; res. Sioux City; born in North Dakota
Breitenstein, Harvey Allen, age 23; res. Keokuk; born in Iowa
Brown, Lynne A., age 24; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Cullings, Donald F., age 21; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Cussen, John H., age 20; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Deal, Edward J., age 30; res. Missouri Valley; born in Iowa
Fachman, William H., age 18; res. Sioux City, born in Iowa
Gascoigne, Elial H., age 30; res. Council Bluffs, born in Nebraska
Gilbert, Lawrence, age 20; res. Council Bluffs, born in Kansas
Hamilton, William D., age 26; res. Sergeants Bluff; born in Illinois
Hazard, Samuel, age 22; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Head, Clarence D., ge 22; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Hibbard, Muril, age 20; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Hodges, Raymond E., age 21; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Hoesly, Roy, age 20; res. Council Bluffs; born in Wisconsin
Hoisington, Earl, age 27; res. Oakland; born in Iowa
Johnson, William Leland, age 19; res. Sioux City; born in Nebraska
Kelley, George L., age 22; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Lainson, Clarence, age 23; res. Council Bluffs, born in Texas
Lennox, Arthur Gray, age 24; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Loetz, John A., age 19; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
McGee, Harold G., age 21; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
McGruder, William L, age 22; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
McKenzie, Nicholas P. Jr., age 37; res. Keokuk; born in Iowa
Macomber, Frank S., age 24; res. South Sioux City; born in Nebraska
Martin, Alen Robert, age 25; res. Omaha, Nebraska; born in New York
Mayberry, William, age 20; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Moore, Dyles F., age 19; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Nelson, Gunner W., age 21; res. Winegar, Wisconsin, born in Wisconsin
Nelson, Guy A., age 19; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Paardekooper, Garret Samuel, age 29; res. Keokuk; born in Iowa
Petersen, Ralph E., (no age given), res. Council Bluffs; (no b.p. given)
Rath, Frank J.C., age 22; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Rossi, Mal., age 30; res. Keokuk; born in Missouri
Schupp, William G., age 19; res. Council Bluffs; born in Missouri
Stott, Harry H., age 36; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Stamper, Glen I., (no age given) res. Council Bluffs, (b.p. not given)
Walker, Philip D., age 19; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Wallraf, Albert R., age 23; res. Council Bluffs; born in Minnesota
Weber, John L, age 25; res. Hinton; born in Nebraska
Wieder, William F., age 19; res. Keokuk; born in Illinois
Wilson, Harry L., age 22; res. Sioux City; born in Pennsylvania
Windle, Lyle L., age 21; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa


Privates

Aid, Gail T., age 25; res. Council Bluffs; born in Nebraska
Althar, Oscar, age 18; res. Wayland, Missouri; born in Missouri
Andersen, Walter, age 21; res. Harlan; born in Iowa
Anderson, Carl R., age 24; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Anderson, Ernest, age 18; res. Council Bluffs; born in Nebraska
Anderson, Walter, age 22, res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Badger, Bryant D., age 19; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Barber, Clyde C., age 18; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Barnes, Lloyd A., age 22; res. Hinton; born in Nebraska
Bernard, Rodolphe A., age 26; res. Jefferson, South Dakota; born in South Dakota
Berry, Ivan D., age 19; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Berthelsen, Christian M., age 21; res. Sioux City; born in Denmark
Blair, George T., age 18; res. Council Bluffs, born in Nebraska
Bogenreif, Adlai E., age 23; res. Hinton; born in Iowa
Boggs, Raymond, age 19; res. Council Bluffs, born in Kentucky
Boysen, Fred B., age 18; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Bradley, Leonard R., age 22; res. Sioux City; born in Nebraska
Brown, Frank J., age 26; res. Keokuk; born in Illinois
Brown, Perry t., age 21; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Bryson, Vernie E., age 18; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Bybee, Winfield, age 37; res. Sioux City; born in Illinois
Chamberlin, George C., age 36; res. Council Bluffs; born in Ohio
Chambers, Charles L., age 24; res. Oakland; born in Iowa
Chapman, John B., (no age given), res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Church, Marcus Cassius, (no age given), res. Carson; born in Ohio
Clancy, Daniel, Jr., age 27; res. Council Bluffs; born in South Dakota
Coffman, Albert, age 20; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Cohrt, Theodore J., age 19; res. Correctionville; born in Iowa
Cook, Orville R., (no age given), res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Cownie, Brodie G., age 21; res. South Sioux City; born in Iowa
Cownie, Francis G., age 24; res. South Sioux City, born in New York
Crane, Charles Robert, age 21; res. Sioux City; born in South Dakota
Crumb, Jesse, age 23; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Cushman, Clyde M., age 20; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Davis, Leslie M., age 18; res. Woodbine; born in Iowa
Davis, Ralph W., age 23; res. Council Bluffs, born in Ohio
Deeds, Charles, age 24; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
De Vol, Edgar N., age 19; res. Council Bluffs; born in Ohio
DeWitt, John R., age 20; res. Council Bluffs, born in Minnesota
DeWolf, Martin F., (no age given), res. Sioux City; born in Missouri
Downs, Fayette S., age 19; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Eder, John J., age 21; res. Council Bluffs; born in Germany
Evans, Howard, age 22; res. Council Bluffs, born in Pennsylvania
Ewing, Earl D., age 19; res. Keokuk; born in Illinois
Ewing, Louis K., age 19; res. Keokuk, born in Iowa
Fernley, Richard, age 23; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Frandsen, William, age 21; res. Council Bluffs, born in Denmark
Franks, Howard L., age 18; res. Council Bluffs, born in Nebraska
Gaines, William, age 21; res. Avoca; born in Iowa
Gibbons, Jerome G., age 29; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Gibson, George, age 27; res. Keokuk; born in Iowa
Gress, Robert A., age 20; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Greulack, William James, age 19; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Hallen, Arthur E., age 21; res. Sioux City; born in Ireland
Hamrick, John L., age 29; res. Keokuk, born in Missouri
Hansen, Thorwald, age 22; res. Council Bluffs; born in Denmark
Harding, Floyd C., age 23; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Hart, Ora R., age 21; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Hazen, Paul T., age 38; res. Avoca; born in Iowa
Heevner, William, age 20; res. Keokuk; born in Iowa
Henault, Leo J., age 23; res. Royal; born in Canada
Henshaw, Cecil D., age 20; res. Leeds; born in Iowa
Hilton, Elroy A., age 18; res. Sioux City; born in South Dakota
Hoisington, Cecil, age 20; res. Oakland; born in Iowa
Holmes, Ernest, age 18; res. Keokuk; born in Iowa
Hoover, Lloyd L., age 22; res. Sioux City; born in Nebraska
Howes, William E., age 20; res. Keokuk; born in Illinois
Huff, Everett E., age 21; res. Sioux City; born in Missouri
Hurd, Frank, age 21; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Jensen, Arthur L., age 18; res. Council Bluffs; born in Indiana
Jensen, Gudmun, age 22; res. Avoca; born in Denmark
Jensen, Jens H., age 24; res. Avoca; born in Denmark
Johnson, Albert, age 23; res. Rock Rapids; born in Iowa
Johnson, Clarence L., age 22; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Johnson, William J., age 40; res. Keokuk; born in Pennsylvania
Kasner, Arthur H., age 25; res. Avoca; born in Iowa
Kensinger, Dewey S., age 18; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Keogh, Dan, (no age given), res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Kroll, Lawrence, age 24; res. Council Bluffs; born in Illinois
Langan, Thomas E., age 24; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Lewis, Marion F., age 21; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Lewis, Thomas J., age 42; res. Logan; born in Iowa
Lindblom, Emil, age 25; res. Oakland; born in Minnesota
Lindstrom, Frank, age 22; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Lissner, Ernest N., age 19; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Loesey, William H., age 19; res. Council Bluffs, born in Colorado
Luce, Elwyn R., age 18; res. Hinton; born in Iowa
MacMiller, Leo, age 22; res. Hoskins, Nebraska; born in Nebraska
McCarten, John, age 42; res. Keokuk; born in Iowa
McEwen, Edward, age 24; res. Council Bluffs; born in Illinois
Mahoney, Newman, age 22; res. Council Bluffs, born in Tennessee
Mann, Dorrance W., (no age given), res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Marsh, Jack, age 21; res. Oakland; born in Kansas
Marshbanks, Leo, age 19; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Martin, William T., age 43; res. Oakland; born in Illinois
Matuszski, Andrew J., res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Mead, Kent C., age 23; res. Council Bluffs, born in Nebraska
Meneray, Clyde, age 18; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Metzger, Theodore M., age 20; res. Council Bluffs, born in Nebraska
Miles, Midford S., age 27; res. Council Bluffs, born in Nebraska
Miller, Frank, age 25; res. Sioux City; born in Austria
Moline, Floyd W., age 19; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Monahan, Edward H., age 22; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Moore, Homer I., age 28; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Moore, Keith L., age 18; res. Sioux City; born in Kansas
Morrow, Leslie G., age 18; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Mowry, Roy E., (no age given), res. Council Bluffs; (no b.p. given)
Nash, Milmer, age 21; res. Hinton; born in Iowa
Nelson, Chris, age 38; res. Avoca; born in Denmark
Nelson, Herman, age 21; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
O’Connor, Harry M., age 19; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Olson, Richard, age 20; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Peterson, Lawrence, age 21; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Pfeiffer, Reuben R., age 22; res. Council Bluffs, born in Wisconsin
Pierce, William L., age 18; res. Council Bluffs, born in Illinois
Pike, Leo V., age 22; res. Elk Point, South Dakota, born in Iowa
Pollard, Donald, age 26; res. Keokuk; born in Iowa
Price, John W., age 18; res. Council Bluffs; born in Illinois
Puryear, Clark, age 23; res. Oakland; born in Iowa
Redden, Archie G., age 21; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Rhoades, Jesse, age 32; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Richardson, Everett, age 20; res. Randolph; born in Iowa
Rogers, Carl, age 22; res. Avoca; born in Iowa
Rossi, Raymond, age 24; res. Wayland; born in Missouri
Sage, Earl Brown, age 20; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Schlott, George A., age 18; res. Council Bluffs; born in Nebraska
Schmidt, Russell A., age 19; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Schmidtmann, Carl, age 26; res. Denison; born in Germany
Schneider, Robert J., age 23; res. Hinton; born in Iowa
Schumaker, Barney, age 25; res. Fort Madison; born in Iowa
Schuman, Cecil L., age 18; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Scurlock, David W., age 21; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Semones, Floyd, age 18; res. Keokuk; born in Missouri
Semons, James Edward Lee, age 22; res. Keokuk; born in Missouri
Shelhorn, Walter A., age 22; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Smith, Bert L., age 21; res. Elk Point, South Dakota; born in Illinois
Smith, Floyd, age 20; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Smith, James W., age 29; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Smith, John J., age 22; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Spain, Glenwood H., age 22; res. Sioux City; born in Iowa
Spiker, Oliver, age 25; res. Roadhouse, Illinois; born in Illinois
Stack, Thomas B. age 35; res. Keokuk; born in Iowa
Stacy, John H., age 18; res. Council Bluffs; born in Nebraska
Staley, William A., age 18; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Starne, Marion T., age 19; res. Council Bluffs; born in Illinois
Stockwell, John W., age 26; res. Avoca; born in Kansas
Stratikopulos, Dimitrios G., age 25; res. Council Bluffs; born in Greece
Sweeny, Ivan D., (no age given), res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Swift, Charlie M., age 19; res. Akron; born in North Dakota
Thomas, John E., age 18; res. Council Bluffs; born in Nebraska
Thomsen, Andy, age 35; res. Council Bluffs; born in Denmark
Turner, Joe W., age 20; res. Avoca; born in Iowa
Tyler, William O., age 23; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Vesey, Talmage L., age 22; res. Underwood; born in Iowa
Wagner, John, age 20; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Walden, Fred W., age 19; res. Council Bluffs, born in Iowa
Warner, Merle F., age 34; res. Council Bluffs; born in Illinois
Warnock, Harold A., age 19; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Waugh, Glen Ellis, age 19; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Weatherill, August M., age 27; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Welker, Eugene J., age 18; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Williams, Frank, age 19; res. Council Bluffs; born in Iowa
Williams, George W., (record incomplete)
Wilmes, Henry J., age 22; res. Council Bluffs; born in Nebraska
Wingate, William S., age 30; res. Council Bluffs, born in Kentucky
Wisch, George, age 26; res. Avoca; born in Iowa
Zander, Henry E., (no age given), res. Sioux City; born in Wisconsin


Men Who Refused to Take the National Defense Oath

Peal, Robert F., Council Bluffs

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