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On that day in early April 1917 when Congress at the request of President Wilson, declared war in Germany, Bennie Bruce, a Mountain Home Boy went to Nampa and enlisted in company B of the Second Idaho Regiment. A day later Harry Isaacs, then employed in Boise, enlisted in company H. Charley Maxwell had joined company B the summer before for the insurrection on the Mexican border and he went to Nampa to report for duty. Medric Labbee was already a member of company K and he reported to his company. These were Elmore county's first soldiers of the World War, and within a week more than a dozen other boys had joined the Idaho National Guard. Three or four had enlisted in the regular army and Bruce Stanfield went to Salt Lake and joined the Navy. It was at this time that the people at home began to compile a list of the young men and women who were offering to make the Supreme sacrifice for the ideals of liberty and humanity. The list was kept with reverential care and each new name added with tears and rejoicing, until the plan began to grow to make it possible to issue a memorial booklet to give to these young people. Until the end of the world War the list was kept up to date as far as possible. When work on the compilation of this history was begun, letters were sent to all the men and women whose names appeared on the list, asking them for pictures and short biographical sketches and pictures of as many as possible. The work of compiling the date secured was undertaken by Mrs. C. E. Mason, who spent a great amount of effort in the work. For months she corresponded with the returned war veterans and their relatives and from the information collected, compiled the data. In September 1919, the War Mothers organization in Mountain Home assisted by patriotic citizens put on a day of celebration for the returned veterans, and histories and biographies of many of them were secured on that day. The celebration consisted of a dinner at noon served to more than 150 veterans and their wives and sweethearts, an afternoon of street sports, participated in only by returned service men, another big dinner in the evening and an evening of dancing. During the afternoon in behalf of the County commissioners, Will H. Gibson, in a welcoming speech, presented to each of the returned veterans an illuminated certificate of appreciation. These certificates were issued for all of the names on the list of the Elmore county service men, but a large number of them were never delivered, because it was impossible to locate the owners. There were eight or more boys from Elmore county on the first list who lost their lives in the war, four of them, Carl Miller, Levi Kellogg. Thad Prince and William Miller having been killed in action. The proceeds from the sale of this book are to be added to a fund for the building of a memorial building for the men who went to the aid of their country, various organizations in the country having signified their intention of helping in the construction of a building that will be used as a meeting place for the American Legion and as a community hall. In this building will be collected memorials of the work done in Elmore county and it will be a public monument for all time. Various civic and public bodies will donate the funds. There will be an appropriation available from the state, and the county commissioners will be asked to match the state's donation. The Sub Rosa club, the leading women's club of Mountain Home, has acquired a tract of land which they intend to donate for a site, and the American Legion is already beginning to accumulate a fund toward the fitting up of their room in the building. This book is intended to be a permanent memorial record which the owners will preserve so that in future years they will have printed records of the part Elmore county and her boys and girls actually took in the suppression of the Hun, and the menace to civilization that the ideals of the Central empires represented. The list as given in this book contains 389 names, which is approximately 10 percent of the population of the entire county. It is not believed that this list is complete as a large number of men enlisted in other counties and states or joined through the selective service boards of other states where they happened to be away from home at the time of the call. Numbers of boys who had resided in Elmore county nearly all their lives moved away befor becoming members of the American army, but all such have been added to the list and claimed as Elmore County's boys so far as their war records could be discovered. The list of 389 names is given first and immediately following are given biographical sketches where such sketches could be secured, without any selection for branch or time of service or extent of participation in the activities against the central empires.

{Note: * Indicates a biography included; names in parenthesis have biographies but were not in the original list; where alternate spellings are shown they were also contained within the original text.}

Earl Abbott No information available.
Foley Orlando Abbott Foley Orlando Abbott is the son of Foley Orlando and Sara Jane Abbott and was born December 31, 1893 at Rocky Bay, Idaho. He attended school at Featherville. July 28, 1918 he was married to Estelle Montgomery at Hailey, Idaho. He enlisted at Mountain Home in Co. F, 12th Infantry, 8th Division and was transferred to Company F, 8th Ammunition Train. His present address is Featherville, Idaho, where he is engaged in farming.
Shirley Abeel No information available.
Augustine Alberdi No information available.
August Christensen Allan* August Christensen Allan was born at Odessie, Denmark, December 2, 1891. His father was August C. Allan. His mother's maiden name was Augusot Cintha Olsen. He attended school at Frederiksberg, Denmark and also a Latin school. He came to this country when a young man and was engaged in mercantile business at Dixie, Idaho for several years. When twenty six years old he enlisted in the service of his adopted country. He left Mountain Home, November 2, 1917 for Camp Lewis, Washington. The latter part of November he was sent to New York and sailed for France in December. He was shell-shocked February 10, 1919 and taken to Bose Hospital No. 8 where he stayed forthree weeks until a steamer left for America. He was brought to St. Elizabeth's Hospital at Washington, D. C. in March and remained there until June 2 when his brother brought him to Mountain Home to the home of his aunt, Mrs. A. Anderson. September, 1918 he was taken to Boise for treatment and remained there until May 30, 1919 when he again returned to Mountain Home. He has not recovered. His mother came from Denmark, June 12, 1919 to help care for him.
Lester Allison No information available.
Arthur A. Amos No information available.
Carl Anderson No information available.
Charles Earl Anderson* Charles Earl Anderson enlisted at Mountain Home, Idaho, September 19,1917. He went to Camp Lewis, Washington where he was assigned to Co. A. 347 M. G. Bn., 91st Division. He drilled at this camp until June, 1918, then went to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, from which place he sailed for France. After a stay of about a week. On reaching France he was given intensive training for six weeks then sent to the front. He was injured while in service. He returned to America in April, 1919, and was discharged at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky, May 7, 1919. His number was 2255805. He is the son of Perry and Dolly Burris Andrson and was born at Acorn, Monroe County, Tennessee, January, 1895. He attended the school of his native state.
Clyde R. Anderson No information available.
Earl V. Anderson No information available.
G. W. Anderson No information available.
James Edward Anderson* James Edward Anderson, another of Idaho's native sons, was only twenty two when he enlisted at Mountain Home, September 5, 1917. He was assigned to Co. B. 361 Infantry, 91st Division. While in the fight in Argonne Forest September 29, 1918 he was wounded. He was promoted to Sergeant while in service. He is the son of Anthony and Alma Anderson and was born at Notus, Canyon County, Idaho, July 14, 1895. He was married to Miss Amanda Avelson, March 26, 1919 at Seattle, Washington and now lives at Glenns Ferry. His identification number was 2256906.
Richard Leigh Anderson* Richard Leigh Anderson, the son of Joseph M. and Minnie Wall Anderson, was born at Boise, Idaho, May 11, 1897. He attended county schools and St. Joseph College. When twenty-one years of age he was called to serve his country in the great war against autocracy, and reached Camp Fremont, California, the day the Armistice was signed, so was discharged without even receiving a uniform, a great disappointment to him. He lives on a ranch in Bennett, Idaho.
Robert Maurice Anderson* Robert Maurice Anderson was born at Duluth, Minnesota, September 30, 1892 His parents Joseph M. and Minnie Wall Anderson have lived in Elmore County on the Boise River for a number of years. Robert received his education in the schools of Elmore County and St. Joseph's College. March 4, 1918, he went from Mountain Home to Fort McDonell, California where he enlisted in the Infantry. He was assigned to Co. D. of the 62. He was sent from Ft. Dowell, California to Camp Madison, New York. He is now at the ranch on the river.
Preston D. Andre No information available.
Geo. A Aulbach No information available.
James H. Austin* James H. Austin enlisted at Mountain Home, March 26, 1917. He became a part of C. B., 2nd Idaho, Infantry 41st Division. Early in October his company was sent to Camp Green, North Carolina, where he was transferred to the 146th Field Artillery. He next went to Camp Mills, Long Island, where he was in the light field artillery. He went then to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, from which camp he sailed late in December, 1917, landing at Liverpool, England. After a week and a half spent at a rest camp near Winchester, England, he sailed from South Hampton for Le Havre, France. He went into training at De Souge, where he was transferred from light to heavy field artillery. July 11 his company fired its first shot in the big offensive at the Aisne-Marne. He took part in several major offensives. After the signing of the Armistice he went into Germany. Sailed for home from St. Nigaine, May, 1919. Landed at New York, June 15. Discharged at Fort D.A. Russell June 26, with the rank of wagoner. He was in the hospital for two months with influenza while in France. James H. Austin, the son of George H. and Florence Washburn Austin was born at Toledo, Kansas, April 30, 1895. He attended grammar school and a business college. He is now living at Ceres, California.
{Ivan Avent}* Ivan Avent, the son of T. L. and Lizzie Huston Avent was born April 13, 1894. He attended school for nine years, part of the time in Mountain Home. When twenty-three years of age he enlisted in the Navy at Salt Lake City, Utah. He was promoted during his service. Since his release he has been in the country near Mountain Home, Idaho.
Fred M. Averill* Fred M. Averill entered the service of his country at Fort Douglas, Utah, February 25, 1918. He was a mule packer and belonged to Casual Co. Pack Train No. 324. Since the signing of the Armistice he has re-enlisted in the regular Army and his address is Camp Merritt, New Jersey. His identification number was 845689. He was born in Lane, Kansas, June 13, 1885, being the son of Bethel P. and Mary E. Wells Averill. He has a common school education. His parents live at Mountain Home, Idaho.
{James W. Averill}* James W. Averill, when twenty seven years old enlisted at Mountain Home and became a member of the Infantry being assigned to Co. 46, Depot Brigade. He was transferred to Ordinance, July 21, 1918. Since his discharge he has been on the ranch near Mountain Home. He was born at Lane, Kansas, September 11, 1890. His parents are B. P. and Mary E. Wells Averill. He received a common school education.

Fayette M. Bach*


Fayette M. Bach was born in Shayton, Minnesota, April 10, 1895. He was twelve years old when his parents moved to Mountain Home, Idaho. He enlisted in Company B, second Idaho on April 6, 1917, and did guard duty in northern Idaho until August and he was given a disability discharge. He was married March 2, 1918 to Edna Boyer at Mountain Home. He was called again on June 24th, and served in the capacity of bugler in the 166th depot brigade at Camp Lewis. He was transferred to the 75th U. S. Infantry, on November 13th. He was discharged from service January 31st, 1919 at Camp Lewis, Washington. He is the oldest son of Charles A. and Cora Cranton Bach and is a telegraph operator at Medbury.
William L. Bach* August 19, 1918, William L. Bach left Mountain Home, Idaho for Camp Kearney, California to train for service. He was assigned to Co. B, 12 Inf., 8th Division. Just when his company was ready to leave for France he was taken sick with pneumonia. It was necessary for William to remain in the hospital for months. After his discharge he came home and is employed at Eckstein's store. He was born at Slayton, Murray County, Minnesota, March 27, 1897. He is the son of Charles A. Bach and Cora Cranston Bach.
Edwin Bailey* Edwin Green Bailey is a native son of Idaho having been born at Little Camas, Idaho, February 3, 1894. His father, Jeremiah William Bailey owned the big ranch which now forms part of the Little Camas reservoir that supplies the water for the Mountain Home tract. His mother's maiden name was Isabella Frances Sanks. Ed Bailey received his education in the public schools of Little Camas and Mountain Home. In 1918 he enlisted in the U. S. Navy at Pocatello. He came home soon after the signing of the Armistice and was married to Miss Susan Hammond of Mountain Home in January, 1919. He is in the cattle business near his old home with his post office at Bennett, Idaho.
Walter H. Bailey* Walter Harley Bailey, the son of William Bailey and Isabella Frances Sanks Bailey, was born at Little Camas, Elmore County, Idaho, January 6, 1888. He attended the grade schools of Little Camas and Mountain Home. At one time he was engaged in the plumbing business at Mountain Home. He enlisted at Mountain Home, August, 1917 in the Field Artillery. He was promoted to top Sergeant. His present address is Bennett, Idaho.
Karl W. Baker No information available.
Ben L. Baldwin No information available.
Oliver J. Baltazar No information available.
Roy C. Barnes No information available.
Lloyd Barnett No information available.
Lloyd Barnett No information available.
Francisco Barrese No information available.
Walter Barrett* Walter Barrett was born in Mountain Home, Idaho, September 20,1899. He is the son of Frank H. Barrett and May Davis Barrett who have been residents of Mountain Home for the past twenty five years. Walter enlisted in the Coast Artillery at Boise, Idaho, in February, 1918 and was sent to Presidio, California and joined Truck Co. F of the A. A. P. After a few months he was promoted to First Class Private and later to Wagoner. His number was 845645. In August he was transferred to Camp Mills and in a few days across to France. Wagoner Walter Barrett was ten months on foreign soil and five weeks on the firing line. He received a medal for bravery November 9, 1918 and returned home without an injury. Wagoner Barrett attended the public schools in Mountain Home and the College of Idaho in Caldwell. After his discharge he was married to Harriet Stowe of San Francisco and now resides in Mountain Home, Idaho.
Jesse L. Basil* Jesse Lean Basil, the son of W. L. Basil and Jennie Oaks Basil, was born in Boise, Idaho, March 25, 1887. He attended Boise high school and Rhodes Business College. On October 3rd, 1917, he enlisted in the M. T. C. at Camp Lewis, Washington. He was transferred from 91st Division to the 28th and was promoted to 1st Class Sergeant. He is now living at Lenox, Idaho, where he has charge of the store and post office.
Chas. H. Bates No information available.
James W Beach* James W. Beach was born February 6, 1892 at Killarney, Manitoba, Canada. His father is Herbert Beach and his mother was Margaret M. Milliken before her marriage. He was educated in the public school of Mountain Home and Laurel Wood college. When twenty five years old he entered the service of his country going first from Mountain Home to Camp Lewis, Washington, where he was assigned to the 162 Field Hospital, 115 Sanitary Train of the Medical Department. After six weeks stationed at Camp Lewis he was sent to Camp Mills, Long Island where he was transferred to 1st Aid Work in the hospital. He sailed on the Covington in December, 1917 for France, was on the ocean Christmas Day. In France he traveled for 48 hours ina box car and was taken within eighteen miles of the front line, Two weeks later he was taken sick with rheumatism and taken to Base hospital No. 36, where he remained over three months. While at the hospital he contracted scarlet fever and was under quarantine two months. He was booked to return home on the President Lincoln but missed it - fortunately - for it went down and his papers were lost. He came to America on the Krowland, June 1, 1918 and was very sick at the hospital in Baltimore. He returned to Mountain Home in August, 1918, and is now able to help on the farm.
J. A. Beach No information available.
Alonzo Bednop No information available.
{James} Gordon Bennett* James Gordon Bennett, the son of Richard and Flora A. Benney Bennett, was born at Mountain Home December 11, 1896. Gordon is a graduate of the Mountain Home high school. May 3, 1918 he enlisted in the Navy at Mountain Home. He went to Bremerton, Washington where he took training in radio at the U. S. Navel training camp. Being a member of the Naval Reserve he was enlisted for a period of four years. After the signing of the Armistice he was released in accordance with the Naval regulation. Since his release he is working in the Bennett Bros. Feed store at Mountain Home.
Burtt L. Berry* Burtt L. Berry was born at Terre Haute, Indiana, July 10, 1897, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Berry. He moved to Idaho with his parents when ten years of age and has been a resident of the state since that time. He has lived in Mountain Home since 1916 and is now a student in Washington state college at Pullman, Washington. He was a member of the 146th Field Artillery and was over-seas nineteen months, four of which was spent on the battle front.
Frank Besecker* Frank E. Besecker was among the first boys to enlist from Elmore County. Just nine days after the United States entered the struggle he left Mountain Home and went to Boise, where he was assigned to Co. B. 146 Artillery. He was stationed at Boise Barracks from April, 1917 until October when he was sent to Camp Green North Carolina. A little later he went to Camp Mills, Long Island, and next to Camp Merritt, New Jersey. He sailed for France in December 1917. He was promoted to wagoner. His number was 138032. Frank E. Besecker, the son of William H. and Lottie Valdays Benecker, was born at Redlands, San Bernardino County, California, December, 1895. He know lives at Ceres, California.
John W. Betchell No information available.
{William D. Bickel}* William D. Bickel is the son of one of Elmore County's pioneer families. He is the son of Gustavus and Grace Jackson Bickel. He was born at Rocky Bar, at one time the county seat of Elmore County, in December 1897. He enlisted in the Navy July 25,1918 at Boise and was sent to Puget Sound Navy Yard for training, spent four months there and was then sent to Portland, Oregon to go on board the U.S S. West Wauna. A cargo transport, and left Portland the 26th of January, loaded with 176,841 sacks of flour for Germany, via Panama Canal. Arrived in Balboa, Panama Canal Zone the 14th of February, went through the Canal the 17th and arrived in Norfolk, Virginia the first day of March. Left the 10th for some foreign port via Falmouth, England, arriving there the 26th day of March. Received orders to proceed to Hamburg, Germany, and arrived there the first say of April. This was the first American ship into Germany. Spent ten days there unloading the ship and then received orders to proceed to New York via Plymouth, England and stayed two weeks while repairs were made. Leaving Plymouth the 22nd day of April he continued on his course to New York until out about three days from New York when the crew received a wireless changing its port to Galveston, Texas. Arrived there the 13th of May where the ship was turned over to the U. S. Shipping Board. The crew was sent to New Orleans where some were released and others were sent out on other ships. Received his release on August 22, 1919, after spending two months in the Naval Hospital at New Orleans. June 16, 1920 he was married to Miss Kathryan Hammond and since his return to civil life he has been employed in the post office at Mountain Home, Idaho.
Benjamin F. Bishop* Benjamin Franklin Bishop was a Sergeant in the Engineers and saw service overseas. He enlisted at Mountain Home, April 24, 1918 and was put in Company E. 31st Engineers. He was sent from Fort Douglass to Fort Leavenworth and then to Camp Mills. Identification number, 846690. In France he was at St. Nazaire and several other camps. He was transferred to the 151st Company, First Grand Division, July 15, 1919, and was promoted to a Sergeancy, August 19, 1919. Sergeant Bishop enlisted at the age of twenty four. He was born July 4, 1893, at Yutan, Saunders County, Nebraska, being the son of Henry and Emma Heyman Bishop. His home address is 523 South Fourteenth Street, Boise, but his present address is Glenns Ferry. He is an engineer on the Oregon Short Line.
Errol Black* Errol F. Black, the oldest son of John S. and Gertrude Loveridge Black, was born May 5, 1894 at Bruneau, Idaho. When six years of age with his parents he moved to Mountain Home and entered school, and All Hallowes College at Salt Lake, for one year. July 17, 1917, he enlisted in Company H of the Old Second Idaho and was immediately sent to Sandpoint on guard duty. October 22 was sent to Camp Mills and November 24th sailed for France, landing December 16. Before sailing he was transferred to Company F. 116 Engineers and before landing was again transferred to Company C. Second Engineers. About the first of June his company was ordered to the front lines in the second battle of the Marne on the big drive on Paris. On the 6th of June and on the sixth day of the battle he was wounded in both arms by machine gun bullets and was sent to Base hospital 27 at Angers, France where he was retained until the 26th of September and then again transferred to quartermaster division of the 116 Engineers. December 16, 1918 he started home with a small number of casuals. Landing during a storm he was stranded on a sand bar and remained there for 24 hours. He went to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, and then to Camp Dodge, Iowa, where he was discharged. May 27, 1919 he was married to Anna Gray and now is employed at the Jake Bertram tailor shop, receiving vocational training as a tailor.
Jay Blacksten* Jay Eures Blacksten enlisted at Mountain Home, September 20, 1917. For nine months he served at Camp Lewisin Co. A. of the 347th Machine Gun Battalion of 91st Division. He then went to Camp Merrit, New Jersey, where he remained a week, then sailed for France by way of England. For six weeks he received intensive training at Versa ignes and then went to St. Mihiel; then to the Meuse Argonne in September. A few days later he was taken sick and had to spend a month in the hospital. He was discharged at Ft. D. A. Russell, Cheyenne, Wyoming, May 8,1919. His identification number is 2255801. He was born at Oswego, Cherokee County, Kansas, December 31, 1889. His father's name is William H. Blacksten. His mother's maiden name was Sarah Page. He was educated in the public school. He is now a rancher near Hammett.
{Byron Wayne Blackwell}* Byron Wayne Blackwell enlisted in the Navy at Salt Lake City, Utah, May 3, 1918 and left that evening for San Francisco, arriving at Goat Island, May 4, where he was assigned to D. Barracks until June 6. He then went to Camp Sims until July 13 when he was assigned to the U. S. S. Oregon in San Francisco Harbor and went by way of San Diego to Coronado Islands where he had six weeks target practice, The Oregon then returned to San Francisco and convoyed the Thomas, loaded with soldiers for Siberia, for seven days, then patrolled the Mexican coast. Made several trips from San Diego to San Francisco. The Oregon visited every coast town during the Victory loan and boosted for it. The Oregon was put out of commission the 12th of June at Bremerton Navy Yards because it was too slow and expensive to operate. The Oregon served in the Spanish American War. The creew was returned to Mare Island until June 24. Then he was assigned to the U.S. S. Chauncy which was the flag ship of the 11th Destroyer Flotilla and was with the Pacific Fleet from August 9 until August 15 when this ship, with the Dent, Phillips, Waters and New York with Secretary of Navy Daniels and family and several newspapermen on board sailed for Honolulu. After a stay of 6 days at the Hawaiian Islands, he returned to San Francisco and rejoined the Pacific Fleet which sailed for Seattle where it passed review for President Wilson. He then went to Bremerton and from there to Salt Lake where he was discharged, September 23, 1919. Byron Blackwell enlisted as Apprentice Seaman, was promoted to Seaman Second Class then transferred to Fireman 3rd Class and was promoted to Fireman 2nd Class and then to Fireman First Class. He was born at Glenns Ferry, Elmore County, in November, 1897. He is the son of Samuel B. and Clara Ethel Blackwell. He was educated at the Glenns Ferry high school.
Fred Blocher No information available.
David. L. Bonecher* David L. Bonecher was called into service, August 29, 1918, on that day he left Mountain Home for Camp Lewis, Washington, where he joined the Infantry and was assigned to Co. G., 76th Reg., Division 13. He was discharged from the same Camp, February 29, 1919. His identification number was 4704086. David L Bonacher was born at Ogden, Weber County, Utah, January 10, 1896. His father is John Bonecher and his mother's maiden name was Clemi Deru. He received his education in the grade schools.
Joseph E. Bonecher* Joseph Bonecher, the son of John Bonecher was born at Rock Springs, Sweet Water County, Wyoming, November 13, 1895. He was educated in the grade schools. When twenty three years of age he was called to the service of his country. He enlisted at Mountain Home, Idaho, May 16,1918. In the 466 Engineers. He was discharged at Fort Logan, Colorado, February 18, 1919. He works on a ranch at Mountain Home.
Joseph C. Bower No information available.
Clow D. Boydson No information available.
Charles Brady No information available.
Warren W. Braley No information available.
Alfred C. Bremner No information available.
James B. Brennan No information available.
George Broadie No information available.
Guy Lynn Brooks* Guy Lynn Brooks was born at Mountain Home, Idaho, June 12, 1894. Attended the Mountain Home public school. He enlisted March 5, 1918, in Company L, 31st Infantry, 82nd Division. Was first sent to Fort McDowell, California. Sailed from Fort McDowell for the Philippine Islands April 5, 1918. Landed in Manilla May 6, where he received military training and joined his regiment. Left for Siberia August 13, 1918 and landed at Bladivostok August 21. Served in the A. E. F. fourteen months. He returned to the United States November 1, 1919 and was discharged from service November 4.
Milton Y. Brooks* Milton Yale Brooks was born near Mountain Home, Idaho, September 12, 1896. He attended the Mountain Home public school. He enlisted in the army August 9, 1918 in company F. 12th Infantry 8th Division and left for Camp Fremont, California. Soon after his regiment was called for overseas duty and left for Camp Mills, New York, arriving about November 1. After the signing of the armistice he was sent to Camp Stuart, Virginia, where he was on police duty until discharged, February 8, 1919.
Frank L. Brown* Frank Luther Brown, the son of John and Ida Roberts-Brown, was born December 31, 1888, at Moscow, Latah County, Idaho. He attended the public and high school and the State University of Moscow. In July, 1917 he enlisted at Boise, Idaho, but was rejected. On September 19, 1917 he entered the service and was sent to Camp Lewis, Washington. From which place he was later discharged. He was assigned to Co. M. Machine Gun Battalion, 91st Division. He is now employed at Montgomery Blunk, & Co., as a clerk. He was married to Miss Ruth Edith Johnson at Idaho Falls, December 4, 1919. His present address is Mountain Home.
Homer C. Brown* Homer C. Brown at the age of twenty eight was drafted into the war for democracy from Portland, Oregon. He was a member of Co. A. 306 Infantry Division 77. He was transferred from the 40th Division. He is the son of L. M. and Millie Brown and was born at Montrose, Cook County, South Dakota, March 20, 1890. His present address is Hill City, Idaho.
Ray Brown* Ray Brown, the son of William N. and Maggie Evans Brown, was born at Cissna Park, Iroquois County, Illinois, October 2, 1895. He attended high school at Mountain Home and then went to the University of Valpariso. When 22 years of age he enlisted in the service at Mountain Home. He was a member of Co. M. 63rd Infantry of the 11th Division. He was promoted to 1st Class private. His home address is Prairie, Idaho.
Wesley J. Brown No information available.
Wm. H. Brown No information available.
Benjamin Bruce* Ben D. Bruce was a member of B Company of the old Second Idaho, in which he enlisted, at Boise, at the age of eighteen years and eight months. Being with the organization when it went overseas, after his company had been transferred into an artillery unit, he was a member of Battery B, 146th Field Artillery. This was known as a "gypsy brigade", never being assigned to a division. Ben Bruce was a Mountain Home high school boy, but he now lives at 821 Grove Street, Boise. He was born July 13, 1898, at Hustinau, Johnson County, Arkansas, his father's name being Robert W. Bruce and his mother's maiden name M. F. Bishop. His Army identification number was 138037.
Homer Bulis No information available.
Frank Bumgarner* Frank Edwin Bumgarner, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bumgarner, was born at Oxford Mills, Jones County, Iowa, on July 14, 1896. He received his earliest education in the Iowa county schools and later attended the public school in Mountain Home, where he graduated from high school in May, 1917. Since his return from service he has entered the University of Colorado as a pre-medic student and his present address is 1728 Pine Street, Boulder, Colorado. On July 26, 1917, at the age of twenty-one, he enlisted at Boise Barracks, Boise, Idaho for service with Company B. of the Second Idaho National Guard, which later became part of Battery "B" of the 146th Field Artillery. Having identification number 138038 he served with Battery B for eighteen months in overseas service and engaged in the battles of Champagne, Marne Defensive, July 15-18; Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 18-August 6, 1918; St. Mihiel Offensive , September 12-14, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-Nov. 11, 1918. On November 18, 1918 this Battery took its place in the Army of Occupation in Germany, where they remained until May 10, 1918. Although working and fighting, as only a Yankee can with his companions as a First Class Private, he encountered dangers on all sides but returned unwounded.
Ernest H. Burghardt {Burghart}* Ernest Henry Burghardt, of Mountain Home, entered the service at Camp Lewis, Washington. After passing through the 16th Depot Brigade, he was assigned to the 412th A. S. S. C. and then to the 436th. His identification number was 870735. His age at enlistment was 30. Ernest Burghardt was born June 14, 1886 at Eagle Creek, Clackamas County, Oregon, his parents being Ernest Henry and Emelia Melcha Burghardt.
Harry Burkett* Harry Clyde Burkett belonged to the Thirteenth Division, which was just ready to leave Camp Lewis, Washington for overseas when the Armistice was signed, He entered the service at Boise, July 22, 1918, and was sent to Camp Lewis. After passing through the 15th Company of the 166th Depot Brigade, he was assigned to Battery E. 39th Field Artillery, which was a part of the Thirteenth Division. Identification number, 3645584. Mr. Burkett was born August 20, 1890, at Abbott, Arapaho County, Colorado, his parents being John Burkett and Matilda Coles Burkett. He now lives in Atlanta, Idaho.
Earl J. Burt No information available.
George M. Butler* George Marquis Butler, of Atlanta, was a Private First Class in B Company of the Sixth Battalion, Signal Corps. He enlisted at Mountain Home, July 1, 1918. His identification number was 3426817. He was born May 13, 1893, at Atlanta, Idaho, the son of George Edmund Butler and Effie Clarissa Smith Butler. He was 25 years old at the time of his enlistment. On being discharged, he returned to Atlanta to live.
{William C. Butler}* William C. Butler is the youngest son of Mr, and Mrs. Geo. E. Butler of Atlanta. He was attending the state university at Moscow at the outbreak of the war and enlisted in the S. A. T. C., where he served until mustered out at the conclusion of hostilities. He is still attending the university, where he is a member of the junior class of the college of letters.

{Joe Caldwell} *


Joe Caldwell enlisted in the Soldiers Army Training Corp, October 15th, 1918 and was stationed at Moscow, Idaho. He was a member of Co. B. Joe was born in Omenee, North Dakota, July 10th, 1898, is the son of Alfred R. Caldwell. For the past ten years he has made his home in Mountain Home, Idaho, where he attended the public school. He still resides in Mountain Home.
John David Wellington Caldwell *

John David Wellington Caldwell was born in Cabinville County, Ontario, Canada, in January, 1894. His father's name is James Caldwell and his mother's maiden name was Maggie Marrou. He attended high school. His home address is Glenns Ferry. He enlisted August 31,1917 at Salt Lake City, Utah, in the U. S. Navy, was promoted to seaman signalman first class. He received training at the following places, Great Lakes, Illinois and Hampton Roads, Virginia. Served on board the U.S. S. Mississippi.

Hugh Hill Callaway {Calloway} *

Hugh Hill Calloway, the second son of William and Ida Goforth Calloway was BORN IN Mountain Home, May 16, 1897 and attended the grade school. August, 1917, he went to Boise and enlisted in Company B, 146 Regiment of the 41st Division as a lineman, and was among the first of the Idaho boys to go overseas. He sailed from Camp Merritt December 24, 1917 and landed at Liverpool, England in January. Later he went to France and took part in the battle of Chateau-Thierry, Champagne Marne defensive July 15,18, 1918; the Aisne Marne July 18, to August 6; the St. Mihiel offensive September 12-16; the Meuse Argonne September 26, to November 11, 1918. He was in the Army of Occupation for five months and went through the war without an injury. He was promoted to corporal during the service. He received his discharge at Fort D. A. Russell, Cheyenne, Wyoming, July 24, 1919. On his way home he met his brother Will whom he had left in a hospital in France. He returned to Mountain Home and in the spring of 1919 was married to Marjorie Armstrong and is now employed with the highway construction gang, on the state highway.

Wm. Sanders Callaway {Calloway} *

William Sanders Callaway, at the age of twenty two went from Mountain Home to Boise to enlist for service. April 6, 1917 he was assigned to Co. B. 146 Reg., Division 41st. From Boise he went to Camp Green and then to Camp Mills, and then to Camp Merritt. When at Camp Merritt he was injured while playing ball and could not sail with the other members of his company. In the spring of 1918 he went overseas but the strenuous marching brought on trouble in his side and he had to spend most of his time in the hospital while in France. He was discharged in July 1919 and rejoined his brother from whom he was separated in December, 1917, at Pocatello, and they reached home together. His number was 254777. He is working at Atlanta, Idaho. He was born at Mountain Home, December 19, 1893 and is the son of William and Ida Goforth Callaway. He received his education in his native town where he won honors in athletics.

Frank Calhoun No information available.
Alfred J. Cameron No information available.
James Cameron No information available.
{Neil Richard Campbell} *

Neil Richard Campbell was in the Marines and qualified as a sharpshooter. He was stationed at Galveston, Texas, for the greater portion of his service. He enlisted at Seattle, in June of 1917, at the age of 21 years and 7 months. He was assigned to the 109th Company of the eighth. He trained at Mare Island. Neil Campbell's father's name was Neil Campbell also, and his mother's maiden name , Margaret Steadman. He was born at Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada, November 13, 1895, and was educated in the public schools of Walla Walla, Washington. His home address is Atlanta, but his parents address is Kassan, Alaska.

Walter H. Carpenter No information available.
Leonard G. Carter No information available.
Wm. Osborne Casey *

William Osborne Casey was born near Pine, Idaho, April 21,1895. He attended the district school until he was eleven years of age, and then was sent to Boise until 1909, then the family moved to Mountain Home and he entered the public school, and was a graduate of the class of May 26, 1916. On December 12, 1917 he enlisted in the aviation service at Boise, Idaho, and was sent to Fort Douglas, Utah and after a few weeks there was sent to Waco, Texas, while he was there was placed in the 58th recruit squadron later transferred to the 80th aero squadron, from there he was sent to Fort Still, Oklahoma, to squadron A. Post field. He was promoted to Corporal of squadron A. flying school detachment of the air service on the 9th of January 1, 1919.Being a first class corporal he was promoted to sergeant, March 1, 1919, and acting in this capacity until April 2nd when he received his discharge at Fort D. A. Russell, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Harold Owen Cheline *

Harold Owen Cheline was born at Holdrege, Phelps County, Nebraska, August 8, 1896. His parents were Nels J. and Nellie Carroll Cheline. He attended the Buhl High School. At the age of twenty two he enlisted at Mountain Home, August 29, 1918. He was a member of the Military Police, Co. B. He was transferred from 41 Co. 11 Battalion 166 Depot Brigade. He is now at Pine, Idaho engaged in ranching.

Ernest C. Coats No information available.
Lester William. Coats *

Lester William Coats enlisted at the age of 18 and in two months was promoted to Sergeant First Class. In an explosion at Mexico City, where he was sent in the duty, he was wounded in the left arm, above the elbow. Sergeant Coats enlisted at Pocatello, July 17, 1918, his first duty being in the medical department. Subsequently, he was transferred to the 148th Field Artillery, course of Border Patrol First Division, in which he belonged to Battery A. Identification number 3912732. Sergeant Coats was born in Mountain Home, Idaho, January 9, 1900, his parents being William and Willie E. Grant Coats. He attended the Mountain Home schools. July 3, 1919, he married Miss Sara Brady at Denver, and they now reside in Boise, Idaho.

Burton Kenneth Coder *

Burton Kenneth Coder was born at Grangeville, Idaho in 1891. He is the son of E. H. and Mary L. Strauch-Coder. He attended the common school. He went to Camp Lewis, Washington, June 24, 1918, when he became a member of Co. B. 158 Inf. 40th Division. He was transferred to Co. M. 111 Inf. After three weeks training at Camp Lewis he was sent to Camp Kearney where he had intensive drill for about 30 days then was sent overseas. He took part in the Verdun offensive and the Argonne. His right eye was torn out by a shrapnel in the Argonne in October. He was returned to America reaching Camp Stewart, New Jersey, December 24, 1918. He was then sent to a general hospital in San Francisco, and later was sent to camp Lewis from which place he was discharged in May, 1919, in the rank of Corporal. He has had three operations to help straighten the eyelid and with little success. He is engaged in wheat raising near Hill City, Idaho.

Harry H. Coder *

At Grangeville, Idaho County, Idaho in June, 1889, Harry H. Coder was born. His father is E. H. Coder and his mother's maiden name was Mary L. Strauch. He attended the common and grade schools. He was called to the service of his country in May, 1918, when he was sent to Camp Kearney, California. He was discharged in November, 1918. The past year he has been raising wheat near Hill City, Idaho.

Clyde C. Cole No information available.
Fisk A. Collins *

Fisk A. Collins was born December 18, 1888, at Fruita, Colorado, where he lived and attended school until May, 1910 when he came with his parents to Mountain Home. He enlisted March 12. 1918 in the Coast Artillery, and left for Fort Logan, Denver, Colorado, and from there sent to Ft. McDowell, Angel Island, and from there sailed on the transport Sherman to Fort Kamehameha, Hawaiian Islands. Mumps and measles kept them in camp six weeks and then he was placed in Company 2, Oahu, Hawaiian Department Coast Artillery. He was discharged February 6, reaching home February 20, 1919, where he has been since his discharge on a ranch near Mountain Home.

Arthur Wood Confer * June 30, 1918, Arthur Wood Confer enlisted at Mountain Home, Idaho for service . He was in the signal corps spruce production, a member of 27 Casual Co. with the identification number 899366. He was born in Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. His parents are Lloyd G. Confer and Mamie G. Confer of 1528 Moore St., Huntington, Pennsylvania. He has a high school education. Since his return to civil life he has been working on the Mountain Home highway.
Robert E. Conners No information available.
Frank A. Cornell November 14, 1917, when twenty years of age, Frank A. Cornell enlisted in the Navy at Glenns Ferry, Idaho. While in active service he was assigned to the gun boat Wilmington of the Asiatic fleet, as fireman. He was returning to America for his health and died on board the transport Sheridan while at sea. He made the "supreme sacrifice" and we are his debtors. Frank A. Cornell was born at Ware, Jefferson County, Missouri, December 5, 1897. His father was Benjamin Wilson Cornell and his mother's maiden name was Sirah Isabelle Graham. He received his education in the schools of Ware, Missouri and Glenns Ferry, Idaho.
Joseph E. Cox No information available.
Dee Craig No information available.
Wm. F. Crannell No information available.
Chas. Crutchfield * Charles Edwin Crutchfield, son of John E. and Harriet Stanfield Crutchfield, was born October, 1897 at Three Creek, Owyhee County, Idaho. His education was received in the grade schools of Mountain Home and Jerome. With his brother Johnathon William he enlisted in the Marines at Salt Lake, Utah, July 21,1917. He was stationed on the Philippine Islands for 21 months, and other coast duty. He is at the present engaged in farming with his father at Jerome, Idaho.
Johnathon Wm. Crutchfield * Johnathon William Crutchfield is a real Elmore County boy, having been born in Mountain Home, the county seat, January 8, 1896. His parents were John E. and Harriet Stanfield Crutchfield. He was familiarly known as Willie and attended the grade school in Mountain Home and later the school in Jerome. On July 21st, 1917 he went to Salt Lake, Utah and enlisted with the Marines. He was stationed on the Philippine Islands 21 months. He contacted tuberculosis and was sent to Mare Island to the Navy hospital and later to a Navy hospital in Colorado, and then sent to his father's home at Jerome where he died July 28, 1920. The body was brought to Mountain Home and after a military service the body interred beside his mother, who preceded him seven years.
David Dewis Cushman *

David Dewis Cushman was born at Petoskey, Michigan, October 29, 1890. He is a graduate of the Michigan Agricultural College. He came to Mountain Home in 1915 and was science and manual training teacher. He held this position two years, was re-elected for the third term, this time resigning. He enlisted at Boise August 1, 1917 in the Aeronautic service, he was first stationed at Presidio, California then transferred to South Carolina, and then sent to Mineola, Long Island, and there received a slight injury in an airplane. He was married to Miss Florence Mae Ticknor, July 28, 1917. He is now located at 426 Highland Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.

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