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THE BOYS WHO WENT TO WAR: A HISTORY

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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.}

D SURNAMES

{Antonio Jose d'Almeida}*

Antonio Jose d'Almeida was called to serve his adopted country at the age of twenty six and enlisted at Twin Falls, Idaho, June 28, 1918. He joined the Infantry being assigned first to the 40th Division but later belonging to Co. F. 111 Reg. , 28 Division. His identification number was 3142417. Antonio Jose d'Almeida was born at Santa Cius, Flores Azores, April 21, 1892. He is the son of Antonio Jose and Virginia d'Conseisas Avelliar d'Almeida. He received his education in the grammar school. He now lives at Glenns Ferry. The "Isles of the sea" helped America to do her part by giving her such men as Mr. d'Almeida.
Louis A. Daugherty No information available.
Arthur Wilson Davis * Arthur Wilson Davis went from Mountain Home, June 24, 1918, to Camp Lewis, Washington and where he was assigned to Battery B, 37th Field Artillery. This was a unit of the Thirteenth Division, which was just about to start for France when the Armistice was signed. Identification number, 3135949. He was 25 years old when he enlisted. He was born in Jamestown, North Dakota. His parents are T. M. Davis and Sadie Davis. He lives at Mountain Home.
Herbert John Davis *

Herbert John Davis was born at Jamestown, Baines County, North Dakota, May 12, 1894. He is the son of Thos. M. and Sadie E. Davis. He was educated in the grammar school of Mountain Home. At the age of twenty-four he enlisted in the Navy at Gooding, Idaho. He was in Company 8, and received his training at Seattle, Washington in the Naval Training Camp. He was released under the provision made for the Naval Reserve - that his Commandant always be informed of his whereabouts, that his uniform and bag be in readiness for a call. Herbert works on the highway.

Oscar Gail Davis * Oscar Gail Davis, oldest son of Charles W. and Allie B. Ball Davis, was born at Soldier, Idaho, June 1, 1900. He spent the greater part of his life at Mountain Home where he attended the grade school. He joined the Navy one day before he was 18, and went to Bremerton Navy Yards where he was trained in radio work for about six months. After the signing of the Arnistice he returned home, but re-enlisted later.
Robt. B. Davidson No information available.
{Joseph Owen Davison} * Joseph Owen Davison when twenty six years old enlisted in the great world war at Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was assigned to Co. G., 101 Inf., 26th Division. While in service overseas, during the Argonne campaign, he was wounded by a machine gun bullet. His identification number was 20657. Since his return from overseas he has been living in Mountain Home, Idaho. Mr. Davison was born at Hailey, Blaine County, Idaho in January, 1890. His father was Norman Davison and his mother's maiden name was Alice Swift. He received a high school education.
John Ernest Dawley * John Ernest Dawley entered the service of his country at Mountain Home, August 9. 1918. He mobilized at Camp Fremont, California, where he was assigned to the 12th Infantry, Co. F. He remained at this camp until he was discharged December 13, 1918. He was in the hospital with influenza. Since returning to civil life he is employed as car clerk for the Oregon Short Line Railroad at Glenns Ferry. He was born at Branton, Manitoba, Canada. His parents were William M. Dawley and Mary Wilkinson Dawley. His home address is Rupert, Idaho.
Walter B. Denten * Walter B. Denten enlisted at Mountain Home, Idaho, April 30, 1918. He went to Camp Lewis, Washington where he was assigned to Co. H. 361 Inf., 91st Division. He went with his company to Camp Mills and then to Camp Merritt, from where he sailed in July, 1918. His company was in the thick of the fight in the great struggle and went to Belgium and then to Germany. He returned to Camp Mills, April 15, 1919, and was soon discharged and returned to Idaho. His identification number was 2294294. Walter B. Denten was born at Mountain Home, Elmore County, Idaho, October 30, 1895. His father is John Denten and his mother's maiden name was Polly Bennett. He was educated in the district school.
Frank Diano No information available.
Jesse Dobarren No information available.
Willis C. Dodge No information available.
Ernest Harold Donnell No information available.
Lloyd Alfred Doolittle * Lloyd Alfred Doolittle enlisted at Mountain Home, Idaho, April 3, 1918. At Camp Lewis, Washington, he was assigned to Co. D. 361 Inf. 91st Division. He was promoted to Corporal. In July, 1918 went to Camp Mills and then to Camp Merritt from which camp he sailed for France by way of England. While in the service overseas his right foot was injured. Since receiving his discharge he is attending the University of Colorado where he is studying electrical engineering. His identification number is 2288727. Lloyd Alfred Doolittle was born at Montpellier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, January 19, 1890. His parents are Edwin F. and Elizabeth Pratt Doolittle. He received his education in the grade schools of Grand Junction, Colorado. His address is 826 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado.
Archie Duensing No information available.
E SURNAMES

{Walter Purdy Eaton} *

Walter Purdy Eaton, at the age of 19, entered the Student Army Training Corps, at the University of Idaho, Moscow, October 1, 1918. On account of previous military training he was appointed Corporal on the day of enlistment. He was a member of Company A. Walter Purdy Eaton was born October 30, 1898, at Green River, Sweetwater County, Wyoming. His parents are Henry H. and Sarah Thirloway Eaton. He is a graduate of the Mountain Home high school and a student in engineering at the University of Idaho. His home address is Mountain Home.
Howard W. Elkins No information available.
{Alvin Turner Ellison} * Alvin Turner Ellison, one of Elmore County's native sons, entered the service at the age of twenty three, April 15, 1917 he enlisted at Mountain Home, and was stationed at Boise Barracks for several months. He was a member of Battery B, and went with the 146 Field Artillery Company to Camp Green, North Carolina, then to Camp Mills, Long Island, then to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, He went to France in December, 1917 and took part in the Champagne and Marne, Aisne-Marne offensive, St. Mihiel offensive and the Meuse Argonne offensive. He was promoted to 1st Class Private.He was born in Mountain Home, May 23, 1894. He is the son of J. H. and Florence Turner Ellison. His identification number is 137998. He attended the grade school in Mountain Home and the Washington high school of Portland, Oregon. He is a mechanic at King Hill since returning from overseas.
Henry V. Ellison No information available.
Elbert W. Englehart * Elbert Englehart, the oldest son of Frank and Nellie Glover Engelhart was born at Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington, December 6, 1892. He received his education in the schools of North Yakima. He has lived in Mountain Home for a number of years. He enlisted in the Navy at Mountain Home, May 31, 1918, and was called to Bremerton, July 28, 1918. August 22 he was sent to Seattle where he trained until September 19, 1918, when he was sent to Charleston, South Carolina. After serving here less than a month he went to Pensacola, Florida. Here he was transferred from Camp Bennett to Navel Air Station, which is called the "receiving ship". While in the service he was Seaman second class then C. M. Seaman second class "A". He was released March 19, 1919. Since returning to Mountain Home he has been water master on Castle Creek.
Orrie C. Engleman * Orrie C. Engleman left the farm and service of the United States as mail carrier to join the Army in October, 1917. He enlisted at Camp Lewis, Washington and was assigned to Co. B of the Ammunition Truck Drivers. He was among the first to go overseas, sailing for France , December, 1917. He was overseas twenty two months doing service in the Argonne Forest, Chateau Thierry and Belleau Woods. He went through the war without a wound and returned to America in August, 1919, when he received his discharge and again became a farmer at Prairie, Idaho. Orrie Engleman was born at Castle Rock, Washington, March 7th, 1895, and is the son of Joseph and Anna Engleman. He received his education in the public schools.
Eugene Ericson No information available.
Geo. H. Erwin No information available.
James E. Estabrook No information available.
Carl Ernest Evans * Carl Ernest Evans was a member of H Company of the old second Idaho. When that historic regiment was broken up, he was transferred to the 116th Engineers. He served for a time with the Second Engineers and then was transferred back to the 115th with which he completed his overseas service as a sergeant.Sergeant Evans enlisted in Boise, July 2, 1916, and was promoted successively to be first class private and corporal before attaining his sergeancy. Identification number, 15?231.Sergeant Evans was born February 23, 1894, at Lewiston, Idaho, and enlisted at the age of 21. He is the son of A. L. Evans and Zoe M. Evans and lives at Mayfield, Idaho.

Geo. L. Exter

No information available.
F SURNAMES

Joseph E. Farley *

 

Joseph E. Farley was born at Summerfield, Noble County, Ohio, December 9, 1893. His parents are W. H. Farley and Ella Farley of Prairie, Idaho. He was educated at Summerfield. At the age of twenty five Mr. Farley was drafted, and went from Mountain Home, September 9, 1918. He was in the Machine Gun Battalion Company A. Regiment 24, Division 8. He was sent to Camp Lee, Virginia, where he died from bronchial pneumonia, January 4, 1919. He was buried with military honors at Boise, Idaho. One of the many who paid the "supreme sacrifice" that we might be free.
{Arthur Neil Farnham} * Arthur Neil Farnham enlisted at Boise, Idaho, October 3, 1917. He first went to Camp Lewis, Washington, where he was assigned to Co. F. 361 Infantry, 91st Division. From Camp Lewis, he went to Camp Mills, New York, then to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, then to France by way of England, stopping at a rest camp. His identification number was 2257458. While in service he was promoted to first class private, then to corporal and nest to cook. Since his return to civil life he is a teamster at Mountain Home. Arthur Neil Farnham was born April 1, 1892 at De Soto, Dalles County, Iowa. He is the son of Aleck and Edes Meachum Farnham. He attended the grade schools. He was married to Miss Jacqueline Mhoon at Mountain Home, December 15, 1919.
{Conrad Fertig} * Conrad Fertig, the son of George J. and Elizabeth Fertig was born at Wheatland Plat County, Wyoming, October 26, 1895. April the second 1916 he enlisted at Wheatland, Wyoming in the Infantry. He was a member of Co. I, 3rd Wyoming and was transferred twice. He knows some of the horrors of war as he was gassed at Verdun. Mr. Fertig now lives at Mountain Home.

Herman Noble Field * Herman Noble Fields, of the Marines, was sent from Mare Island, California to the Panama Canal zone to help guard the canal. Being stricken with yellow fever, he was sent back to Mare Island to the hospital and there underwent an operation. Herman Noble Fields was born Huly 8, 1893, at Ransom, Ness County, Kansas, being the son of August and Rachel Burlingcourt Fields. He attended school in Ransom and Mountain Home. He enlisted at Hagerman. In November, 1914, he was married to Grace Bryon at Hagerman.
Kenneth Fields No information available.
Earl Foster No information available.
Gregory Friedman No information available.
Ralph Clark Frost * Ralph Clark Frost when eighteen years old went to Boise and enlisted in the Coast Artillery as home guard. He was first stationed at Camp Lewis in Co. K. Troop K., Division 312. He was soon transferred to Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming, where he broke colts until one fell with him and broke his instep and ankle. He was in the hospital at Fort Russell nearly a month and when he was able to work was on the motor ambulance, but his ankle was too weak for this work, so he became a bugler and was transferred to Camp Fremont, California, from which camp he received his discharge with rank of acting sergeant. He was born at Whiterock, Elko County, Nevada, July 1, 1899. His father was Thomas B. Frost. His mother's maiden name was Laura Clark. He was educated in the grade schools. He married Miss Naomi Josephine Sullivan in Boise, November 24, 1919. His home address is Mountain Home, Idaho.
G SURNAMES

Francisco V. Garafalo {Garfola} *

Francisco V. Garofalo, the son of Dominico and Filamena Garofalo was born at Marzi, Cosenzo, Italy, June 27, 1890. He attended school through the fifth grade. June 24, 1918 he left Mountain Home for Camp Lewis and was immediately assigned to Co. 32, 166 D. B. 8th Battalion. On July 23 he was transferred to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana where he entered Company O. 5th Batt., 22 Engineers which was organized at that place July 29, and commanded by Lieutenant B. F. Gibler. Lieutenant Gibler was the only officer that was with the company from the first until they returned to the United States. The personnel of Company "O" consisted of skilled railroad men. On September 7, 1918, the company left Fort Benjamin Harrison for Camp Mills, Long Island, where after a stay of five days they went aboard the U. S. S. Calamares at Hoboken bound for Brest, France, where they arrived at the world famous rest camp on September 28, 1918. On October 5, the company left Brest for Sorcy. It was there that the first comforts of the French Chemin-de-fer were experienced. They arrived at Sorcy on October 8th and after a stay of three days left on the Petite Chemin-de-fer for Belleville and it was there that their first "Help to Win the War" started by being put on operating and maintenance of Light Railways were used to haul the ammunition and rations from the Standard Gauge up to the trenches. It was there they received their baptism of fire. Belleville is situated between Metz and Nancy. On November 16th they entrained for Chambley which had been held by the Germans and at which point they stayed a week, just long enough for the boys to get acquainted with the Lorraine Frauleins, and then returned to Belleville. The only results from this trip was the flock of souvenirs that were sent home. Arrived at Mara-la-Tour January 12, 1919, and then went to Menil-la-Tour March 3rd and then to Le Mans, the first step toward returning to the United States. After a stay of two weeks at Noyen {Sarthe} a short ways from Le Mans they made their last trip in 40 Hommes and 8 Cheveraux, to St.- Nazaire to catch a boat for home. The entire trip returning was made with American equipment and train crews. They left St.- Nazaire, France June 12 aboard the U. S. S. Princess Maticka for Charleston, South Carolina and arrived June 23rd and remained there eight days passing through the disinfecting station. From Charleston they were sent to Fort D.A. Russell, Wyoming where he was discharged July 7, 1919. He did not receive a scratch during his entire service although he was in the midst of fire on several occasions.Since his return to civil life he works for the Oregon Short Line at Hammett, Idaho.
Chas. R. Garner No information available.
Gustav Gatzke * Gustav Gatzke was born in May 1891, at Gombin, Poland. His father is Frederick Gatzke and his mother was Miss Hoffman before her marriage. He was educated in the public schools. He came to America in 1906. He enlisted at St. Cloud, Minnesota, and was first at Camp Grant. He served in the Field Artillery in Co. B. Division 86. He went to France for six months. This young man fought for the freedom of his native land by serving faithfully the land of his adoption.
Wilhelm M. Gatzire * William M. Gatzke, the second son of Frederick and Hofman Gatzke was born at Gombin, Poland in 1893. He was educated in the public school of his native land. In 1913 he came to America where his brother had been for six years. He was loyal to the country of his adoption and entered her service October 3, 1917. He served in Co. E. of 361 Infantry, and was stationed in Vancouver. Since the war ended he has been serving his country by raising wheat on his ranch near Hill City, Idaho. He is a farmer near Hill City, Idaho since his return home.
John Georgapulos No information available.
James Burt Gibbons No information available.
{Howell Drake Gibson} * Howell Drake Gibson was born at St. Anthony, Idaho on August 1, 1896. He attended school in Boise and also Whitman College at Walla Walla, Washington. In 1916 he enlisted as a member of the Second Washington regiment and was stationed for several months at Calixo, California, and on September 29th was discharged on account of an injured arm. He entered the service of the United States and left July 22, 1918 for Camp Lewis and was assigned to the 15th Company, 4th Battalion, 166th Depot Brigade. He was transferred to the 45th Medical replacement unit and left Camp Lewis for Camp Merritt, New Jersey en route to France, leaving the port of New York September 9, he arrived at Glasgow, Scotland on September 22. Two weeks later landed at Le Havre, France and was stationed at Base hospital 202 at Orleans as an ambulance driver, being assigned to detached service with S. S. U. units at Evacuation hospital number 7. After the signing of the Armistice he was detained in ambulance work in evacuating French and American hospitals, and on March 13, 1919 left Orleans and embarked at the port of Brest on the transport Grof Walderau, a captured German liner, landing at New York on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1919 and was given his discharge at Fort D. A. Russell on May 6, 1919. October 20, 1919 he was married to Miss Eunice Englis Ross and is now farming in California.
{Arthur Henry Gifford} *

Arthur Henry Gifford was a First Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps and saw a year's service overseas. His transfer to the Q. M. C. and his commission as a Second Lieutenant followed a year's service in the Infantry on this side of the Atlantic. Lieutenant Gifford came from Nampa. He was accepted for military service at Pocatello, April 30, 1917, and enlisted at Fort Douglas three days later, May 3. He was assigned to L Company, 21st Infantry. July 6, 1918, he was transferred to the Quartermaster Corps and commissioned Second Lieutenant, and eleven days later he went overseas. November 2, 1918, he was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant, Q. M. C. His overseas service continued until July 30, 1919. His Army identification number was 859240. Lieutenant Gifford was born September 7, 1893, and enlisted at the age of 23. E was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, his parents being George Francis Gifford and Kate Elizabeth Genung Gifford. He attended school in Chicago and in Pocatello, and also the Idaho Technical Institute at Pocatello. July 31, 1919 he married Theresa Elizabeth Donnelly, at Hoboken, New Jersey, and his present address is Nampa, Idaho.

Dan Gray Glenn * Dan Gray Glenn enlisted August 9, 1918, in Boise, and went to Camp Fremont, California, where he was assigned to the infantry and became a member of M Company, 13th Infantry, in the Eighth Division. Before this company was sent east, however, in preparation for an expected movement overseas, he was stricken with the influenza and was in the base hospital when his organization left., He was assigned to the Casual Company of the Eighth Division, and remained in Camp Fremont until the time of his discharge, December 13. Dan Glenn is a son of William P. and Eleanor Gray Glenn. He was born in Hailey, Idaho, January 2, 1892, and was 26 years and 11 months old at the time of his enlistment. He was raised in Mountain Home and attended the schools there. He was married February 25, 1919, in Boise to Marie Nichols, and his address is 1017 State Street, Boise.
William "Billy" Reeves Glenn * William Reeves Glenn enlisted in Boise, August 9, 1918, and went to Camp Fremont where he became a member of M Company, 13th Infantry, in the eighth Division. The division was on the way overseas when the Armistice was signed. He left Camp Fremont with his company in October of 1918, and went to Camp Mills. From Camp Mills he was transferred to Camp Merritt, New Jersey. He was discharged at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming after eight months in the service. William R. Glenn was 30 years and 4 months old at the time he enlisted. He was born in Weiser, Idaho, the son of William P. and Eleanor Gray Glenn. He lived in Mountain Home, where he attended school, but his present address is 1017 State Street, Boise.
Alden Edward Golden {Goldner} * Alden Edward Goldner, when twenty-four years old, enlisted at Boise, Idaho, June 5, 1917. He was assigned to Co. L of the 2nd Idaho. He went from Boise to Camp Green, North Carolina, then to Camp Mills, Long Island, and next to Camp Merritt, New Jersey. He landed at Liverpool, England in December, 1917. Three days later he went to South Hampton and sailed to LaHavre, France. He was transferred to Hdq. 167 U. S. Inf. of the Rainbow Division and went into the trenches February 21, 1918. He was at Alsace Lorraine then at Champagne, next at Chateau- Thierry and St. Mihiel and at the Argonne. He was gassed at the Argonne Forest October 16, 1918 and taken to the hospital two days later. He was in three different hospitals for treatment and was discharged from them February 12, 1919. He sailed from Bordeaux, France, the latter part of February landing in New York, March 2. He was discharged at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wyoming, March 21, 1919. His number was 98773. During service he was promoted to 1st Class Mechanic. He is the son of Alvin and Margaret {Harris} Goldner, and was born at Niles, Trumball County, Ohio, May 31, 1893. He received a common school education. He is doing mechanical work at Mountain Home.
James Goldman No information available.
Dudley John Goul * Dudley John Goul, the son of J. S. and Lulu B. McAdams Goul, was born at Boise, Ada County, Idaho, April 3, 1900. He is a graduate of the Mountain Home high school. He also attended the college of Idaho. When eighteen years of age he enlisted at Boise, Idaho in the quartermaster's department. He was sent to Fort Logan then to Camp Meiga to the Quartermaster's Detachment, Army Reserve Depot at Schenectady, New York. While there he rendered splendid service during the epidemic of influenza. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant. His identification number was 3914452. He was married October 31 to Velna Eldora Ross, a native daughter of Elmore County. They now make their home at Caldwell.
John R. Graham No information available.
Alex F. Grant No information available.
George Gunson No information available.
 
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