WWI at Home Pt 28

William H. Stiffler joined the Washington National Guard at age 19 on August 21, 1917. Private Stiffler served with Battery F of the 146th Field Artillery Regiment in France from April 17, 1918 to July 1, 1919.Frank R. Bogue enlisted in the Army at Fort George Wright as a 21-year-old on August 21, 1917. He served with Company I 14th Infantry until his discharge May 16, 1919.Allen S. Wyman was originally from Colfax, Washington. While a student at the Normal School he entered the Army on August 25, 1917. Private 1st Class Wyman served in France with Headquarters ...

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WWI at Home Pt 27

Leland S. Rogers joined the Regular Army at Fort George Wright in August 1917. He was 22 years old. He served overseas as a cook with the 640th Aero Supply Squadron based at Issoudun Aerodrome in central France from January 1918 to April 1919.Issoudun Aerodrome was a complex of military airfields in the vicinity of Issoudun, Centre, France. They were used during World War I as part of the Third Air Instructional Center, American Expeditionary Forces for training United States airmen prior to being sent into combat on the Western Front.It was at that time the ...

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WWI at Home Pt 26

Leslie G. Crawford, a 1916 graduate of the Normal School, enlisted in the Army at Fort George Wright on August 7, 1917 at the age of 30. He served with Company E of the 10th Engineers and was sent overseas in September 1917.He was stationed in the area of Loiret and Gien, France and then was transferred to the 36th Company of the 20th Engineers for two months before returning to the States. Leslie Crawford was discharged March 10 1919 from Camp Lewis, Washington.

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WWI at Home Pt 25

Arthur Morey Fellows was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant August 5, 1917. He served with the 39th Infantry, The Fighting Falcons, at the battle of Lorraine and Meuse-Argonne where he was wounded in September 1918. He returned to the field, rising to the rank of Captain in November 1918. Captain Fellows returned to Camp Lewis in August 1919 where he was discharged.Art was nicknamed “Pink” by his friends and relatives because of his red hair. He went to work for the Northern Pacific Railway, as his father had done, until a strike caused him to change to the ...

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WWI at Home Pt 24

Louis J. Bowler was a 1915 graduate of the Cheney Normal School, where he had been the editor of the Kinnikinick during his senior year.Bowler entered service May 15 1916, serving with the Coast Artillery Corps at Fort Casey, Fort Worden, and Camp Lewis in Washington. He rose to the rank of Captain in 1917 and continued in the Army after the end of the war.Ralph E. Circle enlisted at age 18 on August 1, 1917 at Fort George Wright. He served with the 129th Aeronautic Instructional flying squadron, the 84th Squadron, and the 9th Cadet Squadron at Camp Dick, Texas. ...

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Fisher Building to School House Lofts

School House Lofts
Hallways retain many of their features, including lockers, classroom doors, and the trophy case.

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WWI at Home Pt 23

Ralph Hendricks was 44 when he was called to service as a 1st Lieutenant in the Medical Corps August 3, 1917. He rose to the rank of Major while serving overseas with the 1st US Cavalry from April 11, 1918 to April 18, 1919. Hendricks was a volunteer with the Cheney Fire Department (photo above)Twenty-seven year old Cheney native, George J. Engel joined the Regular Army on August 2, 1917 at Fort George Wright. He was assigned to the Medical Department and served overseas from July 1918 to April 1919 with the 316th Ambulance Transportation unit. Sergeant 1st Class ...

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WWI at Home Pt 22

Herbert W. Ward of Cheney enlisted in the National Guard at Spokane on July 31, 1917. He went to France with Battery F of the 146th Field Artillery Regiment (155mm), 66th Field Artillery Brigade, 41st Division.Ward was stationed at Commune de Souge in central France then south to Clermont-Ferrand. He was part of the Marne Defense & Marne Offensive, the battle of St Mihiel, and the engagement at Meuse-Argonne.Private Ward was promoted to Wagoneer in May 1918 and was promoted again to Corporal in March 1919 before returning to the states in June 1919. After his ...

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WWI at Home Pt 21

Leon M. Swank was 21 years old when he enlisted in the Navy on July 28, 1917. He trained at the Naval Training Camp at Seattle before being assigned to the USS Great Northern.Seaman Swank also served on the USS Kansas and USS Newton, making a number of trips across the Atlantic. During July and August of 1918 he was stationed at port in France. Leon was discharged at Philadelphia February 12, 1919. His love of the sea and sailing continued with yachting where he won a number of pennants in races in Bellingham, Washington. Charles B. Ward of Four Lakes ...

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WWI at Home Pt 20

Scarborough
Hugh A. Scaborough joined the faculty of Cheney High School in January of 1917, filling a vacancy following another teacher’s resignation. He had come west from Iowa in June 1916 after working as a reporter for the Red Oak, Iowa Express.He taught manual arts and physics, as well as much of the athletic department during the year he was at Cheney.Scarborough joined the Washington National Guard on July 24, 1917. He was sent overseas with Company H of the 161st Infantry, arriving January 28, 1918. At war’s end he served with the Headquarters Battalion for the ...

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