WWI at Home Pt 34

Melvin Scott Jones of Four Lakes, entered the Army at age 24 on September 21, 1917. He was assigned to Company F 346th Field Artillery Regiment (75mm), 166th Field Artillery Brigade of the 91st Division. Private Jones was injured during training exercises and was discharged in February 1918.

Melvin Jones was a farmer, bookkeeper for Cheney Weeder Company, school teacher at Opportunity, and mail carrier starting in 1928. He was appointed as Postmaster in 1947 and held that position until 1965.

John Longbottom Jr was inducted into the Army at Okanagan on September 21, 1917. He served in the 316th Field Signal Battalion of the 91st “Wild West” Division, first with Company E as he was sent to France in July 1918, and then with Company B. John returned to the States in April 1919 and was discharged in May. Shortly before he shipped out, his father John Sr died suddenly of a heart attack.

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