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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 wholesale fruit business. Later, he and his wife, Freda Rupp, ran a neighborhood ...

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. Ralph was commissioned as Second Lieutenant while serving with the Head Quarters ...

Fisher Building to School House Lofts

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

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 George Engel was discharged on May 9, 1919. After the war, George took up farming ...

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 discharge, Herbert Ward settled in Addy, Washington

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 joined the National Guard at age 27 on July 28, 1917. He was trained at Fort Walla ...