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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” ...

WWI at Home Pt 33

Guy Donald Holt of Four Lakes was inducted into the Army at Lincoln County November 5, 1917 and sent to Camp Lewis for basic training. He left New York for France on November 12th. In his notes he wrote, “ Started for France and about six days out to sea on November 18, it come a storm and the sea got rough, and the boys got sick, and the storm lasted for three days.” Guy Holt landed at Saint Nazaire, where companies of the 20th Engineers improved the harbor. In his notes, Guy wrote, “..the 17 Engineers worked on a dam, they moved considerable lot of dirt, half of the regiment run wheel barrows.” During his service in France, Holt was hit with ...

WWI at Home Pt 32

Joe Kepl Jr was inducted into service at East Cheney Township September 21, 1917. Private Joe Kepl served as a cook with Battery F of the 346th Field Artillery Regiment (75mm), 166th Field Artillery Brigade of the 91st Division while serving at Léognan, Liffol-le-Petit, and Neuf Chateau, France from July 1918 to January 15, 1919. Joe returned to his home near Spangle after the war.

WWI at Home Pt 31

Harry E. Hill was inducted into service at East Cheney Township September 21, 1917. Private Hill served with Battery F of the 346th Field Artillery Regiment (75mm), 166th Field Artillery Brigade of the 91st Division while serving at Léognan, Liffol-le-Petit, and Neuf Chateau, France from July 1918 to January 15, 1919.   Harry returned with his friend Joe Kepl, having served together throughout the war.