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WWI at Home Pt 38

Harry Anderson Lindahl entered the Navy October 2, 1917 as a third class fireman. He was stationed at Goat Island, San Francisco for two months. In November he was transferred to Norfolk, Virginia where he was assigned to the USS Kearsarge. Harry made several trips on the ship up and down the Atlantic coast. On one of those trips he stopped at Boston and received a short course of instruction in an engineering school. Harry was next assigned to the repair ship USS Bridgeport, which was literally a floating machine shop. Besides his duties as a fireman, he had charge of a gasoline launch. Later, he was taken ill with diphtheria and was placed ...

WWI at Home Pt 37

Harry Holt had graduated from Lewis & Clark high school in Spokane before coming to the Cheney Normal School where he graduated in May 1917. Harry was inducted into the Army at Spokane on September 22, 1917. The 25 year old served overseas from March 1918 to May 1919 with Bakery Company 325th Quartermaster Corps. Ignatius Loyola Engel enlisted in the National Army at Fort George Wright on September 28, 1917. One month shy of his 23rd birthday, the Cheney native was assigned to Company F of the 21st Engineers, 86th Division. He served overseas from December 1918 to May 23, 1919 and was discharged that August as part of the demobilization ...

WWI at Home Pt 36

Luke Best was inducted into the Army at Spokane on September 22, 1917 at the age of 23. He served with Company B 147th Machine Gun Battalion, Head Quarters Company 148 Field Artillery, and finally the Salvage Division of the Quarter Masters Corps until his discharge on demobilization on June 10, 1919. Seth Wilson of Cheney was 21 years old when he was inducted into the Army on September 21, 1917. Sergeant Wilson arrived in France on July 4, 1918 with Battery E of the 346th Field Artillery Regiment (75mm), 166th Field Artillery Brigade, 91st Division. He returned to the states in January 1919 and was discharged on demobilization the following month.

WWI at Home Pt 35

John W. Mock was born in Cheney and was a 1915 graduate of Cheney High School. He graduated from Cheney Normal School in May 1917 with a 2-year certificate. John was 23 years old when he was inducted into the Army at Spokane. He served in France with Battery F of the 346th Field Artillery Regiment (75mm), 166th Field Artillery Brigade, 91st Division from July 1918 to January 15, 1919. Private Mock was discharge that February from Camp Lewis. Frank Splichal was inducted into the Army on September 21, 1917 at the age of 25. He served in France with Battery E of the 346th Infantry Regiment of the 91st Division from July 1918 to January 1919. John ...