WWI at Home Pt 69

Guy Leach
Guy Wilson Leach was inducted into the Army at Spokane on August 30, 1918 at the age of 23. Private Leach was with Company L of the 44th Infantry Brigade until his discharge on July 1, 1919. That October he married his sweetheart Edith Gilbert. Guy was a member of the American Legion Post in Cheney. He was a custodian at the junior high school and did carpentry work in Cheney. Ernest C. Hansen was inducted into the Army at Spokane on August 30, 1918. He served with Company A 37th Machine Gun Battalion 13th Division until his release from service January 29, ...

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WWI at Home Pt 68

Carl Grubb
Carl Dryer Grubb was transferred from the Student Army Training Corps at Oregon Agricultural College into the Coast Guard August 14, 1918. He served with Battery D 27th Coast Artillery Corps. He was released from service at Camp Lewis on January 10, 1919.

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WWI at Home Pt 67

Visby & Andren
Salmer O. Visby of Amber was inducted into the Army on July 23, 1918 at Spokane. The 24-year-old served with Company M of the 62nd Infantry Brigade, 31st Division. Private Visby was discharged February 17, 1919. Photo of Sam Visby and Jim Andren Peter Hartmeier was inducted into the Army at Spokane August 7, 1918 at age 28. He served at Long Island, New York with Company D 62nd Infantry until his discharge February 22, 1919.

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WWI at Home Pt 66

James Andren
James Edward Andren was inducted into the Army at Spokane on July 23, 1918. He did his basic training at Camp Lewis Washington. In August 1918 he was assigned to Company M 62nd Infantry until his discharge May 17, 1919. James was 22, working as a farm laborer for Robert Mill. James was described as medium height, stout build with blue eyes and red hair. Francis Keefe was a student at the Normal School when he joined the Army July 23, 1918. He served with Headquarters Company, 62nd Infantry Brigade, 31st Division, the Sappers and Bombers.

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WWI at Home Pt 65

George Latimer
George A. Latimer of Plaza was inducted into the Army on July 23, 1918. Private Latimer served with the Headquarters Company of the 12th Infantry at Camp Mills and Camp Stuart until his discharge on March 20, 1919. Clifford H. Van Brunt of Cheney was inducted into the Army at Spokane on July 23, 1918. He served with Company K of the 62nd Infantry Brigade, 31st Division. In August 1919, he re-enlisted for another term, before settling down to marry is sweetheart, Kathryn Jensen of Cheney in 1928.

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CHS “No Slacker” WWI Efforts

Cheney High School WWI
The Cheney High School Cyclone and the Cheney High School News column of the Cheney Free Press contained numerous stories of students' efforts in the war effort. Six teams of ten boys each have secured pledges from boys of the Cheney High School to the amount of $469. The captains of the teams were: Howard Erickson, Charles Roos, Jack Lawton, Emmett Key, Ernest Burke, and Lee Mason. - Fall 1917 Six boys of the high school, in a house-to-house canvass of the town of Cheney, secured pledges for government bonds of the second Liberty loan amounting to $1,300. ...

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WWI at Home Pt 64

Carl Andren
Carl William Andren inducted into the Army July 23, 1918 in Spokane. For his basic training, Carl was assigned to 19 Company 5 Battalion of the 166th Department of Brigade, 41st Division at Camp Lewis, Washington. He was then assigned to Company I until his discharge February 14, 1919. Carl was 20 years old were he went into the Army, working as a farm laborer at the Pine Creek Dairy. J. Orlan Lasher was called into service on July 19, 1918. The 27-year-old was a First Lieutenant in the Officer Reserve Corps and served with the Dental Corps at Camp Lewis until ...

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WWI at Home Pt 63

Ernie Johnson
Ernest A. Johnson was inducted into the Army at Spokane on June 28, 1918. The 28-year-old Private was sent to France in August 1918 with Company G of the 158th Infantry regiment of the 79th Infantry Brigade 40th Division, known as the Sunshine division. Ernie returned to the States July 27, 1919 and was discharged in August. In 1932, Ernie began working as a mechanic for Cheney's Ford dealership, the Ratciffe Company. After his retirement in 1955 at age 65, Ernie continued to work part time for the auto dealer as a custodian and maintenance man. Wilford C. Van ...

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WWI at Home Pt 62

Aaron Edgington
Aaron Delos Edgington was originally from Loon Lake and had worked on his father’s farm, but was living in Cheney while attending the Normal School. He was the Senior class President, a member of the journal staff, and served on the YMCA cabinet. Aaron graduated from the Normal School in May 1917, and was inducted into the Army in Stevens County, Washington on June 24, 1918. After basic training at Camp Lewis, Washington, Aaron was assigned to the Medical Department 13th Supply train in the states until his discharge February 25, 1919. After the war, Aaron worked ...

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WWI at Home Pt 61

Arthur Thomas Howe left farming of the family place in 1918 to enlist in the Navy Reserve at age 24. He was on active duty from June 1918 to March 21, 1919. Seaman 2nd Class Howe was discharged on September 30, 1921 at Seattle. He returned to the family’s Amber area farm which he operated until his death in 1941. Harry C. Huse of Cheney joined the United States Navy on June 18, 1918. He was assigned to the U.S. Naval Hospital at San Diego with the rank of Pharmacist Mate 3rd Class. Orval W. Miller of Cheney entered the United States Marine Corps June 20, ...

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