The Honor Roll: The boys of Knox County
|Title||The Honor Roll: The boys of Knox County |
|Description||Two pages (164-165) from the book "Knox County, Illinois. The honor roll, 1917-1918-1919: Being record of what was done in Knox County in those three eventful years and who did it." Portraits and descriptions of twenty African American men who fought in World War I. |
|Subject (LCSH)||World War, 1914-1918 - Illinois - Knox County - Registers. |
|Time Period||1920s |
|Publisher||Galesburg, Ill. : The Wagoner Printing |
|Date Created (original)||1920 |
|Identifier||Special Collections D609 .K56 page 328 |
|Rights||See http://library.knox.edu/digitalcollections/rightsinfo.htm |
|Collection||Struggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College) |
|Transcript||HARVEY, MACK, Galesburg (1)|
Private. 316th Service Bat., 97th Div. Son of Virgil and
Lue Harvey; born Sept. 15, 1893, at Evansville, Ind. En-
tered service at Toledo, Ohio, July 20, 1918; to Camp
Sherman, Chillicoth, O.: to Newport News, W. Va., 302nd
Stevedore Reg., sailed for France Sept. 15, 1918; landed
at Brest, France, Sept. 28; made Sergeant Medical Corps
Oct. 6; returned to U. S. A. and landed at Norfolk, W.
Va., July 31, 1919; in service 1 year, 19 days; discharged
Aug. 8, 1919.
WILDER, RAYMOND H., Galesburg (2)
Bugler. Co. B. 323rd Reg., Quartermaster's Corps. Son of
Henry and Rebecca Wilder; born April 16, 1890, at Gales-
burg. Entered the service April 29, 1918 at Galesburg;
to Camp Grant; promoted to rank of Bugler June, 1918;
overseas 13 months; in the service 16 months; discharged
Aug. 18, 1919.
HAMBLIN, ADOLPH PUTMAN, Galesburg (3)
Private. Son of John T. and Carrie M. Hamblin; born
Jan. 11, 1896, at Galesburg. Entered service at Chicago
July 1, 1918; in service 6 months, 5 days; discharged Jan.
CARTER, CLARENCE RICHARD, Galesburg (4)
Acting Supply Sergeant, 52nd Col, 13th Tr. Bn., 161st
Brigade. Son of Lewis and Emma Carter; born Aug. 19,
1889, at Galesburg. Entered the service Sept. 3, 1918, at
Chicago; to Camp Grant; transferred to Bakers and Cooks
School, completing the course of instruction; received cer-
tificate of proficiency, graduating as 1st Cook Dec. 5, 1918;
in the service 5 months, 9 days; discharged Feb. 9, 1919.
CARTER, HAROLD W., Galesburg (5)
Sergeant, Co. A. Son of Lewis and Emma Carter; born
July 21, 1892, at Galesburg. Entered service May 1, 1918,
at Galesburg; to Camp Grant; promoted to Sergeant; served
as pianist at Y. M. C. A., some of the time; discharged
Feb. 1, 1919.
SIMMS, WILLIAM L., Galesburg (6)
Corporal, Headquarters Col, 370th Reg., 93rd Div. Son
of Robert Simms; born Dec. 16, 1893, at Palmyra, Mo.
Entered service at Galesburg Dec. 15, 1917; to Jefferson
Baracks; transferred to Camp Logan, Houston, Texas; to
Camp Stuart, Newport News; sailed for overseas April 6,
1918; landed at Brest, France, April 23, in major offensives
Meuse-Argonne and St. Mihiel; in trenches 90 days;
left France Feb. 2, 1919; landed at New York Feb. 9, 1919;
in service 434 days.
LYONS, RUDOLPH, Galesburg (7)
Corporal, No. 2, machine Gun Bn., 370th Reg., 93rd Div.
Son of Roy and Anna Lyons; born at Galesburg April 21,
1898. Entered service Dec. 9, 1917, at Galesburg; to Jef-
ferson Barracks; transferred to Camp Logan, Houston,
Texas; to Camp Stuart, Newport News, Va.; sailed for
overseas April 6, 1918; in major offensives at Meuse-Ar-
gonne, Soisson and St. Mihiel; in trenches 74 days; in
service 439 days; discharged Feb. 24, 1919.
FLEMING, ANDREW C., Galesburg (8)
Corporal, Co. A, 809th Pioneer Infantry, 9th Army Corps.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Fleming; born June 24, 1895,
at Galesburg. Entered the service July 31, 1918, at Gales-
burg; to Camp Dodge; made corporal May 13, 1919; 258
days in the service; discharged July 23, 1919.
BROWN, LALOIS, Galesburg (9)
Sergeant, Co. K. 370th Reg., 59th Div. Son of John and
Lizzie Brown; wife Juanita Brown; born Jan. 14, 1892, at
Jerseyville. Entered service July 26, 1917, at Peoria; pro-
moted to Sergeant Nov. 9, 1917; gassed twice in major of-
fensives; 6 month in trenches; in service 578 days; dis-
charged Feb. 24, 1919.
WATERS, THOMAS RALPH, Galesburg (10)
1st Class Private, Motor Co. No. 11. Son of Thomas and
Mary Ellen Waters; born in Galesburg; Entered the service
July 1, 1918, at Chicago; to Wendell Phillips High School
Training Detachment, Chicago; acting Corporal for two
months; transferred Sept. 1, 1918, to Camp Greenleaf, Ft.
Oglethorpe, Ga.; made 1st Class Private Sept. 7, 1918; mo-
torcycle, ambulance driver and mechanic; in the service
216 days; discharged Feb. 1, 1919.
BERRY, CHARLES, Galesburg (11)
Corporal, Hdq. Co., 370th Inf., 93rd Div. Son of George
and Frances Berry; born July 22, 1895, at Paynesville, Mo.
Entered service Dec. 15, 1917, at Galesburg; to Camp Lo-
gan, Texas; promoted to Corporal Nov. 5, 1918; transfer-
red from 370th Infantry to Army Service Corp, Dec. 16,
1918; discharged July 25, 1919.
JOHNSON, WILLIAM H., Galesburg (12)
Sergeant, Co. B, 365th Reg., 92nd Div. Son of Henry and
Vinella Johnson; born April 7, 1892, at Galesburg. En-
tered service at Galesburg March 29, 1917; to Camp Grant;
transferred to 365th Inf. from 161st Depot Brigade, April
9, 1918; sailed from Camp Upton, N. Y., June 9, 1918;
Overseas service; discharged Feb. 29, 1919. Previous serv-
ice: enlisted March 22, 1912, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.
sailed from Angle Island, Calif., June 11, 1912; joined
24th Regiment Infantry July 5, 1912, at Camp McGrath,
Philippine Islands; transferred to 4th Field Ambulance Co.,
March 19, 1914; served 11 months, 20 days in same or-
ganization; returned to States March 14th; discharged
March 20, 1915, at Angle Island, Cal.; in service 2 years,
11 months, 20 days.
GLENN, GEORGE FOREST, Galesburg (13)
Private, 49th Co., 161st Depot Brigade. Son of Elizabeth
Glenn; wife, Eloise Hurley Glenn; born in October, 1887,
at Jacksonville, Fla. Entered service at Rockford April
29, 1918, at Camp Grant; discharged Sept. 27, 1918; in
service 152 days.
OGDEN, GOLDUEF EDWARD, Galesburg (14)
1st Class Private, Co. A, 809 Pioneer Infantry. Son of
Edward and Hattie Ogden; wife, Alice E. Ogden; born
Sept. 9 1891, at Galesburg, Ill. Entered service July 31,
1918, at Galesburg; to Camp Dodge; in service 357 days;
discharged July 23, 1919.
BROWN, GUY, Galesburg (15)
1st Class Private, Co. A. 809 Pioneer Inf. Son of Christo-
pher and Amanda Brown; wife, Alberta Brown; born in
1892 at Abingdon, Ill. Entered service July 31, 1918, at
Galesburg; to Camp Dodge; in service 357 days; discharged
July 23, 1919.
ALLEN, ALFONSO L., Galesburg (16)
Sergeant, Co. B. 809th Inf., 2nd Army. Son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Allen; wife, Lillian Allen; born Nov. 5, 1892,
at Galesburg; to Camp Dodge; made Sergeant Sept. 18, 1918;
overseas service; 26 days in the trenches; 11 months in
the service; discharged at Camp Grant July 25, 1919.
PETERS, ROBERT E. L., Galesburg (17)
Private, Co. F, 366th Inf., 92nd Div. Son of Newton and
Minnie Peters (deceased); wife, Hazel Peters; born July
11, 1892, at Galesburg. Entered the service April 29, 1918,
at Galesburg; to Camp Grant; overseas June 15, 1918;
wounded at battle of Ponomuson Nov. 10, 1918; in hospital
from Nov. 10 to Dec. 24, 1918; in Toul sector, Faprell
sector, Ponomuson sector and in major offensive in Ar-
gonne Forest; discharged March 24, 1919.
ANDERSON, JAMES, Galesburg (18)
Private, Co. B, 804th Pioneer Inf. Son of William and
Julia Anderson; born Sept. 7, 1887, at Galesburg. En-
tered service at Galesburg Aug. 1, 1918; to Camp Dodge;
to Camp Upton, L. I.; sailed for France Sept. 15, 1918;
landed Sept 24, 1918; discharged July 24, 1919; in serv-
ice 11 months 24 days; on firing line Nov. 11, 1919.
WADE, JOHN LINCOLN, Galesburg (19)
Private, Co. A, 809th Pioneer Inf. Son of John and Lucy
Wade; born Jan. 12, 1888, at La Grange, Mo. Entered
service at Galesburg Aug. 1, 1917; to Camp Dodge; to
New York; in France 15 months; in service 23 months;
discharged July, 1919.
WADE, MELVIN EDDIE, Galesburg (20)
Private, 356th Machine Gun Co. Son of John and Lucy
Wade; born Aug. 11, 1892, at Galesburg. Entered service
at Galesburg April 30, 1918; to Camp Grant; to Camp Up-
ton, N. Y.; to France; in service 11 months; discharged
March 21, 1919.