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Freeport High School Alumni
who Served in World War I

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Ensign Max Antrim, Class of 1913. U.S. Merchant Marine Atlantic Service

Frederick Ardern, Class of 1914. Machine Gun Gattalion, "Over Seas."

Ralph Aspinwall, Class of 1916. S. A. T. C., Beloit. Discharged.

Milo Atkins, Class of 1914. U. S. Army, Private. Clerical Work
 


Serg. William Barnds, Class of 1914. France

 


Lieut. John Barrett, Class of 1912. Quartermaster's Dept. Camp Johnston, Jacksonville, Florida. Discharged.

Ensign Charles E. Beck, Class of 1911. Naval Officers' Training Camp. Enlisted April 1918.
 


Morris Beddoes, Class of 1917. S. A. T. C. Now enlisted in the Navy.


Fred T. Best, Class of 1912. May 1918 ----, Signal Corps, Camp Shelby, Miss. Gen'l Headquarters A. E. F. Cheaumont. "Overseas."


Louis Beuscher, Class of 1918. S. A. T. C.

 


Serg. Henry Biersach, Class of 1912. April 1918 ----, General Hospital No. 1, New York. Rockefeller Institute, Yale University, Base Hospital, Camp Pike, Ark.


Herbert Biersach, Class of 1917. S. A. T. C. Beloit. Died of Influenza.


Jerald Bigelow, Class of 1915. Sergeant, Camp Merritt, New Jersey. Discharged.


Raymond, Billerbeck, Class of 1917. S. A. T. C. University of Illinois.

Donald Billig, Class of 1917. S. A. T. C. Beloit. Discharged.
 


Ray Bolender, Class of 1916. U. S. Aviator Station, Paneelas, France.


Sergt. Henry J. Brau, Class of 1914. May 1918 March 1919. Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Florida, Camp Henry Knox. Appointed Q. M. C. Detachment. Discharged March 21, 1919.


Raymond L. Britt, Class of 1913. June 1917 December 1918. U. S. Navy "Hospital Corps, Naval Aviation, Chief Quartermaster.


Ed. Brockhausen, Class of 1911. June 1918 ----- 306 Ammo Train, 81st Division "Wildcats" Camp Jackson, S. Carolina. France.

Clark Brubaker, Class of 1916. Ordinance Department, Camp Hancock. Discharged.


Lynn Buchta, Class of 1918. S. A. T. C., Carthage.


Edward Burwell, Class of 1917. S. A. T. C. Northwestern University.


Charles Malcolm Byerly, Class of 1913. March 1917 "December 1, 1918. 2nd Batt., 4th Co. Infantry Officer's Training School. Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill.

Lieut. Frederick Byerly, Class of 1908. Aviation Instructor, Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois. Discharged.


william calkinsWilliam Calkins, Class of 1915. Headquarters Co. 37th Division, Army of Occupation, A. E. F. Seeters, Germany. Discharged.


John Cardin, Class of 1912. U. S. Navy Hospital Corps, Great Lakes Naval Training Station.


Malcom Chandler, Class of 1918. S. A. T. C., Knox.
Transcriber’s Note: He wrote Richard Malcom Chandler on his WWI Draft Registration Card, and he is Richard M. Chandler in the Honor Roll of the Great War.


Lloyd Clifford, Class of 1913. U. S. Navy, U. S. Battleship “St. Louis.”


Carrol Crawford, Class of 1911. Assistant Instructor of Theory, Radio Department, Harvard University.


Leslie H. Crockett, Class of 1913. March 1918 – March 1919 U. S. Naval Reserve Force, Municipal Pier, Chicago. “Norman B. Ream,” “U. S. S. Mayflower.”


Louis Crockett, Class of 1918. U. S. Navy.
 


Serg. Newell Crockett. Infantry. Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill. Transcriber’s Note: His graduation year was not given.


Joseph Dailey, Class of 1911. Ordinance Depot. 18 months service.


Serg. Clifford Daniels, Class of 1914. Medical Department, Fort Rodman, New Bedford, Mass.

Edwin Davis, Class of 1916. Ordnance Dept. France.

 


Lieut. Leonard Davis, Class of 1913. Artillery, Fortress Rosecranz, San Diego, Cal.


Theodore Demeter, Class of 1916. U. S. Marines, 6th Regiment, 75th Co. Killed in action.


Earle DeVoe, Class of 1917. U. S. Naval Reserve.


Clarence Dietmeier, Class of 1912. Paymaster of Gas Mask Department. Discharged.


Homer Dietmeier, Class of 1914. Municipal Pier Training Medical School. Discharged.


Corporal Carl Dippell, Class of 1911. Signal Corps. Camp Merritt, New Jersey.


Lawrence Dippell, Class of 1915. 60th Coast Artillery. Now at Camp Grant.


John Doughtery, Class of 1918. S. A. T. C. Lake Forest.


 


William S. Edmundson, Class of 1914. Topography School, Sunset Div. “Over Seas.”


Clark Eichelberger, Class of 1914. Quartermaster’s Dept. France.


James Ewing, Class of 1911. Discharged for Physical Reasons.

Dewey Eder, Class of 1916. S. A. T. C., University of Illinois. Discharged.

Roman Edler, Class of 1917. Infantry, Overseas. Discharged.
 


Elmo Eson, Class of 1916. S. A. T. C., University of Illinois. Died of Spanish Influenza.


Noel Elvey, Class of 1915. Quartermaster’s Corp. Camp Grant. Transcriber’s Note: He is George Noel Elvey in the Honor Roll of the Great War.

Dwight Emerick, Class of 1916. Aerial Cadet, Ellington Field. Discharged. [Transcriber’s Note: His name is Dwight M. Emrich in the Honor Roll of the Great War.]
 


William Ennenga, Class of 1916. U. S. Navy, Great Lakes Naval Training Station. Discharged.


Ralph Fischer, Class of 1911. September 1917 – May 1919. The Forrester’s Reserve, Camp Merritt, Tanafly, N. Y. France. Discharged.


Lawrence Fisher, Class of 1913. Ambulance Unit, Italy. Discharged.

James Fitzpatrick, Class of 1915. S. A. T. C. Discharged.


Torrey Foy, Class of 1915. U. S. Navy – Musician. Brest, France.


Chester Francis, Class of 1918. S. A. T. C., Lake Forest.

Paul Frisbie, Class of 1917. U. S. Navy.


Lieut. Dick Fry, Class of 1910. U. S. Navy, “Wilmington.” Transcriber’s Note: He is Dickinson Conrad Fry in the Honor Roll of the Great War.


Byron Fulwider, Class of 1912. First Class Quartermaster, U. S. N. Merchant Marine, Atlantic Service. Discharged.


James Fulwider, Class of 1915. Lieut. Aviation. Ellington Field, Texas. Discharged.


Wilber A. Goddard, Class of 1911. June 22, 1918 – January 13, 1919. Camp Funston, Florida.


2nd Lieut. Earl J. Grace, Class of 1912. Port Supply Officer, Oversea Clearance Division, Hoboken, New Jersey.


Corporal Herbert Grattelo, Class of 1913. U. S. Cavalry, Texas.


John Gray, Class of 1910. Medical Supply Depot. Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois.


Serg. Lloyd B. Gray, Class of 1912. Ordnance Department, “Overseas.”


Marion Gray, Class of 1916. 160 Aero Squadron, France. Discharged.


Serg. Marvin C. Guhl, Class of 1914. May 1917 – January 1919. Regular Army, Jefferson Barracks, First Class Gunner. (1) Butte de Mesnil, (2) Thirerrille, (3) Baly Court, (4) St. Mihiel, (5) Re ci Court. Serg. Marvin C. Guhl, Class of 1914. May 1917 – January 1919. Regular Army, Jefferson Barracks, First Class Gunner. (1) Butte de Mesnil, (2) Thirerrille, (3) Baly Court, (4) St. Mihiel, (5) Re ci Court.


Lloyd Haase, Class of 1915. Regimental Supply Serg., Camp Jackson, South Carolina.


Donald Hanke, Class of 1916. U. S. Navy.

Harry Hanke, Class of 1906. Quartermaster’s Department, Jacksonville, Florida. Discharged.

James Harpster, Class of 1918. S. A. T. C. Cornell University.
 


John Hart, Class of 1914. Inducted, Infantry. Camp Grant.


Lieut. James Hea, Class of 1914. New York City, N. Y.


Elbert Herlocker. His class year isn’t given. Ordnance Department. “Overseas.”


Roswell Herrick, Class of 1918. S. A. T. C., University of Wisconsin.


Boyd Hill, Class of 1916. Naval Aviation Station, Boston. Discharged.


Oscar Hill, Class of 1915. Infantry. Camp Jackson, South Carolina.

Herbert Hime, Class of 1905. Officer’s Training School. Camp Taylor, Kentucky.
 


Merrill Hoefer, Class of 1914. Chief Petty Officer, Newport, R. I.


Karl Hoffman, Class of 1915. U.S. Navy – Musician, Great Lakes Training Station.


Harry A. Hoy, Class of 1907. Engineers, France. Discharged. Transcriber’s Note: I’m fairly certain this is really Harry R. Hoy (Harry Russell Hoy).


Harry Hoyman, Class of 1911. Company H, 8th Regular Infantry. “Siberia.”


Corp. Frederick Jungkunz, Class of 1912. Arsenal Technical School, Camp Funston. Discharged January 8, 1919.
Transcriber’s Note: He is Lewis Frederick Jungkunz in the Honor Roll of the Great War.


Serg. William Jungkunz, Class of 1913. July 1918 – May 1919. Hollywood, California. Camp Kearny, Cal. Salvage Co. 1, Quartermaster’s Dept.


Stanley Kahl, Class of 1917. Cavalry. France.


Cadet Vernon A. Kahl, Class of 1912. Aviation, Houston, Texas. Discharged.


George Kleckner, Class of 1916. Officer’s Training Camp, Waco, Texas.


Serg. Hugh Kleckner, Class of 1913. 342 Infantry, “Overseas.”


Vernon Klontz, Class of 1913. Municipal Pier, Chicago. U. S. Navy, Ensign School. Discharged.


Lieut. Kenneth H. Knowlton, Class of 1915. May 1918. Officer’s Training Camp, Camp Sherman, Ohio. 23rd Division, Infantry “Argonne Battle,” France.


Edwin Krape, H. A. 2 1914. July 1918 – February 1919. Hospital Division, U. S. Navy. Camp Dewey.


Leon Knipschild, Class of 1918. S. A. T. C., University of Illinois.


Russell Knott, Class of 1916. U. S. Army. Discharged.


Homer Kuhlemeyer, Class of 1918. U. S. Navy.


Charles E. Lee, Class of 1912. Enlisted April 1918, in Naval Reserve Officer’s Training. Was commissioned an Ensign at Pebhow Bay, New York. Discharged.


Arthur Lenz, Class of 1913. U. S. Army. Discharged.


Roy Liephart, Class of 1910. U. S. Marine, ________ Island.


Chester Langenstein, Class of 1917. Musician, Great Lakes Naval Training Station.


Robert Langenstein, Class of 1913. Infantry. Killed in Action.


Hobart Lebkicker, Class of 1909. Engineers, “Overseas.”
William Hobart Lebkicker in the Honor Roll of the Great War.
[Name misspelled-s/b "William Hobart Lebkicher".]


Henry Lichtenberger, Class of 1913. 17th Co., C. A. C. Fort Williams. Portland, Maine. Transcriber’s Note: C. A. C. is the acronym for Coastal Artillery Corps.


Lieut. Harry Liggett, Class of 1915. D. S. C. medal. Camp Grant. France. Discharged. Transcriber’s Note: D. S. C. is the acronym for Distinguished Service Cross.

George Lipscomb, Class of 1917. S. A. T. C. Northwestern University.


Lieut. Earl Lawver, Class of 1911. Infantry. Camp Travers, San Antonio, Texas.


Charles Markel, Class of 1913. First Div., Aero Squadron, Ellington Field, Houston, Texas.


Serg. Elmer McCool, Class of 1913. Infantry. Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill.


Clarence Mease, Class of 1911. N. D. Infantry. Texas.


Roy W. Moore. April 17, 1918 – March 31, 1919. 64th Infantry Headquarters Company, Metz, St. Mihiel. Transcriber’s Note: His year of high school graduation isn’t given.

Harry Myers, Class of 1917. S. A. T. C., Lake Forest. Discharged.


John Nagle, Class of 1912. Pharmacist’s Mate. July 1917 – December 1918. Great Lakes Training Camp

Charles Neuberger, Class of 1917. S. A. T. C.


Lieut. Walter A. Nolting, Class of 1906. Hospital Corps. Camp McArthur, Waco, Texas. Discharged. Transcriber’s Note: He is Walter O. Nolting in the Honor Roll of the Great War, which is correct. He wrote his name Walter Otto Nolting on his World War I Draft Registration Card.

Dan Owens, Class of 1916. Quartermaster’s Corps. France.


Ensign Kent J. Owens, Class of 1911. Ass’t Paymaster, U. S. Navy Cruiser “San Diego.”



Wilbur Partridge, Class of 1918. Army.


Lloyd Pfeil, Class of 1918. U. S. Navy. Minneapolis. Discharged.


J. Maurice Phillips, Class of 1913. Enlisted in the U. S. Navy June 1917 at Great Lakes Station. On board the “Hancock.”


Katherine Porter. Y. M. C. A. work. Overseas. Transcriber’s Note: Her year of graduation is not given.


Bert Prall, Class of 1913. Quartermaster, Newport, Rhode Island. Transcriber’s Note: He is Arthur Bert Roy Prall in the Honor Roll of the Great War.


Myrtle Prall, Class of 1914. Yeowoman, Newport, Rhode Island.


W. T. Rawleigh, Jr., Class of 1914. Great Lakes Naval Training Station. Died from Spanish Influenza. Transcriber’s Note: He is Wilbur Thomas Rawleigh in the Honor Roll of the Great War.


Lieut. George Rideout, Class of 1914. Aviation Corps, San Antonio, Texas.

John A. Riner, Class of 1903. U. S. Signal Corps, Washington, D. C.


Lieut. Ralph Ritzman, Class of 1911. University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.


Lawrence Rockey, Class of 1918. S. A. T. C. Valparaiso University.

Merton Rogers, Class of 1915. U. S. Army. Discharged.


Leo Rowen, Class of 1917. U. S. Navy. Engineer’s Department, on Battleship “Georgia.”


Edwin Ryan, Class of 1913. U. S. Navy.

Francis Ryan, Class of 1912. 2nd Lieut. Signal Corps. Camp Logan. September 1917 – January 1919.
 


Serg. Francis, Ryan, Class of 1911. Signal Corps. Camp Stanley, San Antonio, Texas.
Transcriber’s Note: I have been unable to determine whether this Francis Ryan who served in the Signal Corps is the same Francis Ryan who was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Signal Corps and graduated from Freeport High School in 1912. Only one is listed in the Honor Roll of the Great War.


Robert Seeley, Field Artillery, Rainbow Division. “Overseas.” Discharged. Transcriber’s Note: His year of graduation is not given.


Newell Sensanbaugh, Class of 1913. Private – Marine Corps. Enlisted November 12, 1918. Sent to Paris Island and Quantico, Virginia.


Lieut. Kurt Siecke, Class of 1913. Signal Corps. Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill.

Reint Sluiter, Class of 1915. Infantry. Camp Grant. Discharged.


Major Dwight L. Smith, Class of 1907. Field Artillery, Rainbow Division.

Paul Smith, Class of 1915. Aviator. Discharged.

Sidney Smith. U. S. Navy. Discharged. Transcriber’s Note: His graduation year is not provided.

Clifford Snively, Class of 1916. S. A. C. O. T. S. Camp Zachary, Kentucky. Discharged.

 


Clarence Snyder, Class of 1913. Truck Corps.


Harold A. Snyder, Class of 1913. Private, Headquarters Co. 13th Regt. F. A. R. D. Camp Jackson, South Carolina.


Alfred Stanley, Class of 1910. Appointed Officers’ Tr. Camp Engineers. Camp Taylor.


Alex Steenrod, Class of 1913. Fort Howard, Maryland. Coast Artillery Officer’s Training Camp. Fort Monroe, Virginia. Discharged.


Terril Steenrod, Heavy Gun Artillery, Fortress Monroe, Virginia. Transcriber’s Note: His year of graduation is not given.


Ralph Stein. Infantry. Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill. Transcriber’s Note: His year of graduation is not given.


Harry E. Stewart, Class of 1914. Paymaster and Supply Officer. N. N. S. “Western Maid,” Baltimore, Md.


Charles Taylor, Class of 1915. Lieut. Aviation.


Robin Thomas. Infantry. “Overseas.” Transcriber’s Note: His graduation year is not provided.


Ethol Thompson, Class of 1914. U. S. Navy Band. Enlisted July 9, 1917 as a Musician. Discharged March 8, 1919.


Fred Thompson, Class of 1911. Student Medical Reserve Corps – Chicago.


Donald O. Thoren, Class of 1914. Private, Co. G. 48th Infantry. Inducted June 1, 1918, Camp Thomas, Ky. Camp Jackson, S. Carolina. Discharged March 7, 1919.


Hugo Tscherning, Class of 1918. S. A. T. C., Carthage.


Lieut. Luther L. Turner, Class of 1911. Medical Corps. “Overseas.”

Robert Ulrich, Class of 1909. Aviation, Flying. Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois.
 


Major Walter W. Vautsmeier, Class of 1905. Aviation. Camp Kelly, Sans Antonio, Texas.


Clyde Vipond, Class of 1917. S. A. T. C., “Y” College, Chicago.


Harold Waldecker, Class of 1916. Medical Corps. Fort Riley, Kans.


Harold B. Wells, Class of 1912. Engineering Corps. Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill.


Leonard Wernicke, Class of 1912. U. S. Navy. Great Lakes.


Fred Wheat, Class of 1913. Infantry. Fort George Wright, Spokane, Washington.


Harry E. Wheat, Class of 1915. 3rd Instruction Co. Signal Corps, Radio School. Franklin Cantonments. Camp Meade, Md.


Corporal John D. Wheat, Jr., Class of 1910. 151 M. G. Co. Inducted May 1918. Discharged December 1918. Camp Shelly, Miss.


Lawrence Wilson, Class of 1918. Army – Discharged.


Clarence Winning, Class of 1918. S. A. T. C., Lake Forest. Discharged,


Vernon Wohlford, Class of 1918. Navy, Scotland.

Earl Woodring, Class of 1916. Marine Corps. Paris Island, S. Carolina.


2nd Lieut. Burrell Wright, Class of 1910. None-flying Aviation. Officers’ Training Camp. Columbus, Ohio, December 1917. Charlotte, N. Carolina. Garden City. Discharged December 1918.


Edward D. Young, Class of 1913. Officers' Training Camp, Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Fla. Enlisted at Chicago November 1917, went to Camp Johnston. Discharged December 1918.


Fred H. Young, Class of 1916. Corporal, Supply Co., 314 Q. M. C. Still in service. Camp Johnston, Jacksonville, Fla.


Fred Russell Young, Class of 1906. Inducted October 1917. Infantry, 132nd L. F. A.; 123rd H. F. A. 317th Infantry. St. Mihiel. Discharged.


Second Lieut. Walter Young, Class of 1910. Captain Aviation. Enlisted May 1917. Sailed for France February 1918. Discharged February 1919.


Don Younger, Class of 1918. S. A. T. C., University of Illinois. Discharged.


Ford Zartman, Class of 1914. Harvard Ambulance Corps, France. Discharged.


Delbert Zimmerman, Class of 1917. S. A. T. C., University of Illinois.


Charles B. Zipf, Ph. M. 2, January 1917, U. S. Battleship “Massachusetts.” U. S. Naval Hospital. Newport, R. I.


Lieut. Robert Zipf, Class of 1912. Aviation. Kelly Field, Love Field, Bowling Field. Discharged.



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