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World War I, Comanche County, Kansas

The Western Star, August 9, 1918 .


Word was received here this week that Donald Ferguson, son of Mrs. C. Hunn, had arrived safely overseas.

Owen Warburton, who was one of the contingent to go on July 26, was rejected at the camp to which he was sent. Oscar Smith was called to take his place.

Mrs. Geo. Hearldson received word the first of the week from her son, Beryl, that he had arrived safely in France. A brief stop was made in England on the way.

Bob Keesee returned last Saturday from Camp Funston, having been rejected by the board there as physically deficient for military service. He was in the contingent which went from this city on July 26.

Five Comanche-co. young men, Fred Ferrin, Jacob I. Kimes, Walter G. Waugh, Archie L. Cantrell and Joseph I. MaGahan, formed a contingent from this county to go to Fort Riley on Wednesday of this week.

Everett Masten arrived home last Friday on a 30 day furlough. He is a member of the Navy and for some time has been stationed at Pensacola, Fla. It appears that life in the Navy agrees with him, as he is the very picture of health.

Oscar Smith started Monday morning for Fort Logan, Colo., and Guy Chadwick for Fort Riley, Kans., each to enter the regular service in the National Army. Just what line of service each will take up will be determined later.

George and Harrison Metzker, sons of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Metzker, are both on the firing line in France and have been there for six weeks. When last heard from they were getting along all right. They are gunners in one of the Field Batteries and no doubt have helped to put many a Hun to flight.

Harry and Ray Canfield write from France that they are still having the best of health and that they are having a good chance to see France. They speak especially of the fine treatment the French people accord to the American soldiers, and express the belief that they will return home safely "some of these times" with victory and glorious peace having been won for the cause of the Allies.

Ray Swarner, one of the Comanche-co boys who are still at Camp Funston, recently received a promotion, from second to first lieutenant. He is now foreman of the receiving station at Camp Funston.

Ralph Bradshaw, a former teacher in the Coldwater high school, is now "somewhere in France." Co. Supt. Miss Mary Willard received a card from him on Tuesday on which he says: "I am now a long ways from home, but haven't forgotten Coldwater by any means. This is a wonderful country, with many interesting sights. Am feeling fine and working hard. Am at the Y. M. C. A., waiting for church as I am a regular attendant."

Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!

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