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We hate KP or “kitchen patrol.” Wash your own dang dishes!
Ralph first joined the Battle Creek Boys from Battle Creek Michigan where he was in medical school. But being adventurous and fearing the war might end soon, he joined the understrength Princeton University Bantam Boys while training at with the United States Army Ambulance Corps in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was immediately accepted and left for Europe shortly thereafter. Several weeks later the Battle Creek Boys shipped to France behind him.
Below are the names and addresses of Ralph’s Battle Creek Boys. This is how they signed his diary at a huge Red Cross party in France in October of 1917.Much wine was shared and stories were swapped!
I removed any street numbers so current residents of those addresses would avoid curiosity seekers.
Is your relative’s name here? I’d like to hear from family members of these men.
In addition, I’d appreciate hearing from anyone with knowledge of the Allied or Central Powers Ambulance Corps.
I will publish on my website the history any relative you find in my book or in the list below.
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Do French enlisted men complain so much?
If they no complain, we assume they are dead.
Keith Schroder Fremont St. Battlecreek James B. Baker North Ave. Battlecreek
Daniel L. Sageant c/o Sanitarium Clarence Olsen Clark Street Neenah, Wis.
Edward A Moore E. Michigan St. Marquette, Mich. Elmer M. Noyro Cedar Street Marquette, Mich.
Ladd T. Rattenbury E. Cass Street Cadillac, Mich. Geo. D. Hickman Pennfield, Mich RFD #5
Horace W. Mechen Majale St. Battlecreek Mich Geo. W. Toeller Freemont St. Battlecreek Michigan
Charles Beyers c/o San Battlecreek Mich. Gus Hart c/o San Battle Creek Mich
George Miller Battle Creek Mich Henry B. Muldery Zeeland Michigan #117
John H. Hoeketra Hanover St Battle Creek Mich H.P Myler N. Jeff. Battle Creek Mich
Otis A. Ketcham East Ave. So. Battle Creek Mich Schuyles Heilner Harvard City Michigan
Joseph M. Boos Battle Creek Mich Carelton G. Geneback Battle Creek Mich
Fred L. Strong Battle Creek Mich LaVern A Weickgenant Battle Creek Mich
A. L. McComas Branchland West VA. James R. Wells Howard St. Battle Creek
Wm. M. Miller Chicago Ill Afton Phillips Ann Ave Battle Creek
Billy William Milwakee Wisc Phil Brewer Battle Creek
DeVille Hubbard Mashall Mich Clarence E Thorne Cadillack Mich
Franz J. Toeller Battle Creek Rex J. Brown Battle Creek
Geo. H. Hickwam No. Division St Battle Creek George I. Butler Manchester St. Battle Creek
J. Authur Redner Fremont St. Battle Creek Donald Hoelkel Marshall Mich
Authur C. McHart Seymour St. Lansing Mich G.M Spatitalis Battle Creek
Chas. N Pouton Sherman Wesford Co Mich William E. Dunlap Battle Creek
Carelton S. Ellsworth Oneida St. Battle Creek Morris H. Tichenar Lash St Battle Creek
R.K Cunningham Harmon St Marshall Mich R. Donay Ravenna Mich
Carey L Roberts Gobles Mich Leon D. Jones N. Wash. Battle Creek
Jospeh J Rohimove J.K Klonskey Carolina Freeway New York Daylight Lemon
W. Chester Rasmussen Wright St. Oskosh, Wisc
Leroy F. Sparks Marian St. Columbia S.C.
Paul d. Holder E. Jackson St Battle Creek Stt. Walker N. Jay St. Battle Creek
Edwin O. Ashley Okego Michigan W. C. Adams Battle Creek
J,. Clarence Soutose N. Huron St Ypsilanti, Mich Clanence L Andre Battle Creek
A.E. Shultz Rumsey Ave. Lansing Mich H.H. Baves Mary St. Battle Creek
C.F. Tuttle Oyster River West Hanover Conn. Chas. Don Palm East Lansing, Mich
Claude Eppley Lansing Mich Leo R Wolff Lansing Mich
J. Harold Stevens Lansing Mich V.E Boyd Lansing Mich
Carl M. Austin Kalamazoo Mich R. T. Dobberteen, Stugis Mich
Leighman M. Bright Battle Creek Roy S. Westerman Battle Creek Mich
A.F. Bloese Battle Creek Roger B. Kellogg B.C.
G. Raymond Derby, Battle Creek Harry D. MacCreery Stockbridge Mich
J. Frank Stapleton, Washington D.C Robert I. Baker Albrair Mich
Taylor P. Reynolds Booneville KY O. Wesley
Haley G. Melvin Battle Creek Russell F. Estell Battle Creek
Ray L. Henrich Battle Creek Loran J. Clay Battle Creek
Nils Ol Byland Battle Creek Theodore R. Cox Marshall Mich
Wm Dale Horeful Marshall Mich D Hubbard Marxhall Mich
C. A Werner BCM. A. L French BCM
Lairg E. Paquette Cadillac Mich J. E. Hodson Marquette Mich
R. H. Rerbel BC W. J. Morrison Jr. BC
J. P. Case Marquette L. B. Benson B.C. M.
H. B. Seager Ferina Ill John K Kellogg
Frank A Allwaldt BCM Laurence H. Allwaldt BCM
H. A. Rice Blanche, Ky
Wash dishes or you be on KP for the rest of your lives!