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Stories of Service

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Francis Ashley Phillips

Submitted by: Lanny Phillips

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Francis Ashley Phillips served in World War 1 with the the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 1917 - 1919.


These few pages are written about my grandfather, whom I admire and respect, and whose story I am proud to tell. (Written in January, 1963.)

In the wilderness of the old Illinois back country during the nineteenth century, sat a small five-room home, where George and Miranda Phillips lived with their children. This farm house and the large acreage around it had been homesteaded in Wayne County by George's parents, with a land grant given by [President] Franklin Pierce. The farm was situated halfway between Centralia and Xenia, Illinois. George, his wife, and children were primarily self-sufficient and saw little of town life other than Saturday trips to town.

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Harrison Taylor Wells

Submitted by: COL Ret. Arthur N. Tulak

2LT Harrison Taylor Wells

Harrison Taylor Wells served in World War 1 with the the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known June 24, 1918 to March 1, 1919.


2LT Harrison Taylor Wells, U.S. Army, E Battery, 72d Field Artillery Regiment, Camp Henry Knox Kentucky, and later assigned to the HQs and Headquarters Battery, 81st Field Artillery Regiment.

Born April 3, 1889 in Rea MO, at the opening of the War, Harrison T. Wells, a graduate of Drury College in Springfield MO, was the Principal of Greenfield High School, Greenfield, MO.

Harrison Wells was inducted into the Army on June 24, 1918, and reported to Company 32A, at Camp Pike Arkansas until July 10, 1918 when he reported to 24th Battery, at Field Artillery Central Officers Training School (F.A.C.O.T.S), at Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville Kentucky.

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Private Angelo Iossa

Submitted by: MSG Angelo R. Iossa (US Army Retired)

Angelo Iossa

Private Angelo Iossa served in World War 1 with the the United States Army. The dates of service are:
5 April, 1918 to 22 August, 1919 .


Private Angelo Iossa, my paternal Grandfather, served in WWI from 5 April, 1918 to 22 August, 1919 with the American Expeditionary Forces, 3rd Division, 7th Infantry Regiment’s (Cottonbalers), Machine Gun Company.

According to his Birth Certificate, Honorable Discharge, and Enlistment Record, which were given to me at my Father’s passing, Angelo was born on 17 February, 1896 in Marigliano, Italy. He worked as a rose grower in Madison, NJ (Nicknamed: The Rose City) prior to his induction into the United States Army on 20 November, 1917 in Morristown, NJ.

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Capt. Joseph L. Bachus

Submitted by: Richard C. Bachus

Joesph Bachus

Capt. Joseph L. Bachus served in World War 1 with the the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known June 12, 1916 to 1944.

Joseph L. Bachus spent the better part of four decades in nearly every branch of the U.S. military, but his combat experience in the trenches of France during WW I solidified his decision to dedicate his life to professional soldiering.

His men called him "Smokey Joe" -- not only for the smoldering pipe that was his constant companion, but for his fiery method for turning a rabble of undisciplined recruits into a tough fighting force. Some may have hated him back home during the rigors of training in Michigan and Texas, but he was "the idol of his men" by the time his unit reached the fighting in France.

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Private Joseph F. Andrade

Submitted by: J. Ennes

Joseph F Andrade

Private Joseph F. Andrade served in World War 1 with the the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known September 1917 until August 1918.


Joseph F. Andrade's parents were immigrants from Madeira, Portugal who were recruited, along with his older half brothers, to work the sugar cane fields of Maui, Hawaii. Two more sons were born in Hawaii, and then the family moved on to work the fruit orchards of Santa Clara, California where Joseph and his sister were born. Joseph was working as a farmer in Santa Clara when he was drafted into the Army in 1917.

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Pvt. William "Willie" Wiseman Honoll

Submitted by: William D. Honnoll, Grandson of Pvt. Honnoll

William Wiseman Honnoll

Pvt. William "Willie" Wiseman Honoll served in World War 1 with the U.S. Army. The dates of service are: Known 04/01/1918 -01/17/1919.


William Wiseman Honnoll was born May 30, 1895, in Ben Lomond, Arkansas. The moved to Macey in 1910 with his father John Frederick Karr Honnoll after the death of his mother Ida Lee Maxey Honnoll. He was called Will or Willie by some mostly family members, but most on Buffalo Island knew him as “Peanut” Honnoll. Will married Rachel “Jane” Pitts, January 3, 1918, and made their home in the Macey community until 1944. They had three children: Ida Lee Helen, John Albert, and James Abner Monroe. Will was a farmer, ginner, cotton picker, and rural letter carrier out of Monette and Black Oak.

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1st Lt. Clarence Roy Green

Submitted by: Chris Newlon Green

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1st Lt. Clarence Roy Green served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known March 1906-May 1918.


Near Baccarat, France, Lt. Clarence Green of Company A, "gave his life in his efforts to save his men. Rushing through the dark with his gas mask on, he made his way about the trenches, warning all of the danger, but finding his progress slow, and that he could not make himself plainly heard, he removed his mask from time to time until every one in the post was aroused. The gas he inhaled in this way caused his death shortly after reaching the hospital the next morning."

-- The Story of the 168th Infantry, John H. Tabor, The State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City, 1925, 223.

Gladstone Horace Yeuell

Submitted by: Grace Yeuell

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Gladstone Horace Yeuell served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 10/29/1917-6/4/1919.


CH (Lt.) Gladstone Yeuell, served with the 313th Field Artillery during the final dramatic days of WWI. CH Yeuell reported for duty at Camp Lee in Petersburg, VA in November 1917. At a meeting with the regiment’s COL Herron, he learned his assigned duties were to “play with the Y.M.C.A., preach on Sunday morning, and persuade the men to like bad grub and tough quarters.” Little did he know that within one year the 313th Field Artillery would be in France, entrenched on the front lines for the duration of the largest offensive in U.S. Military history.

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Florence Eastman

Submitted by: Mary J. Ryan

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Florence Eastman served in World War 1 with the the United States Army. The dates of service are: 29 Dec 1917 - 14 Oct 1918.


Florence Eastman was the only daughter of Russell and Ada Eastman. At age 17 she enrolled at Morton Hospital to train for the Nursing Profession. She later completed graduate course at Massachusetts General Hospital and worked as a night Supervisor in several New England hospitals.

While attached to Malden Hospital, she entered the Red Cross and later enlisted as an Army nurse. She was called into active service as nurse 29 Dec., 1917; assigned to Base Hospital, Camp Upton, N. Y.

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Joseph E. Kaes

Submitted by: Mary J. Ryan (grand niece)

Joseph Edward Kaes

Joseph Edward Kaes served in World War 1 with the the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 11/16/1916-11/21/1918.


Joseph Edward Kaes was born on Christmas Day, 1896 in South Boston, Massachusetts to Jacob and Katherine Kaes, emigres from the Alsace region of France. He was the youngest of their 11 surviving children.

My grand-uncle Joseph Kaes enlisted on November 16, 1915 with Company A, 9th Infantry Massachusetts National Guard and served on the Mexican Border. Prior to his enlistment, he was employed in a candy factory. Joseph Kaes reported for duty on March 26, 1917, mustered April 3, Company A, 9th Infantry Massachusetts National Guard (Co. A, 101st Infantry, 26th Division). He went overseas on September 7, 1917 as a member of the Yankee Division for the American Expeditionary Forces. On Sept 14, 1917, Joseph Kaes was appointed Private First Class.

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Russell M. Lee

Submitted by: Colonel (Retired) Jeffrey Lee

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Russell M. Lee served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known April 22, 1917 - September 1919.


My grandfather, Russell Mulford Lee, voluntarily enlisted in the Allied Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.). The year was 1917. His Service number was R-155205. He followed in a long Lee tradition of military service. His father had served with the Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry, also known as Rush’s Lancers during the American Civil War. Rush's Lancers were one of the finest volunteer cavalry regiments during the American Civil War.

Approximately 4.4 million Americans were ultimately mobilized during World War I. Russell Lee was among the first of those Americans.

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