ROLL OF HONOR - WWI - October 1918

This portion of the Veterans section is transcribed from the first Roll of Honor until the end of the war. I included it because it graphically shows the ebb of men from the county gradually speeding up in the number of men taken for the war effort. Being a mother of boys, I can imagine how the women felt. We know how the story ended for each and every one of them by the wars end. These mothers and wives could only wait and pray that they would come back.

This is a tribute to the men who went and those left behind to carry on.


Local Board Notified of Postponement of Call Set For Next Sunday

Nine young men left Wallowa county for military service yesterday, on regular calls, and three more will leave Oct. 14. Those who were to have gone to Camp Lewis next Sunday, Oct. 6, will not leave until a later date which has not been set. This postponement was because of the prevalence of influenza in the camp.

At the beginning of this week the local boards report showed that Wallowa county has 306 draft men in military service. No one knows how many more have volunteered, but the number must not be far from the draft total.

Of the men who left yesterday, three went to Fort McDowell to fill vacancies. They were:
Arley Murrill, Flora
William Bork, Flora.

The following limited service men went to the same camp:
Glen Edward Brown, Enterprise
Thomas William Greenwood, Union
Henry Alvin Coperude, Wallowa
Francis Ward Daggett, Enterprise
Harold Whitman, Enterprise
J.W. Shelts, Enterprise, sent for the local board of Walla Walla county, Wash.

Two Wallowa county men were sent from other points;
Ira Samuel Bloom, from Dawson, North Dakota
James Black, from Tacoma, Wash.

The board now has an assistant in John M. Lowry, a member of an infantry regiment, which has been stationed at Vancouver, where he was employed at clerical work. He arrived last Thursday to help the board with its mass of clerical work, having been detailed by the army for the task. Mr. Lowry said 60 men had been detailed for this work, among the counties of the state. Each man is sent to his home county, where his services can be of greatest value because of his acquaintance. Mr. Lowry lived in Enterprise some time, being employed in the office of the Southwestern Lumber company. Later he was manager for a year and a half of the company's branch in Joseph.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, October 3, 1918

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Harry H. Nottingham
Will Be Tank Tom Cats

The tank service has proved very attractive and several Enterprise young men are already enrolled in it. Harry H. Nottingham and Chester A. Riley, who went to Portland last week to apply for enlistment, were accepted. Mr. Riley reached the enlistment office an hour and a half before it was to open and found 15 men ahead of him. Mr. Nottingham came five minutes later and was number 31 in line. Only about one man in ten was accepted. The tank "tom cats" expect to be called in a week or so, and hope to be sent overseas in a short time.

Donald F. Cole went to Portland on Sunday to apply for duty in the same service, and returned on Tuesday assured he would be accepted and would be called in a short time.

Ray C. Chasteen went to Portland yesterday to take the examination for the tank service.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, October 3, 1918

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To The Army

Because of the Influenza no heavy calls have been received by the war board this week but a big call is looked for soon.

On Monday, Oct. 22, the following young men were called to Fort McArthur, California:
Judson L. Allen, Ernest Quinn, Emil Gustafson and Samuel Vancel all of Enterprise.

On Wednesday, Oct. 23rd the following young men were called to Fort Stevens:
John R. Poague, Evererett Lester Cannon, Welden E. Makin, Thomas F. Rice, Chas. L. McCubbin.

On Friday, Oct. 25th, the following young men go to Benson's Polytechnic school: Claude Dallas Mays, Clifford Wade, Barton Wade, Charles Clark.

Wallowa County Reporter October 24, 1918

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