WWI Honor Roll
Lancaster Co., Nebraska

Officers

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Kathie Harrison
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COL. P. L. HALL
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Born at Mead, Neb., March 28, 1888. Son of P. L. and Helena B. Hall. Entered Nebraska Hospital Corps April 3, 1905. Discharged 1908 at end of enlistment. Re-enlisted April 3, 1908. Commissioned Lieutenant, June, 1910, and Captain Oct., 1910. Adjutant General of Nebraska, 1917. Mobilized 4th Nebraska Infantry, guard duty in state, in compliance with request of War Department. Mobilized 4th, 5th and 6th Infantry, Signal Corps and Field Hospital for war service. Resigned as Adjutant General, June 25, 1917. Appointed Colonel 6th Nebraska Infantry. Assigned to 127th Field Artillery commanding. Camp Cody, N. M., Jan. 16, 1918. Transferred to Artillery Firing Center at Ft. Sill and Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma, April 22, 1918. Transferred to National Army and ordered to Camp Funston, Kan. commanded 164th D. B. Brigade, Detention camp and Training Center. In charge of 2nd Army Liberty Loan, 1918. Raised $2,500,000.00. Highest record of all U. S. Camps. Discharged from active service January 9, 1919. Assigned to Reserve Corps. 


COLONEL RICHARD BOLLES PADDOCK
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Born at Ft. McKinley, Wyo. Son of Captain Bolles Paddock and Grace Pershing Paddock. Graduated West Point, June, 1914. C. A. C. On Mexican border with Signal Corps. Went to France with First Expeditionary Forces in May, 1917. Served on several fronts. Gassed once. Wounded once. Given French War Cross. Returned to U. S. A., Oct., 1918. Student at University of Nebraska. 


LIEUT. COL. P. JAMES COSGRAVE
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Born at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., June 28, 1871. Lawyer, L. L. B. '91; L. L. M. '92, Michigan. Was a Captain in the 1st Neb. U. S. volunteers in '98. Served as Police Judge of the City of Lincoln for three terms. Served two terms as County Judge of this County. Was serving his second term as District Judge of the Third Judicial District when the U. S. entered the war. He resigned to accept an appointment as Major in the Judge Advocate Department of the Army. On Jan. 4, 1918, was assigned to Camp Logan, Tex., as Judge of the 5th Regular Division. Sailed with his Division in April for France. On October 22, he was commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel and reassigned to the same Division. He is now with the Army of Occupation. 


LIEUT. COL H. WINNETT ORR
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Born at West Newton, PA, March 17, 1877. Son of Dr. and Mrs. A. W. Orr, later, of Lincoln, Neb. Entered service May 17, 1917.  Arrived at London, May 30, 1917. On duty with the British until August 1, 1918. Base Hospital No. 9, Chatcanroux, France, August, 1918. Consultant in Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Orthopedic services in Base Section No. 1 (including Savenay, St Nazaire, Nantes, Angers) until Feb. 15, 1919. Discharged June 1, 1919. 


 

MAJOR P. H. BARTHOLOMEW
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Born at Sagertown, Pa., April 2, 1879. Son of Amos and Rachael Bartholomew. Entered service June, 1916. Medical Corps. Field Hospital 136, 109th Sanitary Train. On Mexican Border in 1916. American Expeditionary Forces in France.


MAJOR ALLEN PARKER COWGILL
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Born at Paducah, Ky., July 17, 1890. Son of Dr. Warwick M. and Alice B. Cowgill. Entered service June 12, 1910. Engineer Corps. Graduated West Point, 1914. Engineer's School, 1916. Built Military road Leon Springs, Texas. Military Railroad Camp A. A. Humphrey. Now stationed at West Point as Instructor.


MAJOR CHAS. M. WILLIAMSON
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Born at Washington, Kan., June 7, 1888. Son of Chas. and Minnie Williamson. Entered service August 28, 1918. Assistant Adjutant 10th Division.




MAJOR JOHN M. MAYHEW
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Born Cincinnati, Ohio, June 13, 1870. Son of Alice and P. H. Mayhew. Entered the service July 10, 1918. Chief of Medical. Service, Base Hospital, Camp Travis, Texas. 


MAJOR JOHN F. SPEALMAN
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA . Born at Marshall County, Kan., Dec. 31, 1876. Son of Mr. John R. and Mrs. Sarah Spealman. Entered service January 24, 1903. Medical Corps. First entered the service in Nebraska Field Hospital No. 1, January, 1903. Commissioned 1st Lieut., May, 1905. Commissioned Captain, Feb. 2, 1909. Commissioned Major, Jan. 23, 1913. Served on Mexican Border in 1916. Went to France in November 1917, in command of 166th Field Hospital. Was later made Director of Field Hospitals of the Rainbow Division. In continuous service since 1903. 


MAJOR MONTIE E. LUM
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Entered the service, 1902. In command of Co. A, 5th Nebraska Infantry on border in 1916. Arrived overseas with 134th Infantry Oct. 25, 1918. Stationed near Le Mans, France. Promoted to Major May 19, 1919. 




MAJOR O. OLSON
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Born at Gardner, Ill., June 11, 1877. Wife, Anna E. Entered service August 1917. Medical Corps. Received training at Ft Riley, Kan. Sent to Camp Logan. Surgeon on 108th Ammunition Train. Went overseas May 1918 In action at St. Mihiel, Argonne Forest and Meuse River, with 58th Artillery.


LIEUT. COM. WILL R. LEAHY
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Born at Lincoln, Neb., August 10, 1892. Son of William and Ella Leahy. Entered service Feb. 1917. Medical Officer, U. S. S. Jupiter, Norfolk, Va. 


MAJOR LAZELLE B. STURDEVANT
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Born at Wahoo, Neb., June 4, 1879. Son of Mr. Brantley E. and Mrs. Helen O. Sturdevant. Entered service in 1913. Medical Corps. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant Nebraska National Guard, Jan. 12, 1913. Nebraska Field Hospital No. 1. Promoted to Captain, May 1916. Served on Mexican border. Promoted to Major, May 1917. Assigned to 5th Nebraska National Guard. Went to Camp Cody in August 1917, where he was Division Sanitary Inspector until the arrival of his Regiment. Transferred to Base Hospital, Camp Cody, in December 1917. Transferred to Camp Cody Development Battalion in September 1918, where he was at the time the Armistice was signed.