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THE SUNDAY OREGOXTAX, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 9, 1919.
OREGON BOY TELLS OF ADVENTURE IN CROSSING THE PIAVE
Austrians, in Hasty Retreat, Leave Guns and Ammunition Dead Not Picked Up Mammoth Holes Torn by Mustard Gas Shells Burial of Portland Captain Described.
Lieutenant N. P. Bennet,
Serseant Wiley G. Bonney,
Lient. Wnrtck Williams,
C. a. Dead.
SERGEANT ROBERT PROSSER.
former University of Oregon stu
dent who is in the United States
Ambulance Service with the Italian
army, -has been awarded the Italian
Cross de Guerre for service of merit
while on the Piave River, according to
a letter receved from him by his
mother. Mrs. W. O. Prosser. of Eugene.
He is also wearing the gold chevron
for 6ix months' overseas duty, the
Italian service bar, the American Ex
peditionary Force service bar and an
other bar given to all those in the vic
torious third Italian army.
Sergeant Prosser took part In the
main drive on the Piave. "W e were at
tached to the third Italian army and
started to work at once." says his let
ter, dated December M. "Many of the
machines were out 60 and TO hours
without a stop. No sleep and very
little chance to eat. Two more days
followed and we heard that the Italians
and English had succeeded in getting
pontoons across the Piave and had
pone over. The Italians lost 25 sol
diers per foot on the Piave and the
English lOKt 30 to every L'5 feet. But
they got across."
Prosser tells of his adventures in
getting across the Piave, when he
finally secured permission to enter the
forbidden territory by giving the
Italian Colonel some American cig
arettes. "Here was the effect of that
terrible barrage fire, dead not picked
up, personal belongings, shells, guns
and everything left just as the Aus
trians dropped them to escape every
few feet a mammoth hole, all yellow
where a mustard gas shell had hit. Vil
lages were leveled to the ground, not
even a wall in many blocks.
"Wo were the first Americans in this
fcector and the American uniform stands
ace high. As far as the soldiers could
tee they yelled, "Americano! Vive
Prosser expects to sail for the United
States early in February. He was a
student in the University of Oregon
in 1912. 1913 and 1914. He was presi
dent of his freshman class and was
imminent in class athletics. He is a
member of the Phi Delta Theta fra
ternity. ""- '
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Sherwood. 1029
East Main street, after persistently en
deavoring to obtain information re
garding the death of their son, Lieuten
ant Robert A. Sherwood, who was
killed in action on September 17, 1918,
have finally received a letter giving
the full details. The letter was re
ceived from Daniel J. Lynch, chaplain
of the 310th Infantry, of which Lieu
tenant Sherwood was a member in the
Medical Corps. Extracts from the let
"On the second day after our regi
ment relieved the Sixth Marines north
east of Thiaucourt, St. Mihiel sector,
Robert was killed instantly by an ex
ploding shell, while leaving the first
aid station. Captain Robinson, of the
Medical Corps, was with him at the
lime. Our casualties were very heavy
in this sector and it was impossible to
obtain coffins. I brought Robert's
body down to Thiaucourt myself and
had the boys, who loved him so much,
make a coffin for him. After the
burial services conducted by the
Protestant chaplain, I erected a large
cross over the grave.
"Robert was always cheerful, feared
nothing, was devoted to his work and
led a clean upright life. That is why
I singled him out and why I always
liked to be with him."
First-Class Private Leonard I. Kauf
man, of the 364th Field Hospital Com
pany, 31Gth Sanitary Train, 91st Divi
sion, is anxious to return to the States.
Private Kaufman, is the son of Mrs.
Clara Kaufman, Nortonia Hotel, and is
graduate of the Lincoln High School.
He enlisted in the Field Hospital
Company, which left Portland for Camp
Lewis on July 15. 1917. While at Camp
Lewis he took a prominent part in ath
letics, himself managing and twilling
for the all-Elks' baseball team of the
cantonment. He is a member of Al
Kader Shrine and of Portland Lodge of
Elks No. 142.
Under date of December 20, 1918, he
wrote trom Belgium:
"Our company of Portland boys was
very fortunate during the big rush, for
none was put out of commission for
any length of time. Several had to be
cared for, but the injury was not se
rious. "While over here in the last few
weeks I have seen Frankie Huelat and
Alex Donaldson, both former Multno
man Amateur Athletic athletes, and
Lieutenant Schilt we met, too. Ser
geant Walter Hummel, of our company.
nas an international reputation as
nurcller because of his wins for the
Multnoman Club, and there is much
talk of having him appear in a special
hurdle race. The weather is against
it. but if we are here very long. Walt
may taKe any jf the bovs on.
"We almost had a riot here the other
day when the second-class mail ar
rived. The firtt copy of The Oregonian
1 had seen In more than two months
tame in and it was a real thrill to see
the way tt wag handled
"Billy Nelson and Leo Cross manage
to Keep in condition boxing around
and both former Portland favorites
have declared their intentions of step
ning a few rounds when they get back
Trom wnence we came. As yet we
haven't had much chance to see any
of the old Third Oregon, but we will
soon, I hope. They have it here that
we will be sent back to- Camp Lewis
to be mustered out.
Frank Thompson haa -written his
Sergeant W. D. Bonaey,
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Thompson,
of Nehalem, of his experiences while a
member of the United States Navy.
Young Thompson received seven
months' training at Seattle and then
was put into active service with the
jrate ot third-class electrician..
Under date of December 26 he has
written from Calais:
"The President's ship came steam
ing out of the harbor this morning and
passed within 100 yards of us. The
President was on his way to England
and his escorts consisted of five tor
pedoboats and 14 aeroplanes. The
aeroplanes flew over us for almost an
hour, going through drill and various
Word was received in Portland re
cently from Percy O. Bretherton, who
is in Proseen with the 363d Ambulance
Company of the' 316th Sanitary Trains.
Prior to his enlistment Mr. Bretherton
was city surveyor. Under date of De
cember 15 he wrote to his sister, Mies
"Today is the first day we haven't
been out all day end we put in most
of tho time cleaning the old boat. First
we put in four days steady running
moving the company from Ishighem to
here. We had to cross the original No
Man's Land for about 10 miles each
way. The road is shot to pieces and
full of holes, so it is pretty slow going.
We pass through two little towns
where there is not a brick or stone
left to show that there ever was a
town there. As far as you can look
you see nothing but shell holes, dug
outs and barbwire.
"The last two trips we found a bet
ter road that took us down through
Ypres and Menin, then over to Roulien
and Ishighem. It is a good deal longer,
but a better road, so we could make
about the same time. We would go
through the center of Ypres, but all
that thfre l left nnw r rpa t nlleA
of stone and a. few walls. On our last!
trip down, the road from Roulien to
Menin was swarming with English
guards. There was one at every cross
road and they all called something to
us as we went by, but we kept on
going till we got almost into Menin.
Then two of them stood in the center
of the road and as we couldn't get
around them we stopped. They said
the King of England was coming along
that load in a few minutes and that
we would have to pull over to the side
until he had passed. We pulled into
little alley and In a few minutes
along came the King of England, the
Prince of Wales, the King of Belgium
and Prince Albert. There were a few
Generals and Admirals along, but we
didn't waste time looking at them.
"We are only about an hour a drive
from Dunkirk and have been in three
times. Tne last time we took some
officers in and had to wait about three
hours before they were ready to come
back, so we saw quite a little of tne
town. But the little town of Bergues,
just this side of Dunkirk, has a real
old war wall around .it. It is about
20 feet high and 30 feet thick, built of
earth and rock. Going in we crossed a
little bridge that can be raised by big
chains, then through an arched gate
just wide enough for a machine or j
Sergeant Willard D. Bonney. United
States Infantry, and Sergeant Wiley G.
Bonney, United States Marine Corps,
twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. George
Bonney, of Woodburn, have both seen
Willard Bonney served on the Mexi
can border in 1916 and returned nome
only to enlist again. He was sent to
Camp Mills, where he has been for the
last 13 months. Wiley - enlisted in the
Marine Corps in 1915. serving two
months more than his four-year period.
in Guam and Cavita. In November he
was returned to Mare Island and given
his discharge but he again enlisted,
the second time for the period of the
war. After a month's furlough he was
sent to Quantico, Va., where he is at
W"illiam E. Broder, of the 65th Coast
Artillery Corps, writes that he was
chosen for further service abroad
shortly before his regiment sailed for
the United States. lie was a gunner in
Battery C. After spending several
weeks in Tour3, he was sent to Cla
mecy, where he expects to remain sev
eral months. - He is the son of Mrs.
I. J. Broder. 325 Mill street.
First Lieutenant N. P. Bcnnet. head
dentist at Vancouver Barracks, has re
ceived his discharge and has returned
to active practice in Portland.
Lieutenant Bennet offered nis serv
ices to the Government immediately
after this country's declaration of war.
He was sent first to Camp Lewis, but
with the promotion to First Lieutenant
was transfered to Vancouver Barracks,
where as head of the dental clinic he
remained for the duration, of the war.
Bernard Magill. son of Mr.and Mrs.
V. R. Magill,-of 710 East Burnside, is
now a second-class electrician, in the
United States Navy. Magill enlisted
last March and has seen much of the
world. Soon after ni3 enlistment he
was made an electrician of the third
Magill Is on board the United States
steamship Western Belle, and has
made two trips from the United States
to France. He is now in France and
is waiting orders either for another
trip across ta-j Atlantic to New York
or a voyage to Constantinople, Turkey.
Magill was born In New York, but
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Mark 13. Moe,
has lived with his parents In Portland
for the past 15 years.
Sergeant Eugene McClung, son of
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. McClung, has written
of his war travels and experiences
after reaching France. Sergeant Mc
Clung, who was graduated in 1914 from
the Portland Academy, was a student
at Stanford University on America's
declaration of war. He enlisted and
went overseas with Base Hospital 30.
He remained with this unit until July
10, when he went to the front with
the 306th Field Ambulance Company.
Sergeant McClung wrote, on Novem
"The night of the 25h I took six
men with me and reported to the First
Battalion, 305th Infantry. They were
located back about three kilometers
from our place, so we hiked down and
about 11 o'clock we started for the
front. ' Went into the forest, following
up a valley full of dugouts, and finally
we arrived at a regular subterranean
town located on the hillside. By that
time the guns had begun to open up
and when I stepped out to look around
about 3:30 A. M. the vibration was so
great that my shirt fairly jumped off
my back. The big 155s, both howitzers
and naval guns, and the little 75s were
pouring a steady stream of hot steel
over and you simply couldn't hear your
self think. The air was full of burnt
powder and had you been up above it
all it would have been something to
"About daylight we followed the
battalion up to the trenches and went
up just to No Man's Land, where we set
up a dressing station. There were the
FIVE-FOOT FIGHTER WOULD
NOT BE KEPT OUT OF ARMY
Louis La Large, Height Five Feet, Pays Own Way From France to Get
Into Olive Drab Ranks Regulations Cause Rejection by Gen. Pershing.
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LOUIS LALOGE IS SHORT I STATIRE A MO NO HIS "BIDDIES" BUT LONG
OX FIGHTING PATRIOTISM.
IRMINGHAM. Ala. One of the
most interesting characters sent
to Camp Gordon, Ga., during the
war, is Louis LaLoge, of Bordeaux,
France, who went with a batch of
drafted men from Birmingham. He Is
not, however, in the strict sense of the
word a drafted man, because a man
who paid his own expenses to travel
across the ocean, to New Orleans, and'
then to Camp Gordon, making a jour
ney of more than 4000 miles and pay
ing his own way, can hardly be said
to have been drafted.
The draft was the only way LaLoge
could get Into the United Statea Army.
I 'He is but five feet tall, and when he
I attempted to volunteer with Pershing's
I men when they first landed in France
Leonard I. Kinfmaa,
Lilent. Robert A. Sherwood,
It ?-"5v. f
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Harry W. Kirk.
Unable to Sail Horn
Cbarlea V. Stevens,
two battalion doctors and some of their
men and my men. The next day we
went forward and set up a station in a
little 8 by 10-foot dugout just In back
of the front line of Infantry. It was
pretty warm here and every now and
then machine-gun bullets would come
zipping our way. Luckily no shells
came, probably because Fritz was get
ting his artillery out as fast as possible.
"The next day our battalion moved
Lup about 2 kilometers and we spent the
night at a place where the German reg
imental headquarters were. We were
up with the infantry there and to show
how fast the Germans got out we un
rolled their packs and. believe me. we
all got souvenirs galore. The infantry
had not yet gone through the build
ings and we had fine picking. I found
several boxes in an officer's room con
taining cigars and cigarettes which I
made use of. That night we killed a
couple of Dutch rabbits and had a fine
Mark E. Moe. youngest son of A. T.
Moe. publisher of the Hood River
Glacier, was one of the first Oregon
men to set foot on French soil. The
young man. not yet 21. enlisted with the
Aviation Corps within a few weeks
after war was declared. After a short
training at San Antonio, Tex., he was
among the men chosen for pioneer avia
tion work abroad.
The 8Sth Aero Squadron, of which he
was a member, was sent into action
early last year and was continuously on
duty until -the armistice was signed.
For bravery under fire, the promptness
of response to orders and efficiency of
work the squadron won a citation.
When his last letter was written Mr.
he was rejected because of Army reg
Louis was born on Seventh avenue.
Birmingham. 26 years ago last July, so
close to the Fourth of Julv that pa
triotfsm seems to have permeated bis
whole being. In 1900 his parents car
ried him back to Bordeaux, a lad of 8
years, but mat didn t make bun a
Frenchman. He is every Inch an Amer
ican. He says bo himself, and he acts
like one, and except tor a trace of
French accent, he talks like an Ameri
"For many years I have not spoken
a word of English because there was
nobody who could understand it; but
when Pershing's men came over, amid
all the noise and bluster of French
' welcome, my native tongue came back
to ma in a. flash, and I was the only
Private Walter W. Wall.
Moe's squadron was at Treves, Ger-'
many. He expected to be sent on to
Word has been received from Wash
ington by Mrs. Warwick Williams, of
La Grande, Or., of the death of her hus
band. Senior Lieutenant Warwick Will
iams. United States Navy, at Gibraltar
on January 27. 1919. Lieutenant Will
lams was on the United States steamer
West Mohamet, which sailed from New
York for Italy on January 10.
Lieutenant Williams was born at The
Dalles. Or., on April 15, 1SS8. but had
spent most of his life in Portland. He
attended Bishop Scott Academy and
later enlisted in the Navy, spending a
few years in the Orient. He is survived
by his widow. Mrs. Madeline Williams.
La Grande: his father. J. R. Williams:
a sister. Mrs. M. A. Itigelow. Portland,
and two brothers. C. M. Williams. Os
wego, Or., and V. L. Williams, of Ta
. Elmer Eaker, son of Mrs. Ida Hunt,
of Portland, went overseas with the old
Third Oregon and has taken part in a
number of American battles, although
he is only 15 years old.
Private Baker was a member of Com
pany E, 162d Infantry, when he arrived
in France, but was later transferred to
Company B. 107th Military Police, then
to Company D. 125th Infantry, with
which he is now stationed on the Rhine
with the Army of occupation. He is a
veteran of Chateau-Thierry, wher he
went 72 hours without food or drink. '
driving the boche 17 miles before
man anywhere around who yelled, 'Hel
lo, there, you Tanks'.'
"I then decided to show all ray
friends that although I had lived:
among them for years, I was still an I
American and was still as patriotic as '
any of my countrymen whom they were!
making such a fuss over. After tell-J
ng all my girl friends I was going to I
be one of I'ershing's men. I went to
headquarters and offered my services
as a private.
"They listened to me kindly enouch.
but shook their heads and said. "Noth
ing doing, son; we can't enlist anybody
over here; besides, you are not big
"Humiliated beyond expression. 1 1
then and there made up my mind that j
I was going back to America" to see
President Wilson, if necessary, to get j
in the Army. Then I thought I could i
get in as an interpreter, so I went
back to American headquarters and'
offered myself in this capacity. They
refused my offer the second time, say-
nc 1 must speak four languages. I
know only two French and good ld
United States. I then had to go back
to Bordeaux, and many of m v friends.
especially the girls, taunted me because
I had been rejected. 1 bided my time
and kept my plans to myself.
"It takes lots of money to travel
4000 miles now, however, and I had to
work longer than I figured as a wine
clerk for a firm of wine importers in
"I wasn't made fun of by the French
girls for long," said LaLoge, with a
smile that, rightly interpreted, means
volumes to American girls who have
sweethearts in France. "I have three
sisters. Mary, Jane and Louise, and I
soon became immensely popular with
the Yanks. Besides. I know good wine
and could get It cheap, so I entertained
the Americans, as many of them as we
could, at our home. Tou know, the
French drink wine different from you
"With so many American soldier
friends the Bordeaux girls didn't re
fuse to recognize that I could intro
duce them in the proper way. I sat
between many a pretty French girl and
an American soldier, telling each one
what the other was saying, and. believe
me. those Yanks catch on to the 'ma
chere. stuff right off. and whether
they do or not it is 'n'lmporte' with
the girls. They, are all crazy about
the Americans. The Americans who
hasn't two or three French girls for
sweethearts is not much of a soldier.
And tho French girl who hasn't got an
American soldier for a sweetheart
well, she is the kind you over here
call a nobody.
"All the fuss made over the Ameri
cans didn't diminish my desire to be
one. You can bet on that. The longer
I had to stay in Bordeaux the worse
1 felt about being turned down. Fi
nally I managed to make the trip, how
over. How 1 did promised the off
cers not to tell. We dodged the U-boats,
and I am here in the good old United
States. I had no trouble in register
ing as a drafted man. I was born In
the United States, you know.
"Say. how do like my uniform?"
asked LaLoge. as he stretched himself
to his full height 60 inches. "When
the Bordeaux girls see me in this
they'll think I'm a great big man."
M'laloek War Veteran Home.
WINLOCK, Wash.. Feb. S. (Special.)
Archie Livingston, a son of Lewis
Livingston, who has built a number
of the large mills in this vicinity, has
returned home after more than three
years on the fighting front In France.
Young Livingston enlisted In a Scotch
Canadian regiment shortly after the
beginning of the war and was in the
thick of things for most of the war.
He received a number of woutids and
was gassed several times. He is one of
the few in the early Canadian rcl
ments who survived the heavy casual
ties to the Canadian forces of the first
year and a half of the war.
t '8. 'Sfc.
William K. Broder,
Percy O. Brotherton,
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Serart. Eocene McClnna;,
finally stopping. He was gashed and
in the hospital for some time, but came
through the war apparently none the
worse for his experiences, and Is now
anxiously awaiting orders to return to
home and mother.
WIXLOCK. Wash.. Feb. 8. (Special.)
Private Walter W. Wall, of this city,
has received the distinguished service
cross from the General in command of
the Second Division and has been cited
by General Pershing for extraordinary
heroism in action near Soissons. France,
on July IS. 191S. Fear was felt for
Frivate Wall s safety when he had not
been heard from for four months until
last week, when letters were received
here stating that he was with the
American Army of occupation on the
Rhine. The letters describe the fight
ing prior to the signing of the armis
tice and the subsequent march throush
Belgium and Luxembourg.
Private Wall is a member of Com
pany E. Ninth Infantry. His citation
i.. in part: "After 12 hours of hard
fighting .when Private Wall's platoon
had gained its objective, the water
taken forward in canteens had become
exhausted and the men were suffering
from thirst. Knowing the chances
were against anyone being able to cross
the shell-swept territory for water, the
platoon commander called for volun
teers. Private Wall responded and.
collecting the canteens from his com
rades, departed on his precarious mis
sion. Several hours later he returned,
utterly exhausted, but bearing with
hitn the canteens filled with precious
water. Other men attempting to make
Officer in France Grateful
for Christmas Gift.
White Salmon. Wash., aad Soldiers
Linked Together by Boxes of
WHITE SALMON. Wash.. Feb. 1.
(Special) White Salmon. Wash..
and the American expeditionary forces
In France were linked together on
Christmas Day, ihrough the medium of
several boxes of White Salmon apples,
donated by the American Salvation
Army, according to the following letter.
Just received by the White Salmdu
Commercial Club from overseas:
HOItDKAfX LMBARKATiON CAMP NO.
1, r oTlli (juard Company, liase Section '2.
A. P. 705. American Irixpelltlonary
Korcea, France, Christmas Day, litis. Sec
retary (iamler of Commerce. White Sal
mon. Wash. Dear Fir: white Salmon and
the American expeditionary forces have been
linked together, for today. Christmas. l'Jlb.
we ato White Salmon apples.
On coming into our large mesKhal! today
I noticed a lamillar appearance, but st firttt
I could not tell what it waa: at Inpt ft
dawned on me that the apples that were on
the tabic looked familiar. I akei the
mcs sergeant where he secured those nice,
big. red apples, and he replied that they
were White Salmon. Wash., apple, and
that he bad received -4 boxes of them, a
Sift of the American Salvation Army.
The officers of this guard regiment were
very much pleased with the apples, and 1
can say also that the enlisted men were
"wild" about them. Most of the officers
here have seen action at the front, and while
there were wounded; that Is the reason we
are here. One of the best compliments that
1 heard about the apples was by a few offi
cers who lived in California and claimed
that they were from Washington Just so
they could strut around and throw out
their chests and say: "That's the Kind of
apples we raise out in the Stste of Wash
ington." Personally I am not from White Salmon,
but 1 live very near there. My home Is In
Vancouver, but I believe In giving credit
where credit Is due. hence this letter of ap
preciation from a Wa.hlngtonlan.
All of us want to get back to the United
States, but today tho fniled States and
White Salmon came to us. In appreciation,
yours, J. W. SCHAKKKK.
Second Lieutenant. . S. Infantrv.
Belgians Express Gratitude
to American Soldiers.
Hood River Youth Writes of Expe
riences to Parents.
HOOD RIVER, Or.. Feb. S. In a
letter to his parents. Rev. and
Mrs. J. L. Hershner, Sergeant Harold
Hershner tells of an interesting visit
on Christmas in Brussels. Belgium.
Accompanying Major Breuer. di
rector of field hospitals, he was a
member of a party in the former's car
which made the trip. Arter a trip
from Proven through wet falling snow,
passing through the destroyed city of
Ypres. they reached Ghent Christmas
eve. They expected to leave early next
morning, but a French division was
parading the streets of Ghent, and
thousands were out to take part in
"Americana stand ace high in Bel
gium." he writes, "and we attracted
almost as much attention following at
the end of the parade as the French
soldiers did. They would yell and
cheer at us. and we wculd yell and
cheer at them, and shook hands with
many, especially women and children.
We spent ever half an hour in going
five blocke. The people threw cigar
ettes, bows of ribbon made with the
Belgian colors, and Taper flowers. Be
lieve me, I was glad I was an Ameri
can." After a ride over th best Belgian
highway the party reached Brussels at
noon and epent the afternoon viewing
the city and in the evening- joiued iu
with the crowds.
avy Radio Division.
Sericeant K. V. Thompson.
similar trips in the same vicinity -were
either killed or wounded."
OREGON" CITY. Or.. Feb. 3. A letter
from a friend of Lowell Kent, son of
Mr. and Mrs. John Kent, of Parkplace.
has written the mother of the voutij,
man telling of tho accident causing
Lowell's death at New York. Tho let
ter was written by Clvde A. Hunt,
whose home is at Santa Cruz. Cal.. and
who is also on the United States steam
Lowell K-r.t was born at Mount An
gel. September 4, 1594, and was 24 yearn
of age. Ho moved with his parents to
Parkplace when very ou:ii: .intl he had
resided there most of his life. He at
tended the Parkplace School and was
one of the most popular boys tf that
little suburb. H was one of the first
Clackamas County boys to enter the
naval service. He was first stationed
at Mare Island. Cal., and later was
transferred to a ship. He had visited
Honolulu. -G;iam and Cavite while on
the ship, and had Just recently returned
from his second trip to Franco who
the accident occurred.
Lowell had Ik en standing on the deck
of the vessel after lights were out with
a number of friends. He Jumped up to
seat himself on the rail, lost hi bal
ance and fell overboard. His connad-s
jumped in the water after him. but he
did not come to the surface again
and was drowned.
Sergeant Eugene Victor Thompson
enlisted in the K3d A ro Squadron in
the Fall of 1'jli and sail'-d for England
on the liner Adriatic on January 31.
191S. After resting there for a short
time he was sent to Saint Jean de Monte,
France, where he has been stationed
ever since. He is the son of If. A
Thompson. 331 Portland boulevard.
F. Roy Johnston, a Portland boy who
won a commission in the Navy while in
London, returned to the United States
on January 16 and has received his
I discharge from the service. He is now
ui aii r rancisru.
Young Johnston is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Johnston. 4S2 East Forty
first street North. He is a graduato
of the Lincoln High School and prior to
his enlistment. November S2, 117. ho
was associated with the J. K. Gill Com
pany. Shortly after his enlistment ha
was sent to London and stationed in the
office of Admiral Sims.
Word has been received from Private
Harry W. Kirk. 65th Coast Artillery
Corps, that he is in a hospital at Brest.
France, recovering from an attack of
Influenza. He was unable to sail with
his regiment, which landed in th
United States last week. Private Kirk
has been overseas for more than 11
months and writes that he is longing to
get back to the good old United States
of America soon.
Charles V. Stephens, of Carlton, is
expected to return to the United States
soon from France. He is a member of
the lti:M Infantry, which sailed front
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