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Wild West Division (#47642953)
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Bio Photo Hi. I am William "Woody" Forrest. My wife is Dawn. My wife is our family's genealogist. Some years ago she found a relative of mine that had been KIA during WWI. His name is
Chauncey R. Frank
and he was the last American to be brought back from France for burial in the US.

Since then I've become an avid amateur historian of all that is the 91st Division during World War I. My wife's genealogy research skills and talents have come in handy.

We have amassed a large amount of information about those who served with the 91st Division. Some people have been harder than others to track down but I am on a mission.

I hope to "tell their story" here on Find A Grave. Dawn and I can't do it alone and hope to find others who share our love of 91st Division history (me) and genealogy (Dawn).

Thank you,
Woody and Dawn

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What I'm Working On: January 2017

1) There were 1390 KiA or DoW for the 91st Division in World War I. I'm still looking for +/- 90 people. I know the names and dates of these souls. I'm being patient as gravers find them while trekking cemeteries.I will not add anyone without a final disposition.

Submitting birth and death dates and locations.

Adding biographies, obituaries and photos

Looking to add ALL persons who served in the 91st Division during World War I. If you know of any or find one while out in the cemeteries; please let me know.

The 91st Division in WW I was part of the American Expeditionary Forces or A.E.F. and was formed in 1917. It was initially comprised of men from Draft Region 16 which were the states of California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Men from the Territory of Alaska were also included. The officers were drawn from Regular Army and Reserve Army units. They trained at American Lake in Washington until their new camp--Camp Lewis was built for them. Camp Lewis became Ft Lewis. Once in France, men from other divisions were transferred in to the 91st.

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Jeannie Scarber
Bird Ammerman
You are doing a great job! Thank you for the edit! I was tickled to see that you are finding people who served in the Wild West Division in WWI.

I have been searching for and locating those who served from Arizona, and those who died here. I am going through the Arizona death records right now putting together a database, I can send you the names of those who are in the 91st Division.

Bird Ammerman's grave might be unmarked. (I've found more than 100 veterans in unmarked graves and want to get with veterans organizations and others to get markers.

Jeannie Scarber
The Great War Doughboy Search

Added by Jeannie Scarber on Jan 19, 2017 10:41 AM
Thank you
Woody and Dawn, what a delight to find this!

You added my great-grandfather's grave, Herald Edward Ashman. This is a man who very little is known of. He never spoke of his family (difficult for a family researcher like me!).

It's so interesting to come across this page and see family members of those he must have served with and been in combat with. I see some of those in the 362 lost their lives in France - it gives perspective to me now as he was injured right at the same time as his fellows were being killed around him. It makes it easier to imagine his life, and in turn to understand the rest of his life.

Thank you so very much for helping shed light on this enigmatic ancestor of mine.
Added by missuswells on Nov 19, 2016 9:32 PM
Monica Buvick Little
John Clifford Bird Sr
Hi Woody ~
Thank you for creating the memorial for John Clifford Bird, Sr. Please merge it with the memorial I created in 1915, #143922758.
Thank you,
Added by Monica Buvick Little on Nov 11, 2016 5:15 PM
Company I
I am the grand daughter of Howard Marshall Wight who served with Company I in WWI. When he returned from France he wrote a book about their experience in WWI. The book is available to be ordered from your local library. Nowhere in the book does it mention that he wrote it. It is a book about Company I not him. It is a very interesting book, so I thought I'd share this info with you. There are also pictures in the book. The book is:

Added by lsallinen on Aug 12, 2016 10:22 PM
Eddie Scott
Wild West Division
I am interested in finding more about the Wild West Division, particularly regarding my grand uncle Elmer Perry Aspaas of Wyoming/Montana who was a private in the Division.
Eddie Elmer Scott scott53@llnl,gov
Added by Eddie Scott on Jun 01, 2016 12:26 PM
Bill Edmiston
Ccutte Counry CA 91st DIV Veterans
Here are some 91st DIV Veterans I came across that are buried in Butte Co, CA.
Anthony L. Arnet PVT (Bugler) USA
362nd INF Regt, 91st INF DIV
Died of accident 29 Sep 1918
Burial: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France, Plot G Row 34 Grave 38

Frank Patocka PVT USA
Birth: 20 Nov 1888, Irwin, Westmoreland, Co, PA
Unit: 364th INF Regt, 91st INF DIV
Death: 7 Nov 1918, Muse-Argonne, France
Burial: Chico Cemetery, 05+ 6 1

Porter Leander Sanders (KIA) PVT USA
Birth: 19 Apr 1888, Barnett, Morgan Co, MO
Unit: G Co, 363rd INF Regt, 91st INF DIV
Death: 26 Sep 1918, Muse-Argonne, France
Burial: Chico Cemetery 17 340 1

Lee Shaw (KIA) PVT USA
Birth: 2 Sep 1893, Ames IA
Unit: B Co, 362nd INF Regt, 91st INF DIV
Death: 29 Sep 1918, St. Mihiel, France
Burial: Chico Cemetery 17 82 5

Jerome Joseph McNeill (KIA) PVT USA
Birth: 29 Dec 1889, Shasta Co, CA
Unit: 362nd INF Regt, 91st INF DIV
Death: 27 Sep 1918, St. Mihiel, France
Burial: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France, Plot G Row 17 Grave 8

Bill Edmiston
Added by Bill Edmiston on May 19, 2016 3:46 PM
Chesnut/Behunin Descendant
I noticed you left a token for

Leonard Hailstone Petersen 1895-1918

Memorial# 129335579

IF you have anything to add to honor him, I would LOVE to post it on his Memorial and I would list you and your hard work and dedication for the source of your information.

THANK YOU SOOOOO VERY MUCH for your dedication.

Added by Chesnut/Behunin Descendan... on Apr 26, 2016 2:10 PM
t Karl Erskine Ross
Sgt Karl Erskine Ross Find A Grave Memorial# 55963862
Additional info.
Awarded Distinguished Service Cross.
Citation at URL:
An first hand account of the associated action is at URL:
American Legion Post 16 in Stockton, California is named after him.
Added by danderup on Apr 19, 2016 6:57 AM
Stockton High graduates-WW 1 Service
Read about your WW 1 work in the process of dong some Find A Grave work for Alpheus Stewart. In case you arenít aware of it, thought you might be interested in WW 1 service info published in the 1919 STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK. Scans are at URL

The pages listing Stockton High graduates who served in WW 1 were transcribed by Jeanne Sturgis Taylor per below. The transcription makes them searchable.

Vern D


Meryl Battilana
Louis Beauman
H. H. Adams
Joe Campodonico
John W. Daly
Vivian Dodd
Roy Estes
Arne Hoisholt
Jordan Williams
George McCall
George Pahl
Karl Ross
Dewey Sivley


Jessie Adams
Harold Adams
Harold Ahearn
Percy Ahearn
August Allec
Dan Alley
Elmer R. Ames
Oscar Ames
Alex Anderson
Arthur Andrews
Edward Andrews
Stanley Arndt
Enos Arrieta
Albert Arrieto
George Atherton
George Avery
Laurence Backes
Louis Baldwin
Harry Ball
Fred Ballew
Wilton Barbara
Joe Baumel
Wilfred Bauman
Edwin Banz
Laurence Beattie
Cleaveland Beattie
Leland Beecher
Ted Behymer
Roland Belloumini
Forrest Benefiel
Clarence Bennett
Frank Bernardi
Leo Berlingen
Martin Bernt
Harvey Berry
Tom Bingham
Tom Blanchard
Robert Blossom
James Bone
Albert Bone
Toby Boon
William L. Boham
Homer Bridenbach
Clarence Briare
Tom Brown
John Brown
George Buck, Jr.
Laurence Buell
Howard Burgess
Lloyd Burgess
Louis Burke
Hazen G. Burnett
Wilfred Burnham
Casler B. Burton
Clarence Buthenuth
Jack Burton
Ralph Cassinelli
Beverly Castle
Llewellyn Chandler
Daniel Chase
Reed Clark
Lester Clark
Arthur Clay
Charles Clowdsley
Upton Clowdsley
Herbert Coblentz
Ralph Coleman
Henry Colestock
Daniel Collins
Leonard F. Combs
Charles Comfort
Clyde Comfort
Harold Comfort
Howard Condy
Will Cowell
Arthur Cowell
Arthur Cowin
Alden L. Cowin
Ralph Cruse
Ernest Cruze
Charles Cullums
Mark Curtis
Harold Culver
James Daly
Willis B. Danford
Guard Darrah
Walter Davidson
Carlton Davis
George Davis
Sheldon Davis
Joseph Deluchi
Iral Dennis
Van Dennis
St. Clair Devereaux
Donald Dickey
Perry Dickinson
Joe Diel
Emery Doan
Roland Doan
Cecil Dodd
Charles Dodge
Chipman Dodge
Mervyn Doyle
Charles Drunsfield
Lloyd Drury
W. J. Duff
Carrol V. Duff
Joe Dunne
Leo Dunne
Ray Dunne
Frank Dutschke
Jewett Dustin
Ralph Eaton
Harmon Eberhard
William Eccleston
Archie Eichelberger
Agler Ellis
Dewitt Emerson
Knowles Emerson
Arthur Errickson
Wesley Eves
John Fannitz
Frank Fagundes
James L. Faulkner
William Faulkner
Ralph Fay
Joy Felt
Neil Ferguson
George Finkbohner
Lloyd Fish
R. W. Fithian
Percy Flint
George Fox
Claude Forkner
Bernard Frankenheimer
Dr. J. Frankenheimer
Elmer E. Franklin
Will Friedberger
Clarence Fredericks
Nathaniel Furry
Glen Gadbury
Julius Gadtke
Clarence Galnoes
Clarence Gaines
John Gallagher
Floyd Gardner
Dix Garland
Philip Genser
Barre E. Gersbacher
Leo J. Gianelli
Rudolph Gianelli
Fred D. Gibson
Lowell Gibson
Clarence Gilmore
Robert Gilmore
Fred Giottinini
Leo Glick
Arthur Glick
Lester Gnekow Fred Goodell
Holger Gormsen
Elmer Gormsen
Eugene Graham
Darcy Grant
Harold Gravem
Orrin Gravem
Wilkes Griffin
Lorin Gremeaux
Carroll G. Grunsky
Charles Grunsky
Otto Grunsky
Carl Edgar Guernsey
Emil Gumpert
Harold Gumpert
Maurice Gumpert
Elton Hamilton
Dr. R. R. Hammond
Arthur Hammond
William Hanks
Henry Hansen
Leon Happell
Roger Hardacre
Herbert Harper
Daniel Hart
Lyman Hawkes
Earl Hawley
Henry Hendsh
Adolph Hediger
Ralph Herring
Reed Henderson
Marion Hewitt
Wallace Hewitt
Lee Hickinbotham
Ralph Hickinbotham
Harley Hicklin
Russel Higby
George Himes
Bruce Hislop
Alfred Holt
Benjamin Holt
Edison Holt
William Holt
Simpson Hornage
Albert Hurnung
Phillip Hortsmeyer
Allen K. Howe
Aubrey Howland
Humphrey Howland
Edward J. Hughes
George Hulbert
George Hulbert
Harold Howell
Delbert Jack
Delmar Jacobs
Dolph Jacobs
Nelson James
Louis Javete
Walter Jors
Arthur V. Jory
Stafford L. Jory
R. Jeanelle
Gilbert Keitle
Frank Kelton
Olin Kennedy
Leland Keys
Walter Kientz
Milton Kingsbury
Justus Kirkman
Raymond Knutzen
William Knutzen
Elmer Kohle
August Kramm
James Kroh
George Kuhn
Arthur Kynaston
Edwin Ladd
Mitchel Ladd
Lester La Raviere
Sam Latta
Geo. Latham
Richard Lauxen
Claude Leffler
Wilbur Leffler
Arthur Leighton
Clarence Leighton
Louis Lemon
Melville Levy
Bert Lewis, Jr.
Herbert Lewis
Earl Long
Edward D. Long
Will Louis
William Lorin
Tom Louttit
Buteau Lundy
Walter Lynch
Will Lyons
Phillip McCann
James McCarty
Raymond McCarty
Edward McCausland
Harry McClelland
Earl McComas
Vernon McCrary
Royal McDonald
Donald McDiarmid
Louis McGahn
Harry McGillvray
William McGillvray
Donald M. McLean
James McMahon
Owen McMahon
Sidney McMahon
Theodore McMurray
Earl J. McPeek
Garrett McTaggert
August McQuarrie
Gaetano Macchiavella
Kay Mackenzie
Harold Macquarrie
Harry Mahaffey
Owen Maisel
Melbourne Mallett
Orrin Mallett
Harold Mallory
Edward Malloy
Julius Manthey
August Marcellin
Archie March
Gum Mark
Herbert Marino
Will Marshall
Ward Masters
Alvin Matthews
Melvin Mayne
Harry Mazzera
Ralph E. Mercer
Herbert L. Meyer
Robert Meyer
Herbert Miller
Howard Miller
Walter W. Miller
Paul Mitchell
Malcolm Minahen
Howard Moore
Willard C. Moore
Judson Morris
Hugo Molini
Ralph Mosini
Elmer Mowell
August Muenter
Paul Murray
Joe Musot
John Nemee
Irving Neumiller
Robert R. Newell
Paul Newell Wynne Newell
Harold Noble
Lawrence Nicol
Sargent Norton
Albert Nelson
Sylvane Nutter
Carl Ortman
Glenn Paddock
C. Parker
John Borden Pardoe
Melvin Parker
Steve Parker
Oscar Parkinson
Bill Parks
Elbert Parks
John Patterson
John Patterson
Gilbert Patterson
Russell Payne
Howard Pease
Bert Perrin
Emery Pollard
Girdwood Pope
Martin Post
Eydney Potter
Percy Powell
Noble Powell
Vivian Prindle
Frank R. Prince
Douglas Prouty
Elmer Prouty
Harold Quail
Lester Quail
Norman Raab
Jack Raggio
Clarence Rambo
Stanford Raymond
Hartwell Reed
Fred Reimers
Ludwig Reimers
Elwyn F. Reynolds
Louis Ricci
Harris Ridenour
Gale Reinheart
Melvin Rider
Lamont Riley
Frank M. Ringer
Curtis Robbins
George Robbins
Newton Robinson
Merrill Rogers
Dwight Rogers
Henry Rohrbacher
Ira Rorick
Daniel Russell
Rupert Russell
Neil I. Ross
Ellis Sanderson
Otto Sandman
David Sala
Otto Salmon
Ralph Salmon
Alphons Salini
Alvin Schmidt
Aurel Schmidt
Mose Saunders
Francis Saunders
George J. Schneider
George Schuler
Marshal Shaw
Ben Sacone
Edward Shingler
Carlton Shepherd
Leland Shepherd
Hector Silva
Nat Sinai
Ben Sinai
Solly Sinai
Alvin Siegel
Carroll Single
Forrest Single
Melvin L. Smith
Harvey L. Smith
Leland R. Smith
Paul Stark Smith
Roy L. Sparks
Edwin L. Snyder
Fred Schneider
Jess Sommers
Leland Spayd
Merle Sprague
Lowell Stanley
Lomis Steiny
Dick Sterling
Ernest Stephens
Alpheus Stewart
William Stewart
Clarence Stewart
Howard Stewart
Harry Stiles
Joe Stout
Van Strother
Walter F. Tandrow
Charles Thornton
Minard Thresher
Leo Todresic
Ralph Tomlinson
Robert Travis
Paul Tremper
Arthur Tremper
Dr. Lester Tretheway
Roy Tretheway
Jasper Tully
Richmond Turner
Leon Tyler
Andrew Valberde
Gustave Vehn
Francis Viebrock
Frank Vierra
Walter Vincent
Harold Vogelsang
Leslie Vogelsang
Theodore Vogelsang
Harold von Detten
Herbert Waite
Noble Wakefield
Carl Waldmann
James Walker
Willard Walker
Walter Walker
Hartwell Wallace
Morris Wallin
Ludwig Walsh
Walter Walsh
Arthur Waltz
Chester Ware
Ben H. Warren
Harold Webber
Winfard Weber
Karl Weiss
Arthur Wells
Harrington Wells
Wesley Westbay
Charles Wetmore
Donald White
George Whitney
William Whorton
Charles Widdows
John N. Wilhoit
Fred Williams
Walter Williams
Oliver Willie
George Wilson
Joseph Wilson
Wilson Wurster
Andrew Wolf
Reeve Yost
Fraser Young
Added by danderup on Apr 17, 2016 9:55 AM
RE: Frank Lovey
You are welcome....the least I can do to honor his service....Kay
Added by Kay on Feb 25, 2016 10:52 AM
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