This book provides some insight into the National Guard and Naval Militia in California in 1917. We have listed only the people who served and not the structure of the military. In some cases there were blank lines where it was thought there should be another officer, they were removed. The book does not provide information as to the dates after the names, we can only guess it is the date of the start of their service.
Naval Militia of California Capt. George W. Bauer, Commanding, San Francisco, 10-17-03. Commander John A. McGee, Chief of Staff, San Francisco. 8-18-16. Commander Geo. E. Kammerer, First Battalion, San Francisco, 8-18-16. Commander Alonzo H. Woodbine, Second Battalion, Los Angeles, 8-18-16. Lieut. Com. Thomas B. W. Leland, Chief Surgeon, San Francisco, 5-6-07. Lieut. Com. Wm. Speck, Chief Engineer, San Francisco, 9-30-13. Lieut. Com. Henry P. Smith, Ordnance Officer, San Francisco, 8-16-13. Lieut. Com. Donald M. Stewart, Executive Officer, Second Battalion, San Diego, 8 18-16. Lieut. Com. Cecil C. Dennis, Paymaster, Alameda, 8-18-16. Lieut. Frank S. M. Harris, Gunnery Officer, First Battalion,
The following list is a register of officers of the National Guard and Naval Militia of California during the year 1917. Adams, Adolph B., Lieut., 5th Division, Naval Militia, Eureka. Adams, Morgan, Lieut. and Navigator, 2d Battalion, Naval Militia, Los Angeles. Alexander, Jacob, Major, Adjutant General’s Department, Sacramento. Alexander, Clyde C., 2d Lieut., Battery B, 1st Battalion, Field Artillery, Oakland. Allen, Jacob D., Captain and Chaplain, 2d Infantry, Visalia. Allen, Byron W., Major, 7th Infantry, San Bernardino. Allison, Wm. J., 1st Lieut., Co. L, 2d Infantry, Watsonville. Armstrong, Joseph L., Lieut. 11th Division, Naval Militia, Los Angeles. Ary, Charles L.,
Second Coast Defense Command. Colonel Harry B. Light, Los Angeles, 10-11-16. Lieutenant Colonel, Ralph L. Kruger, Los Angeles, 10-11-16. Major Frank R. McReynolds, Willow Brook, 10-11-16. Major G. Mettler, Watts, 10-11-16. Major John H. J. Cunningham, Los Angeles, 10-11-16. Staff. Capt. Harry L. Powell, Jr., Adjutant, Los Angeles, 10-11-16. Capt. Thomas J. Golding, Quartermaster, Los Angeles, 10-11-16. Capt. Leo W. Marden, Ordnance Officer, Los Angeles, 10-11-16. 1st Lt. Roy T. Sharp, Los Angeles, 10-11-16. 1st Lt. Russell Ryan, Los Angeles, 10-1146. 1st Lt. Clifford W. Macfarlane, Los Angeles, 10-11-16. 1st Lt. Herschel R. Griffin, Chaplain, Los Angeles, 10-11-16. 2d Lt.
Location of Headquarters and Armories of Organizations, National Guard of California. Headquarters, First Brigade, Exposition Park, Los Angeles. Armory, Co. A, Engineer Corps, Twelfth and W Sts., Sacramento. Armory, Co. B, Engineer Corps, 622 E. 8th St., Los Angeles. Armory, Co. B, Signal Corps, Fourteenth and Mission Sts., San Francisco. Headquarters, Second Infantry, Room 3, Morehead Bldg., Chico. Armory, Co. A, Second Infantry, Chico. Armory, Co. B, Second Infantry, Richmond. Armory, Co. C, Second Infantry, Fresno. Armory, Co. D, Second Infantry, Visalia. Armory, Co. E, Second Infantry, Twelfth and W Sts., Sacramento. Armory, Co. F, Second Infantry, Woodland. Armory, Co.
William D. Stephens, Governor and Commander-In-Chief, Sacramento Staff Departments and Corps. Adjutant General’s Department. The Adjutant General Brigadier General, James J. Borree, Sacramento, 12-16-16 Assistant to the Adjutant General. Lieutenant-Colonel, Herbert R. Fay, Sacramento, 3-6-17. Adjutants General. Major, Raymond I. Follmer, Los Angeles, 4-15-09. Major, Jacob Alexander, Sacramento, 8-27-15. Inspector General’s Department. Major, Charles W. Thomas, Jr., Sacramento, S-20-16. Judge Advocate General’s Department. Judge Advocate Lieutenant-Colonel, William P. Humphreys, San Francisco. 3-10-17. Quartermaster Corps Quartermaster General Brigadier General, James J. Borree, Sacramento, 12-16-16. Lieutenant Colonel, David A. Smith, Oakland. 1-13-16. Major, John F. Sherburn, Sacramento, 3-6-11. Captain, Albert B. Austin,
First Brigade Brigadier General Robert Wankowski ( 1 1-10-03) Commanding. Headquarters, Los Angeles. Adjutant Major Raymond I. Follmer, Adjutant General, Los Angeles, 4-15-09. Corps Of Engineers. Company A. Capt. Jay A. Given, Sacramento, 3-24-16. 1st Lt. Alexander M. Barton, Bakersfield, 7-21-16. 1st Lt. 2d Lt. Wallace A. Mason, Sacramento, 11-16-16. Company B. Capt. James Irvine, Los Angeles, 10-12-16. 1st Lt. Theodore T. Kirk, Los Angeles, 10-12-16. 1st Lt. 2d Lt. John E. Rockhold, Glendale, 10-21-16. Company B, Signal Corps. Capt. Frank J. Sullivan, San Francisco, 12-19-07. 1st Lt. 1st Lt. Edward V. Orr, Alameda, 6-22-16. Second Infantry Field and Staff:
Fifth Infantry Field and Staff: Col. Leon C. Francis, Commanding, Oakland, 4-3-17 Lt. Col. Leonard M. Farrell, San Jose, 4-3-16 Major Laurence S. O’Toole, Berkeley, 1-30-16. Major Joshua B. Dickson, Petaluma, 6-26-16. Capt. William K. Carswell, Adjt., San Quentin, 9-5-16. Capt. Louis J. Nissen, Q. M., Livermore, 9-14-15. Capt. Frederick A. Marriott. Com., Palo Alto, 5-19-09. Capt. Arthur W. T. Hicks, Chaplain, Fowler, 3-24-04. 1st Lt. Walker L. Martin, Batt. Adjt., San Francisco, 1-14-13. 1st Lt. Walter A. Scott, Batt. Adjt., Menlo Park, 9-15-16. 1st Lt. Lewis H. Britton, Batt. Adjt., Morgan Hill, 11-24-15. 2d Lt. George G. Bradison, Bn.
Coast Artillery Corps Col. Henry G. Mathewson, Commanding. 1st Coast Defense Command. Colonel Henry G. Mathewson, Alameda, 2-5-16. Major Chas. J. Mund, San Francisco, 5-14-11. Major Richard E. Mittelstaedt, San Francisco, 5-13-15. Major William H. Mallett, Oakland, 2-5-16. Staff. Capt. Allen G. Wright, Adjutant, San Francisco, 10-16-12. Capt. Martin C. Walton, Jr., Quartermaster, Oakland, 11-3-16. Capt. Chas. N. Kirkbride, Ordnance Officer, San Mateo, 7-8-16. Capt. Joseph P. McQuaide, Chaplain, San Francisco, 2-23-16. 1st Lt. 3. Carl Schindler, San Diego, 11-26-15. 2d Lt. Herbert A. Whitney, San Francisco, 12-12-16. 2d Lt. Washington B. Mel, San Francisco, 9-20-16. 2d Lt. John D.
First Squadron Of Cavalry Major Commanding. Headquarters, Sacramento. Staff. 1st Lt. David E. Barney, Adjutant, Sacramento, 4-10-14. 2d Lt. Harry R. Gimbal, Q. M. & Com., Sacramento, 10-30-14. Troop A 2d Lt. Gilbert S. F. Davies, Bakersfield, 5-4-16. Troop B. Capt. Henry H. Sydenham, Sacramento, 1-17-13. 2d Lt. Geo. W. Calvert, Sacramento, 11-12-15. Troop C. 1st Lt. Bert E. Underwood, Salinas, 3-16-16. Troop D. Capt. James Gunn, Los Angeles, 10-11-07. 1st Lt. Ray Rogers, Los Angeles, 11-21-13. 2d Lt. Levin A. Howland, Los Angeles, 11-21-13. Officer of Medical Corps attached: Capt. Eldridge C. Turner, Surgeon, Sacramento, 6-6-16. Veterinarian: Julian P.