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The Elmira Advertiser
Friday Morning
April 13, 1917
Page 12

Sixteen Left Last Night for Fort Slocum, Eight Leave This Morning for Buffalo and Twelve More Will Depart Monday.

     Sixteen young men who were recruited at the local army office during the past week were sent, at 11:03 over the Erie last night, to Fort Slocum.

     The following young men enlisted in the Infantry: John Kaiser, Breesport; Joseph D. Woodruff, Penn Yan; Edward Bostwick, 605 John Street; William Mowcher, 139 McCauley avenue; Claude L. Howe, 403 West Second street; Clarence Bidler, Montour Falls; Arlio Tenny, Horseheads; Earl DeGabrielle 921 Lake street.

     Robert Johnson, of Corning, enlisted in the Signal Corps and August B. Tinke, of the same city, in the Field Artillery, along with Jacob Rohde and H. R. Sincoe, of Elmira, and Fay C. Lovejoy, of Corning.

     George Nichols, of Addison, William J. Strong, of Wellsburg, Pa., and Geroge Kruckon, of 560 Beach street, all joined the Coast Artillery.

     From the Army recruiting offices men are only sent to Fort Slocum on Thursday of each week.

     Eight men are to be sent to Buffalo from the local Navy recruiting station this morning.  They are Wilbur E. Delmore, of 105 Pennsylvania avenue; Clarence W. Jones, 60 Hart street; Levi P. Morton Green, 114 West First street; Charles F. Allen, Hals Corners; Clifford I. Ford, Wellsboro, Pa.; William McKinley Andry, Grass Flats, Pa.; Frank J. Cole, Covington, Pa., and Harry D. Preston, of 124 Gridley place.

     At present there are twelve men listed to be forwarded on Monday.  They are Walter Howard, Hornell; Willis Reed, Owasco, N. Y.; Lewis Sandborne, jr.; 321 West Washington avenue; Fred M. Tinker, Watkins; Carl J. Hyde Moutour Falls; John M. Fordham, Watkins; Bernard M. Callett, New York City; Dinnis Tormey, jr,; Corning; William H. Lnch, Montour Falls; Irland L. Harris, Big Flats; Howard E. Councilman, Pittston, Pa,. And Harry C. Crist of Corning.

     No men were sent yesterday and none are sent on Saturdays.  It is expected that the number to be forwarded on Monday will be greatly increased during today and Saturday.

     At the local Army recruiting office in the post office building a request was esterday  [yesterday?] received to make a special effort to enlist able bodied colored to strengthen four colored regiments.  It is expected that during the next week a large number of Southern Tier colored boys will respond to the call and depart with next week¹s crew going to Fort Slocum.

Chemung County NY

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 11/10/2003
By Joyce M. Tice

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