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20th Engineers Headquarters

MAJOR
Benjamin Franklin Wade 

CAPTAINS
John Paul Lynch
James M. Farrin

1st LIEUTENANTS
Warren T. Smith
Maurus Jocelynn Uhrich

SUPPLY SERGEANT
George E. Samuels

SERGEANT MAJOR
Max W. Friend

SERGEANTS
Everett E. Harpham
Charles E. Trageser

ARKANSAS

PRIVATES
William Earl Bennett KIA

MAINE

CORPORALS
James F. Jackson

MASSACHUSETTS

PRIVATES
Edward W. Borst
Clarence H. Bradshaw

MICHIGAN

PRIVATES
Frank E. Hausherr

MINNESOTA

PRIVATES
Edwin R. Berkey KIA 
Herbert E. Benson
John B. Norman Jr.
Omer P. Anderson

MONTANA

PRIVATES
Emil Arthur Anderson

OKLAHOMA

PRIVATES
Silas J. Bumpass
Herschell O. Baird

PENNSYLVANIA

PRIVATES
Edward E. Bardsley

TEXAS

PRIVATES
Arthur W. Collins KIA
Joseph B. Bennight

VIRGINIA

PRIVATES
William Sheppard Miller 
Walter L. Brown KIA 

WASHINGTON

PRIVATES
Iren Smith

WISCONSIN

PRIVATES
Raymond Butler KIA

I found my father's name, Emil Arthur Anderson, in the 20th Engineers H.Q. list. After the war, he returned to Kalispell, MT, his wife, Louie Mae Bienz, he also returned to his position as Supervisor of Forestry for NW Montana. This web-site and your CD certainly certainly provide a complete picture of what happened. Many thanks.

Harry M. Anderson
harryand1{at}comcast.net
January 11, 2001


Suellen Littleton is my partner. She is an American living in England. Her mother's uncle was killed in the sinking of the Tuscania off Islay in 1918. His name was Raymond Butler, he was serving in the 6th Battalion of the 20th Engineers. He was one of the contingent that joined the Battalion on 1 January 1918. He was offered a desk job in the States, but turned it down because some of his friends were going to France and he wanted to go with them.

On the Tuscania, Raymond Butler contracted measles and was laid up in bed. So sadly they put him on one of the lifeboats. Apparently he died when the lifeboat smashed on the rocks. After spending some time in Trench 1, Grave 15, at Kilnaughton, his body was repatriated to New Richmond, Wisconsin, where they named a hall after him. He is said to have been the first US Boy Scout to be killed in World War I. I gather that Raymond's sister was killed in a tornado the following year, so Suellen's grandmother lost two siblings in tragic circumstances.

Julian Smith & Suellen Littleton
June 1st, 1999