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World War I
Major General Fredrick Funston
Major General Fredrick Funston, was born on November 9, 1865.
His military service included action in both Cuba and in the
Philipines, during the Spanish-American War. For his heroic
action in the Philipines, he was a awarded the Medal of Honor.
The photo on the right shows him wearing the Medal of Honor. MG Fredrick Funston
was 51 years old when he died on February 19, 1917. It is in
his honor for which Camp Funston, Kansas was named. To find the
full story behind this heroic man,CLICK HERE!
A Brief Division History
Organized at Camp Funston, Kansas.
Regular training began on August 10, 1918. The advanced school detachment left Camp Funston on
October 27, 1918, and arrived in France just prior to the signing of the armistice.
The 210th Engineer Regiment and Train left for Camp Mills at Mineola, Long Island, NY
on November 1, 1918, and was ready for movement overseas. On January 18, 1919,
demobilization was commenced and on February 18th all organizations of
the 10th Division were demobilized except those belonging to the Regular
Major General Leonard Wood commanded this division from the time of its
organization until it was demobilized.
Shoulder Insignia: a blue square with a yellow "X" superimposed inside a yellow ring.
The 10th Division was composed of the following organizations:
10th Headquarters Troop, 28th Divisional Machine Gun Battalion, 19th Infantry
Brigade, 41st Infantry Regiment, 69th Infantry Regiment, 29th Machine
Gun Battalion, 20th Infantry Brigade, 20th Infantry Regiment, 70th
Infantry Regiment, 30th Machine Gun Battalion, 10th Field Artillery
Brigade, 28th Field Artillery Regiment, 29th Field Artillery Regiment,
30th Field Artillery Regiment, 10th Trench Mortar Battery, 210th Engineer
Regiment, 210th Engineer Train, 10th Train Headquarters and Military Police,
10th Supply Train, 10th Sanitary Train, 237th Field Hospital, 238th Field
Hospital, 239th Field Hospital, 240th Field Hospital, 237th Ambulance Company,
238th Ambulance Company, 239th Ambulance Company, 240th Ambulance Company.
A Typical WWI Soldier !
Carlton Jewett Smith
Born in Gloucester, MA, on April 9, 1894. He graduated
from the one-year Wentworth Electrical Wiring course, class of 1912.
He left his position at the Prest-O-Lite Service and
Acetylene Welding Company in Gloucester, MA, to enlist in the
Army on April 29, 1918. In September, he was transferred
to Camp Funston, KS, where he became Sergeant in
Company C, 30th Battalion, 10th Division. He became ill
with pneumonia shortly after his arrival, and was
transferred to Fort Riley, KS, where he died on October 8,
1918. He is buried in Mt. Adnah Cemetery,
Note: It is not "clear" as to which 30th Battalion, Machine Gun,
or Field Artillery, that Carlton Jewett Smith was assigned to! His
photograph and brief biography are placed here to give the viewer
an idea of the uniform worn during this time period.
The 29th Field Artillery Battalion was constituted on July 5, 1918, as
part of the Army's 10th Division. There, they underwent equipment issue,
tactical training, and began preparations to deploy to Europe. However, during
this period, Camp Funston, Kansas faced an Influenza Outbreak
that devastated the installation. By the end of October 1918, in Camp
Funston alone, there were 14,000 reported cases, and 861 deaths. The
State of Kansas reported 12,000 deaths! By the time the "flu" had run
it's course, and the units were healthy, the war had ended. And, with
the Armistice, the 29th Field Artillery was demobilized on February 4, 1919, never entering the