Milo Vanek was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He served in the Army in Hawaii at Schofield Barracks. After the war, he was a member of the Territorial War Memorial Commission.
Preparedness and Navy Support During the War
When the U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with Germany, The Hawaii Chapter of the Women’s Section of the Navy League was organized in Honolulu in 1915 and 1916 with a membership of more than one thousand, from all parts of the territory, as part of the preparedness movement which spread over the country in those […]
People Who Served on the War Memorial Committee
Editors Note: One of the greatest pieces of folklore in Hawaii today involves how the people of Hawaii came up for the concept to honor the men and women of Hawaii. One theory by a person who served on the Kapiolani Park Preservation Society at one point, claims the pool theme of the memorial was […]
Mrs. Ygloria, wife of a pastor at Ewa, served as volunteer interpreter at the Y.W.C.A. hostess house set up across from Fort Armstrong, where Hawaii’s National Guard was being mobilized in 1918. Mrs. W. F. Frear, president of the Y. W. C. A., explained how the inspiration for the hostess houses came from a visit to […]
Miss Etta B. Agee
Miss Etta B. Agee was a volunteer hostess at the Y.W.C.A. hostess house set up across from Fort Armstrong, where Hawaii’s National Guard was being mobilized in 1918. Mrs. W. F. Frear, president of the Y. W. C. A., explained how the inspiration for the hostess houses came from a visit to Fort Armstrong, “Scores […]
Miss Alice Hastings
DEPARTMENT OF CIVILIAN RELIEF cared for families in Hawaii made destitute by losses in the war. Miss Alice Hastings became territorial secretary in October, 1919, and upon the resignation of Judge Whitney, she was made director of civilian relief. (Page 161, Kuykendall)
By Jill Byus Radke Gideon Potter was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 18, 1897 to Alexander and Margaret Potter. Alexander Potter moved his family to Hawaii around 1901. Initially, Alexander worked as a gardener on a pineapple plantation in the ewa district. By 1920, he was a gardener at Moanalua Gardens working for SM Damon. […]
Edward Canfield Fuller
Edward Canfield Fuller, born September 4, 1893, was an officer in the United States Marine Corps and the son of Major General Ben Hebard Fuller (Commandant of the United States Marine Corps from 1930 to 1934). Born in Hamilton, Virginia, Fuller was a member of the U.S. Naval Academy class of 1916 and was commissioned […]
From Hawaii in the World War by Ralph Kuykendall Shigehusa Kanda of Maui earned the distinction of having been the only Japanese Red Cross worker to reach France from the United States, and in addition was the only foreigner connected as a bona fide worker with the American Red Cross units there. A native-born Japanese, and […]
Bernard H. Kelekolio
In the legislature, Representative B. H. Kelekolio introduced a resolution on February 27, 1917 requesting the Board of Harbor Commissioners move foreign ships seeking refuge in Honolulu Harbor. On March 8, he introduced another resolution asking the Board of Harbor Commissions why the ships could not be moved. Kelekolio was also a part of the […]
The Territory of Hawaii Selective Draft Boards
**THE SELECTIVE DRAFT** I. DISTRICT AND LOCAL EXEMPTION BOARDS District Board Francis J. Green, Chairman, appointed Aug. 16, 1917; resigned Oct., 1917. Dr. James R. Judd, appointed Aug. 16, 1917. Charles R. Hemenway, appointed Aug. 16, 1917. Percy M. Pond, appointed Aug. 16, 1917. Clarence L. Crabbe, Chairman succeeding Balch, appointed Aug. 16, 1917. John […]
Robert Kaaua Private, Army Date and place of death not known at this time Other Information: Listed on the plaque outside the War Memorial Natatorium for giving his life in the Great War.
Henry C. Hodges
MG Henry C. Hodges MG Henry C. Hodges commanded the 39th Infantry Division, 1918-1919. He also commanded the Hawaiian Department from March-May of 1919.
Mrs. Hoapili was a representative of Kaumakapili Church to the Women’s Work Council. Source: Hawaii in the World War, page 272.
Colonel R. M. Schofield
Colonel R. M. Schofield served in the Quartermaster Corps, Territory of Hawaii.
Mrs. A. B. Ingalls
Mrs. A.B. Iola B. Ingalls The war effort on the home front took many forms beyond shore defenses and bootcamps. Support also came in the form of fundraising, volunteering and producing the goods needed to feed the troops and fight in the war. In October 1916, Mrs. A. B. Ingalls gave a benefit recital which […]
John Kana Was a cook in the U.S. Navy. He died on January 15, 1920 in Hull, England. John Kana is honored on the plaque outside the War Memorial Natatorium for giving his life in service of his country.
Thomas P. Williams
Thomas P. Williams Date and place of death not known at this time Other Information: Listed on the plaque outside the War Memorial Natatorium for giving his life in the Great War.