CaliforniaMilitia and National
Guard Unit Histories
Oakland Home Guard
(13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Companies,
California Home Guard)
The following article was copied from
the December 22, 1917 issue of California Home Guard News.
OAKLAND HOME GUARD COMPANIES
"Behind the Government"
HAVE CO-OPERATION CITY OFFICIALS
Since the organization of a full regiment of Home Guard at San
Francisco, Cal., new life has been put into ourorganization,
and great results are looked for.
We have the full co-operation of the city officials, including
the Mayor, Commissioners and the Chief of Police. The gymnasium
of the City Hall has been turned over to us for Headquarters,
drill and business meetings. Drill is held every Thursday evening.
At the present time we need the assistance of the "Guard
News," and we know that it
will receive the support of our organization throughout the State.
May you continue to publish it.
The visits made by Captain C. P. of your regiment (1st Regiment,
CHG), have been beneficial to our organization, and we hope that
more officers of the First Regiment will avail themselves of
Below is a list of our officers, who
are all earnest workers, and assure you of their hearty support.
Captain Ellis G. Towt, Service, Royal
Engineers, 2 years; 3 years U. S. A.
First Lieutenant Robert Robertson, 3 years Black Watch, 42nd
First Lieutenant R. O'Niell, Service,
U. S. Army.
Second Lieutenant H. C. Smith, Service, U. S. Army.
First Lieutenant J. J. McCammon, Service,
Second Lieutenant Cochran McCarron, Graduate University Training
First Lieutenant E. Rodriques, Service,
U. S. Army.
Second Lieutenant B. Frank Noel, Service, U. S. Army
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