California Militia and National
Guard Unit Histories
Redwood City Home Guard
(30th Company, California Home
The Redwood City Home Guard
(1918). Shown in this photgraph are members of the Redwood City
Home Guard lined up on Main Street for a parade. The Home Guard
was a militia organized during World War I to protect local towns
in case of attack on home soil. The photograph was taken on 10
November 1918, one day before Germany surrendered. (Redwood City
The following article was copied from
the December 22, 1917 issue of California Home Guard News
Captain, C. G. LANDSCHEIT
First Lieutenant, W. S. BAKER, JR.
Second Lieutenant, W. J. GRAEF
Regarding our company, when we started we had seventy-five members
but on account of draft, enlistments and not being able to keep
up we are down to some forty-five members, but after the first
of the year we are going after more recruits to get the company
up to seventy-five again. We drill regularly on Thursday nights
at the gymnasium, the use of which was kindly donated by the
trustees of the school, and we have a drill on Tuesday nights
for any who wish to come.
Our average attendance at the regular
drill is thirty or thirty-five and at the volunteer drill ten
to twenty. We have no uniforms at present, but have wooden guns.
The members contribute 25 cents per month for small expenses.
Captain C. G. Landscheit was formerly with the Grenadier Guards,
London. First Lieutenant W. S. Baker, Jr., was formerly with
the Seventh Regular National Guards of New York. Second Lieutenant
W. J. Graef, late of the U. S. Artillery.
Lieutenant Zollinger, late of the Home
Guard Company of Palo Alto and formerly of the National Guard,
and who is up-to-date on United States tactics, is drillmaster
for the present, and until we become more proficient.
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