New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Manchester

Postcard showing a parade held in Manchester New Hampshire in 1918.

Postcard showing a military parade held in Manchester New Hampshire in 1918.

Manchester, New Hampshire sent its full quota of young men to serve during the World War (or World War I as we call it now). Of those soldiers, at least 135 did not return home alive. It is of those men that I write. The United States will soon commemorate the 100th anniversary of this war (1917-1919).  Veterans Day was first celebrated to celebrate the end of that War. The  first Armistice Day was on November 11th, 1918.

The citizens of Manchester built a fitting war memorial monument in Victory Park, however, the actual names of the men are not listed there. Manchester families remembered them until their dying day. In May of 1922 trees were planted in Stark Park as a remembrance of 47 soldiers who had died. The trees flourished, but the names of the men who gave up their lives mostly faded away.

Double World War I funeral procession in Granite Square, Manchester NH. Horse drawn caisson with two flag-draped coffins. Manchester Historic Photoprint Collection, 1989.038L. Manchester (NH) Historic Association. Used with Permission.

Double World War I funeral procession in Granite Square, Manchester NH. Horse drawn caisson with two flag-draped coffins. Manchester Historic Photoprint Collection, 1989.038L. Manchester (NH) Historic Association. Used with Permission.

A small number of WWI military deemed heroes were memorialized with plaques or park monuments. But there were so many others died in the same war, in action, from accidents, and many from influenza. Their lives were snuffed out regardless of the cause, and they ALL deserve to be remembered. WE all need to remember.

What you read here, in its entirety, and in this format, you will not find in any other book, website, or compiled work. It is being published here for the first time.  It is my personal labor of love, woven together from many  sources.

Manchester NH’s quota of draft recruits
marching on Elm Street. Circa 1918-1919.
National Archives digital collection Record
Group 165. Thanks to George Lane.

–Explanation of My Research–
The first list is a synopsis of names that includes service and burial information. After each hero you will find a series of letters, explained in the LEGEND of original sources of service (but not research). The NUMBER following each name in [parentheses] is very important, as it refers to the DETAILS section, shown after the list, that will give more information on the soldier, ie birth, family, education. I welcome comments and additions to this list, or to the details, and I will credit you as the source. At the very end of this story are links to stories about the individual WWI memorials in Manchester, New Hampshire. I have been inclusive with this listing, meaning that sometimes a soldier enlisted elsewhere, but had strong ties to Manchester and is on the Roll of Honor in the NH State House, so they are also listed here.  Unless otherwise noted, the men below enlisted from Manchester, NH.

[A] Book: Soldiers of the Great War, by W.M. Haulsee, F.G. Howe, A.C. Doyle, Soldiers Record Publishing Association, 1920; attributed to Manchester, N.H.
[B] United States Adjutant-General Military Records for WWI [sent to me via mail from this source, does not seem to be complete].
[C] Honor Roll at the NH State House, Doric Hall (Hall of Flags)
[D] Boston Post newspaper New England Honor Roll, 1919 | or other newspaper notice.
[E] Newspaper story about Stark Park honor trees, shared by Dick Duckoff on Facebook.
[F] List of Mothers and Widows of American Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Entitled to Make a Pilgrimage to War Cemeteries in Europe. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1930. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.
[MS] Military Square in Manchester NH
[PK][MO] Park or other monument in Manchester NH
[Story] Biography, Story and Photograph published separately at this blog (Cow Hampshire).

[Last Name, First | Rank | Cause of Death, Date | Service/Division | Burial Location]

John B Ahern, missing in action following the destruction of the USS Ticonderoga in 1918. From the Boston Post newspaper.

John B Ahern, missing in action following the sinking of the USS Ticonderoga in 1918. From the Boston Post newspaper.

AHERN, John B. | Gunner | Missing in Action, 30 September 1918, U.S.S. Ticonderoga | United States Navy | Suresnes American Cemetery, Tablets of the Missing | [C][E] [Story & Photo][1]
ALLARD, Arthur J. | Private | Died Sept 29, 1918 |  12th Co., 152 Depot Brigade | St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester, G 50, military grave marker | [C][E][2]
BARRY, Bernard B. | Private | Killed in Action, 17 October 1918 Argonne Forest | Co. E, 309th Infantry, 78 Div. | Old St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester | [A][B][C][E][MS] [Story & Photo] [3]
BARRY, Stephen F. | Corporal | Died of Disease, 25 Dec 1918 (broncho-pneumonia), Camp Devens, MA | US Army | Old St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester, Guertin 2538 | [D][4]
BEADLE, Ray W. | Private | Died of Wounds & Disease, 14 Jan 1919, Fort Dix NJ | Battery D 103rd Regt F.A. 26th Div, 51st Brigade A.E.F. | Pine Grove Cemetery | [Story & Photo] [C][D][5]
BENOIT, Ernest Joseph | P1C | Killed in Action 13 Oct 1918 | 321st Machine Gun Battalion, 82nd Inf. Div. | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery | Credited to Fairhaven MA | [D][6]
BLAKELY, Charles H.  | Private | Died of Disease (influenza/pneumonia), 8 October 1918, France | Co. D, 57th Pioneer Infantry, 31st Div. | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester | Credited to Vermont & New Hampshire [C][E][107]
BOISSONNEAU, Omer | Private | Died of Wounds/Disease 23 July 1918 | Co B. 103rd Infantry, 26th Div. | Arlington National Cemetery | [A][B][C][D][Photo & Story][8]
BOUCHARD, Lionel | Corporal | Killed in Action 17 August 1917 “In the Field” France|  22nd Canadian Battalion | Vimy Memorial, France | [119]
BOULAY, Emile | Private | Died of Wounds 17 Oct 1918 Rugby, England | 24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment | Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery, Birmingham, England | [120]
BOUSQUET, Alfred Homer | Private | Killed in Action,  17 Sep 1918, France | United States Army  | Mt. Calvary Cemetery | [A][B][C][9]
BRIEN, Armand A. | Corporal | Died of Disease (pneumonia), 8 Oct 1918, France |HQ Co., 303rd Field Artillery | St. Augustin Cemetery, Manchester  | [A][C][E] [10]
BRADLEY, Peter R. | Private | Missing in Action, 15 June 1918 | Co. M, 23d Infantry, 2d Div., | Tablets of Missing, at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, France | [B][C][11]
CALL, Ernest J. |  Private | Killed in Action,  3 September 1918 | 127th Infantry Reg., 32nd Division  | Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, France & cenotaph in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH | [A][B][C][12]
CALLAHAN, Mathew Joseph | | Private | Died of Wounds 14 May 1917 France/Belgium border | 14th Battalion C.E.F., transf. to 4th Labor Battalion, 1st Quebec | Locre Churchyard, Belgium | Credited to Canada and to Brockton MA | [C][133]
CARIGNAN, Joseph | Mechanic | Killed in Action, 20 October 1918, France | Battery D, chartier-antonio-photograph-2-watermarked21 Field Artillery | St. Mihiel American Cemetery | [A][B Carrigan][C Carignan][D Carnignan][13]
CHAMPA, Mike T. | Private  | Killed in Action, 3 October 1918 | Co. B, 23rd Infantry | St. Hedwig Cemetery, Bedford | [A][B][C] [Photo & Story] [14]
CHARTIER, Antonio | Private | Died of Wounds, 13 November 1918 | unk | unk | [B][C][15] [Photo here][15]
CHARTIER, David O. | Private | Killed in Action, 18 July 1918 | Co. F. 9th Infantry Reg., 2nd Infantry Division | Oise-Aisne American Cemetery | Credited to Massachusetts | [A][C][E][F][16]

CHARTIER, Louis U. | Private | Killed in Action, 18 June 1918 | Company I, 23d Infantry | Aisne-Marne American Cemetery | Co. I, 23d Infantry | Credited to Massachusetts | [A][C][D][F] [Photo & Story][17]
CLOUGH, William O. | Musician | Died of Disease, before 4 Dec 1918 |unk | Meredith Village Cemetery, Meredith NH  | [A][C][18]
CLOUGHERTY, Joseph | Private | Died of Wounds, 21 July 1918, 2d Battle of the Marne, France | Co B., 103rd Infantry Reg., 26th Division | Aisne-Marne American Cemetery | [B][C][D][19]
COLBY, Myron Oscar | Soldier | Died of Disease (epidemic cerebro-spinal meningitis),  Jefferson Barracks, Military Post/Training Camp | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester | [C][E][101]
COLLINS, John Joseph | Private  | Died of Wounds, 4 Nov 1918 | Ambulance Co. 132, 108th Sanitary Train, 33d Division | unknown | [A][C][20]
COTE, Theobald P. | Private | Died of Wounds 12 August 1918 | Co. A., 103rd Infantry | Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester NH  | [A][B][C][D][E][Photo & Story][21]
COX, Charles | Private | Died of Disease, 28 September 1918 | 6th Sanitary Train, 6th Division | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery | [A][C][E][22]
COYNE, Thomas John | Private | Died of Disease (pneumonia) 4 Dec 1918 Belgium | 87th Battalion, transferred from 1st Depot Bn, 1st Quebec Regiment, Canadian Army| Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery, Belgium |[C][Canadian Records] [111]
CRAWFORD, John Edward | Private | Died of Disease (pneumonia) 22 Sep 1918 Camp Devens, Harvard MA  | Co. C, 74th Infantry | St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester NH |[C] [112]
CRONIN, Daniel J. | Soldier | Died of Disease (pneumonia) Camp Beauregard, Louisiana | U.S. Army | St. Joseph Cemetery (old), Manchester NH | [113]
CRONIN, George H. | Private | Drowned 26 August 1918 Manchester NH | 103rd Aero Sqdn | St. Joseph Cemetery (new), Manchester NH | [C][114]
CULLEROT, Stanis J. | Private | Died of Wounds, 23 April 1918, Toulon Sector, Verdun, France | 96th Regiment USMC | Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester | [B][C][23]
CYR, William “Willie” | Corporal | Killed in Action 27 September 1916 France | 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles | Courcelette British Cemetery, France | [C][123]
DAUDIER, Thomas |Private | Killed in Action 25 October 1918 | Co. H of the 325th Infantry, 163rd Brigade, 82nd Div. | Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester | [A][B][C] [Photo & Story] [24]desfosse-photograph-b-watermarked
DESFOSSE, Frank F. | Private | Killed in Action, 20 July 1918 | | Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester | [A][B Defosse E.][C Desfosse][D][E Desfosses] [See Photo here][25]
DESRUISSEAUX, William | Soldier | Died of Disease (lobar pneumonia) 30 September 1918 Yaphank, Long Island, NY | Camp Upton Base Hospital | Mount Calvary Cemetery, Manchester NH |[C][115]
DOWD, Harold E.| Sgt | Killed in Action, 20 July 1918 |103rd Infantry | Old St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester | [A][B][C] [Photo & Story][26]
DUPUIS, Adelard C. | Private  | Died 8 Oct 1918 | 328th Infantry Reg., 82nd Div  | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery | [B][C][27]
ENRIGHT, James D. | Cpl |  Died  poss. 20 July 1918 |unk | unk  | [B][C][E][28]
FAUCHER, Rosario,  | Private |  Died of Wounds,  19/20 January 1919 | unknown | unknown [B][C][E][29]
fournier-louis-photograph-2-watermarkedFOLEY, Martin J. | Private | Died of Wounds,  30 October 1918 | Co. D., 309th Infantry, 78th Div | St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester  | [A][B][C][E][30]
FOREST, Francois Eleodore | Private | Died of Appendicitis  13 Feb 1919 France | Battery D, 308th Field Artillery, 78th Div | Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester NH |[A][D][124]
FOUNTAIN, William F. | Sgt. | Died From Wounds, 7 February  1919 (First reported September 1918) | Co D, 126th Infantry  | Oise-Aisne American Cemetery  | [A][C][D][E][F][31]
FOURNIER, Louis D. | Private | Died of Wounds, 3 November 1918  | 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Div | St. Mihiel American Cemetery | Credited to Massachusetts | [A][C] [Photo here][32]
FRASER/FRAZER, Ronald Clifford | Private | Died of Disease 19 September 1918 (lobar pneumonia from influenza) Camp Devens, Harvard MA | 1st Co., Depot Brigade, U.S. Army | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH|[C][116]
GARRETT, Henry J. | Private  | Killed in Action, 3 November 1918 | 303rd Infantry, 28th Division | St. Mihiel American Cemetery | Credited to Massachusetts | [A][C][33]
GENARD, Aimee D. | 1st Lieutenant | Died of Accident (Motorcycle),  18 May 1918 in France | Co. A, 103rd Infantry |St. Augustin Cemetery, Manchester  | [C][D][E] [34]
GILDEA, Patrick Joseph | Private | Killed in Action,  28 September 1918 | U.S. Army | St. Joseph Cemetery (new), Manchester | [A][B][C][E][35]
GOSSLER, Henry | Private | Killed in Action, 1 November 1918, Argonne Forest | Co. K 309th Infantry, 78th Division | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester | [A][B][C][E][PK] [Photo & Story][36]
GOYER, Joseph Ovila | Private | Killed in Action,  16 October 1918 | 309th Infantry, 78th Division | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery |  [A][B Josaphat O][C][37]
hartford-photograph-2-watermarkedGRADY, Edward J. | Private | Killed in Action, before 12 Sept 1918 | unknown | unknown | [A][C][38]
GRANT, FRED E. | Master Electrician | Died of Accidental Asphyxia 21 Feb 1919 Boston MA | US Navy | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH | [A][127]
GREGOIRE, Arthur | Private | Killed in Action, 1 November 1918, Argonne Forest | Co. K, 309th Infantry, 78th Div | St. Augustin Cemetery, Manchester | [A][B][C][E][39]
GRIMARD, Jean | Private | Killed in Action, 2 September 1918 France | 2nd Depot Battalion, 2nd Quebec Regt. Canadian Army, Transf to 87th Battalion, 2nd Quebec Regiment |Dury Mill British Cemetery, Plot 2, Roc C, Grave 21, Dury, France [A][126]
GUTHRIE, William J.B. | Private | Died of Wounds, 8 April 1918 | 104th Inf, 26th Division | Saint Mihiel American Cemetery | Attributed to Massachusetts | [D] [41]
HALEY, John P. | Private | Died of Disease (lobar pneumonia), Camp Devens MA | Co. D, 74th Infantry | St. Joseph Cemetery (old), Manchester | [C][E][103]
HARTFORD, Edgar C. | Private | Died of Wounds, 28 October 1918 | HQ Co., 103 infantry |Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester| [A][C][See Photo here][42]
HASSOTIS, Efthathios | Private  | Killed in Action,  1 November 1918 | Co. G., 309th Inf, 78th Div. | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery | [B][C][43]
HEATH, George E. | Soldier | Died of Disease (pneumonia) 26 March 1918 Fort Slocum NY | U.S. Army Training Camp | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH | [B][129]
HIGGINS, Irvine W. | Soldier | Died 26 Sep 1918, Camp Upton NY | Unknown | Unknown |[C][E] [102]
HOLLAND, Frederick F. | Private | Died of Disease, 18 December 1918 | Co. B, 103rd Infantry, 26th Division | St. Joseph Cemetery (old), Manchester | [A][C][D][E] [Photo & Story][44]
HORAN, Charles F./T. | Private | Died of Wounds,  24 October 1918 | Co K, 103d Infantry | St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester |[A][B][C][45]
HUGHES, John Francis | Gunner | Died of Disease (endocarditis) 29 Feb 1920 Montreal, Canada | 4th Battery 2nd Brigade Canadian Field Artillery | St. Joseph Cemetery (new), Bedford NH | Read story by Nick Metcalfe
HURLEY, Michael F. | Private | Died of Disease, (cancer), 13 October 1918, Manchester NH | 26th Co., 5th Training Battalion, 151 Depot Brigade, National Army | St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester|[E][110]
JACOB, Arthur O. | Private |  MIA, changed to Killed in Action, 12 September 1918 | 358 Inf., 90 Div. | St. Mihiel American Cemetery | [B][C][E][46]
JOHNSON, Arthur G. | Private  | Died of Wounds,  13 September 1918 |  Hdq Co, 23rd Infantry, 2d Div.  | St. Mihiel American Cemetery | [A][B][C][D][47]
JUTRAS, William H. | Lieutenant | Died of Wounds, 26 September 1918 | Co. A, 103rd Infantry, 26th. Div. | St. Augustin Cemetery, Manchester | [A][B][C][D] [MO][Photo & Story][48]
KALIVAS, Christos N. | Private | Killed in Action,  8 October 1918 |Co C., 16th Infantry, 1st Div. | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery | [A][B][C] [Photo & Story][Park][49]
KAMERAS, John G. | Private | Died of Wounds, 22 October 1918 | 325th Infantry Reg., 82d Inf. Div. | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery | [B][C][50]kennedy-joseph-photograph-2-watermarked
KELLEY, Clarence F. | Private 1C | Died of Disease, 13 April 1918 |Battery D, 103rd Field Artillery, AEF  | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester  |  [A][C][D] [Photo & Story][51]
KELLEY, Peter A. | Private | Died of Wounds received in action, 15 July 1919, Marine Hospital, Boston MA | Co. B., 103rd Infantry, 26th Div. | St. Joseph Cemetery (new), Manchester NH | [C][E][105]
KELLY, Daniel F. | Private | Died of Disease (intestinal obstruction), 1 March 1918, on shipboard near France | unknown | St. Joseph Cemetery | [A][C][52]
KENNEDY, Joseph A. | Corporal |  Killed in Action, 18 October 1918, Souplet France  | Co. H, 107th Infantry, 27th Div. | St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester | Attributed to New York | [A][C][E] [Photo here][53]
KILRAIN, Thomas | Corporal | Missing, Considered Killed in Action 28 Sep 1918  | Co M, 307th Infantry | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, France | Credited to NYC, New York |[C][D] [118]
KUBICKI, Alojzy | Private  | Died of Accident, 6 May 18 | 16th Infantry, 1st Div. | Somme American Cemetery | [C] [54]
LaFLAMME, Arthur W. | Chief Quartermaster | Died of Disease (influenza), 25 September 1918, Gallup Island, Boston (MA) Harbor | US Naval Reserve Force | Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester | [C][E][55]
LARENDEAU, Harry H. | Private |Killed in Action, 18 July 1918 | 18th Infantry, 1st Div.  | Oise-Aisne American Cemetery | [B][C][56]
little-herman-f-LAVIGNE, Arthur J. | Private |  Killed in Action, 17 September 1918 | 326th Infantry, 82 Div. | St. Mihiel American Cemetery |[B][C][E][57]
LEBLANC, Francis “Frank E.” | Chief Petty Officer | Died of Disease, (influenza/pneumonia), 3 March 1919, New York City | US Navy, USS Maine | St. Augustin Cemetery, Manchester | [C][E][108]
LEMIRE, Arthur J. | Private | Died 9 October 1918, France | 23rd Infantry, 2d Div.  | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery | [B][C][E][58]
LEVASSEUR, Ralph | 1st Sgt. | Died of Wounds, 12 September 1918 |Co F., 103d Infantry, 26th Div. | Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester  | [A][B][C][D][SEE Photo below][59]
LITTLE, Herman F. | Private | Died of Wounds, 20 July 1918, Chateau Thierry, France | Co. B, 103rd Infantry 26th Div. | St. Joseph Cemetery (old), Manchester | [A][B][C][D][E][MS][Photo & Story][60]
LYNCH, William H. Jr. | Navy FM/1C | Missing in Action, 1 July 1918, Sinking of  USS Covington | US Navy | Tablets of the Missing, Suresnes American Cemetery  and military cenotaph at St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester | [B][C][E][61]
MACNEE, John | Private | Killed in Action 27 August 1918 France | 1st/6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, British Expeditionary Force | Brown’s Copse Cemetery, Roeux, Pas de Calais, France |[C] [128]
MALLON, John D. | Corporal  | Died of Wounds,  24 July 1918 | Co B, 103rd Infantry  | St. Joseph Cemetery, Lot F7, Manchester | [B][C][D][62]
MAKRIS, Apostolos N. | Private | Died of Wounds,  21 April 1918  | 103 Infantry, 26 Div.,  | St. Mihiel American Cemetery |[B][C][63]
MARTEL, Albert S. | Private | Died of Wounds,  14 October 1918  | Co B., 326th Infantry, 84th Div. | St. Augustine Cemetery, Manchester | [A][B][C][E][64]
MASEVICH, Joseph A. | Private | Killed in Action, 12 September 1918 | 103 Inf. 26 Div. | St. Mihiel American Cemetery |[A][B][C][65]
McDONALD, Samuel F. |Private | Died of Wounds,  12 November 1918 | Co, B., 103rd Machine Gun Battery, 26th “Yankee” Div. | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester | [B][C][66]
MONTMINY, Valere | Private | Killed in Action,  20 October 1918, Argonne France | Co. G, 309th Infantry | Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester |[A][B][C][67]
MORIARTY, John M. | Private | Killed in Action,  10 October 1918 | 326th Infantry,82d Div. | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery |[B][C][68]mulray-michael-photograph-2-watermarked
MORLEY, Jeremiah T., | Sgt. | Killed in Action, 19 July 1918 Chateau Thierry, France | 103rd Infantry, 26th Div. | St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester, Section Mackey 2559-2560 |[A][C][D] [MO][Photo & Story][69]
MORSE, Arthur W. | Fireman 2C | Killed in Action, 5 September 1918, At Sea| USS Mount Vernon, United States Navy | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester | [C][D][E][104]
MULROY, Michael | Sergt | Missing in Action, 5 October 1918  |  F Co., 4th Infantry, 3rd Div. | Tablets of the Missing, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery | [A][C][See Photo Here][70]
MUNDELL, William | Private | Killed in Action,  20 July 1918 | Co B 103rd Inf, 26th Div | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester | [A][B][C][D][71]
NEVEU, Napleon | Soldier | Died of Disease, 25 Sep 1918 Camp Devens MA | U.S. Army | St. Augustin Cemetery, Manchester NH| [A] [125]
NIDING, Joseph | Private | Died of Disease, 29 December 1918  | U.S. Army  | Oise-Aisne American Cemetery |  [A][C][D][72]
NORCROSS, Edgar I. | Private| Missing in Action, 3 October 1918 | D Battery, 73rd Coast Artillery Regiment | Suresnes American Cemetery |[C][73]
O’CONNOR, John C., M.D. | Major | Died 6 January 1922 (heart attack), Manchester NH | Medical Corps, Camp Hospital No. 76, A. E. F.,” Mehun sur Yevre, France | Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem MA | [E][109]
OLSON, Olof Edward | Soldier | Died of Disease (influenza) 2 October 1918 Durham NH | NH College Military Training Camp | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH |[C][132]
PANARAS, Stephen | Soldier | Died of Disease (pneumonia) 6 April 1918 Camp Devens, Harvard MA | U.S. Army | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH | [C][131]
PARMERTON, Foster | Private | Killed in Action 4 October 1918 France | 47th Co., 5th Marines | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH | [C][D][130]
PARNELL, George D.| 2d Lieutenant | Killed in Action,  28 September 1918 | U.S. Regular Army [possibly Corps of Engineers]  | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester | [A][B][C][Photo & Story] [74]
pichette-emile-photograph-2-watermarkedPARSONS, Patrick | Private | Died of Disease (tuberculosis), 20 November 1919, U.S. General Hospital, Baltimore MD  | US Army, Co. B 103rd Infantry | St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester  |[B][C][E][75]
PETERSON, William A. |  Private | Died of Wounds, 22 July 1918 | 104th Infantry, 26th Div. | Aisne-Marne American Cemetery | Credited to Massachusetts | [A][76]
PICHETTE, EMILE A. |Private | Killed in Action, 12 October 1918, France | Co I., 328th Infantry, 82d Div. | Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester | [B][C][Photo here][77]
PRAUMAN, Charles F. | Private |  Died of

Photograph of W.R. Provencher from the Boston Globe of December 1918

Photograph of W.R. Provencher from the Boston Globe of December 1918

Wounds,  3 October 1918 | 2d Machine Gun Battalion, 1st Div. | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery | [B][C][78]
PROVENCHER, Wilfred R. | Private | Died of Wounds, 8 October 1918 | 23 Infantry, 2d Div. | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery  | [A][B][Photo here][79]
PROVOST, Andrew J. | Corporal |  Died of Wounds, 6 November 1918  | 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery | Credited to New York | [B][C][80]
RANDALL, Walter S. | Soldier | Died of Disease 3 October 1918 Base Hospital, Camp Devens, Harvard MA | 39-10 Bn DB | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH | See Story Here
RAZA, Hypolite J. | Private | Killed in Action 1 Oct 1918 | Company F., 103rd Infantry | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery | [A][B][C][Photo Here, see below][81]
REDDINGTON, John J. | Private | Killed in Action,  20 July 1918 | Co B, 103d Infantry | Aisne-Marne American Cemetery | [A][B][C][82]
RICHARDS(ON), Joseph L. | Corporal | Died of Wounds, 9 April 1918 | Co. C, 5th Machine Gun Battalion | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery (Richards) | [A][B Richardson][C Richardson][E Richardson][83]
seelig-frederick-r-photo-watermarkedROBERGE, Alfred | Private | Died of Wounds, 2 August 1918 | Co. A., 103rd Infantry  | Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester  | [A][B][C][D][84]
ROBERGE, Joseph Herman | Private | Killed in Action,  28 October 1918 | HQ Co., 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F. | Distinguished Service Cross | Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester | [A][B][C][Story & Photo][85]
ROSS, Frank L. | Corporal | Killed in Action,  20 July 1918 (from machine gun fire) | Co A, 103d Infantry |  Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester |[A][B][C][D][E][87]
SEELIG, Frederick R. | Sergt. | Died of Wounds, 14 September 1918| Battery D., 103d Field Artillery | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester | [A][B][C][D] [Photo Here][88]
SHEDD, Daniel K. | Private | Killed in Action, 20 July 1918 (machine gun bullet) |Co B, 103d Infantry | Unknown | [A][B][C][D][E][90]
SOMERS, Louis | Seaman 2c | Died of disease (cerebrospinal meningitis) Gibraltar | U.S. Naval Base, Gibraltar | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH | SEE STORY HERE. [C][Story]
SMITH, Archibald L.* | Sergt  | Died of Disease (myocarditis), 21 Aug 1918 near Tours, France | Quartermaster’s Dept., 301st Company, Motor Supply Train 401  | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester | [A][C][91]
STEFANSKI, Stanislaw | Private | Killed in Action,  13 April 1918 | 9 Infantry, 2d Div.   | St. Mihiel American Cemetery | [A][B][C][See Photo here, below][92]
thibeault-a-photograph-2-watermarkedSTEVENS, John H. | F3 | Died of Disease (pneumonia), 8 October 1918, at sea/France | U.S. Navy | Center Cemetery, Bedford NH |[C][D][E][106]
STUART, Laurent Gilbert Narcisse | Private | Died of Disease 24 Feb 1917 Montreal, Canada | 1st Div. Cyclist Company > 4th Div Cyclist Co > 78th Div. > 51st Division | Saint Augustin Cemetery, Manchester NH | SEE Story by Nick Metcalfe
STURTEVANT, Charles Alton | Captain | Died of Disease (pneumonia) 23 September 1918 Camp Devens Base Hospital, Harvard MA | Physician-Surgeon, 74th Infantry, USMC | Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH |[C][D] [122]
SULLIVAN, Edward J. | Private 1C | Killed in Action,  12 September 1918 | 26th Infantry, 1 Div. | St. Mihiel American Cemetery | [A][C][93]
SWEENEY, Henry John | Private | Died of Wounds, 18 February 1918, France (from shell fire) | 103rd Infantry Regiment, 26th Div. |  St. Joseph Cemetery (old), Manchester | [B][C][D][E][Legion Post] [Park][See Story & Photo][94]
THIBEAULT, Albert | Corporal | Killed in Action,  3 October 1918 | 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division | Argonne American Cemetery | [A][B][C] [See Photo here] [95]
THOMPSON, William S. | Private | Died of Wounds & Disease (pneumonia), 30 November 1918, France | Co F., 103d Infantry | St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester | [A][C][D][96]
VAUGHAN, Charles A. | Corporal | Died of Wounds, 9 October 1918, France | G Co., 127th Infantry | St. Joseph Cemetery (old), Manchester | Credited to Massachusetts |[A][D][E][97]
VINCENT, Leopold | Private | Died of Wounds (gunshot to back) in Action 9 Nov 1918 | 2nd Depot Battalion, 2nd Quebec Regiment, CEF | Denain Communal Cemetery, Nord, France | Credited to Canada [C][121]
WEBSTER, Earl A. | Bugler | Killed in Action, 16 June 1918, France (by shell fire) | Co. E., 103rd Infantry | Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, NH | [A][B-Concord][C][D][99]
WOUTERS, Laurent |Private 1C | Killed in Action, 13 November 1918 | 318 Engineers, 6 Div., Army | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery | [C][100]

—Questionable or Should be Attributed Elsewhere—
(names gleaned from various sources indicating Manchester connection)
BENOIT, John Pvt
| Missing in Action Nov 8 (maybe of Maine, newspaper only)
by Oct 18 – Missing in Action, Pr. John Bernort [sic] 58 Concord St Manchester NH
BISSACIA, Joseph |Private | Ohio National Guard | aka Bissaci | Only found on Newspaper List of Stark Park trees planted [E][7].
GRODZKI / GRODSKI, Julian | Private | Died of Wounds, before 9 Dec 1918 | unknown | unknown | [A][D][E]. [40]
LONG, Harry, R. | Corporal | 6 May 1918, Killed in Action,  | 16th Infantry, 1st Div. | Somme American Cemetery | In some newspapers attributed to New Hampshire, but that is probably a typo. Official records show him born 26 Aug 1895, Traer, Tama County, Iowa, USA (and that seems to be correct).
McCANN, Richard [E]. Only found on newspaper snippet of Stark Park trees. Does not seem to be a military recruit.
MORLEY, William [E]. Only found on newspaper snippet of Stark Park trees. Does not seem to be a military recruit.  SEE Jeremiah T. MORLEY.
RICE, Russell B. | Private | Died of Wounds, 16 July 1918 | Machine Gun Battalion, 28th Infantry | Chester Village Cemetery, NH | Attributed to Derryville aka Derry NH [86]
MERRILL, George E. | Corporal | Killed in Action, 15 Oct 1918 | Co. H., 128th Infantry, 32d Div. | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery | Attributed to South Hooksett, NH | [A][B][C][D][F Manchester][89]
PERKINS, CLARENCE LEROY | Private | Killed in action (gassed) 10 May 1918 | Newspapers attribute him to Manchester NH in error, should be Farmington NH — See “New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Farmington. ”
VEILLEUX, Cyrille | Private | Killed in Action, 6 October 1918 | 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Div. | Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery | Credited to Maine | [A][D][98]

[1] Ahern, John B., son of John J. & Julia (Butler) Ahern, born in Manchester NH 4 October 1894. Died serving aboard the USS Ticonderoga. His body was never recovered and he is considered Missing in Action. One newspaper clipping listed his rank as Ensign, however, most list GNR (Gunner).  [See further story and photograph here].
[2] Allard, Arthur J., born 17 Aug 1889 St. Julie Canada, son of Eugene A. & Philomene (Garon) Allard. He became a naturalized citizen, occupation carpenter. He lived at 404 Belmont Street. Arthur enlisted in the U.S. Army on 4 September 1918, and died 25 days later on 29 September 1918 , buried in St. Joseph Cemetery in Manchester on October 1, 1918.  The 152nd Depot Brigade of which he was a part, was a World War I unit of the United States Army, stationed at Camp Upton, New York. This brigade’s role was to receive and organize recruits. At the time that Arthur J. Allard would have been stationed there, influenza was taking a great toll at Camp Upton, and all the US Military Camps.  I suspect he probably contracted the flu and died as a result.
[3] Barry, Bernard B., was born 26 February 1893 in Manchester, New Hampshire, son of James M. & Louisa (Murphy) Barry.  [SEE Photo and Story].  A Military Square was placed in his honor at at the corner of Hall Street and Lake Ave in Manchester New Hampshire.
[4] Barry, Stephen Francis, was born 29 December 1895 in Manchester, New Hampshire, son of  John J. & Hannah (Gordon) Barry. He lived at 792 Hall Street in 1917, employed as a steam fitter. He was tall, with a medium build, gray eyes and dark brown hair.   Stephen had siblings Garrett J., Thomas F., Maurice J., Norah and John P., Mary, Francis and Ellen.  His death certificate states that he had been ill for 16 weeks prior to his death from bronco-pneumonia (basically from influenza). Boston Globe, Thursday, December 26, 1918 reported: Another overseas veteran has passed away at the Base Hospital before he was able to get home. Corp. Stephen Barry of 792 Hall St. Manchester N.H., an overseas man who has been in the Base Hospital since he arrived here, died at 10:20 this morning of sepsis following influenza. What organization he fought with in France was not known at the Base Hospital.
[5] Beadle, Ray W., was born 25 April 1896 Manchester NH, son of Charles S. & Abbie A. (Oalington) Beadle. He died at Camp Dix, New Jersey from a combination of influenza and gunshot wounds he received in France. [See Photo and Story].
[6] Benoit, Ernest Joseph, was born 20 Oct 1890 in Manchester, New Hampshire, son of Joseph & Eliza Benoit.  At the time of his WW1 Registration, Ernest Joseph Benoit was living at 27 Wilding St., Fairhaven MA, working for Shoe Eyet, J.C. Rhodes, New Bedford MA, single. He is credited to Massachusetts on official records, including his burial monument in France. In one instance, a newspaper credited him to Manchester, NH.
[7] Bissacia, Joseph E. | aka Bissaci | [E][7].  He was born 3 Mar 1896 in Boston MA, son of James Bisaccia & Miegia Delcioppo. He died 26 May 1921 in Cleveland Ohio. he served with the Cleveland Ohio National Guard, 21-1/2 years, Co H, 5th Infantry OHG (to Co H 166 Inf) to discharge. Private. Honorable Discharge on 11 Oct 1917, 10% disabled. His only connection to New Hampshire or Manchester was that he was buried 1 June 1921 in St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester NH.
[8] Boissoneau, Omer, was born February 5, 1896 in Manchester NH, son of Jean Baptiste [John] & Aurelia (Marcoux) Boissineau. He is buried in Arlington Cemetery. [See Photo & Story].
[9] Bousquet, Alfred Homer, was born 13 Sep 1895 Manchester NH son of Louis & Angelina (Dugrenier) Bousquet.  He had siblings, Marie Leona Iliane (Lillian), Rosanna Georgiana (Rose A.), Eva, Oscar, and Josephine. They lived at 89 Goff Street in Manchester.  In 1917 when he completed his War Registration card, he was working as at farming and as a wood dealer, employed by his father, Louis, in Dunbarton and Manchester NH. He was of medium height and stature, with gray eyes and brown hair.  He was originally buried near the battlefield in France, and after the war his body was returned home. he was  interred in Mt. Calvary Cemetery on 11 June 1922.
[10] Brien, Armand Alfred, born 10 May 1890 in Allenstown, NH, son of Dr. Augustus &  Elosie (Langelier) Brien. OBITUARY FROM Charlotte Thompson Collection, University of New Hampshire Library (used here with permission). “CORP ARMAND A. BRIEN Died in 1918. Corp. Armand A. Brien of Headquarters Company, 303rd Field Artillery, died of pneumonia in France on October 8. This information was received by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. A.E. Brien of Manchester N.H. in an official war department despatch [sic].  Corporal Brien was graduated from New Hampshire College in 1917, having finished the 2-year course in electrical engineering. He entered the service with the first draft contingent from this city, September 25, 1917. He went overseas July 15 of this year and was at the front with the 76th regiment when he died of pneumonia. Besides his parents, one sister, Miss Helen Brien, survives him.
[11] Bradley, Peter R., born Lacolle PQ Canada, son of Joseph & Louise Josephine (Aubin) Bradley. Siblings, Patrick, George and Joseph.  An official A.E.F. memo of 6 Feb 1919 mentions “Private Peter R. Bradley Company M 23 Infantry not heard from since March 10th mail returned marked N L gassed 9-23-C PO Tours N L 10-30-18. Give present condition and whereabouts.”
[12] Call, Ernest Joseph, born 1 May 1894 Manchester NH, son of Silas William & Ella Isabelle (Shirley) Call. He had siblings: Grace, William, Justin M., Shirley, Ada, and Ralph H. On 5 June 1917 was living in Cambridge Nebraska, farming grant, Prentice Co, Nebr single. When the newspapers announced his death, his residence was noted as 782 Lake Ave., MANCHESTER NH.
chartier-antonio-photograph-2-watermarked[13] Carignan, Joseph. WWI Military Cable:”Private Joseph Carignan 1,047,009 Battery D 21 Field Artillery died October 20. Verify and give cause of death.”  Fitchburg Sentinel, Fitchburg MA 6 Jan 1919: “Killed in Action: Chauffeur Joseph Carnignan, Manchester NH.”
[14] Champa, Michael T.,  born Mikal Champa on  11 August 1896 in Manchester NH, son of Thomas P. & Katazyna “Katie” (Lukasik/Lukiasik) Champa. [See Photo and Story]
[15] Chartier, Antonio, aka Antoneau Chartier born September 7, 1894 St. Leonard, Quebec, Canada, son of Joseph Etienne & Marie Louise (Bergeron) Chartier, one of eight children. On 5 June 1917 living at 420 Union Street Manchester NH. He was single, an alien, employed as a mechanic by by Leonard Pulp and Power Co., Grand Mers Quebec. His physical description was medium height and stature, blue yes, light brown hair. He is listed on the NH Adjutant General’s list of NH Casualties in WWI. [It appears that the Manchester, Ontario Co NY site may also claim him]
[16] Chartier, David,  aka Joseph Ovide Loyola Chartier, born 10 April 1899 Manchester NH, son of Anthony & Angelina (Roy) Chartier. Brother to Louis U. Chartier, shown directly below. In 1930 his mother Angelina was eligible as a Gold Star Mother to visit his grave. At that time she lived at 255 Massabesic Street.  Siblings include Louis U., Julia, Urgele, Arsene, Honoria, Rudolphe, Raoul and Moise (and more as in 1910 Census shows she had 14 children with 6 living.
[17] Chartier, Louis U., born 4 May 1897 Manchester NH, son of Antoine & Angelina (Roy) Chartier.  Siblings include David (Ovide), Julia, Urgele, Arsene, Honoria, Rudolphe, Raoul and Moise (and more as in 1910 Census shows she had 14 children with 6 living. [See Photo and Story].
[18] Clough, William Oliver, was born b 4 Aug 1892 in Manchester NH, son of Edward Hamlin & Etta Priscilla (Prouty) Clough.  He had 3 siblings, Frank, Elsie & Julia.  This family lived at 859 Chestnut Street in Manchester.  On his 1917 War Registration form, William noted his occupation as gardner & musician, Ersum Corklim (gardener); Walter S.H. Jones (musician). At that time he was single, tall, slender, with blue eyes, and dark hair. Dec 4 1918 newspapers announced he had been Killed in Action: “CLOUGH, MUS. WILLIAM O., 859 Chestnut Street, Manchester, N.H.” I have been unable, so far, to determine his branch of the service. William O. Clough is recognized on the WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House. Both of his parents were buried in Meredith Village Cemetery in Meredith NH, so possibly his remains are also there.
[19] Clougherty, Joseph, was born 20 July 1890 in Roundstone, Connemara, Galway, Ireland.  His War Registration card states he was living at 269 Merrimack Street in Manchester, a laborer for the Amoskeag Manufacturing Co. He was single, of medium height and build, with blue eyes and black hair.  He listed former military service, a private in the NH Infantry for the past 3 years. Manchester Sunday Globe. New Englanders in the Casualty List. “MANCHESTER, N.H., Nov 23.–Private Joseph Clougherty of Co B, 103d Infantry, died of wounds in France in the second battle of the Marne. Private Clougherty was a resident of Manchester and was an attendant of St. Ann’s Church. He was 30 years of age and a native of Ireland, where his parents now live in Roundstone, Galway.” He is listed on the WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House.
[20] Collins, John Joseph,  From December 1, 1918 Boston Globe, Sketches of New England Men in Casualty Lists. “MANCHESTER, N.H. Nov 30–Priv. John Joseph Collins, Ambulance Co. 132, 108th Sanitary Train, 33d Division died of wounds received in action Nov 4. Collins lived with his brother, Michael Collins of 133 Spruce St., for three years. Collins left Manchester in the Fall of 1917. He leaves four brothers and five sisters in Ireland and Australia.”  [His brother Michael, wife Nora Murphy and their children continued to live in Manchester until death]. John J. Collins’ name is listed on the WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House.theobald-p-cote-photo-2-watermarked
[21] Cote, Theobald P., was born 26 July 1895 in Manchester, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, the son of Joseph & Suzanne (Mullain/Mullin) Cote. [SEE Photo & Story].
[22] Cox, Charles, from The Lowell Sun Nov 1, 1918: Died of Wounds–Pr Charles Cox 26 School Street, Manchester, N.H.   From Oct 31, 1918 Boston Post. Died of Wounds – Pt Charles Cox Manchester Co F, 103d Infantry [which is different from the regiment shown on his burial marker]. From book, Gold Star Mothers of Massachusetts: “COX, Charles, died 28 Sep 1918 in France of Disease; Enl 26 Aug 1917; assigned to Field Hospital, Fort Oglethorpe, GA, trans. 5 Sept to Field Hospital 25, Camp Greenleaf; Medical Officers Training Camp, Fort Oglethorpe; 6 Oct to Field Hospital 20, 6th Sanitary Train, 6th Div. Overseas 7 July 1918. Born 1898 in London England, son of John Cox; brother of Victor of Manchester NH, John of Revere, Mrs. Lena McCarthy of Cambridge, Louis, Joseph F., and Mrs. Jeannette Brighton of Boston. Cigar maker. Resident in Manchester ten years. Credited to New Hampshire.”
[23] Cullerot, Stanis J., born 3 July 1894 in Manchester NH, son of Paul & Carmelie (Lemay) Cullerot.  His War Registration form states: Stanislas Cullerot, 148 Joliette Manchester NH; born July 3 1894, natural born Manchester NH; shoe maker, Plant Shoe Co Manchester, Single [signs Stanislas Cullerot] Short, medium build, grey eyes brown hair, signed 5 June 1917.  The Marine Corps Muster Roll shows: Stanis J. Cullerot, Muster date: August 1917, Enlistment Date: 20 June 1917, Private, Company E, Marines, Paris Island, SC.  The Find-a-grave site shows a USMC muster statement that Stannis Cullerot died in the ambulance shortly after being hit by shrapnel.  Additional information comes from A list of Officers and Enlisted Men, USMC. CULLEROT, Stanis Joseph Pvt 96th, 6th
DIED OF WOUNDS APril 23, 1918 in the Toulon Sector, Verdun. Eugene P. Cullerot (brother). 389 Thornton St., Manchester NH.  After the war ended his remains were returned home to Manchester and reburied here.
[24] Daudier, Thomas, was born 1 October 1889 in Biddeford, Maine, one of 13 children, and son of Thomas & Madeline (Bois) Daudier. [See Photo & Story].
[25] Desfosse(s), Frank, was born 20 March 1885 in Manchester NH, son of Oliva &and Delphine (Vanasse) Desfosse(s). In 1910 his family lived on 10 Log Street, his father working in a cotton mill. At that time he had siblings Albert, Joseph, and Oscar. Frank Desfosse was killed in action in France and originally buried there.  When the war ended, his remains were returned home and buried in Calvary Cemetery, Manchester, NH.
[26] Dowd, Harold Edward, born 2 Aug 1896 Manchester NH, son of John D. & Bridget “Delia” (Connor) Dowd. [SEE Photo & Story].
[27] Dupuis, Adelard, 1 Oct 1893 Saint-Norbert, PQ Canada, son of Alex & Delia Dupuis. Alex Dupuis was a carpenter with his own construction company, and in 1910 Adelard was working in a lumber yard.  On his 1917 War Registration Card he indicated he was living at 103 Putnam Manchester NH, and was working for the Amoskeag Manufacturing Co.  He was of medium height and stature, with brown eyes and brown hair.  He served during WII in the regular army.
[28] Enright, James D., is a bit of a mystery.  This name appears on both the NH Honor Roll in the State House, and a state-wide honor roll at the University of New Hampshire. Newspapers credit a James D. Enright to Manchester, England.  The date of death is attributed to a James D. Enright, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division buried in Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, however the marker credit this death to Missouri. I cannot prove this is the same man, or one that should be credited to New Hampshire.
[29] Faucher, Rosario, was born August 25 1895 in East Broughton, PQ Canada, son of Louis & Marie Josephine (Crotte) Faucher.  In 1911 he was living with his family in Beauce, Sub-District 47 – Sacré Coeur de Jésus, PQ, Canada. He had siblings Placide, Jean-Baptiste, Laurenzo, Alphonse and Marie-Louise.  In 1917 Rosario Faucher was living in Manchester, NH.  His War Registration forms shows him then age 21, living at 145 Howe Street.  He was employed at McElwains as a shoe-cutter.  He was tall with medium stature, brown eyes and black hair.   Newspaper of early 1919 show him listed as having died January 20/21 1919 but having been wounded as early as October 1918.  I have not yet been able to determine his brigade assignment, nor his burial place, though I have ruled out both European American cemeteries, and Arlington National. Possibly he is buried in Canada where many of his family members remained.
[30] Foley, Martin J., was born 6 September 1895 in Manchester NH son of John & Sara (Kearney) Foley.   The December 1, 1918 issue of the Boston Globe shows Sketches of New England Men in Casualty Lists, including “Martin J. FOLEY, Co. D., 309th Infantry, 78th Div died of wounds Oct 30. He was stationed at Camp Dix NJ for three weeks before going to France in May. He leaves besides his mother, Mrs. Sarah Foley of 284 Bell St., a brother in Co K, 103d infantry, 26th Division and another brother, Sylvester, who is foreman in the Cohas shoe factory; three sisters, Sadie, Lulu and one in the order of the Sisters of Mercy. Foley was 23 years old.”
[31] Fountain, William F., aka Fontaine, was born in 1887 probably Chicopee MA, son of Isaac & Agnes H. (Carr) Fontaine. He had older sibling, Edward (b Canada) and younger siblings, Mary and Helena (who m. William V. Toomey), b. Chicopee, MA. In some notices he is called Corporal. His burial marker states Sergeant.  He had been a member of the New Hampshire National Guard.
[32] Fournier, Louis D., born October 1890 Manchester NH, son of Joseph A. & Marie Julia Eugenie (Jacques) Fournier. His siblings included  Henri, Diana, Aldia, and Angelina in 1900. His family lived at 357 Amherst Street at least into the mid 1940s.  His mother died in 1947 and is buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester NH.  His mother was on the list of Gold Star mothers eligible to visit their son’s graves in Europe.  The Gold Star record of Massachusetts show: “Fournier, Louis: died 3 Nov 1918 of wounds received in action. Enl. 29 July 1917, R.A.; assigned to Co I, 49th Inf.; trans. 10 Sep 1918 to Co G, 112th Inf. Born 1898 at Manchester NH, son of Mrs. Joseph Fournier.”
[33] Garrett, Henry J.,  born Aug 1890 NH, son of Peter/Pierre & Mary Garrett. Both parents were born in Canada, and died in Manchester NH, buried Mt Calvary Cemetery.  In 1910 this family living at 31 Mill Street, Manchester NH.  Henry’s siblings include Anna H., Clara M., Frederick E. and Adelaide L.
[34] Genard, Aimee D., born 30 May 1885 Manchester NH, son of of David & Celanire (Bergeron) Genard. He was killed in France, the result of a motorcycle accident.  On April 6, 1921, the Boston Post stated: “Manchester NH, April 5. — David and Mrs. Genard of 64 Lavalle Street have received word from government officials that the body of their son, Lieut. Aimee D. Genard who was the first Manchester officer to be killed overseas, would arrive in this city during the early part of the summer.” His name can be found on the WWI Honor Roll in Doric Hall of the NH State House.
GOSSLER HENRY PHOTO watermark[35] Gildea, Patrick Joseph, was born June 14, 1887 Woodsford, Galway County, Ireland, the son of Michael & Annie (Coen) Gildea.  In 1917 he was living at 396 Wilson Street in Manchester NH, working as a motorman for the Manchester Street Railway, when he filled out his War Registration form.  He stated he was single, with a mother and disabled brother in Ireland.  He was of medium weight and stature, with brown eyes and brown hair.  He signed the card “P.J. Gildea.”  He was killed in action in France, and his body first buried there. When the war ended, his remains were brought to Manchester where they were reburied in the new St. Joseph Cemetery on 22 April 1922. Patrick J. Gildea’s brother Michael Gildea resided in Manchester and married Annie Heaney.
[36] Gossler, Henry, born on 15 Mar 1896 in Manchester NH, the son of German immigrants, Henry & Lena (Viehweg) Gossler. Gossler Park & School in Manchester are named after him [SEE Photo & Story]
[37] Goyer, Joseph Ovila, aka Josaphat O., born October 19, 1886 in Montreal PQ Canada, son of Argenas & Victoria (Gagnon) Goyer. He immigrated with his family to Manchester NH in 1907. In 1917 when he filled out his War Registration Card, he was living at Grondin Ave, Manchester NH, a weaver for Amoskeag Mills. He was single, of medium height and stature with brown eyes and black hair.  He had two older brothers Arthur and Alfred Goyer who remained in Montreal Canada, and a younger sister, Laura Goyer, who m. Conrad Joseph Fontaine in 1910.
[38] Grady, Edward James , was the son of John & Bridget (Burke) Grady [of 51 Delaware Ave, Manchester]  His birth record and war registration card info differ slightly. Based on a baptismal record and not registered until 1936, Edward (Edmund) J. Grady was born 20 July 1889 in Manchester, NH. When he completed his War Registration form in 1917, he indicated, besides his name Edward James Grady, that he lived at Delaware & Paris Sts.  Manchester NH, and that he was born July 22, 1891 in Manchester NH. At that time he stated he worked as a Theater Carpenter, Charles Ringling, Chicago, Illinois, that he was single, of medium height and  medium stature, with blue eyes and brown hair.  He had siblings Daniel Joseph, Mary A. (who m. Albert Clark Noyes), Margaret (who m. Millard Earl Noyes) and Agnes (who m. Thomas Kennedy).  The Boston Post newspaper of September 18, 1918 (and several others of the same date) show: “Killed in Action, Pt. Edward J. Grady, Delaware ave, Manchester NH.” I cannot locate a grave for him in Europe, or any national military cemeteries, nor in St. Joseph Cemetery where his parents are buried.  I did find one grave of a “Corporal” Edward J. Murphy, attributed to Illinois where his employer was.  It his is his grave, then he would have died on 5 July 1918, would have served in the 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division, and would have been buried in Oise-Aisne American Cemetery.  Until I get 100% verification, I have left his official status unknown.
[39] Arthur Gregoire [Joseph Arthur], was born 27 October 1895 near Beaulac, Garthby Station, Quebec, Canada.  He moved to Manchester with his family after 1909, and they lived at 273 Cedar Street.  Arthur’s siblings included Marie Virginie, Marie Ethilda, Joseph Oscar, Aurelius “Tom”, Avila/Ovila, Armand/Hermann, Aldea, Etuliette, Arline D, and Roger. When the war ended, Arthur’s body was returned to the United States and was reburied in St. Augustine Cemetery.
[40] Grodzki/Grodski, Julian. Died of Wounds, before 9 Dec 1918. Only found on unofficial lists, and in two newspapers. He was not mentioned on either the NH Adjutant General’s List or on the NH Honor Roll in the NH State House. A Boston newspaper of December 1918 reported under Died of Wounds, “GRODZKI. Julian, 271 Lowell st, Manchester, NH.”  A Julian Grodski is buried Arlington National Cemetery, reportedly died 11 Nov 1918 [though the gravestone engraving enigmatically states ‘Brian’] and is attributed to New Jersey. Possibly he was the Julian Grodzki who was naturalized in a Texas military camp prior to being sent to Europe.
[41] Guthrie, William John B., son of David & Jane Willey (Bell) Guthrie, born in Dreanston, Perthshire, Kilmadock reg district, Scotland.  His parents had immigrated from Scotland to the United States in 1908, and William, along with most of his siblings,  arrived about 1910, living in Methuen and Lawrence, Massachusetts.  By 1920 his parents and some younger siblings were living in Manchester, New Hampshire, where they ran a gardening and florist business at 1031 Somerville Street. David and Jane, and some of the children are buried in Manchester cemeteries.  The book, Gold Star Record of Massachusetts, stated: “GUTHRIE, William J.B.; died 8 April 1918 of Wounds received in action [at Bois Brule]. Enl. 28 June 1917, Co L, 8th Inf, Mass. N.G., reported for duty 25 July 1917; mustered 2 Aug, trans to Co L, 104th Inf 26th. Overseas 26 Sep 1917. Born 30 Sep 1898 in Perthshire Scot., son of David and Jane W. Guthrie, both of Scotland. Carpenter. Brother of Joseph (22d Reserve Bn., Canadian Army) also three other brothers and six sisters. Resident in Massachusetts eight years].
[42] Hartford, Edgar Carl, born 1 Oct 1892 at Deerfield NH, son of Alfred H. & Cora A. (Fife) Hartford. He had lived in Manchester for 6 years.  He was killed in Europe during WWI, and after the war ended, his body was returned to New Hampshire and buried in Pine Grove Cemetery.  In 1917 when he filled out his registration form, he was living in Derry, working for H.P. Hood & Co.. He was tall and slender with brown eyes and black hair. He had just recently joined the NH National Guard. Edgard had a younger brother Guy Scott Hartford. [See Photo here, above].
[43] Hassotis, Efthathios.  Some newspapers reported his residence as 39 Adams Street South Lawrence MA, however he was living at 97 Bridge Street in Manchester NH when he filled out his war registration card. He stated his birth as 14 September 1889 in Greece.  At that time he was employed by Derryfield Shoe Co Manchester, was single, and was of medium height and stature with brown eyes and dark brown hair.  The Gold Star Mothers of Massachusetts Book adds: “HASSOTIS, Efthahios: killed in Action 1 Nov 1918 [Bois de Loges, north of Grand Pre]. Ent 26 April  1918, 153d D..; trans 13 May 1918 to Co. G., 309th Inf, 78th Div. 20 May 1918. Born about 1890 at Rhikia, Greece, credited to New Hampshire.
[44] Holland, Frederick F., born 26 February 1895 in Manchester NH, was the son of John J. & Bridget (Quinn) Holland [SEE Photo & Story].
[45] Horan, Charles F./T., was born about 1900 in Manchester NH, possibly the birth record of a son and 4th child on 2 March 1900 is him.  He was the son of Cornelius J. & Catherine (McCormack) Horan, and grandson of  Charles & Johanna (Bresnahan) Horan. Charles grew up at 202 Auburn Street, his father was a dyer in a cloth dye house.  Various records show a different middle initial. His military burial card and newspapers show “T,” while his death record shows “F.” He was initially buried in France, and later his body was returned to the United States and buried in St. Joseph Cemetery at Manchester on  24 July 1921. He had at least 2 siblings, a sister Josephine  who married Thomas E. Linehan, and a brother Paul C. Horan.
[46] Jacob, Arthur O., born 11 May 1887 New Bedford MA, son of Adolph & Christina (Gilman) Jacob. His family moved to Manchester NH between 1887 and 1890, residing at 356 Merrimack Street.  He had siblings Gertrude (who m. Carl E. Colby), Walter who lived in Pittsfield NH, and Mabel/Maybelle who m. James B. Corning.  In 1917 when Arthur O. Jacob filled out his registration form, he was working as a shoe cutter for B.A. Corbin & Son Co of Webster MA. He was single, tall, of medium stature with blue eyes and dark brown hair.  November 1918 newspapers announced that he was missing in action in France. The August 28 1919 Nashua Telegraph added: “Manchester-Word of the death of Corp. Arthur O. Jacob of the 258th Infantry, who was Killed in Action last September, was just received by his parents here this week. The last word received was that he was missing and the family had spent nearly a year in anxious waiting for news of him.”
[47] Johnson, Arthur G., aka Gustaf Arthur, was born 12 Feb 1899 in Manchester NH to Swedish parents, Alfred & Ida J. (Hendrickson) Johnson. His father was a locomotive machinist. He grew up at 10 Russell Street, later his family moving to E. High Street.  His siblings included Beda C, Edward, Carl V., John, Walter, Ethel, and Ralph.
[48] Jutras, William Hilair, was born 19 September 1891 in Peterborough New Hampshire, son of Alfred & Mattie/Martha (Barbeau) Jutras.  [SEE Photo & Story]
[49] Kalivas, Christos Nicolan was born 24 Sep 1888 Dolo, Greece.  [Photo & Story]
[50] Kameras/Kameris, John George, was born 30 May 1892 in Gravia Fokis Greece. In 1917 when he filled out his registration card, he stated he was living at 321 Spruce Street, working as a textile mill operator for Amoskeag Mfg Co at #3 Amory. He was the support of his father, mother and one brother. He was single with medium height and stature, with blue eyes and dark brown hair.
[51] Kelley, Clarence Fletcher, born on 25 January 1895 in Manchester, New Hampshire, the son of Thomas F. & Eola L. (Fletcher) Kelley. [See Photo & Story]
[52] Kelly, Daniel Francisborn 4 Dec 1893 Lowell MA, son of Daniel J. & Mary (Welch) Kelly.  He lived for 7 years in Lowell MA with his parents, and moved with them to Manchester, New Hampshire. His father was a teamster.  They lived at 180 Cedar Street in 1900, and 107 Cedar St. (rear) in 1910. He served as a private in the Fourteenth Engineers (Railway). He is listed on the WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House as Daniel F. KELLEY.  Newspaper clipping: “City Employees Raise Service Flag. MANCHESTER, N.H. March 30–A service flag bearing 25 stars, one a white star in memory of private Daniel F. Kelley, who died in France from natural causes, was raised this afternoon by the employes of Public Works. The exercises included a parade by all of the employees of the department through Elm st to the city yard, where the flag was unfurled. Addresses were made by Maj. Thomas H. Madigan Jr., city solicitor, and Samuel J. Lord, director of public works.”[Boston Sunday Globe, March 31, 1918]
[53] Kennedy, Joseph Alphonse, born 23 Nov 1894 Dracut MA, son and one of nine children born to William & Genevieve (Frieze) Kennedy. They lived in the Goffs Falls section of Manchester at 2978 Brown Avenue.  Siblings included William F., Mary G., Edward T., Alice M., John D., Charles B., Augustus F., and Francis M.  Joseph A. Kennedy’s body was returned to the United States at the end of the war, and was buried on 8 Apr 1921 in St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester NH.  Newspaper clipping: “LEARNS THAT A NEPHEW PREDICTED HIS OWN DEATH. Lucas E. Spellman of 206 Bigelow St., Brighton, has learned that his nephew, Corp. Joseph A. Kennedy of the 27th Division, NY, predicted his own death the evening before he fell at St. Souplet, last October. Kennedy was a widely known swimmer, and once held the New England diving championship. Barney Conley, his “buddy’ tells the story of Kennedy’s exploit. The corporal was sent out on a reconnaissance of the La Salle River. It was too deep to wade and was swept by German machine-gun fire. Kennedy swam the entire length of the regimental front of 500 yards and brought back the desire information. “I did it tonight,” he said, “but tomorrow will be my last.” The next day he was caught in the first wave of a machine-gun bombardment and killed. Kennedy’s home was in Goffs Falls, N.H.” [Boston Globe, April 23, 1919]
[54] Kubicki, Alojzy, was born about 1895 in Zagórze, Austria (now part of Poland), son of Jacenty Kubicki.  Alojzy immigrated to the United States, arriving in New York on 26 Apr 1912, on the ship, Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, with his destination being Manchester, NH. The Manchester NH City directories show that in 1914 he was an operative boarding at 486 Chestnut St., and in 1917 he was a shoe-worker living at 25 Warsaw, his last known address.
[55] LaFlamme, Arthur William, was born 16 January 1888 in Manchester NH, son of Joseph R. & Rachel M. (Levesque) LaFlamme. He had siblings:Cora M. who m. Donald G. Gregoire, Frank Xavier Laflamme. Arthur W. Laflamme was an attorney. His war registration card shows: “Arthur William Laflamme,  29, 66 Brook Street, Manchester NH, born January 16, 1888 Manchester NH, LAWYER self employed, single, tall, slender, blue eyes brown hair.  In service he was Chief Quartermaster USNRF. His death on Gallup Island in Boston Harbor, leads me to believe that he may have been among a group of volunteers from the navy, who were experimented on in that location, to test the efficiency of serums on influenza.  The Boston Post of Thursday, September 26, 1918, Boston, Massachusetts published this story: “TWO MANCHESTER, N.H., ATTORNEYS VICTIM
MANCHESTER, N.H., Sept 25 — Walter F. Laflamme and William A. Ryan, young Manchester attorneys, died today of influenza, the former at the Naval Hospital at Gallup’s Island, Boston Harbor, and the latter at the City Hospital, Cambridge, Mass. Pneumonia developed in each case. Ryan was recently appointed naturalization examiner in the United States Department of Labor. Laflamme was in the service as a student at the aviation school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [The Kennebunk Journal printed a similiar story but corrected the name to Arthur W. Laflamme].
levasseur-ralph-photo-2-watermarked[56 ] Larendeau, Harry H., unknown.  He is on the WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House. In 1917 there is no Larendeau in the City Directory, but a few Laurendeau (just no Harry H.). In newspapers he is credited to Windsor Mills, Ontario, Canada. The official military wording on his burial monument credits him to New Hampshire.
[57 ] Lavigne, Arthur J., unknown. There were several Lavigne families in Manchester, however no specific one can be attributed to this man. He is listed on the WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House, and his burial stone shows he is from New Hampshire.
[58] Lemire, Arthur Joseph, born 23 September 1886 Salmon Falls [Rollinsford] NH, son of Auguste & Albina (Lavigne) Lemire. His siblings included Philip, Joseph, and Josephine (who m. Horace Rouillard).
[59] Levasseur, Ralph, was born in Exeter NH about 1896, son of Adolphe & Eugenie (Parent) Levasseur. The family moved to Manchester and lived at  45 Bridge Pl.  In 1917 Ralph was a plumber’s helper, who lived with his widowed mother, and brother Phillipe.  After the war his body was returned to the United States and he was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester. A military marker was placed at his grave.  [See Photo here].
[60] Little, Herman Francis, born 28 Jan 1893 in Manchester, New Hampshire, the son of Charles J. & Anne (Moran) Little.  [SEE Photo & Story]
[61] Lynch, William H. Jr., born June 1898 in New Hampshire, son of William & Margaret Theresa (Turley) Lynch.  In 1900 this family lived at 67 Beach Street, and in 1910 on Brown Avenue.  William had siblings Sarah Anne, Francis and Leo (who died as an infant).  The US Navy Casualties Book, of the U.S.S. Covington, states: “Torpedo fired by enemy submarine, struck vessel amidship and the following named men were drowned…Lynch, William H., Fireman 2c…
[62] Mallon, John Denis, born 18 May 18 1893 in Manchester NH, son of James F. & Elizabeth (Byrne) Mallon.  He had siblings Edward J., Leo and Mary. On 5 June 1917 when he filled out his war registration form, he lived at 335 Cedar St Manchester NH, age 24, worked as a Section Hand for Amoskeag Mfg Co., Manchester NH. He was single, and indicated he was a private in the NH Infantry, for four years.  He was of medium height and weight, with blue eyes and brown hair.  One month later on 16 July 1917, John D. Mallon married in Manchester NH to Lena Ditner dau of Andrew & Martha (Ludwig) Ditner. They had a daughter, Elizabeth Martha Mallon who m. Earl Dexter Hartshorn, son of John & Mertie (Brown) Hartshorn.  John Denis Mallon died about a year after his marriage, in France, of wounds received in action.  When the war ended, John D. Mallon’s body was returned to the U.S. and reburied in St. Joseph Cemetery.
[63] Makris, Apostolos N., was born 9 May 1891 in Driskoli, Thessaly, Greece.  He immigrated to the United States and on 5 June 1917 completed a registration card in Manchester, including that he lived at 28 Lake Ave, Manchester NH, he was an alien, a laborer at  Stark Mills, Manchester NH, single, was of medium height and stature, with black hair and black eyes.  He made his mark (did not sign his name).   At the time of his death the newspapers printed his first name incorrectly: “Died of Wounds, Pvt Apostobos N. Makris, Thessaly, Greece” [Saturday, May 04, 1918 Location: Boise, Idaho Statesman]
[64] Martel, Albert S., born Joseph Celestin Albert Martel on 12 May 1892 in Manchester, NH, son of Alfred & Victoria (Martel) Martel. He had siblings, Joseph A., Irving, Amelia, Willard, Arthur and Lillian.  In 1900 this family lived in Greenfield NH but by 1910 had moved back to Manchester, residing at 27 Central Street.  At that time Albert was working as a teamster in a wood yard.  After the war his body was returned to the United States and buried in St. Augustine Cemetery, Manchester. A military marker was ordered and placed on his burial plot.
[65] Masevich, Joseph Adam, born Vilno/Wilno, Russia [a city in current day Lithuania, called Vilnius. In Polish Vilnius is Wilno].  There are 2 separate birth dates for him.  On his declaration of intention for citizenship he stated it was 8  November 1894, and on his war registration card he stated it was 14 September 1894.  His declaration gives addition information: now living at 315 Manchester St. Manchester NH, emigrated to the US from Hamburg Germany on the vessel President Grant, my last foreign residence was Wilno Russia, arrived in port of NY on 2 Sept 1912.  He was 5ft 3 inches tall, weighed 123 pounds, had brown hair, and blue eyes. Joseph Masevich’s June 1917 War Registration card shows this: living at 130 Merrimack St Manchester NH, occupation shoe-worker WH McElwain Co, Central Plant, Manchester NH, single, private in infantry of NH national guard or 7 months.
[66] McDonald, Samuel Franklin, born 8 Feb 1898 in Candia NH, son of Leroy D. & Catherine (McKenzie) McDonald.  He grew up in Candia and Manchester, his family living in the latter place in the 1910 Census on Brown Avenue.  His siblings included Jim H., Lottie M. (who m. Pierre Fortin), Daniel Leroy (who m. Anna B. Ready), and John Henry (1899-1992). Newspaper attribute him to Burlington VT, however he is listed on both the NH Adjutant General’s WWI Casualty List and the WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House.
[67] Montminy, Valere, was born 16 May 1891, St-Gilles PQ Canada, son of Charles & Marguerite (Tailleur) Montminy.  In October 1908 he and his family immigrated to Manchester NH. Siblings included Mary, Ele, Armond, Rose, Emiline and Henry. Valere’s war registration form of June 1917 shows: Valere Montminy, 128 Orange St Manchester NH, alien, weaver of cloth, Amoskeag Mfg Co Manchester NH, single, with medium height and stature, brown eyes and dark brown hair. Newspapers that reported his death incorrectly show his last name as “Montiny.” I have not yet been able to determine his military unit, but he probably was in the regular army.
MORLEY SGT JEREMIAH - watermark[68] Moriarty, John Mortimer, born 15 April 1889 in Castle Main, Kerry, Ireland.  His 1917 war registration card, filled out in Manchester NH shows: age 27, residing 311 Summer Manchester NH; b April 15, 1889 Declarant; birthplace: Castle Main, Kerry Ireland; occupation: Street R R Conductor, Manchester Street Railway Manchester, single, med height and med stature with gray eyes and brown hair.  The 1917 Manchester City Directory shows him living at 311 Summer St.  Others in the same household are Margaret housekeeper  and Mary shoeworker.
[69] Morley, Jeremiah T., son of Michael & Julia (Creeden) Morley, was born 12 Dec 1897 in Manchester NH. His parents were Irish immigrants from Kilgarvan, County Kerry who had come to the United States seeking a better life. [SEE Photo & Story]
[70] Mulroy, Michael, was (according to naturalization papers) born Mayo, Ireland on 15 May 1875. He immigrated to the United States from Ireland aboard the ship Samaria, arriving in Boston on 10 May 1892, his destination New Hampshire.  He married Margaret “Maggie” Morgan, daughter of Michael & Matilda (Ramsey) Morgan,  and began family life in Manchester.  Michael worked in the mills as a dyer.  They had several children including Alfred J. (b 1896, d 23 June 1902), Alice (b 1897, d 18 June 1897), Gertrude (b 22 March 1898 Manchester NH), George E. (b 25 June 1900 Manchester NH), Alfred Peter (b 14 July 1902 Manchester NH, his twin Alexander died), Margaret (b 28 Sep 1904 Manchester NH), and Mildred Violet/Gertrude (b 26 Oct 1906 Manchester; m Albert James Farrey).  Sgt. Michael Mulroy was attributed to New Hampshire in the newspaper notices, and the WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House recognizes him.  Michael’s wife, now a widow continued to live and Manchester NH, and died there in 1950.  Two of his children had removed to Vermont, and perhaps that is why he was listed that way. [SEE Photo above].
[71] Mundell, William, born 17 April 1899 Glasgow, Scotland, son of Sydney & Christina (Patterson) Mundell. He immigrated to Manchester NH from Scotland, arriving in Boston MA on 8 Mar 1914, on the ship Pretorian.  He had younger siblings Barbara and Henrietta. His family lived in Manchester after his death during WWI, where his father worked as an iron moulder.  William’s remains were returned to the United States  when the war ended, and he was reburied in Pine Grove Cemetery, where he has an official military marker.
[72] Niding, Joseph, born 27 July 1892 Montreal Quebec Canada, son of Jean-Baptiste aka John Niding.  According to his naturalization papers, he immigrated to the United States in 1903, arriving on the B&M Railroad.  In 1910 he was living in Manchester NH, with his father and step-mother, Malina (Toupin) Niding on Granite Street.  In 1917 he was living at 456 Granite Street Manchester NH, and was a shoe worker.  His father died in 1924 and is buried in Canada. He did not appear to have any siblings.
[73] Norcross, Edward Irving, born 12 Feb 1893 Hardwick VT, son of Irvin A. & Edith (Farr) Norcross. In 1900 living in Hardwick VT with parents, and siblings, Orlo D and Russell J.  His 1917 War Registration card was completed in Manchester NH with the following information: living at 61 B St Manchester NH, occupation is Grocery Clerk for E.D. Moore Co., Manchester NH, single, medium height and build with blue eyes and dark brown hair.  Although his official military marker shows missing in action, the Boston Post newspaper of Tuesday Nov 26 1918 stated Died of Disease, Pt Edgar I Norcross MANCHESTER NH, D Batt., 73d F.A.
[74] Parnell, George Downes, was born 15 March 1894 in Manchester NH, son of Fred O. & Georgia W. (Downes) Parnell. [SEE Photo & Story]
[75] Parsons, Patrick Joseph, was born 4 July 1889 at Ballinagh Roscommon Ireland, son of Michael & Bridget (Gilvain/Gilrain) Parsons.  When he filled out his registration card in June of 1917, he stated he lived at 169 Bell St Manchester NH, and he was working as an electrician, at Stark Mills. He also noted he was a Private in the Infantry, NH National guard for 3 years. He was of medium height and stature, with gray eyes and brown hair. He is noted on his wife’s passport that he was a naturalized citizen sworn at Bronx NY 7 Jan 1919, Court of Special Sessions (Military). He died on 20 Nov 1919, of tuberculosis, at the US Military Hospital in Baltimore MD, duration of illness 3 months. According to Find-A-Grave contributor Dan Phelan, his Baltimore City Death Certificate number D-36882 has his death at the U.S. General Hospital #2 on the grounds of Fort McHenry, Baltimore City. His cause of death was (1) a chest wound, (2) pulmonary tuberculosis, and (3) tubercular esteitis (?) ribs resected. Many servicemen were at that hospital recovering from wounds received in Europe during WWII. Many died there from the influenza. His mother is listed as Alice Parsons [should be his wife, not mother]. He was listed as married, and born in Ireland. He was in Company B, 103rd Infantry as a Private..  Patrick J. Parsons, Private Co. B, 103rd Infantry departed the United States aboard the ship, Celtic on 27 September 1917 from New York City. According to Daniel Phelan, information on Fold3 shows he returned to the United States arriving on the USN New Jersey on 3 October 1918. His wife’s addres was 255 Green St. Manchester NH. The NH Adjutant General’s list includes his name with the wrong year (1918 instead of 1919), and Patrick is listed on the WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House, Concord.  Patrick married Alice Mullarkey.  See more details at Find-A-Grave, where I created a memorial for him.
[76] Peterson, William A., was born 6 Feb 1885 at Leedhult, Sweden, son of Andrew P. (deceased) and Anna C. Peterson, of Lynn, 1920. At the time of his death he was credited by the newspapers to Manchester NH, where his brother Sidney lived and had a family, however he is not listed on either the NH Adjutant’s List nor on the WWI Honor Roll. He had only been a resident of Massachusetts for a year, though he entered National Guard Service from there. August 3, 1918 Boston Post: Another Manchester N.H. man to die from wounds is Private William A. Peterson. He was a member of the 104th Infantry. He died July 22. He was 34 years old and served in the cavalry at the time of the Mexican trouble. Private Peterson enlisted from Pittsfield where he lived after removing from Manchester a short time before he entered the service. The follow is from Gold star record of Massachusetts: Peterson, William A., died 22 July 1918, of wounds received in action [20 July, shell fire, near Belleau]. He enlisted 21 June 1916, Co. A., 2nd Inf, Mass, N.G. Served on the Mexican order. Reported for duty 25 March 1917, mustered 30 March, Co. A, 2nd Inf., Mass N.G. (Co. A, 104th Inf., 26th Div). Overseas 5, Oct 1917.  He was born 6 Feb 1885 at Leedhult, Sweden, son of Andrew P. (deceased) and Anna C. Peterson, of Lynn, 1920; brother of Sidney of Manchester NH and Mrs. Mary E. Mann of Lynn. Lineman. Resident in Massachusetts one year.
[77] Pichette, Emile A., was born 30 August 1891 in St. Camille, Quebec Canada, the son of Magliore & Clara (LePage) Pichette.  His June 1917 war registration card shows he was living at 517 Chestnut Street, a mill operator at Amoskeag Manufacturing Co.. He was single, of medium height and weight, with blue eyes and light hair.  After the war his remains were returned to the United States and buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The Boston Post of Bodies of Aug 13, 1921 announced, “The funeral of private Pichette will not be conducted until the first of next week. His remains will lie in state until the hour of the funeral, under a guard of honor, composed of members of the Sheridan guards, of whom he was formerly associated. Arrangements are in charge of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sergt. Martin Rourke commander.” Emile had several siblings including Albert, Emilia, Magloire, Adjutor, Elilda, Ovila, Jerard, Lilian, and Violet.
[78] Prauman, Charles Frederick, was born 16 April 1892 Manchester NH to Phillip & Caroline (Hinter/Winter) Prauman.  His mother married 2d) 15 Sep 1898 in Manchester NH to Orrin Webber of Bedford NH.  By 1900 he was living in Bedford, listed as “stepson.” In 1917 when he filled out his registration form, he was living at 153 Wilson St Manchester NH, working as a shoe cutter for F M Hoyt Co. He listed himself as sole support of his mother and stepfather, and described himself as single, 6 ft tall with grey eyes and black hair.  On Feb 7 1919 the Nashua Telegraph newspaper published this story: “Bedford Feb 7 People in the western part of the town received with regret the announcement of the death in France, Oct 3, from wounds received in action of Pvt. Charles E. Prauman. The greater part of the soldier’s life was spent here. He was a stepson of the late Orrin Webber and came here to live when about five years old. Private Prauman was a young man of fine character, a great reader and an ardent student and lover of nature, which he enjoyed to the utmost in his home on the Shirley Hill Road at the foot of the Uncanoonuc mountains.
[79] Provencher, Wilfred R., of 35 Marian Street, Manchester, New Hampshire [per newspaper reports of his death].  In 1917 the house at 35 Marion Street was owned by “Provencher, Telesphore (Mary) h 43 Marion.”  No doubt this was either Wilfred’s parents or some close relative.  Others boarding there that same year included Adelia, Arthur and Ernest.  I am not positive, but I believe Wilfred R. was b Sep 1897 in Canada, the son of Telesphore & Marie Provencher of Drummond & Arthabaska, Canada.  I would be grateful if family would clarify Wilfred’s parentage.
raza-hypolite-photograph-2-watermarked[80] Provost, Andrew Jay III, was born 20 March 1893[4] in Brooklyn, New York, son of Andrew Jay & Ada B. (Balston) Provost Jr.  In June of 1917 when he completed his war registration form, he was living at 299 Concord St Manchester NH, a woolen manufacturer for Amoskeag Mfg Co. He was single, was of medium height, slender stature with brown eyes and brown hair.  The newspapers and official records credit him to of Richmond Hill NY.  The NH Adjutant General’s Office lists him among NH casualties of WWI, and his name appears on the WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House.
[81] Raza, Hypolite Joseph, was born 10 November 1890 in Drummondville PQ, son of Maxime & Melina (Grenier) Raza.  In June 1918 he filled out a registration form stating he lived at 302 Shasta St, Manchester NH, occupation teamster. He was single, of medium height and stature, with black eyes and black hair.  On 27 June 1918 he became a naturalized citizen at Camp Devens.  According to a family tree on he had siblings: Alfred, Marie Emma, Virginia Philomene, Aime Joseph, Aimable Theodore, Anna D., Mecleor, Leon/Napoleon, Evariste Edmond, Armand Peter/Pierre.  [SEE Photo here].
[82] Reddington, John J., was born 24 June 1888 in ‘Glenn Moore’ Ireland, son of Thomas & Bridget (Grady) Reddington.  When he filled out his registration form in June of 1917 he stated that he lived at 70 Bedford Street, and was a laborer for People’s Gaslight Co. He was single, of medium height, weight, with blue eyes and brown hair.  In the 1910 census he was living with his widowed aunt and family, Mrs. Margaret (Grady) McGuigan, widow of Patrick McGuigan, cousins Delia and Edward McGuigan, and his sister Mary.  His sister Mary ‘Redington’ married m 6 June 1911 in Manchester NH to Thomas Kenney son of Patrick & Bridget (Ronan) Kenney.  The Boston Post newspaper reported: “REDDINGTON, PRIV. JOHN J., 278 Calef Street Manchester NH B Company 103d Infantry, 28 years old. Survived by a sister Mrs. Mary Kenney.Worked at Manchester foundry.  Killed July 20.
[83] Richardson, Joseph Leo, born 11 March 1889 New Boston NH, son of Clarence & Jennie F. (Sweeney) Richardson.  There is a bit of confusion regarding his last name. He was born RichardSON. His WWI registration form shows Richards.  His official military burial monument in France shows Richards.  Notices in the newspapers show Richards.  His name on both the NH Adjutant General & WWI Honor Roll in the State House show RichardSON.  The Gold Star Mother’s notice shows his mother’s name as Richardson and his name as Richards. This is all the same person as noted here. He had siblings Grace (1882-1971), Mary (1883-1918), and George Edgar (1885-1964, m. Rose A. Paguette, moved to Brockton MA). When he filled out his WWI registration form he noted: living at 118 Pearl Street Manchester NH, mill operator for Amoskeag Mfg., single, private infantry, 7 yrs NH National Guard, medium height and weight, light blue yes, brown hair.
[84] Roberge, Alfred Joseph D., born 17 April 1896 Biddeford, Maine, son of Mederic(k) & Cedulie/Sedulie (Roby/Robie) Roberge. His 1917 registration card shows: 58 Winter Street Manchester NH, Mill operative, Amoskeag Manufacturing Co., single, of medium height and weight, blue eyes, light hair.  The Boston Post of Wednesday, August 21, 1918, reported: “Private Alfred Roberge of A Company, 103rd infantry, died of wounds in France, according to information reaching his father Mederique Roberge, of 58 Winter Street, Manchester, N.H. He was 22 years of age and was wounded on June 20. He is survived by 11 brothers and sisters.”  Some of these siblings were Blanche, Ernestine, Armand, Ida, Luciene, and Alice (from 1920 US Census).  When the war ended his body was returned to the United States and buried in his family’s plot in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester.
[85] Roberge, Joseph Herman, born 8 November 1889 in Tingwick, Arthabaska, Canada, the son of Pierre & Rosalie (Cantin) Roberge. Recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross. [See Photo & Story].
[86] Rice, Russell Benjamin,  born 28 July 1989 Derry, Rockingham Co NH
son of Charles T. & Martha E. “Mattie” (Forsaith) Rice.  Newspapers attributed him to Manchester, NH. He is listed on the NH Adjutant General list attributed to “Derryville,” and his name is on the WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House.  You would think his name would show up on the WWI Honor Roll in Derry, however I believe that the “Emil L. Rice, should read Russell B. Rice.” Because he is not listed there correctly, I am listing him here, because he needs to be remembered somewhere August 3, 1918 Boston Post: “Pt. Russell B. Rice whose name appeared in yesterday’s casualty list as dead of wounds, was a member of a machine gun company in the 28th Infantry. Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Rice of Manchester NH received word yesterday of their son’s death. He died as a result of wounds July 16. Private Rice enlisted in the United States Field Artillery in June 1917. He went overseaslast March.”  And on May 14, 1920 Boston Post: “Thanks Post for Opportunity.  Mrs. Charles J. Rice of Derry NH sent $2 in honor of her son ,RUssell  Rice, 38th Inf. Machine Gun Co who made the supreme sacrifice. “I have been feeling so badly,” wrote Mrs. Rice, ‘because I could not place even one little flower on my darling’s grave, but I thank the Post that he and the other boys will have some flowers on their graves. I ask God every night and every morning that soon our boys will be sent home to us.”‘[Memorial Day Fund at the Boston Post].
[87] Ross, Louis Francois was born 1 Oct 1898 in Manchester NH, to  Louis & Pamelie (Janelle) Ross.  His father Louis/Lewis was a Canadian immigrant, arriving in Manchester NH about 1880 to work as a loom fixer in the mills.  In 1900 they lived at 232 Cartier Street, and in 1910 at 45 Jones Street.  Frank L. Ross’ siblings included Clara, Rose A/Rosella, Albert, Napoleon, Celia, Louis Jr., Albertine and Eugene. He served as a Corporal in the 103rd Infantry, Company A, and was killed July 20, 1918 by a machine gun bullet.
[88] Seelig, Frederick Rudolph, born 27 January 1894, Manchester NH, son of Oscar A. & Ida (Ramig) Seelig.  In 1917 when he completed his registration form he worked as a lineman for NE Tel Co. Manchester, was single, had 1 yr experience non commissioned artillery, in the NH national guard. He was of medium height and weight, with dark blue eyes and dark brown hair. He married the same month he registered for the draft, on 18 June 1917, Dorothy Mildred Chadbourne, daughter  of Edward H. & Abbie (Pinkham) Chadbourne.  When the war ended, his body was returned to the United States and reburied in the Chadbourne-Seelig plot in Pine Grove Cemetery.  The monument states:SERGEANT FREDERICK R. SEELIG // BATTERY D., 103rd F.A. BORN JAN. 27, 1894 // KILLED IN ACTION BATTLE OF ST. MIHIEL FRANCE // Sept 14, 1918 // IN MEMORY.
[89] Merrill, George E., was born August 1897 in New Hampshire, son of Arthur B. & Martilla “Myrtie” E. (Gile) Merrill.  His father died before 1903 when Fred Gilman Severance, son of Leonard & Cynthia A. (Harvey) Severance m 11 March 1903 in Manchester NH to the widow, Myrtie E. Merrill, dau of Wesley & Viola (Foss) Gile.  By 1910 George E. Merrill is living in Hooksett NH with his mother, stepfather and half-siblings, that would include: (Severance) Charles L., John W., Ellen S., Nancy B., William W., and Dean R.  In the 1930’s Mrs. Myrtie Severance would appear on the Gold Star Mother’s list of Manchester NH, recognizing her son George E. Merrill. “Severance, Mrs. Fred, RFD #1, Box 48 Manchester mother –Merrill, George E. Cpl.  Co. H, 128th Inf.” He is credited on all other records I’ve seen to South Hooksett NH (which is ‘almost’ Manchester).
[90] Shedd, Daniel Kimball was born 25 Dec 1897 in Manchester NH, son of Charles Fogg & Lilla Augusta “Lillie” (Kimball) Shedd. His father was a woodworker from New Boston NH.  He grew up in Manchester, NH and in 1900 the family was living at 156 West Street [near Williams].  He had many siblings including Eva M., Charles F., Edward R., William E., Gertrude R., and Otis R., Philip F., Mary E., Frances E., and Madison F.  He was single. He served in the 103rd U.S. Army Regiment, Company B. He was killed in action on 20 July 1918 by machine gun bullets. His final papers show his home address as Wellington Road, Manchester NH. I cannot find a burial location, and he does not appear in the European military lists, nor in Arlington National.  Very possibly his body was returned to the United States, to cemetery unknown to me at this time.

Archibald Lavender Smith
photographic portrait, ca 1917;
Harvard University Library,

[91] Smith, Archibald Lavender, was born 1 February 1889 in Hillsborough (town), Hillsborough Co., NH, son of John B. & Emma E. (Lavender) Smith.  His father was one-time governor of New Hampshire.  At the time of his death, newspapers gave notice that he was of 278 Myrtle Street in Manchester, New Hampshire. His will was probated in Hillsborough, NH. [Read his extensive biography here]. In the Oct 9, 1918 issue of the Boston Post newspaper was the following article: “Sergeant Archibald L. Smith, older son of the late Ex-Governor John . and Mrs. Emma E. (Lavender) Smith, of Boston and Hillsborough, N.H., died in a hospital at Tours, France, Sept 21, 1918. He was born in Hillsborough, Feb 1, 1889 and graduated at Harvard College in 1911. He enlisted in the Quartermaster’s Department in the summer of 1917 and was in the 301st Company, Motor Supply Train 401, having been in France continuously since December last.He was married Nov 1, 1916 to Miss Madeleine Fellows of Manchester, who survives him, with an infant son, John Butler Smith.His mother with homes in Boston and Hillsboro stefanski-stan-photograph-2-watermarkedand his brother, Norma B. Smith, also survive him.”
[92] Stefanski, Stanislaw, was born March 28, 1892 in Galicia, Jaszczew, Poland. He immigrated to Manchester New Hampshire some time before June of 1917 when he completed a registration card. This document stated that he was living at 170 Amherst Street in Manchester, was a citizen of Russia-Austria, however he was a declarant (to become a naturalized citizen.  He worked as a weaver at Amoskeag Mfg Co., was single, tall, of medium build with grey eyes and light hair.  Stefanska Maryanna Stefanska, a weaver who boarded at 208 Manchester that same year, may have been a relative.

[93] Sullivan, Edward Joseph, was born 17 September 1891, Newport, Orleans Co.,  Vermont the son of Paul & Margaret “Maggie” (Kennedy) Sullivan.  In 1900 the large family was living at 100 Orange Street in Manchester, NH.  Edward’s brother John had immigrated to the city in 1889, and the rest followed in 1892.  In June of 1917 when he filled out his war registration form, Edward stated that he was occupied as an awning maker for Barton Company, Manchester NH, had the support of his mother, was single, short and slender with blue eyes and brown hair.  His siblings (in 1900) included John, Mary, Emma, Michael, Paul, Albert, Margaret/Maggie, William/Willie, Frank, Alice, Edward and Walter.
[94] Sweeney, Henry John, was born on 12 September 1897 in Manchester, NH, son of Jeremiah & Catherine “Kate” (O’Dowd) Sweeney. [See Story & Photo].
[95] Thibeault, Albert, was born 27 Sep 1890 in Nashua, New Hampshire, son of Francois & Josephine (Lambert/Forber) Tibeault. His June 1917 war registration card showed: age 27, living at 284 Silver Street, Manchester NH, working as a shoe clerk at  J.H. Morse, Manchester. He was married and was of medium height and weight, with gray eyes, and black hair. He had married 4 Sep 1916 in Manchester NH to Aurore Lessard,daughter of Ulric & Georgianna (Plante) Lessard.  He was sent to France and was reported twice in the newspapers–the first time as “severely wounded,” published on July 22, 1918 (from which he recovered), and then again when he was killed in action.  The Altoona Tribune, Sept 6, 1921 newspaper published this story:  “American Legion Report. Manchester, N.H. September 5. Fulfilling a promise made to the friend of his youth and comrade on the battlefields of France, J. Adhemar Letendre on Labor Day married Mrs. Albert Thibeault, of this city, widow of his buddy killed in action. Serving in Flanders with a regiment of American Infantry in its forward drive, Thibeault was wounded. In a hospital back of the lines he was visited by his close friend, Private Letendre, of the air service. Young Thibeault married shortly before he sailed for France, feared that his wound would prove fatal.  He exacted a pledge from Letendre that he would protect his wife–or widow–“if something should happen.” Letendre was sailing for America.  The infantryman recovered, however, and returned to the line. He was killed instantly in the first battle thereafter in which his command participated, falling in No Man’s Land on the Soissons front. In America the friendship between the widow and the comrade of her dead soldier was ripening into love. Both were interested in the early workings of the American Legion, the young aviator in his capacity as vice commander of the Jutras Post here and Mrs. Thibeault in the organization of the Women’s Auxiliary to the post. The marriage in St. Augustine’s church Monday was solemnized five years to the day after the first nuptials.”  J. Adhemar Letendre, son of Antoine & Caroline (Letendre) Letendre, married 5 September 1921 in Manchester NH to Aurore Thibeault, daughter of Ulrec & Georgianna (Plante) Lessard.
[96] Thompson, William Stephen, was born 19 March 1892 in Manchester, New Hampshire, the son of Frank L. & Rose (Campbell) Thompson.  He married 16 Apr 1917 in Manchester NH to Mary Anne Malloy daughter of Patrick & Fannie (Burke) Malloy.   After WWI ended, his body was returned home, and he was reburied in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Manchester, in September 1921. The cause of death listed at that time was pneumonia. though all newspaper reports stated he died of wounds.
[97] Vaughan, Charles A., born “Charles Stuart Parnel Vaughan,” on 2 August 1886 in Manchester NH, son of James & Bridget (Quinn) Vaughan. Siblings include James A., Denis, William, and Frank. He was raised in Manchester NH, attending school there.  The “Gold Star Mothers” book offers this bio: “Vaughan, Charles A., Corporal died 9 October 1918 of wounds received in action (near Cornay, 8 Oct., at Hill 180). Ent. 5 Oct 1917, Co. I, 301st Inf. 76th Div; trans. 12 Nov to Co. G, 327th Inf., 82d Div. Corporal 12 Dec 1917. Overseas 25 April 1918. Born 2 Aug 1886 at Manchester NH, son of James (died 1920) and Bridget (Quinn, died 1896) Vaughan (both born in Ireland); brother of James A., William H., and Frank E., all of Manchester, N.H. Real estate business. Resident in Massachusetts five years.”
[98] Veilleux, Cyrille, born 31 Jan 1890 St. Lugia PQ Canada. On 23 March 1909 immigrated to US at Augusta Maine via Railroad. Newspapers credited him to Manchester, NH, and the 1913 Manchester Directory lists his name as removing to Lewiston, Maine.  His WWI registration card, completed in Oxford Co., Maine shows: Cyrille Veilleux, 27, living at 28 Lochness Road, Rumford Maine, born January 31, 1890 St. Ludger, Frontenac PQ, alien, Laborer, Oxford Paper Co., Rumford Maine, single, tall, medium stature, dark eyes, dark hair, sound of body. He became a naturalized citizen at Camp Devens, MA. He is not listed on either the NH Adjutant General list but HE IS on the NH Roll of Honor in the NH State House. Official Maine records give this bio: “Ind: S. Paris, Oxford Co., Apr. 29/18. Private. Org: 1st Co 1st Bn 151 Dep Brig to June 21/18; Co M 303 Inf to Aug. 5/18; Co D 162 Inf to Aug. 14/18; Co G 26 Inf to death. Overseas: July 8/18 to death.”  He is buried in Meuse-Argonne Cemetery, France.
[99] Webster, Earl Alvin, born 18 November 1901, Laconia NH, son of George F. & Lilla E. (Chase-Dow) Webster. He enlisted at Manchester, NH in Co. E., 103rd infantry.  The NH Adjutant General credits him to Concord NH though he does not appear on any of their memorials.  His name is credited to Manchester NH in books, and in newspaper notices (though he did not seem to live there). He was only 16-1/2 years old when he died.  The History of the 103rd Regiment states he died from enemy shell fire. Boston Globe, August 12, 1921–“BUGLER WEBSTER’S BODY ARRIVES AT GILFORD. Laconia NH, Aug 11-The body of Bugler Earl A. Webster, who was killed in the Argonne while serving the 103d Infantry was brought to his home in Gilford this afternoon from Hoboken. Earl Webster enlisted in Manchester and was with his regiment all the time until he lost his life. He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. George Webster, a brother, and sister. The funeral services will be held from the United Baptist Church, Lakeport, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.” –Boston Post, Monday, August 12, 1921-“HONORS PAID TO BUGLER WEBSTER AT LACONIA. Laconia, N.H., Aug 14.–Funeral services for Bugler Earl A. Webster, who was killed in France while serving in Co. E of the 103d Infantry, were held at the United Baptist Church this afternoon. Frank W. Wilkins Post, American Legion, Major Joseph H. Killourhy, commander, attended the services in a body and acted as escort from the E.D. Ward Company undertaking rooms to the church and from the church to the cemetery. There were also in the cortege Gen. Edmund Tetley Camp, United Spanish War Veterans, and other patriotic organizations. The casket, draped with the American flag, rested on a caisson, which was drawn by four black horses. The services in the church were conducted by Rev. Benjamin Lomax. The bearers were David Smith, Carl Kirkman, Joseph Fontaine, William McGrath, Winifield Goss and Winfield Pearsons. At the grave a salute was fired by a detail from Co E of the New Hampshire State Guard. “Taps”was sounded by Master James Darling.”
[100] Wouters, Laurent, was probably born abt 1885 in Belgium.  Very little can be discovered about him.  Laurent/Lawrence immigrated to the United States on the S.S. Finland, a ship that left Antwerp Belgium on 4 March 1905 and arrive in the port of New York on 15 March 1905, his occupation tinker. His point of contact was a brother ‘Josse Wouders.’ In 1914 ‘Laurence Wouters’ can be found in the Manchester, NH City Directory, a tanner, boarding with George Wouters at 84 Goff Street. George was a cigar maker for the R.G. Sullivan Company.  George is probably his brother, as when George died in 1945 a military headstone with his enlistment name of “Joss Wouters,” was ordered by his widow and place in Calvary Cemetery. On George’s death record, it stated he had been born in Belgium, and his father’s name as Jean Wouters.
[101] Colby, Myron Oscar was born 11 May 1899 in Manchester NH, son of Daniel O. & Annie B. (Nichols) Colby. He grew up in Manchester NH, his father was an engineer for the mills. He had siblings, William H., Aretas P., Sarah A., and Forest N.  Myron O. Colby is listed on the WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House, and a tree was planted in his name in Stark Park.
[102] Higgins, Irvine Washington was born b June 20, 1890 Manchester NH, son of Charles L. & Mary Smith (Irvine) Higgins. In 1900 he was living in Andover NH with his parents and brother Fred G.  By June of 1917 he was living in Manchester NH and he filled out a registration form show he was 26 years old, living at 6 Mitchell Ave., Manchester, a shoe worker for W H Griffin Co.,  single, medium, stout, with blue eyes and light hair.  The New Hampshire records holds a New Hampshire burial record for him, stating he died at Camp Upton NY, but it gives no further details, nor the cemetery location.  Irving W. Higgins is listed on the WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House, and a tree was planted in his memory in Stark Park.
[103] Haley, John P., was born 14 June 1888 in Manchester NH, the son of Anthony & Margaret (Ansboro) Healey.  His family members spelled their names various ways including Haley, Healy, and Healey.  John’s military and death record spell it HALEY as does his listing on the WWI Honor Roll at the NH State House.  In Stark Park a tree was planted in the name of John Healey. John apparently want in training at Camp Devens MA when he contracted influenza, dying of lobar pneumonia. He had siblings,   John, Mary, Frank Joseph (1893-1956; m. Marjorie Pride), William and Margaret.
[104] Morse, Arthur Wilson was born 10 December 1890 in Henniker NH, son of George M. & Lucy Ellen “Nellie” (Thorndike) Wilson.  He had 3 older sisters, Lena R., Mabel T, and Helen K.  His WWI registration form was completed in Manchester NH, and he describes himself as:”living at 16 Chase Avenue, working as a lineman for NE Telephone, City of Manchester. He was single, stood 5 ft 10-1/2 inches tall, of medium weight, with light brown eyes, and light hair.”  He enlisted in the United States Navy at Boston MA on December 13, 1917. He died in action on the USS Mount Vernon, September 5, 1918, when the vessel was torpedoed. His mother was living in Manchester NH at the time of his death, and his body was returned there for burial. Warren Morning Chronicle, Monday, September 9, 1918, Warren, Pennsylvania: “35 Men Lost When Torpedo Struck Former German Liner. Washington, Sept 8 – Thirty-five persons, principally members of the fire room crew of the U.S. Mount Vernon, formerly the German liner Kronprinzessin Cecilie were killed when the ship by struck by torpedo Thursday last, 200 miles off the French coast it was announced today by the Navy Department….The Mount Vernon is one of the great German ships taken over by the Government and has been used as a transport. She was on her return to the United States when struck. The estimate of her carry capacity as a troop ship places it near that of the old Vaterland. The news that so many of the ships complement had been killed was a surprise to the navy officials as the first reports indicated that there were none killed. The belief that there were no fatalities, however, was based mostly on the fact that the ship was able to put back into port under her own steam and at a fourteen knot clip, which was an indication that she had not been hit in a vital spot. The torpedo struck the ship on the starboard side flooding No. 4 fire room, but the extend of the damage is not stated….. List of Dead.. following are the names and addresses of the men killed …. Arthur W. Morse, fireman, 2nd class, Manchester, N.H.
[105] Kelley, Peter Aloysius was born 3 Nov 1893 in Manchester NH, son of Francis P. “Frank” & Marion (McGuigan) Kelly. [Note: this family spelled their surname KELLY and KELLEY]. In 1900 he was living at 220 Lake Avenue with his family.  In June of 1917 he completed a registration card stating he lived at 237 Laurel Street, Manchester NH, and was working as a grocer at F.J. Kelly (located corner Spruce & Wilson Streets). He was of medium height and weight, blue eyes, light hair.  His military marker card shows that he served during WWI, in Co B, 103rd Infantry, 26th Division. His death occurred in 1919, after the war was over, and he was in a Marine Hospital in Boston (probably the Chelsea Naval Hospital, now closed).  He had 2 death records, one from Boston and one when his body was transported to New Hampshire for burial. Those documents indicate that he died of wounds sustained in action, and Jacksonian Epilepsy. Peter A. Kelley’s name appears on the WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House, and his grave in St. Joseph Cemetery has a military marker.  He had siblings, Mary, Katharine, George, James and Frances.
[106] Stevens, John H., Jr. was born 9 February 1893 in Manchester, NH, son of John H. & Ellen “Nellie” (Breen) Stevens. In 1900 he was living at 594 Somerville Street with his paternal grandmother and parents, and where his father worked as a steam fitter. By 1910 they were living on Pearl Street, and John had siblings, Judson F., Alfred G., Frances E., and Mildred E. John H. Jr. was then an apprentice steam fitter. According to military documents, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on 18 May 1918. At the time of his death, his rank was fireman third class. His death certificate states he died at sea, of pneumonia, while his headstone application states he was in France (perhaps off the coast of). His body was returned to the United States and buried in his family’s Bedford NH plot. On Oct 18, 1918 the Boston Post newspaper stated: “Engineer John H. Stevens, U.S.N.John H. Stevens, third class engineer in the United States navy, is dead in France from pneumonia. His father received a government telegram conveying the news last night. Engineer Stevens was 25, and prior to his enlistment, a fireman in his home city.
[107] Blakeley, Charles Heath was born 20 November 1893 in Manchester NH, son of Edward & Ruth M. (Heath) Blakeley. [Note: variations in surname Blakley, Blakely, etc]. In 1900 living with mother and maternal grandmother in Manchester at 640 Pine Street, his mother was a weaver in the mills. When he filled out his WWI military registration card he was living in China, Kenebec, Maine working for a farmer.  He must have soon joined the Vermont National Guard aka 1st Vermont Infantry, because he was mustered into the 57th Pioneer Infantry, which was partially made up of VT National guardsmen, and he is credited to Vermont in newspaper notices. After his death, his remains were returned to Manchester NH for burial. His name can be found on the WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House.
[108] LeBlanc, Francis Edmond, was born 17 August 1891 in Manchester, New Hampshire, son of Edmond & Virginie (Guite) LeBlanc. He grew up in Manchester where his father was a hairdresser at the Manchester House hotel for many years and later sold retail liquor. He married 14 Sep 1916 in Lowell MA to Alice R. Salvail, dau of Joseph & Aimee (Dube) Salvail. They had one child, , a daughter Juliette Alice Virginia Le lac Y Salvail born 17 April 1917 San Juan Puerto Rico.  After Francis’ death, his widow and daughter went to live with Francis’ father Edmond in Manchester NH. Francis was buried in Manchester, NH. The Lowell Sun of Wednesday March 5, 1919 reported: “Francis LeBlanc dead. The many Lowell friends of Mrs. Francis E. Leblanc, formerly Miss Alice Salvail who for several years was employed in the city as a linotype operator, will be grieved to learn of the death of her husband, Chief Petty Officer, Francis E. Leblanc, which occurred Monday in a New York hotel after a brief illness, the cause of death being pneumonia. The young officer who was also favorably known in this city, was but 27 years of age. Chief Petty Officer Leblanc was born in Manchester, N.H., and seven years ago he enlisted in the radio service of the United States. A short time ago he was promoted to the position of chief petty officer and was assigned to New York for duty. At that time he was located at Porto Rico. He went to New York three weeks ago and a few days ago was taken ill with pneumonia and failed to rally. He leaves his wife, a daughter Juliette, his father Mr. Edmond Leblanc and two sisters, Misses Rachel and Juliette Leblanc. His body will be sent to Manchester, N.H.
[109] O’Connor, John Christopher [see his bio][see photo] was born 21 December 1878 in Bradford MA, son of James T. & Helena (Millard) O’Connor. He married in 1908 to Helen Jackson Raymond, and had two sons, John M. and Raymond O’Connor. He graduated from Dartmouth College, Class of 1902. He was a noted football player and later head coach, before he became a practicing physician in Manchester NH. During WWI he served as a physician for the Medical Corps, being promoted to the rank of major by July of 1918. Records show that he was on staff at Camp Hospital No. 76, A. E. F.,” Mehun sur Yevre. This hospital was began about March 1, 1918, as a small regimental infirmary of the 501st Engineers, located at Mehun sur Yevre, Department Cher, intermediate section. At that time the entire infirmary was housed in one Adrian barrack. Early in October, 1918, construction of the hospital was begun by the 501st Engineers and it was completed within the month. When completed, the hospital consisted of 10 barracks, all connected by a closed corridor, and accommodated 150 patients. Tents also were erected from time to time and the bed capacity of the hospital could be expanded to 300 beds. The hospital served approximately 7,000 troops located in various camps in that area. During its existence it cared for 2,936 medical and 123 surgical cases. Camp Hospital No. 76 ceased operating June 10, 1919, and its personnel, with the exception of one officer and three enlisted men, was reassigned to other stations for duty. The skeletonized Camp Hospital No. 76 returned to the United States, sailing from St. Nazaire June 23, 1919. [per Medical Military History of WWI]. Dr. O’Connor had returned home from the war, and was practicing medicine in Manchester NH when he died of a heart attack at the age of 43. Dr. O’CONNOR’S FUNERAL AT SALEM. Manchester, N.H. Jan 7–The funeral of Dr. John C. O’Connor, former Dartmouth football player and head coach, who died suddenly yesterday will be held Monday morning at ( o’clock at St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Burial will be at Salem, Mass., the family home of Mrs. O’Connor. Dartmouth Alumni, the Knights of Columbus, the Calumet Club and all medical societies in the state will be represented at the funeral. [-January 8, 1922, Boston Sunday Post-] Though he died when the war had ended, he deserves to be on this list of Manchester’s heroes.
[110] Hurley, Michael Francis, was born 21 October 1889 in Holyoke MA, son of John & Martha (Steltzer) Hurley. In 1900 he lived with his family in Holyoke, with siblings, Ellen, Martha, Lizzie, Mary, Annie and Grace. In 1917 he was living at 721 Beech Street, a mechanical foreman for the B&M railroad of Concord NH, single, tall and slender with grey eyes and dark brown hair.  He was in the United States During WWI, a private in the 151st Depot Brigade at Camp Devens MA. They helped to organize and train the men who would be serving in other locations including Europe. He died before the war was over, of cancer of the rectum, on 13 October 1918. He is buried in the new St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester NH.
[111] Coyne, Thomas John, was born 17 January 1879 at Grennock Scotland, son of Peter G. & Sabina (Carney) Coyne, and grandson of Martin & Ellen (Warde) Coyne.  He immigrated to the United States about 1886 with his parents, to Massachusetts and in Manchester NH by 1891.  He had siblings John Joseph, Peter J., Bridget T., Ellen E., Sabina Agnes, and Michael Francis. In the 1889 U.S. Census, Thomas J. Coyne was living at his father’s residence, 202 Green Street in Manchester NH, working as a hairdresser. Thomas John Coyne married 1st) 22 Oct 1906 in Manchester NH to Agnes Mary McHugh, daughter of Patrick/Francis & Margaret Mary (Doyle) McHugh. She was b. 1879 in Scotland. She died 15 Jan 1907 in Manchester NH. At the time of this marriage his occupation was iron worker.  Thomas J. Coyne m2d) 27 Dec 1909 in Manchester NH to Mary Anne “Mamie” (Hubbard) Virtue, daughter of John James & Marie (Caron) Hubbard. She was b 1885 Holderness NH. 2nd marriage for both, he widowed, she divorced. They divorced 15 October 1915 in NH (habitual drunkeness).  Thomas J. & Agnes Mary (McHugh) Coyne had one child, Sabina Marie Coyne, [[born c1907 Manchester NH. In the 1930 U.S. Census she was a student nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Brooklyn, King Co. NY.  She d. 8 March 1939 at St. Armand NY. Sabina Marie Coyne married 27 Feb 1932 in Orange NY to Walter Joseph Holzka. They had two children: 1) Sabina Patricia Holzka b. 28 Jan 1933 Staten Island NY, d. 12 March 2004 who m. — Iardella; and 2) Katherine M. Holzka.]]  Thomas John Coyne completed Canadian Attestation papers at Montreal, Quebec in January of 1918. His next of kin was his brother John Joseph Coyne, 202 Green St. Manchester NH. His occupation at this time was cook. He stated he had 3 years experience in the American Navy. He was 5 ft 7 inches tall, with ruddy complexion, blue eyes and auburn hair. His religion was Catholic. At the age of 38 y 11 months, he was considered fit for service and assigned to 1st Depot Bn, 1st Quebec Regiment with the service number of 3081545.  Thomas J. Coyne left Halifax on SS Grampian 5 Feb 1918 bound for Europe, arriving in England on 16 Feb 1918. He was transferred to the 87th Battalion on 3 July 1918. He was admitted to 1 or 3 Casual Clearing Station on 3 December 1918 dangerously ill, and died the next day 4 December 1918.  He is buried at Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery, Belgium.  His brother John always kept Thomas in his memory, and upon John’s death in 1948 he is mentioned in his obituary: “He was also the brother to the late Thomas J. Coyne who died overseas in Word War 1.”  [This story was added to the original on 10 July 2018 as research uncovered his story].
[112] Crawford, John Edward was born 24 Oct 1891 in Manchester NH, son of William & Agnes T. (Martin) Crawford.  He attended the local schools of Manchester, lived on Rimmon Street and Goffstown Road in Manchester. Siblings Robert William (who m. 1905 to Elizabeth Brown Wylie), Alexander (m. 1918 to Marion May Hickman, d 1937 Pembroke NH), Margaret Harriet (who m. 1916 to Harold Frank Beadle) and Agnes T. (who m. 1921 to Andrew B. Thompson.   Completed his WWI Registration form in Manchester NH on 5 June 1917 where he was living. He was working as a shoe-cutter for L.F. White Shoe Co. Bridge water MA. He was single and supporting his mother. During WWI he had enlisted and was assigned to Co. C, 74th Infantry.  Private John Edward Crawford died on 22 September 1918 at Camp Devens, at Harvard MA of pneumonia (probably due to influenza that was pandemic in the camp).  He was buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester NH.  [This story was written after the original one, on 10 July 2018 as additional research was performed].
[113] Cronin, Daniel J. was born 25 Jun 1895 in Manchester NH, son of John D. & Lizzie (Cronin) Cronin. He grew up on Spruce Street in Manchester with parents and one sibling, William.  He died on 9 Oct 1918 of pneumonia at Camp Beauregard, Rapides, Louisiana. This was a World War I Training Camp that was hard hit by the influenza pandemic (In September and October of 1918 alone, over 7,000 cases were reported, with 410 deaths at the camp). Daniel J.Cronin was buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Manchester NH on 15 Oct 1918. [This was not in my original story, but added 10 July 2018].
[114] Cronin, George Henry was born 19 Aug 1890 Manchester NH, son of Maurice & Mary (Moynihan) Cronin.  He had siblings William Dennis, Marcella and Margaret.  He completed his WWI Draft Registration form on 5 June 1917 while he was living at 47 Pennacook St., Manchester NH.  He was single, working as a chauffeur, was short, of medium build with blue eyes and light hair.   The U.S. Military Transport Passenger Lists shows that he served as a Private in the 103rd Aero Squadron, departing NYC for Europe on 23 November 1917 on the ship, Baltic.  He died of drowning on 26 August 1918 at Pine Island Park, Manchester NH.  The medical examiner stated that the drowning was probably suicide, and that “from history man was evidently melancholic & possibly demented. Duration at least 6 months.”  He is buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester NH in his family’s plot. [Story added 10 July 2018]
[115] Desruisseaux, William was born 27 October 1894 in Manchester NH, son of William & Alice (Janvier) Desruisseaux.  The 1910 U.S. Census shows him and his family living on Kelley Street in Manchester NH with siblings Edmond, Omar, Blanche, Aurora, Mary, Louisa, Ernest, Clara, [later Edmund, and Homer]. He married 29 January 1912 in Manchester NH to Blanche Drouin, daughter of Alfred & Philomene Drouin. She was 19 years old, he was 18 and an oiler by occupation. She was born in Sherbrooke PQ Canada. [They had a daughter Alice, b abt 1915 in New Hampshire] After his death Blanche lived with her parents in Manchester NH. He completed his WWI Registration form on 5 June 1917 at Manchester NH. At that time he was living at 325 Dubuque Street, and was working as a mill operative for Amoskeag Co. of Manchester. He stated he had a wife and child. He was of medium height and build with gray eyes and dark brown hair.  His death certificate shows that he died 30 September 1918 at Camp Upton NY, aged 24y 11m 3d. His cause of death was Lobar Pneumonia, no doubt as a result of influenza that was pandemic there at the time.  His body was returned to Manchester, NH where he was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
[116] Ronald Clifford Fraser/Frazer was born 4 February 1893 in Manchester NH, son of Charles & Etta (Riley) Fraser.  He grew up on Concord Street and attended the Manchester (NH) schools. Ronald Clifford Fraser had siblings Chester Leroy Fraser (who m. Hazel June Walton) and Eldred Allen Fraser (who served in WW2).  He married 26 Nov 1913 in Manchester NH to Juna E. Ladd, daughter of Charles H. & Addie (June) Ladd. She was b 8 July 1892 at Chazy NY and d. 10 April 1937 aged 44 in Manchester NH. Their child, Richard Arthur Fraser, b abt 1915 married 4 January 1944 in Manchester NH to Irene Victoria Paradis, daughter of Ludger & Anna (Normandin) Paradis.  Ronald C. Fraser completed his WWI Registration form in Manchester NH on 5 June 1917. He was living on 32 Morrison Street. Stated he was married, bookkeeper for Loose-Wiles Biscuit Co. of West New Brighton, Long Island. He noted that he had a child under 12 years of age. Stated he was tall, of medium build with light blue eyes and light brown hair.  During WWI he enlisted and was sent to Camp Devens, MA for training, assigned to 1st Co., Depot Brigade. He contracted influenza (that was pandemic at the camp) and developed lobar pneumonia.  He died on 19 September 1918.  His body was returned to Manchester NH and he was buried in Pine Street Cemetery 2 days later on 20 September 1918.
[118] Thomas Kilbrain was born 24 Dec 1889 in Cloonmarkin, Roscommon, Ireland, son of Thomas & Delia (Slattery) Kilrane. He was brother to John Kilbrain/Gilbrain of Manchester, New Hampshire who married Mary Ellen Hynes, dau of Owen & Mary (Kittredge) Hynes, and raised a family here. Thomas also had siblings Patrick, Mary, Michael, Honor and Anne (possibly more). Thomas first served in the U.S. Marine Corps before WWI, enlisting at NY on 10 August 1917, and serving on Parris Island SC, 46th Co. Norfolk VA, NY NY. He exited from service 30 Nov 1917, with a notation of “Char Excellent.” [In his enlistment papers he stated he was born in Manchester NH, but that is not the case].  Thomas Kilrain, aged 27 was living at 460 W 49th Street NY NY when he registered for the WWI Draft.  He was single and working as a motorman for the NY Railway Company. His physical description was of medium height and build with blue eyes and brown hair.  During WWI Thomas Kilrain served as a Corporal in Co M of the 307th Infantry, his service number being 1707333.  He sailed for Europe from NYC on 7 April 1918 aboard the ship Justicia.  Corporal Kilrain was at first considered missing then deemed killed in action on 28 September 1918.  He is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, France, and his service is credited to NYC, New York.  The name of Thomas Kilbrain can be found on the New Hampshire Roll of Honor, Doric Hall in the New Hampshire State House.
[119] Lionel Bouchard was born 16 Jan 1894 in St. Theodor D’Acton, PQ. Canada, baptized as Joseph Renee Lionel Bouchard, son of Stanislas Lionel Boucher & Emma Messier.  He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces on 19 June 1915, with his next of kin being his mother Emma, wife of a carpenter, J. Horace Rouillard of Manchester, NH.  His occupation was machinist; he stood 5 ft 8 inches tall, brown complexion, and with dark brown eyes, and black hair. He arrived in England on 8 June 1916, and was promoted to Corporal. In April of 1917 he was shipped to France and on to the battlefield.  He was a member of the 22nd Regiment at the time that he was Killed in Action “in the field” on 17 August 1917.  He is buried at the Vimy Memorial in France.
[120]  Emile Boulay was born 16 Sep 1888 in Gaspe, Quebec, Canada, son of Edouard & Georgianna (Dube) Boulay. He had siblings Emelia, Donat, Georginna, Camille, Medric, Richard and Andre. He married 9 Feb 1915 in Manchester NH to Dorida/Dorilla Noel,  daughter of Ludger & Victorine (Bergeron) Noel. The 1915 Manchester NH City Directory shows him a laborer, boarding at his father’s house at 57 Kidder Street.  On 5 June 1917 he completed his U.S. Military Registration stating he worked as a card stuffer for Amoskeag Mfg Co., and had the support of wife and child. He gave his descriptions as being of medium height and build with hazel eyes and black hair.  Interestingly when he completed his Canadian Attestation papers on 28 December 1917 a few months later he described himself as 5 ft 5 inches tall with clear complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, Roman Catholic.  He was considered fit for duty. He was assigned to 2nd Depot Battalion, then transferred to 2nd Quebec Regiment, and finally transferred to 24th Bn on 14 June 1918. His official records show that he died was sounded in the chest (left thorax) and liver by a bullet wound on 17 November 1918 and died the same day at the Civil Hospital (1st Cross) in Rugby, England. His will bequeathed all to his widow, Mrs. Dorilla Boulay 66 Charl Street, Manchester NH. He was buried in England, at Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery, Birmingham England.
[121] Leopold Vincent, was born 28 Aug 1885 at Saint-Celestin, Nicolet, Quebec, Canada, son of Cyrille & & Lea (Lamoureaux) Cyr dit Vincent.  He had siblings Flora (who m. Luc Peltier), Alfred, Willi, James (who m. Alpheda E. Vincent), Albert Frederick (who m. Eva M. Gamache), Yvonne, and Emile. He was living in Manchester NH at least by 1904 as he is a “mule spinner” in the directory of that year. In the 1910 U.S. Census his family is shown and by 1920 his mother is widowed. In April of 1918 he moved to Canada and enlisted in the Canadian army. He was stated as fit for service, his description being he was 5 ft 7-1/2 inches tall, weight 135, medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, Catholic. His next of kin was listed as his mother, Mrs. Lea Vincet, 73 Cinton Street, Manchester NH, and he took out a $1,000 life insurance policy on himself with her as the beneficiary.  He served as a Private in the 2nd Depot Battalion, 2nd Quebec Regt. Canadian Infantry.  His records show he embarked from Halifax to Canada on 17 April 1918, arrived England, Liverpool on 28 April 1918. He was transf to 22nd Bn 29 August 1918. He arrived in France August 1918. He left for & Arrived on the field 2 Sep 1918. He joined his unit, 22nd Bn on the battlefield on  7 Sep 1918. He would be death in two months. The official record shows that he died of Woulds received in Action (gunshot wound to the back) and was pronounced dead at 33rd Casual Clearing Station on the same day–9 Nov 1918.  He is buried in Denain Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.  His name appears on the New Hampshire WWI Honor Roll, Doric Hall, State House, Concord.
[122] Dr. Charles Alton Sturtevant was born 27 March 1875 Oakland Maine, son of Joseph Edwin & Ellen E. (Hayden) Sturtevant. He married 12 Jan 1904 in Maine to Hattie L. Rehm. She b. Hamburg NY. They had two children.  Dr. Sturtevant attended Colby College in Waterville Maine in 1894, followed by Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, 1899 [Mass. Col. Pharmacy].  He was a homeopathic physician and surgeon, with licenses in NH, 1904, MA and ME. He practiced medicine in Manchester New Hampshire for a few years.  The book, American homeopathy in the world war, Frederick M. Dearborn, editor, published 1923, provided the photograph you see here, and a brief biography: “Charles A. Sturtevant, Manchester N.H. Commissioned Captain July 21, 1917. M.O.T.C. Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. August 1917. Camp Custer, Mich. November 1917. Sanitary Inspector, Signal Corps Cantonments, Vancouver Barracks, Wash. December 1917. 74th Infantry, Camp Devens, Mass August 1918. No overseas service. Died of pneumonia, Camp Devens, September 23, 1918.”  Several newspapers carried the story of his tragic death: “The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania) 25 Sep 1918, Wednesday, page 13.  CAMP DEVENS HAD 66 DEATHS YESTERDAY (By Associated Press). Ayer, Mass. Sept 24.–Sixty six deaths were reported at Camp Devens from influenza or pneumonia today. Among the victims were Captain Charles A. Sturtevant, of Manchester, N.H., medical officer of the 74th Infantry, and a nurse, Miss Dorothy W. Crosby of Boston. The general situation remained about the same with approximately 6,000 cases of influenza or pneumonia under treatment.”  Captain Sturtevant is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH.  His name is engraved on the NH WWI Honor Roll, Doric Hall, State House, Concord.
[123] William “Willie” Cyr was born on 19 August 1891 at Sherbrooke PQ Canada, son of Francois “Frank” & Marie “Mary” (Robodias) Cyr.  His family had immigrated to the U.S., settling in Manchester NH about 1909.  The 1910 U.S. Census shows the family living in Manchester NH where “Willie” Cyr had siblings Patrick, Eda, Freddie, Antonio and Maria.   William Cyr enlisted in the Canadian service on  31 March 1915 and was assigned to the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles.  His unit sailed for Europe on 18 July 1915. He was killed in action on 27 September 1916 while his unit was attacking in vicinity of Courcelette, France.  He was at first buried near the battlefield, 1/4 North of Posieres, 4-1/4 miles north east of Albert, France. When the war ended his remains were exhumed and reburied in Courcelette British Cemetery, 5 miles north East of Albert, France. [Plot 4, Row D, Grave 22].  His name is engraved on the NH World War I Honor Roll, Doric Hall, State House, Concord.
[124] Francois Eleodore Forest aka Francis E. “Frank” was born 6 May 1893 in Manchester NH per baptismal certificate [he states 1892 on his registration form and death certificate says 1891], son and 9th child of  Daniel & Mary (Brouillard) Forest. He completed his WWI Registration form on 5 June 1917 in Manchester NH. He was 25 years old and listed his name as Francis Forest (signed it as Frank Forest). Residence 1333 Elm Street in Manchester NH. Gave his DOB as 6 May 1892 in Manchester NH. Occupation, motion picture electrician for the Star Theatre in Manchester NH. single, support of mother. He was tall and slender with grey eyes and black hair. US Army Transport Passenger List (Francois Forest) stated he departed – 27 May 1918 from NY NY to Europe on ship Cedric. Private, Battery D, 308th Field Artillery, 78th Div. NOK: sister Mrs. Angelina Connelly. Service No. 1748672. He returned (remains) on 3 May 1921 from Antwerp Belgium on ship Wheaton. Hdqr Co 6th Field Artillery, Private.  He died 13 February 1919 in France of appendicitis. He is buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester NH.  His name is listed on the NH WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House, Concord.
[125] Napoleon Neveu was born as Joseph Pierre Napoleon Neveu at St-Cyrile-de-Wendorver, Quebec, son of Pierre “Peter” & Anne “Annie” (Pellerin) Neveu.  By 1910 he was living with his family in Manchester, New Hampshire with siblings Aldia, Alexis, Angelina, Joseph, Irini “Rene”, Antoinette and Bernadette. During WWI he enlisted as a soldier in the U.S. Army and was sent to Camp Devens, Harvard MA for training, where he died from influenza on 25 Sep 1918. His body was returned home and was buried in St. Augustin Cemetery, Manchester NH.  His name is listed as “Napoleon Nevu” on the NH WWI Honor Roll in Doric Hall of the NH State House, Concord.
[126] Jean Grimard was born 25 March 1885 at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Quebec, Canada, son of Louis & Verginie (Deveaut) Grimard, grandson of Aime & Aurelie

Canadian Army Burial Card.

(Vallie) Grimard.  In the 1891 Canadian Census he is living with his family in Portneuf, Quebec, Canada including siblings Hercule (who d. 1928 Manchester NH) Laurina, Alfred (who served in U.S. Army enl 25 July 1917, released 28 April 1919),  and Regina Marie (who m. 1910 to Esdras Ledoux).  At least by 1899-1901 the family had moved to Manchester, NH as Jean Grimard is in those city directories working as a machinist.   He completed a Canadian Attestation form on 7 Feb 1918 stating his residence as Bremer Street, Manchester NH, his brother, Arthur Grimard, as next of kin. He was assigned the Regimental No. 3156117. He was single, stood 5 ft 4 inches tall, had a medium complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, and was Roman Catholic. He was deemed fit for service. He was assigned to the 2nd Depot Battalion, 2nd Quebec Regiment, later transferred to the 87th Battalion.  He was not in Europe long before he died. He went overseas 15 Feb 1918 on the  S.S. Saxonia from Halifax arriving 21 Feb 1918. He was killed in Action on 2 September 1918. Private Jean Grimard is buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery, Plot 2, Row C, Grave21, Dury, France.
[127] Fred E. Grant was born 24 July 1884 in Manchester NH, son of Daniel E. & Mary (Hill) Grant. He had siblings, a brother Frank, and sister Lizzie May Grant (she m. 1898 in Manchester NH to Edwin George Avery. She m2d) 1910 to Sherburne M. Blake).  Fred E. Grant had married on 28 Dec 1898 in Boston MA to Mae Longa. They divorced and she m2d) 1916 to Henry J. Cochran. She is buried in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack NH.  During WWI he served in the United States Navy as a Master Electrician.  Shortly after the World War ended, he died on 21 February 1919 in Boston MA of accidental asphyxia (a foreign body in the larnyx). He was buried in his family’s plot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH. His name is listed on the NH WWI Honor Roll, Doric Hall, NH State House, Concord.
[128] John MacNee was born in 1883 in Scotland, son of James & Janet (Downie)

U.S. Residents Serving on British Expeditionary Forces card of John MacNee.

MacNee.  In the 1901 British Census, a 17 year old John MacNee (b abt 1883-84) is found in Strathtummel, Perthshire, Scotland at Burnside Pitcullen Terrace, working as an Apprentise Upholsterer, probably this is he.  He immigrated to the United States around 1905 and in 1910 is found in the U.S. Census boarding in house of Peter & Kate Tennant in Manchester NH, single and working as a meat cutter in a grocery store. John MacNee married 24 April 1912 in Manchester NH to Florence Patterson Martin, daughter of John & Mary (Patterson) Martin. She was born in Fall River, MA. His occupation at that time was butcher, and both of his parents were alive and

Scottish Soldiers going over the top in France. Still shot from a WWI video.

living in Scotland in that year. John and Florence had children: James Lester MacNee (who married Ruth Hall); and Myrtle Agnes MacNee who m. Harold Francis Boyd. John’s widow did not remarry and in 1951 she was living at 358 Mast Road. John MacNee’s name is found on the list of  U.S. Residents Serving the British Expeditionary Forces 1917-1919: John Mac Nee, Serial No. B3255, Birth: Scotland 1883,  Residence: 28 Dec 1917 — 569 So. Main Street, Manchester NH,BEF – Boston to Windsor 28-12-17.  He is listed among the dead at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt Of Honour web site: First name(s) J. Last name MacNee. Death date 27 Aug 1918. Number S/42224. Rank Private. Unit 1st/6th Bn. Regiment Seaforth Highlanders.  Grave reference VI. G. 10. Cemetery or memorial Brown’s Copse Cemetery, Roeux, France. His name is engraved on the New Hampshire WWI Honor Roll, Doric Hall, NH State House, Concord. [Find-A-Grave link] [History of Seaforth Highlanders]  Video: Pipers of the Trenches  |  Audio: Seaford Highlanders
[129] George Edmund Heath was born 4 May 1896 in Manchester NH, son of Andrew S. & Alice M. (Bryant) Heath.  In the 1910 U.S. Census he is shown living in Lancaster, Coos Co., NH with his family including siblings: Helen E. (who married Deola Berry), Grace M. (who married Robert Morrow), Florence A. (who married J. Fred French), and Louise Elizabeth (who married Harry Eugene Way).  On 5 June 1917 he completed his WWI Registration form at Manchester New Hampshire, where he was living at 174 Calef Road. He was the Manager of E.E. Austin, an Electrical and Auto Repair shop of Nashua. He was single, of medium height and build with brown eyes and brown hair.   Both a death and a disinterment form shows that he died 26 March 1918 at Fort Slocum of pneumonia. This military camp was located in New Rochelle, Westchester Co. NY and he was probably there for training. He is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH.  His name is engraved on the tombstone: Pvt George E. Heath | Died in the Service | 1897-1918.  His name is engraved on the New Hampshire WWI Honor Roll in the State House, Concord.
[130] Foster Parmerton was born 19 December 1896 in Derry New Hampshire. Shortly thereafter his family was living in Manchester. He can be found in the 1910 U.S. Census living in Manchester NH with his

Illustration of WWI soldier injured in the field from American Legion magazine.

father and two siblings, John H., and Lewis Bigelow.  In the 1917 Manchester NH City Directory he is working as a clerk, and boarding at 654 Pine Street.  In WWI he served as a Private in the 47th Company, 5th Marines.  The Boston Post of 7 November 1918 announced his death, killed in action and crediting him to Manchester NH. As was usual for the time, he was probably buried near the battlefield (in this case in the region of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive). When the war ended his body was returned on 6 August 1921 from Antwerp Belgium to Hoboken NJ on the ship Wheaton. He was reburied with honors in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH on 19 September 1921 in the same plot as his father.  Foster Parmerton’s name is engraved on the NH WWI Honor Roll in Doric Hall of the NH State House.
[131] Stefanos “Stephen D.” “Stephan” Panaras was born 4 Jan 1894 at Kastrakion, Regional unit of Trikala,Thessaly, Greece, so of Demetrios Panaras, a farmer of Greece. He arrived in the U.S. on 28 November 1907, aged 18, aboard the ship Sicilian Prince arriving at Ellis Island, New York. His WWI Registration form was completed on 4 June 1917 when he was living at 25 Cedar Street, Manchester NH., a shoe worker at W.H. McElwain. He noted that his dependents were his mother and 2 sisters, he was single, and states he is “physically unfit.” He was of medium height and build with brown eyes and dark brown hair. His death and disinterment documents show that he was a soldier at Camp Devens, Massachusetts when he died of pneumonia on 6 Apr 1918.  He was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH. His name is inscribed on the NH WWI Honor Roll in the NH State House, Concord.
[132] Olof Edmund “Olaf” Olson was born 3 December 1888 in Manchester, New Hampshire, son of John Sigurd & Annie S. Olson.  He grew up in that city attending the local schools.  He completed his WWI Registration form on 7 June 1917 when he noted he was a citizen of the United States, being born in Manchester NH. He was a single farmer, and a substitute U.S. Letter Carrier. He described himself as being tall, of medium height with blue eyes and light brown hair. His death & disinterment certificate shows that he died at the Post Hospital in Durham NH on 2 October 1918 after being ill for one week.  He would have been attending New Hampshire College (now called UNH); that during WWI offered soldier training: “eight-week courses to be given on college campuses to train auto mechanics, machinists, blacksmiths, draftsmen, cooks, and bakers.”  He was interred in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester NH on 7 Oct 1918.  His name is engraved on the NH WWI Honor Roll in Doric Hall, New Hampshire State House, Concord.
[133] Mathew Joseph Callahan [Callaghan] was born 30 May 1882 in Burke, Franklin Co. NY, son of John & Mary (Boyle/or/Wall) Callahan. He had siblings Katie, James, Ellen “Nellie,” Eliza, John, and Charles. The book,  “Brockton’s honor roll of her sons who made the supreme sacrifice in the world war,” by Brockton World War Victory Association, 1919, (Internet Archive) states: “Private Matthew Joseph Callahan, Canadian Expeditionary Forces, was born in Burke NY in 1882. He was the son of John Callahan and the late Mary A. (Boyle) Callahan of Manchester NH. He was educated in the public schools of Manchester and was employed as a shoe worker at the W.L. Douglas Shoe Co. factory at the outbreak of the world war. He went to Toronto and enlisted in the Canadian army for overseas service. He was in the trenches three winters and was three times wounded by shells bursting over the trenches. It was an exploding shell that finally caused his death early in 1918. He was a member of the Elks, the Boot and Shoe Workers’ Union, Brockton Veteran Firemen’s Association and St. Edward’s Church. A brother, James Callahan resides at 200 Winthrop Street.” The Gold Star Mothers of Massachusetts book shows: ” Callahan, Matthew Joseph, C.E.F.; died 14 May 1917 of wounds received in action (Thrice wounded previously). Enlisted 22 Sep 1914 at Toronto. Born 1882 at Burke NY, son of John

Photograph of Mathew J. Callhan from Brockton’s honor roll
of her sons who made the supreme sacrifice in the world war, by Brockton World War Victory Association, 1919, Internet Archive.

(deceased) and Mary A. (Boyle) Callahan; brother of James Callahan of Brockton [MA].”  Mathew J. Callahan completed his WWI Attestation papers [see complete set of military papers] on 22 September 1914 in Canada, enlisting in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. His Regimental Number is 25930. He was described as being single, occupation shoemaker, 6 ft 2-1/2 inches tall with a fresh complexion, hazel eyes and dark brown hair. He was considered fit for duty and assigned a Private in the 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He sailed for Europe on 3 October 1914. While there he was indeed wounded a few times. on 3 May 1915 he received a gunshot wound to his right hand and was sent to a convalescent camp. on 14 August of 1915 he contracted and survived influenza. On 25 January 1916 he was hospitalized for rheumatism and myalgia. On 11 June 1916 he was wounded in the left arm and admitted to No. 8 St. Joseph at Wimereux. He was transferred to the 4th Labour Battalion, First Quebec. [Note, the Labour Battalions were composed mostly of men not fit for service in the trenches, and they worked mostly in the rear areas, digging and building. Some performed railroad work]. On 14 May 1917 he died of gun shot wounds and a fractured skull at No. 113 Field Ambulance. He was buried at Locre Churchyard, Belgium. Mathew J. Callahan is recognized on Brockton MA’s honor roll.

The City of Manchester (NH) maintains a database of WW1 Veterans on their web site.  This list ONLY shows those who survived the war and were residents of the city.

If you have details to add to, or to correct what I have presented here, please leave a comment after this post. I hope that these stories help the heroes connect to still-existing family.  So they can be remembered.

[Editor’s Note: this story is part of an on-going series about heroic New Hampshire men and women of World War I.  Look here for the entire listing].

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  3. Amy says:

    It is heartbreaking to see how long that list is—just from one place from one war. Your project is so important, Janice. We all need to understand the costs of war.

    • Janice Brown says:

      Thank you Amy. That story was a work of love, hoping that all of these heroes would be remembered. And that we would all remember the price that is paid for war. The State of NH did an amazing job to be inclusive of people on their WWI plaque at the state house, but some of these are missing from it. The NH Adjutant-General’s list only shows those who died in action. So this story comes closest to being a fairly complete list, and not only a list but offering enough information so families can connect! I always appreciate that you read my stories and comment. Thank you again!

  4. Dara says:

    Wow! great research, Janice. Too many lives lost, but the families of these men will surely appreciate landing on your page.

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  9. George Lane says:

    What an amazing piece of research and contribution to those who are now trying to find the history of their families and relatives. George Lane

    • Janice Brown says:

      Thank you George. I am still adding to this story as I find photographs and more connections. I don’t want these heroes to be forgotten, and I do not wish to make money off their death stories as some do.

  10. Myron senechal says:

    Amazin.g research, THANK YOU. M. Senechal, RVN dav, -camp bear cat

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