Monthly Archives: February 2018

New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Atkinson

Atkinson New Hampshire is a typical small town. Before World War I, (in 1910) its entire population consisted of 440 people. By 1920, when the war had been over only a few years, that number had dropped to 413. It … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Railroad Regiment Daredevils

The Light Railway Engineers of World War I are little known regiments composed of men initially recruited from among railroad workers.  Most of the men of the  Fourteenth Engineers (Rwy), my primary focus, came from the Boston MA area including … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: A WWI Valentine’s Day

The newspapers of February 1918 were an interesting mix of both normal and war-time notices. The cold weather of January had continued for an entire month. “February so far has proved to be as cold as it was January weather. … Continue reading

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The New Hampshire WWI Service Medal

World War I (called simply ‘The World War’ at the time) officially ended on Armistice Day, 11 November 1918. In the ensuing months military that had been deployed in war time would return home to the United States. Draft boards … Continue reading

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