New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Bath

Sketch of the Bath Bridge from the town’s
annual report.

Even though Bath had less than 1000 residents,  the Town of Bath sent its full quota plus some to service during World War I. At least thirty-two men left for service but two did not return. By 1920 the resident count had dipped to 838, continuing to fall for several decades. The town’s census would not begin to recover until well into the 21st century. Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Bristol

1909 postcard of Fort Monroe, where
George M. Cavis was stationed prior to his
death. Property of J.W. Brown.

Forty-three men served in the World War from the town of Bristol, New Hampshire’s approximate 1600 citizens.  One made the ultimate sacrifice–1st Lieut. George Minot Cavis.

When the World War ended, the town of Bristol arranged for a plaque that would honor all veterans of the war, including George Minot Cavis. It was dedicated  in the town’s Central Square.  The Bristol Central Square is on the National Register of Historic Places Inventory.

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New Hampshire in WWI: The Cadillac Shrapnel Car

Photograph of “Caddie” the Cadillac that earned recognition for its service in World War I., from the 1919 Nashua Telegraph and several other newspapers.

On the 25 November 1919 the Nashua Telegraph (Nashua NH) newspaper contained an advertisement for H.C. LINTOTT, Cadillac Agent, 25 Main Street in Nashua New Hampshire. The ad stated that “Caddie” would be on exhibition in that showroom. Herbert Charles Lintott was at first a mechanic and then the first automobile dealer in the city of Nashua. Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Fireman 3d Class Charles Oliver Barnard USN of Plymouth

Charles Oliver Barnard was born 30 August 1890 in Plymouth, New Hampshire son and second child of Wesley G. & Eveline (Sanborn) Barnard. In the 1900 U.S. Census he is shown living with his parents and sibling John C. Barnard. He completed his WWI Registration form on 5 June 1917 in Plymouth NH, stating he was farming for himself. He claimed occupation and physical disability as a reason for a military exemption. He describes himself as of medium height, stout with blue eyes and light brown hair. Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Nurse: Margaret Mary Tymon of Rumney

Margaret Mary Tymon, from 1918 Passport Application

Margaret Mary Tymon was born 21 March 1879 in the small town of Rumney, New Hampshire, daughter of Andrew & Margaret (Mayer/ Meagher/Mahar) Tymon. Her parents were Irish immigrants who came to the United States about 1856 and settled at first in Salem MA (for 9 years).

Her family then moved to Rumney NH about 1872 where her father became a naturalized citizen (November1877), and she and a brother, Andrew were born.  Later the family moved to Massachusetts and Connecticut. Continue reading

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