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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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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Mont Vernon

On Tuesday September 9, 1919 the Nashua Telegraph newspaper conveniently published the following article on page 3. MONT VERNON. Sept. 9. The following is this town’s Roll of Honor of the men who served–in the World War and whom this … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Lieutenant Paul E. Corriveau USMC of Concord NH (1893-1918)

Paul Edouard [Edward] Corriveau was born 2 October 1893 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, son of Paul & Sarah (Patoine) Corriveau. Paul had siblings, Eugene Joseph (1889), Joseph, Peter Joseph (1892, m. Katherine Dowd), Albert (m. Alida C. Dufrene), … Continue reading

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