Category Archives: Military Squares

Military Squares of Manchester NH

WW1 Casualty of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive: Manchester NH’s Pvt. Henry Gossler (1896-1918)

Henry Gossler was born on 15 Mar 1896 in Manchester NH, the son of German immigrants, Henry & Lena (Viehweg) Gossler. In 1899 Henry’s parents and grandparents had left their home in the town of Hof, on the banks of … Continue reading

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WW2 U.S. Infantry Casualty of Operation Overlord: Capt. Jeremiah Aidan Sheehan (1911-1944)

Jeremiah Aidan Sheehan was born 8 October 1911 in Manchester NH to Irish immigrants, Daniel & Mary Agnes (Sullivan) Sheehan. He grew up in a his parents home at 430 Auburn Street, a house that overlooks the very park named … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire’s Sheehan-Basquil Park and Hunt Memorial Pool

According to a 2009 Manchester Union Leader newspaper report, in the early 1950s, Alderman John F. Mills (Ward 7, last year served 1953) “proposed that the landfill area bordered by Maple, Auburn and Wilson streets be turned into a neighborhood … Continue reading

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WW2 Army Yankee Division Casualty in France: PFC James H. Basquil (1922-1944)

James H. Basquil was born 12 January 1922 in Manchester New Hampshire to Irish immigrants, James & Nora (Kelley) Basquil.  His father James had been born in Couty Mayo Ireland, and arrived in America about 1911.  James met, then married … Continue reading

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U.S. Airmail Service Casualty: Manchester NH’s 2nd Lieut. Jean Donat Grenier (1909-1934)

Jean Donat Grenier was born in  November 24 1909 in Manchester, New Hampshire, the son of Canadian immigrants, Alphonse and Ursula Nora (Gadbois) Grenier. He grew up at 302 Cartier Street, and then later 370 Rimmon Street, receiving an elementary … Continue reading

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