Category Archives: NH WW1 Military

Stories of men and women of New Hampshire who were heroes of WWI

100 Years Ago: Decoration Day Celebrations

One hundred years ago the last Monday of May was a time to decorate the graves of those who died in previous wars with a strong focus on the Civil War. The day was solemnly celebrated throughout the United States, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Hanover

The book, “A history of the town of Hanover, N.H.. Hanover, N.H.” by John King Lord was printed for the town of Hanover by the Dartmouth Press in 1928. Contained in that wonderful history is a section listing all those … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Goffstown

It was less than a year before the World War would be declared by the United States that Goffstown dedicated a monument to its Civil War heroes on 16 June 1916.  The monument was a gift to the town of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Haverhill and Pike

In 1912 the town of Haverhill New Hampshire celebrated its 150th anniversary of its settlement. At that time its almost 3,500 inhabitants celebrated in style with speeches, dinners and singing. They had no way of knowing that in just a … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Hudson

When World War I was declared in the United States, Hudson like its neighbors, provided young men to the “cause”–70 in all [by my estimate]. They served in all branches of the military–army, navy, marines, and fledgling army air force. … Continue reading

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