New Hampshire WWI Military: Wagoner Walter T. Drew of Concord NH (1895-1919)

New Hampshire’s World War I military monuments were mostly built to recognize the

Penacook, New Hampshire's WWI Memorial. The City of Concord NH is severely lacking in a similar display of honor. This photograph courtesy of Debbie LaValley

Photograph of Penacook, New Hampshire’s WWI Memorial. This photograph is provided, courtesy of Debbie LaValley. The City of Concord has a memorial tablet dedicated to local WWI military who died during ‘The Great War’ at Memorial Field.

soldiers and sailors who were high ranking or the first to be killed in battle from their respective cities or towns.  What many do not realize is that  “influenza and pneumonia killed more American soldiers and sailors during the war than did enemy weapons.”

Over the next few months I will be writing about soldiers from New Hampshire who served during “The Great War,” aka WWI, who died in battle, from wounds, from disease, and some who were wounded but lived to return home to the Unites States.  All of these warriors are heroes. Continue reading