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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Laconia

Otto E. Duerr, historian of the City of Laconia, summed up the city’s military participation in WWI through his recap in the 1919 annual report. [Extract of 1919 WWI Honor Roll Laconia]. A total of 553 people were on the … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: “Gold Star Women” Nurses of World War I

Nurses run in my family. My 2nd great-grandfather Aaron Webster was a nurse during America’s Civil War. My father’s sister, Anna (Webster) Watkins was a nurse, as was my sister, Kathi Webster. Close and dear first cousins also followed that … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: The Nurses of Base Hospital No. 6 aka “The Bordeaux Belles”

According to the Massachusetts General Hospital Museum web site: “In May 1917, U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 6, a medical-surgical unit of Massachusetts General physicians and nurses, was activated under the command of Col. Frederic A. Washburn, MD, director of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Louis U. Chartier of Manchester NH (1897-1918)

Louis U. Chartier was born on 4 May 1897 in Manchester NH, son of Antoine/Anthony & Angelina (Roy) Chartier. His parents were Canadian immigrants, who came to a city desperate for workers for its thriving industries.  Anthony Chartier was a … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Ray W. Beadle of Manchester NH (1897-1919)

  Ray Wellington Beadle was born on 26 March 1897 in Manchester, New Hampshire, son of Charles S. & Abbie A. (Oslington) Beadle. When he filled out his War Registration form on 5 June 1917, he was living at 282 … Continue reading

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