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New Hampshire WWI Military: MM1 Francis “Frank” Beggs USN of Concord

I must admit that the elusive Frank Beggs was one of my more difficult research projects. All I had was a name on the Concord and New Hampshire Rolls of Honor. His name does not appear on the New Hampshire … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Lancaster

Lancaster, Coös County, New Hampshire is a small town in the northern part of the state. During World War I Lancaster had around 3,000 people, only 500 less than they have today. After WWI (in 1920) the population had dwindled … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Portsmouth

The Portsmouth Navy Yard was an important center of ship building during World War I, with the principal focus being the construction of submarines and small boats and repairing of warships.  The book, New Hampshire : a guide to the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Alton

The picturesque town of Alton, New Hampshire has always had a small population. Even today it contains around 5,320 residents, though that number expands a bit in the summer tourist season. In 1910 the census was a mere 1,348.  By … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Lebanon

  Lebanon New Hampshire sent more than its share of men and women to serve during World War I. Afterward most of those young people returned, though several did not.  Lebanon built a fitting memorial to all in Colburn Park … Continue reading

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