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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Percy Ashley of Dorchester

The United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917 and joined the allies in the World War (now called World War I). A few weeks later Percy Ashley would be dead of lobar pneumonia. This was several months … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Lieutenant Paul E. Corriveau USMC of Concord NH (1893-1918)

Paul Edouard [Edward] Corriveau was born 2 October 1893 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, son of Paul & Sarah (Patoine) Corriveau. Paul had siblings, Eugene Joseph (1889), Joseph, Peter Joseph (1892, m. Katherine Dowd), Albert (m. Alida C. Dufrene), … Continue reading

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New Hampshire World War I Military: Private Ralph W. Shirley of Conway NH (1896-1918)

Ralph Wellington Shirley was born on 28 May 1896 in Conway, Carroll County NH, son of Arthur R. & Bessie (Moody) Shirley and grandson of  Joshua & Mary E. (Woodward) Shirley.  He had siblings Lela E. (b 1894), Earl A. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Corp. Earl Roger Montgomery of Hopkinton NH (1894-1918)

Earl Roger aka E. Roger Montgomery was born 21 April 1894 in Hopkinton NH, son of Jerome & Eliza J. “Liza” (Dunbar) Montgomery.  He had one sibling, William L. Montgomery.  Earl Roger Montgomery grew up in the Contoocook section of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Corporal Herbert E. Staples of Ossipee NH (1891-1918)

Herbert Edward Staples, son of John Edward & Ellen Frances (Edwards) Staples, was born 26 March 1891 in North Parsonsfield, Maine. He had siblings Nellie Frances, Grace, and Ora Bella. Herbert’s father was a blacksmith, and he apprenticed with him in … Continue reading

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