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More Lost Faces of WWI: American Nurses Who Died in Europe

Two years ago I first wrote about the “Gold Star” Nurses of World War I–the women who sacrificed their lives during war time. I have selected from that list women who have not formerly been written about–or at least it … Continue reading

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Lost Face of WWI: Canteen Worker Nelle Robertson (1877-1919) of Virginia Illinois

This story of Nelle Robertson is part of a continuing series to honor those women of WWI who died in service.  Sometimes called “Gold Star” Women they served as yeomen, nurses, telephone operators, Red Cross volunteers and as YMCA/YWCA canteen … Continue reading

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Lost Faces of WWI: More Gold Star Nurses

In 2017 I posted a story about some of the World War I nurses (sometimes called ‘Gold Star Nurses’) who lost their lives in service.  I also wrote extensively about New Hampshire’s nurses, telephone operators and other women who gave … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: More Heroes of Rockingham County

The WWI soldiers in these biographies were credited to a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. WWI deaths were attributed to a specific town based on a variety of criteria that was not always consistent from town to town. Their … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: They Died of Disease

The United States World War One Centennial Commission has published an excellent narrative on the infectious diseases of World War I. The so-called Spanish Flu (that was not Spanish at all) was the primary killer of the World War I … Continue reading

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