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New Hampshire in World War I: U.S. Coast Guard Surfman George Henry Stenstream of Hampton and Rye

World War I was a war that most people wanted to forget. It was a terrible time both for the brave men and women in service, but also for those who remained at home. No one was safe from the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Goffstown

It was less than a year before the World War would be declared by the United States that Goffstown dedicated a monument to its Civil War heroes on 16 June 1916.  The monument was a gift to the town of … Continue reading

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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: Sgt Harold E. Dowd of Manchester NH (1896-1918)

Edward Harold Dowd aka Harold E. Dowd was born 2 Aug 1895 in Manchester NH, to John D. & Bridget “Delia” (Connor) Dowd.  Harold’s father John was by occupation a shoemaker.  In 1910 the family was living at 145 Pine … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Sergeant Clement W. Gravelle of Nashua NH (1887-1918)

Clement W. Gravelle was born [Clement Gravel]  27 May 1887 in Nashua, New Hampshire, the son of Joseph and Azilda (Benoit) Gravelle. He grew up and attended local schools, and led the normal life of others his age. On 5 … Continue reading

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