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A Gold Star Mother’s Trip to France: Mrs. Nora G. (Hamblett) Weld of Canaan NH

When the United States Government issued an invitation to each mother and widow of a deceased soldier, whose remains rested in the American Cemeteries in France, to visit that place, I accepted the invitation. It had been my wish that … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Merrimack

I would not have known certain intimate details of Merrimack, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire’s contributions to the WWI effort, except that my paternal grandmother, Mattie (Kilborn) Webster wrote about them. She was a school teacher in Merrimack, having graduated from … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Candia

The Candia New Hampshire World War I monument is actually one “side” of the Soldier’s Monument located in Village Square on High Street in that town. We know from the engraving that 34 men from Candia served, and that Lieut. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Thomas Daudier of Manchester NH (1889-1918)

Thomas Joseph Daudier was born 1 October 1889 in Biddeford, Maine, one of 13 children, and son of Thomas & Madeline (Bois) Daudier. He grew up in Biddeford Maine, and by 1910 had married Rosealma Bastarache. They had one child, … Continue reading

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First Portsmouth New Hampshire Casualty of World War 1: Lieutenant Frank Booma (1893-1918)

Lieutenant Frank Booma died on July 11, 1918 in the Champagne region of France, during World War 1. He was killed by a bomb dropped from a Boche aeroplane, as he led his men a second time into the trenches, … Continue reading

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