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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 Claremont

Like many other New Hampshire locales, in 1918 the then Town of Claremont celebrated and recognized its returning heroes of World War I. A simple painted sign existed at first, the names of those who gave their lives acknowledging service … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Littleton

Littleton New Hampshire has well-recognized its military heroes. The Littleton Community Center building was designated at the 1920 Town Meeting as Littleton’s memorial to the soldiers and sailors of World War I.  A monument can be found to those who participated … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Cornish and Plainfield

Since these towns are adjacent to each other in New Hampshire, I decided to write one story about both, based on the names on their WWI memorial plaques. Previously I wrote about Harry Dickinson Thrasher from Plainfield, and now I … Continue reading

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New Hampshire World War I Military: 2nd Lieut Harry Dickinson Thrasher of Plainfield and Cornish, Famed Sculptor

I learned about Harry Dickinson Thrasher by chance while researching the WWI heroes of a seacoast town. The Portsmouth Herald newspaper of 21 Sep 1918 on page 4 posted this brief notice: “American Sculptor Was a Native of New Hampshire. … Continue reading

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