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New Hampshire WWI Military: The Soldier’s Comfort Kit

The people of New Hampshire have had their own vocabulary from the get-go. From drinking at a ‘bubbler,’ to catching ‘hornpout,’ there is often at least one word that sticks out in conversation as strange to out-of-staters. During World War … 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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New Hampshire WWI Military: Corporal Louis P. Fraser of Nashua NH (1859- 1918)

Louis P. Fraser was born 17 June 1895 in Nashua, New Hampshire, son of Simon & Delima (Chasseur) Fraser. He grew up in Nashua, attending public school there. He filled out a World War Registration Card on June 5, 1917, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Corp. James B. Flynn of Nashua NH (1891-1918)

James Benedict Flynn was born on 12 February  1891 Manchester NH, son of Patrick and Margaret Flynn.  James had siblings, Stephen, Frank and Phillip. He grew up in that place, attending the local schools.  By 1917 he had moved to … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Eli J. Bouley of Nashua NH (1883-1918)

Eli J. Bouley was the son of Alexander “Alex” & Nancy (Martel) Bouley, born 9 June 1883 in Nashua, New Hampshire. His family lived at 16 Buck Street, and he grew up and attended school in Nashua. Eli’s father had … Continue reading

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