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New Hampshire WWI Military: 1Lt Sydney Wentworth Beauclerk of Concord NH (1895-1918)

Sydney [Sidney] Wentworth Beauclerk was born on 10 October 1895 in Irasburg VT the only child of William Preston & Jennie M. (Hayward) Beauclerk. W. Preston, was a physician and surgeon who had practiced in Contoocook from 1896-1903, and in … Continue reading

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Pilot Casualty of World War 2: Nashua, New Hampshire’s Ensign Paul Boire, USNR

Ensign Paul Amie Boire is hailed as the first Nashua pilot to “make the supreme sacrifice” in World War II. He was the third child and second son of George F. & Angelina (Lapierre) Boire, born in Nashua NH on … Continue reading

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Nashua New Hampshire’s Secretary, World War 2 WASP Aviatrix and Carmelite Nun: Anita L. Paul aka Sister Teresa (1924-2010)

Anita L. Paul was born in Nashua into a working class family, her father being a fireman for the Boston & Maine Railroad. She grew up on the family farm in Hudson, New Hampshire, studying in the local schools, and … Continue reading

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Manchester NH Casualty of Vietnam War: Colonel Gerald R. Helmich (1931-1969)

A plaque near the Queen City Bridge, on the SW corner of Second & West Hancock Streets, in Manchester, New Hampshire reads: “COL. GERALD R. HELMICH. Born November 17, 1931. MIA November 12, 1969. Vietnam Pilot USAF. ” On Memorial … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s First Female Aviator, Well-Known Photographer and Philanthropist: Bernice Blake Perry (1905-1996)

Bernice Gertrude Blake was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on 2 March 1905,  one of four children born to Edward C. & Gertrude (Hurd) Blake.  Her father was an English-Canadian immigrant who had founded Blake’s Creamery, originally as a milk … Continue reading

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