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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Laconia

Otto E. Duerr, historian of the City of Laconia, summed up the city’s military participation in WWI through his recap in the 1919 annual report. [Extract of 1919 WWI Honor Roll Laconia]. A total of 553 people were on the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Fred Frechette of Berlin NH (1883-1918)

Francois Joseph Alfred “Fred” Frechette was born in May 1883 and also baptized at Saint-Nicolas, a borough of the city of Levis in Quebec Province, Canada. Even today this district is small, with only 18,437 people. His parents were Olivier … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Ray W. Beadle of Manchester NH (1897-1919)

  Ray Wellington Beadle was born on 26 March 1897 in Manchester, New Hampshire, son of Charles S. & Abbie A. (Oslington) Beadle. When he filled out his War Registration form on 5 June 1917, he was living at 282 … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: The Heroes of Hancock

I recently purchased an interesting old postcard dating back to World War I days.  It displays a photograph of the (then) town library, along with a painted sign in the front yard.  The sign’s names are those of Hancock New … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Frederick F. Holland of Manchester NH (1895-1918)

Frederick Francis Holland, born 26 February 1895 in Manchester NH, was the son of John J. & Bridget (Quinn) Holland, and grandson of Irish immigrants John & Bridget (Haggarty) Holland. Frederick’s father was a native of the city, and driver … Continue reading

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