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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Hopkinton and Contoocook

In 2017 the Town of Hopkinton, New Hampshire’s Historical Society presented an amazing series of seminars and educational programs on the town’s involvement in World War I and how it affected everyone. The Hopkinton Library offered a list of recommended … Continue reading

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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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