This sculpture is one of many casts made from EM Viquesney's doughboy design. Monuments using this design are scattered around NJ & the US.
This bronze cast sculpture, set upon a granite base, depicts a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of "No Man's Land." He holds a rifle in his left hand & a grenade in his raised right hand.
The monument was dedicated on Memorial Day 1927. The base contains a bronze plaque with a Matawan World War I honor roll.
Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #47260070.
Photo courtesy of: NJ State Historic Preservation Office