Erected in 1931, and designed by Sir Astor Webb P.R.A. & Son, this monument is a 75-foot tall obelisk constructed entirely from large blocks of Westerly granite. The monument commemorates the Dover Patrol, which was formed in Britain in July 1914. During World War I, a variety of craft served in the patrol - cruisers, destroyers old and new, submarines, mine-sweepers, armed trawlers, drifters, armed yachts, motor launches and other coastal craft - as well as a variety of aircraft - flying boats, airplanes, and airships. A committee was formed in November 1918 to raise a public subscription for the erection of a monument in memory of the patrol. Over £45,000 was raised, including £1,000 donated by King Albert and Queen Elizabeth of the Belgians. The first Dover Patrol monumental obelisk was dedicated in Dover, England in 1921. Two additional replicas were subsequently erected, one in Calais, France, and the third in Brooklyn/New York City. The monument sits in the middle of a plaza set within a larger landscape park at the Verrazano Narrows entryway to New York Harbor. On the front of the monument, etched into the stone, is the dedication to the Dover Patrol unit of the British Royal Navy, which was responsible for safeguarding the English Channel from German U-boats. An inscription on the proper right side of the granite base also dedicates it to the American Naval Forces of WWI. On the back of the base, set within a square niche, is the dedication date.
The Highbridge Doughboy once stood at a small park triangle east of the Washington Bridge, in the University Heights or Highbridge section of the Bronx. It was erected to honor the 21 local servicemen who died while serving their country in World War I. Following many years of damage and vandalism, and in commemoration of the World War I Centennial, the statue was extensively repaired, restored, and relocated to a highly visible site at Macomb’s Dam Park adjacent to Yankee Stadium at Jerome Avenue and 161st Street.
The Hudson World War I Memorial is located at the south-end of the historic Hudson Green on a small parcel of land referred to as the Boy Scout Green. The WWI Memorial is made-up of two distinct components: a large cast bronze tablet or plaque, measuring 60” wide by 30” high, and a rectangular stone-rubble pedestal or base, measuring approximately 6’-0” wide by 4’-0” deep by 4’-6” high. The bronze plaque contains the names of eighty-one individuals with an inscription at the top that reads: ON THIS TABLET ARE INSCRIBED THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO WENT FROM HUDSON, TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WAR, 1917 – 1918. The Memorial was restored and re-dedicated in 2018.
This granite memorial, unveiled during several days of commemoration from August 30-September 3, 1919, weighs nearly 41 tons and has bronze plaques on three sides that are inscribed with a Roll of Honor 1917-1919. It is estimated that approximately 18,000 people attended the unveiling, presided over by Pennsylvania Governor William C. Sproul. The monument was cleaned, refinished and rededicated on November 11, 2017.