This is a memorial to the students from Washington and Lee University who fought and died during World War I. The inscription reads:
To the memory of the sons of
Washington and Lee University
who sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom in the service of our country and her allies. 1914-1918
George Moncrief Anderton, '12 • Howard Baker Barton, '17 • George Marvin Betty, '13 • Jay Frank Clemmer, Jr., '15 • Sidney Mathias Baxter Coulling, Jr., '16 • Cyrus McLawson DeArmon, '12 • Paul Waples Derrickson, '15 • William Lambuth Drake, '13 • Saunders Felming, '07 • Guy Nelson Forrester, '01 • Oswald Wilson Gott, Jr., '12 • Richard Helm Graham, '09 • Josiah Porter Green, '17 • John D. Alderson Harman, '12 • William White Holt, '16 • John Kirkpatrick, '15 • Louis Moomaw Layman, '13 • John Arthur Lingle, Jr., '15 • Aud Edward Lusk, '17 • Lawrence Bennett Loughran, '11 • Frederic Fagg Mallow, '15 • Abram Clifford McDougall, '07 • Clovis Moomaw, '12 • Frank Murchison Moore, '14 • David Sharpley Noble, '18 • Henry Morgan Patton, '16 • Charles Quarrier, '12 • Charles Carter Riticor, '14 • Kiffin Yates Rockwell, '11 • Frank Bennedict Scarry, '15 • J. Henry Smith, '18 • Basil Leighton Steel, '08 • Prentiss Guthried Thompson, '15 • Herbert McKinley Vest, '15
Students Army Training Corps
Marshall McClure Callison, '18 • George Gilbert Child, '18 • Donald Anderson Spotts, '18
This is a granite monument honoring Gaetano Del Giudice, a World War I veteran, a founder of the American Legion, and musician.
The thick stone is very roughly hewn into a square with a rounded top edge and is balanced on a similarly finished rectangular base. A just-out-of-round circle is carved about an inch deep into the monolith face. Inside and near the top of the circle is engraved with the outline of a French Horn and the text:
GAETANO DEL GIUDICE
THE MAN WITH THE HORN
SEPT. 18, 1887 - MAY 9, 1972
VETERAN OF WORLD WAR I
FOUNDER OF THE
The inscription on this memorial reads:
IN MEMORY OF
HENRIETTA ISABELLA DRUMMOND
1892 - 1918
FIRST RHODE ISLAND WOMAN TO MAKE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE AS AN ARMY NURSE WITH THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES IN FRANCE DURING THE WORLD WAR
"SHE LAID HIM WITH THE DEAD AS SHE TURNED TO SOOTHE THE LIVING AND
BIND THE WOUNDS THAT BLED." WHITTIER
ERECTED IN 1937 BY HENRIETTA I. DRUMMOND POST & AUXILIARY, THE AMERICAN LEGION.
In the waning days of World War One, Henrietta Isabel Drummond, 25, of Pawtucket, RI, USA, made her way across the Atlantic Ocean to serve as a Red Cross nurse. Her parents were from Glasgow.
"I am having a wonderful time here," she wrote to her mother from aboard the Balmoral Castle, "and it will be a trip to remember. " They were to be the last words that Jean Drummond would ever receive from her daughter.
Having graduated in 1917 from the St Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, in Providence, RI, Henrietta Drummond trained in South Carolina and then made the submarine-menaced voyage from New York to France, arriving on October 4, 1918.
Assigned to a hospital in Nevers, in central France, Drummond worked 15-hour days caring for soldiers who had been gassed, who had not eaten in days, who had lost arms and legs, whose wounds had been left to bleed. As the nursing went on, a piercing whistle would signal enemy planes overhead - the threat of attack was constant. (Shortly before Drummond's arrival, a shot from a long-distance gun had struck a maternity hospital, killing 50 babies.)
The other constant danger in the soldiers' hospital was infection. And indeed on October 10, just six days after her arrival and a month before the war's end, Henrietta Isabel Drummond died, of either typhoid fever or Spanish influenza.
This monument, dedicated in 1931, is a life-sized bronze statue of a WWI soldier dressed in a field uniform, carrying a jacket over his right arm and a helmet and rifle in the other. Beneath is a multi-tiered granite base decorated with inscribed plaques listing the 41 men of Suffolk and Nansemond County who died during World War I. The inscription reads:
In memory of the men of Suffolk and Nansemond County who gave their lives in the World War
They sought not glory, but their country’s good and died that right, which is more precious than peace, might prevail.
This tablet is erected as a tribute to the men of Suffolk and Nansemond County, Virginia who died in the service of their country in the Great War.
Ernest Baker • Hinton A. Darden • Claud D. Daughtrey • Gilliam Edwards • Charles O. Edwards • Enos H. Fretz • Reuben P. Gardner • James H. Gomer • Thomas C. Hamilton • George R. Harcum • Vernon M. Herrick • George A. Holloman • Herbert R. Holloman • Clarence E. Horton • Henry V. Jernigan • Clarence Jones • David J. Lassiter • Meigs M. Lassiter • Mitchell F. Lloyd • Sidney T. Norfleet • William E. Odom • Richard E. Parker • David L. Pitt • Bernard Radford • Herbert B. Ragsdale • Harry M. Richards • Charles L. Scott • Sam Turner • William A. Walters • Edward B. Walton • Johnnie N. Whedbee. COLORED William Anthony • Elijah Baker • John Brinkley • Berry Dunning • Ben Freeman • Arthur Geter • Willie L. Lee • Monroe Lloyd • John H. Nichols • Rosser Spivey
Those who die for love of country sleep peacefully. Those who live to "carry on" hold high the torch that lights the flame of patriotism in the hearts of our children.
This monument was located originally at the intersection of North Main Street and Milner Road (probably, present-day Constance Road). It was later moved to Cedar Hill Cemetery’s entrance due to an increase in traffic.