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Michigan in WW1 Places

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Edward Edgar Hartwick Memorialloupe
Woodlawn Cemetery

This is a bas-relief depicting WWI veteran Maj. Edward Edgar Hartwick kneeling in prayer with his hand on the shoulder of a young boy. Also shown is a cavalry insignia and the image of a castle. It was sculpted by Julius C. Loester and dedicated on October of 1921 to mark Maj. Hartwick s grave

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Elsie War Memorial loupe

Elsie War Memorial

Erected in honor of the men and women of Elsie and vicinity who served in WWI and II 

Fenton World War I Memorialloupe

Fenton World War I Memorial

Long Description:
The park is a small park with a bench and a flag pole.

The plaque reads:
In memory of
Our Heros
The WOrld War
who fought for
Liberty and Humanity
dedicated by
Settlers and Michigan Pioneers
Fenton Michigan 


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Ferndale WWI Memorialloupe

Ferndale WWI Memorial

Long Description:
The memorial is a plaque on a rock.

The plaque reads:
"April 6, 1917 HONOR ROLL Nov 11, 1918
A tribute to
Ferndales World War Veterans
who offered all to their country
That Liberty and Justice might not perish from this earth
These made the supreme sacrifice
Paul William Hornaday
Jack Yull
Andrew Robertson
Robert Darch
Fred Metcalf

Centograph with 62 other names

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Fort Custer Museumloupe
2501 26th St.
Battle Creek

The Fort Custer Historical Society  PH 269-731-6555  This is a military base so you have to call to get approval to enter at least 48 hours in advance!

The Fort Custer Historical Society is responsible for establishing and managing the museum in an old WWII barracks, Building no. 2631, at Fort Custer.  The building was moved to its present site where it was restored to its near original condition.  Since that time, a dedicated group of individuals headed by Michigan National Guard Colonel (Retired) James Spackman has stepped forward to continue the efforts and prepare the facility for its grand opening in 2012.The museum will highlight the units that have been part of the Fort Custer history since the post was established in 1917 as Camp Custer.  Some of these include the 85th Division in World War I, the 5th “Red Diamond” Infantry Division in World War II, the 339th “Polar Bear” Regiment, which served in northern Russia at the end of the First World War, and the World War I 14thDivision, (Regular Army).  This unit was popularly known as the "Wolverine Division”.  It was organized and demobilized at Camp Custer at the end of the war and was never sent into battle. 

It will also place emphasis on the follow-on years of the training facility i.e., the Civilian Military Training Camps of the 1920s, Civilian Conservation Corps era (1933-1942), World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and present day.  In particular, it will address the history of the Michigan Army National Guard from 1805 to present.  Included will be Michigan in the Civil War, the 32nd “Red Arrow” Division in the First World War, Michigan Units in the Pacific and European Theaters during World War II, and today’s Citizen Soldier.  It will also cover the Custer years, the Spanish American War, and the formation of the Michigan State Troops Permanent Force, (also known as the Michigan State Constabulary). 

It will pay tribute to the lives of individual soldiers who served at the post, the German Prisoners of War, the establishment of the Fort Custer National Cemetery, and Harmonia, the land area purchased by the government for the construction of Camp Custer.  


Grand Rapids Public Museumloupe
272 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids

For general inquires please call  616.929.1700 or email [email protected]


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They do have a wooden wing from a Hadley-Page Bomber that was manufactured by the Grand Rapids Aircraft Company and also an I.D. card of a female worker.

Great World War Memorial, Wyandotte, Michiganloupe

Great World War Memorial, Wyandotte, Michigan

ust outside of Wyandotte's Bishop Park, along the Detroit River, sits the city's World War I memorial. The memorial's inscription reads "Erected by the citizens of Wyandotte in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great World War 1914-1918." The inscription includes the names of 13 men of died during the war.

Hartford Ely Park WW1 Memorialloupe

To Our Fallen Heroes in the World War from the village and township of Hartford, Michigan

Orville G. Burkitt
Roy C. Kelly
Fred D. Kellogg
Ralph W. Olds
Clinton Stoddard
Floyd Talpin
Wilbur Whitmore

Historical Museum of Bay Countyloupe
321 Washington Avenue
Bay City

The mission of the Bay County Historical Society is to preserve the history of Bay County and to develop facilities and programs dedicated to the enhancement, enrichment and enjoyment of our community.

The Bay County Historical Society


The Historical Museum of Bay County

321 Washington Avenue  ▪  Bay City, MI  48708

    Exhibit Hours

Monday-Friday   10AM-5PM

Saturday   12PM-4PM

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Joseph W. Guytonloupe

Joseph W. Guyton

Joseph W. Guyton (1889 ~ 1918) lived most of his life near Evart, working as a farmer, plumber, and well driller. When the U.S. entered World War I inn 1917, Guyton was drafted into the army. He could have elected not to go since he was married and had a child, but instead he served with the 126th Infantry Regiment of the 32nd "Red Arrow Division". On May 24, 1918, shortly after reaching the front line in the Alsace region of what was then Germany, Guyton was the first American killed on German soil when he was hit by machine gun fire. France bestowed the  Croix De Guerre medal upon Guyton, as well as his unit to recognize their bravery in combat Guyton's comrades buried his remains in a churchyard. In 1921 the remains were returned to the United States and buried in Evart's Forest Hill Cemetery.

In 1918 when Private Joseph Guyton died during World War I, his fellow soldiers buried him in a German cemetery. In 1921 his remains and those of 5,212 other U.S. soldiers were returned home. At a memorial ceremony in Hoboken, New Jersey, President Warren Harding laid a wreath on Guyton's casket which represented all the war dead. Guyton's remains were given to his parents and daughter, his wife having died in the worldwide flu epidemic only months after him. Newspapers reported that 10,000 people attended Guyton's funeral in his hometown of Evart. Tributes include; Evart's Guyton Park, the Joseph W. Guyton American Legion post in Evart, the US-10 "Guyton" Bridge over the Muskegon River in Osceola County, and Guyton Elementary School in Detroit.


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