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WW1 Memorials Map

memorial hunter 150100C 100M Icon smallThe first hurdle participants face is finding local WWI Memorials. Though incomplete, the map below has the WWI memorials the WW1CC has gathered.  So get your "Indiana Jones" on and help us find missing memorials with the Memorial Hunters Club, where you are encourage to search for and discover local WWI memorials missing from our register and map below. If you are the first to find a missing memorial, not currently shown on the national map, your contribution will carry your name as the discoverer. When completed, we will publish this mapped database for any organization, institution, school or group to use in any way they would like.

The 100 Cities / 100 Memorials program team

 

World War I Living Memorial - Veterans Memorial Parkloupe
190 S. Main St
Fond du Lac
WI
USA
54935

This memorial consists of two maples trees planted at the entrance to the park on the Main Street side, plus a bronze marker honoring the veterans of World War I.  The marker reads: PLANTED TO COMMEMORATE THE SERVICES OF OUR MEN OF FOND DU LAC COUNTY IN THE WORLD WAR BY THE FOND DU LAC WOMEN'S CLUB 1930

 
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World War I Memorial loupe
Van Neste Square, East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood
NJ
USA
07450
1924
John Oscar Bunce

World War I Memorial

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque This memorial is dedicated to the Ridgewood citizens who died during World War I. It consists of a tall, fluted granite column with its lower face marked by a granite plaque and a bas-relief laurel wreath. The column sits atop a three-stepped granite base. On the front of the base is a plaque with the bas-relief bust of a man shown in right profile. The column is crowned by a bronze eagle with its head turned to the right & wings partially spread. The plaque includes an honor roll.  The memorial designer, John Oscar Bunce, was a New York-based architect & sculptor; he became known for his role in the planning and erection of new public and private buildings in Paterson following a devastating 1902 fire.  

 
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World War I Memorialloupe
Veterans Memorial in Bicentennial Park
Stockton
AL
USA
36507
2016
 
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World War I Memorialloupe
Monument Park, Memorial Circle, State and Grove Streets
Augusta
ME
USA
04330

This large monument in honor of the men and women from Augusta who served during the Great War was erected in 1929. Frances Loring, a prominent Canadian Sculptor, was the artist who designed the memorial. Mr. and Mrs. George E. Macomber sponsored the memorial. The statue, of a uniformed soldier leaning against a cross, rests atop a granite base with plaques honoring those who served.

 

 
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World War I Memorialloupe
Manchester Town Hall, 3208 York St.
Manchester
MD
USA
21102

On the grounds of the town hall is a memorial dedicated to the local residents who served in WWI.

 
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World War I Memorialloupe
Adams Park
Boston
MA
USA
02131

On a vertical stone slab is a relief of a female figure in classical dress, holding a sword to her chest with one hand and a palm leaf in the other. There is a row of three stars above her head, and Army and Navy insignia are at her feet. She is flanked by low rectangular inscription slabs. This was sculpted hy Albert H. Atkins and erected in 1922 to honor the sons and daughters of Roslindale who served in WWI. A later inscription includes the veterans of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

 
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World War I Memorialloupe
Main St.
Chatham
MA
USA
02633

On a stone boulder is a bronze spread-winged eagle sculpted by F. Ziegler and placed about 100 yards south of here in 1929. It is dedicated to the men of Chatham who served in WWI, and those who died in it are listed on a bronze plaque.

 
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World War I Memorialloupe
525 Grand Avenue
Laramie
WY
USA
82070

The Laramie World War I Memorial is an eagle-topped monument commemorating those from Albany County and the University of Wyoming who served in World War I, with a separate panel listing 32 men who gave their lives during the war. It was designed by Italian-born sculptor Giuseppe Moretti and was dedicated in October 1924. It stands on the corner of Ivinson Avenue and Sixth Street near the Albany County Courthouse.

 
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World War I Memorialloupe
Clinton St
LaCrosse
WI
USA
54603

World War I Memorial

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100c 100m wwi centennial plaque LaCrosse's World War I Memorial, located in Veterans Freedom Park, was dedicated in October 2016.  It is one of a series of war memorials in the park that honor our nation's veterans.

 
World War I Memorial - East Orangeloupe
Memorial Park, Freeway Drive
East Orange
NJ
USA
07018
1932
Charles Keck

Located in Memorial Park, this monument was designed by noted sculptor, Charles Keck.  The bronze sculpture is of a seated female figure representing Victory.  The flag-drapped woman holds a scroll with a list of names, & clutches a helmet at her side.

The memorial was erected with funds solicited from East Orange citizens and was dedicated on Armistice Day 1932. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000243. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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World War I Memorial - Inishowenloupe
R238
County Donegal
Ireland

This roadside memorial, unveiled in September 2021, pays homage to those who served at a World War I U.S. Army base in Inishowen, Donegal.

The Naval and Air Station at Ture, Quigley’s Point, was in operation for less than a year but served as a base for a number of attacks against the Germans and housed more than 400 servicemen (see photo of original army base in Pictures Gallery).

A number of local men helped with its construction from January, 1918. The station opened on September 3, 1918, and formally closed on February 22, 1919. During the operational life of the base a total of 27 patrol flights, 12 training flights and 9 test flights were made. Ten convoys were escorted, and two U-boats were attacked. Ten pilots, 10 ground officers and 432 enlisted men were attached to the base.

Local farmer, Gordon Rankin, on whose land the base was built, permitted the erection of three memorial plaques on the entrance to one of the fields that was used for the facility. To this day, the field contains the last remaining building of the base.

The plaques, on the main R238 road between Moville and Muff, give the details of the former base and operations of the five ‘Large America’ Curtiss flying boats that operated there. 

 
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World War I Memorial - Milfordloupe
110 River St
Milford
CT
USA
06460

This memorial consists of a bronze figure of a World War I soldier standing on a low bronze plinth resting on a two-stage granite base. He has his rifle resting over his right shoulder, and he carries two helmets and a knapsack on his back. On the base is a plaque depicting the profiles of a soldier and a sailor facing each other, grasping a wreath (see pictures gallery).  Joseph P. Pollia sculpted this memorial, which was dedicated in 1928 under the direction of American Legion Post 34.

 
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World War I Memorial - Milltownloupe
JFK Drive & Washington Avenue
Milltown
NJ
USA
08850
1922

This memorial consists of a square stone pillar capped with a pointed top, sitting on a rectangular stone base.  On the front are two bronze plaques.  The upper, larger one is a vertical  bas-relief of a Doughboy.  The smaller, lower one dedicates the monument to the residents of Milltown who served in World War I. 

The memorial is located in Bill Thomson Memorial Park near the American Legion Post building. 

Photos courtesy of:  Memorial Hunters Club member, Donald Petry

 
World War I Memorial - New Britainloupe
Walnut Hill Park
New Britain
CT
USA
06051

New Britain honors its World War I heroes and veterans with this 90-foot column in Walnut Hill Park. The tall stone column, topped by two sculpted eagles, bears a dedication at its front (north) base reading, “MDCCCCXXVII (1927). The city of New Britain here records with pride that of her citizens, more than four thousand served in the World War 1917-1918.”  The plaque also has symbols representing the Army, the Navy, industry and the Red Cross. It appears that bronze ornamentation that once surrounded this plaque has been removed. A dedication plaque on the south base of the column reads, “To her sons who gave their lives to their country, their names are here inscribed. Their memory lives in the heart of a grateful city.”  Just below the eagles, the column appears to be wrapped with a flag that’s draped over the column’s fluting. Surrounding the monument are two semi-circular walls bearing bronze plaques that list the name, rank, unit affiliation and date of death for 123 residents (61 plaques on the west side, and 62 plaques on the east side). Bronze poppies can be seen between the plaques. Ornamental palms at the ends of the rows of names also appears to have been removed.  Four large light fixtures near the monument are decorated with butterflies symbolizing renewal and resurrection. New Britain dedicated its World War I monument on September 22, 1928. The monument was designed by Harold Van Buren Magonigle, who also created a similar monument in Kansas City as well a firefighters’ monument on Riverside Drive in New York City.

 
World War I Memorial - Old Saybrookloupe
263 Main St
Old Saybrook
CT
USA
06475

There are three monuments in front of Old Saybrook's OldTown Hall that honor the veterans of the 20th century’s wars. A 1926 boulder monument, topped by a bronze eagle, honors the service of World War I veterans. It bears a dedication on its front (west) face reading “In memory of Old Saybrook’s sons who served".  The east face of the monument has a plaque with two columns of names listing local veterans, organized by service branches: Army (48 names); Navy (18); Aviation (9); and Motor Transport (2) . Near the World War I monument, a granite monument dedicated in 1961 honors local war heroes (see pictures gallery). A dedication near the top of the monument reads, “Erected by the citizens of Old Saybrook in memory of her sons who died at war.” Beneath that dedication, the monument lists heroes and the wars in which they were lost. One person is listed for World War I, 15 for World War II, two for Korea, and one for Vietnam.  A polished granite monument in front of three flagpoles bears the POW-MIA logo. An eternal flame flickers in front of the POW-MIA monument.

 
World War I Memorial - Pensacolaloupe
Veterans Park
Pensacola
FL
USA
32502

Veterans Memorial Park is home to Pensacola's World War I Monument. This marble memorial was moved from its Garden street location to Veterans Memorial Park by the Vietnam Veterans of Northwest Florida (VVNF). As the number of World War I vets was declining, and the fact they were unable to raise the needed funds to accomplish this task, it became part of the overall effort by VVNF to open Veterans Memorial Park and Wall South to the community in order remember the men and women who died in the service of our country, whether in time of war or in peace.

 
World War I Memorial - Pompton Plainsloupe
First Reformed Church; 529 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Pompton Plains
NJ
USA
07444

The Pompton Plains World War I monument, placed within a cemetery, consists of a vertical granular stone slab.  A bronze honor roll plaque with a stepped top is attached to the front of the stone. The honor roll is decorated with an eagle, wings outstretched, & perched on olive branches.  The plaque honors the men of Pequannock Township who served in the war. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office 

 
World War I Memorial - Whitewaterloupe
Main and W. North Sts.
Whitewater
WI
USA
53190

This memorial consists of a cement base and red granite stone, with a bronze eagle on top. There are brass plaques on four sides -- east: In honor of Civil War Soldiers 61- 65; north: War with Spain 1898; west: To the unknown dead of all wars; and south: World's War 1917 - 1918

 
World War I Memorial at Oak Grove Cemeteryloupe
230 Playstead Rd
Medford
MA
USA
02155

This memorial is located in Oak Grove Cemetery, at the top of the set of stairs at the intersection of Winthrop Street and Playstead Road. The memorial overlooks the graves of WWI veterans. It consists of a statue of a battle-weary soldier standing with his arms extended horizontally, as if embracing the grave sites in front of him. His uniform is torn (from the experience of the battle field), and his gun is holstered (a source of controversy because some thought the memorial was not “warlike enough” but Mayor John J. Irwin supported the artist’s interpretation). The names of seventy-nine heroes are inscribed around the base. In addition, a “treasure trove box” filled with memorabilia was hermetically sealed in the pillar’s center cavity. The memorial was dedicated in May of 1941, just before the country was about to enter World War II.

The inscription reads “To the Men of Medford Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice”

Around the top of the pillar are panels that represent scenes from the war, which includes taking care of the wounded. Four patriotic eagles protect the monument.

The artist, Emilius Ciampa (1896-1996), a WWI veteran himself, was selected to design and create the monument. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery and his tombstone indicates he designed both the WWI and WWII memorials in the cemetery. The WWII memorial at the cemetery is near the entrance and is a statue atop a pile of rocks in a pool of water.

 
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World War I Memorial Dean Collegeloupe
99 Main St.
Franklin
MA
USA
02038

The World War I memorial sits in front of Dean Hall on Dean College campus. The memorial is carved granite with a square bronze insert listing those from Dean College that served in the Great War. There are an estimated 350 names listed.

TO THE ABIDING MEMORY OF THE SERVICE OF
THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF DEAN ACADEMY
IN THE WORLD WAR. 1914 - 1918 

THEIR MEMORIAL SHALL NOT DEPART AND THEIR NAME SHALL LIVE FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION

Some names include:

AYERS. W. EBEN, JR.
CATAELL, ALFRED L.
HOUSTON, HENRY C.
OTIS, LEONARD
WHITNEY, WALDO H.

and more ......

 

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