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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

 

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WW1 Lindenhurst Honor Rollloupe
Lindenhurst
NY
USA
11757
Dedicated by the citizens of Lindenhurst ( village in Town of Babylon, County of Suffolk, New York ) ( Long Island) It provides a list with names of Veterans
 
WW1 Memorial Dearborn, Michiganloupe
Dearborn
MI
USA
48126

WW1 Memorial Dearborn, Michigan

The monument is located in Veterans Park at the city of Dearborn's municipal complex. The monument was erected in 1991 as a lasting tribute to the city's war dead.

In addition to this World War I monument, the park include walls dedicated to World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

 
WW1 Memorial monument in the Heritage Society Plazaloupe
1100 Bagby Street
Houston
TX
USA
77002

This is the World War 1 Memorial Monument located in the Heritage Society Plaza, 1100 Bagby Street, adjacent to Sam Houston Park in the City of Houston, Texas.

 
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WW1 Memorial Plaque loupe
602 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica
CA
USA
90405

World War 1 Memorial Plaque 

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 283 in Pacific Palisades, CA worked to restore The World War I Memorial Plaque originally placed at the Santa Monica Memorial Open Air Theater in 1921. Along with the WWII memorial plaque that was added in 1946, the WWI plaque was cleaned and its surface restored. Both plaques had their mountings replaced with corrosion-controlling bolts and their mounting wall surfaces stabilized. A rededication ceremony was held on July 3, 2017 when the restored plaques were gifted back to the Santa Monica Unified School District. The ceremony was attended by local veteran groups, high school students, and descendants of several of those memorialized.

 
WWI & WWII Memorial - Liberty Cornerloupe
Church Street & Valley Road
Bernards Township - Liberty Corner
NJ
USA
07920

This monument consists of an oblong boulder with a bronze plaque dedicated to Bernards Township residents who served in WWI & WWII.  The plaque contains a relief of an eagle with wings spread along with several military branch logos.  

Photos courtesy of: Alan Edelson & Historical Marker Database

 
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WWI and WWII Memorialloupe
44 Main St.
Charlton
MA
USA
01507

A cast bronze plaque has an eagle with outstretched wings at the top and beneath bears the names of WWI and WWII veterans, with asterisks by the names of those who died. It is mounted on the front of a high cemented fieldstone base resembling an armchair, with an inlaid cement seal. It was dedicated on August 13,1944, to honor the veterans of WWI and those then fighting at the time it was erected.

 
WWI Cannon - East Rutherfordloupe
Memorial Park, Paterson Avenue & Randolph Avenue
East Rutherford
NJ
USA
07073

This memorial is a WWI long gun placed in a carriage constructed of stacked concrete blocks with courses tapering to the top.  The carriage is placed on a granite slab, and a bronze plaque on the front of the carriage provides information about the monument.

Photo courtesy of:  Frances Knowlden

 
WWI Chaumont Marker - AEF Headquartersloupe
Ecole de Gendarmerie de Chaumont
Chaumont
Grand Est
France
52000

The World War I Chaumont Marker is a bronze plaque located at the entrance to Damremont Barracks in Chaumont, France. It signifies the location of the general headquarters of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) of World War I commanded by General John J. Pershing. Its inscription in French and English reads as follows:

General headquarters of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during the World War occupied the building of the Caserne Damremont from September 1, 1917 to July 11, 1919 and from here directed the activities of more than two million American soldiers.

 
WWI Doughboy Statue and War Museumloupe
Living Memorial Park, 20th Street & 2nd Ave
Nitro
WV
USA
25143

WW I Doughboy Statue and War Museum

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaqueThe city of Nitro was dedicated as a Living Memorial Park in 2017 as it was originally founded for ordinance production during the war. The name itself came from the explosives manufacturing that took place there. The town was established by the U.S. government to house gunpowder and explosives manufacturing.  The statue and memorial were created to honor Nitro’s yearlong centennial celebration and the names of approximately 300 Nitro World War I veterans are engraved at the park.

 
WWI Elk Memorial - New Brunswickloupe
Former Elk Lodge #324, 40 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick
NJ
USA
08901
1930
Laura Gardin Fraser

This memorial is one of two extant in New Brunswick, NJ.

The bronze elk, created by Laura Gardin Fraser, was a gift of Arthur Bishop in 1930 to memorialize the former members of New Brunswick Lodge #324 who died in World War I.The sculpture consists of a bronze depiction of a resting elk placed atop a stepped granite base.

The sculptor, Laura Gardin Fraser, studied art at the Arts Students League in New York City. Best known for her designs for medals, she also designed elk sculptures for several venues including, Chicago's Elks Memorial & the Elks Lodge in Orange, NJ.

Photo courtesy of: NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI Gold Star Monumentloupe
Nashville
TN
USA
37203

This memorial is to the members of the armed forces from Davidson County, TN who lost their lives during World War I and was funded by the Nashville Kiwanis Club.

Monument restored and refurbished in 1967.

 
WWI Honor Roll - Berlinloupe
E. Taunton Ave. & White Horse Pike (Rt. 30)
Berlin
NJ
USA
08009
1946

The Berlin monument consists of a group of World War I monuments angled around the edge of a tree-shaded plot in the center of Berlin. The monuments themselves are placed in a mulched area planted with perennial flowering plants and a small concrete plaza is located in front of the monuments.

 The World War I monument may be a replacement for an original monument. It consists of a arched top, vertical granite slab, smooth-faced on the front, and quarry-faced on the edges which sits on a horizontal, rectangular, granite slab with quarry faced edges. The bronze plaque is divided into two sections. The framed lower section consists of an honor roll of Berlin residents who served in World War I listed in two columns. The upper section, slightly wider than the lower contains the commemoration text and is ornamented with cross cannons with an “e pluribus unum” scroll topped by a flying eagle and five furled flags, with the American flag in the center.

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI Honor Roll - Delancoloupe
Burlington & Rancocas Avenues
Delanco
NJ
USA
08075

The Delanco WWI monument is one of several placed in a park on the east side of Burlington Avenue. It consists of a bronze plaque mounted to the front of a granite slab. 

The top of the plaque features an arched lintel ornamented with a eagle perched on a shield which surmounts a partially unfurled scroll reading, “Honor Roll.”  The bottom of the plaque contains a quotation from Abraham Lincoln’s Cooper Union address. 

Photos courtesy of: NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 

 
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WWI Honor Roll - Dunellenloupe
Washington Memmorial Park, N. Washington Avenue
Dunellen
NJ
USA
08812
1931

The Dunellen Honor Roll consists of an upright, horizontal, quarry-faced granite slab with a large, inset rectangular bronze plaque framed in rope molding affixed to the front.  The memorial is dedicated to Dunellen residents who served in World War I.  Their names are listed alphabetically in five columns. 

The memorial was dedicated in front of 2,000 people, following a parade to the site.  It was unveiled by two Dunellen boy scouts.  A roll call of the Honor Roll's names was read. 

This memorial is located among several monuments facing N. Washington Avenue which commemorate Dunellen’s residents’ participation in 20th century conflicts. 

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office
Vintage postcard courtesy of:  Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

 
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WWI Honor Roll - Glen Rockloupe
Rock Road & Doremus Avenue
Glen Rock
NJ
USA
07452
1921

A bronze plaque with an eagle crowning its rectangular frame is affixed to a glacial boulder. The plaque itself lists all those from Glen Rock who served in World War I. It was dedicated before a large crowd in 1921.

The "Rock" from which Glen Rock gets its name was left approx. 15,000 years ago by the Wisconsin Glacier.  The granite boulder weighs about 590 tons. 

Photos courtesy of: Glen Rock Historical & Preservation Society

 
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WWI Honor Roll - Jefferson PAloupe
Spring Grove
PA
USA
17362
 
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WWI Honor Roll - Lyndhurstloupe
Veterans Park, 217 Webster Avenue
Lyndhurst
NJ
USA
07071
1919

This monument consists of a bronze bas-relief plaque mounted on a granite stele.  At the top of the large plaque is a trio of figures.  A full-length figure of Liberty, wearing a gown with her arms outspread, holding a garland of laurel in each hand.  On her right is a WWI soldier standing in front of a cannon & holding a rifle.  On his right is a tank.  On Liberty's left is a WWI sailor holding a pair of binoculars. 

The monument was dedicated on September 1, 1919 at its former location at Lincoln School, to all Lyndhurst residents who served in WWI.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000498. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI Honor Roll - Morristownloupe
Morristown Library, 1 Miller Road
Morristown
NJ
USA
07960
1926
Samuel Yellin

An impressive World War I Honor Roll consisting of 23 brass plaques is installed in the Morristown/Morris Township Library along the west wing balcony railing.  Designed by noted Philadelphia iron artist, Samuel Yellin, known as the “Tiffany of metalwork,”  it was originally installed in the Library’s 1917 building in 1926.  When the library expanded in 1930, the railing was moved to the current “new” Reference Room. 

The memorial consists of 25 brass panels placed side-by-side including a dedicatory proclamation, and the names of Morristown residents who served in the war. 

(Yellin was responsible for much of the structural ironwork in the original Library building, and also designed an iron fire screen for the 1930 addition.) 

Narrative adapted from the Samuel Yellin Collection of the University of Pennsylvania Architectural Archives.
Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI Honor Roll - Oaklynloupe
Municipal Building, 500 White Horse Pike
Oaklyn
NJ
USA
08107
1918

The Oaklyn WWI Honor Roll monument is an upright granite block with quarry-faced edges with a bronze plaque on the front.  The plaque lists the names of borough residents who served in the war. 

The monument is located at the municipal building. 

Photos courtesy of: NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI Honor Roll - Wenonahloupe
East Manua & Southeast Avenues
Wenonah
NJ
USA
08090

This World War I Honor Roll memorial consists of an irregularly shaped boulder with the bronze honor roll plaque mounted to its sloping front face.  The plaque has a molded frame with a US seal centered at the top.  It reads, "Dedicated to the men of Wenonah who answered their country's call in the World Wa4r, 1917-1918." 

One soldier was killed in the war - Alfred J. Holeton.  His name appears first, followed by an alphabetical listing of those from Wenonah who served. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 

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