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American War Mother and Her Sonszoom
Wister Woods Park, west side of Belfield Ave. south of 20th Street
Philadelphia
PA
19144
1928
Harry Lewis Raul

Location
--in Wister Woods Park, west side of Belfield Ave. south of 20th Street
--Philadelphia, PA 19144
--GPS coordinates 40.035705, -75.155611

Inscriptions
19 (copyright symbol) 27 HARRY LEWIS RAUL . SCULPTOR/EASTON . PENNSYLVANIA / ROMAN BRONZE WORKS NY (Base, front:) ERECTED BY THE PHILA CHAPTER AMERICAN WAR MOTHERS OF THOSE WHO SERVED AND THOSE WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1917-1918 TO YOU FROM FAILING HANDS WE THROW THE TORCH BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH IF YE BREAK FAITH WITH US WHO DIE WE SHALL NOT SLEEP THOUGH POPPIES GROW IN FLANDERS FIELD JOHN McCRAE

Physical properties
--Outdoor Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
--approx. 8 ft. 7 in. x 74 in. x 47 in; Base: approx. 60 in. x 10 ft. 4 in. x 8 ft. 8 in.

Seated female figure flanked by two kneeling servicemen. On her right is a soldier and on her left is a sailor. The female figure wears a long, very plain dress and a long cape. Back of cape is emblazoned with stars. Her hair is pulled back from her face and she stares straight ahead. Her arms reach out and rest on the shoulders of the servicemen on either side of her. Her cape wraps around the back of the servicemen. Each male figure kneels on one knee with the other bent knee raised. The male figures, dressed in their military uniforms, hold their hats and bow their heads. The three figures rest atop a rectangular base

History
--1927. Copyrighted 1927. Installed 1928
--gift of the Philadelphia Chapter of American War Mothers to the City of Philadelphia

Condition
--fair, some spalling on front of stone, not affecting the inscription
--chips at corners of base stone, mildew stains on front of stone base
--Administered by City of Philadelphia, Fairmount Park Commission, Memorial Hall, West Park, P. O. Box 21601, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
--Surveyed 1993 August. Treatment urgent.
--Mud Dauber Wasp nests on bronze surfaces

 
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Lansdale Memorial Parkzoom
Lansdale
PA
United States
19446

Park with engraved stone memorial to Lansdale's fallen in the First World War, two 155 MM French GPFs with barrels stamped "The Bullard Engineering Works, Bridgeport, Conn"

 
Church of the Messiah, Capt. Harry Ingersoll Bell Towerzoom
1001 Dekalb Pike
Gwynedd
PA
United States
19002
1926

Tower given by Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ingersoll as a memorial to their son Captain Harry Ingersoll and the forty-one officers and men of Company H, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division who lost their lives during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 1918.  The tower is modeled after the church tower at Brabant-en-Argonne where Captain Ingersoll was initially buried before his remains were moved to the American Cemetery at Romagne.  Captain Ingersoll was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918.

 
Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church Memorial Plaquezoom
8855 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia
PA
19118

Bronze plaque located just outside the exit at the front of the sanctuary leading to the church office.
8855 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118

Plaque reads "Tribute to the youth of Trinity Presbyterian Church which had formed following a "schism" within the Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church.  Plaque relocated following the subsequent merger of the two churches.

A TRIBUTE TO THE YOUTH OF TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WHO IN THE WORLD WAR 1914 TO 1918 RESPONDED TO THEIR COUNTRYS CALL OF WHOM TWO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

 
Chestnut_Hill_and_Mt._Airy_World_War_I_Memorialzoom
Germantown Ave. and Mermaid Lane
Philadelphia
PA
United States
19118

Inscription
In loving memory of the men 
of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy 
Who died in the World War 
France, 1918 
They challenge us to hold more precious than mortal life 
Ideals of Honour, Justice, and Righteousness. 
They counted not their lives dear unto themselves

 
Church of the Messiah Julian Biddle Stained Glass Windowzoom
1001 Dekalb Pike
PA
United States
19002

Memorial stained glass window dedicated to Julian Cornell Biddle, killed 18 August 1917.  Julian Biddle was a pilot who took flight training at Chandler Field, Philadelphia.

 
Church of the Messiah, Norton Downs, Jr. Stained glass windowzoom
1001 Dekalb Pike
PA
United States
19002

Memorial stained glass window dedicated to Norton Downs, Jr., killed 23 October 1918.

 
Delaware County World War One Memorialzoom
Papermill Road & Baltimore Pike
Springfield
PA
United States
19064

Dedicated to the men and women of Delaware Count who served in the World War and bearing the names of those who lost their lives.  Plaques moved to this memorial on the Smedley Park tract from the bridge on Baltimore Pike when Baltimore Pike was widened and it became necesary to replace the bridge.

 
East Germantown World War One Memorialzoom
Chelten Ave & Wister St
philadelphia
PA
United States
19138

In triangular block at intersection of Chelten Ave. and Wister St.  Concrete memorial with bronze plaques.  Plaques are heavily oxidized.  Dedicated 8 December 1923.  Formerly surmounted by bronze eagle scullpture, apparently stolen.

 
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Dr. Frank Boston Memorialzoom
700 N Broad St
Lansdale
PA
United States
19446

Memorial plaques in memory of Dr. Frank Erdman Boston in Lansdale, PA.  A Philadelphian, Dr. Boston left his practice and trained at the Medical Officers Training Camp for Colored Officers, Ft. Des Moines and served with the 317th Engineers Regiment, 92nd Division in France in 1918.  Dr. Boston was a member of the American Medical Association, the Philadelphia County Medical Society and the National Medical Association.  In an era when white hospitals would not admit black patients, Dr. Boston established a private 23-bed hospital, Elm Terrace Hospital, in Lansdale, PA, that admitted black patients and moved his private residence from Philadelphia to Hatfield, PA, near Lansdale. Dr. Boston became a well known and respected citizen of Lansdale and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lansdale, on whose grounds the memorial is located at the corner of Broad St. & W. Seventh St.

 
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Fairmount Park WW1 Grovezoom
Belmont Mansion Dr & Belmont Ave
philadelphia
PA
United States
19131

Although proposed by the Pennsylvania Society of the Loyal Legion in 1921, the earliest available aerial photo shows that by 1928, the memorial grove had not been planted.  The next available aerial photo in 1959 shows the grove had been planted an in relatively good condition.  Aerial photos in 2004 show the grove deteriorated by undergrowth and by the recreation area the City of Philadelphia had built into the center of the grove.  A site visit in 2017 found only a handful of the original tree markers still present, many of which had been destroyed by construction of the recreation area, along with the trees they identified.  A site visit in 2019  revealed only two of the original tree labels remaining.  Although some of the original trees are still living, the memorial grove barely exists.

Original tree labels had letters stamped in aluminum strips with name, rank, unit in which they served, and date of death typically shown:
1914 Memorial Tree 1918
Reed Barnitz
Sergt. Co. L 315th Inf 79th Div.
October 11th, 1918
Monfaucon, France

The names of those originally memorialized by tree and labeled concrete marker:

William P. Roche, Jr.
J. Palmer Fullerton, Jr.
Edward Mealiff
John Henry B. Quinn
R. Franklin Hill, M.D.
Leslie Meslin
Harry D. Coates
Abram K. Street
George W. Peck
Chas. E.S. Webster
Raymond C. Burky
Frederick O. Waage, M.D.
Howard K. Dunn, Jr.
George B. Evans, Jr.
Henry H. Houston II
Edwin T. Van Dusen II
Nelson W. Perine
William H.S. Schultz
Robert F. Brister
Edward J. Kearney
Alfred R. Allen, M.D.
William G. Junkin
Joseph A. Abrams
Richard F. Day
Martin C. Barrett
Frank F. Battles
John J. Fisher
Hugh A. Stirling
Chester F. Willey
Lloyd A. Daddow
Henry F. Singer
James Fox
Harry G. Robinson, Jr.
Clarence P. Freeman
Howard C. McCall
Mortimer P. Crane
Robert E. Hutchinson
Thomas H. Miles
Richard D.H. Burt
Thomas Massey, Jr.
William C. Rock
William C. Greifzu
William J. Phelan
George G. Stratton
Louis H. Fielding
William C. Faber
Benjamin Bullock
Charles W. Edmunds
Maxwell E. Chamberlin
Thomas W. Astbury, Jr.
John K. Bender
David F. Akers
Fred. T. Cunningham
Emanuel R. Wilson
Louis Berkowitz
Jacob M. Shimer
William M. Solly
David Rupp
John S. Wheeler
Basil L. Steel
George N. Althouse
James P. Arnold
Ralph Melville
Dead of the 314th Infantry
In Memory of the Boys of Frankford
Harry W. Prince
Donald T. Shenton
Oliver D. Forbes
In Memory of the Dead of Second Troop P.C.C.
Thomas B. Fales
Carl C. Glanz
A.E. Fletcher
Charles W. Hewitt/Walter A. Hansler
Tribute to Company "A", 301st Heavy Tank
Winfield Jackson
Edwin D. Cryer
Vivion K. Mouser
Carl A. Goodwin
Harry B. Mauger
Joseph D. Archer
Marian H. White
Edwin H. Fort
Raymond Upton
J. Alfred Dougherty
Lemuel Kolb
Everett B. Mosier
Mary E. Appel
Helen Fairchild
George E. Braker, Jr.
Edward J. Friel
Earl R. Davis
John C. Bowman
George B. McKinney, Jr.
Wistar Morris
Virginia Branum, Y.M.C.A.
Effie Shields, Y.M.C.A.
Allyn Capron, Sr./Allyn Capron, Jr.
Anthony M. Forsthoffer
David L. Knapp
To the Unknown Heroes
William M. Conley/George T. Willis/Francis B. Corbin
William B. Kuen
Thomas R. Reath
Clarence R. Campbell
Elwood R. Buchanan
George R. Slook/Charles Coyne
Edward J. Van Dyke
In Memory of the Unknown Dead
Thomas P. Enright
In Memory of the Boys of Allegheny County
George M. Imhof
Joseph Fitzharris
William P. McGoohan
John Cannon
John J. Springer
Sons of the Mothers of Democracy Club
Alfred W. Mengel
Eugene B. Snyder
Thomas D. Van Diver
John R. Conway
Thomas G. Hirst
Benjamin T. Beierlein
John S. MacArthur
Robert J. Hewson
William H. Salvador
Charles H. Falkner
Alfred Y. Hendricks
William Weiss
Leo H. Bernd
David H. Cochran
Joyce Kilmer
Charles W. Evans
William J. Clark
Frank A. Ruff
In Memory of the Boys of the Air Service
Charles D. Schmolze
Joseph G. Duncan
George W. Meell
John Nusbickel
William F. Ranson, Jr.
W.V. McCaffrey
William S. Crowell
In Memory of the Men of the 314th Infantry
Samuel H. Ewart
Robert E. Garner
Francis L. Caville
Marian Crandall
James B. Arnott
In Memory of the Boys of the 151st Field Artillery
In Memory of the Dead of Prince Forbes Post No.7, American Legion
Clyde F. Mowrer
In Memory of the Boys of the 111th Infantry
John V. Newlin
Warren T. Kent
Clarence Taunt
Alfred Veary
Horace Veary
Burton D. Bagg
Richard J. Currie
Norton Downs, Jr.
Charles C. Smith
Stanley Nelson
Frank A. Howe
In Memory of the Boys of Girard College
Clarence Laird
George McCaughan
Hiram D. Johnson
Edgar B. Lloyd
Lester W. Johns
James A. Donaghy
In Memory of the Philadelphia Women
Arthur H. Wilson
H.H.H. Woodward
Henry F. Michell
John O.J. Shellenberger
In Memory of the Boys of Union Tabernacle Presbyterian Church
In Memory of the Boys of Kappa Chap. Chi. Fraternity, University of Pennsylvania
Edward J. Kelley
Alexander S. Harrington
Eugene C. Everhart, Jr.
Robert T. Isett
Herbert E. Meret
Augustine J. Whiteside
Harry Ingersoll
Taylor E. Walthour
Morris B. Miller
Paul H. Ludwig
Frank C. Siner
The Unknown Soldier
Joseph R. Milligan
Samuel K. Anders
Samuel McCrory
John T. Tufts
John D. Stark
To the Unknown Dead
Thomas J. Pilling
Walter H. Jones
George T. Rodgers
Dallas W. Koons
Harold D. Cupitt
Julian C. Biddle
In Memory of the U.S. Marines
Samuel L. Cassedy
Harold P. Rossiter
Earl F. Smith
Howard W. Munder
George J. Weber
James W. Cooper
John R. Graham
Paul B. Harnish
Jean M. Lueders
George J. Druding
Thomas L. Bolster
Frank D. Deily
Alice Ireland, Nurse
John L. Billig
Frank E. Prandi
Claude C. Cunningham
Charles W. Titus
Samuel H. Surgenor
Carl W. Raue
Bernard A. Fischler
In Memory of Wilkes-Barre Boys
Edward A. Featherstone
Joseph G. Featherstone
Hans C. Behrends
Edwin L. Fetters
John V. Dillon
Allen R. Evans
Gurdon M. Robins
Charles S. Weaver
John W. Armstrong
Raymond J. Considine
John McCrae
Clark B. Nichol
Howard C. Bainbridge
William W. Roberts
John F. Hackett
Eugene A. Smith
Alfred B. White
Edward W. Barker
Robert Ashenhurst
Joseph E. Hoopes
Leonard A. Haskett, Jr.
John J. Bedingfield
Walter H. Distler
Edward Gallagher
Clinton M. Lynn
Antonio Camerote
James F. Webb
In Memory of the Boys of Fox Chase-Rockledge
Alexander Friedel, Jr.
William V. Griffin
Fredrick W. Buckwald
Henry B. Major
Thomas W. Jackson
William R. Epler
William Lunn, Jr
Norman O. Pickett
Einar J. Keer
John A. Barron
Clarence P. Conway
Russell C. Gross
Robert Barr
Earl Adams
Charles J. Coyle
Robert A. Herkert
John Latch
In Memory of the Boys of Frankford Post No. 211
In Memory of the Men of the Philadelphia Terminal Division P.R.R.
Herbert J. Green
Joseph Vasella
Herbert Warriner
Albert J.C. Curtis
Matthew W. Forsyth
Thomas A. Carr
Walter M. Gearty
Martin H. Smith
In Memory of The Old Guard of State Fencibles Post No. 142
Alfred Bentley, Jr.
John P. Barrett
James J. Barry
William E. Raken
Edward P. Frazer
Reed Barnitz
Vincent J. Torpey
Raymond F. Kuhl
James H. Tinline
In Memory of the Men of the 315th Infantry
Joseph O. Yehle
Members of the Breen-McCracken Post No. 270
John R. Witmer
In Memory of the Boys of Philadelphia
Emmett C. Lamb
Herbert Kreps
In Memory of Company "L", 316th Infanty, 79th Division
Walter B. Tucker
William J. Mahrer, Jr.
Walter B. Drebelbis
John Nagle
In Memory of the Men of Lafayette Post No. 264, American Legion
In Memory of the Boys from the Chapel of the Mediator
Nathaniel Hathaway, Jr.
Joseph D. Carpenter
In Memory of Our Departed Comrades, Yeomen F. Post 50, American Legion
Dr. Maude M. Kelly
Louise H. Snowden, Y.M.C.A.
Wilfred MacHugh Priv. Sanitary Train
William A. Otto
Eva Rebecca Weir
US. Army Ambulance Service
James William Rogers, 315th Infantry
Andrew J. Ward

 
Trinity Lutheran Church World War Honor Roll plaquezoom
Fort Washington
PA
United States
19034

"Honor Roll World War 1917-1919 This tablet is erected in honor of the men of Fort Washington who served in the victorious war for democracy"
50 names
Trinity Lutheran Church
235 Summit Ave, Ft. Washington, PA 19034
Montgomery Coounty, Pennsylvania
40.140056, -75.206573
Bronze plaque located inside the church on west wall of the main sanctuary, approx. 2 ft. wide X 4 ft. high, in good condition

 
Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery Gatezoom
Grand Canyon Village
AZ
United States
86023
1948

Located in Grand Canyon Village on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, just west of the Shrine of the Ages. Maintained in part by American Legion, John Ivens Post 42, the cemetery is still in use today. Burial is limited to canyon residents who meet certain qualifications, by permission of the Park Superintendent.

 

Erected by: *John Ivens Post No. 42 American Legion

Decoration Day (Now Memorial Day)

In Memory of and as a Cenotaph to those May 30, 1928

Re-Dedicated: Memorial Day, May 26, 2003

 
Ogle County Fallen Soldiers Memorialzoom
Courthouse Square Park
Oregon
IL
United States
61061

With the original County War Memorial in the background, in front of the Courthouse, this new Fallen Soldiers Memorial Monument was placed on the North lawn of the Courthouse Square. It’s granite cenotaphs feature the names of Ogle County residents who were lost in World War 1 and follows with the names from World War 2, Korean War, Vietnam War and the Iraq & Afghanistan War On Terror. Along with the traditional kneeling soldier sculpture, there are paving bricks dedicated to Ogle County military veterans from all wars and those with Peace Time/Cold War service.

 
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Camp D. D. Gaillardzoom
Oakmont Service Plaza
Verona
PA
United States
15147
1928

Camp D. D. Gaillard

15th U.S. Engineers. World War Volunteers. Enlisted at Pittsburgh. Trained here May 23, 1917 to July 8, 1917. Embarked from New York July 9, 1917. England July 19, 1917, to July 23, 1917. First Armed foreign troops to land in England since Sixteenth Century. France July 28, 1917, to April 13, 1819. Debarked at New York, April 27, 1919. Mustered out of service at Camp Sherman May 15, 1929. Pittsburgh’s Pioneer Engineers. Erected by Allegheny County 1928.

Marker is on the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Oakmont Service Plaza.

 
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Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemeteryzoom
Grand Canyon Village
AZ
United States
86023
1948

Bronze WW1 & 2 Honor Roll Plaque mounted on a stone and concrete monument towards the back of the Cemetery grounds.

Located in Grand Canyon Village on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, just west of the Shrine of the Ages. Maintained in part by American Legion, John Ivens Post 42, the cemetery is still in use today. Burial is limited to canyon residents who meet certain qualifications, by permission of the Park Superintendent.

 
Springerville zoom
Springerville
AZ
United States
85938

Below an American Legion emblem and bronze relief depicting American infantrymen attacking a German artillery position the inscription reads:

DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY

RICHARD W. JUDD BORN DEC. 17, 1895 DIED ARIL 12, 1918

SIDNEY SEVERENS BORN MARCH 24, 1891 DIED JUNE 7, 1918

JOHN H. SLAUGHTER BORN APRIL 2, 1889 DIED OCTOBER 27, 1918

ANDRES MASCARENO BORN APRIL 14, 1891 DIED NOVEMBER 1, 1918

ERECTED BY JOHN H. SLAUGHTER POST No. 30

The bronze plaque is affixed to a large, locally sourced section of petrified wood which sits on a concrete pedestal and base.

 
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WWI Veterans Memorialzoom
Dayton, Ohio VA Medical Center
Dayton
OH
United States
45428
1984

Located in the Grotto of the Dayton, Ohio VA Medical Center. The original plaque was dedicated in 1984. On 11 Nov. 2018 the Miami Valley Military History Museum placed a new plaque honoring the Centennial.

 
“The Chaplain” World War I Memorialzoom
Scottsdale City Hall Mall
Scottsdale
AZ
United States
85251
November 11, 2009

This bronze statue of a Jewish Chaplain in World War I sits on top of a large stone base that also honors later wars. The statue is itself a memorial to World War I, listing on its wheel the number of American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Nurses who died,116,516 and the 204,092 who were wounded in that war.

As Military Chaplains serve all personnel in the command to which they are assigned, this sculpture depicts the Chaplain holding a New Testament while most likely officiating at a soldier's burial service.

This memorial was sculpted by Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW, Post 3513 Commander Austin Deuel.

Commissioned for the Scottsdale Public Art Program

 
Bisbee WW2 Memorial’s WW1 Guardianzoom
Evergreen Cemetery
Bisbee
AZ
United States
85603

Bisbee WW2 Memorial’s WW1 Guardian

Located in the Bisbee cemetery is a World War 2 Memorial Monument that is guarded by a World War 1 era United States Army 3” Field Artilery Piece Model 1902, mounted on a No. 78, 3” Gun Carriage Model 1902, from the Rock Island Arsenal, 1905. All of these artillery pieces were used to train American gunners, but few were shipped to the front in Europe and none were used in combat.

Addition information from the face of the gun barrel :
AM&BR MFG. CO. BRIDGEPORT CONN 1904. 836 POUNDS NO. 65 W.S.P.

Also stamped into the barrel, above the breech: MIDVALE STEEL

This WW2 Memorial Monument was erected by: L.A. Engle American Legion Post No. 16
Army CPL. Leonard A. Engle, Jr.for who this Post was named, served with Company F, 355 Infantry Regiment, 89th Division and Died of Wounds received in the Argonne Campaign. His body was repatriated to the U.S. and buried at Arlington National Cemetery, December 30, 1920.

 

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