18 November 2011

Soldiers Who Died in World War I - Portsmouth, New Hampshire

On the corner of Islington Street and Route 33 in Portsmouth, NH lies Plains Field. Although best known for the Little League baseball games played there, it is also home to a memorial for the Portsmouth residents who died in World War I. Below are transcriptions of the honor roll 'stone' and the individual memorials. The honor roll name is above each individual memorial. Please note that there are some spelling differences and that there are two memorials not listed on the honor roll.

1917 Honor Roll 1919
IN MEMORY OF 
THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME
SACRIFICE IN THE WORLD WAR.

Carl A. Pearson
1893-1918 
IN MEMORY OF
CARL A. PEARSON, U.S.A.
12th DIVISION, CO. A, M.P.

Evelyn Petrie
 1889-1918 
IN MEMORY OF 
EVELYN PETRIE, U.S.A.
NURSE'S CORPS.

Edward J. Mack
 1872-1919.
IN MEMORY OF
LT. EDWARD J. MACK, U.S.A.

Christopher Smart
1891-1918
IN MEMORY OF
CHRISTOPHER SMART
U.S. NAVY

Frederick S. Towle
 1864-1918 
IN MEMORY OF
CAPT. FREDERICK S. TOWLE
MEDICAL CORPS.

Frank E. Booma
 1894-1918 
IN MEMORY OF
LIEUT. FRANK BOOMA, U.S.A.
151st F.A.     KILLED IN ACTION

Harold L. Dutton
1890-1918
IN MEMORY OF
CORP. HAROLD L. DUTTON
325th REG. 82nd DIV. A.E.F.
DIED OF WOUNDS, ARGONNE FOREST

Paul C. Dennett
1892-1918
IN MEMORY OF
LT. PAUL C. DENNETT, U.S.A.
SURGEON 2nd BATT. 75TH A., C.A.C. (?)

Sydney R. Pickles
 1892-1918
IN MEMORY OF
SIDNEY R. PICKLES, U.S.A.
18th INFANTRY
KILLED IN ACTION.     ARGONNE FOREST

John P. White
1872-1918
IN MEMORY OF
LT. JOHN P. WHITE, U.S.A.

Hugh C. Hill
 1892-1918
IN MEMORY OF
HUGH CONWAY HILL, U.S.A.
CO. K, 359th INF. A.E.F.
KILLED IN ACTION.     ST. MICHEL.

Michael Lynch
 1870-1919
IN MEMORY OF
MICHAEL LYNCH, U.S.N.
U.S.S. OKLAHOMA

John Tanco
 1887-1919
IN MEMORY OF
SGT. JOHN TANCO, U.S.A.

Arthur T. Patch
 1894-1917
IN MEMORY OF
ARTHUR T. PATCH, U.S.N.
U.S.S. BALTIMORE

Frank H. N. Grant
1886-1918
IN MEMORY OF
LT.FRANK H. GRANT, U.S.A.

Chester A. Bock
1890-1918.
IN MEMORY OF
CHESTER A. BOCK, U.S.A.

Floyd Barker
 1891-1918.
IN MEMORY OF
SGT. FLOYD BARKER, U.S.M.C.
KILLED IN ACTION

John J. Conners
 1894-1918 
IN MEMORY OF
JOHN J. CONNORS
101st A. E. F., U.S.A.
KILLED IN ACTION

George Durand
1897-1918
IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE DURAND, U.S.M.C.
35TH CO., 1st REPLACEMENT BATT.
KILLED IN ACTION

Faye E. Hatt
 1892-1918
IN MEMORY OF
FAYE EUGENE HATT, U.S.A.
KILLED IN ACTION

Henry Taylor
 -1918
IN MEMORY OF
STEPHEN H. TAYLOR, C.A.
8(?)7TH MONTREAL GRENADIER GUARDS
KILLED IN ACTION

Theodore D. Schmidt
 1895-1918
IN MEMORY OF
LT. THEODORE D. SCHMIDT
CO. M, 39TH INFANTRY, U.S.A.
DIED OF WOUNDS

Francis A. Scott
 1890-1918.
IN MEMORY OF
CAPT. FRANCIS A. SCOTT, U.S.A.
207TH INFANTRY.
KILLED IN ACTION

Amedio Priori
1887-1918 
IN MEMORY OF
AMEDEO FIORI, U.S.A.
KILLED IN ACTION

The following two individuals were not listed in the honor roll. 

Currier
 1894-1918
IN MEMORY OF
HAROLD N. CURRIER
U.S. NAVY

Fingleton
IN MEMORIAM
LIEUT. LEWIS J. FINGLETON, U.S.N.
MORTUS PRO PATRIAE
U.S.S. CYCLOPS      APRIL 1918

In 1921 Joseph Foster published The Soldier's Memorial. Portsmouth, NH 1893-1921. In it, these same memorials are transcribed and additional information is given on pages 49-125 through 60-136.  You can also read the speeches and presentations given on 10 August 1919 when these stones were dedicated. This title is available through Google Books.

This photo and transcription project was inspired by Heather Wilkinson Rojo at Nutfield Genealogy. See also her Veteran's Day Transcription Project.

If you have any questions, or would like a larger version of one of these images, please leave a comment or email me at jshoer [at] jenalygen [dot] com. 

Jennifer

2 comments:

  1. Thanks, I added your post to the compendium, and I'll be republishing this list every Veteran's Day and Memorial Day. Hopefully we'll keep adding. This is a great memorial, and now I want to stop by and see it the next time I'm in Portsmouth...

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  2. What a fantastic memorial to those who so bravely gave their lives. You can tell that this was a labor of love. Thanks for making it available.

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