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World War Soldiers

 
 
World War Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
1. World War Soldiers Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated
November 11, 1932
to the memory of
the boys who entered the
service of their country
from Chester County
and who gave their lives
in the World War

Names on marker front:
Robert L. Atkinson
Walter Campbell
King Castle
William F. Cauthen
Leander T. Dixon
David W. Drennan
William M. Edmonds
Edward B. Foutz
James Hemphill
James A. L. Love
Charles LeFevre
William E. McGarity
Fred T. Miller
Obed Loughridge Nichols
James Nunnery
Thomas M. Robinson
William D. Roof
John A. Simpson
William H. Stewart
Robert M. Wilson
William D. Woodward
Austin S. Young

Names on marker reverse:
Manuel Able
Israel Boyd
Edmund Brown
William Chapple
John R. Cockerell
Ernest Coleman
Claud Craig
Lawrence Crockett
Robert DeGraffenrein
Robert Durrough
Ned Earl
Elmore Gray
Ed Hemphill
William Hodge, Jr.
McDaniel Lee
Leo Manley Lewis
William McLurkin
Alexander Stinson, Jr.
John Woodward
Golden Wright
 
Erected 1932 by Civic League of Chester , S.C.
 
Location. 34° 42.366′ N, 81° 12.786′ W. Marker is in Chester, South
World War Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
2. World War Soldiers Marker
Carolina, in Chester County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles west of Wylie Street, on the left. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester SC 29706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chester County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Chester County Courthouse (1825-1855) (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 (within shouting distance of this marker); Davega Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Chester Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Blaser Building (1871-1874) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chester Lodge World War II Marker (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
More about this marker. Marker on Courthouse grounds.
 
Additional comments.
1. The rear of the marker
There are names of men on both the front and the back of the monument. If you look at the back of the monument near the top, you will see a rectangle carved into the stone. There was a word at the top of that column of names, but the word was chiseled out sometime in the 1970s. What was the word? "Colored".

Editor's Note: Thank
Chester County World War I Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
3. Chester County World War I Monument
you for sharing this bit of history about the marker. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted March 20, 2010, by Bruce Thompson of Atlanta, Georgia.

 
Categories. War, World I
 
Chester County World War I Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
4. Chester County World War I Monument
World War Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 8, 2008
5. World War Soldiers Marker
 
 
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