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World War I Veterans Memorial Park

Harrison Park

 
 
World War I Veterans Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
1. World War I Veterans Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.
World War I
Veterans Memorial Park
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Dedicated May 30, 1919
by
The Town of Wallingford
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Re-Dedicated
November 10, 1991
by
Boy Scout Troop 2
and
Town Veteran Organizations

 
Erected 1991 by Town of Wallingford, Boy Scout Troop 2, Town Veteran Organizations.
 
Location. 41° 28.106′ N, 72° 48.739′ W. Marker is in Wallingford, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cedar Lane and Kovacs Place, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located in World War I Veterans Memorial Park, originally called Harrison Park,. Marker is in this post office area: Wallingford CT 06492, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wallingford Vietnam Veterans Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wallingford Veterans Memorial Flagpole (about 500 feet away); Wallingford Revolutionary War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Wallingford Soldiers Monument (about 600 feet away); Fallen Men Of The Civil War (about
World War I Veterans Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
2. World War I Veterans Memorial Park Marker
600 feet away); Nehemiah Royce House (about 700 feet away); Wallingford (approx. one mile away); Hon. Abraham Doolittle (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Wallingford.
 
Additional comments.
1. WWI Vet Park dedication
On November 10, 1991, this park was dedicated, with the help of many, as my Eagle Project. It was one of the coldest days I will ever remember but the wind whipping made the American flag, flags of the 50 states, and other organizations fly proudly. I remember it as if it were yesterday!
    — Submitted November 11, 2011, by Jeffrey McGovern of Wallingford, Connecticut.

 
Categories. War, World I
 
World War I Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
3. World War I Veterans
World War I Veterans
Memorial Rededication 2009
The Memorial Trees were originally planted in 1919
in honor of those who lost their lives serving their country
We continue to honor their memory
By replacing and refurbishing the engraved
memorial plates on each of the trees.
The Wallingford Parks
and Recreation Commission
with funding from the
Harrison Park Trust Fund
Andrew Lengyel image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
4. Andrew Lengyel
Andrew Lengyel
Served with Thomas Sinon of
Company K, 102nd Regiment
He was killed in France soon after
T. Sinon on October 24, 1918
he obtained the rank of Private
1st class
Here at Harrison Park is the
history of the memorial trees
Now some 70 years later, people
who rest and picnic under the shade
of these majestic trees might
reflect as Kiplin did when he wrote
"The tumult and shouting dies,
the captains and the kings depart,
still stands thine ancient sacrifice,
an humble and a
contrite heart.
Lord God of hosts
be with us yes,
lest we forget,
lest we forget
Benjamin Franklin Harrison image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
5. Benjamin Franklin Harrison
Benjamin Franklin Harrison
Born in 1811, established a medical practice in
Wallingford in 1836. Dr. Harrison was commissioned
during the Civil War as Surgeon to a New York regiment
at Yorktown, VA. Known as
"Les Enfants Perdus" or
"The Lost Children"
And served until 1864
This park land was donated
by his wife,
Sara B. Harrison
Nelson Hitchcock image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
6. Nelson Hitchcock
Nelson Hitchcock
On March 1, 1918 his ship Cyclops,
Sailed for Baltimore from
Barbados, B.W.I. His ship was
torpedoed and no trace of the
Cyclops, a collier ship, has ever
been found. Rumor says
the German Captain
towed the ship, with
all hands aboard,
back to
Germany.
William T. Reilly image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
7. William T. Reilly
William T. Reilly
Died November 17, 1918
Was in the
United States Navy
when he was killed
at sea.
Harry R. Hubbell image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
8. Harry R. Hubbell
Harry R. Hubbell
Died on October 1, 1918
Was attached to company B, 308th
Infantry when he was mortally wounded
in the French campaign.
Lucien F. St Cartier image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
9. Lucien F. St Cartier
Lucien F. St Cartier
Died October 6, 1918
was a Private 1st Class in the
U.S. Infantry
Stanley D. Hunt image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
10. Stanley D. Hunt
Stanley D. Hunt
Died January 18, 1918
Was in the U. S. Navy
and buried in
Newport, R.I.
John J. Riley image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
11. John J. Riley
John J. Riley
Died May 20, 1919
Was a member of the AUS and
died at Camp Pike, Arkansas
Thomas P. Sinon image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
12. Thomas P. Sinon
Thomas P. Sinon
Died July 20, 1918
Private 1st Class in Company K
102nd Regiment. Served with
Stanley Shaw. The
Shaw – Sinon Post
was named
after him.
Stanley J. Shaw image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
13. Stanley J. Shaw
Stanley J. Shaw
Died September 16, 1917
Obtained the rank of Corporal
in Company K, 102nd Regiment.
Buried in France. The
Shaw – Sinon Post
was named
after him.
Donald G. Russell image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
14. Donald G. Russell
Donald G. Russell
Obtained the rank of
Lieutenant
and served in
the Harvard Mobile
Medical Unit.
Felix W. Clark image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
15. Felix W. Clark
Felix W. Clark
Died October, 1918
He served in Company C, 147th Infintry.
Killed in battle somewhere in France
his father served in the
Spanish – American War - 1898
John T. Phelan image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
16. John T. Phelan
John T. Phelan
Died December 11, 1917
Obtained the rank of Naval
Reserve Quartermaster.
His ship Halifax, was
sunk off the coast
of Bordeaux,
France
Raoul Lufbery image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
17. Raoul Lufbery
Raoul Lufbery
March 1884 – May 19, 1918
Obtained the rank of Major in the
Famous French Lafayette Escadrille Squadron
He was credited with shooting
down 18 enemy planes.
Buried in France in the
Escadrille National Cemetery
William J. McKernes image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
18. William J. McKernes
William J. McKernes
He was a member of the
Lafayette Escadrille Squadron
and trained under Raoul Lufbery
He was buried in France
George J. Daly image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
19. George J. Daly
George J. Daly
He was killed in action on
March 11, 1919 and buried in
LeMans, France. He was a
Private in Company K,
102nd Regiment
Frank H. Quigley image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
20. Frank H. Quigley
Frank H. Quigley
His ship, USS Tampa, was
torpedoed and sunk off the
Azores on September 26, 1918.
All hands on the Coast
Guard cutter
were lost.
Michael J. Kenney image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
21. Michael J. Kenney
Michael J. Kenney
Killed in action on July 6, 1917.
He was the first American from
Wallingford to die from
Company K, 102nd Regiment.
He is now buried in
Street. John's Cemetery
in Wallingford
Edward W. Kelly image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
22. Edward W. Kelly
Edward W. Kelly
Died on March 20, 1918
as a Coast Guard Field
Artillery operator at Fort Terry
Now buried in
Holy Trinity Cemetery, Wallingford
Harold R. Ives image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
23. Harold R. Ives
Harold R. Ives
Died at Camp Upton
Long Island on
October 14,
1918
George C. Katterhorn image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
24. George C. Katterhorn
George C. Katterhorn
Died in France in July 1918
and was buried there.
Guiseppe Molinari image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
25. Guiseppe Molinari
Guiseppe Molinari
Molinari – Riccio Post 14 was named
after him and John Riccio who
was killed in World War II.
Was killed and buried in
France on April 16, 1918.
He was a Private in
a Machine Gun
Company.
Michael Della Vecchia image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
26. Michael Della Vecchia
Michael Della Vecchia
Private AUS.
Was killed in France
on September 29
1918
George Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
27. George Chapel
George Chapel
Private AUS.
Was killed on October 17,
1917
Emil H. Kumnick image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
28. Emil H. Kumnick
In Memory of
Emil H. Kumnick
Colonel AUS. Ret.
A Military and Community Leader
Erected by
U. S. Veterans and Friends
1967
Emil H. Kumnick marker next to the Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
29. Emil H. Kumnick marker next to the Flagpole
 
 
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