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The Elm Tree Memorial

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
1. The Elm Tree Memorial
Inscription.  The Elm Tree which this tablet marks was planted in memory of those Patriots of the Borough of Bedford who gave their lives for the cause of freedom in the Great World War.

Corporal Howard Pardoe Booty, Co. L. 112th U.S. Infantry, 28th Division. Born December 26, 1895. Fell August 7, 1918 along the Vesle River near Fismes on the Chateau Thierry Drive.

Sergeant Charles Bigler Leader, Co. I. 112th U.S. Infantry, 28th Division. Born August 8, 1894. Killed in action September 26, 1918 in the Argonne Forest.

Private First Class Guy Franklin Bollinger, Co. L. 112th U.S. Inft, 28th Div. Born Nov. 27, 1890. Killed in action Sept. 27, 1918 in the Argonne Forest.

Sergeant Cyril Jerome Straub, Co. L. 112th U.S. Infantry, 28th Division. Born July 20, 1891. Fell October 1, 1918 in the Argonne Forest.

United States Army Nurse Lula Mildred Parsons. Born November 4, 1890. Died October 8, 1918. Embarkation Hospital, Camp Stuart, Newport News, Virginia.

Second Lieutenant Alexander McPherson Russell, Co. I. 112th U.S. Infantry, 28th Division. Born June 15, 1894. Fell in action November 4, 1918 near
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
2. The Elm Tree Memorial Marker
Looking northeast toward post office.
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Haumont, France.

Future generations will pertetuate the memory of our heroes by renewing, ever, at this spot a Memorial Elm.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 40° 1.032′ N, 78° 30.205′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Memorial is on the southeast quadrant of town square (at Juliana and Penn Streets), fifty feet west of the post office and due east of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bedford PA 15522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Korea Memorial (here, next to this marker); World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Bedford County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Squares (a few steps from this marker); Bedford County (within shouting distance of this marker); Russell House (within shouting distance of this marker); 250th Anniversary of the Survey of the Town of Bedford by John Lukens (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
The Elm Tree Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, June 30, 2021
3. The Elm Tree Memorial Marker
Looking northwest towards Trinity Lutheran Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 992 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 1, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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