Bristol in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Bristol WW I Monument
[ west side ]
City of Bristol
To Honor Its
Served in The
World War, Here
[ southwest side ]
[ southeast side ]
[ northeast side ]
[ north side ]
[ 1, 264 names are listed on 10 plaques on the base of the star-shaped monument ]
[ battle names inscribed around the column ]
Champagne - Marne Meuse - Argonne Oise - Aisne Aisne - Marne St. Mihiel
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
Location. 41° 40.176′ N, 72° 56.201′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard and Mellen Street, on the left when traveling east on Memorial Boulevard. Located in Memorial Boulevard Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol CT 06010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated to the Memory of Our Fallen Comrades (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Boulevard Commemoration (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bristol World War II - Korean War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bristol Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 The Hiker (approx. Ό mile away); Veterans Memorial Park (approx. Ό mile away); Bristol World War I Memorial (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
More about this monument. The World War I monument was designed by Lt. Harold A. Hayden. It consists of a circular base with steps that lead to a five point star. On the sides of the star are bronze plaques listing all who entered the service from Bristol. Above these names is the inscription "The City of Bristol to honor its residents who served in the world war here records their names". Above this, carved in stone, are the names of those who died with the solemn inscription "These Gave Their Lives". From the road to the tip, the monument is 37-1/2 feet tall. It was dedicated on Seicheprey Day, April 19, 1924. Seicheprey Day commemorates the Battle of Seicheprey in which eight Bristol men were killed in action, several others were wounded and 27 were made prisoners and retained in German prison camps until the Armistice. Along with this monument, 50 pin oak trees were planted in honor of those who lost their lives. In September 1996, "Hickey Markers" were placed adjacent to each of the trees. Each marker is inscribed with soldier's name, branch of service, and date of death. - John (Jack) Denehy, Memorial Military Museum Inc.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,156 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. submitted on July 23, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.