Axtell in Marshall County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
World War Memorial
who served in
The World War
1914 - 1918
[Roll of Honored Dead]
Ray J. Creevan • Ray R. Hendricks
Arthur Nelson • Arthur Ross
[Honor Roll of Veterans, not transcribed]
Nurses Ruth S. E. Anderson • Claudia Ryan Clay
Erected 1925 by the American Legion.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney series list.
Location. 39° 52.359′ N, 96° 15.464′ W. Marker is in Axtell, Kansas, in Marshall County. Memorial is at the intersection of 5th Street and Maple Street, on the right when traveling north on 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Axtell KS 66403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David Smith's Pony Express and Stage Station Overland Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); St. Bridgets Church (approx. 6˝ miles away); Liberty School BellThe Grotto at St. Mary's Church (approx. 8˝ miles away); Father William L. Nelligan (approx. 8.8 miles away); Saddle Up at Guittard (approx. 9.4 miles away); a different marker also named World War Memorial (approx. 10˝ miles away); War Memorial (approx. 10.6 miles away).
Regarding World War Memorial. Figure of a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of No Man's Land. He holds a rifle in his proper left hand and a grenade in his upraised proper right hand. Cost: $1,900.
Also see . . . Axtell, Kansas - Doughboy:. This website also contains information on all known Viquesney Doughboys (there are about 140 of them throughout the U.S.); however the link refers only to the one at Axtell, Kansas. (Submitted on October 22, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.