Lansdowne World War Monument
The Lansdowne World War Monument honors those Lansdowne High School students and Lansdowne residents who died while serving in the military during World War I. 1917-1918
This granite Beaux-Arts style monument, designed by Lansdowne resident Clarence Brazer, was constructed in 1921 and restored in 1998 by those who believe the ultimate sacrifice of these people and their families should never be forgotten.
The large shields on the monument are those of the allied forces. The smaller insignias represent the branches of the United States military. The eagles represent the United States and its role in securing peace around the globe.
Lt. Albert Clinton Wunderlich, U.S. Army, the first of these soldiers to die, fell at the Battle of Montfaucon. 1918
Pvt. 1st Class Edward McShane, U.S. Army, survived combat but died of disease while serving in France. 1919
To the honor
of the men from Lansdowne
who entered the Great World War
1914 - 1918
this monument is dedicated
by their fellow townsmen
in token of sorrow for their loss,
of pride in their valor,
and in the full assurance
that the memory of their heroism
in life and death
with the same
courage and devotion.
Our Honored Dead
Edmund G Cook • Paul de Negre
Graham E Elder • Norman H Leonard
Edward F McShane • Howard B Melody
Joseph A Ryan • Soccorso Tecce
Raymond W Watson • John Weigel Jr
Edwin S Williams • A Clinton Wunderlich
Erected 1921 by the Citizens of Lansdowne.
Location. 39° 56.708′ N, 75° 16.285′ W. Marker is in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of Green Avenue and Clover Avenue/Highland Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Green Avenue. Touch for map. Monument is on the Penn Wood High School Green Avenue Campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Green Avenue, Lansdowne PA 19050, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Albertson Subdivision Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tatiana Proskouriakoff (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sellers Hall (approx. one mile away); All U.S. War Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Thomas Garrett Abraham L. Pennock (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Hilldale Athletic Club (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansdowne.
Categories. • Education • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I •
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