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Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

World War Memorial

 
 
World War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. World War Memorial Marker
Inscription. 1917-1918. This memorial is dedicated as an enduring tribute to the patriotism of the citizens of Berkeley County who rendered loyal service to our country in the great World War, and to honor the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the cause of humanity. Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Erected 1925 by the Berkeley County Memorial Association, with voluntary contributions made by the people of the county.

Honor Roll “Lest We Forget” (List of names)

(On east side of base) World War Service Roll (List of names)

(On north side of base) World War Service Roll (List of names)

(On west side of base) World War Service Roll (List of names). Nurses in the Service (List of names). Colored Soldiers (List of names). Compiled from Official Records of the State and County by L. Dewitt Gerhardt, Clerk of the Circuit Court.
 
Erected 1925 by The Berkeley County Memorial Association.
 
Location. 39° 27.414′ N, 77° 58.014′ W. Marker is in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on West King Street (U.S. 11) west of South Maple Avenue, on the left when
Doughboy image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. Doughboy
Sculpture is the handicraft of Walter A. Sinz, a Cleveland sculptor associated with the Cleveland School of Art. It was made by the John Harsch Bronze and Foundry Company of Cleveland, Ohio. The metal figure measures approximately 6 feet from base to highest point. Base is approximately 8 x 5 x 5½ feet.
traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at the old courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Martinsburg WV 25401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Martinsburg / Berkeley Riflemen (a few steps from this marker); Old Federal Building (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Martinsburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Avenue of Flags Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sumner-Ramer Memorial School (approx. 0.2 miles away); J. R. Clifford (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Oh Shenandoah, I Long to See You!” (approx. mile away); Belle Boyd House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Entry in the Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museum. (Submitted on October 19, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Doughboy Statue in Ironwood Memorial Building. The Doughboy statue is in the lobby of the Memorial Building, whose main theme is to commemorate local men who died in World War I. (Submitted on December 19, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Martinsburg, WV; Curwensville, PA; Ironwood, MI
There are at least three known Doughboys in this left hand raised, charging pose (apparently all by the same sculptor). Besides Martinsburg, WV, there's another on State Street in Curwensville, PA, and another inside the lobby of the Ironwood Memorial Building in Ironwood, MI.

Update as of May 27, 2009, the sculptor of
East Face image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
3. East Face
this statue, and the related markers, has been found to be Walter A. Sinz. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted December 3, 2007, by Les Kopel of Oxnard, California.

 
Categories. War, World I
 
North Face image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
4. North Face
West Face image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
5. West Face
Doughboy image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
6. Doughboy
Doughboy image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
7. Doughboy
Doughboy image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
8. Doughboy
Doughboy image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
9. Doughboy
The Doughboy Monument at Curwensville, PA image. Click for more information.
By Bill Plack, Herminie, PA, circa 2006
10. The Doughboy Monument at Curwensville, PA
This one is located on the corner of State and Locust Streets in Curwensville, PA.
Click for more information.
The Same Doughboy at Ironwood, MI image. Click for more information.
Mary Hunt, from hunts-upguide.com, circa 2007
11. The Same Doughboy at Ironwood, MI
Inside the lobby of the Ironwood Memorial Building, Ironwood, MI. Also in the lobby is a wall of bronze tablets listing 1,580 names of Gogebic soldiers killed in World War I - a chilling number of war deaths for such a small area.
This image is Copyright 1997-2007 Midwestern Guides, used with permission.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,564 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 24, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   10, 11. submitted on December 3, 2007, by Les Kopel of Oxnard, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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