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Oakland, Illinois Community W. W. I War Memorial

 
 
Front View - - W. W. I War Memorial - Oakland, Illinois Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
1. Front View - - W. W. I War Memorial - Oakland, Illinois Community Marker
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Inscription. Front Section
Lucy M. Reeds Red Cross Nurse Overseas

Soldiers Overseas

Column One
George L. Adams • Samuel Adams • Floyd Annin • Harry Annin • Archie Ashmore • Frank Ashmore • Logan W. Blevins, Sergt. • Frank Brandt • George A. Brown • Paul Buckler • Barton O. Burns • Elbert Butcher • Clarence Campbell • Ray Campbell • John Chesley • Harry L. Clapp • Omer F. Clement, 1st Sergt. • Cyrus Covalt • Oharles Cossins • Don Daniels • Roy E. Daniels

Column Two
Ernest F. Deam • James E. Dean • William T. Digby, Sergt. • George W. Dukeman • Robert Dukeman • Walter Fay • Loyd Friddle • John T. Gillis • James Hahn • Cyril O. Hammil • Elby Harvey • Elmer L. Henry • John F. Henderson, 1st Lieut. • Joseph B. Hendrix, 2nd Lieut. • William R. Hinds • James A. Holmes • Guy Hollis • Jesse L. Hood • Lew F. Honn • Wilbur Honn • William C. Hunt • Oberlin B. Kinzel, 2nd Lieut.

Column Three
Chester Kurtz • Otis C. Lamb • Herman H. Lutz • Arthur L. McConkey, Corp. • Lawrence McGregor • Paul McGregor • Edward McIntyre, Sergt. • John C. Mauzy • William F. McQueen • Obie R. Neal • Fred Newman • Brook W. Padgett • George F. Parker • Amiel H. Pfertsh • Poe L. Ramsey • William M. Ramsey • Dick O. Rogers, 2nd Lieut. • Hiram J. Rutherford • McLorn Schooler • Earl
Right End - - W. W. I War Memorial - Oakland, Illinois Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
2. Right End - - W. W. I War Memorial - Oakland, Illinois Community Marker
M. Scott

Column Four
John E. Shoemaker • Everett Sissel • Joe C. Skelton • Ernest Smail • Fred Stewart, Corp. • Oscar E. Stewart • James H. Stokes, Sergt. • Jesse F. Swinford • Daniel Taylor • General L. Taylor • George Taylor • Herman Taylor • Wiley B. Truax • Harvey C. Utterback • Ralph A. Wells • Walter H. White, 1st Sergt. • James A. Wilson • Reese S. Martin (A) • Obe L. Waters (A) • William Poole • Fountain W. Brown

Right Side
April 6, 1917 — Nov. 11, 1918

* * * Men in Navy * * *
Charles Applegate • Lewis Butcher • Albert Casey • Irl Gobert • Arthur Hendrix, 1C Yeoman • Elby E. Hanner • Thomas Moffett • Emmet McGahey • Charles Osborn • Joseph Thomas • Thomas Ward • Oscar Coffell

Men in Naval Training Stations
H. Hugh Maddox • William M. Coffey • Charles H. Crawford, 2C M (A) • Delbert E. Hahn, 1C M (A) • Bryant Hanley, D. M. 2C (A) • Hubert W. McGuire, D. M. 1C (A) • Lester Reeder

Left Side
Unveiled May 30, 1919

Aviators in U. S. Cantonments
Robert C. Black, 2nd Lieut. • Charles G. Brenneman, 1st Lieut. • Samuel W. Gilbert

Student Army Training Corps
Andrew Black • Roy Frantz • Ivan Gilbert • Ralph Grace • Benjamin McLaughlin • Cecil S. Winford

Obverse Side
Erected in
Left End - - W. W. I War Memorial - Oakland, Illinois Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
3. Left End - - W. W. I War Memorial - Oakland, Illinois Community Marker
Honor of the A. R. C. Nurse Soldiers and Sailors of this Community


Soldiers in U. S. Cantonments
Column One
Albert Alexander, Sergt. • Glen Allen, 2nd Lieut. • Bruce Ashmore • Robert L. Burns, 1st Lieut. • Glenn W. Brown • William M. Coffey • Charles S. Curtis • Dwight Daniels • Claude Davis • Carl R. Dennis • Naaman Dennison, Mess Sergt. • John Eskew • Frank Fanning • Evans Frantz • Clarence Gilbert • Ernest Franklin

Column Two
Paul Glbert • Dalton Green • Herman D. Hanner • Joseph Hall • Ralph Hall, Corp. • Percy Hall • Ross Hallowell • Clifford Hopkins • Willard R. Harvey • Dwight Harrington • Perry House • Harry O. Henderson • Glen Humphrey • Roscoe Jackson • Thomas Jones

Column Three
Carl Kirkpatrick • Harry Kirkpatrick • Pierce Kirkpatrick • Samuel King • Porter Landers • Eugene C. Mason, 1st Lieut. • Raymond Magruder, Sergt. • Orvin E. McQueen • Luther Moore • James Mullis • James Murphy • Charles Naphew • * William Nolan • Carlisle Z. Norton, Corp. • Kelton L. Pepper, Major • Ernest Pribble

Column Four
James D. Pierson, 1st Lieut. • Carlysle Pemberton, 1st Lieut. • Thomas Porter • Leo M. Rutherford, Sergt. • Edward L. Stewart • William O. Sublett • Roy O. Swinford • * General M. Taylor • George W. Taylor, Sergt. • Eugene Taylor • Hersdel Wooten • Carl Wimer • Chester H. Wells • Cecil
Obverse View - - W. W. I War Memorial - Oakland, Illinois Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
4. Obverse View - - W. W. I War Memorial - Oakland, Illinois Community Marker
P. Yeargin
 
Erected 1919.
 
Location. 39° 39.316′ N, 88° 1.669′ W. Marker is in Oakland, Illinois, in Coles County. Marker is on West Main Street west of North Pike Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is in the middle of "Oakland Centennial Park" in Oakland, Illinois. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland IL 61943, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gristmill Stone Recovered from the Little Embarras River (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Dr. Hiram Rutherford (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Matson Slave Trial (about 400 feet away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 10.7 miles away); Grandview Township Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 12½ miles away); Coles County War Memorial (approx. 13.6 miles away); Coles County - - Civil War Memorial (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World I
 
Full View of "Top Statues" image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
5. Full View of "Top Statues"
Front View - - Left Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
6. Front View - - Left Statue
Obverse View - - Left Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
7. Obverse View - - Left Statue
Front View - - Right Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
8. Front View - - Right Statue
Obverse View - - Right Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
9. Obverse View - - Right Statue
Full Front View - - W. W. I War Memorial - Oakland, Illinois Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
10. Full Front View - - W. W. I War Memorial - Oakland, Illinois Community Marker
W. W. I - - Field Piece image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
11. W. W. I - - Field Piece
Seen here is a 7.7cm (77mm) German Rheinmetall made Feldkanone 16 (FK 16), probably captured by a local unit. At the end of World War One there were 3020 of these still in use by German Artillery units. The World War I Memorial is a short walk to the right.. > > >
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,779 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on May 21, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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