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Bristol WW I Monument

 
 
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Inscription.
[ west side ]
The
City of Bristol
To Honor Its
Residents Who
Served in The
World War, Here
Records Their
Names

[ southwest side ]
These Gave Their Lives
John J. Bresnahan Reginald L. Brown Sebastiano Carenza Carl S. Carlson Bertrand J. Carroll James J. Coverty Jr. Theron B. Davis Herman Dikol James E. Dooley George A. Downs Verne R. Downs Timothy J. Driscoll

[ southeast side ]
These Gave Their Lives
Walter E. Durgin Archie D. Eastland Roy F. Edman Leon G. Fink Ernest Firth Wilbur Fish John M. Flanagan Dewey S. Green John Gutzka Eric G. Hedquist J. Harold Hinchey Montague S. Horsley

[ northeast side ]
These Gave Their Lives
Richard W. Ibell Theodore Isele Max Killian August A. Kowalski Damase J. Lawrence Flamme William Lagasse Morris Lappe Elmer G. Linden Raymond W. Mero A. Dewey Munn Vito Nistico William D. Nolan

[ north side ]
These Gave Their Lives
Fritz Oberg Robert Potz Joseph V. Pratt John Prihoda Augustus F. Reed Floyd W. Ritter Leon R. Roberts William J. Schaefer John J. Skelsky Arthur B. Stephenson John P. Zilko
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2. Bristol WW I Monument

[ 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
 
Erected 1924.
 
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. Touch for map. Located in Memorial Boulevard Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol CT 06010, United States of America.
 
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 miles away); The Hiker (approx. mile away); Veterans Memorial Park (approx. mile away); Bristol World War I Memorial (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
 
More about this marker. The World War I monument was designed by Lt.
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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.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 41 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.
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