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Highlands Doughboy World War I Monument

 
 
Front Plaque on Doughboy Monument image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Front Plaque on Doughboy Monument
Inscription.
Veterans
We Will Never
Forget


Erected by
Friends and Citizens
of
Highlands, New Jersey

 
Erected by Citizens of Highlands, New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 23.807′ N, 73° 58.95′ W. Marker is in Highlands, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Portland Rd and Highland Ave, on the right when traveling north on Portland Rd. Touch for map. Monument is adjacent to State Route 36 and is immediately before the bridge on the Highlands side of Sandy Hook Bay. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 State Route 36, Highlands NJ 07732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Twin Lights Mystery Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powerhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Telegraph and Radar at Twin Lights (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old North Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Navesink Highlands Light Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Navesink Light Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marconi at Twin Lights (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spermaceti Cove Lifeboat Station (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highlands.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Smaller Plaque on Monument Front image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Smaller Plaque on Monument Front
In Memory
Of Those Who Died in
World War I

Ernest L. King
William H. Matthews
Edward G. Tomlinson
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
3. Front of Monument
Missing plaque can be seen at bottom of marker. Due to the small footprint of the plaque, it likely named the sculptor, or perhaps a rededication date of the monument.
Doughboy (front) image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
4. Doughboy (front)
Doughboy (rear) image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
5. Doughboy (rear)
View of Monument from Intersection image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
6. View of Monument from Intersection
Footprint of Missing Small Plaque image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
7. Footprint of Missing Small Plaque
Highlands Doughboy World War I Monument image. Click for full size.
By R. C., October 17, 2010
8. Highlands Doughboy World War I Monument
The State of New Jersey recently tore down the old drawbridge that spanned the Shrewsbury River and replaced it with an artistically uninspired modern bridge that allows taller ships to pass under it. Unfortunately for the poor doughboy, his view of the sea has been blocked by an on-ramp.
Doughboy Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2011
9. Doughboy Monument
The Doughboy statue is seen here next to the new bridge. Statue can be seen at the bottom left of the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,070 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 24, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   8. submitted on October 12, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   9. submitted on April 19, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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