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Axtell in Marshall County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

World War Memorial

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2014
1. World War Memorial
Inscription.

Axtell Boys
who served in
The World War
1914 - 1918

[Roll of Honored Dead]
Ray J. Creevan Ray R. Hendricks
Arthur Nelson Arthur Ross

[Honor Roll of Veterans, not transcribed]
Nurses Ruth S. E. Anderson Claudia Ryan Clay


 
Erected 1925 by the American Legion.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney marker series.
 
Location. 39° 52.359′ N, 96° 15.464′ W. Marker is in Axtell, Kansas, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and Maple Street, on the right when traveling north on 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Axtell KS 66403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David Smith's Pony Express and Stage Station Overland Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); St. Bridgets Church (approx. 6 miles away); Liberty School Bell (approx. 8 miles away); The Grotto at St. Mary's Church (approx. 8 miles away); Father William L. Nelligan
World War Memorial Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2014
2. World War Memorial Honor Roll
(approx. 8.8 miles away); Saddle Up at Guittard (approx. 9.4 miles away); a different marker also named World War Memorial (approx. 10 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Regarding World War Memorial. Figure of a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of No Man's Land. He holds a rifle in his proper left hand and a grenade in his upraised proper right hand. Cost: $1,900.
 
Also see . . .  Axtell, Kansas - Doughboy:. This website also contains information on all known Viquesney Doughboys (there are about 140 of them throughout the U.S.); however the link refers only to the one at Axtell, Kansas. (Submitted on October 22, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
World War Memorial Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2014
3. World War Memorial Honor Roll
World War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2014
4. World War Memorial
World War Memorial Statue Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2014
5. World War Memorial Statue Detail
World War Memorial Statue Mark image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2014
6. World War Memorial Statue Mark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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