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WWI DISPATCH May 2021

A newsletter from the organization formerly known at the World War One Centennial Commission.


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May 2021

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The Doughboy Foundation continues its mission to “keep faith with the American Doughboy” with a daily playing of “Taps” at the National World War I Memorial every evening at 5:00 p.m. ET, rain or shine. The pilot program runs from May through Veterans Day. If you are in DC, please stop by the Memorial at 5:00 p.m. any day to see this performance.

Daily playing of Taps inaugurated at the National World War I Memorial in DC

The Doughboy Foundation, the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission’s longtime partner, will continue its mission to “keep faith with the American Doughboy” by honoring those who served; commemorating the events of a century ago; and inspiring visitors to learn, remember, and reflect on how World War I changed our country and the world through commemorative and educational programs. To that end, one of the Foundation’s signature initiatives will be to honor the Doughboys with a daily playing of “Taps” at the National World War I Memorial every evening at 5:00 p.m. EDT, rain or shine in a pilot program running through Veterans Day. Taps will be sounded daily by buglers from the Taps for Veterans organization at the foot of the flagpole at the northwest corner of the Memorial. Click here to learn how you can support Daily Taps at the Memorial and other Doughboy Foundation programs.


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Hamby receives Distinguished Public Service Award from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

Terry W. Hamby, the Chair of the United States World War I Centennial Commission, received the Distinguished Public Service Award from General Mark A. Milley, USA, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,  during a ceremony May 28, 2021 at the National World War I Memorial in Washington, DC.  The award was presented in recognition of Hamby’s “extraordinary contributions as the Chairman of the World War I Centennial Commission.” In particular, the award highlighted Hamby’s leadership of the Commission “to completion of its mission to build the United States National War Memorial in Washington, DC.” Click here to ready more about the award ceremony for the Commission’s Chair for a job well done.


Virginia Boy Scout Troop lends hands to honor Americans who served in WWI

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A Boy Scout troop in Richmond, Virginia, over a century old itself, lent its hands recently to acknowledge those whose help enabled the April 16, 2021 opening of the new National World War I Memorial in Washington, DC honoring the 4.7 million Americans who served their nation in uniform 100 years ago. As part of the activities after the recent Father & Son Hike, Troop 400 folded flags that were flown over the Memorial so that they could be placed into presentation cases for the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission World War I Memorial Donor and Patron Recognition Program. Click here to read more about the Scout troop ‘s timely assistance to help thank those who helped build the Memorial.


Brancy and Dugan Release The Journey Home: Live from the Kennedy Center

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On May 28, 2021 Vocal Arts DC in collaboration with Avie Records released The Journey Home: Live from the Kennedy Center. Inspired by the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, the concert, which sold-out at the time, explores timeless themes of longing, loss, love, and the search for peace in the wake of catastrophe. Accompanying the album, the duo has released a film of the performance, which includes interviews with historians and military personnel, and explores the long overdue process of creating a national memorial to World War I in Washington, DC, including interviews with the United States WWI Centennial Commissioners. Click here to read more about these new releases, and find out where to listen and watch.


Piece of World War I history returned to Wichita, KS, honoring local airman

Lt. Erwin Bleckley

A piece of World War I history returned to Wichita Friday, May 28: an airplane that looks exactly like the plane Lt. Erwin Bleckley flew during his last mission during the First World War. The plan with the plane, once it’s restored, is to have it displayed at Wichita’s Eisenhower National Airport, available for thousands to see and to learn a little about the plane’s history and why it’s important to Wichita. Lt. Erwin Bleckley died at the age of 23 on Oct. 6, 1918 on a mission to drop supplies from the sky. He later received the Medal of Honor for his bravery. Click here to read more about this aircraft, and why it is “a very big deal for the city of Wichita to bring this airplane home.”


American Legion Magazine spotlights new National WWI Memorial in DC

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The June 2021 American Legion Magazine digital edition looks at the new National World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C. The extensive coverage  looks at the memorial’s commemorative elements, and how the WWI Memorial Virtual Explorer and WWI Memorial Visitor Guide apps help explore the site. Plus, John D. “Jack” Monahan, The American Legion’s representative on the U.S. World War One Commission, previews “A Soldier’s Journey,” the Sabin Howard sculpture to be installed in 2024. Click here to read more about the June American Legion Magazine’s coverage of the new National World War I Memorial


To Find Their Brothers: The Trek of Two Montana Nurses in World War I

Butzerin and Welborn

On the occasion of National Nurses Day on May 6, Ed Saunders wrote a thoughtful article about two Montana nurses who served their nation during World War I. Eula Bernice Butzerin (left) served in a Red Cross hospital in Kansas City, MO. Susie Lee Welborn joined the Army Nurse Corps, and served at Base Hospital 53 at Langres, France. But the two nurses shared more than their state and profession: both had to perform a sad duty after the fighting stopped. Click here to read more about the family tragedies that each Montana nurse suffered Over There in World War I.


General Pershing inspired film cast member to join USAF, becoming pilot

Roberto Duran

Roberto Duran, a Captain in the United States Air Force, is currently flying for Air Force Special Operations Command. After Duran graduated from college and before he was commissioned, he auditioned for and was cast in Pershing’s Paths of Glory, a documentary film which features Pershing Rifles members, a Pershing Angel, and Blackjacks who travel and mark incidents in the life of General John J. Pershing, the great World War I Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces. Duran, a Pershing Rifleman from Texas and college graduate from Louisiana State University, was a serious, stabilizing force among the diverse group of high energy, military cadets still in secondary school. Click here to learn more about Duran, what he learned during the making of the movie, and how General Pershing inspired to to a career in the military.


Doughboy MIA for May

Private Wesley J. Creech

A man is only missing if he is forgotten.

Our Doughboy MIA this month is

Born 15MAR1886, in Hallsboro, North Carolina, Wesley Jackson Creech was the fourth of six children that Henry and Martha Creech would rear. He signed his 05JUN1917 draft card at Bolton, North Carolina, where he listed himself as a lumber inspector and two months later married Miss Francis Williamson, age 19.

Creech received his draft call shortly thereafter, reporting for duty on 01OCT1917 and was sent to Camp Jackson for induction. From there he went to Camp Sevier for infantry training and was placed in Company C, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th ‘Old Hickory’ Division. Departing Boston, Massachusetts for overseas service on 12May1918 aboard the transport Bohemian, Creech’s division was brigaded with the British in the Somme sector that summer.

Records show Wesley Creech as being killed in action on 31AUG1918 and buried by a British unit, however later identification of his grave by American Graves Registration personnel proved fruitless. As such, he is memorialized on the Tablets to the Missing at the Flanders Field American Cemetery at Waregem, Belgium.

Want to help solve Pvt. Creech’s case? Consider making a donation to Doughboy MIA at www.usww1cc.org/mia. It takes only a moment and your tax deductible contribution can be as large as you want or as small as $10.00 on our ‘Ten for Them’ program. Your contribution helps us make a full accounting of all 4,425 US MIA’s from WW1 and keeps these lost men from being forgotten.  Make your tax deductible donation now, with our thanks. Remember:

A man is only missing if he is forgotten.


Official Doughboy Foundation Store

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“Doughboy”
Window Decal

Featuring the iconic Doughboy silhouette flanked by barbed wire so prevalent during WWI, you can proudly display this poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by U.S. soldiers.

  • Measures 3.5″ x 6″
  • All weather screen design on vinyl

Proceeds from the sale of these items will help build the new National World War I Memorial in Washington, DC.

This and many other items are available as Official Merchandise of the Doughboy Foundation.



Virtual Explorer

Click or scan the QR Code below to download the Virtual Explorer App for the National World War I Memorial, and explore what the Memorial will look like when work is completed.

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We have packaged all the content we created for “How WWI Changed America” into a format that is essentially a web site on a drive. Download the content onto any drive (USB, external, or as a folder on your computer), and all the content is accessible in a web site type format even without an internet connection. Click here to learn more, and download this amazing educational resource for home or classroom use.


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Helma Caroline (Anderson) Evans

A Story of Service from the Stories of Service section of ww1cc.org

Helma Caroline (Anderson) Evans

Submitted by: Douglas Evans {Grandson}

Helma Caroline (Anderson) Evans was born around 1894. Helma (Anderson) Evans served in World War 1 with the United States Navy. The enlistment was in 1918 and the service was completed in 1919.

Story of Service

Helma Caroline (Anderson) Evans was born on September, 2, 1894. Always fiercely independent, and against her parents’ wishes, she enlisted in the US Navy in September of 1918. Helma was assigned as a bookkeeper and assistant to a Navy Commander known as the “Chief Bookkeeper” at the Washington Navy Yard.

She achieved the rank of Petty Office 3rd Class (E-4), and her rating was Yeoman 3rd Class (YN3). During WWI, female Navy Yeoman were known as “Yeomanettes,” and she proudly wore that moniker. Helma was honorably discharged in July of 1919. She was awarded the WWI Victory medal.

While in the service and after the war ended, she participated in a number of parades and ceremonies in support of her fellow Sailors, Marines, and Army troops. Helma also marched in parades in New York City, Providence RI, and Boston, MA, in uniform, in celebration of Armistice Day.

Read Helma Caroline (Anderson) Evans’s entire Story of Service here.

Submit your family’s Story of Service here.


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Memorial Day 2021 Message from the Doughboy Foundation

A newsletter from the organization formerly known as the World War One Centennial Commission.


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Dear Friends of the Doughboy Foundation,

This Memorial Day offers an important moment to reflect on the sacrifices of our veterans, including the 4.7 million men and women who served our nation over a century ago in World War I.

It is also an opportunity to feel immense gratitude and pride for what we have accomplished during this historic year to honor their memory.

As of April 16th, the National World War I Memorial is now open to the public.  As we celebrate this incredible milestone and welcome visitors to the Memorial site, our work is not yet finished.

At our studio, work is progressing on the 58-foot-long sculpture, A Soldier’s Journey.  Our sculptor, Sabin Howard, and his dedicated team are creating this beautiful work of art which will depict the journey of both the soldier and our nation in “The War that Changed the World.”  Once completed, it will be the largest free-standing bronze high relief sculpture in the western hemisphere.

On Memorial Day 2024, the sculpture will be dedicated and thereby mark the official completion of the National World War I Memorial.  Mark your calendars!

So what’s next?

The Doughboy Foundation, the U.S. WWI Centennial Commission’s longtime partner, will continue its mission to “keep faith with the American Doughboy” by honoring those who served; commemorating the events of a century ago; and inspiring visitors to learn, remember, and reflect on how World War I changed our country and the world through commemorative and educational programs.

To that end, one of our Foundation’s signature initiatives will be to honor the Doughboys with a daily playing of “Taps” at the National World War I Memorial every evening at 5:00pm EDT, rain or shine. The playing has begun at the Memorial already; if you are in DC, please stop by the Memorial this weekend at 5pm to see a performance.

For those of you who can’t make it, we will soon have a video available of the performance for you to enjoy until your next trip to the nation’s capital.

In the meantime, if you would like to learn more about one of our programs, please click here.

Thank you for your time and support of our veterans.  Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Dans Signature

Daniel S. Dayton
Chairman

The Doughboy Foundation


“WWI Memorial Insider Tour for Guides and Planners” WEBINAR VIDEO is posted

Note the recording of this webinar that was held last week.


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An Insider Tour for Guides, Travel Planners, Volunteers and Interested Visitors
Held on Friday, May 14, 2021, 1pm EST

On April 17, 2021, the New National WWI Memorial opened to the public. This webinar provides a detailed and insider perspective on the WWI Memorial. It is ideal for professional tour guides, travel planners, teachers, docent volunteers and anyone who wants to understand the history, structure, features, meaning and resources surrounding the new National WWI Memorial in our nation’s capitol.

Guests:

  • Daniel S. Dayton: Executive Director, US WWI Centennial Commission:
    Welcome & Overview
  • Edwin Fountain: Former Vice-Chair, US WWI Centennial Commission:
    Why We Need This Memorial
  • Joe Weishaar: Lead Designer, National WWI Memorial, Washington, DC:
    A Walk Through the Design” 
  • Patricia Abler and Christina Bauer: Education Committee Co-Chairs, The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC:
    First Impressions from a Tour Guide’s Perspective
  • Sabin Howard: Sculptor, “A Soldier’s Journey,” WWI Memorial, Washington, DC:
    A Soldier’s Journey Sculpture Evolution and Design
  • Host: Theo Mayer, Chief Technologist, US WWI Centennial Commission / Doughboy Foundation:
    The WWI Memorial Apps – A Digital Dimension to the WWI Memorial”

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Webinar About The New National WWI Memorial in Washington DC

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Join us on Friday May 14, 2021 at 10am PT / 1pm ET for an exclusive insider tour of the new Memorial that opened to the public on April 17, 2021.

Get ready for Memorial Day with insights to Washington, D.C.’s newest War Memorial
We will present you with:

  • Photo essays and video of the Memorial
  • Background and History of the location
  • The Story of how the WWI Memorial went from concept to opening
  • Tour of design features and insider tidbits
  • An update on “A Soldier’s Journey” the sculpture by Sabin Howard
  • How the Memorial speaks to the history of WWI

AND SPECIAL TOOLS

  • The WWI Memorial APPs
    • The WWI Memorial Visitor Guide: For use when at the Memorial
    • The WWI Memorial Virtual explorer: To bring the Memorial into any classroom, living room or outdoor space
  • How WWI Changed America: A downloadable web site on the social and cultural impact of WWI

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WWI DISPATCH April 2021

A newsletter from the organization formerly known as the World War One Centennial Commission, which we received earlier today.


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April 2021

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First Colors Ceremony opens the new National WWI Memorial to the public

The National World War I Memorial First Colors Ceremony on April 16 was viewed live by more than 11,000 people on the event website, and the Pentagon streamed it live on every military installation around the globe via defense.gov.

Tens of thousands of people have visited the First Colors site since the event, where the full show is available on demand. It has also been viewed thousands of times on the World War I Centennial Commission YouTube channel. In the future, the American Forces Network will air a 60-minute version of the event worldwide.

PBS News Hour picked up the flag raising through the end of the show and this clip has been viewed online more than 14K times (and counting).

The First Colors Ceremony made news in every single state.

If you haven’t seen the First Colors Ceremony yet, click here to watch the historic event now or later on the event web site.


Memorial Webinar May 2021

The National World War I Memorial is OPEN! This webinar will make your visit happen

Join us on Friday May 14, 2021 at 10am PT / 1pm ET for an exclusive insider tour of the new National World War I Memorial that opened to the public on April 17, 2021. This webinar will be a great introduction to all kinds of people, especially tour guides, travel planners, and interested visitors, students, teachers – anyone and everyone who wants to learn more about the new Memorial. Get ready for Memorial Day with key information and insights about Washington, D.C.’s newest war memorial. We will provide you with:

  • Background and History of the location
  • The Story of how the WWI Memorial went from concept to opening
  • Tour of design features and insider tidbits
  • The history of WWI to which the Memorial speaks

AND the FREE WWI Memorial APPs:

  • One app for use when you are VISITING the WWI Memorial in DC.
  • One app which brings the WWI Memorial remotely to any classroom, living room, or yard.
  • “How WWI Changed America” – A downloadable web site on the social & cultural impact of WWI

There will be lots of great information, and words from the people who got the Memorial built.  Click here to learn more, and register for this useful and informative webinar on May 14.


WWI Memorial opening ceremony featured song developed at Binghamton

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On April 16, the National World War I Memorial site in Washington, D.C., was unveiled in a livestreamed ceremony of the Inaugural Raising of the Flag. The event covered the history of World War I and included numerous speakers whose family members served in the war. Viewers learned about the “Doughboys,” the “Hello Girls” and other veterans who gave their service to the country. The Binghamton University community played a role in this event, as a song about the “Hello Girls,” which was written in Johnson City, was performed at the ceremony. Click here to learn more about the Hello Girls, and the music made in cooperation between the Goodwill Theatre, the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage in Johnson City and the Prospect Theater Company in New York City that was part of the event.


Waging war for her grandmother: N.H. woman fights to honor ‘Hello Girls’

Carolyn Timbie

As she was helping her parents move from their home a decade ago, Carolyn Timbie of Atkinson, NH stumbled upon what she calls “an amazing treasure trove” of items from World War I — things her grandmother Grace Banker had saved from her time in WWI as the commander of the Hello Girls telephone operators. Some 60 years after Banker’s death, Timbie is now helping historians and U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of NH understand the work done by Signal Corps women during the war, when they became known as the Hello GirlsClick here to read more, and learn about the proposed Congressional Gold Medal to honor the service and legacy of the Hello Girls.


Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Author Jeff Gottesfeld had, in his forties, gotten into the habit of visiting national cemeteries on Memorial Day. A chance encounter in 1915 at Los Angeles National Cemetery with several headstones marked “UNKNOWN” sparked an idea: a children’s book about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and “the Tomb Guards who have kept watch there every minute of every day since July 2, 1937.”  Click here to learn more about how this project took shape in unexpected ways, and how the author learned about himself as well as the Tomb in the process of writing Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.


Answering the Call: Erie County, Pennsylvania in World War One

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In 2018 thirteen people, including teachers, veterans, historians, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, all from varying backgrounds, thought that Erie County should be commemorating the American engagement in World War One. Each of them had a distinct connection to WWI. The outcome: a series of projects illuminating the county’s role in the Great War. Their efforts culminated in the last thing that they anticipated at the beginning: a book. Click here to read more about the creation of the volume, and how it will support the perpetual maintenance of the World War One Memorial in Erie County.


Viewing World War I through the eyes of women journalists

Chris Dubbs

Author Chris Dubbs notes wryly that he occupies “a narrow slice of scholarship in the history of World War 1—its journalism. Having so focused a view on such a vast subject means that I filter all the drama of WW1 through the reporters who covered it.”  Dubbs’ fourth book on WWI journalists came out in April 2021—American Women Report World War I: An Anthology of Their Journalism. As Dubbs himself notes: “A fourth book on WW1 journalists, you ask? Would not three, or two, or even one, have been enough?” Click here to learn why Dubbs was compelled to add another volume to his canon, and how he needed to “draw out the full picture of women’s role, a news story that was overlooked by male correspondents.”


“Give me an opportunity, I will do it” ― Dr. Frank E. Boston & World War I

Dr. Frank Boston

George Whitehair, enjoying his twilight career as a Writer, Editor, and Researcher, “had just finished compiling a fun and upbeat book of short stories highlighting the contributions of immigrants” when a good friend mentioned that he might want to add Dr. Frank Boston (left) to his list. Out of that small suggestion has come a large project to recognize the accomplishments of a remarkable individual in both war and peace. Click here to read more, and learn about an amazing individual: “the first veteran African-American in the US to start both a hospital and ambulance corps, both of which are in operation today.


In The Trenches of World War I

Wallace Martin Stockberger

The Friends of the Frankfort Public Library presents “In the Trenches of World War I” during the month of May. The group has been working with several entities to discover compelling stories of WWI and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier located in Arlington National Cemetery. As well as onsite exhibitions and programs throughout the month, the event offers a virtual presentation on May 6 by military historian and best-selling author, Patrick O’Donnell. He will discuss one of his latest books, The Unknowns, The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him HomeClick here to learn more about the program, and how to register to attend the virtual presentation that intends to illuminate the saga behind the creation of the monument and animate the tomb by giving voice to those who served in WWI.


Why was the Sinking of the Lusitania so Controversial?

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Writer Allyn Lawrence notes that “If you asked people a reason for the United States of America entering the First World War, one of the most common answers would be the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.” However, Lawrence also notes that “…the Lusitania was just one of the thousands of ships sunk by the German Imperial Navy during World War One. Yet, to this day, it is remembered as a major precipitant of the United States joining the war. Why is this? Why was the sinking of the Lusitania so controversial? Why was this event so important?” Click here to read more, and learn how some individuals who went down with the ship may have had an outside impact on public opinion in America.


WWI America invites audiences into a nuanced understanding of World War I

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Although it was fought thousands of miles away, WWI war transformed the United States from a relatively provincial power on the world stage to a full-fledged global, military-industrial leader, held together by a newly powerful federal government and charged with confident patriotism. WW1 America, on view through May 30, 2021 at the Irving, CA Archives and Museum, also shows that there were darker sides of the American experience during the years 1914 to 1919. Click here to read more, and discover how this exhibition reveals that WWI “was nonetheless always in dialogue, sometimes violently, with the day’s upheavals, shaping the nation in profound and lasting ways. Indeed, so many issues from this period cascade down the years to our own time.”


World War I brought challenges to the home front — in Vermont and the U.S.

Bellows Falls, VT

When 19-year-old Gavrilo Princip fired two shots from a pistol in the streets of Sarajevo on a late June morning in 1914, Vermonters had no idea what troubles the incident would trigger for the people of their state.” So begins writer Mark Bushnell’s look at how World War I changed life for the citizens of The Green Mountain State. Writing on the VT DIGGER web site, Bushnell notes that initially “Vermonters remained unscathed by the horrors enveloping so much of the world, but their good fortune didn’t last. Events finally dragged Vermont men off to war, sparked the deadliest epidemic of the last century, and led to a crackdown on civil liberties in the state.” Click here to read the entire article.


How Military Sled Dogs Became Essential Resources During WWI

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When one thinks of war, snow doesn’t usually come into the picture. But part of World War I was fought in the Vosges, a mountain range in France. Soldiers had to contend with cold and snow as well as the other dangers of war. The snow presented challenges that didn’t exist in other areas. How would the soldiers get supplies, ammo, medicine, and transport their injured soldiers? Their horses found it difficult to move through snow, and when they did, it was slow going. Click here to read more, and learn how military sled dogs came into the picture, and became vital in winter theatres during World War I.


Doughboy MIA for April

PVT Jerry Harris

A man is only missing if he is forgotten.

Our Doughboy MIA this month is PVT Jerry Harris of the 120thInfantry/30th Division.

Jerry Harris was born 16 May 1896 and raised in the town of Roanoke Rapids in Halifax County, North Carolina, the second of four children born to Sarah and Frank Harlour. He was working in a cotton mill when he enlisted in the North Carolina National Guard on 26 May 1917, being assigned to Company H, 3rd N.C. Infantry Regiment. When his unit was called into federal service that summer, it became Company H of the 120th Infantry, 30th Division. With them Harris traveled to France aboard the SS Bohemian on 12 May 1918.

Harris stone

The 30th Division, alongside the 27th, was assigned to the US 2nd Corps and brigaded with the British. They fought in the Ypres-Lyes Sector that summer and in the final Somme Offensive as part of the great ‘final offensive’ by the allies of the war. It was during this offensive that Harris was killed in action on 29 September 1918.  Currently, no other specific details of his death are known, but following the war the Graves Registration Service was unable to locate his battlefield grave and thus he is still listed as officially missing in action and his name is inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Somme American Cemetery at Bony, France. His family also erected a memorial stone for him at Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids.

Want to help us dig deeper into the case of PVT Harris? Consider a tax deductible donation to our non-profit organization and help us solve his case! Simply visit www.ww1cc.org/mia today and consider a gift. Every dollar helps us find out what happened to our missing boys, and YOU get to help.

A man is only missing if he is forgotten.


Official Doughboy Foundation
and WWI Centennial Merchandise

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“Remember Them” Poppy Face Mask

  • A Doughboy.shop exclusive!
  • High quality, dual-layer, machine washable fabric
  • Outer: 100% Cotton jersey knit
  • Inner: Polyester 135gsm with Anti-Microbial protection
  • Adjustable elastic ear straps for a comfortable fit
  • Flexible wire frame over the nose for secure fit
  • Width: 9.5” / 24cm x Height: 6” /15.5cm
  • Screen printed poppy design “Remember Them” inscription
  • One size – fits most adults

This and many other items are available as Official Merchandise of the United States World War One Centennial and the Doughboy Foundation.



Virtual Explorer

Click or scan the QR Code below to download the Virtual Explorer App for the National World War I Memorial, and explore what the Memorial will look like when work is completed.

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Free Self-Contained WWI History Web Site on YOUR computer

Sources, lessons, activities, videos, podcasts, images

We have packaged all the content we created for “How WWI Changed America” into a format that is essentially a web site on a drive. Download the content onto any drive (USB, external, or as a folder on your computer), and all the content is accessible in a web site type format even without an internet connection. Click here to learn more, and download this amazing educational resource for home or classroom use.


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Arthur E. Winslow

A Story of Service from the Stories of Service section of ww1cc.org

Arthur Winslow

Submitted by: AD1 (AW) Darren Winslow, USN (Ret.) {Nephew}

Arthur E. Winslow was born around 1895. Arthur Winslow served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1918.

Story of Service

Arthur Winslow enlisted on June 6, 1917, he was the “First to Enlist” and has an American Legion Hall named after him, (American Legion Post #1 Rockland Maine).

After enlistment he was transferred to Augusta June 8, 1917 Company F 2nd Infantry, Maine National Guard. He sailed for overseas in the latter part of September 1917. He was promoted to Pvt 1st Class December 1, 1917 and assigned to Company F, 103rd Infantry.

He was mortally wounded in the Toul Sector on June 16, 1918 and died on July 6, 1918, at evacuation hospital No. 1 He was buried in a cemetery at Toul, word of his death was received in Rockland on July 16, 1918.

On November 11, 1927 “Armistice Day” The American Legion held services to honor the first two soldiers from Rockland that paid the supreme sacrifice, they named a block of main street in downtown Rockland “Winslow Holbrook Square”

Read Arthur E. Winslow’s entire Story of Service here.

Submit your family’s Story of Service here.


Honor the Stories of Service of ALL Who Served.

Do Your Bit to Help Build the new National World War I Memorial.

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