Thursday, May 26, 2016

Bellows Falls, Vermont and North Walpole, New Hampshire WWI Honor Roll Poster

Not all Honor Rolls are permanent granite or bronze monuments in public places like parks and civic buildings.  Take a look at this poster produced in Bellows Falls, Vermont after World War I.


St. Charles, Bellows Falls, Vermont       Rev. J. D. Shannon

Died Lieut. Edward C., Barry  6A School St., Bellows Falls, Vt,   Lieutenant Quartermaster, U.S. Army
Lieut. John C. O’Donnell,  5 Williams St., Bellows Falls, Vt,  U. S. Cavalry Officers Reserve Corps
Sergt. Philias A. Grignon, 16 Laurel Ave, Bellows Falls, Vt.,   Sergeant Quartermaster, U.S. Army
Sergt. Melvin T. Fontain, 16 Laurel Ave, Bellows Falls, Vt.,  103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Segt. Arthur L. Young (Dion),  69 Hyde St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,  103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Segt. Charles E. McDonald,  46 Green St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Sergt. Michael J. Kelly,  50 Bridge St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Sergt. Edward J. Cray,  78 Pine St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,  103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Sergt.  George A. Stack,  31 Laurel Ave., Bellows Falls, Vt., Depot Brigade, U.S. Army
Sergt. Thomas O’Donnell, 5 Williams St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 101 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Corp. Henry J. Boucher,  63 Hyde St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Corp. Michael J. Manning, 52 Hyde St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Corp. Gordon G. Fontaine, 118 Atkinson St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Corp. William J. Keefe, 93 Atkinson St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. A. A. Fontaine, 16 Laurel Ave., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. James H. Doucette,  16 Saxtons River St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv.  John W. McAuliffe, 19 Williams St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. Eugene Jos. Cray, 12 Green St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. Francis James Griffin,  7 Brown St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. James F. Slattery,  8 Hadley St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. James H. McDonald,  46 Green St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. Maurice M. Costin,  9 Taylor St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. Hector J. Frenette,  55 School St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. Edward J. Lawlor, 8 Underhill Ave., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. Lindsey E. Belknap, 85 Atkinson St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. Raymond J. White, 3 Williams St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. William C. Carney, 10 Church Place, Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. William G. Pierce, 23 Oak St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. Joseph K. Doyle, 16 School St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. James Fallon,  25 Rockingham St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Died Priv. Alfred Aumond, 102A  Atkinson St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,  103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. J. B. Aumond,, 18 Laurel St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. Harry W. Lynch, 10 Underhill Avenue, Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. J. E. Leen, 16 Taylor St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 10th Regiment, U.S. Army
Priv. Gerald J. Cray, 12 Green St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. William Cyrs,  16 School St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. Francis Aumond, 61 Hyde St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. William E. Hayes, 2 Gove St., Bellows Falls, Vt., Base Hospital Unit, U.S. Army
Priv. Robert C. Hayes, 2 Gove St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,  Commissary Department, U.S. Army
Priv. Philippe Duquette, 81A Atkinson St., Bellows Falls, Vt., Ammunition Train, U. S. Army
Priv. Zotique Aumond, 18 Laurel Ave., Bellows Falls, Vt., Depot Brigade, U. S. Army
Priv. Edward F. Shea, 53 Green St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 23rd Regiment, U.S. Army
Priv. Maurice O’Donnell, 5 Williams St., Bellows Falls, Vt., Signal Corps, U.S. Army
Priv. Albert Pecor, 32 Hyde St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. Philippe Labonte, 31 School St., Bellows Falls, Vt., Canadian Army
Priv. Daniel O’Connor,  25 Rockingham St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Trooper Wilfred J. Bean, 13 Center St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 33rd U.S. Cavalry
Trooper Ernest E. J. Cote, 11 Laurel Ave, Bellows Falls, Vt., U.S. Cavalry
Trooper Raymond T. Murray, 3 Laurel Ave., Bellows Falls, Vt.,  U. S. Cavalry
Mate Daniel P. Thompson, Bellows Falls, Vt.,  U. S. Navy
Gunner Henry S. Fleming, Bellows Falls, Vt.,  S. S. New Hampshire, U.S. Navy
Q. M. Joseph J. Fenton, 14 Hapgood St., Bellows Falls, Vt., Quartermaster 3rd Class, U. S. Coast Guard Patrol, Naval Reserve
Seaman William S. Lynch, Grafton, Vt., Electrician S. S. Nebraska, U. S. Navy
Seaman Walter LaRose, Gageville, Vt.,  U.S. Naval Reserve
Seaman Augustine L. Aumond,  102A Atkinson St., Bellows Falls, Vt., U. S. Navy
Seaman Bryan J. O’Connor, 7 Bryan Court, Bellows Falls, Vt., U. S. Navy
Seaman Frank Fitzgerald, Bellows Falls, Vt.,  S. S. Rhode Island, U. S. Navy
Clerk Feliz L. Morris, 6 Chase Park, Bellows Falls, Vt., Executive Office, U.S. Navy
Drummer Alfred E. Kiniry, 86 Canal St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,  New Hampshire, N. G. Band, U.S. Army


From St. Peter’s, North Walpole, N.H.

Lieut. T. J. Brickley,  66 Main St., North Walpole, N.H., 101 Ammunition Train, U.S. Army
Sergt. John C. Lindstrom, 10 Spruce St., North Walpole, N.H., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Corp. W. F. Donegan, River St., North Walpole, 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Corp. Patrick J. Sheehan, Alstead, N.H., Ambulance Corps, U.S. Army
Clerk George Gomeau, 11 Main St., North Walpole, N.H., Executive Office, U.S. Army
Priv. John P. Flavin, 31 River St., North Walpole, 102 Infantry, U.S. Army
Priv. Michael Moynihan, 145 Main St., North Walpole, N.H., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. William F. O’Brien, 3 East St., North Walpole, N.H., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. James Keane, 59 Church St., North Walpole, N.H., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. Patrick Griffin, 8 Center St., North Walpole, N.H., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. Harold Coffey, 28 Church St., North Walpole, N.H., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. Michael W. Stack, 11 Pine St., North Walpole, N.H., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army


The photo of this World War I honor roll was sent to me by Wayne Blanchard of Bellows Falls, Vermont.  It appears to be a poster of all the men who were members of the Catholic churches in Bellows Falls (St. Charles) and North Walpole (St. Peter's) during World War I.    Wayne hosts a genealogy research group at the Rockingham Free Public Library, and was given a copy of this poster by the Bellows Falls Historical Society because of the genealogy information on the poster. Not only does it list the names, but it gives the rank, unit, home address and church membership.

By transcribing this information and making it available on the internet, anyone searching for one of these men will be able to find them via search engines.  This post is being included in the Honor Roll Project website at this link:
http://honorrollproject.weebly.com/

St. Charles is still an active parish in Bellows Falls, Vermont
http://stcharlesrectory.comcastbiz.net/

St. Peter's church is in North Walpole, New Hampshire (just across the Merrimack River from Bellows Falls, Vermont)   It is part of the All Saint's parish along with the church of St. Catherine of Siena in Charlestown, New Hampshire.

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo and Wayne Blanchard, "Bellows Falls, Vermont and North Walpole, New Hampshire WWI Honor Roll Poster", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 26, 2016,  (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/bellows-falls-vermont-and-north-walpole.html: accessed [access date]).

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