World War Memorial, 1923, Agawam Park, Southampton


uworld-war-6324-24357The World War Memorial, built of Indiana limestone, at Agawam Park, dedicated August 19,1923William Edgar Moran, Architect.  Photo: November 4, 2016. 

 The World War Memorial consists of a platform slightly raised above its surroundings, the central portion three steps up and the side two steps.  In the center has been erected a temple of simple Corinthian style with nautical trophies–the dolphin, the trident and the anchor–for ornament, as suggested by the ocean setting of this ancient village.  The temple is roofed for shelter and on its interior walls are carved the names, rank and service of the Southampton men and boys who made the supreme sacrifice.  Here are also carved the shields of the various allies and on the exterior great eagle panels with the shields of Great Britain and France. In the center, on a platform of stone, on which is cut compass points, stands a commemorative altar of victory carved with the symbolic oak and laurel supported by rods and capped by conventional tin hats.

Left and right of the temple, on encircling walls, there has been carved 325 names of those from Southampton who served under the colors. Through its open colonnade and two broad openings are seen Agawam Lake, dunes and distant ocean.Southampton Press (article abridged), August 20, 1923.

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 Armistice, November 11, 1918

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Third Battle of the Aisne, May 27–June 6, 1918

Second Battle of the Marne, July 15–August 6, 1918 

Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26–November 11, 1918.

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The World War, July 28, 1914 – November 11, 1918.

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The young men from Southampton who made the supreme sacrifice during the World War,
with their rank, the date and place they died.

 

Leland Clancy, private, Company B, 303d Field Sig. Bat., August 19, 1918, France.

Sheldon E. Hoadley, first lieutenant, Bat. D. 350th F. Art., 77th Div., Oct. 13, 1918, France.

Glen Kelso, private, Headquarters Company, 107th Infantry, 77th Div., Oct. 13. 1918, France.

Joseph F. Stillman, jr., Cadet, Aviation Section, Signal Corps, Feb. 23, 1918, England.

Isaac Tisnower, corporal. Company B. 398th Infantry, 77th Div., Sept 14, 1918, France.

Malcolm R. White, private, Bat. A. 7th F. Art., 1st Div., May 18, 1918, France.

Julius Zologia, private, Company C, 313th Infantry, Nov. 11, 1918, France. 

Southampton Press, August 20, 1923*

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Pool & fountain memorial dedicated to the Southampton residents who served in World War II and the Korean War. 

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Courtesy of the Southampton Historical Museum.

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ADDENDUM

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Parrish Memorial Hall 23294

1923 —Samuel Longstreth Parrish built Memorial Hall as a tribute to the Southampton men who perished in the World War. Image courtesy of the Southampton Historical Museum.

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