Clarke County World War I Memorial - Grove Hill, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 31° 42.527 W 087° 46.677
16R E 426286 N 3508420
Quick Description: World War I memorial located in front of the Clarke County Courthouse in Grove Hill, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2009 5:36:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM7KPC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 4

Long Description:

The memorial was erected in 1924 to honor military members from Clarke County who lost their live World War I. The memorial was the first memorial erected by the county to honor war dead. The original tablet replaced in 2002 was racially segregated with white war dead on one side and African-American war dead on the other. The replacement tablet has all soldiers listed on one side with additional service members who had been omitted on the first tablet.

The memorial is inscribed:

Honor Roll
World War
1914  1918

 William F. Atchison
 Milton McLeod
 John E. Autry
 Tom Bettis McNider
 Thomas G. Beck
 John Moss
 Lonnie Bettis
 Will Moss
 Frank B. Brewer
 John W. Oliver
 Spencer Bush
 James S. Overstreet
 Claude Chapman
 Willie C. Overstreet
 John D. Chapman
 Harry E. Parkman
 Guss Coats
 Timothy O. Porties
 Robert Coats
 Dewey E. Rayboun
 J. Wainwright Coleman
 George Reed
 James W. Deas
 Henry Reed
 Vivian T. Deaton
 Bryant C. Rudder
 General Dixon
 Henry Skinner
 John Alver Friddle
 Earl Brazil Smith
 Will Frye
 Fletcher E. Smith
 Leonard Gailyard
 Reuben L. Smith
 James Gibby
 Hance F. Stokes
 Caley S. Harrell
 Riley H. Thames
 Thomas G. Hart
 Walter J. Theus
 George T. Hurt
 Charles E. Treaster
 Hosie Johnson
 Harrison Welch
 Alberta M. Jowers
 Elmore Kidd
 John R. Lavender
 Walter M. Luker
 Henry May
 Willie J. May
 Lamar Young McLeod


Their Deeds Are Immortal
Their Memory Shall Never Die

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 01/01/1924

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Clarke County

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

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Website for this Monument: Not listed

Physical Address of Monument: Not listed

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