Press release

Boothbay Region World War I veterans’ history project

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 7:00am

    With this year marking the 100th anniversary of the Allies Armistice with Germany during the First World War it seems fitting to start a community-wide history project in 2019, to bring us all together while there are still local residents alive who can remember the veterans that served in the “War to End All Wars.” Historian, Sarah Sherman, and Vietnam Veteran, Brian Rego, have worked for months creating a master list to kick off the project and they need your help finding information on each of the names listed.

    Sherman noted, “This undertaking will be slightly different from past research projects I’ve worked on because there aren’t any living WWI veterans to interview. It will rely solely on local, state and newspaper archives and the memory of family and friends. Brian and I are looking forward to the challenge of piecing together this very significant time period in the Boothbay Region. We are specifically looking for photographs (preferably in uniform or from the time period), discharge papers, letters, diaries, postcards and telegrams that may be tucked way in your family archives or attics. Other items that are of interest include any souvenirs that were brought home by your relatives (paper money, coins, trench art and other European items).

    Criteria for the project is that the Veteran lived in or was drafted or enlisted in the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, or Merchant Marine from one of the five peninsula towns - Southport Island, Boothbay, East Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Edgecomb.

    If you have information about any of the below listed World War I Veterans or believe there is a Veteran’s name missing from the list, please contact Sarah Sherman at Cozy Harbor Press, Inc. - Phone: 207-633-7161 (please no calls after 7:00 p.m.) or Email: We look forward to hearing from you.

    Note: The WWI Veterans’ Master List was formed and cross-referenced from the following resources: The Boothbay Register archives (1917-1919), the Veterans’ Memorial Walls at the Southport Memorial Library and Boothbay Harbor Library, the Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine, Volumes I & II (1917-1919), the Roster of Maine in the World War, Volumes I & II, Southport: The War Years and Heroes Among Us.

    Veterans who were killed in action or who died in service are denoted by one (*) symbol, Women Veterans are denoted by two (**) and WWI & WWII Veterans by (***).


    Barter, Lester W.

    Brewer, Archie H.

    Burrows, John N.

    ***Cameron, Niles F.

    Decker, Clarence R.

    Decker, Raymond

    Decker, Waldo P.

    ***Gamage, Edwin A.

    Gamage, Lawrence J.

    Gamage, Weston E.

    Gray, Charles W.

    Gray, Maurice P.

    Gray, Roland M.

    Gray, Scott

    Latham, William W.

    Love, Wesley C.

    ***Marr, Jr., Walcott H.

    Marr, Thomas P.

    Nickerson, Wells E.

    Payson, Lewis E.

    Payson, Warren D.

    Pierce, Linwood H.

    Pierece, Lawton P.

    Rand, Arthur W.

    Rand, Wendell G.

    Snow, William A.

    Snowman, Austin G.

    Snowman, Jr., John R.

    Thompson, Ernest F.

    Thompson, Herbert L.

    Thompson, Ross W.

    Tibbetts, Walker A.

    Tibbetts, Walter A.

    Boothbay/East Boothbay

    Abbott, Charles J.

    Adams, James C.

    Alley, Forest

    Barter, Clyde Loyd

    ***Bartik, Anton Augustin

    Blake, Maurice

    Bougette, Leslie C.

    Burke, Leonard John

    Burnham, Frank A.

    Campbell, Carleton Fay

    Campbell, Ernest Herbert

    Coss, Elmer

    Day, Glenwood

    Day, Gordon G.

    Day, Maurice

    ***DeCosta, Sr., Edward William

    Dodge, Harold A.

    Dodge, Joseph N.

    Dodge, J. Maynard

    Dodge, Russell

    Dodge, William Carleton

    Doughty, Ralph B.

    Farmer, Leroy

    Farnham, Fred F.

    * Giles, Isaac, M.

    Greene, Francis B.

    Greene, Marc T.

    Greenleaf, Eugene

    **Hodgdon, Caroline

    Hodgdon, Donald F.

    Hodgdon, Philip W.

    Jones, Eliphelet P.

    Jones, Prentiss

    Kimball, Maxwell C.

    Knight, Douglas E.

    Lewis, Harry G.

    Lewis, Isaiah

    Lewis, Lawrence

    Lewis, Ralph

    Lewis, Walter

    Luke, Arthur

    Macauley, Arthur

    Murray, Clifford
    Olson, LeRoy

    O’Neil, George

    Pinkham, Howard E.

    Poor, Willis F.

    Race, A. LeRoy

    Race, Shirley K.

    ***Reed, Chauncey M.

    Reed, Ralph

    Rice, Claude Leon

    Sawyer, Frank W.

    Tatham, Wilber

    Tibbetts, Rodney

    Welch, Preston

    Whitman, Willard F.

    Boothbay Harbor

    Adams, Clayton

    Adams, Ralph W.

    Allen, Stephen

    Alley, Asa A.

    Auld, Arthur H.

    Barrows, Harris C.

    Bearce, Jesse M.

    Bennett, Lawrence

    Bishop, Percy G.

    Blake, Wilder B.

    Boston, Raymond Justin

    Boyd, Robert A.

    Boyd, Waldo S.

    Brewer, Arnold

    Brewer, Arthur

    Brewer, Willis E.

    Brown, George

    Brown, Norman A.

    Burke, Charles A.

    Brewer, Arthur

    Cameron, Artemus

    Campbell, Charles Edward

    Campbell, Clifton

    Carlisle, Frank A.

    ***Carlisle, Louis Albion

    Carr, John Howard

    Chambers, Victor N.

    Clifford, Ernest

    Clisby, Lawrence

    Colby, Ralph

    Coolin, Raymond H.

    Cromwell, Forest L.

    Curtis, Richard E.

    Curtis, Willard H.

    David, Joseph Alfred

    David, Maurice

    **Delamere, Harriet B.

    Dighton, Theodore Edward

    Dodge, Harold A.

    Dudley, George

    Durfee, McKay

    Durfee, Lewis

    Farmer, Percy

    Farnham, Kenneth W.

    Forbes, Ernest R.

    Forbes, John Russ

    Foster, Jesse

    Garey, Henry M.

    Godfrey, Walter H.

    Greene, Jr., Francis B.

    Haggett, Harold W.

    Hahn, Jr., Edward E.

    Hallett, Richard M.

    Hardy, Arthur F.

    ***Harding, Elmer

    Hemore, Lester G.

    Higgins, Fred

    Higgins, John M.

    Hodgdon, Dexter W.

    Holton, Lewis S.

    Hume, Warren

    Johnson, George Everett

    Kellar, Archie

    Kelley, Milton F.

    Kimball, Maxwell C.

    Lewis, Isiah P.

    Lewis, Jr., Ralph A.

    Marr, Harold

    Marr, Russell

    Marshall, Walter

    Marson, Frank L.

    Marson, Lucas M.
    Marson, Stephen R.

    McCobb, Arthur L.

    McCormick, Austin H.

    McIntire, Herbert K.

    McKown, Adna W.

    McKown, Albert C.

    McKown, Harold T.

    McKown, Jospeh

    McKown, Richard

    McLellan, Paul C.

    Miller, Joseph

    Miller, Thomas Waldo

    Mitchell, Frank E.

    Newcomb, Frank

    Nickerson, Parker T.

    Nordin, Percy A.

    Orne, Everett

    Orne, Percy F.

    * Orne, Sidney B.

    Parmenter Claude L.

    Pennell, Carl M.

    Pierce, Hardy W.

    Pennoyer, Jr., Frederick W.

    Pennoyer, Raymond

    Pitcher, James Albert

    Poole, Loring

    Pond, Frank C.

    Pond, John M.

    Pond, Joseph H.

    Poor, Clarence

    Poor, Willis F

    Poor, Clarence

    Poors, Laurel F.

    Reed, Allen Clinton

    Reed, Ernest I.

    Reed, Howard S.

    Reed, Manley E.

    Reed, Norman M.

    Robinson, Maynard

    Rowe, Bryan

    Sawyer, Frank S.

    Sawyer, Frank W.

    Seavey, William A.

    * Sherman, Jr., Charles E.

    Sherman, Jesse

    Sherman, Kilburn O.

    Smith, Harry D.

    Sproul, Melville, W.

    Stevens, Frank

    Stevens, Melville W.

    Stevens, Walter M.

    Stevens, William M.

    Stevens, William, M.

    Thompson, Richard F.

    Thurston, Herbert H.

    Trask, Everett Leon

    Wass, Leo F.

    Watts, Robert

    Woodward, Maurice A.


    Baker, William

    Dodge, Jesse

    Greenough, Carl I.

    Lampson, Genwood L.

    Sherman, Alvin

    Sherman, Harold L.

    Sherman, Norman

    Sherman, Irving E.