The list below is developed from various sources, chiefly the World War I soldiers and sailors monument standing adjacent to Kennebunk Savings Bank (across the street from the Museum). As more research is compiled on the local men and women who participated in World War I, information on this page will be updated.
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|Authier, John B.||2 Feb 1887||Army, joined 30 Nov 1917; Hon. Dis. 28 May 1919||Served in VA. No overseas service|
|Ayer, Melvin||1898?||Enlisted at KBK 29 Mar 1917; overseas service from 24 Sept 1917 to 24 Mar 1919. Discharged 5 Apr 1919|
|Baker, Haven||Jan. 24 1889 – Sept. 23rd 1923 Died of Tuberculosis||Served in 12th Co. 151st Depot Br. Private June 24th 1918 to Dec. 4 1918||Buried in Hope Cemetery. Lived in West Kennebunk
Eastern Star Sept. 28 1923:
Haven H. Baker, World War veteran,
|Barker, Aretas||21 Aug 1894||Navy – Portsmouth Naval SY|
|Batchelder, Sidney||10 Apr 1895||Enlisted 1 Jun 1917; Org Btry E 65th Arty CAC. Overseas: 22 Mar 1918 – 30 Jan 1919, in Pont-a-Mousson; Meuse Argonne||Timothy Batchelder’s son
Meuse Argonne = Battle of the Argonne Forest, the largest offensive in United States military history; lasted for 47 days. Bloodiest operation of WWI for Americans; 2nd deadliest battle in American history.
|Bodwell, Linwood||10 Jul 1887 | 25 Feb 1963||Worked at Leatheroid Factory|
|Boston, Floyd||28 Dec 1876 | 28 Feb 1924||No overseas service, enlisted 7 Apr 1917, Co. B 5th Infantry Mass.|
|Boston, Gail||14 Jun 1896 | 5 May 1919||No overseas service|
|Brigham, Deane||Apr 1895||Co. L 30th Infantry, returned from France 23 Aug 1919; served overseas beginning 13 Aug 1918, disch. 4 Sept 1919 as 2nd Lieutenant of Co. B 303 Tank Corps Battalion||Lived in NYC after war.|
|Brown, Clarence||CAC – Coast Artillery Corps; based at Camp Devens as 72nd Artillery|
|Brown, Edward||April 23 1893- June 12 1932||At sea 318 days 1st. Naval Dist. M. Navy
Dec. 28th 1917 –Jan. 9 1919
|Buried at Hope Cemetery
Cause of death- electrocuted on line?? Look up in newspaper.
|Brown, Warren||Feb. 22 1890- Jan 17th 1923
|St. Mihiel, Meuse Argonne Defensive Sector. Artillery-Private
Enlisted July 25 1917-Jan 22 1919.
|Eastern Star Jan. 19th 1923:
The body of Warren Brown, World War Veteran, who after firing five shots into the head of Mrs. Annie Nason, turned the pistol on himself and sent two bullets into his right temple Tuesday night in a rooming house in Sanford, dying Wednesday morning from his wounds, was brought to Kennebunk this afternoon and placed in the tomb in Hope cemetery to await burial in the spring. Mrs. Nason, who was taken to Dr. Ross’ hospital, was alive Thursday and it is expected that she will recover
|Burgess, Arthur||23 Aug 1890 | Apr 1970||Height: 5’ 8”, worked at Sears & Roebuck in Sanford. No overseas service.|
|Burgess, Percy||9 Apr 1897||Enlisted 31 Mar 1917. Btry E 54th Arty CAC. Overseas 22 Mar 1918 – 30 Apr 1919|
|Dane, Joseph (Jr.)||1898|
|Drown, George||1892-1963||Anti-Aircraft Sector, mechanic. 3rd Prov. Btry CAC|
|Ferguson, Wilbur N.||b. 1899 d.1922
Buried in Hope Cemetery
|Enl: NG at Biddeford, Apr. 4/17. Pvt; Cpl Jan. 9/18. Org: 7 Co CA Me NG to Jan. 1/18; Btry B 54 CA to Nov. 10/18; Btry E 57 Arty CAC. Overseas: Mar. 16/18 to Jan. 14/19. Hon disch on demob: Jan. 20, 1919||Born in Kennebunk, lived in Saco. Joined at 18
From Eastern Star June 2nd 1922:
A telegram received yesterday announced that Wilbur Ferguson, 23, a son of Mr. and Mrs, James Ferguson of Saco, had been shot by a Mexican at Golden, Colorado. He was a student at a mining and engineering school in that city, and the brief announcement stated that he had been killed while doing guard duty. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers and three sisters. A surviving aunt Mrs, Joseph Cleaves of this town. The body will probably be brought to Maine for burial. Mr. Ferguson was a native of Kennebunk.
Objects in collections donated by family
|Goodnow, Charles||11 Nov 1896||Enrolled USNRF Portsmouth NH 26 Apr 1917; Naval Aviation MIT Mar-Jun 1918; stationed in Naval Air Stations in FL; 20 Sept 1918, sent to work at Naval Reserve Flying Corps in DC; upon completion to London to US Naval Forces Operating in European Waters for assignment; Based at US Naval Air Station Killingholme England. Inactive duty in Boston 17 Feb 1919.||Attended Phillips Exeter, and Dartmouth College. House on Summer Street.
In draft registration card for WW2, Goodnow wrote that he had tattoos on both arms.
|Greene, H. Ernest|
|Hamilton, Chester||29 Nov 1894 – 6 Mar 1922||Enlisted USN Boston 6 Mar 1918. Served on board several ships, incl. USS Buitenzorg, USS Westwood. Apr – Nov 1918, at Naval Hospital in Norfolk VA||Died of pulmonary tuberculosis in 1922 in Kennebunk. He was a machinist. His brother was Harry Hamilton (below)|
|Hamilton, Harry||13 Jun 1896||Ind., 5 Aug 1918. Camp McClellan, Alabama. No overseas service.|
|Hanscom, Earl||1898||Enl: NG Kennebunk, Mar. 30/17. Reported for Federal Serv: July 25/17. Private. Org: 13 Co CA Me NG to Dec. 25/17; Btry E 54 Arty to May 17/18; Btry D 57 Arty to disch. Eng: St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Defensive Sector. Overseas: Mar. 22/18 to Jan. 13/19.|
|W. Victor Hesp|
|Hicks, Charles*||1893||Enlisted 28 Jan 1916. Btry D 57 Arty CAC. Engaged: St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Defensive Sector. Overseas 22 Mar 1918 until death – died of wounds received in action, 15 Oct 1918|
|Ingham, Clement CEF||7 Aug 1887 – 1946||Joined Canadian Expeditionary Forces.||Buried in Hope Cemetery. Born in England. Lived at 13 York Street, was a painter. British citizen.|
|Junkins, Floyd||1897||Ind 28 Aug 1918, 151 Dep Brig to Camp Devens MA, no overseas service|
|Junkins, Roy||11 Mar 1891||Ind 24 Jun 1918, 151 Dep Brig 23 Aug 1918; Co H 36 Inf. No overseas service.|
|Littlefield, Clarence*||30 Jun 1891 – 25 Sep 1918||Influenza turning to pneumonia, 10 days||Father: Alonzo Littlefield|
|Littlefield, George CFF|
|Mitchell, Richard Llewellyn||b. 1891 d.1969 Born in Wells||Ind: Kennebunk, York Co. No. 2, May 28/18. Private. Org: 151 Dep Brig to June 15/18; Co D 303 Inf to Aug. 5/18; Co M 74 Inf to disch. Eng: St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Defensive Sector. Overseas: July 6/18 to Feb. 11/19. Hon disch on demob: Feb. 20, 1919.||Joined at 29 in 1917. Lived in Kennebunk
Grocer clerk at E.L. Littlefield
Objects in collection
|Montgomery, Warren Wm.||March 14th 1878- Feb. 2nd 1932 Died of Auto accident. Buried in Evergreen Cemetery||Canadian Army, Nw Brun. Regt. 1st Depot Battalion
Sergeant. Enlisted 1917 or earlier
|Kennebunk or Kennebunkport|
|Oliver Jr., George|
|Parsons, Charles C.|
|Parsons, Henry||1866||Called into active serv fr ORC as Capt QMC Aug. 10/17. Org: Asst Dep QM Sup Div Apr. 4/18; Asst Eng Off in chg constr to disch. Overseas service: None.|
|Parsons, Henry H.||1890||Enl: NA Vasseney, France, Oct. 3/17. Pvt; Sgt 1st cl Oct. 18/17. Org: US Army Amb Sec 646 to disch. Hon disch to acpt com: Mar. 27, 1918. Aptd: 1st Lt Army Amb Mar. 28/18 fr NA. Org: USA AS Sect 525 to disch. Overseas: Oct. 3/17 to Apr. 23/19.|
|Parsons, William Usher||Oct. 24th 1873-May 30th 1933 Appendicitis Buried in Hope Cemetery||A.T.F. July 1918 to July 1919
August 1917 to July 1918
Q.M 2nd Lieut.
|Related to Sarah and Henry Parsons|
|Stevens, Frank*||15 Mar 1897||Ind, 28 Aug 1918; 31 Co 8 Tng Bn 151 Dep Brig. Died of disease, 24 Sept 1918|
|Tomlinson, Ernest CEF*||28 Jul 1882||Joined Canadian Expeditionary Force, 3 Oct 1917||Lived on High Street in KBK. Born in England. Married to Martha Tomlinson. Stone mason.|
|Tomlinson, Harry CEF||20 Sept 1898 – 1979||Joined Canadian Expeditionary Force, 3 Oct 1917 (“Attestation”)||Lived at 13 Fletcher Street, born in England.
In 1920, lived as boarder with Wormwoods on Fletcher Street (no #). In 1930, was married and living at 14 Fletcher Street.
|Varney, Harry||1895?||Enlisted 6 Mar 1917. 13th Co CAC ME, to Co B 101 Engnrs. Overseas 7 Sept 1917 – 27 Feb 1919|
|Waddington, Albert||14 Dec 1899||Listed as a student on draft registration card. He was born in England, but immigrated in 1907. A citizen “by father’s naturalization by registrant’s majority.” 6th Co CAC; no oversseas||In 1920, he was listed as a “loom fixer” at the Worsted Mill. Died in 1929; buried in Hope Cemetery|
|Waterhouse, Calvin||1895 – 1967||19 years old. Enl: NG Kennebunk, June 21/15. Reported for Federal Serv: July 25/17. Cpl May 18/17. Org: 13 Co CAC Me NG to Dec. 20/17; Btry E 54 Arty (CAC) to disch. Eng: Aisne-Marne; Meuse-Argonne; Defensive Sector. Overseas: Mar. 22/18 to Jan. 18/19.||Married 1919|
|Waterhouse, Carl||1891 – 1958||Enl: NG Kennebunk, May 27/17. Reported for Federal Serv: July 25/17. Sgt Apr. 26/18; Sup Sgt Apr. 26/18; Sgt Maj Jr Gr Oct 16/18. Org: 13 Co CAC Me NG to -; Hq Co 54 Arty CAC to disch. Overseas: Mar. 22/18 to Mar. 6/19.|
|Webber, Harold*||1895 – 27 Apr 1918||Ind: Kennebunk, York Co. No. 2, May 28/18. Private. Org: 6 Co 2 Bn 151 Dep Brig to June 15/18; Co F 304 Inf to Aug. 1/18; Co G 39 Inf to death. Eng: Argonne; St Mihiel; Defensive Sector. Overseas: July 8/18 to death. Died of wounds: Oct. 31, 1918.||
|Wells, Edna RC||1892||Daughter of Issaacher Wells, a Civil War veteran of the Navy. She traveled to WWI to care for troops via the Red Cross and entertained.|
|Whipple, Ralph||1886||Ind Kennebunk, 4 Sept 1917. Hq Co 303 FA. Eng: Toul Sector; Overseas: 16 July 1918 – 26 Apr 1919.|
|White, O. Henry|
|Wormwood, William||1888 – 1969||NAVY
Enl: Kennebunk, June 21/15. Reported for Federal Serv: July 25/17. Sgt July 15/15. Org: 13 Co CAC Me NG to Aug. 23/17; Co B 101 Engrs to Aug. 31/17; Btry E 54 Arty CAC to May 19/18; Btry C 56 Arty CAC to disch. Overseas: Mar. 22/18 to Jan. 18/19.