The monument is located at the corner of the Eastern Promenade and Cutter Street, adjacent to Ft. Allen Park, in Portland, Maine.
THIS BOULDER ERECTED BY THE
JACOB COUSINS POST NO. 99 PORTLAND MAINE
OF THE JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE
UNITED STATES TO THE MEMORY OF
CORPORAL JACOB COUSINS COMPANY C
328TH INFANTRY UNITED STATES ARMY
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT MEUSE-
ARGONNE FRANCE ON OCTOBER, 14 1918
HE WAS THE FIRST SOLDIER OF
JEWISH FAITH FROM THIS CITY TO MAKE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE LINE
OF DUTY DURING THE WORLD WAR
UNVEILED SEPTEMBER 22, 1935
Granite boulder with bronze plaque.
Jacob Cousins Post 99, Portland, Maine; Jewish War Veterans of the United States
This granite monument with a bronze plaque, flanked by two large bushes and overlooking Casco Bay on Portland's Eastern Promenade, is dedicated to Corporal Jacob Cousins, the first soldier of Jewish faith from Portland, Maine, to perish in World War I. In addition to the inscription (see above), the plaque includes a relief portrait of Cousins in his uniform, surrounded by a wreath of laurel leaves.
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World War I Monument, Cumberland County, Portland, Maine by Libby Bischof, Digital Maine, Maine Economic Improvement Fund, Digital Commons, University of Southern Maine
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