County

Cumberland

Location (Address)

The monument is located at the corner of the Eastern Promenade and Cutter Street, adjacent to Ft. Allen Park, in Portland, Maine.

Zip Code

04101

Type

Stone marker

Additional Type

Plaque

Date Erected

1935

Date Dedicated

9-22-1935

Inscriptions

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

Materials

Granite boulder with bronze plaque.

Sponsor

Jacob Cousins Post 99, Portland, Maine; Jewish War Veterans of the United States

Monument Description

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.

Comments

Just above the initial plaque in honor of Cousins, there is a newer plaque which reads: "In Memory of/Portland's Jewish War Heroes/who died in World War II action/1941-1945/Samuel M. Citrin, Benjamin A. Cox, Edward R. Goldstein, Louis S. Lane, Herbert F. Meyers, Sidney R. Miller, Max Weinstein/Dedicated by Jacob Cousins Post #99/Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A."

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Photographer

Libby Bischof

Date Taken

2015

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Keywords

Portland, Maine, WWI, Jewish, Soldier, Cousins, Memorial

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