County

Cumberland

Location (Address)

Junction of West Street , Clark Street & Pine Street, Portland, Maine

Zip Code

04101

Type

Plaque

Additional Type

Flag pole

Date Erected

1921

Date Dedicated

1921

Inscriptions

THIS SQUARE

WAS NAMED TO HONOR

THE MEMORY OF

HAROLD TAYLOR ANDREWS

THE FIRST SON OF MAINE TO

MAKE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1918.

CORPORAL CO. B. 11TH ENGINEERS

AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES

ENLISTED MAY, 15, 1917.

BORN IN PORTLAND NOV. 10, 1893

KILLED IN ACTION

AT GOUZEAUCOURT

NEAR CAMBRAI, FRANCE

NOV. 30, 1917.

Materials

A bronze plaque at the lower point of an American flag, mounted on a granite base.

Sponsor

Portland Rotary

Monument Description

This monument, featuring a bronze plaque with ornate scrollwork, and two laurel branches, honors Corporal Harold T. Andrews, the first soldier from Maine to die in World War I. He was killed in action on November 30, 1917 near Cambrai, France.

Comments

This monument was refurbished and rededicated on Veteran's Day in November of 2015. The flagpole was replaced, and the granite base and bronze plaque were refurbished. FMI: http://thewestendnews.com/?p=4297

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Photographer

Libby Bischof

Date Taken

2015

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Keywords

Portland, Maine, WWI, Andrews Square, Memorial

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