County

Cumberland

Location (Address)

Near the intersection of Bowdoin St. and Western Promenade Rd. in Portland's West End neighborhood.

Zip Code

04102

Type

Stone marker

Additional Type

Plaque

Date Erected

1921

Inscriptions

IN MEMORY OF

LIEUT. PHILIP B. FROTHINGHAM

BORN IN PORTLAND, MAINE, AUGUST 9, 1894

DIED IN FRANCE, SPETEMBER 14, 1918

BURIED IN EVERGREEN CEMETERY, OCTOBER 31, 1920

WAS THE SON OF

MR. AND MRS. THOMAS J. FROTHINGHAM

THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS NO. 362

WAS NAMED FOR HIM

"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY."

Materials

Granite and bronze. The 1940 WPA Portland City Guide notes that the granite boulder for the memorial weighs seven tons (pg. 267).

Sponsor

Frothingham Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) [Post is no longer active]

Monument Description

The monument is comprised of a granite boulder with a bronze plaque in the middle. The monument is situated between two bushes, perched on top of a slight incline surrounded by grass. The monument is visible from Western Promenade Rd. in Portland, Maine.

Comments

Frothingham was awarded the Navy Cross for his service:

"The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Ensign Philip B. Frothingham, United States Navy (Reserve Force), for distinguished and heroic service as an Aviator of land planes attached to the Northern Bombing Group in active operations cooperating with the Allied Armies on the Belgian front during September, October and November, 1918, bombing enemy bases, aerodromes, submarine bases, ammunition dumps, railroad junctions, etc."

FMI: http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=9435

Research conducted by: Julian Wukitsch

Note: Frothingham (class of 1915) was schoolmates at Hebron Academy with Harold T. Andrews (class of 1914), the first Mainer to die in WWI (Andrews Square Memorial and Plaque in the State House).

Photographer

Libby Bischof

Date Taken

Summer 7-10-2015

Physical Format

Digital Image

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Keywords

Frothingham, WWI, Monument, Maine

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