County

Kennebec

Location (Address)

This plaque is located in the Hall of Flags, inside the Maine State House, State Street, Augusta, Maine.

Zip Code

04330

Type

Plaque

Maker/Sculptor

Victor Kahill

Date Erected

1930

Inscriptions

1893 HAROLD TAYLOR ANDREWS 1917

CORPORAL COMPANY B 11TH ENGINEERS

ENLISTED MAY 15 - 1917 KILLED IN ACTION

NOVEMBER 30- 1917 AT GOUZEAUCOURT,

FRANCE DEFENDING HIMSELF

WITH PICK AND SHOVEL

THE FIRST CITIZEN OF MAINE

IN THE AMERICAN ARMY

KILLED IN ACTION DURING

THE WORLD WAR

Materials

Bronze.

Sponsor

Harold T. Andrews Memorial Commission and Maine Legislature

Monument Description

This bronze plaque honoring Harold T. Andrews, Maine's first soldier to perish in World War I is located in the Hall of Flags inside the Maine State House. The Maine State Legislature appropriated $2000 for the memorial. The Harold T. Andrews Memorial Commission included Col. Edward F. Anthoine of Portland, John Thomas of Portland, and Capt. John W. Healey of Skowhegan.

(Lewiston Evening Journal, October 11, 1929).

Comments

For more on Andrews' life and WWI service, please visit: http://www.gilleymedia.com/Around_Town/features2002/htandrews/default.asp

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world War I Monument - Maine, Kennebec County - Maine - WWI Monument, Augusta - Maine, Harold T. Andrews WWI Memorial Plaque - Maine

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