WW1 Project

Lawrence WW1 Project

When the United States entered World War 1 in 1917 over 5,500 Lawrence residents enlisted or were drafted into military service. About 200 residents lost their lives in the war and 35 of those residents were given special recognition by city officials with a bridge, park, square, or building named after them. The Lawrence World War 1 Project tells the stories of these 35 residents - stories that have been lost over the years. In watching these short tribute videos, may we never forget their sacrifice and service.

Dec 20

Augustine Regan, Lawrence WW1 Project

Posted on December 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM by Luis Santiago

Cpl Augustine Regan was killed in action on November 7, 1918 at Letanne, France. His story is narrated by his great nephew, Peter Cesar. Regan square is located at the intersection of Melrose, Hancock, Bodwell, and Margin streets.

Dec 20

Lawrence Fielding, Lawrence WW1 Project

Posted on December 20, 2018 at 10:59 AM by Luis Santiago

Pvt Lawrence Fielding was killed in action on October 3, 1918 near St. Etienne a Arnes, France. His story is narrated by former Lawrence City Council Confidential Secretary Lillian Michaud.

Dec 20

Frank Hayden, Lawrence WW1 Project

Posted on December 20, 2018 at 10:58 AM by Luis Santiago

Pvt Frank Hayden was killed in action on September 29, 1918 near Mountfaucon, France. His story is narrated by former Lawrence City Councilor Joseph Parolisi.