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The Maynard Chapter of the American Legion was organized in late November 1919, named the Frank J. DeMars Post 235. Michael Lynch, a decorated veteran of WWI, was elected the first Post Commander.

A WW I medallion awarded to Pvt. E. Doherty, Royal Irish Regiment. The inscription reads 1914-1915. Authorised in 1918, the 1914/15 Star was awarded to personnel who saw service in France and Flanders from 23 November 1914 to 31 December 1915, and…

Pin promoting the War Saving Stamps sold during WW I to pay for the conflict.

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The pin was recognition that the wearer had purchased or supported the war effort by buying liberty bonds.
This pin was found at the Willis Dodd Boys Club formerly the Parker Street Hall.

Two applications, Litchfield and South Acton Coal, to buy and sell coal during World War I.

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Wide-format group portrait of 2 sanitary squads (numbers 91 and 92) of the 12th Division at Camp Devens in Ayer, Massachusetts.

A greeting card evidently placed in a gift package sent to the Maynard soldiers during the war.

Some of the last of Maynard's World War I Veterans. Picture taken on Veterans Day, November 11, 1975 at Memorial Park.

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George Jamieson, Bill Sweeney, Jim Whalen, Bill Baron, Joe Dineen

This was a welcome home parade for the men who had served in WWI. The men are marching up Summer Street in front of the Riverside Cooperative building with the library entrance decorated. The windows on the upper floor are the Cooperative Hall.

Picture taken at Memorial Park on November 11, 1975.

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Joseph Dineen, William Baron, James Whalen, William Sweeney, Ralph (George?) Jamieson

An agenda for a celebration honoring World War I returning soldiers and sailors from St. Bridget's Parish, Wednesday, April 23, 1919.

A record book given to returning WWI soldiers by the American Woolen Company because "It is a duty incumbent upon upright and creditable men of all ranks, who have performed anything noble or praiseworthy, to truthfully record, in their on writing,…

Three folders that contain WWI information relative to Maynard including: Notes by Ralph Sheridan for the History of Maynard Book, lists of Maynard residents who served in the war, newspaper clippings, Ralph Sheridan's musings about a radio…

On Sunday July 27, 1917 the entire Sixth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia was marching through Maynard on the way to Fort Devens, Ayer. Two months later they were on the way to France as the 26th or Yankee Division. About 40 Maynard…

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First Group:
Sgt. Charles E. Dyson, Co 3 FMS; Edward Ledgard (2)

Second Group:
Top - Lt. Ralph C. Shattuck, Engineer's Corp; Pt. Albert N. Hodgess, 73 CAC
Bottom - Pt. Roy C. Nelson, 104th Infantry; Corp. Walter R.…

Two of the floats in the parade to welcome home the men and women of the Armed Forces after World War I. The top photo is the float of the Rebekah Lodge. The float behind the automobile in the bottom photo is from the Middlesex Laundry.

The photo…

Top photo, left
Front, l to r: Percy Taylor, Jack Higgins, Don Connors, John Gibbons
Back, l to r: James Cronin, Pat Kane, Ray Smith, Eden Tobin