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It was decided that each of the allies in World War I should each issue their own bronze victory medal with a similar design, similar equivalent wording and identical ribbon.
The British medal was designed by W. McMillan. The front depicts a winged…

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

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Hartwell Flood, Guyer Fowler, __?

Picture taken at a military hospital in France. They had joined up with a group from Harvard College and were attached to the Ambulance Corp during the war.

Guyer Fowler was a grandson of Henry Fowler,…

Load of Cloth from Assabet Mills at the Express Office on Main Street, 1916. From Left to Right Arthur Jordan, Richard Parmenter at rear of truck, Joe Fitzpatrick, Arley Lawrence at side, William Nelson, driver.

Located behind 32 Thompson Street the fields are now the parking lot of the commercial building.