WWII Memorial Committee Seeks Help in Finding Veterans Families

The World War II Monument Committee is seeking help from the public to locate family members of veterans whose names are etched on a monument at the corner of Central and Church streets in  Byfield.

Since March, the committee has been developing a plan to move the monument from privately owned land to town/municipal land. Their vision is to create a small park; some ideas include installing a piece of granite to feature the 117 names of soldiers on the current memorial, installing a brick walkway with the names of veterans inscribed on the bricks and benches to sit and reflect.  Their goal is to privately fund this project, hoping that families of the veterans will help support this.   When the project is complete they intend to hold a dedication service.

In the meantime, the committee is still searching for family members of many of the veterans whose names appear on the monument.  Those names include: Oliver Andrews Jr., Harold Barbour, John Battersby, Emerson Beaman, Robert Blackadar, Chalmus Bowden, Thomas Bowes, Robert Bridges, Robert T. Briggs, Henry Britton Jr., James C. Brooks, Raymond Brown, William Brooks, Guy Carpenter, Grace Colby, Charles Croft, James Cullen, Clarence Davis, Allen Downer, Walter Downer, Raymond Eaton, Earl Fairbanks, Harry Fairbanks, Alfred Fitzsimmons, Arthur Gagnon, Paul Gagnon, Charles Harlow, Basil Jelly, David Johnson, Clifford Kent, George McPhail, George McPhail Jr., Ralph Murray, Madeline Nolan, Robert Page, Leroy Partridge, Orin Partridge, Clarence Rogers, Donald Rogers, Earl Rogers, Fred Rogers, Hebert Rogers, Martin Rogers, Willard Rogers, Norris Roges, William Senior, Earl Simon, Karl Simon, Henry Steele, Marcus Steele, Marshall Soury, Robert Vincent, Albert Walker, Charles Waye, Ward Whitney, Amy Will, Roy Wilson, Irving Witham, Orin Woodman and Raymond Woodman.

Anyone who desires to become involved and/or has information about these veterans or their families may contact Evelyn Noyes at e.m.noyes@comcast.net.