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  • Monument Name

    WWI Doughboy Statue, Goldsboro

  • Type

    Common Soldier Statue

  • Subjects

    World War I

  • Creator

    W. H. Mullins Company, Foundry

  • City

    Goldsboro

  • County

    Wayne

  • Description

    Atop a marble base stands a bronze figure of a WWI doughboy striding up a rock. The soldier has his gun and bayonet at the ready. He wears a helmet and boots and appears ready for battle.

  • Inscription

    Front: ERECTED BY MEMBERS OF COMPANY E 119TH / INFANTRY—GOLDSBORO RIFLES IN MEMORY OF / THEIR COMRADES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE / WORLD WAR / G. L. BLACKBORO / GOLDSBORO, N.C. / [LIST OF NAMES]

    On the east side of the base is a list of names and an unsigned Founder’s mark.

  • Custodian

    Wayne County

  • Dedication Date

    The statue may have been erected sometime in the 1920s to 1930s.

  • Decade

    1920s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.382070 , -77.994220 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "WWI Doughboy," Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museum, (accessed February 13, 2011) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze statue, marble base

  • Sponsors

    Company E, 119th Infantry (the Goldsboro Rifles)

  • Location

    The monument is positioned directly in front of the Wayne County Superior Court, looking north-northeast, away from the courthouse toward E. Walnut Street.

  • Landscape

    The Wayne County Superior Court is located in the middle of Goldsboro.

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