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  • Monument Name

    WWI Memorial, Winston-Salem

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War I

  • City

    Winston-Salem

  • County

    Forsyth

  • Description

    This plaque of copper or bronze, aged and oxidized to green over the years, sits mounted to a low granite pylon. The granite pylon has a slightly scalloped top, and a flagpole, most likely part of the original commemoration, sits just behind the marker. Listing the names of those fallen, the plaque commemorates the men from Forsyth County who died during World War I.

    Images: Plaque

  • Inscription

    1917 – 1918 / IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF / THE FORSYTH COUNTY MEN / WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / IN THE WORLD WAR /
    Clinton A. Anderson / William M. Bazemore / Jim Bennett / Clyde Bolling / Frank J. Brewer / Isaac L. Brown / Sam Chambers / James R. Cook / Horace B. Connelly / James Cottingham / Herbert Crighton / Samuel Crews / Germie Crutchfield / Wade R. Davis / John Sidney Doty / John G. B. Duvall / Addison Eddings / Ben C. Elliott / Ben C. Ellis / Will Farris / Bud Gentry / Rex Graham / William Theodore Gray / John W. Griffith / William Graham Harper / James Harris / Charles L. Hastings / Walter R. Hill / Alonzo Holly / James Hooper / Alonzo Howie / Clifton Irey / Clark Johnson / Clyde Dalton Johnson / William B. Johnson / Sid Vestal Kapp / Cecil F. King / Lendo S. Kinney / Charles Frederick Lane / Reid Alexander Lyons / William E.Macy / Ernest F. Martin / Joe Henry McDaniel / Asa McWhirter / Arthur Mickey / Ballard Miller / Ernest R. Morgan / Jesse O'Mara / Alonza G. Pack / Carl Clark Paff / Charles R. Pegg / William Pegram / Eugene Rachel / Grant Wellington Rector / Rudy M. Reid / John T. Ring / Paul E. Shore / Morris Lawson Slaughter / Walter P. Smith / Albert N. Spaugh / George W. Spears / Paul Evans Sprinkle / Robert G. Tate / Herbert S. Turrentine / Trossy Gorrell Wall / Ernest L. Wilkinson / Robert Caldwell Williamson / Walter R. Wilson / John Willis Young /
    THIS MEMORIAL ERECTED MAY 30, 1921 / BY / THE WOMEN’S CLUB OF WINSTON-SALEM / AND / THE CLYDE BOLLING POST N255 AMERICAN LEGION

  • Dedication Date

    May 30, 1921

  • Decade

    1920s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.097880 , -80.244640 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Forsyth County WWI Memorial," Markeroni.com, (accessed December 29, 2013) Link

      "The Forsyth County Men Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice In The World War 1917-1918," Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina, The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed January 10, 2014) Link

      National Park Service. "Forsyth County Courthouse," National Register of Historic Places Program, (accessed December 29, 2013) Link

      United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service. National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, Forsyth County Courthouse [Winston-Salem, NC]. (accessed December 29, 2013) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite marker, copper or bronze plaque

  • Sponsors

    The Women’s Club of Winston-Salem; The Clyde Bolling Post N255 American Legion.

  • Subject Notes

    The monument was dedicated in 1921 to memorialize the men from Forysth County recently lost during World War I.

  • Location

    The monument is located on the grounds of the historic Forsyth County Courthouse. It sits at the southwestern corner of the building, at the intersection of North Liberty and West 3rd Streets.

  • Landscape

    The monument sits on a small strip of grass flanked by trees and shrubs.

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