MISSOURI - SOLDIERS OF THE GREAT WAR
W. M. Haulser F. G. Howe
A. C. Doyle
Soldiers Record Publishing Association: Washington, D.
The copyright date is 1920 held by the publishing company.
HE purpose of this work is to present a
record, complete and accurate, of the American soldiers who lost their lives
in Europe in the World War.
Before the Armistice was signed, which ended hostilities, the writer, then
in training camp, was impressed with the importance and value of such a
record as would permanently embody the sacrifices of the men who gave all
for the cause of freedom on the battlefields of France and other fronts of
the great conflict. The plan of the work was outlined and details for
assembling the photographs and collecting other data for these volumes were
worked out. The plan was made known to Mr. F. G. Howe, then engaged in
war work in Washington, and to Mr. A. C. Doyle, who was in training camp.
An association was formed to assemble the data, compile and publish the
work. Mr. Howe immediately began to collecting of materials and was
later joined by Mr. Doyle. To them is due in large measure the success
of launching the undertaking.
We soon learned that it would be impossible to obtain the photographs of all
the soldiers who died in the great war. Many left no photographs, the
relatives of many others were reluctant to part with the picture they had,
and in some cases conditions were met most unfavorable to the enterprise,
but with an abiding faith in the value of this record to the relatives and
friends of the departed soldiers, and to the public as a historical record,
the association continued its labors with an increasing degree of success.
The collection of materials continued for a period of over one year, during
which time they were made ready for publication.
In all cases the best photograph available, in many instances and of the
world. We cannot add luster to their memory. We have only sought
to keep bright in this permanent form the memory of their noble sacrifice.
It is our earnest desire that these volumes shall be a constant reminder of
the precious price paid by brave men in a national crisis for liberty.
May the citizenship of this Republic be inspired with as lofty ideals in the
perpetuation of American institutions as were these men in defending them!
W. M. HAULSEE
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Click below to search for soldier's surname, who died
during the Great War (WWI):
As you see there is a column for the original
index page and picture page.
After finding your person in the index above, come back and click below to see originals.
If you have a picture of one of these soldiers, send it to me. I will
Some other links for WW I:
Stars and Strips:
From February 8, 1918, to June 13, 1919, by order of General John J.
Pershing, the United States Army published a newspaper for its forces in
France, The Stars and Stripes. This online collection, presented by
the Serial and Government Publications Division of the Library of Congress,
includes the complete seventy-one-week run of the newspaper's World War I
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