Colored and White Soldiers of World War I

Colored and White Soldiers of World War I (HM12WK)

Location: Grove Hill, AL 36451 Clarke County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 42.618', W 87° 46.618'

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This is a replica of the original tablet from the 1924 World War I monument located in front of the Clarke County Courthouse. The monument was the first memorial ever erected to honor county war dead. It cost $1,650 and was paid for with donations.

This tablet has historical significance. It is unique in that it shows racial tolerance for the time by honoring Blacks and Whites on the same stone. Tolerant though it may have been, it is a relic of a segregation era and a reminder that all citizens are equal now.

A new tablet was erected in Nov. 2002 and lists all of the deceased servicemen on one side, the names were updated to include those not on the original stone.

Honor Roll
Colored Soldiers
1914 World War 1918

Lonnie Bettis, Claude Chapman, Gus Coats, Robert Coates, James Gibby, Leonard Gilyard, Elmer Kidd, John Moss, Henry Reed, George Reed, Harrison Welch, Henry May, Timothy Portus.

Honor Roll
White Soldiers
1914 World War 1918

John E. Autry, William F. Atchison, Frank B. Brewer, Thomas G. Beck, John Chapman, Joseph W. Coleman, James W. Deas, Alver Friddle, Caley S. Harrell, Thomas G. Hart, John R. Lavender, Walter Luker, Willie J. May, Milton McLeod, Tom Bettis McNider, John W. Oliver, James S. Overstreet, Willis C. Overstreet, Brazil Smith, Fletcher Smith, Ruben Smith, Henry Skinner, Hance F. Stokes, Earl D. Rayborn, Bryant C. Rudder, M.D., Alberta M. Jowers, Nurse.
HM NumberHM12WK
Year Placed2002
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 3:15pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 426380 N 3508587
Decimal Degrees31.71030000, -87.77696667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 42.618', W 87° 46.618'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 42' 37.08" N, 87° 46' 37.08" W
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Area Code(s)251, 334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124-156 N Jackson St, Grove Hill AL 36451, US
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