|Hollis Memorial Post - Veterans of Foreign Wars|
Memorial Stones on the Town Common, Memorial Park and the Hollis-Brookline High School.
Hollis has a proud heritage of providing for our nation's freedom. The "War of the Rebellion" found many of Hollis' citizens sacrificing their lives for our country. The large granite monument on our town common was built in 1872 and memorializes our soldiers who died in the Revolution and the War of 1812.
Remember the ultimate sacrifice given by James Fisk, Jeremiah Shattuck, Nathan Blood, Jacob Boynton, Thomas Colburn, Isaac Hobart, Phineas Nevins, Peter Poor, Thomas Wheat, Ebenezer Youngman, Caleb Eastman, Josiah Blood, Minot Farmer, William Nevins, Ezra Proctor, Isaac Shattuck, Samuel Leeman Jr., Ebenzer Cummings, Lebbeus Wheeler, John Conroy, Daniel Blood, Francis G Powers, William Lovejoy and Isaac Hardy.
The John W Worcester Post of the Grand Old Army was organized April 1, 1875. The officers of the post were Captain John A Coburn (Commander), Francis Lovejoy (Senior Vice Commander), Charles H Worcester (Junior Vice Commander) and Daniel W Hayden (Adjutant).
The Hollis town meeting of March 1872 raised funds for the erection of the large monument on the East side of the common, facing town hall, which lists those who died in the Civil War between 1861 and 1865. We give a special thanks to 1st Lt. John H Worcester, 1st Lt. Charles H Farley, Corp. Webster D Colburn, Corp. Norman R Howe, Corp. John W Hayden, Henry Ball, John P Bills, Joseph E Buss, Charles H Fletcher, Harvey M Hall, Johathan B Hobart, Perley J Jewett, James WD Jones, Hiram R Kendall, Joseph Thurstin Patch, John C Smith, Sylvester T Wheeler, and Nathanial H Wright.
Again, in World War One Hollis sent young men to answer the call. A plaque on the front wall of our town Library until 2004 when it was moved to Memorial park lists Theodore H Guething, Victor J Nartoff and Elwyn S Wheeler who gave their lives in that war and we remember them today.
It wasn't long before Hollis was called on again to send its young men to fight in World War Two and we remember them with a large stone in Memorial Park. A maple tree and bronze plaque for each of our 8 sons were planted and remained there for over 50 years. In 2004 these plaques were placed around the memorial stone which helps us remember Earl F. Bamford, Warren F Bartram, Albert A Charret, Frances R Dudley, Elliot R Lund, Donald C Petry, Grosvenor W Rice and David Rood who gave their lives for our freedom.
Many from Hollis again rose to the need and sent fighting men and women to Korea and Vietnam during those devastating times. Armand Deschenes gave his life in Korea and is memorialized on the Korea/Vietnam Memorial also in Memorial Park.
Hollis lost a son in Lebanon in 1983 when Staff Sergeant Allen Soifert lost his life in combat. We honor Alanís sacrifice with a memorial plaque under the flag pole at our High School.
Hollis continues to send itís men and women into combat wherever they are needed. We all remember that; many gave some, but some gave all.
Hollis Lost many sons to war!
|Surname||Given Name||Date of Death||Yr of Death||Place of Death|
|Blood||Nathan||June 17||1775||Bunker Hill|
|Boynton||Jacob||June 17||1775||Bunker Hill|
|Colburn||Thomas||June 17||1775||Bunker Hill|
|Fisk||James||May 29||1775||Cambridge, Mass|
|Hobard||Isaac||June 17||1775||Bunker Hill|
|Nevins||Phineas||June 17||1775||Bunker Hill|
|Poor||Peter||June 17||1775||Bunker Hill|
|Shattuck||Jeremiah||May 29||1775||Cambridge, Mass|
|Wheat||Thomas||June 17||1775||Bunker Hill|
|Youngman||Ebenezer||June 17||1775||Bunker Hill|
|Ball||Henry||June 26||1862||Beaufort, S.C.|
|Colburn||Daniel W||February 28||1862||Hollis|
|Fletcher||Charles H||August 10||1862||Beaufort, S.C.|
|Hayden||John W||February 8||1862||New York City|
|Howe||Norman R||August 15||1862||Beaufort, S.C.|
|Jones||James W D||October 26||1862||Camp Kearney, La|
|Wright||Nathaniel H||November 27||1862||St Augustine, Fl|
|Bills||John P||July 18||1863||Fort Wagner|
|Hobart||Jonathan B||August 23||1863||Morris Island, S.C.|
|Jewett||Perley J||December 3||1863||Morris Island, S.C.|
|Patch||Joseph T||July 18||1863||Nashua, NH|
|Smith||John C||August 10||1863||Hollis, NH|
|Worcester||John W||July 26||1863||Fort Wagner|
|Buss||Joseph||October 13||1864||Fort Munroe, Va|
|Farley||Charles H||February 20||1864||Olustee, Fl|
|Hall||Harvey M||September 1||1864||Washington, DC|
|Kendall||Hiram R||November 3||1864||Natchez, Ms|
|Conant||Andrew H||October 10||1865||Natchez, Ms|