- Item 54857 - World War I Monument, Fairfield, ca. 1935
- Contributed by L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes
- Item 54857
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In July 1923 excavation began for a field stone monument on the south bank of Martin Stream at Good Will-Hinckley. The World War I Monument was dedicated on May 30, 1925. It featured bronze tablets with inscribed names and an overhead marble plate bearing 13 bronze stars, one for each soldier from Good Will that was killed in the war.Show Details
During the dedication ceremony water from the Marne River in France was cast upon the monument. G. W. Hinckley’s war-time letters from Good Will Boys, including those from his daughter Faith and son Ed Ben, were enclosed in a copper box and placed in a crypt behind the south tablet.