Caldwell World War I Memorial Plaques (NJ)

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Title

Caldwell World War I Memorial Plaques (NJ)

Description

Caldwell's World War I Memorial comprises two plaques flanking the entrance to the borough's public library. The plaques list the names alphabetically of 157 men from Caldwell who served in the war, including five who died in service (denoted by a star -- that of Charles E. Phelps is missing). The dedication date is unknown.

Inscription:
IN HONOR OF
THE MEN OF CALDWELL
WHO AT THE CALL OF THEIR COUNTRY ENTERED THE SERVICE
TO FIGHT IN THE WAR FOR WORLD-WIDE LIBERTY
1917-1919

/names listed alphabetically in four columns on each plaque (plaque 1: A-K, 80 names; plaque 2: L-Z, 77 names)/

At the bottom:

*THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES

THESE TABLETS ARE ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF CALDWELL

Location

268 Bloomfield Avenue

Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey

Contributing Institution

Keith Muchowski