World War I
Webster residents service during the first world war.
During and after "The Great War", the Webster newspaper and the American Legion (Cottreall-Warner Post 942) documented the service histories of Webster residents. Webster veterans and their families wrote letters describing their enlistment and duty information. The letters are hand written and vary in length from small scraps of paper to multiple pages. Photos of some veterans were also included. After the war this information was compiled into service records by the town of Webster and the American legion. In 1928 a 12-page list was produced from those service records.
These letters photos and records were stored at the Webster historical society until 2011 when, as part of his eagle project, Ilya Boehly organized the information and scanned the photos. This website provides access to all of that information. We hope you find this useful and interesting. This site contains:
- A database containing 200 names of Webster residents that served in the war. The information for each veteran varies depending upon availability. Grave site information was obtained from the websites of the local cemeteries.
- Handwritten letters describing service history.
- Photos of veterans
- Records from Town of Webster
- Records from the American Legion
Below and in the following pages are the records of individual soldiers. Higher resolution versions of the electronic scans are available at the Webster Historical Society.