World War I Victory Celebration
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Article from the Milford Daily News, November 12, 1918.

World War I Honor Roll. that once stood next to the Town Hall.

    Note that the honor roll above is a list of former students who attended Hopedale
    High School; not a complete list of Hopedale residents who served in the war.

    The photo above shows the Town Hall in 1919, decorated for a
    welcome home banquet for the veterans. The picture appeared
    in the Hopedale Town Report for 1919. The Honor Roll can be
    seen at the right of the building. Below, also from the 1919
    Town Report, is a photo of the tables set up for the welcome
    home banquet, a message from the Welcome Home
    Committee, and a list of those who served during the war.

    The article above is from the January 31 issue of the Milford Gazette. The names Paul Harris and
    Raymond Piper aren't on it because they died later. Those who died after the war but had gone into the
    service during the war are included as war casualties. The name Augustus C. Kennedy is a new one
    to me. Here he is on this list of war dead, (gold star) but his name isn't  on the memorial at the
    cemetery. His name is on the town website list for World War I, but without an asterisk denoting those
    who died. I suppose he might have been reported killed and later found to have survived. Something
    like that happened to Charles Stewart during World War II, but if that was the case with Kennedy, you'd
    think by the end of January 1919 they'd know he had survived. I've looked through the lists of residents
    at the Bancroft Library from 1916 through 1924. His name doesn't appear on any of them. Also, the
    town report for 1917 lists all residents in the armed services and Kennedy isn't on that list either.
    Perhaps he lived in town briefly, at the time of his enlistment. As far as being killed is concerned, I think
    that was a mistake made when the article was written. It mentions the gold star by his name, but there
    isn't one. His name is at the bottom of the second panel.

Medal mentioned in the article above.