In Honor of Private Alfred R. Griffin – 35th Company, 157th Depot Brigade
Died in Service Camp Gordan (sp.), Ga.
May 15, 1894 – Sept. 27, 1918
Camp Gordon is misspelled on this one. Also, I don’t know whether Private Griffin was an actual Bronze Star recipient or if this was just a form of patriotic memorial. At any rate it’s an interesting reminder of the sacrifices made by South Georgians in World War I.
10 September 1902 – 18 November 1917
Wainright, who was barely 15 years old, was killed in action serving with Company G of the 1st Georgia Infantry. Until the advent of modern record-keeping, it was common practice for young men to exaggerate their ages on enlistment forms.
“The Doughboy” statue was designed by Ernest Moore Viquesney in 1920; the impetus for the monument was the death of about 25 Berrien County men during the collision of the Otranto with the Kashmir off the Isle of Islay in 1918.