We will not forget.
The 23 Brunswick County men who gave their lives in World War I
Soldiers on our WWI Wall of Honor who gave their lives
|Killed in Action:
||Died of Accident:
|CPL Russell Kellogg Bourne
||PVT James Hemphill
|SGT Richard J. Dennis
|PFC Louis “Lolly” B. Doerr
||Died of Wounds:
|Mech Dona J. Dugal
||PVT Edward Clarkson Bonnell
|PFC Wilmer H. Eicke
|PVT Ben W. O. Hildebrandt
||Died of Disease:
|PFC Robert Anthony Strzempek
||PFC Vito Copola
||PVT Carl F. Greene
The Brunswick County World War I Monument
“Dedicated to the men and women from Brunswick County, NC
who served their country during World War I
with Honor, Courage, and Commitment”
Center photo courtesy of Christine Urick
The 1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range is 105 years old today.
MAY 20TH 1918
Date on south wall
On January 21, 1918, the United States War Department proposed the construction of a rifle range adjacent to Fort Caswell, NC, for small arms training of soldiers “in view of the immediate necessity for instruction of men destined for over-seas duty” in World War I.
Continue reading and view the documents in the History section of the website.
Thank you to those who have joined us in saving this relic of the United States’ involvement in World War I!
On Veterans Day in 2018, the Brunswick County World War I Monument was dedicated at the site of the 1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range, a nationally designated World War I Centennial Memorial. The Roll Call began that day to honor the 718 men and one nurse from Brunswick County who served in World War I.
Five years have passed since the Roll Call began, the completion delayed by the pandemic.
On April 4, 2023, the mission of honoring all WWI veterans from Brunswick County was completed with the calling of the final group of names.
View the Brunswick County WWI Veteran Roll of Honor to discover the date each veteran was honored during a ceremony at the Fort Caswell Rifle Range.
To view more details about the veterans, view the complete Brunswick County WWI Veteran list.
Stay tuned for more information about the completed mission.
Photo above: Veteran Fred “Stan” Stanley reading the Roll Call on Veterans Day 2019. His grandfather, WWI Veteran Robert Bollie Stanley, was the only WWI POW from Brunswick County. His family was honored during the 2019 ceremony.
Photo courtesy of Phyllis Wilson.