World War I Soldier (Bowman) - Weldon Spring, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 42.146 W 090° 42.602
15S E 699131 N 4286245
Quick Description: You may not of heard of him, but he was the very last man (U.S.) killed in World War I
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2021 4:58:40 AM
Waymark Code: WM155VX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 5

Long Description:

County of monument: St. Charles County
Location of monument: MO 94, Thomas Howell Cemetery, W. of Weldon Spring
Monument erected: 1921

This art work is the statue of a World War I soldier, standing at attention, with his ".03" rifle at his side. He is wearing a overseas cap, not a helmet, and has his leggings on. As if standing for inspection.

The text on his gravestone is:

Archie M. Bowman
Born April 23, 1894
Died of Wounds Received
While Serving in the
U.S. Army in France
Nov. 17, 1918
Body Brought Back
April 10, 1921

He Gave His All
For Democracy

I found and old photo in historic archives of this tombstone with a note on the back.
Note in ink on back of photo reads: Monument on grave of Archie Bowman on Howell Cemetery near Howell, St. Charles County. He was born April 23 - 1874. - Died of wounds received in service in U.S. Army in France Nov. 17 - 1918. His body brought back April 10 - 1921. He gave his all for democracy.

"* Archie Bowman, the last man killed in World War I. A statue of him has been erected in the Thomas Howell Cemetery on Highway 94." ~

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