Friday, November 4, 2016

Honor Roll: Hanover, Virginia, Wayside Park

Hanover County, Virginia, was created in 1719 from the area of New Kent County called St. Paul's Parish. It was named after the Elector of Hanover in Germany because King George I of Great Britan was the elector at the time. The county was developed by planters who moved from the tidewater area who had exhausted the soil there by planting only tobacco.

U.S. Route 301, a major north-south highway before the Interstate system was built runs through the county. Just off Rt. 301 north of Mechanicsville is Hanover Wayside Park, which includes picnic shelters, walking trails, playgrounds, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and the Hanover Veterans Memorial. The memorial honors military veterans killed in hostile action from World War I to the present day.

Hanover Veterans Memorial, Hanover, Virginia; personal collection

World War I

Buchanan, Levy A.
Collins, Robert F.
Duke, William L.
Fleet, William A.
Gallamore, H.
Harper, George T.
Haynes, James A.
Jenkins, Edwin T.
Melton, Lawrence J.
Mills, Guss W.
Satterwhite, Lilbon D.
Wood, S. P.

World War II

Albertson, Dale W.
Ancarrow, Dalton
Anderson, William E., Jr.
Atkinson, Mell V.
Baskett, Ashby
Binnix, John Henry, Jr.
Brooks, Walter H.
Carter, Irvin
Crenshaw, Lawrence
Harris, Herman E.
Harris, John O.
Houck, John P.
Jones, John T.
Kelley, Thomas A.
Luck, Robert W.
Lowry, Curtis A.
Mallory, Joseph C.
Markey, Harry
Maxey, William H.
Mines, Wilbert E.
Morgan, Ernest L.
Nuckels, Norman E.
Palmore, Curtis A.
Parrish, Russell C.
Peyton, Joseph
Pleasants, Karl W.
Quarles, Leroy
Robertson, Durward C.
Smith, Edwards L.
Smith, James A.
Spurlock, George E.
Tate, Irvin S.
Taylor, William I.
Trivillian, Robert P.
Walker, James M.
Warren, M. Smith
Woodson, James H.


Lucas, Marshall R.


Chartier, Raymond A.
Lewis Arthur
Lingle, Joseph M., Jr.
Monaghan, John J.
Starkes, Robert B., Jr.
Taylor, Howard F.
Vassey, George C.
Vencill, Eddie W.
Whitlock, Harry O., Jr.

Defending Freedom

Adcock, Shane T. (2006-Iraq)
Clodfelter, Kenneth E. (2000-Yemen, USS Cole)
Craig, Heathe N. (2006-Afghanistan)
Teal, John R. (2003-Iraq)
Tinnel, Jeremy L. (2007-Iraq)

This post was written as a contribution to the Honor Roll Project, which was created by Heather Wilkinson Rojo, author of Nutfield Genealogy.

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