Rumford, Maine, is a western Maine town nestled in the mountain foothills. The region has always demonstrated their patriotism by sending their youth into battle since the Revolutionary War. In response to the sacrifice of our local service personnel the town has erected several war memorials. The photo is that of a WWI memorial listing 549 WWI veterans. The memorial stands proudly on the auditorium stage of our historic Town Hall.
Approximately 130 Rumford soldiers served in the Company B, 103rd U.S. Infantry, 26th Division, American Expeditionary Force in France.
The memorial identifies 32 casualties who gave their all.