World War I service flag

Contributed by Freeport Historical Society

Description

This red flag with a central white rectangle has two stars, indicating that two sons were serving in World War I. The flag was flown by Mr. and Mrs. John Stowell of Freeport, Maine. The blue star is for their son Raymond, 103rd Infantry Med. Dept. The blue star with the gold overlay is for their son John Arthur, Musician 3rd class, 103rd Inf., who was killed in action in France, June 16, 1918.

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About This Item

  • Title: World War I service flag
  • Creation Date: circa 1918
  • Subject Date: circa 1918
  • Location: Freeport, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Linen, cotton
  • Collection: Stowell family papers, Coll. 7
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Freeport Historical Society
45 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 865-3170
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