Gulfport World War I Memorial Cenotaph – Mississippi Mondays May 25, 2020

There is a World War I Memorial in my hometown. I thought it was a fitting Memorial Day Mississippi Mondays post. It’s not too far from another place I mentioned about 2 months ago – Closing of Triplett-Day Pharmacy will be the end of an era — Mississippi Business Journal. Triplett-Day Pharmacy is one block north of the old main Post Office which is where this memorial is next to. The memorial is in the median on the north side of the post office. I also mentioned this memorial a while back when talking about the USS CyclopsShipwreck Website.

Alfred Alleman was on the USS Cyclops when it went missing. There’s an update on the Cyclops https://wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?136972. There was a story years ago that a diver over North Carolina saw a sunken ship off North Carolina’s shore. He didn’t recognize it, but when shown photos, he identified the Cyclops as the ship he saw. He had a rough area of where the ship was located, but the search teams couldn’t find it. The latest update was in March 2020 on the Wrecksite.eu link above. From the note left on the link, a bottle was found in 1922 that indicated the ship had been captured by a U-boat who ordered the crew aboard the U-boat. This appears to be a different note from an earlier note – https://thefacts.com/article_ae9ed1b8-a9e2-5b7a-b67d-b01f4349a780.html. I don’t know what’s true about the disappearance of the ship, but with new discoveries being made on a somewhat regular basis, it’s only a matter of time before the ship is found. It has a distinctive shape.

Here’s the Find-A-Grave link: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2388814/gulfport-world-war-i-memorial. The cenotaph has 7 names on it:

These were the names of those with a Gulfport connection who died during World War I.

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About ICT Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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