World War I and the Mystic, Connecticut Area
Object ID:
Stinson Collection
James Henry Holmes Coogan (21y)* photo crop, from the group photo (1990.001.1384) of World War I volunteers, at J.E.F. Brown's Livery Stable, Mystic, CT, b&w print, World War I, 1917. (This was likely taken on Wednesday, July 25th, the day of the parade and initial send-off.)

Note 1: Perhaps he enlisted and didn't pass the intake physical? He is not on the Honor Roll board, the 1928 Monument, or in the 1941 CT SR. He may have been in the Home Guard, and the roster will need to be checked.

*Note 2: This may actually be Herbert Leroy Candage (20y), 5'7", 160 pounds, which matches the rather slight "Henry Coogan". (According to his draft registration, the real Henry Coogan was tall.)
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Coogan or Candage, 1917, WWICoogan or Candage, 1917, WWI