The Memorial Military Museum offers a commemoration of War time life artifacts, including that of the World War I Battle of Seicheprey. The battle was the Baptism of fire for Bristol’s own Company D, 102nd Infantry, 26th “Yankee” Division. Eight Bristol men were killed in action, the largest loss of life in a single battle in the military history of Bristol.
The public is invited to stop in and see the pieces of history including uniforms, weapons, letters, photographs and captured German military items. Of special interest is a series of correspondence from Historical Society member Bob Kelly. Kelly’s uncle, William O’Sullivan, was reported as killed in action but actually survived the Battle, a fact which his family was informed of months later. This, and other fascinating tales await you at this honorable nod to Bristol’s history.