Utah DAR Monuments & Markers Series Part II: World War I Doughboy Monument

In the 1920s, a World War I Doughboy Monument was sculpted by Gilbert P. Risvold and placed on the balcony of the American Legion Post on 24th Street in downtown Ogden City.

In 1947, the monument was moved to the Ogden City Cemetery. After years of wear and damage from vandals, the Weber County Heritage Foundation took on the project of restoring the monument.

The Golden Spike Chapter, NSDAR of Ogden, Utah sponsored an NSDAR Historic Preservation Grant in 2016 to help with the cost of the restoration. A grant was awarded for $8,450.00.

In 2017, the monument was removed from the cemetery and restored by the Adonis Bronze Company. A new granite faced dais was also completed with “In Flander’s Fields” by John McCae on the front of the base.

On the back, donors’ names are inscribed with the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Golden Spike Chapter as the second and third inscriptions. The monument sits in a prominent location in the cemetery on Gold Star Drive.

The graves of Veterans radiate out from the statue. The Doughboy Monument was rededicated on November 11, 2018. The Monument is overseen by the Golden Spike Chapter in Ogden, Utah.