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Bates County Doughboy Memorial


The Bates County Doughboy Statue was erected in 1927 as a memorial to veterans of WWI.  It is somewhat unique considering it is made from stone, and does not follow the typical motif of “The Spirit of the American Doughboy” statue originally created by E.M. Viquesney, which was cast in large numbers and can be seen in many towns and counties across the United States. The statue stands at attention, ready to receive orders, where other doughboy statues, including Viquesney’s, depict the soldiers in action poses, or a more relaxed candid pose. 

Contribute to Mapping Monuments and Memorials in Missouri

We need your help. If you live in, or frequently travel through the state of Missouri, and come across, or know of a monument or memorial to WWI service members, please contact us and tell us where we can find it. We will then send one of our staff to take photographs and gather needed information.

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You can also take the photographs yourself and submit them to us (no cell phones please). Please submit your information by clicking on the submit link below. We look forward to seeing what you find!