This Honor Roll is dedicated to all of the men and women through the ages who answered the call to serve our country. Whether that service was performed in time of war or in peacetime, we salute those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, as well as those who gave a portion of their lives to stand ready to defend the freedom of our country. We cannot repay them for their service, but we can acknowledge it by paying tribute to their role in our country's security.
All names on the Honor Roll are listed below, by section.
The following lists are arranged by war and post war-time periods. Many veterans are listed by high school graduation dates and may have served in the next time period or may have performed their service in other assignments than the war indicated. Sources for the names were the Upper Moreland High School Honor Roll, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3612, American Legion Post 308, the records of Boy Scout Troop 354 Alumni and direct responses from veterans or their families.
Names taken from the Ambler Gazette and published in the Hatboro Spirit of May 9, 1896. Names originally taken from the roster of Pennsylvania soldiers in the Revolution compiled by Dr. William H. Egle, state librarian, and John Linn of Harrisburg.
The Fourth Battalion, Philadelphia County Militia were enlisted from the townships of Moreland, Horsham, Upper Dublin, Gwynedd and Montgomery. These companies saw service at Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown and other operations in the campaign of 1776 and 1777. Fifth Company, Fourth Battalion, Captain David Marples; recruited in Horsham:
The following men from Montgomery County, having gone to New Jersey to volunteer, served in Company A, First New Jersey Cavalry. Those names with an asterisk are names familiar to the Upper Moreland area. It is not intended to exclude others on the list who might have lived here. (Source: Everts & Peck, 1884)
John R. Bechtel, E3, U.S. Army, 1916-1917; U.S. Navy, 1917-1920
Upper Moreland names not on the 1940 Honor Roll
Residents not inducted from Upper Moreland
(Deceased, no service information)
David R.V. Austin, Staff Sgt., U.S. Air Force, 27th
Tac. Fighter Sqd., 1st Ftr. Wing, 1981-1992
SSgt. Viktors Felkers, U.S. Marines Special Forces, Gulf War, Panama, Kosovo; 1987 Pres.
John R. Hagstrom, IV
Dominic J. McGlade, U.S. Navy
Thomas M. McGlade, U.S. Air Force