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Beauregard Parish Library

Knowledge, Growth, Imagination

Beginning Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 the Beauregard Parish Library will reopen with limited services and hours. See branch hours and service details here. Computer use is limited and by appointment only. Patrons can schedule appointments online here or by calling 337-463-6217 or in-person by asking a library clerk. Appointments are set at 45-minute intervals. No consecutive appointments for 1 person. Thank you for your patience as we work to restore services safely.

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Beauregard Parish Library Summer Reading Program 2020

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Murphy J. Cole

Lest We Forget


Date of Birth: 1891
Place of Birth: Reeves, Louisiana
Date of Death: July 18, 1918
Burial Site: Missing in Action - Tablets of the Missing at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery
Address of Record: Unknown
Spouse: None
Children: None
Parents: Joseph & Denise Cole
Siblings: Herschel Chelette and Theda Thomas
School(s): Unknown
Interests: Unknown

Military Career - World War I

Branch: U. S. Army
Rank: Corporal
Serial Number: Unknown
Decorations: Unknown
Unit: Company H, 23rd Infantry
Battle or Circumstance: He died as the result of a direct hit by an artillery round.
Comments: Memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, France. Cole-Miers Post 3619, Veterans of Foreign Wars, located in DeRidder, Louisiana is named in his memory and that of Cpl. Frank Miers.


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Contact us:
  • Telephone: (337) 463-6217
    or 1-800-524-6239 for areas of Beauregard Parish that are a long distance call
  • Fax: (337) 462-5434
  • Email: help@beau.org
  • Mailing Address:
    Beauregard Parish Library
    205 South Washington Ave.
    DeRidder, LA 70634

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