ABOUT

LEGION POST #10

493 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ft. Washington, PA 19034

Following World War I, a group of veterans met at the rectory of St. Thomas Church in Fort Washington, PA. The old “Auger Mill” became the home of the American Legion Post in 1930. They applied to the state headquarters for a temporary chapter under the name of Whitemarsh Post and were given the designation of American Legion Post No.10. They later decided to adopt the name William Boulton Dixon Post No. 10 to honor a late local hero of World War I, William Boulton Dixon.

William Boulton Dixon was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Princeton University in 1915. He enlisted at the outbreak of the war and was commissioned a first lieutenant. Dixon was killed by a direct hit of a German field gun near Thiaucourt, France on October 17,1918. William’s brother, Fitz Eugene Dixon married Eleanor Widener There is a rich history related to Post #10 with the Dixon, Boulton and Widener families.

Today, Post #10 is active and open seven days a week serving all veterans and social members. Please stop by and consider joining—all are welcome. Email us at: Amlegionpost10@comcast.net or call us:(215) 646-9895 or for membership, guest and rental information. The Bar hours are Saturday 12-8, Sunday 1–8, and Monday–Friday 3–8. 

We look forward to seeing you

 

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