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Corporal Charles F Brust

Charles Brust enlisted in 71st New York Infantry shortly after the United States declared war on Imperial Germany in World War I.

Corporal Charles F Brust was killed in combat on 30 August 1918. Charles was buried in Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery, Belgium,

Source: Western Front Association


Origins of Brust Park

Brust Park, located in the Fieldston neighborhood of Riverdale, has a long history dating back to the late 19th century.

The land was originally condemned by the City on December 30, 1882 to create a new public park. For many decades it remained without an official name.

That changed on March 29, 1940 when Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia dedicated the park as Brust Square, honoring the sacrifice of Corporal Charles Brust. Brust was a soldier who lost his life in combat during World War I.

In 1997, Commissioner Stern updated the name to Brust Park, which it remains known as today.

Source: New York City Parks

Metal Plate resembling a manhole cover says "Brust Park. City of New York. William Grace, Mayor. Smith E. Lane, Commissioner. 1882. Edward I. Koch, Mayorl. Henry J. Stern, Commissionaler. 1987. Parks & Recreation."
Madallion In Lower Brust Park
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