Gloucester City Residents Honor World War II Dead
Henry Custodia, Church Deacon, WW II Veteran

Gloucester City Has Given 66 Young Men To Our Nation

By Phil Cohen

Gloucester City NJ has given 66 of its Gloucesterc1b young men to our nation since 1917, a huge loss in proportion to the actual population of the town. Gloucester has honored its fallen heroes with a series of monuments on the east side of Broadway in the center of town.

WORLD WAR I

 

DAVID BARNABY, Private, of 521 Hunter Street, Gloucester City, was fatally injured  when he was kicked by a horse over the right eye, near Hausen, Germany, on February 2, 1919. He was a member of Battery F, 76th Field Artillery, in the Army of Occupation, and was sent on a detail for horses to Hausen. On the return Barnaby asked permission to fall out to adjust his saddle. The detail had gone but one hundred yards when Corporal Hayes saw him fall. 521 Hunter Street, Gloucester City.

FREDERICK H. BAYNES 935 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City was killed in action in the Meuse-Argonne offensive on October 9, 1918. He enlisted in the old Third Regiment, National Guard of New jersey, and was sent with the regiment to Camp Edge, Sea Girt, on July 25, 1917, and later transferred to Camp McClellan, Anniston AL. He became a member of Company G, when the regiment was changed to the 114th Infantry. He was the son of Frederick H. and Rebecca Baynes of Gloucester City.   

WILLIAM M. HICKMAN, Private, of 613 Market Street, Gloucester City, was killed in action on September 29, 1918. He was one of twelve volunteers who endeavored to capture a German machine-gun nest in the Argonne Forest. He was shot in the hip and as he fell was shot in the forehead and instantly killed. He was the only one of the twelve to be slain. Private Hickman was a member of Company B, 145th Infantry, and was drafted April 29, 1918 and sent to Camp Lee VA, for training. He arrived in France on June 22, 1918. This young soldier was the son of William C. and Elizabeth Louise Hickman, of Gloucester City.   

AMON LANE

JOHN J. SHELDON, Private, of Gloucester City, died at Syracuse Recruit Camp, Syracuse NY on October 13, 1918, from pneumonia. The young man had been drafted July 29, 1918 and sent to Syracuse, where he had been assigned to Battery A, 126th Field Artillery. He was the son of Louis and Mary Sheldon, and resided at 100 North Broadway, Gloucester City.

TOWNSEND C. YOUNG, Private, of Gloucester City, was killed in action October 12, 1918, north of Verdun when the 29th Division entered the Meuse-Argonne battle. He was a member of Company G, 114th Infantry, and went away from Camden with Third New Jersey National Guard, on July 25, 1917, and was trained at Camp Edge at Sea Girt NJ and Camp McClellan at Anniston AL. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Young, of Gloucester City.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 

ROBERT J. ANDERSON

 
 

PFC

 
 

ARMY

 
 

117th Infantry Regiment
  30th Infantry Division

 
 

JOSEPH A. BARRON

 
 

SF2C

 
 

NAVY

 
 

USS FRANKLIN CV-13

 
 

RALPH E. BATEZEL

 
 

S1C

 
 

NAVY

 
 

USS SKILL

 
 

WILLIAM J. BODDINGHAM

 
 

PFC

 
 

ARMY

 
 

29th Infantry Regiment

 
 

DANIEL G. BOOTH

 
 

AOM2C

 
 

NAVY

 
 

USS Ticonderoga
  Torpedo Bomber Squadron VT-80

 
 

SAMUEL BURNS

 
 

TSGT

 
 

AAF

 
 

 
 

ALDEN P. COCHRAN

 
 

TSGT

 
 

ARMY

 
 

18th Infantry Regiment
  1st Infantry Division

 
 

THOMAS C. COSTELLO

 
 

2LT

 
 

AAF

 
 

553rd   Bomber Squadron
  386th Bomber Group, Medium

 
 

ALBERT CRABTREE

 
 

PVT

 
 

ARMY

 
 

 
 

EDGAR S. CROUTHAMEL

 
 

2LT

 
 

AAF

 
 

8th Air Force

 
 

FRANK DICKINSON

 
 

TEC5

 
 

ARMY

 
 

113th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squad

 
 

JOSEPH DI SANTIS

 
 

S1C

 
 

NAVY

 
 

USS PRINGLE DD-477

 
 

JOHN G. ELLIOT

 
 

SGT

 
 

ARMY

 
 

 
 

FREDERICK GEHRIG

 
 

GM3C

 
 

NAVY

 
 

USS Atlanta

 
 

DAVID GINSBURG

 
 

PVT

 
 

ARMY

 
 

502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment
  101st Airborne Division

 
 

ALBERT S. GODALLA

 
 

PVT

 
 

ARMY

 
 

351st Infantry Regiment
  88th Infantry Division

 
 

JOSEPH HARRISON

 
 

PFC

 
 

ARMY

 
 

Company F
  324th Infantry Regiment
  44th Infantry Division

 
 

ALBERT l. HARVEY

 
 

PFC

 
 

ARMY

 
 

175th Infantry Regiment
  29th Infantry Division

 
 

JOHN J. HEGENER, JR.

 
 

PFC

 
 

ARMY

 
 

38th Infantry Regiment
  2nd Infantry Division

 
 

ALBERT C. HOBBS, JR.

 
 

PVT

 
 

ARMY

 
 

112th Infantry Regiment
  28th Infantry Division

 
 

HAROLD E. HOLLOWAY

 
 

CPL

 
 

ARMY

 
 

 
 

ROSS C. HUNT

 
 

PVT

 
 

ARMY

 
 

 
 

JOSEPH H. JOHNSON

 
 

PFC

 
 

ARMY

 
 

31st Signal Construction Battalion

 
 

THOMAS JOSEPH

 
 

PFC

 
 

ARMY

 
 

143rd Infantry Regiment
  36th Infantry Division

 
 

EDWARD P. KEENAN

 
 

SSGT

 
 

ARMY

 
 

121st Infantry Regiment
  8th Infantry Division

 
 

JOSEPH C. KOBBY

 
 

PFC

 
 

USMC

 
 

81st Marine Division

 
 

GERALD LYONS

 
 

PFC

 
 

ARMY

 
 

116th Infantry Regiment
  29th Infantry Division

 
 

JACK  B. MCDERMOTT

 
 

S1C

 
 

NAVY

 
 

 
 

PAUL MAILLEY

 
 

2LT

 
 

AAF

 
 

23rd Photographic   Squadron
  S5th Reconnaissance Group

 
 

JAMES L. MYLES, JR.

 
 

1LT

 
 

ARMY

 
 

Air Transport Command

 
 

FRANCIS NEWCOME

 
 

PFC

 
 

ARMY

 
 

Headquarters Company
  3rd Battalion
  407th Infantry Regiment
  102nd Infantry Division

 
 

ALBERT L. PARKER

 
 

PVT

 
 

USMC

 
 

2nd Marine Division

 
 

JOHN R. PLETKIN

 
 

PVT

 
 

ARMY

 
 

 
 

EDWARD T. RODGERS

 
 

TEC5

 
 

ARMY

 
 

322ND ENGINEER BN

 
 

JOSEPH A. SCHEURICH

 
 

PVT

 
 

ARMY

 
 

48th Infantry Battalion
  7th Armored Division

 
 

THOMAS M. SHERIDAN

 
 

TEC5

 
 

ARMY

 
 

 
 

HYMAN SMALL

 
 

TSGT

 
 

ARMY

 
 

175th Infantry Regiment
  29th Infantry Division

 
 

WILLIAM J. SPENCER

 
 

WT2C

 
 

NAVY

 
 

USS PRINCETON

 
 

WALTER W. SPRINGER, JR.

 
 

SSGT

 
 

AAF

 
 

330th Bomber Squadron
  93rd Bomber Group, Heavy

 
 

JOHN. J STAINKER

 
 

SSGT

 
 

AAF

 
 

328th Bomber Squadron
  93rd Bomber Group, Heavy

 
 

JAMES STINSMAN

 
 

SSGT

 
 

AAF

 
 

535th Bomber Squadron
  381st Bomber Group, Heavy

 
 

WALTER E. STUHL

 
 

TSGT

 
 

AAF

 
 

 
 

FRED WALKER

 
 

MM1C

 
 

NAVY

 
 

 
 

WALTER WALKER

 
 

PVT

 
 

AA

 
 

611th School Squadron

 
 

JOSEPH H. WESSEL

 
 

SGT

 
 

ARMY

 
 

60th Infantry Regiment
  9th Infantry Division

 
 

JAMES W. WILKIE

 
 

TEC5

 
 

ARMY

 
 

 
 

WILLIAM T. WILLIAMS

 
 

1LT

 
 

AAF

 
 

447th Bomber Squadron
  321st Bomber Group, Medium

 
 

WALTER R. WILLIAMSON

 
 

PFC

 
 

ARMY

 
 

16th Infantry Regiment
 
1st Infantry Division

 

 

KOREA

C. RICHARD EPPLEMAN PFC MARINES Company C, 1st Battalion,
1st Marines, 1st Marine Division
 10/11/1930 9/30/1951 FRANK E. SULLIVAN SGT ARMY 223rd Infantry Regiment
40th Infantry Division
 1930 12/23/1952

VIETNAM

HARRY G. BRANNON SGT ARMY 5/9/1936 8/15/1966 CHRISTOPHER M. DANIELS SGT ARMY 12/18/1948 2/3/1968 WILLIAM B. HAMACHER PFC MARINES 7/11/1949 5/22/1968 WILLIAM F. RIDGE CPL ARMY 10/11/1949 8/24/1969 JOHN J. RODGERS PFC MARINES 5.25.1947 1/15/1967 RONALD J. BATES CPL MARINES 11/4/1949 7/31/1969 WAYNE A. COLANTUONO SP4 ARMY 11/22/1946 10/20/1967 PAUL J. FLAHERTY PFC ARMY 10/17/1948 1/7/169 MICHAEL A. WALTERS PFC ARMY 1/11/1947 5/11/1969

 

Source Gloucester City War Memorial (see photos)

 

 

 

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