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Gloucester City Residents Honor World War II Dead

SOURCE: Camden Courier Post, October 27, 1947


The Gloucester City service honoring war dead from that city was held at the World War II Memorial, Broadway and Monmouth Streets, at 2 p.m. It was preceded by a parade in which members of Townsend C. Young Post 3620 VFW; American Legion Post, 135, and their respective auxiliaries participated.

The parade formed in two sections at opposite ends of Broadway and converged on the memorial. The VFW section was led by the St. Mary's Junior Guild band, while the American legion contingent was led by the Gloucester City High School band.



Mayor Rea opened the service with an address of welcome. He expressed sympathy on behalf of the city to bereaved relatives of the heroes and praised those who served in the armed forces.

The invocation was asked by the Rev. Loriot D. Bozarth Jr., pastor of the First Baptist Church, The Rev. Alexander P. Kearney, pastor of First Methodist Church, offered special prayers, while the sermon was preached by the Rev. Edward. L. Lucitt, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church. Rabbi Israel E. Turner, of Congregation Ahey Zadek, pronounced the benediction.

Names of the 50 heroes were called by Henry Smith, Legion Post commander, as the bells of St Mary's Church, 150 feet away tolled. A bugler sounded taps and the services were concluded with the massed bands playing the "Star Spangled Banner."




Names of the heroes are: Robert J. Anderson, Joseph A. Barron, Ralph E. Batezel, Daniel Booth, Samuel j. Burns, William Boddingham, Alden P. Cochran, Albert Crabtree, Thomas Costello, Edgar S. Crouthamel, Frank Dickinson, Joseph Di Santis, John G. Elliott.


Also Frederick Gehrig, David Ginsburg, Albert S. Godalla, Joseph Harrison, Albert Harvey, John J. Hegener Jr., Albert Hobbs, Harold E. Holloway, Ross C. Hunt, Joseph H. Hohnsojn, Edward Keenan, Thomas Joseph.


Also Joseph C. Kobby, Gerald Lyons, Jack B. McDermott, Paul Mailley, Frank H. Mooney, James L. Myles, Jr., Francis Newcome, Albert Parker, John Pletkin, Edward T. Rogers, Joseph A. Scheurick, Thomas M. Sheridan, Hyman Small, William J. Spencer, Frederick Spiese.


Also John Stainker, James Stinsman, Paul Springer, Walter E. Stuhl, Walter Walker, William Walker, Joseph H. Wessel, James W. Wilkie, William Williams, Walter R. Williamson.