Honor Roll Project: Norwalk, CT – World War I (part 5)

In recognition of those who have served our country in the military, Heather Wilkinson Rojo of the Nutfield Genealogy blog started the Honor Roll Project. It’s an opportunity to publicly document the names on military memorials around the world, thus making them easily searchable on the internet for people who are looking for them!

WWI Memorial on the Norwalk Green. Author’s collection.

This is a continuation of the names on the World War I memorial on the green in Norwalk, CT (previous posts are here, here, here and here). Below is the fifth panel and its transcription.

World War I Memorial. Norwalk, CT. Author’s collection.

1917 – THE WORLD WAR – 1919

IRELAND WILLIAM D. KATZ ELIAS KUNZE JOHN A. JR. LOCKHART JOSEPH MARRON HUGH P.
IRVINE RICHARD H. KEARNEY JAMES EDWARD KURIMAI GABRIAL LOCKWOOD ALAN E. MARTIN FRANCIS R.
IRVING JOHN L. KEELER ANSON F. KUSLIK JOSEPH LOCKWOOD FRANK R. MARTINEZ BENICNO
ISRAEL CHARLES KEELER BENJAMIN A. KVANCZ JOHN LOCKWOOD MANICE DEF. JR. MARUCA JOSEPH
ISRAEL MURRAY J. KEISLER GEORGE A. LOMBARD ANTHONY MASI JAMES V. JR.
KEISLER HARRY W. LOMBARDI JAMES JR. MASTROBERARDINO M.
KELLEY ARTHUR G.

L

LONCHAK ALEXANDER MATHEIS CHARLES L.

J

KELLEY JAMES MERRITT LAMB ROBERT T. LOUDEN ARTHUR JOSEPH MATHER WILLIAM F.
JACKSON OLIVER RAY KELLEY JAMES W. LANDERS FREEMAN LOUDEN CLARENCE A. MATHEWSON GEORGE T.
JACKSON WILLIAM S. KELLEY JOHN E. LANE ARTHUR B. LOUDON ALLEN W. MATTHEWS JOHN J.
JAMES GEORGE L. KELLEY JOHN L. JR. LANE GEORGE L. LOUDON CHARLES H. MAY JOHN FREDERICK
JAMES RUSSELL KELLY THOMAS PATRICK LANE HENRY M. LOUDON IRWIN MAYER HARRY S.
JARVIS GEORGE KELLY WINTON F. LANE HERBERT F. LUCAS CHRIS JOHN MAZZONE SALVATORE
JARVIS HARVEY KELMKYWITCH GEORGE LATHAM GEORGE W. LUMPP BENJAMIN MCALLISTER EDWARD C.
JASSIL JOHN KEMP WILLIAM B. LATHAM HARRY NELSON LYDEN HENRY MCCANN CHRISTOPHER S.
JENNINGS CLIFFORD N. KENNEDY WILLIAM B. LAWRENCE PAUL LYDEN J. JOSEPH MCCARTHY CHARLES D.
JENNINGS FRED S. KENNEY CHARLES B. LAWSON FRANK JOSEPH LYDEN MARTIN A. MCCARTHY CLARENCE F.
JENNINGS JAMES W. KENT JAMES S. LAYDEN ERNEST J. LYDEN THOMAS M. MCCARTHY EDMUND J.
JENSEN FRANK L. KENT JOHN J. LAYDEN JOHN E. LYNCH CLARENCE H. MCCARTHY WALTER
JESSUP LOUDEN KEOGH JOHN J. LEE JOHN JAMES LYNCH JAMES MCCARTHY WILLIAM F.
JOHNSON ARCHIE B. KEREKES STEPHEN J. LEFFERSON WILLIAM E. LYNCH JOHN J. MCDONALD THOMAS J.
JOHNSON CHARLES KIGGINS IRA H. LEGG FRANK A. LYONS JOSEPH MCELFISH RUSSELL C.
JOHNSON ERNEST W. KINDILIEN EDWARD J. LEGG WILLIAM RALPH LYONS MICHAEL J. MCGANN WILLIAM J.
JOHNSON FRANCIS S. KISKA LOUIS J. LEHOTSKY JULIUS D. MCGARRIE JOHN J.
JOHNSON JOHN B. KLEIN FREDERICK J. LEMAIRE LOUIS A. JR. MCGLONE THOMAS
JOHNSON LEONARD A. KLEIN WILLIAM J. LENGYEL JAMES J.

M

MCGLONE WILLIAM J.
JOHNSON OSCAR A. KLIPPEL CHARLES LENT ARTHUR F. MACE CHARLES MCGOWAN EDWARD B.
JOHNSON OSCAR E. KNAPP ERNEST E. LEONARD JAMES P. MACKAY JOSEPH MCGRATH MATHEW
JOHNSON WALTER J. KNIFFEN OTIS A. LEPIRA ANTONIO MACY RALPH MCGUIRK FRANK J.
JOHNSON WESLEY C. KOCHER JACOB P. LEPPERT CHARLES L. MAESTICIANI RALPH MCILHONEY JAMES E.
JONES JESSE KOCHER KARL H. LETIZIO JOSEPH M. MAGNER CLETUS MCLAUGHLIN LEWIS JOHN
JOSEM JACOB EDWARD KOENIG ADAM LEUR HENRY MAHON JAMES E. MCLAUGHLIN THOMAS
JOST JOSEPH ANTHONY KOENIG CARL LEWIS HENRY HUNT MALVASO ANTHONY MCLELLAN HAROLD F.
JOYCE FRANCIS J. KONTAGIANNIS LOUIS A. LEXEN EUGENE E. MANEK JOHN P. MCMAHON EDWARD M.
JULESON JOSEPH KOPSCO MICHAEL L’HOMMEDIEU EARLE B. MANOS WILLIAM MCMAHON FRANK V.
JUVENAL ANTHONY B. KRIMBILL ANDREW C. LIBNER ISADORE MANSFIELD CHARLES MCMAHON JAMES M.
JUVENAL WILLIAM W. KRUSCH WILLIAM T. LIBNER JACOB MANSFIELD CLIFFORD MCMAHON JOHN F. JR.
KUBAN DAVID ANTHONY LIBNER JOSEPH MANSFIELD HAMILTON D. MCNERNEY WILLIAM J.
KUBAN JOHN LICARI VITO L. MANZI RALPH MCNIVEN WILLIAM A.

K

KUCH C. FRED JR. LIGHT FREEMAN MANZI SALVATORE MCQUILLAN VINCENT J.
KANE JOHN KUCH EDWARD J. LIST JOHN MARINO JOSEPH A. MCREDMOND WILLIAM H.
KAPLAN ALEXANDER KUHN LOUIS LITTLEJOHN CRAIG MARRON ANTHONY J. MCSALLY EDWARD JOSEPH

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Honor Roll Project: Norwalk, CT – World War I (part 4)

In recognition of those who have served our country in the military, Heather Wilkinson Rojo of the Nutfield Genealogy blog started the Honor Roll Project. It’s an opportunity to publicly document the names on military memorials around the world, thus making them easily searchable on the internet for people who are looking for them!

WWI Memorial on the Norwalk Green. Author’s collection.

This is a continuation of the names on the World War I memorial on the green in Norwalk, CT (previous posts are here, here and here).  Below is the fourth panel and its transcription.

World War I Memorial. Norwalk, CT. Author’s collection.

1917 – THE WORLD WAR – 1919

FERGUSON LESTER R. FRIZZELL DUNCAN B. GOLDSTEIN FREDERICK HALLOREN JULIUS T. HICKEY WILLIAM T. JR.
FERGUSTON THEODORE FRIZZELL JOHN REEVES GORHAM WILLIAM N. HAMILTON ALBERT M. HIGHT FLETCHER
FERGUSON TREMONT H. FROST RUSSELL JR. GORHAM JOHN A. HAMILTON EDWARD W. HILL CHARLES L.
FERRINO LOUIS FUDGE HARRY C. GORMLEY LESTER F. HAMMOND BRADLEY B. HINCK NATHAN
FERRIS BENTLEY B. FULE JAMES GOTTLIEB LEO HANKS HAROLD S. HINES HUGH JR.
FERRIS VICTOR W. GOTTLIEB MORRIS HANKS WILLIAM J. HINSON HAROLD E.
FINCH RUSSELL W. GOULD EDGAR F. HANLON JOHN HIPSON CARYL B.
FINNEGAN EDWARD W. G GOULDEN ALLYN S. HANLON WILLIAM F. HIPSON HARRY H.
FIORE JAMES GABRIEL ANDREW GRACE FRANK J. HANNA HAROLD W. HOGOFIAN AVADIS
FISHER JOHN GAGE CLINTON H. GRAY ARTHUR S. HANNON JOHN PATRICK HOLLAND HENRY
FITCH HERBERT GAGER WARREN B. GRAY CHARLES LOUIS HARRIS ALFRED HOPSON CHARLES
FITELSON JACOB GALBO CALOGERO GRAY DONALD A. HARRIS ISRAEL HORAN EDWIN W.
FITZGERALD JOHN JAMES GALL DANIEL GRAY HORACE M. HARRIS LOUIS F. HORAN RICHARD J.
FITZGERALD JOSEPH M. GALLA FRANCESCON GRAY JOSEPH A. JR. HARRIS RICHARD T. HORAN THOMAS P.
FITZGERALD LEONARD GALLAGHER ANTHONY R. GRAY LOUIS S. HART PRESTON M. HORAN WILLIAM F.
FLAHERTY THOMAS F. GALLAGHER JAMES J. GREENBERG ARCHIE L. HARTY CHARLES A. HOTALING RAYMOND
FLOOD HOWARD GALYAS JOHN GREENWALD THEODORE F. HASLIN JOSEPH E. HOWARD GEORGE H.
FLYNN HARRY J. GAMBLE MINER L. GREENWOOD HAROLD A. HATCH FRANK D. HOWLEY THOMAS E.
FLYNN WALTON W. GANUN HARRY H. GREENWOOD LE GRAND HAUGH HARRY M. HOYT ARTHUR C.
FODOR ANDREW J. GARFIELD ARTHUR F. GREGORY M. GLOVER HAUGH JOHN DENNIS HOYT ELTON M.
FORBUSH BELDEN C. GARFIELD EARL B. GREGORY PERCIVAL R. HAVILAND CHARLES B. HUBBELL CLINTON C.
FORCELLINO DOMINIC GARFIELD JAMES F. GRIALTIERI FRANK HAVLICEK CHARLES A. HUBBELL WILLIAM H.
FOREIT JACK GATES HARRY GRIFFIN LOUIS HAWKINS RUSSELL S. HUDSON THOMAS H.
FOREN ALFRED EUGENE GATES IRA E. GRIFFIN VERNON F. HAYES EDWARD HUGHES ALBERT C.
FORIZ JOHN GAVIN JAMES F. GROESCHNER WILLIAM R. HAYES EDWARD T. HUGHES EDWARD C.
FORSYTHE GEORGE W. GAY FRANK GRUMBLY PATRICK A. HAYES JAMES H. HUGHES ELLIS
FOSTER CHARLES GEFFINO FRANK GRUMMAN LEWIS HAZLETT ROBERT HUGHES LESTER W.
FOSTER LEONARD J. GEORGE FRANCIS W. GUARNIERI JOHN J. HEALY JOSEPH HUGHEY ROBERT H.
FOSTER WALTER H. GEORGE ROBERT H. GUIDER JOHN VINCENT HEITZ PAUL HULL WILLIAM HENRY JR.
FOX JESSE S. GIANGUZZO CALOGERO GUILES HAROLD HELLANT JACOB HUNT DAVID
FOX WILLIAM A. GILBERT FRANK W. GUMBART EDWARD HUGO HELLANT LOUIS HUNT JOHN WILLIAM
FRANCARILLA ORAZIO GILBERT JOHN CLIFFORD GUMBART WILLIAM E. HEMMONE WILBUR W. HUNTINGTON ARTHUR F.
FRANCES WILLIAM G. GILBERT LELAND F. GUNTHER JOHN L. HENDRICKS EDWARD E. HUSSEY EDWARD H.
FRATINO JOSEPH GILCHRIST JAMES C. GUTHRIE CHESTER J. HENNESSY FREDERICK T. HYATT ELMER
FRATINO PATRICK GILLETTE WILLIAM B. HENRY MARTIN L. HYATT HARRY TRACEY
FRATTO FRANK GILMORE WALTER T. HENSON FREDERICK T. HYDE JOHN C.
FREDERICKS JAMES GLADSTONE WILLIAM C. H HERMON ALBERT HYLER BENJAMIN W.
FREUDENTHAL WALTER GLASSER DAVID HAASE EDWARD E. HERRING HERBERT W. HYNAN WILLIAM F.
FRIEDLANDER ROBERT GLEASON DANIEL H. HAIN OTTO HERTZ BENJAMIN H.
FRIEND JOHN JOSEPH GLEASON PHILIP R. HALACY DANIEL S. HERTZ JOSEPH
FRIEND MATTHEW F. GOLDSCHMIDT CHARLES HALACY JOHN JOSEPH HEVESSEY MICHAEL I
FRIZZELL CHARLES R. GOLDSCHMIDT SAMUEL HALL RUSSELL HICKEY THOMAS J. IRELAND HENRY J.

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Honor Roll Project: Norwalk, CT – World War I (part 3)

In recognition of those who have served our country in the military, Heather Wilkinson Rojo of the Nutfield Genealogy blog started the Honor Roll Project. It’s an opportunity to publicly document the names on military memorials around the world, thus making them easily searchable on the internet for people who are looking for them!

WWI Memorial on the Norwalk Green. Author’s collection.

This is a continuation of the names on the World War I memorial on the green in Norwalk, CT (previous posts are here and here). Below is the third panel and its transcription.

World War I Memorial, Norwalk, CT. Author’s collection.

1917 – THE WORLD WAR – 1919

CALLAHAN WILLIAM J. CIFATTE LOUIS CORTRIGHT RUSSELL C. DECKER WALTER I. DWYER LEWIS A.
CAMPBELL DAVID P. CINQUE OSCAR COUCH WILLIAM N. DE DONATO ANTHONY
CAMPBELL FRED DONALD CIOPPA VITO D. COURT CHARLES H. DEEGAN WILLIAM H.
CAMPBELL HUGH P. JR. CIZARNOWSKI DEMETHRI COVINO HARRY

DEERING CHRISTOPHER

E

CAMPBELL IRVING F. CLAPP ARTHUR COWING WALTER C. DE FOREST C. ELLIOTT EADE WILLIAM M.
CAMPBELL RALPH V. CLARK ARTHUR W. COYLE HARRY O. DEILUS ROBERG EARLE HARRY W.
CANEVARI ALPHONSO CLARK THEODORE H. CRAIG ISHAM JR. DE LEAS JOHN EASON WALTER F.
CANFIELD CHARLES R. CLARKE CHARLES LYON CRAM GEORGE E. M.D. DE MARCO ANGELO EDMOND EARLE L.
CANFIELD SAMUEL D. CLARKIN JOHN CRAMPTON BERNARD L. DE MARTINO JOSEPH EISERMANN EMIL O.
CANFIELD WILLIAM K. CLAYTON WILLIAM CRAWFORD BERTRAM A. DEMPSEY JOHN J. EISERMANN PAUL O.
CANTONI ANTHONY CLEVERLY JOHN B. CREAGH JAMES M. DENGLER FREDERICK L. ELLIOTT STEWART H.
CANTONI ANTONIO CLOSE LELAND M. CREAGH JOHN T. DENICOLA JOHN F. ELY CLIFFORD S.
CAPONE BENJAMIN CLOUGH FREDERICK C. CREAMER LEONARD C. DENNIS CHARLE E. EMERSON ARTHUR C.
CARIER FRED C. COBURN HARRIE C. CREIGHTON GEORGE W. DENTON GEORG R. EMRO BURTON E.
CARIONE ANTONIO COFFIN FLOYD W. CROAL RAYMOND DE SANZA CHARLES A. ENGLISH JOSEPH R.
CARRELL CHARLES E. COGSWELL CHARLES B. CROAL WILLIAM F. DEVINE CHARLES E. ETHERIDGE HOWARD M.
CARROLL GEORGE E. COHEN ABRAHAM D. CRONIN JERRY W. DEVINE ROBERT EULA MARTE A.
CARROLL JAMES J. COHEN HARRY CROZIER JAMES R. DIBBLE HORTON EUVARD WILLIAM C.
CARROLL WILLIAM J. COLE LESTER G. CUDDY CORNELIUS DIKEMAN ROBERT G. EVANSWALTER OWEN
CASE RALPH COLE WILLIAM H. CULLEN FREDERICK M. DILWORTH GEORGE W. EVANSKI HARRY
CASTAGNIA LUIGI COLEBURN ARTHUR M.D. DURATELLA ORAZIO DISBROW JOHN O. EVERETT WILLIAM W.
CASTLEDINE JOHN COLEBURN KENNETH M. CUTBILL ALFRED B. DISBROW LIVINGSTON
CATTERALL ELMER A. COLEMAN EARLE J. CUTLER FRED B. DI SESA JOHN J.
CATTERALL THOMAS COLEMAN EDWARD DIXON THOMAS

F

CAVALLIARO FRANCESCO COLEY ARTHUR E. DOKUS SEPHEN FAHAN JOHN EDWARD
CAVANAUGH JAMES A. COLLINGS HERBERT

D

DOMINICK MICHAEL FAHAN WILLIAM JOSEPH
CAVANAUGH JOSPEH A. COLLINS GEORGE DAGGY RICHARD S. DONNELY THOMAS FALCONE ANTHONY
CHAMBERS HAROLD COLLINS GEORGE V. DAGON JAMES E. DORSEY JOHN J. FALLO PASQUALE
CHANTOS ANDREW COLLINS LEO M. CALTON BENJAMIN W. DORSO NICOLO FANT LESLIE L.
CHANTOS ARTHUR COLLINS LEROY A. DAMATO FRANK DOULENS HOMER E. FARRELL DANIEL J.
CHANTOS STEPHEN COLLINS THOMAS DANIELS WILLIAM E. JR. DOWNES LEROY DONNELLY FARRELL FRANK E.
CHAPPA HAMES COMSTOCK HAMILTON L. DANN RALPH E. DRINKWATER THOMAS FARRELL JOHN J.
CHARIOTT RALPH COMSTOCK RALPH DANN VICTOR H. DUESBURG FRED FARRELL LESTER J.
CHASE MODESTO CONNOLLY JAMES E. DARDEN NATHANIEL DUFFY JAMES W. FARRELL WILLIAM L.
CHATTERTON FRANK JR. COOK EDWARD J. DARLING EDWARD G. DUFFY JOHN H. FARRINGTON EDWARD
CHICHESTER HARRY M. COOKE HUGH J. DATTALO WILLIAM DUFFY WILLIAM F. FARRINGTON FREDERICK M.
CHOMOTINSKY LOUIS COOKE WILLIAM A. DAVIS HARRY B. DUGAN ANTHONY J. FARRINGTON NEDMAN G.
CHRISTIANO NICHOLAS COOMBS WILLIAM H. DAVIS SAMUEL L. DUGAN FREDERICK FATIVO JOSEPH
CHRISTIANO PETRO COPLEY CHARLES J. DAY C. RUSSELL DUGAN WILLIAM M. FAY FRANK
CHURCH WILLIAM HOYT CORCORAN EDWARD J. DE BOER SETH DUNBAR JESSE T. FELTER ALFRED W.
CIACCIA GUISEPPE CORCORAN FRANCIS W. DECKER J. DELANO DUNLOP HERBERT J. FENNELL WILLIAM H.
CICALA MICHAEL CORCORAN JOSEPH M. DECKER LEWIS H. DWYER JOHN T. FERENTIQUE RAFELLO

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Honor Roll Project: Norwalk, CT – World War I (part 2)

In recognition of those who have served our country in the military, Heather Wilkinson Rojo of the Nutfield Genealogy blog started the Honor Roll Project. It’s an opportunity to publicly document the names on military memorials around the world, thus making them easily searchable on the internet for people who are looking for them!

WWI Memorial on the Norwalk Green. Author’s collection.

This is a continuation of the names on the World War I memorial on the green in Norwalk, CT. Below is the second panel and its transcription. You’ll note that the first group of names are women!

Second panel of WWI memorial. Author’s collection.

1917 – THE WORLD WAR – 1919

 

BALL HAZEL J. ANDERSON EINAR BARRETT FRANCIS J. BETTS DANIEL ALLEN BROWN ROBERT E.
BETTS MARY BISSELL ANDERSON FRED BARRY JOHN J. BISHOP W. FRANKLIN JR. BROWNE GORDON W.
CALLAHAN MARY G. ANDERSON HAROLD E. BARRY THOMAS E. BLACKMAN J. WILBUR BRUNDAGE EVERETT W.
CAVANAUGH MAE E. ANDERSON HOWARD S. BARRY WILLIAM J. BLAKE GUY F. BRUNDAGE RALPH W.
COLLINS MARY J. ANDRESSINI FRANCESCO BARTLIFF FREDERICK L. BLASCK BENJAMIN BRUNJES GEORGE R.
CROCKETT MARION ANDREWS WILLIAM H. BARTO EARL B. BLAUVELT WALTER BUCKLEY CLIFFORD H.
DOWNES EDITH ANDRULICS GEORGE BATES GORDON BLOOM HAROLD A. BUCKLEY FRED W.
GRAY ETHEL LOUISE ARENA ANTHONY BATES HARVEY R. BLUNT JOSEPH BUCKLEY JAY S.
HAND MOLLY ARMATO FRANK BATES PERCY W. BOBROWSKY JOSEPH BUCKLEY JOHN
HIPSON ANNA TRANT ARNOLD CHARLES BATES RALPH BOOTH ARTHUR JOSEPH BUNDONIS JOHN
MACKENZIE ALICE ARNOLD JOHN BATTERSON ALBERT H. BOOTH RUBEN THOMAS BUONO LAWRENCE
MILLER ANNA ARTELL SAMUEL BAYLISS WILLIAM BORST ELBRIDGE L. BURGESS WILLIAM E.
MILLS GLADYS ASHBEY FRED P. BEACH ROWLAND M. BORST HENRY J. BURNES FRANCIS J.
ROBERTS GRACE ASHE A. ALEXANDER BEATTY JOHN T. BOSSING THEODORE L. BURNES MATTHEW E.
RUMMLER JOSEPHINE ALICE ASHWELL JOSEPH A. BECKER ARTHUR H. BOTTONE LORENZO BURNS SARSFIELD
VAN COVERING JEANNETTE ASHWORTH CHARLES BECKER FREDERICK V. JR. BOUTON ARTHUR I. BURNS WILLIAM JOHN
WELD MARGARET M. AUMACK HARRY BECKETT HARRY BOUTON CHARLES A. BURR HORACE G.
A AXON ERNEST BEDELL CLARENCE L. BOWKER JOHN POWELL JR. BURR JOHN GOULD
ABBOTT CHARLES E. JR. B BEDIENT CHARLES E. BOWMAN WILLIAM E. BURT CHARLES W.
ACKERLY WALLACE C. BABIN PROVOST BEEBE WILLIAM

BEERS AUGUSTUS H.

BOYLE CLARENCE E. BUSCH WILLIAM J.
ACQUINO FREDERICK J. BAILWITZ EARL G. BEERS JAMES LLOYD BRACKEN LYMAN G. BUTLER FRANK J.
ADAMS LEWIS H. JR. BAKER EARLE E. BEERS MILTON C. BRADLEY JOHN E. BUTTERY CHESTER W.
AHEARN WILLIAM JAMES BAKER HOWARD D. BEESKOW ALBERT F. BRAMLEY FRED HAROLD BUZZARD ARTHUR R.
AIKEN GEORGE E. BALDWIN HERBERT E. BEESKOW ALFRED BREDICE MICHAEL H. BUZZARD CHARLES
AIKEN JOHN H. BALDWIN STANLEY H. BEESLEY JAMES H. BREISLER ALFRED J. BYINGTON CHARLES
AKOS JOHN BALESTRIERE GLACOMO BELL CLAYTON M. BRENNAN ALBERT D. BYINGTON FLOYD I.
AKOS WILLIAM BALLARD ISAAC BELT A. PARKER BRENNAN EDWARD J. BYINGTON RUSSELL I.
AKSTIN ANTHONY BANINGOSA JOSEPH BENEDICT ELMER R. BRENNAN ERNEST J. BYRNES JOHN T.
ALEXANDER SAMUEL BANKS LESLIE J. BENEDICT HOWARD M. BRENNAN EUGENE I. BYRNES THOMAS FRANCIS
ALGARA FRANCIS A. BANKS WILLIAM J. BENEDICT SEELEY L. BRITTO ALBERT F. BYXBEE ALFRED A.
ALLEN JOHN L. BANYAI STEPHEN BENELISHA ARCHIBALD BRITTO HAROLD F. BYXBEE EDWARD R.
ALLEN VINCENT BANYARD JOSEPH BENELISHA WALLACE BRITTO HARRY BYXBEE MORRIS F.
ALLINGTON WILLIAM H. JR. BARBOUR GEORGE W. BENJAMIN WILLIAM E. BRITTO VINCENT A. C
AMBLER ARTHUR W. BARDOS DANIEL BENNETT CHARLES H. BROADWAY ELWOOD CAHILL JOHN A.
AMBLER TRACEY B. BARDOS JOSEPH BENNEWITZ CHARLES BROPHY EDWARD CALLAHAN JAMES F.
AMUNDSEN CHARLES J. BARDOS STEPHEN BENNEWITZ CHRISTIAN BROTHERTON JOSEPH F. CALLAHAN JEREMIAH J.
AMUNDSEN CLIFFORD A. BARHAM JOSEPH T. BENTON HARRY STACEY BROTHERTON THEODORE I. CALLAHAN JOHN
AMUNDSEN GUSTAVE A. BARKER ANDREW BERNARD EDMUND J. BROWER WILLIAM E. CALLAHAN JOHN J.
AMUNDSEN OSCAR L. BARKER HARRY DELVIN BERNARD PRESTON N. BROWN GEORGE E. CALLAHAN LAWRENCE
ANDERSON ALFRED L. BARNARY GEORGE BETTS ARTHUR S. BROWN GEORGE W. CALLAHAN WILLIAM C.

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Third Great Uncle Edward Stanley Lipsett

Edward Stanley Lipsett (who went by “Stanley”) was born on July 24, 1859, Clam Harbour, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. He was the firstborn child of Robert Bruce Lipsett and Christina McMaster. Like his younger brother Robert, he started out as a member of the Church of England, then became a Methodist sometime around his marriage.

When Stanley immigrated to Massachusetts between 1881 – 1883, he was a fisherman. Like so many fisherman, he ended up in Gloucester, Essex County, MA. There he married Caroline (“Carrie”) Eliza O’Brien, another native of Guysborough County (who also happens to be my third great-aunt) on December 29, 1883 in Gloucester.

The Lipsetts immigrated back to Manchester, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia most likely during 1884. Stanley’s occupation eventually became a sea captain, but I suspect he was still involved in the fishing industry. By 1911, however, he became a farmer and even had a stint as an undertaker at least in 1926.

Stanley and Carrie had two sons: Robert Bruce, born January 13, 1885 and Ralph Stanley, born March 16, 1892. Ralph’s life was cut short during World War I. On September 19, 1918, he killed in action during the Battle of Cambrai in France. Records show that his body was interred at what looks to be Marcoing Line British Cemetery, now known as Cantimpre Canadian Cemetery (Plot 1, Row F, Grave 12) in Sailly, France. There is also a memorial at Manchester Cemetery, dedicated to Ralph and other Manchester boys who lost their lives in the Great War.

Stanley’s son Robert went on to give him his only descendant. In 1921 Robert married Marion Sidney Worth in Saskatchewan, Canada. They immigrated to Massachusetts and on May 20, 1928, granddaughter Margaret Carolyn Lipsett (known as Carolyn) was born in Salem, Essex County, MA. I want to make note of Marion and Carolyn especially, since I had known them as a girl. Carolyn (having moved back to Salem around 1949) was especially close to my grandmother Eugenie, who was her second cousin.

Eugenie (Atwell) Pleau and Carolyn Lipsett.  Author's collection.

Eugenie (Atwell) Pleau and Carolyn Lipsett. Author’s collection.

n 1931 Robert’s family moved back to Nova Scotia to Dartmouth in Halifax County. I’m sure Robert and Marion were on hand as Stanley and Carrie were aging. In 1934, both Stanley and Carrie passed away. Carrie died on April 20 of coronary thrombosis, and Stanley died just six days later of prostate cancer. Stanley, Carrie, Robert (who died in 1960) and Marion (who died in 1974) are all buried in Manchester Cemetery. Carolyn died in 2008, never having gotten married or had children.

Military Appreciation: Great-Uncle Thomas Francis Atwell II

My paternal grandmother’s brother, Thomas Francis Atwell II, was only fifteen years old and living in Lynn, MA when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Like many Americans, he must have been shocked and outraged at this occurrence. Having a father in the Navy in nearby Boston Harbor, I am sure he heard of the goings-on in the shipyard as the country prepared for war. From what I’ve read, one could enlist in the Navy at age sixteen if he had his parent’s consent. Young Thomas must have received their consent the following year, for on September 21, 1942 he enlisted in the Navy in Boston.

USS Cony. Courtesy U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Cony. Courtesy U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command

Training must have been quick and efficient. Thomas was assigned to the USS Cony, a Fletcher-class destroyer, upon its commissioning on October 30, 1942 in Boston. He was a Seaman, First Class, among many young sailors under the command of Lieutenant Commander Harry D. Johnson. I have to wonder what my great-grandfather must have thought, seeing his son following in his footsteps.

The USS Cony left the East Coast and headed for the Pacific. It took part in troop escort and patrolling duties and saw plenty of action, including the March 6, 1943 bombardment of Vila-Stanmore on Kolombangara Island and support for the landings on Vella Lavella that August. It continued with transport and battle support, particularly on October 27 during the Battle of Treasury Islands. The Cony shot down twelve enemy planes, but not without receiving two hits on her main deck, killing eight and injuring ten. The ship had to be hauled for emergency repairs and underwent an overhaul back in the states.

USS Wren. Courtesy U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Wren. Courtesy U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command

Thomas was listed on the Cony’s muster rolls until January 15, 1944 at the latest. He even may have been still on the Cony after its relaunch in late March 1944, patrolling for Japanese barges and submarines. In any case, on May 20, 1944, he was aboard another destroyer for its commissioning in Seattle, WA: the USS Wren, commanded by Commander Edwin A. McDonald. The ship was involved in training exercises in San Diego, and then it was off to the northern Pacific for patrolling and providing escort work. As the Allies chipped away at the Japanese territory in the Pacific, they were inching toward Japan itself. The Wren was involved in several bombardments in the Kuril Islands, just south of the Soviet Union’s Eastern shore, between November 1944 and March 1945. By March 31, Thomas reached the rank of 3rd class Petty Officer as a Ship’s Serviceman (Laundryman). (Ship’s servicemen manage and operate these kinds of service activities aboard the ship.)

The Wren made its way to the southern Pacific, moving from Hawaii, to the Caroline Islands. Finally, in mid-May 1945 the Wren joined the action in the battle of Okinawa, performing submarine patrols and antiaircraft watch. Although under attack, the Wren came out the victor against at least four Japanese attacks. (Side note: although the Wren is not mentioned, I highly recommend Jeff Shaara’s historical novel, The Final Storm, about the battle of Okinawa.) After success in this battle, the Wren headed toward the Philippines and joined other ships in supporting aerial attacks on Japan. The end was near.

Finally, the Allies entered into Japanese waters. The Wren was among those who entered Tokyo Bay on August 26, just twenty days after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The Allies began their occupation, and on September 2, Japan formally surrendered in a ceremony on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay; the Wren was present for this historic occasion, but left later that day. It would later visit Iwo Jima and Eniewtok.

USS Tucson. Courtesy U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Tucson. Courtesy U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command

Although the war was over, Thomas’ time in the Navy was not. By September 14, 1945, he rose to the rank of 2nd Class Petty Officer (still a Ship’s Serviceman) and was transferred to the USS Tucson, an Atlantic-class light cruiser. At the time, the Tucson was in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington State in the midst of a three-month overhaul. I’m not sure what Thomas did there (clean uniforms? train his replacement?), or how long he was there exactly. The last muster roll he was on was dated November 1, but showed some sort of activity in San Francisco on October 5. (By this time, the rolls were typed up with all sorts of codes that I haven’t been able to decipher yet.)

The closest thing to a personal story I have on Thomas’ time in the Navy is being told that he did suffer an injury during the war, which involved shrapnel in his back and contributed to him being in a wheelchair much later in life. Perhaps he incurred this injury on the Cony during the Battle of the Treasury Islands.

Military Appreciation: Great Grandfather Thomas Francis Atwell I

From my great-grandfather’s obituary, I know that Thomas Francis Atwell I enlisted in the Navy in 1909 at age 18. Born and raised in Providence, RI, It seems that he went straight to the US Naval Training Station in nearby Newport. He is listed there in the 1910 census as an apprentice.

Thomas F. Atwell prior to 1917.  Source:  unknown Providence, RI newspaper.

Thomas F. Atwell prior to 1917. Source: unknown Providence, RI newspaper.

By the time the United States entered World War I in April 1917, Thomas was a Boatswain’s Mate, First Class. From what I can gather, boatswain’s mates were in charge of the external parts of the ships: the deck, the rigging, boats, external equipment and organizing the other members of the crew in using these items. (To me, it seems that one must have a lot of attention to detail and organization skills in this job.)

In May of 1917, Thomas was part of gun crew/armed guard (commanded by Chief Turret Captain William J. Clark) on the SS Silver Shell, a commercial steamship owned by Shell Oil Company. The ship departed New York and was headed to Marseilles, France. According the the Official U.S. Bulletin, In the early afternoon of May 30 in the Mediterranean Sea, a German “submarine was first seen at about 7,000 yards. She had a 6-inch gun forward and another aft. She flew no flag. Upon sight of the submarine the steamer hoisted the American flag and waited about 10 minutes. As the submarine approached the steamer fired. The submarine responded. The steamer kept a speed that would permit the submarine to come within range. Then followed a fight lasting for an hour and a half. the submarine came to a distance of about 2,300 yards. By that time the submarine had fired 35 shots and the steamer 25. The last shot of the steamer apparently struck the submarine, which raised clear out of the water and stood stern end up for a few seconds. Then she disappeared.” The Silver Shell was able to complete her journey to Marseilles.

Being the first American crew to sink a German U-boat, this story made newspapers all over the country. The incident lead to the U.S. policy of arming merchant vessels to protect themselves as they carried cargo to the Allies.

SS Silver Shell in 1915.  Courtesy:  Dept. of the Navy, Naval Historical Center.

SS Silver Shell in 1915. Courtesy: Dept. of the Navy, Naval Historical Center.

I don’t know how the rest of my great-grandfather’s time went during the war, but by 1920 Thomas achieved the rank of Chief Boatswain’s Mate, the highest rank he could attain as an enlisted man. He retained this title for the rest of his naval career. The census of January 20, 1920 found him on the USS Utah at sea. He was not on the Utah for long, because in June he married my great-grandmother, Eva Christina Lipsett in Salem, MA.

The 1920s knit the Atwells together. Their two children were born at this time (Eugenie in 1924 and Thomas II in 1926). Perhaps that led to Thomas obtaining a commission closer to home. On the April 7, 1930 Census, he was stationed in Boston harbor on the USS Southery. By the late 1930s, he no longer seemed to be navy, but worked as a superintendent in an office building.

Like many Americans, Thomas must have seen the writing on the wall as World War II progressed in Europe and Asia. It was inevitable that the United States would eventually join the war, so Thomas re-entered the Navy in October 1941, working as a Chief Boatswain’s Mate at the Boston Navy Yard, where he would remain for the rest of the war. With so many ships coming and going, I am certain his many years of experience helped the operations run smoothly.

Finally in 1947, Thomas retired from the Navy. He moved permanently into civilian life, working for many years and having plenty of time for retirement. He passed away on January 16, 1988 and received a military funeral. Like his wife Eva, he was buried at Pine Grove Cemetery.