PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALBERT HENRY WALLER; U.S. ARMY

February 19, 1895 (Blades, Delaware) – June 9, 1918; 23 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 276 Myrtle Avenue, Bridgeport; mother Edith Waller lived at 30 Monroe Street, South Norwalk; also lived at 23 Day Street, South Norwalk (1910 census)
Entered the service May 15, 1917
Serial number 155950
FIRST ENGINEERS, COMPANY F

Worked as a machine hand prior to service. Died from wounds suffered after being bombed while building a pontoon bridge.

From newspaper (unknown) article dated July 1, 1918

ANOTHER GOLD STAR IN SERVICE FLAG

Another gold star was added to Norwalk’s service flag Saturday when a telegram was received announcing that Private Arthur Waller, aged 22 years, of 30 Monroe Street, had made the supreme sacrifice.
Waller was well-known locally, having been employed at the Remington Arms in Bridgeport prior to his enlistment at the outbreak of the war. He was among the first American soldiers to go to France, and has been engaged in active warfare for some time. He was seriously wounded in action on June 3, and his death was the result of the wounds inflicted.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Waller, formerly of 30 Monroe Street, but who have since removed to 53 West 3rd Street, Wilmington, Delaware. Young Waller was a popular member of the Trinity Young Men’s Club and was well liked and respected by all who knew him.

Albert Waller is listed on a memorial monument in Seaford, Delaware.

For NARA burial file, click HERE.

Private Waller’s final resting place is Blades Cemetery. E-mail sent March 28, 2020 to the city of Blades, Delaware where his funeral took place for help finding a head stone. No response.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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