PRIVATE THOMAS GAETANO MOSCARIELLO; U.S. ARMY

June 26, 1887 (Vietri sul Mare, Italy) – August 19, 1918; 31 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 17 Wood Street, South Norwalk
Entered the service on February 26, 1918
Serial number: 1683343
306TH INFANTRY, 77TH INFANTRY DIVISION, COMPANY M

Unemployed when he registered for the draft.

Killed in Action by enemy shell fire at Saint Thibault, France.

From The Norwalk Hour October 5, 1918

It became known in Norwalk today that Thomas Moscariella of 17 Wood Street, one of the draftees who left this city on February 26 last, for Camp Devens, in company with a number of other young men, has been killed in action. This information was sent to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Moscariella of this city, by a telegram yesterday afternoon. The young man, a member of the 306th Infantry had been in France for about three months, at the time he was killed, the date of his death being August 19. Last week his parents received a letter from him written on the same day that he was killed, in which he told his parents that he had been in three or four battles and that shortly he was going to take part in another. The closing paragraph of the letter was addressed to his mother, and he said: “I don’t know what is going to happen mother dear, but please pray to God that I will come out all right.” He was about 28 years old at the time of his death and he was a prominent member of the St. James society, an organization formed by men who had been born in a town named St. James, in Italy. He is survived, in addition to his parents, by his brother John.

Davis Place renamed to Moscariello Place in 1921 in his honor

For NARA burial file, click HERE.

Private Moscariello is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Norwalk; Section D. Photo by webmaster.

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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