PRIVATE THOMAS PHILLIP CAFFREY; U.S. ARMY

December 26, 1888 (Norwalk, CT) – October 2, 1918; 29 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 76 Winfield Street, East Norwalk
Entered the service on July 13, 1918
Serial number 3590231
2 COMPANY, CAC, NARRAGANSETT BAY, FORT ADAMS, RHODE ISLAND

Worked as a lineman for Lakewood Park Corporation of Waterbury.

Died from catarrhal pneumonia at Fort Adams, Rhode Island. More than likely related to the Spanish Influenza outbreak.

Private Caffrey is buried at Saint Joseph Cemetery, Yonkers, New York.

Through numerous conversations with cemetery staff, it has been determined that Private Caffrey is definitely buried at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, however, the exact plot is unknown for certain. It’s likely he is in the Hurley plot as Anna Hurley of Hastings-on-Hudson, his cousin, is also listed as his next of kin. The marker for the Hurley plot in the cemetery does not include an inscription for Private Caffrey, nor for Anna Hurley.

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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