SEAMAN WALTER WILLIAM “BILLY” ARCHER; U.S. NAVY

September 7, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – March 29, 1943; 21 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 103 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport
Registered for the draft February 16, 1942
Enlisted October 1, 1942
Service number 6426433

Received on board the USS Stockton (DD-646) January 31, 1943

It is unclear why he was home on furlough right after getting on his first ship.

From The Hartford Courant, March 31, 1943

BRIDGEPORT SAILOR ENDS LIFE

Bridgeport, March 30 – (AP) – Seaman Walter Archer, 21, son of Mrs. Clara E. Archer of 103 Clinton Avenue, died in Bridgeport Hospital late last night after police said he drank a quantity of poison. He had been spending a furlough at his home.

Buried at Pine Island Cemetery, South Norwalk.

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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