PRIVATE FIRST CLASS WILLIAM ARTHUR WHITE JR.; U.S. ARMY

January 24, 1914 (Norwalk, CT) – August 25, 1944; 30 years old
Married to Marie Ruth Rossi on September 28, 1940 in New London, CT; no children
Last local address: 81 Seaview Avenue, East Norwalk
Enlisted November 1, 1943
Service number: 31407309
29TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 116TH INFANTRY REGIMENT


From The Norwalk Hour September 23, 1944

Word has been received from the War Department by Mrs. William A. White of 81 Seaview Avenue, that her husband, PFC William A. White, has been missing in action in France since August 25. Before his induction on November 22, 1943, Mr. White was employed by the Printcraft Press for 13 years. PFC White took his basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, was shipped to England last May, and was sent to France in July. PFC White is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Varady of East Norwalk.


From The Norwalk Hour October 24, 1944

Mrs. Marie White of 81 Seaview Avenue received word today from the War Department that her husband PFC William A. White, was killed in action in France on August 25. PFC White was previously reported missing in action. The local soldier had been in the service less than a year. Prior to entering the Army, he was employed for 13 years at the Printcraft Press, Washington Street. Private First Class White is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Varady of Howard Avenue.


From The Norwalk Hour July 7, 1948

Military rites for PFC William A. White of 81 Seaview Avenue will be held at the Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York, on Friday at 10:30 A.M. Private First Class White entered the Army in November 1943. He served with the 29th Infantry Division in France. He was killed in action August 25, 1944. Before entering the service he was a member of the Connecticut State Guard. He is survived by his wife, Marie W. White; his mother, Mrs. Emily Varady, one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Hirschmann and one brother, Howard White, Fall River, Massachusetts.


Private White’s remains were returned to the U.S. in 1948 and buried at Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York; Plot H, Site 9004. 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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