CAPTAIN WARD BRYAN CHAMBERLIN JR.; U.S. ARMY

December 16, 1881 (New York City) – March 21, 1956 (Norwalk, CT); 74 years oldMarried Elizabeth Nichols Chamberlin (1888-1983) on July 19, 1919, in Bridgeport, CT.Two daughters, Elizabeth N. Chamberlin Howard (1920-1979) and Martha E. Chamberlin Sloane (1925-1988).One son, Ward B. Chamberlin III (1921-2017). He was a pioneer in public broadcasting in New York andContinue reading “CAPTAIN WARD BRYAN CHAMBERLIN JR.; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE JOSEPH KISH; U.S. ARMY

(1901?) – October 26, 1952 (Norwalk, CT); 51 years oldUnmarriedLocal address: Richards AvenueEnlisted on November 6, 1917Discharged on January 25, 1919Serial number 623748Units: 56th Coast Artillery Corps, Battery B; 35th Coast Artillery Corps, and 119th Field Artillery, Battery C. Born to Josef (1885-1941) and Julia Lazar Kish (1879-). Four sisters, Elizabeth Kish Nagy (1896-1975), MaryContinue reading “PRIVATE JOSEPH KISH; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT HERMAS JOSEPH POIRIER SR.; U.S. ARMY

April 17, 1885 (Terrebonne, Canada) – May 15, 1970 (Shelton, CT); 85 years oldMarried to Florence Lillian Dewy Poirier (1893-1977) on May 27, 1914 in New York CityMarried to Alice Corrine Cunningham Poirier (1909-1969) on August 25, 1924 in New York City.Son, Hermas (1925-2004) and daughter Corrine Annette Poirier Braud (1926-1971).Local address 34 West MainContinue reading “SERGEANT HERMAS JOSEPH POIRIER SR.; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE ERIC HERBERT MILLER; U.S. ARMY

February 2, 1896 (Germany) – October 14, 1960 (West Haven, CT); 64 years oldMarried to Marie Hadden Miller (1902-1999) on April 21, 1926 in Norwalk, CT.Children Eric Jr. (1928-2008) and Shirley Miller Hanlon (1931-2010).Local address: 5 Aiken Street and 3 June Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on October 3, 1917; Discharged June 4, 2019Serial number 1923182Unit: 326th Infantry,Continue reading “PRIVATE ERIC HERBERT MILLER; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL ARTHUR CECIL EMMERSON; U.S. ARMY

September 29, 1893 (Stroud, England) – April 24, 1967 (Norwalk, CT); 73 years oldMarried to Laura Beach Emmerson (1894-1995) on August 20, 1927 in Norwalk.Two daughters, Ann Emmerson Oller (1928-2016) and Laura Emmerson Fetherston (1932-2005).Local address: 18 West Rocks RoadEnlisted on August 22, 1917. Discharged April 8, 1919.Serial number 556519Unit: 4th Infantry Division, 39th InfantryContinue reading “CORPORAL ARTHUR CECIL EMMERSON; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE EDWIN JAMES SWEET; U.S. ARMY

April 29, 1888 (Newburgh, NY) – June 17, 1961 (West Haven, CT); 73 years oldMarried to Jennie Ridings (1891-1976) on March 11, 1911 in Newburgh, New York; divorced.Married to Katherine Jane Lovett Sweet (1901-1979) on February 1, 1924 in Norwalk.Three daughters, Edna (1923-1997), Phoebe (1926-2011), and Marion (1928-2008). Six sons, William (1930-2011), Alfred (1932-2001), JamesContinue reading “PRIVATE EDWIN JAMES SWEET; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE SAMUEL CHARLES POLLEY, U.S. ARMY

January 31, 1892 (Norwalk, CT) – November 19, 1967 (Norwalk, CT)Married to Ida Litoff on April 7, 1929 in New Haven, ConnecticutThree children; a son, Benjamin (1930-2017), and two daughters, Celia (1931-2015) and Dorothy (1938-). Last local address: 135 Stuart Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on December 17, 1917Unit: 26th Division (Yankee Division), 102nd Infantry Regiment, HQ CompanyContinue reading “PRIVATE SAMUEL CHARLES POLLEY, U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT HOWARD LINCOLN FLOOD, U.S. ARMY

May 21, 1888 (Philadelphia, PA) – September 16, 1936 (Darien, CT); 48 years oldMarried to Laura Davis in Wildwood, New Jersey in 1936Last local address: 5 Chestnut Street, NorwalkEnlisted on June 12, 1917; Discharged February 12, 1919Service Number 1038273Unit: Third Infantry Division, 10th Field Artillery, Battery B Born to Elmer (1861-1915) and Caroline “Carrie” HannockContinue reading “SERGEANT HOWARD LINCOLN FLOOD, U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE HERBERT TURNER COLLINGS SR., U.S. ARMY

September 10, 1893 (Danbury, CT) – November 13, 1961 (Norwalk, CT); 68 years oldMarried to Olivia Bliss on October 6, 1921 in Norwalk, CT. One son, Herbert T. Collings Jr. who served in the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division and was killed in the Philippines during World War II.Last local address: Rowayton Avenue (1910), 19Continue reading “PRIVATE HERBERT TURNER COLLINGS SR., U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE WILLIAM ZOELLER; U.S. ARMY

October 3, 1887 (Marburg, Germany) – December 22, 1918; 31 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 33 Lincoln Avenue, South NorwalkEntered the service May 22, 1918Serial number 2885070Unit: 313th Infantry, Company L Born to Frederick (1858-1928) and Teresa Zipperer (1866-1922). One brother, Edward (1893-?). Arrived in the United States in 1910 and signed his intent to becomeContinue reading “PRIVATE WILLIAM ZOELLER; U.S. ARMY”