CORPORAL OSCAR L. SMITH

July 21, 1831 (Norwalk, CT) – June 17, 1864 (Bermuda Hundred, VA); 32 years old Enlisted August 24, 1861 Mustered in September 5, 1861 Unit: 7th Infant Connecticut Volunteers, Company D Promoted to Corporal May 20, 1864 Born to Jesse Smith (1801-1884) and Amanda Raymond Smith (1804-1885). Siblings are Charles H. (1827-1890), Sarah J. (1829-1900),Continue reading “CORPORAL OSCAR L. SMITH”

STAFF SERGEANT ROBERT MURRAY SMITH; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

April 29, 1922 (Norwalk, CT) – September 23, 1943; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 144 Woodward Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted September 22, 1942Service number: 1109564696TH BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY), 413TH BOMBER SQUADRONMissing In Action (at sea) Awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart Medal. Norwalk High School Class of ’40 From The Norwalk Hour October 7, 1943Continue reading “STAFF SERGEANT ROBERT MURRAY SMITH; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

STAFF SERGEANT ELMER CLINTON MURRAY; U.S. ARMY

April 9, 1921 (Greenville Junction, ME) – July 19, 1944; 23 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 37 Summit Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on July 3, 1942Service number: 31142796Unit: 88th Infantry Division, 349th Infantry Regiment Worked for the United States Aluminum Company in Fairfield, Connecticut when he registered for the draft. Hospital record: First Location: Femur, upper extremity; SecondContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT ELMER CLINTON MURRAY; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE WALTER JAMES SMITH; U.K. ARMY

July ?, 1892 (Leicestershire, England) – December 11, 1916; 24 years oldUnmarriedUnit: Notts & Derby Regiment, Sherwood Foresters, 2nd Battalion British soccer player who worked at Dresden Lace Works in Norwalk who returned to Britain to fight in the war and was killed in 1916. Before and after pictures of 30 Muller Street. From TheContinue reading “PRIVATE WALTER JAMES SMITH; U.K. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS RUSSELL IRWIN SMITH; U.S. ARMY

January 24, 1893 (Norwalk, CT) – July 23, 1918; 25 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 96 Ely Avenue, South NorwalkEntered the service June 14, 1917Serial number 64357 Unit: 26th Infantry Division, 102nd Infantry, Company D Born to James A. Smith (1869-) and Sarah Houghtaling Smith (1867-). One sister, Myra Smith Nathan (1899-1963). Two brothers, Alva James SmithContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS RUSSELL IRWIN SMITH; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GEORGE J. SMITH JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS

December 5, 1919 (New York) – December 7, 1941; 22 years oldUnmarriedFather lived at 52 Tilton Street, New HavenUnknown enlistment dateService number 6150664Unit: 17th Air Base Group, 18th Air Base Squadron, Schofield Barracks, HI Born to George M. Smith (1899-?) and Helen Elizabeth Sandusky Smith (1900-). PFC Smith was their only child. Received the PurpleContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GEORGE J. SMITH JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS”