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”

USS Arizona and WWI

Yesterday I updated the pages for the 10 Connecticut residents who died on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. Each of them has a place on the USS Arizona Memorial, and “The Punchbowl”, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. I had the images but didn’t see the needContinue reading “USS Arizona and WWI”

PRIVATE JOHN RESTIVO; U.S. ARMY

August 28, 1894 (Palermo, Italy) – June 20, 1974; 79 years oldLast local address: 7 Glover Avenue, Norwalk (1940 census)Enlisted March 29, 19188TH INFANTRY, 12TH MACHINE GUN BATTALION, COMPANY DDischarge August 4, 1919 Wounded in action. Gassed with mustard gas on July 19, 1918 at Aisne-Marne, France during the Battle of Argonne. Medals from leftContinue reading “PRIVATE JOHN RESTIVO; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE WILLIAM ZOELLER; U.S. ARMY

October 3, 1887 (Marburg, Germany) – December 22, 1918; 31 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 33 Lincoln Avenue, South NorwalkEntered the service May 22, 1918Serial number 2885070313TH INFANTRY, COMPANY L Arrived in the United States in 1910 and signed his intent to become a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1912. Worked as aContinue reading “PRIVATE WILLIAM ZOELLER; U.S. ARMY”

APPRENTICE SEAMAN DAVID JONATHAN WEED; U.S. NAVY

November 11, 1900 (Norwalk, CT) – December 17, 1917; 17 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 101 Cedar Street, Norwalk; also lived at 232 East Avenue, NorwalkEntered the service December 4, 1917Serial number 1371837NAVAL TRAINING STATION, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND Worked as a paper maker prior to service. Died at Naval Hospital in Newport, Rhode Island 13Continue reading “APPRENTICE SEAMAN DAVID JONATHAN WEED; U.S. NAVY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALBERT HENRY WALLER; U.S. ARMY

February 19, 1895 (Blades, Delaware) – June 9, 1918; 23 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 276 Myrtle Avenue, Bridgeport; mother Edith Waller lived at 30 Monroe Street, South Norwalk; also lived at 23 Day Street, South Norwalk (1910 census)Entered the service May 15, 1917Serial number 155950FIRST ENGINEERS, COMPANY F Worked as a machine hand priorContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALBERT HENRY WALLER; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE AIME TARLOV; U.S. ARMY

September 2, 1887 (Long Island City, NY) – September 14, 1918; 31 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 16 Grove Street, NorwalkEntered the service April 30, 1918Serial number 366411113TH INFANTRY, COMPANY L Was employed with his brother as a tobacco dealer prior to service. Killed In Action at Montreaux Chateau, France. The same bomb that killedContinue reading “PRIVATE AIME TARLOV; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE CHARLES HARVEY SNIFFEN; U.S. ARMY

September 27, 1890 (Westchester, NY) – March 21, 1919; 28 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 4 Hamilton Avenue, South NorwalkEntered the service May 22, 1918Serial number 2885059313TH INFANTRY, COMPANY I Fourth oldest of ten children. Worked in the shipping room of Norwalk Tire & Rubber Company in Norwalk. Died of aortic regurgitations and nephritis (inflammationContinue reading “PRIVATE CHARLES HARVEY SNIFFEN; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE WALTER JAMES SMITH; U.K. ARMY

July ?, 1892 (Loughborough, Leicestershire, England) – December 11, 1916; 24 years old; unmarriedNOTTS & 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. FromContinue reading “PRIVATE WALTER JAMES SMITH; U.K. ARMY”