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

? 1900 – December 17, 1917 (13 days after enlistment); 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.Continue 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”

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

January 24, 1893 (Norwalk, CT) – July 23, 1918; 25 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 96 Ely Avenue, South NorwalkEntered the service June 14, 1917Serial number 64357 102ND INFANTRY, COMPANY D Also wounded in action March 16, 1918. From an unknown newspaper: Mrs. Sarah A. Smith, of No. 96 Ely Avenue, yesterday received a message fromContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS RUSSELL IRWIN SMITH; U.S. ARMY”

APPRENTICE SEAMAN MARCUS EMMETT SHEEHAN; U.S. NAVY

January 28, 1895 (Norwalk, CT) – February 4, 1918; 23 years old; unmarriedEntered the service December 11, 1917Serial number 1870162NAVAL TRAINING STATION, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND Worked for his father as a cigar maker prior to service. Norwalk High School Class of 1913. Died of “pleurisy, suppurative” at Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island. Pleurisy is inflammationContinue reading “APPRENTICE SEAMAN MARCUS EMMETT SHEEHAN; U.S. NAVY”