PRIVATE SAMUEL LEVINE (OR LEUVINE); U.S. ARMY

August 12, 1891 (Vilnius / Vilna, Russia, now Lithuania) – November 26, 1918 (after the war ended); 27 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 45 Fairfield Avenue, South NorwalkEntered the service April 25, 1918Serial number 267430277TH DIVISION, 305TH INFANTRY, COMPANY D Worked as a shoe operator and Jacobs and Sons in Norwalk prior to service. BecameContinue reading “PRIVATE SAMUEL LEVINE (OR LEUVINE); U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL JAMES PATRICK LEONARD; U.S. ARMY

May 20, 1895 (Danbury, CT) – April 24, 1919; 23 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 29 Stuart Avenue, NorwalkEntered the service on March 29, 1918Serial number 16878124TH DIVISION, 12TH MACHINE GUN BATTALION, COMPANY A Worked as a letter carrier prior to service. Diagnosed with “Walking TB.” Returned back to the U.S. on the S.S. PrincessContinue reading “CORPORAL JAMES PATRICK LEONARD; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALBERT CHRISTIAN LARSEN; U.S. ARMY

August 8, 1891 (Norwalk, CT) – October 24, 1918; 27 years old; unmarriedLast local address: Pleasant View Avenue, East Norwalk (later renamed Amundsen St.)Entered the service April 30, 1918Serial number 36642429TH DIVISION, 111TH MACHINE GUN BATTALION, COMPANY A Worked as a carpenter for Fred Hodges of East Norwalk prior to service. Killed in Action atContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALBERT CHRISTIAN LARSEN; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE GEORGE LESTER GURNEY JAMES; U.S. ARMY

June 5, 1895 (Norwalk, CT) – December 30, 1917; 22 years old; unmarriedLast local address: Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, NorwalkEntered the service October 3, 1917No serial number327TH INFANTRY, HEADQUARTERS COMPANY Worked as an auto mechanic for Henry J. Nehrle in South Norwalk prior to service. Died at Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia of lobar pneumonia. More thanContinue reading “PRIVATE GEORGE LESTER GURNEY JAMES; U.S. ARMY”

LANCE CORPORAL FREDERICK HUNT; U.K. ARMY

1890 or 1891 – September 3, 1916; 25 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 11 Harriet Street, Norwalk (renter)17TH BATTALION, SHERWOOD FORESTERS From http://www.beeston-notts.co.uk/ww1_hayes.shtml, footnote 2: Arthur Hayes returned on the SS New York from New York, arriving at Liverpool on 6 June 1915. He gave an address of “Wooley Street”, Beeston. He was traveling withContinue reading “LANCE CORPORAL FREDERICK HUNT; U.K. ARMY”

PRIVATE ANSLEY HAVENS HOLSTON; U.S. ARMY

August 28, 1894 (Chincoteague, VA) – October 16, 1918; 24 years old; married to Daisy Belle Houlse Holston on August 9, 1916 in Norwalk; son Earl Holston born September 7, 1916 and died January 31, 1977 in East NorwalkLast local address: 12 Fairfield Avenue, NorwalkEntered the service from Chattanooga, VirginiaSerial number 4188726TH DIVISION, 54TH INFANTRY,Continue reading “PRIVATE ANSLEY HAVENS HOLSTON; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL ARTHUR HAYES; U.K. ARMY

1883 or 1884 – July 8, 1916; 32 years old; unmarriedLived/Boarded at 95 Ward Street, Norwalk Lived in Norwalk and worked at Dresden Lace Works on 30 Muller Street in Norwalk (then and now below). He was in the United States to work and play soccer for the Norwalk Soccer Club. From http://www.beeston-notts.co.uk/ww1_hayes.shtml, footnote 2:Continue reading “CORPORAL ARTHUR HAYES; U.K. ARMY”

PRIVATE WALTER KENNETH HALL; U.S. ARMY

May 17, 1896 (Norwalk, CT) – January 9, 1918; 21 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 10 Elm Grove, Norwalk11TH QUARTERMASTER CORPS, MOTOR TRANSPORT COMPANY He contracted dysentery and died in a hospital in Jersey City, NJ. Was on the manifest for an outgoing ship departure on January 8, 1918 but was scratched from the list.Continue reading “PRIVATE WALTER KENNETH HALL; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE ROBERT SLYBUN HALL; U.S. ARMY

December 26, 1899 (Bridgeport, CT) – October 24, 1918; 18 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 11 North Main Street, South NorwalkEntered service April 24, 1917Serial number 105646319TH INFANTRY, COMPANY E Worked as a Hatter and an electrician prior to service. Died of bronchial pneumonia at Camp Benning, Columbus, Georgia. More than likely related to theContinue reading “PRIVATE ROBERT SLYBUN HALL; U.S. ARMY”

CHIEF MACHINIST’S MATE WILLIS MARTIN GOODROW; U.S. NAVY

January 15, 1890 (Waterbury, CT) – January 13, 1918; 27 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 4 South Main Street, South NorwalkEntered the service March 22, 1915Serial number 1759675USS ROWAN Of the 4,422 counted as MIA from World War One, there were 80 from Connecticut, and one from Norwalk, Chief Machinist’s Mate (CMM) Goodrow. As CMM,Continue reading “CHIEF MACHINIST’S MATE WILLIS MARTIN GOODROW; U.S. NAVY”