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John C. Mc Kendrick

Seaman, Second Class, U.S. Navy

02244534

United States Navy

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: August 9, 1942
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Purple Heart

SEAMAN SECOND CLASS JOHN CHARLES McKENDRICK grew up, along with his older brother Charles, in the home of his Aunt and Uncle, Johanna and Peter Reilly, on Milford Avenue in Berlin NJ. He was a member of Our lady of Mount Carmel Church. By 1930 Mr. and Mrs. Reilly, who had twelve children of their own, had purchased their home. Mr. Reilly worked as a produce salesman, and three of the grown children were working. One son, John Francis Reilly, would join the Army and also lose his life in service during World War II.

John Charles McKendrick enlisted in the U.S. Navy in November 1941. He served aboard the cruiser. USS Quincy, where he was killed in action on August 8, 1942 during the Battle of Savo Island. Originally listed as missing, he was declared dead one year and one day later.


Camden Courier-Post

November 10, 1943


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