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Francis A. Newcome

Private First Class, U.S. Army

32482205

Headquarters Company
3rd Battalion
407th Infantry Regiment
102nd Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: February 23, 1945
Buried at:  New St. Mary's Cemetery
                   515 West Browning Road
                   Bellmawr NJ 08031
Awards: Purple Heart


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FRANCIS NEWCOME, 23, of 337 Mercer Street, Gloucester City NJ was killed in action while serving with the United States Army at Linnich, Germany on February 23, 1945, during the 102nd Infantry Division's crossing of the Rhine River. 

Francis Newcome was born in 1922 to James and Anna Newcome. His father passed away in 1934 at the age of 58. Francis Newcome worked for the Rogers Transportation Company prior to entering the Army in December 1942. A member of Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 407th Infantry Regiment, 102nd Infantry Division, PFC Newcome was sent to Europe in September of 1944. 

The death of Francis Newcome was reported in the Camden Courier-Post April 3, 1945 edition. He was survived by his mother Anna, two brothers serving in the Army, Private First Class Joseph and Private John Newcome, and three sisters, Miss Margaret Newcome, Mrs. Catherine McNutt of Gloucester City, and Mrs. Anna Bridgeman of Mount Ephraim.

Francis Newcome was brought home in November of 1948. He was buried at New St. Mary's Cemetery in Bellmawr NJ on December 4, 1948. 


Camden
Courier-Post

December 3, 1948


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