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Walter R. Williamson

Private First Class, U.S. Army

12010250

16th Infantry Regiment
1st Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: March 24, 1943
Buried at:  Union Cemetery
                   Powell Street
                   Gloucester City NJ 08030
Awards: Purple Heart

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS WALTER R. WILLIAMSON was born in 1919 to Walter and Harriet A. Williamson, in Gloucester City NJ. He was the oldest son, and one of ten children, the others being Martha, Anna, Horace, Florence, Theodore, William, Arthur, Pearl, and Sadie. The elder Williamson worked as a tool inspector for the railroad. The Williamson family rented a home for many years at 308 South Broadway in Gloucester City NJ, from at least January 1920 through April of 1930. They later moved to 326 Hunter Street.

After dropping out of high school after his first year, Walter Williamson enlisted in the United States Army on April 10, 1940 at Camden NJ. He died of wounds received during the fighting in North Africa on March 24, 1943. His death was reported in the April 3rd edition of the Camden Courier-Post.

Walter Williamson was brought home to the United States aboard the USAT Barney Kirschbaum in May of 1948. He was buried at Union Cemetery in Gloucester City NJ on May 29th of that year.


Camden Courier-Post
May 28, 1948

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