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Robert A. Caldwell

Private, U.S. Army

32957383

350th Infantry Regiment
88th Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: July 11, 1944
Buried at: Plot I O 307
                  Beverly National Cemetery
                  Beverly NJ
Awards: Purple Heart

PRIVATE ROBERT A. CALDWELL was born in Pennsylvania on October 30, 1910. He was raised from an early age by his uncle and aunt, Charles C. and Sarah Caldwell. In 1920 the family was living at 7827 Buist Avenue in Philadelphia PA. The family moved to Laurel Springs sometime in the 1920s.  In 1930 the Caldwell family was renting a home on East Atlantic Avenue in Laurel Springs. They later moved to 418 Walnut Avenue. At the time of the 1930 census, his uncle and cousin James were working as paper hangers, his cousin Charles Jr. was a wire weaver, and Robert Caldwell, then 19 was employed as an engraver in a novelty and buckle manufacturer. Prior to his induction into the Army in September of 1943, he had worked for the Camden County Roads Department. 

The Camden Courier-Post reported on September 9, 1943 that he had been accepted for military service and placed in the enlisted reserve until September 24, when he, along with many others including David Kelchner of Haddonfield, and Joseph Czempkawski of Delaware Township (Cherry Hill) reported. Private Robert Caldwell was sent overseas after 17 weeks training. He was killed in action during combat near Volterra, Italy on July 11, 1944. He was survived by his uncle and aunt, cousins Robert,  James, Charles, and Lillian, and a sister, Lucy. 

Robert Caldwell was brought home to New Jersey after the war. He was buried at Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly NJ on July 20, 1949


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