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Harry E. Beach

Private First Class, U.S. Army

32267334

115th Infantry Regiment, 
29th Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: July 11, 1944
Buried at: Plot B Row 3 Grave 39
Normandy American Cemetery
St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS HARRY E. BEACH was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry A.  Beach. He had lived on Kirkwood-Gibbsboro Road in Voorhees Township NJ, and worked with the Camden County Highway Department. Inducted into the Army in May of 1942, he was assigned to the 115th Infantry regiment, 29th Infantry Division. 

Harry Beach survived the landing at Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He was killed in action in the hedgerows of Normandy on July 11, 1944, at the age of 31. Harry Beach was survived by his parents, a brother, Henry Jr., and a sister Alice. His death was reported in the August 10, 1944 edition of the Camden Courier-Post.

Harry Beach's brother Henry served in the US Navy during World War II and was a charter member of the American Legion Post 371 in Gibbsboro, NJ. He was a founder of the Voorhees Township Police Department where he served for 22 years and became the department's first retiree. He was a standing member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 9 and a member of the Law Enforcement Bowling League well into his retirement. Henry A. Beach Jr. passed away on April 22, 2008.



Harry E. Beach


BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Kirkwood, NJ

HONORED BY
Alice Simpkins, Sister
Henry Beach, Brother

 
ACTIVITY DURING WWII
WAS KILLED IN THE INVASION OF NORMANDY, JUNE 1944; IS BURIED IN AMERICAN NORMANDY CEMETERY; KILLED JULY 11, 1944.

 


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