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Frank Gembalik

Private, U.S. Army

32364619

Battery F
243rd Coast Artillery Regiment
(Harbor Defense)

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: December 7, 1944
Buried at: Plot H 44
                  Evergreen Cemetery
                  S.E. Corner of Mt. Ephraim & Ferry Avenues
                  Camden NJ         
Awards: 


PRIVATE FRANK GEMBALIK, 35, of 1035 Princess Avenue in the Parkside neighborhood of Camden NJ, died on January 24, 1943 at the General Hospital at Fort Devens MA. 

Frank Gembalik was born in 1907 in New Jersey to Joseph Gembalik, a blacksmith, and his wife Triscia, both of whom had come to America from Poland. He had a grammar school education. In 1930 the family lived at 1170 Mt. Vernon Street in Camden.

Frank Gembalik married Mary Emma Mayfield and worked for the Springfield Coated Paper Company in North Camden, prior to his induction into the Army on September 26, 1942 at Camden. He reported for active duty on October 10, 1942. Private Gembalik had been stationed at Fort Wetherill RI, before taking ill in mid-December 1942. He was subsequently taken to the hospital at Fort Devens. 

Private Gembalik was returned to Camden, and he was buried at Evergreen Cemetery on January 28, 1943. Besides his wife, Private Gembalik left 5 sisters, Frances, Ana, Laura, Mary, and Blanche, and two brothers, John and Walter Gembalik. Mary Gembalik moved to 744 Carman Street in Camden NJ shortly thereafter.


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