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William McDonald

Private First Class, U.S. Army

32156855

U.S. Infantry

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: August 3, 1944
Buried at: Plot F O 1772
                  Beverly National Cemetery
                  Beverly NJ
Awards: Purple Heart

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS WILLIAM McDONALD, of Camden NJ, died of wounds received in action in France on August 3, 1944, during the fighting near St. Lo. 

William McDonald was born on December 25, 1906. He had lived in Camden for 20 years before his induction into the United States Army, making his home with his brother Michael McDonald at 1122 Marion Street, and earning his living as a structural steel worker. He was inducted into the United States Army early in the war.

Private First Class McDonald was survived by his brother Michael, who was serving in the Army at the time. He also was survived by his mother and three brothers, Patrick, Thomas, and Leo, all who lived in Newfoundland, Canada. A mass was held for him at the Church of the Sacred Heart at Broadway and Ferry Avenue in Camden on December 16, 1944. He was brought home to New Jersey in the spring of 1948 and buried at Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly NJ on May 25, 1948.


Camden Courier-Post
May 21, 2002

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