STAFF SERGEANT CHARLES R. MORRISSEY was born in 1913 to Charles F. and Clara Morrissey in New Hampshire. He was the first child, brother Harry Clark Morrissey being two years younger. The family moved to Rhode Island, where sister Pearl was born in 1921, before moving to Camden NJ. At the time of the 1930 census, the family was renting a home at 123 North 21st Street in Camden NJ, where the elder Morrissey worked as a laborer at the RCA-Victor plant, and Clara Morrissey also worked as a stitcher in a factory. The family later moved to 577 Mickle Street in Camden NJ. This house is no longer standing, and the site is now occupied by Camden's Ronald McDonald House. The family later moved to 2730 Pleasant Street, Camden NJ after Charles Morrissey had been inducted into the United States Army. Younger brother Harry Morrissey joined the United States Marine Corps.
Private First Class Harry Clark Morrissey was reported killed in action at Guadalcanal on October 9, 1942. Charles R. Morrissey, went overseas as a Staff Sergeant with the 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, was wounded, taken prisoner, and died in a German POW camp on March 6, 1945.
Charles Morrissey was buried at the Lorraine American Cemetery in St. Avold, France. The brothers were survived by their parents, and their sister, Miss Pearl Morrissey. Clara Morrissey passed away on January 18, 1949 at the home of her daughter at 1289 Dayton Street in Camden. Charles F. Morrissey lived until December of 1976, passing in Phoenix, Arizona.
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