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CPL Richard F. Metcalf
U.S. Army




Sources:
- American Legion Post 146, Winthrop, Mass.
- The Ulf Family Media Archive by David Ulf: Richard Fossett Metcalf


Richard F. Metcalf - U.S. Army, WWI - was a member of the Winthrop Machine Gun Co,, later the 101st Machine Gun Battalion attached to the 26th Yankee Division. Metcalf with his unit was moving up to occupy the town of Beco Balan in the Chateau-Thierry area when they were shelled by German artillery. He was hit by shrapel in his leg and knocked to the ground. When he sat up to tend to his leg wound, he was hit again in the head and killed, July 15, 1918. He his buried in the Winthrop Cemetery. He was the son of Dr. Benjamin Hicks Metcalf, a prominent Winthrop physician who also served and was injured in World War I.

Memorial location: Corner of Pauline and Winthrop streets.

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