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Winthrop World War I Gold Stars

Sources:
- American Legion Post 146, Winthrop, Mass.
- Report of the Commission on Massachusetts' Part in the World War, The Gold Star Record of Massachusetts, Volume II, 1929
- World War I Memorial, Special Aid Society for American Preparedness
- A Memorial of Three True Lives, Ralph H. Harper, 1919
 
Maurice L. Abrams - U.S. Army - PVT
Died Nov. 8, 1918, of disease.
Ent. Nov. 19, 1917; to Co. M, 338th Inf., 85th DIv.; trans. 17 Dec, 1917, to Co. G, 126th Inf., 32d Div.
Born about Dec, 1892, in Boston, son of Jacob and Mary Abrams; brother of Esther, Beatrice, Aaron, Richard, Harry (Hq. Co., 1st Field Arty.), and Mrs. M. Saunders. Tobacconist.
Chandler H. Colby - U.S. Army - PVT
Died Sept. 27, 1918, at Base Hospital, Camp Devens, of disease.
Ent. June 24, 1918, Conservation and Reclamation Co., Q.M.C.
Born June 6, 1895, at Chelsea, son of Benjamin Lord (died 1919) and Eva Sinclair (Hawes, died 1911) Colby; brother of Bertha Frances (wife of Russell A. Cone) of Winthrop. Salesman. - More info
Ralph T. Crocker - U.S.Navy - Chief Yeoman
Died Oct. 7, 1918, at Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Va., of disease
Enr. July 19, 1917; assigned Aug. 25 to Camp Burrage, Bumkin Island; Sept. 21 to "Ellen;" Feb., 27, 1918, to Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va.; Sept. 20, 1918, to Naval Hospital.
Born April 15, 1894, at Springfield, son of Charles E. and Emma J. (Thomas) Crocker of Springfield; brother of Charles E. and Fred of Springfield and Louis of Everett. Bookkeeper.
Simon J. Donovan - U.S. Army - CPL - Town Memorial
Died Oct. 25, 1918, of wounds received in action, near Belieu Bois.
Enl. May 24, 1917; reported for duty July 25; mustered Aug. 8, M.G. Co., 5th Inf., Mass. N.G.; trans, to M.G. Co., 101st Inf., 26th Div. Overseas Sept. 7, 1917.
Born March 23, 1900, at Winthrop, son of John J. (died 1909) and Katherine L. (Donovan) Donovan, who married, second, Austin E. McCormack (Co. D, 327th Inf., 82d Div., died 1928); brother of Joseph R., John H., Katherine L., and M. Pauline Donovan, and Gertrude D., Elinor, and Austin E. McCormack. Clerk.
Arthur M. Fletcher - U.S. Army - Battallion Surgeon Major
Died Nov. 12, 1918 [at Chaumont], accident
Enl. June 20, 1917, E. R. C; reported for duty June 28, Co. C, 4th Reserve Engrs. (Co. C, 14th Engrs.). Corporal April 27, 1918. Sergeant May 1, 1918. Battalion Sergeant Major Oct. 12, 1918. Overseas July 27, 1917.
Born Nov. 12, 1889, at East Boston, son of Peter William and Julia (Beeley) Fletcher (both born in England); brother of Mrs. Jane Somerby and Peter W. Married Florence Marie Baker. Employee, Consolidated Rendering Company, Boston.
Standish V. Furber - U.S. Army - PFC - Awarded Silver Star
Died Sept. 4, 1918, in France, of disease.
Enl. May 24, 1917; reported for duty July 25; mustered Aug. 8, M.G. Co., 5th Inf., Mass. N.G.; trans, to M.G. Co., 101st Inf., 26th Div. Overseas Sept. 27, 1917.
Born Aug. 5, 1892, at Somerville, son of George E. (deceased) and Mabel M. (Brown) Furber. Cited in Order No. 5, G.H.Q., A.E.F., June 3, 1919: "For gallantry in action at Vaux, France, July 20, 1918, in repeatedly bringing in wounded under heavy machine-gun fire."
Cited in G.O. No. 74, Hq. 26th Div., Aug. 31, 1918: "For marked gallantry and meritorious service."
Alvin W. Gordon - U.S. Army - PFC - Town Memorial
Killed in action 20 April, 1918 [at Seicheprey].
Enl. July 2; reported for duty July 25; mustered Aug. 1, 1917, Troop A, 1st Separate Sq. Cav., Mass. N.G.; trans, to Co. A, 102d M.G. Bn., 26th Div. Overseas Sept. 23, 1917.
Born Nov. 30, 1894, in London, Eng., son of Alvin J. and Katharine (Bailey) Gordon of Cambridge. Clerk, employed in Boston. Resident in Massachusetts fourteen years.
John E. Gossom - U.S. Army - PVT
Died Dec. 27, 1918 [at Coblenz, Ger.], of disease.
Enl. April 13, 1917; reported for duty 25 July; mustered Aug. 11, Medical Detachment, C.A., Mass. N.G.; trans. Feb. 13, 1918, to Sanitary Detachment, 56th Pioneer Inf. Overseas Sept. 4, 1918.
Born Nov. 23, 1894, in Boston, son of John H. (deceased) and Elizabeth M. (Lyman) Gossom; brother of George Gossom. Married Emma Wyman. Child: Jane Emma. Receiving clerk.
Henry Q. Griffin - U.S. Army - LT 2nd - Awarded Distinguished Service Cross - Town Memorial
Killed in action July 18, 1918 [near St. Agnan].
Commissioned 2d Lieut., Inf., Aug. 15, 1917, at Madison Barracks, N.Y.; assigned to SlOth Inf.; trans. Sept. 6 to Co. D, 109th Inf.; April 6, 1918, to Co. B, 100th Inf., 28tli Div. Overseas May 3, 1918.
Born July 29, 1895, at Winthrop, son of Wilbur Isaac and Mary Francis (Quinby) Griffin; brother of Beatrice L. and Mrs. Nellie Cutter Crooker. Student, Syracuse University; prepared at Mount Hermon.
Awarded D.S.C: "When the first attack on Hill 200 was made by American troops on July 16, 1918, he led his platoon to the most advanced point reached by any detachment and was killed when within twenty yards of an enemy machine-gun emplacement."
Francis C. Hoare - C.E.F - PVT
Killed in action 27 Aug. 27, 1918.
Enl. Sept. 24, 1917; served in France in 58th Bn., Canadian Inf. Laborer.
John F. Holland - U.S. Army - CPL
Killed in action Aug. 1, 1918. Aisne-Marnc offensive [near Vesle river).
Enl. Oct. 10, 1917. R.A., (d. li. 47th Inf., 4th Div. Overseas May 19, 1918. Corporal April 1, 1918.
Born May 3, 1892, at Laconia, N.H, son of Jeremiah and Hanora (Sullivan, died 1897) Holland; brother of Daniel, Charles, Cornelius, Anna, Mary, and Catherine. Married Cecelia Agnes Kennerly. Children: Beatrice Cecelia, Katherine Maire. Liquor dealer. Of Jamaica Plain. Resident in Massachusetts eight years.
Howard W. Irwin - U.S. Army - CAPT, Engineers Corps
Died Jan. 6, 1919, at Camp Hospital 27, Tours, of disease.
Called into active service June 4, 1918, as Captain, Engineers, from O.R.C; assigned to 51st Engrs.; trans, to 61st Engrs.; to 118th Engrs. [Camp de Grasse, St. Pierre-de-Corps]. Stations: Camp Humphreys, Va.; Camp Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; Camp Upton, A.E.F. [Superintendent of Motive Power, Brest-LeMans Division; Superintendent of Midi Railway, stationed at Bordeaux.]
Born Nov. 19, 1876, at Brattleboro, Vt. Husband of Monta G. Irwin. Amherst, 1902. Superintendent of equipment. Bay State Street Railway Company.
John A. Kelly - U.S. Army - LT 2nd
Killed in action 3 Nov., 1918, near Steinbrugge, Belgium.
Enl. July 24, 1917, Co. B, 9th Inf., Mass. N.G. (Co. B, 101st Inf., 26th Div.). Corporal Jan. 3, 1918. Dls. Sept. 30, 1918, to accept commission. 2d Lieut., Inf., Oct. 1, 1918. Assigned to Co. K, 362d Inf., 91st Div. Overseas Sept. 7, 1917.
Born Nov. 8, 1893, at North Tarrytown, N. Y., son of John (born in Ireland, died 1904) and Catherine (Downey, born in Scotland) Kelly; brother of Mrs. M. P. Farrell, Mrs. B. A. Larke, Mrs. Charles Morrison, Joseph T., and Francis T. J., and Sister Mary Christine, 0.S.D., all of North Tarrytown, N.Y. Clerk. Resident in Massachusetts two years. Spencer-Kelly Post 267, A. L., at Tarrytown, N.Y., named in his honor.
Awarded Belgian Croix de Guerre: "For distinguished service during the campaign of the French Army in Belgium, between the Lys and the Scheldt Rivers."
William C. Kelly - U.S. Army - CPL
Died Oct. 25, 1918, of wounds received in action, in Belieu Bois.
Enl. Oct. 10, 1917. R.A., (d. li. 47th Inf., 4th Div. Overseas May 19, 1918. Corporal April 1, 1918.
Born May 3, 1892, at Laconia, N.H, son of Jeremiah and Hanora (Sullivan, died 1897) Holland; brother of Daniel, Charles, Cornelius, Anna, Mary, and Catherine. Married Cecelia Agnes Kennerly. Children: Beatrice Cecelia, Katherine Maire. Liquor dealer. Of Jamaica Plain. Resident in Massachusetts eight years.
Davis O. Lawrence - U.S. Army -
Killed in action April 21, 1918, near Boncourt.
Enl. May 9, 1917; reported for duty July 25; mustered July 31, Btry. A, 1st Field Arty., Mass. N.G. (Btry. A, 101st F.A., 26th Div.). Overseas Sept. 9, 1917.
Born Dec 16, 1894, at West Medford, son of Minot R. and Lillian P. (Oakes) Lawrence (both deceased); brother of Harry L. of Lashburn, Saskatchewan, Can. Nephew of Mrs. F. M. Upham of Medford. Temporarily residing at Winthrop; formerly of Arlington.
"First man of gun crew, Btry. A, 101st F. A., which fired first shot of National Guard against the enemy; he pulled the lanyard (Feb. 5, 1918)."
Thomas A. Maloney - U.S. Army - PVT
Died Sept. 27, 1918, at Springfield, of disease.
Ent. June 24, 1918, 151st D.B.; trans. 1 Aug. to Co. K, 42d Inf., 12th Div.
Born Jan. 21, 1887, at East Boston, son of Thomas (born in Ireland) and Margaret J. (Pendergast) Maloney; brother of Mary E. (wife of John N. Fulham). Married Margaret McGaugh.
Richard F. Metcalf - U.S. Army - CPL - Town Memorial
Killed in action July 15, 1918 [west of Moneaux].
Enl. Feb. 4, 1915, M.G. Co., 5th Inf., M.V.M. Served on Mexican Border. Reported for duty July 25, 1917; mustered Aug. 8, M. G. Co., 5th Inf., Mass. N.G.; trans, to M.G. Co., 101st Inf., 26th Div. Corporal July 24, 1917. Overseas Sept. 7, 1917.
Born April 4, 1898, at W'inthrop, son of Colonel Ben Hicks (Regimental Surgeon, 12th Field Arty., 2d Div.) and Maud R. (Fossett) Metcalf.
William E. Miller - U.S. Army - CPL - Town Memorial
Killed in action Oct. 30, 1918 [near Belieu Bois].
Enl. June 20, 1916, M.G. Co., 5th Inf., M.V.M. Served on Mexican Border. Reported for duty July 25, 1917; mustered Aug.8, M.G. Co., 5th Inf., Mass. N.G.; trans, to M. G. Co., 101st Inf., 26th Div. Overseas Sept. 27, 1917.
Born April 1, 1889, in Boston, son of Louis J. and Elizabeth A. (Brennan) Miller; brother of Louis J., John, and Catherine. Salesman, employed in Boston.
William P. Nelligan - U.S. Army - CPL
Killed in action Oct. 27, 1918 [killed 24 Oct., by shell fire M. [Belieu Bois].
Enl. and reported for duty May 26, 1917, Co. B, 9th Inf., Mass. N.G. (Co. B, 101st Inf., 26th Div.). Corporal Aug. 12, 1918. Overseas Sept. 7, 1917.
Born Feb. 13, 1890, at Tignish, P. E. I., son of John J. and Mary A. (Handrahan) Nelligan of Norway, P.E.I., 1919; brother of Leo and Fred of Norway, P. E. I., Maude, Emily, Mrs. Edward Connors, all of Boston, and Mrs. David Jack of Dorchester. Husband of Minnie Jean Nelligan; of Haliburton, P.E.I. Carpenter. Resident in Massachusetts five years.
H. Bertram Nickerson - Seaman
Edward O'Neill - U.S. Army - CAPT
Died June 27, 1919, at Camp Upton, N. Y., of disease.
Enl. Feb. 16, 1913, at Fort Slocum, N.Y., Co. I, 26th Inf.; dis. Feb. 15, 1917; re-enl. Feb. 16, 1917, Co. I, 26th Inf., 1st Div.; dis. July 10, 1917, as first sergeant, to accept commission. Commissioned 2d Lieut. July 11, 1917; assigned to Co. F, 23d Inf., 2d Div. 1st Lieut., April 8, 1918. Captain Nov. 9, 1918. Wounded July 18, 1918. Overseas Sept. 7, 1917, to Jan. 20, 1919.
Born July 25, 1889, in Boston, son of Edward P. O'Neill of Watertown; brother of Charles S. of Leominster, Albert J. of Dorchester, John J. of Somerville, and Magdalene (wife of Matthew J. Murtha) of Winthrop Highlands. Painter. Credited to New York.
Croix de Guerre: "At the time of a surprise attack made by the enemy on April 6, 1918, he took command of a group of men whose officer had just been wounded; by his excellent bearing, his energy and his courage, he contributed toward stopping the enemy and pursuing him into his lines in disorder."
John P. Quinlan - U.S. Army - PVT
Killed in action 15 Oct., 1918 [Landres-et-St. Georges].
Ent. April 26, 1918, 151st D.B.; trans. May 23 to Co. L, 301st Inf., 76th Div.; July 31 to Co. A, 163d Inf., 42d Div.; 6 Aug. to Co. K, 165th Inf., 42d Div. Overseas July 6, 1918.
Born June, 1890, at Cloonacool, Ire.; brother of Mary Ellen of Winthrop, James, Dennis Joseph, and Bridget A. All of County Sligo, Ire. Mill hand. Resident in Massachusetts eight years. Of South Boston. - More info
George L. Richardson - U.S. Army - PVT
Killed in action 23 Oct., 1918 [Belieu Bois].
Enl. Feb. 4, 1915, M.G. Co., 5th Inf., M. V. M. Served on Mexican Border. Reported for duty July 25, 1917; mustered Aug. 8, M.G. Co., 5th Inf., Mass. N.G.; trans, to M.G. Co., 101st Inf., 26th Div. Overseas Sept. 7, 1917.
Born April 6, 1896, at Chelsea, son of Parker J. and Mary Lavinia (Bent) Richardson; brother of William Parker, Marion Elizabeth, William Stanley, Charles Cutler, and Mary. Clerk, banking house. Richardson Building, Brookline Avenue, Boston, named in his memory. - More info
Marcus E. Rowe - British Royal Air Force - LT 1st
Died Aug. 19, 1918, at Yatesbury, Eng., accident.
Enr. June 13, 1917, U.S. Navy; dis. Oct. 3, 1917; never called to active duty. Enl. [Oct., 1917] British Royal Flying Force. Trained in Canada, Texas, and England. Commissioned 2d Lieut.; promoted 1st Lieut.
Born Aug. 20, 1893, at Springhill, N.S., son of Mrs. Mary Ann Rowe of Winthrop and brother of Flight Commander Arthur W. Rowe, Royal Air Force. Lived in Winthrop since four years of age. - More info
William P. Sheehan
Died March 20, 1919 [at General Hospital 16, New Haven, Conn.], of disease.
Enl. March 7, 1915, R.A., Hq. Co., 55th Arty., C. A. C; trans. Dec. 30, 1917, to 6th Co., Boston Coast Defense, C.A.C, Fort Banks; March 27, 1918, to 19th Co., Boston Coast Defense, C.A.C; to 8th Co., Boston C.A.C; Sept. 2 to Unit 6, C.A.C, September Automatic Replacement Draft, Fort Banks; Sept. 20 to C.A.C, unassigned Detachment of Patients, General Hospital 16.
Born about May, 1886, at Lawrence, son of John J. and Mary (Cosgrove) Sheehan. Married Edna B. Lee.
 






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