Donald Austin Gorges

Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/25/1944

 

 

Donald A. Gorges was born in New Hampshire on July 29, 1922. He was drafted into the Army
on November 3, 1943 at Manchester, New Hampshire. His home of residence was listed as
Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire and his civilian occupation was listed as Semiskilled
Chauffeurs And Drivers, Bus, Taxi, Truck, And Tractor. He had completed one year of High School
and was single with no dependents at the time of his induction. At the time of his death he was married.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private Gorges was killed in action in France in the area between Gonneville and Montebourg,
during the attack against Cherbourg on June 25, 1944.

 

Donald A. Gorges prior to shipping out to Europe

Photo from Ancestry.com

 

 

 

From Ancestry.com

 

 

 

Donald A. Gorges was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in New Hampshire on April 14, 1949.

Burial:
Woodland Cemetery
Keene
Cheshire County
New Hampshire

 

Grave marker for Donald A. Gorges

Photo by A Helper from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 


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