Donald Austin Gorges
Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
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
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.
Grave marker for Donald A. Gorges
Photo by A Helper from the Find A Grave website
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