Wesley J. Hennessy

Company D 22nd Infantry

KIA 03/13/1899

 

 

Wesley J. Hennessy was born in Hamilton County, Ohio in 1876.

He enlisted for a period of 3 years as a Private in Company D of the 22nd Infantry on October 15, 1898
at Lexington, Kentucky. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 5 inches tall, had dark brown hair,
brown eyes and a fair complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Laborer.

Private Wesley J. Hennessy was killed in action during the attack by the 22nd Infantry and the 4th Cavalry
against the insurgent positions on the Guadalupe Ridge, during the battle for Pasig, east of Manila,
on the island of Luzon, Philippines.

In different accounts his last name is spelled as Hennessey, Henessy or Henesey.

Below is the listing of Hennessy's name, from the report written January 3, 1901,
by 1st Lieutenant Isaac Newell, as Commanding Officer Company D 22nd Infantry,
reporting the deaths of Soldiers in the Philippines from Company D.

 

 

Document courtesy of Matthew Westfall, author of The Devil's Causeway

 

 

Wesley J. Hennessy was buried in the US Military Cemetery at Manila, Island of Luzon.

At some time later his body was returned to the United States where he was interred at San Francisco, California.

 

 

Burial:
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: Section ES Site 443

 

Grave marker for Wesley J. Hennessy

Photo by Carol from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 


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