Wesley J. Hennessy
Company D 22nd Infantry
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
at Lexington, Kentucky. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 5 ½ 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
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.
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco County
Plot: Section ES Site 443
Grave marker for Wesley J. Hennessy
Photo by Carol from the Find A Grave website
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