William Harold McDonald
Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
William H. McDonald was born on
August 28, 1919 in Syracuse, Onondaga County,
New York. He was drafted into the Army on February 24, 1942. His home of residence was listed
as Elmira Heights, Chemung County, New York and his civilian occupation was listed as
mechanics and repairmen. He had completed two years of High School
and was married to Kathryn Hayduk with one son James William McDonald.
His religion was listed as Catholic.
Private First Class McDonald was
killed in action in France during the attack against Cherbourg
on June 23, 1944.
William H. McDonald was buried
in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and his remains were later returned
to the United States where he was reinterred in New York on January 10, 1949.
Woodlawn National Cemetery
Plot F Grave 4047
Grave marker for William H. McDonald
Photo by M Witsch from the Find A Grave website
Top photo of William H. McDonald by M Witsch from the Find A Grave website
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