William Harold McDonald

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/23/1944

 

 

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.

 

Burial:
Woodlawn National Cemetery
Elmira
Chemung County
New York
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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