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They Did Not Come Home

 
 
They Did Not Come Home Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 16, 2010
1. They Did Not Come Home Memorial
Inscription.
They Did Not Come Home
These are the graves of Waterbury soldiers and sailors who died in The Great War for Democracy 1917 – 1919 and who remain forever interred where they fell. Let those who come after them see to it that their names are not forgotten, for they did not come home.

Their graves are devoutly cared for by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

CMM, USN Willis M. Goodrow, died January 13, 1918; Wall of the Missing, Surresnes, France; Served on the USS Rowan, DD-64 • Bugler Nicholas Florio, died July 28, 1918; Buried in Aisne-Marne, France; Served with the 102nd Inf., 26th Division • Corporal Guiseppe DiMele, died September 30, 1918; Wall of the Missing, Meuse-Argonne, France; Served with the 307th Inf., 77th Division • Mechanic Henry E. Carrey, died October 13, 1918; Buried in Meuse-Argonne, France; Served with the 6th Inf., 5th Division • Private Morris Lappe, died October 28, 1918; Buried in Meuse-Argonne, France; Served with the 102nd Inf., 26th Division • Private James K. Shoemaker, died June 19, 1918; Buried in St. Mihiel, France; Served with the 102nd Inf., 26th Division • Private Sylvester Kelly, died July 29, 1918; Buried in Aisne-Marne, France; Served with the 102nd Inf., 26th Division • Private First Class James M. Casey, died October 1, 1918; Buried in Meuse-Argonne,
They Did Not Come Home Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 16, 2010
2. They Did Not Come Home Memorial
France; Served with the 345th Tank Battalion • Sgt. Joseph Harper, died October 14, 1918; Buried in Meuse-Argonne, France; Served with the 14th MG Battalion, 5th Division • Private Harry Gillespie, died November 1, 1918; Buried in Surresnes, France; Served with the 308th Inf., 77th Division • Private John E. Serrey, died July 18, 1918; Wall of the Missing, Aisne-Marne, France; Served with the 9th Inf., 2nd Division • Private Joseph A. Winslovich, died August 3, 1918; Buried in Aisne-Marne, France; Served with the 39th Inf., 4th Division • Private Wilfred J. Champagne, died October 4, 1918; Buried in Meuse-Argonne, France; Served with the 127th Inf., 32nd Division • Private Francesco Loparco, died October 14, 1918; Buried in Meuse-Argonne, France; Served with the 39th Inf., 4th Division • Private William J. Knox, died November 2, 1918; Buried in Meuse-Argonne, France; Served with the 305th Inf., 77th Division • Corporal Marshall D. Leach, died July 20, 1918; Buried in Aisne-Marne, France; Served with the 102nd Inf., 26th Division • Private First Class John Bull, died August 4, 1918; Buried in St. Mihiel, France; Served with the 326th Inf., 82nd Division • Corporal George V. Lawson, died October 4, 1918; Buried in St. Mihiel, France; Served with the 102nd Inf., 26th Division • Private Stanley Dulepski, died October 15, 1918; Buried in Meuse-Argonne, France; Served with the 127th
They Did Not Come Home Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 16, 2010
3. They Did Not Come Home Memorial
Inf., 32nd Division • Private Frank Creta, died November 3, 1918; Buried in Meuse-Argonne, France; Served with the 23rd Inf., 2nd Division • Private John J. Cleary, died July 23, 1918; Buried in Aisne-Marne, France; Served with the 102nd Inf., 26th Division • Private Henry Hamel, died August 27, 1918; Buried in Oise-Aisne, France; Served with the 307th Inf., 77th Division • Private Frank Angelo, died October 5, 1918; Buried in Meuse-Argonne, France; Served with the 110th Inf., 28th Division • Private Joseph Apalucci, died October 20, 1918; Buried in Meuse-Argonne, France; Served with the 127th Inf., 32nd Division • Private Joseph F. Dwyer, died November 4, 1918; Buried in Aisne-Marne, France; Served with the 303rd Field Art., 76th Division • Private First Class Alvie S. White, died July 23, 1918; Buried in Oise-Aisne, France; Served with the 102nd Inf., 26th Division • Private William F. Brophy, died September 1, 1918; Buried in Aisne-Marne, France; Served with the 307th Inf., 77th Division • Private Patrick Daomi, died October 8, 1918; Buried in Meuse-Argonne, France; Served with the 308th Inf., 77th Division • Corporal Alexander Urquehart, died October 25, 1918; Served with the 102nd Inf., 26th Division • Private Jonas Zuraitis, died February 10, 1918; Buried in Meuse-Argonne, France; Served with the 104th Eng., 29th Division • Sgt. Clarence P. Brodeur, died July 25, 1918; Wall of the Missing, Aisne-Marne, France; Served with the 102nd Inf., 26th Division • Private Thomas J. Brennan, died September 13, 1918; Buried in St. Mihiel, France; Served with the 104th Inf., 26th Division • Private Wiscenty Racki, died October 11, 1918; Buried in Meuse-Argonne, France; Served with the 326th Inf., 82nd Division • Private First Class Otis Hine, died October 27, 1918; Buried in Meuse-Argonne, France; Served with the 102nd Inf., 26th Division
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This memorial to the 34 sons of Waterbury who did not come home was developed by the Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee; Robert G. Dorr; Paul C. Petruccione; May 30, 2005
 
Erected 2005 by Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee.
 
Location. 41° 33.18′ N, 73° 2.721′ W. Marker is in Waterbury, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Meadow Street and Bank Street, on the right when traveling north on Meadow Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterbury CT 06702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great War For Democracy Memorial (a few steps from this marker); World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Cemetery on Burying Ground Hill (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Prince Elton (about 700 feet away); Reverend Michael Joseph McGivney (approx. 0.2 miles away); Enoch Hibbard House (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. James Church (approx. Ό mile away); Waterbury Veteran’s Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Waterbury.
 
More about this marker. The marker has a photograph of the grave or name on the Wall of the Missing of each man.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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