WWI Veterans of New Jersey


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Walter Clements born August 12, 1891, and died May 5, 1967 was a Veteran of WWI. (Submitted by: Debra Kilroy, Moosehawkspider@aol.com )

James J. Donovan was a World War 1 Veteran who served in France with the 312th Infantry Co. of the 78 th Division. He died in 1971. For his bravery on the battlefields of France he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and was recognized by the Italian Government with the Italian War Cross. He was Mayor of Bayonne from 1939-1943. Signed, William J. Donovan at Shmr776@cs.com

The following 11 names are American soldiers buried in the Flanders Field cemetery 
in Belgium. Two of them have no home town. 
(On Mahan  Patrick has as home town: Clemington Heights: could be Clementon). 
If you can help with the home towns of the 2 Soldiers please let me , as well a Patrick Lernout.

 Town		       Last    FIRST       UNIT          RANK     DEATH     DATE of DEATH
 
????:               Novak, John:        27th 106 inf  pvt      ???       30/08/1918 

????:               Mundes, William H.: 37th 145 inf  pvt 1cl  ???       06/11/1918 

clemington Heights: Mahan, Edward J.:   37th 148 inf  pvt      kia       31/10/1918 

Hoboken:            Schau, Otto C.:     37th 148 inf  pvt 1cl  kia       02/11/1918 

Jersey City:        Dattolo, Sabino:    37th 148 inf  pvt 1cl  kia       02/11/1918 

Little Ferry:       Dileo, Rocco:       37th 148 inf  pvt      dow       02/11/1918 

New Brunswick:      Kohler, Louis:      37th 148 inf  pvt      kia       04/11/1918 

Park Ridge:         Stalter, Charles:   37th 148 inf  pvt      kia       31/10/1918 

Paterson:           Guarino, Antonio:   37th 148 inf  pvt      dow       01/11/1918 

Roselle Park:       Williams, Henry:    27th 105 inf  sgt      kia       01/09/1918 

Rutherford:         Deforest, Walter:   27th 105 inf  sgt      kia       01/09/1918 

 
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Patrick Lernout at patrick.lernout@pandora.be

William Earl Christian, was born in Trenton on 27 January 1898. He graduated from Trenton High School circa June 1916. Later in 1916, he attended the University of Illinois to study engineering. He enlisted in the Army on 9 July 1918 at Trenton. He served in the Engineer Corps in France in early 1919 (and probably late 1918 as well). He was honorably discharged on 18 July 1919. He later married Helen Beatty in Highland Park. He died in New Brunswick on 26 March 1964. (Submitted by Paul C. Christian, pchristian@cybertours.com)

Alvin H.Kille, b. Camden, NJ, 1 October 1896, d. 1957. Served 25 August 1918 to 25 April 1919, son of William E. Kille and Lily May (Ballinger) Kille, brother of Maud Kille, Lucy Kille, and Walter H. Kille. (Submitted by Mayann A. Ross, MaisieAnn@aol.com)

George Harold HOFMANN, born 27 Jan 1892 in Wall Township, Spring Lake , Monmouth County, NJ, was the son of Jacob and Anna Matilda (HALL) HOFMANN. He enrolled in the U. S. Naval Reserve Force on 04Jun1918 at Newark, NJ and was honorably discharged 30Sep1921 from the U. S. Third Naval District and the U. S. Naval Reserve Force, New York, NY. His active duty was 24Jul1918 to 26May1919. He served at the Naval Operating Base and on board the USS Madawaska as a Ship's Fitter 2c. After his discharge he married Esther Margaret POPP of Reading, Berks County, PA on 08Oct1921 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, in Reading. He met her in Spring Lake, Monmouth County, NJ, where she had completed nursing school at Ann May Hospital School of Nursing in 1914. She was registered as an R.N. in the State of NJ and was engaged in private duty nursing. The couple had seven children: two girls born in NJ; two boys born in CO (the elder of whom died at birth), and three girls born in TX. George and Esther both died in TX in 1982 at the ages of 90 and 89 years respectively. Submitted by daughter, Esther Margaret (HOFMANN) WRIGHT ewright210@AOL.COM


Edmund John LOGUE Born 16 Apr 1892, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA. D. 20 Apr 1936, Lyons VA Hospital, Sterling, Essex, NJ.Served in USArmy during WWI as a grave digger. Donated by Grandson Joseph J. Carter

1st Lt. Alan NUTT flyer in the 94th Aero Squadren(Rickenbacker unit) b. 5 April 1895, Cliffside Park, , NJ died near Forges, France d. 26 Sep 1918 bur. Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery. awarded Distinguished Service Cross (posthumously) on 24 Dec 1918 son of; Robert Hurd NUTT and Sarah Josephine HOVEY Donated by Harriet Jackson Marvin wife of Grand-Nephew, valcyr@whc.net.


John J. Ruffing Jr., son of John and Julia Ruffing, was a Corporal with Supply Co. 114 Infantry. Born Dec.5,1895,Paterson,N.J., died April 11,1960. John was the grandson of John Ruffing a Civil War Veteran. Donated by Ethel Ruffing Resotko

Private Arthur Harold Wraith,Troop L 15th Cavalry: Enlisted: 15 December 1917,Served in France 1918 Discharged: Camp Dix, NJ on 25 June 1919. Source: Discharge papers. Donated by Mary A. Kayhart.


Raymond Kimble WILSON: died at the battle of Meuse Argonne on October 5, 1918. He was survived by his wife, Grace Gravatt Wilson, daughter Leona Abigail Wilson, mother Sarah Wilson, and sister Cecilia Wilson Voorhees. He served with Co. K, 26th Infantry. (Donated by: RS Thomason

Roland Matlack Wiltshire< was born 12/11/1895 in Moorestown, Burlington County, New Jersey, the son of George Franklin Wiltshire (a Civil War Veteran) and Martha Anna Matlack Wiltshire. He served in France as a Private and Machine Gunner in the 311th Infantry, 78th Division, United States Army in 1917 and 1918. Roland graduated from Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia, PA as a Civil Engineer in 1921. He married Sarah Stokes Brown, daughter of Charles Henry and Hettie Tash Moore Brown 6/1/1925 at the Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge, PA. He was a Staff Engineer with the Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. They spent nearly their entire married life in Moorestown, New Jersey. He died 4/25/1961 in Moorestown, NJ and is buried in the US National Cemetery in Beverly, New Jersey, plot X-1296. Roland and Sarah had four children: George Franklin - 1927, Maragret Brown - 1930, Janet - 1931, and Joyce - 1933. (Donated by: mwiltshire@mindspring.com)