Commemorating Memorial Day – Remembering Granville’s fallen soldiers

Civil War

Isaac Ausment – enlisted 1861, died at New Orleans.

William Ausment – enlisted 1861, 96th Reg., Co. I, visited Granville during service, and died of consumption in Granville, Dec. 24, 1862.

Visti Boudevin – enlisted Aug. 4, 1862, 123rd Reg., Co. K, died May 18, 1864, in hospital near Chattanooga, Tenn.

Daniel S. Carmody – enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, 123rd Reg., Co. K, died at camp near Stafford Court House, Va., Mar. 9, 1863.

Albert W. Doane – enlisted Aug. 9, 1862, 123rd Reg., Co. K, died of wounds at Chancellorsville, Va., May 10, 1863.

Horace Dowd – enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, 123rd Reg., Co. K, died of disease at Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 13, 1864.

James Gordon – enlisted Aug. 22, 1862, 123rd Reg., Co. K, died Jan. 19. 1863, at hospital at Harper’s Ferry, Va.

Francis A. Granger – enlisted Feb. 1864, 93rd Reg. Co. I, wounded May 15, 1864, captured and held at Andersonville prison, Ga., where he died July 20, 1864.

Ralph E. Hall – enlisted Aug. 7, 1862, 123rd Reg., Co. K, died of diphtheria at hospital at Harper’s Ferry, Va., Jan. 13, 1863.

Horace E. Howard – enlisted Aug. 5, 1862, 123rd. Reg., Co. K; promoted sergeant, Sep. 4, 1862, promoted 1st sergeant, Jan. 28, 1863; wounded at Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863, died from effects of wounds May 28, 1863. The Granville post of the Grand Army of the Republic was named in his honor, as Post H. E. Howard No. 267.

Michael McBreen – enlisted Sept. 1862, 169th Reg., died 1864, believed to have been killed in battle.

Daniel Morgan – enlisted 93rd Reg., N.Y.S.V., killed in battle.

George Osborne – enlisted Aug. 12, 1862. 123rd Reg., Co. K, died of disease Feb. 28, 1865, near Hanging Rock, N.C.

John Pitts – enlisted Aug. 8, 1862, 123rd Reg., Co. K, killed at Resaca, Ga., May 15, 1864.

Milo Shaw – enlisted Aug. 6, 1862, 123rd Reg., Co. K, captured at Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863; fate unknown, presumed to have been killed or died in war prison.

Edward Tanner – enlisted Aug. 4, 1862, 123rd Reg., Co. K, killed at Chancellorsville, Va., May 1863, first man killed in company K.

Nelson G. Thayer – enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, 123rd Reg., Co. K, killed at Gettysburg, Penn., July 2, 1863.

Welcome Thomson – enlisted March 1864, 93rd Reg., Co. I, died at Albany, N.Y. July 1865, before regiment was mustered out.

Horace H. Tooley – enlisted Aug. 19, 1862, 123rd Reg., Co. K, wounded May 25, 1864, died of wounds June 8, 1864, near Dallas, Ga.

William A. Tooley – enlisted Aug. 19, 1862, 123rd Reg., Co. K, killed while fording Jones Creek near Goldsboro, N.C., on Apr. 10, 1865; last man killed in 123rd Reg., both for company K and regiment as a whole.

John D. Warren – enlisted Aug. 1862, 169th Reg., killed at Fort Fisher, N.C., Jan. 16, 1865.

Clark H. Waite – enlisted Mar. 23, 1864, 123rd Reg., Co. K, died of disease at hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind.

Henry O. Wiley – enlisted Aug. 1862, 123rd Reg., Co. K, killed at Peach Tree Creek, Ga., July 20, 1864.

John A. Wiley – enlisted 1864 in 5th N.H., transferred to 2nd N.Y., wounded at Petersburg, Va., believed to have died in hospital.

A. Willson – enlisted 1861, 17th Reg., died of wounds, battle unknown.

World War I

William G. Brannick – Corp., sent to Camp Meade, Maryland, July 23, 1918, died of influenza there on Sept. 28, 1918.

Charles Burgess – Pvt., enlisted, sent overseas with Co. I, 105th Inft., killed in action Oct. 24, 1918.

Clarence J. Clark – Pvt., Co. E, 46th Inft.

Thomas M. Cullen – Pvt. 1cl, was with Camp Hospital at Fort Clark, Tex., died of pneumonia Oct. 22, 1918.

Clarence DeGroff – Sgt., enlisted 1917, sent to France Oct. 1917, reported missing in action Oct. 23, 1918, later amended to killed in action for same date.

John W. Falvey – Corp., enlisted June 1917, went with L Co., 9th Inft., went overseas late 1917. He was fighting in France when he was wounded and died Sept. 12, 1918. The Granville post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars was partly named in his honor.

Emanuel Goldberg – Corp., went to France with the 301st T.M. Battery, died Sep. 21, 1918.

Leonard W. Haskin – Sgt., enlisted Feb. 1918, left for first furlough Sept. 27, contracted influenza on the way home, which he did not recover from, and died Oct. 7, 1918.

Arvon Jones – enlisted in the Home Guard in mid-1918, fell ill from influenza Oct. 18, died Oct. 23, 1918.

David Mandigo – Att1, entered U.S. Navy, served as mess attendant, 1st class, died Oct. 19, 1918.

David Owens – entered U.S. Navy.

Nelson J. Moore – Pvt., went to Camp Meade, Md., July 28, 1918; assigned to Headquarters, 71st Inft., died of influenza Oct. 1, 1918.

Ralph Warner – Pvt., entered early 1918, sent to France May 1918, with Co. I, 312th Inft., was with company headquarters sending messages, killed Oct. 23, 1918.

Griffith Williams – entered U.S. Navy.

World War II

Sullivan M. Fringi – Sgt., enlisted Nov. 2, 1938, received training at Fort Devens, Mass., Fort Du Pont, Del.; Plattsburgh, N.Y.; Fort Benning, Ga.; Camp Blanding, Fla.; and New Orleans, La. He left for overseas in July 1942, attached to the First Engineers Combat Battalion, 1st Division. He was one of the first to arrive at North Africa. He was sent to Sicily after the African campaign, where he was killed in action on July 21, 1943. The Granville post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars was partly named in his honor.

George Gilbert – Pfc., entered the service Mar. 12, 1942, received his basic training at Fort Eustis, Va. He was sent overseas in May, was in the North African campaign, Sicilian campaign, and the Italian campaign, where his division was captured by the Germans. After their escape they were placed in a replacement camp in Paris from where he was sent to Germany. He was killed in action on Mar. 14, 1945 at Honnef, Germany.

John Gilbert – Sgt., entered the Army Feb. 11, 1941. He was drowned in the East River, Apr. 4, 1945.

Howard Hayes – S2c Navy, enlisted in the Navy and became a skilled metal-smith. He went on a ten day leave on Aug. 1, 1943, to spend time with his family, and was killed in an automobile accident on Aug. 10, the last day of his ten day leave.

Peter Hoblock – 1st Lt., received his basic training at Camp Upton, Fort McClennan, Ala. He left for overseas from Fort Bragg, N.C. in 1944. He served in France, Belgium and Germany. He received a Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Cluster. He was killed commanding a company in the 90th Division, on Mar. 15, 1945.

Edward T. Jones – Sgt., entered the service on Mar. 14, 1941 and received basic training at Camp Wheeler, Ga. He served in Iceland for two years with a trucking division. He completed infantry training in England. He saw service in Belgium and Germany. He died near Kommerschied, Germany, in August, 1942.

George A. Jones – T/5, received basic training at Camp Gordon. He attended medical school in Texas. He was with General Patton’s 3rd Army when he was killed in France, Nov. 16, 1944.

Richard Jones – Pfc., enlisted in the Marine Corps, Feb. 28, 1944, received basic training at Parris Island, S.C. and New River, N.C. He left for overseas in August 1944 and was killed in Iwo Jima on Feb. 28, 1945.

Harvey Jordon – Tech. Sgt., was inducted into the Army on April 11, 1943. He received his basic training at Fort Monmouth, N.J. and further training at Drew Field, Fla., and Santa Monica, Calif. He was assigned to the Signal Corps. He sailed for overseas duty in the Pacific area and died of an arterial thrombosis on May 1, 1944, just as his boat was about to land at New Guinea.

Peter Kordiyak – 1st Lt., entered the service on Mar. 5, 1941, graduated from Officer’s Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga. After receiving his commission he was sent to England to join the 29th Infantry. He was active in the invasion on D-Day and died of wounds received in France on July 17, 1944.

Andrew Kurchey – Tech. Sgt., entered the Medical Corps., on Mar. 12, 1940, receiving basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. He was transferred to Fort Dix, N.J., then to Fort Blanding, Fla. He went to England and was in the invasion of Normandy in June 1944. He was taken prisoner, and died Nov. 29, 1944.

John Kurchey – Pfc., inducted Mar. 5, 1942 and received his basic training at Camp Croft, then set to Lafayette College in Easton, Penn., for an engineering course. He was a glider pilot in Georgia, then was sent to England, and transferred to the infantry. He was in the invasion of southern France. He went to Belgium and then Germany with Patton’s 3rd Army. He was killed in action on Nov. 25, 1944.

John A. Kuruc – Pvt., inducted Mar. 12, 1943, received basic training in an anti-tank battalion in Camp Hood in Texas. He was fatally burned on Feb. 24, 1944 in line of duty while preparing for maneuvers at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Augustus Labate – Pfc., received his basic training at Camp Croft, S.C., further trained for parachute work at Fort Benning, Ga. He received his wings as a jumper in July at Camp Mackall, N.C.; he was killed in France on June 6, 1944.

Joseph A. Lewry – Pvt., inducted into service Sep. 6, 1943, trained with the 63rd Infantry at Camp Van Dorn, Miss. He went overseas with the 359th Infantry in January 1944, and was killed in France, July 6, 1944.

Albert Libert – Pfc., entered the service in February 1941, went to Fort Sam Houston. He was attached to the 9th Infantry, and sent overseas in September 1943. He was stationed in Northern Ireland and England, until he was sent to France, where he was killed in action on July 26, 1944.

Edward McGrath – Sgt., enlisted Mar. 11, 1941, received basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. He was later at Camp Gordon, Ga., and was killed in a bus accident near Augusta, on Feb. 7, 1943.

John Moffett – Pfc., was inducted May 1942. He was an M.P. at Fort Niagara until August 1944, when he went to Camp Butner, N.C. He took special training in scouting and infantry. He went overseas in January 1945 in General Patton’s 3rd Army. He was killed in action on April 17, 1945.

Henry Nelson – 2nd Lt., enlisted in the Army in 1939, served in the Hawaiian Islands. He returned just before the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and transferred to the Air Force. He received training as a navigator. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant upon graduation from Hondo Air Field in Texas, on Oct. 23, 1943. He lacked one week’s advanced training to complete his work for a navigator when he was killed in an aircraft accident near Avon Park Aviation Field, Fla., on Jan. 1, 1944.

Robert J. O’Donnell – Pfc., served with the 306th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division. He received wounds at Guam in August of 1944, and later died from those wounds at a hospital in Guam.

Thomas E. Oatman – Sgt., from Granville, attended the Hartford central school; inducted into service Oct. 23, 1942. He went overseas in April 1944, and was with an infantry regiment in France when he killed in action June 21, 1944.

Floyd Olson – Capt., joined the Army Air Force in August 1941, received his commission as Lieutenant and served in active duty in Alaska. He received the “Air Medal for Bravery” in the Battle of Kiska. He died Feb. 27, 1944 in an automobile accident in California.

Michael Prehoda – SSgt., inducted at Fort Dix, went overseas in April 1944. He went to North Africa, Italy, France and Germany. He was killed Mar. 14, 1945, at Neustadt, Germany.

Peter Prehoda, Jr. – Pfc., entered the service Mar. 22, 1942, receiving basic training at Camp Croft, S.C. He was on maneuvers at Camp Rucker, Ala. He went overseas to North Africa in August 1943. He was killed in action on Feb. 17, 1944.

Norman Pritchard – Pfc., inducted to Army on Mar. 13, 1942, receiving basic training at Camp Croft, S.C. He received his wings as a paratrooper at Fort Benning, Ga. He went overseas in April 1943, and was active in combat, jumping in Sicily, Salerno and France. He was killed in Normandy on June 16, 1944.

Robert Roche – Pfc., enlisted in the Army after graduating school, inducted Mar. 12, 1943, served in the Allied Invasion of Italy. He was reported missing in action at the Battle of Anzio Beach on Feb. 16, 1944, later revised to killed in action for the same date.

Donald R. Schaffer – Pfc., inducted into the Army on Feb. 3, 1942, received basic training, then went overseas in July, arriving in England in August. He was then sent to North Africa. He was killed on Nov. 10, 1942, in the Battle of North Africa.

John Shinglar – SSgt., received basic training at Biggs Field, Texas, and Lower Field in Denver, Colo., going overseas in March 1943. He was a gunner in the 8th Air Force. He was in the invasion on D-Day. He was killed while combing a munitions plant in Munster, Germany. He was reported missing Mar. 23, 1945, and announced dead in July 1945.

Clarence Thomas – Pfc., inducted Sep. 8, 1943 at Camp Upton, receiving training Camp Van Dorn, Miss., and Camp Breckenridge, Ky. He was sent overseas in March 1944, stationed in England. He went to France in June, and was killed on July 4, 1944.

Pierce Williams – Pvt., entered the service Apr. 1, 1942, received basic training at Fort Belvoir, Va., with the engineers. He was later transferred to Fort Moultrie, S.C., where he died of pneumonia, Oct. 3, 1943.

Korean War

George Andrews, Jr. – Pfc., left Granville in 1948 to join the service. He entered with the U.S. Army Infantry, taking basic training at Fort Dix, Fort Carson, and additional training in Wisconsin. He was killed in action in Korea on Apr. 23, 1951.

Henry V. Batease – 1st Lt., entered the service on May 1, 1949. He graduated from Williams Air Force Base, Ariz.; Navy Jet Pilot School in Pensacola, Fla.; and Selfridge Air Force Base, Mich. He was assigned to Korea, and served 24 combat missions with a fighter group. He died in an aircraft accident on Nov. 4, 1951.

Calvin R. Brace – Cpl., left Granville High School to enter the service in 1945, joining the Navy. He re-enlisted April 30, 1949. He joined the U.S. Marines, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Division. He went to Boot Camp in Parris Island, N.C., and took advance training in Quantico, Va. He served in the occupation of Japan, and saw duty in China, before going to Korea. He was killed in action in Yongsan, Korea on Sep. 3, 1950.

James F. Statia – Ensign, Navy, entered service on Sept. 28, 1946, as a Midshipman at Yale University. After graduating from Yale, he was appointed to rank of Ensign in the Navy. He reported to Long Beach, Calif., for advanced training reporting to the U.S.S. St. Paul, CA 73 Heavy Cruiser. He was reported lost at sea on Mar. 11, 1951, at Inchon, Korea, when the motor whaleboat carrying Statia and five other men was lost; his body was never found.

Vietnam War

Roy K. Corlew – WO, from Granville, attended Hartford central school, class of 1962. He entered service Jan. 27, 1967, with the U.S. Army, after receving basic training, he had primary flight training at Fort Wolters, Tex., and helicopter flight training at Fort Rucker, Ala., graduated from flight school on Feb. 13, 1968, receiving his warrant officer’s commission and wings. He was serving with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 20th Artillery, 1st Air Cavalry, and was stationed at An Khe. He was killed July 12, 1968, when the helicopter he was piloting crashed and burned.

Charles Howe – SP4, entered service on Sept. 7, 1966, with the U.S. Army, 4th Infantry Division, receiving basic and advanced training. He was killed in action in Vietnam on Mar. 26, 1968. His name is on the Vietnam wall in Washington, D.C., on panel 46E, line 35.

Norman Mead – Cpl., entered service with the U.S. Marines in February of 1966, receiving his boot training at Parris Island, N.C. He was sent to Vietnam, and was killed in action in Thua Thien, Vietnam on July 19, 1967.

Richard L. Rozell – Pfc., graduated from Granville High School in 1970. He entered the service. While serving with the Army’s 51st Transportation Company in Manheim, Germany, he was killed in an ammunition truck explosion on Mar. 7, 1972.

Note: The Civil War and World War I sections were researched in 2022 by Granville town historian Erik Pekar. The World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War sections have been previously printed each year in the Sentinel for about 20 years.