H Company 16th Infantry Big Red One

In Memory of Captain Anthony J Prahl and all the men who served with 
              H Company 16th Infantry, First Infantry Divison In WWII 

The Men of H co who were Killed In Action, Missing or Died of Wounds.
Officers KIA

 List continues to grow as I cross reference what information I have with what information is available. Make note there were no finsihed statistics for H Co at the end of WW II.

I have yet to find any.

                                    H Company Honor Roll WW II

                                                           KIA's and MIA's  

1. Officer, Jackson, Henry J.  O-1295884           

(KIA Jan.12,1945 date must be incorrect as states he was killed in Italy(Sicily) still trying get records on him and all others from H co.)

First Lieutenant Henry J. Jackson

Service # 01295884
Entered Service: 17 February 1941
Company H, 16th Infantry Regiment

Killed in Action: 12 January 1945 in Italy 

 

 

 

Site with original information 

 

2. Lt. Jack Shaughnessy, K.I.A. 6 June 1944

3. Officer Duke, Philip H., Jr. Listed on the 16th IR Honor Roll 1946.

Still trying to get an Officers Roster for H Co.

Photo of Lt Duke with Lt's John Shelby, Lt. Sutton and Lt.Prahl photo taken in Waimes Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge.

Enlisted K.I.A.'s
1. Adams, John W. 

Pfc. KIA, DSC

2. Beaver, Jess J. Jr. Pvt. Service # 36696942

 16th Infantry regiment, First Infantry Division


 

 

 

 

 

 

Entered the Service from: Illinois

Died: 20-Nov-44
Buried at: Plot D Row 2 Grave 52
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Henri-Chapelle, Belgium Awards: Purple Heart


Pfc. Jesse James Beaver, commonly known as “Tonnie” was killed in action in Germany, on November 20, reports from the government this week revealed to his family.

     His wife, Helen Beaver, East St. Louis, received an official wire on Friday, December 15, and notified his father, Jess Beaver, of Siegel’s addition, and sister, Mrs. John Kairo, 408 North Combs Avenue.

     Beaver was an infantryman and was with the First Army, participating in the invasions in France. He was inducted in to service in October,1943, and received basic training at Camp Blanding, Florida. In March of this year he spent two weeks at Camp Meade, Maryland, prior to shipping out of the country.

    In April he landed in England and soon after his mail began coming from a French address. The last few letters from him were sent from Germany.

Before he entered service, Beaver worked in the electrolytic plant of the American Zinc Company at Monsanto, Illinois. He graduated from the local high school.
      Beaver, who was thirty-four years old at the time of his death, is survived by his wife, two children, Darlene, six years old, and a second child born last week, his father and three sisters, Mrs. John Kairo, Mrs. Myrtle Kennedy, of Kansas City, and Mrs. Mabel Schilling, Granite City.

Link to information on Jesse Beaver 

  

3. Baskin, Thomas H.

Pfc. KIA

4. Babineau, Alfred G  Sgt. KIA Service # 31230755

16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 
Entered the Service from: Massachusetts
Died: 20-Dec-44
Buried at: Plot A Row 18 Grave 46
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Henri-Chapelle, Belgium 
Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

5. Balvac, John Cprl. KIA  Service# 6578144

16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: California

Died: 31-Mar-43
Buried at: Plot D Row 17 Grave 4

North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia 
Awards: Purple Heart

6. Bell, Norman T. Pfc. KIA Service # 34278601

16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 
Entered the Service from: Mississippi
Died: 12-Jul-43
Buried at: Plot B Row 14 Grave 15
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Nettuno, Italy 
Awards: Purple Heart

7. Campbell, Charles L.   Pfc. KIA Service # 33146795

16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 
Entered the Service from: Pennsylvania
Died: 6-Jun-44
Buried at: Plot I Row 10 Grave 3
Normandy American Cemetery
Colleville-sur-Mer, France 
Awards: Purple Heart

8. Crum, James W.    

Pvt. KIA

9. Chouinard, Leo A.     Pfc. KIA Service # 31233582

16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 
Entered the Service from: Massachusetts
Died: 20-Nov-44
Buried at: Plot F Row 2 Grave 69
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Henri-Chapelle, Belgium 
Awards: Purple Heart

10. Cardenas, Simeon     

Pfc. Possible H Co.KIA

11. DeLuca, Emill    Pfc. KIA

Pfc. Emil DeLuca was wounded Before
Killed in Germany
In Service for 3 Years
Changed from Tank To Infantry

Private First Class Emil DeLuca, twenty-one years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil DeLuca, 678 Burroughs Avenue, Thursday morning March 22, was reported killed in action March 5 in Germany. The wire from the War Department also stated that DeLuca had been returned to duty on February 1 after being wounded slightly on January 23 in Belguim.

Young DeLuca, who was engaged as a truck driver in the military transport service, entered the service of his country in March, 1942, and received his training at Camp Butner, North Carolina. He was first a member of a Tank Division, but later transferred to the infantry in May, 1944, he was sent overseas, first arriving in England, then France and then Belgium.

He was born and raised in Collinsville and he has two brothers who have seen duty in the service overseas. John was recently discharged after twenty-six months service in the South Pacific. Eugene served thirty-four months in the Pacific and has been reassigned since his return to the States.

Besides his parents and two brothers mentioned, Pfc. DeLuca is survived by a third brother, Pete, living here, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Paul, Mrs. Theresa Bazzola and, Miss Betty DeLuca.

Link to site with DeLuca's Information

12. Ellish, Lewis

 Pfc. KIA 

 13. Farmer, Robert D. 

S.Sgt. KIA

14. Flager, Melvin V.   Pvt. KIA 6th June 44 Service # 16149968

16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 
Entered the Service from: Michigan
Died: 6-Jun-44
Buried at: Plot A Row 11 Grave 3
Normandy American Cemetery
Colleville-sur-Mer, France 
Awards: Purple Heart

15. Godreau, Rudy A.   Pfc. KIA 6th June 44 Service # 31218664

16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 
Entered the Service from: Maine
Died: 6-Jun-44
Buried at: Plot I Row 19 Grave 29
Normandy American Cemetery
Colleville-sur-Mer, France 
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart

             Link to website with Article

16. Habard J. Gladhill  Service # 6848366 SSgt

Date of Induction-March 29, 1934
Branch of service-Army Infantry
Trained at Fort Mills, Manila; Fort Jay, New York; Fort Dix, New Jersey; Camp Devens, Massachusetts; Camp Blanding, Florida
Date of Embarkation-July 1942

Served in Rubba, Tunisia
Medals Earned-Purple Heart; Silver Star

Served-9 years, 10 months, 2 days
First three years of enlistment was served in Philippines with the 60th Coast Artillery at Fort Mills, Manila Later enlisted with 16th Infantry, Company H, where he stayed until his death.

 

He is Listed as MIA on the ABMC Database

Habard T. Gladhill 
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division  
Entered the Service from: Maryland
Died: 31-Jan-43
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia  
Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
 

 

Site with Original information

The News, February 24, 1943 

 

STAFF SERGT. HABARD T. GLADHILL, Emmitsburg infantryman, has been reported as missing in action in Africa since January 31, according to a telegram received by his mother, Mrs. Sarah Gladhill, of Emmitsburg. 
Sergt. Gladhill, 31, had been with the American forces in northwest Africa, according to the information given in the official communication from the War Department. He is a son of the late Howard Gladhill, of Emmitsburg. The infantryman is the second Emmitsburg man to be reported as missing in action. Staff Sergt. Wilbur Roland Long, 23, photographer on an Army Air Corps bomber, was reported last fall as missing over the South Pacific since September 14. 

      Sergt. Gladhill, and Emmitsburg High School graduate, first enlisted in the Army in 1933 and was in the Philippines for some time. He reenlisted in the infantry and went overseas in July, 1942. The last letter received from him by his mother was dated January 8, 1943. 
Sergt. Gladhill was married in April, 1939, to Miss Rose Consotti, of New York city. She resides in the latter city. He was a graduate of St. Euphemia Parochial School at Emmitsburg, in addition to Emmitsburg High School. 

The News, July 27, 1943 

Staff Sergeant Habard T. Gladhill, son of Mrs. Sara(sic) Gladhill, 527 West Main street, has been awarded the Silver Star for outstanding bravery in action on the battlefields of Northern Africa, and since Sergeant Gladhill has been reported missing by the War Department, the medal was presented to his mother at Emmitsburg without formality. Mrs. Gladhill stated "I wish to not have any display made, especially at this time." Mrs. Gladhill has two other sons in the service. 
Those who knew "Hab" as a boy around town can easily understand that he would remain at his post, facing the enemy, with no thought of giving one inch of ground. The community is rightfully proud of "Hab" Gladhill and steps are being taken to honor the name of this town boy who so freely gave all for his country. 

The citation reads:

"Habard T. Gladhill , 6848366" Staff Sergeant, Infantry. For gallantry in action. Sergeant Gladhill, on his own initiative and despite the intense fire of enemy machine guns and mortars, remained at his own machine gun until they were destroyed by enemy mortar shell and then, although seriously wounded, continued to fire with his rifle. As a result of this action, Sergeant Gladhill has been reported missing. Residence at enlistment: Emmitsburg, Md. Next of kin: Mrs. Sarah Gladhill, mother, Emmitsburg, Md. 

"By command of Major General Allen 
"S. B. Mason, Colonel G. S. C., Chief of Staff"

 Link to Site with news article

17. Howard, Phillip T.    Pvt KIA Service # 33146607

Entered the Service from: Pennsylvania
Died: 23-Mar-43
Buried at: Plot E Row 11 Grave 15
North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia 
Awards: Purple Heart

18. Hopes, Robert D. Ssgt. Service # 13012657

Ssgt. KIA DSC Posthumously
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/20/1921
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 282 

Gettysburg National Military Park 

19. Hays, Edgar N.

Pfc. KIA

20. Lindsey, Eldridge E.

Pfc. KIA

21. Lougee, Robert W.

Pvt. KIA

 

22. Lundahl, Wilber C.

Pfc KIA

23. Loria, Philip   Ssgt. KIA Service # 12186062

16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 
Entered the Service from: New York
Died: 16-Apr-45
Buried at: Plot E Row 8 Grave 11

Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands 
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Ssgt Philip Loria was Ralph "Hoagy" Carmichael's Squad Leader.

24. Moorhead, Raymond R.
25. McKenzie, Norman L. 

Pfc.KIA

26. Marshall, Dawson W.   Pvt. KIA Service #12010527
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: 1-Aug-44
Buried at: Plot F Row 8 Grave 7
Brittany American Cemetery
St. James, France

Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart.

27. Neitzel, Alfred B.

SSGT  KIA 18th Nov.44 DSC

28. Strong, Emmett L. 

T.Sgt. KIA

29. Thurman, Albert W.

PFC. KIA

30. Uzzo, Joseph  M.

Pvt. KIA

31. Woodbury, Roscoe K. 

Pfc. KIA

The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 6, 1945

Pvt. K. Woodbury Killed In Action On January 19.

Pvt. Roscoe Keith Woodbury, age 29, the son of Verne and Sally Shumaker-Woodbury, 516 North Union street, Union City, has been reported killed in action in Belgium on January 19, according to a War Department telegram received by his wife, who resides in Gas City, Ind.

He previously was wounded in action in Germany on November 18 and was hospitalized in Belgium. His wife received the Purple Heart a short time ago.

Pvt. Woodbury entered the service on April 17, 1944, at which time he received his basic training in the infantry at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Ark. He was then transferred to Fort George Meade, Md., and was sent overseas on October 1.

He was born in Union City on July 17, 1915 and was a graduate of the West Side high school in 1933. He worked at the Dinner Bell restaurant on Pearl street before attending business college at Muncie, Ind. Later he was associated with the Jewell Tea Company in that city. On December 24, 1936 at Muncie, he married Miss Ruth Flory who formerly lived near this city.

Pvt. Woodbury and his wife then moved to Gas City where he was an employe of the Prudential Insurance Co. He was a member of the local Christian church.

Surviving besides his wife and parents are one daughter, Sarah Lou, 7 years of age, and one brother, George, of this city.

Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, November 26, 1947

Military Rites Saturday For Pvt. Woodbury

The body of Pvt. Roscoe Keith Woodbury, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Verna Woodbury, 218 North Union street, Union City, who was killed in action in Belgium on January 19, 1945, will be returned to Union City for burial this Saturday.

Full military graveside services will be held at 2 p. m. in the city cemetery. The American Legion Orville N. Stover post and Rev. W. W. Wilson will be in charge.

The body, being accompanied by a military escort from Columbus will arrive at 10:02 a. m. by train and will be taken to the Brooks and Sons funeral home where it will lie in state from 10:30 a. m. until 1:45 p. m. Friends may cal and sign the resister at that time.

The remains of Pvt. Woodbury were among the first American war dead to be brought from Europe on the Transport Joseph V. Connolly, which docked in New York City October 26.

Pvt. Woodbury entered the service on April 17, 1944, at which time he received his basic raining in the infantry at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Ark. He was later transferred to Fort George Meade, Md., and sent overseas on October 1, 1944. He was wounded in action in Germany on November 18, 1944, and was hospitalized in Belgium. Following medical treatment he returned to action and just two months later met his death.

He was born in Union City on July 17, 1915 and was a graduate of West Side high school in 1933. He worked at the old Dinner Bell restaurant in Union City before attending business college at Muncie. On December 24, 1936, at Muncie, he married Miss Ruth Flory, who now lives in Marion, Ind. He was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Besides the parents and wife, Pvt. Woodbury leaves a daughter, Sarah Lou, age 9, and one brother, George, of Union City.


32. Joseph G. McDonald Private, U.S. Army Service # 6707591
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: New York
Died: 13-Jan-45
Buried at: Plot F Row 1 Grave 41
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
Awards: Purple Heart

 

33. Jerome J. Donovan Private, U.S. Army Service # 6910374
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: New York
Died: 27-Aug-43
Buried at: Plot B Row 25 Grave 15
Ardennes American Cemetery
Neupre, Belgium

 

34. Estle Warren  Private First Class, US Army Service # 35444513   

Item Details:                              Record Id: 8676
War:                                           WWII
Name:                                         Estle Wallen
Sex:                                             M
Race:                                           W
County:                                       Boone
Community:                                Hewett
Branch of Service:                     Army
Rank:                                          PFC
Service Number:                        35444513
Date of Death:                           1944/09/14
Place of Death:                          Normandy
Cause of Death:                         KIA
Place of Burial:                           
Unit:                  
Date of Birth:                            1919/05/22
Place of Birth:                           Logan Co. WV
Father:
Mart
Mother:                                      Frances June Ellis

Date Added to Memorial:          Original
        
Source:              WV Vet Mem Application; Boone County Death Records; Service Record Book of Men and Women of Madison WV and Community by Daniel Boone Post #5578 VFW (WV Archives); Charleston Gazette - death notice - 11/13/1944; Coal Valley News - reported killed in action - 1944/10/12;National Archives: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File - Record Group 64


Notes:               Reburial: 4/17/1949; Purple Heart

Link to Online information