1st raider battalion

1ST RAIDER BATTALION
1ST RAIDER BATTALION
1st Raider Battalion (designated on 16 February 1942) was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Merritt A. Edson.

  • Assault landing on Tulagi, Solomon Islands (7-9 August 1942)
  • A,B and C Companies raid Japanese supply base, Tasimboko, Guadalcanal (8th September 1942)
  • Battle of Edson's ridge (12-14 September 1942)
  • 1st Battle of Matanikau River (26-28 September 1942)
  • 2nd Battle of Matanikau River (8 October 1942)
  • Landing at Rice Anchorage, New Georgia (5 July 1943)
  • Battle of Bairoko Harbour, New Georgia (20 July 1943)
1st February 1944, 1st Raider Battalion designated as the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines
  1. RAIDERS Speicher, Elmer Lawrence

    SURNAME Speicher FORENAME Elmer Lawrence UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company H) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 286453 DATE OF DEATH 7th August 1942 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Beechwoods Cemetery, New Rochelle, New York, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 22.05.1922 New Rochelle, New York...
  2. RAIDERS Smith, Seraphine Buddy

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME Seraphine Buddy UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company E) RANK Private NUMBER 352201 DATE OF DEATH 8th September 1942 AGE 19 GRAVESITE North Lawn Cemetery, Canton, Ohio, USA. Section C, Row 20 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 20.01.1923 attended McKinly High School...
  3. RAIDERS Smith, Harold William

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME Harold William ("Killer Smith") UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company HqCo) RANK Corporal NUMBER 332732 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 27 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Tablets of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
  4. RAIDERS Smith, Gregory Anthony

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME Gregory Anthony UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company HQ) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 412716 DATE OF DEATH 24th December 1943 AGE 24 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Plot B, 1218 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born...
  5. RAIDERS Slater, Paul Milford

    SURNAME Slater FORENAME Paul Milford UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company D) RANK Private NUMBER 368281 DATE OF DEATH 6th October 1942 AGE 17 GRAVESITE Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio, USA. Section PG ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 24.02.1925, Struthers, Ohio father Thomas...
  6. RAIDERS Shull, Wade Leroy

    SURNAME Shull FORENAME Wade Leroy UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 326474 DATE OF DEATH 23rd July 1943 AGE 18 GRAVESITE Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 04.01.1925, Lucas County, Ohio, USA father Dilgert...
  7. RAIDERS Seaton, Harley Bennett

    SURNAME Seaton FORENAME Harley Bennett UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private NUMBER 428035 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 18 GRAVESITE Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California, USA. Plot H, 458 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 19.03.1925 father John...
  8. RAIDERS Scott, Walter Benjamin

    SURNAME Scott FORENAME Walter Benjamin UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private NUMBER 455306 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Plot D, Row 14, Grave 9 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 12.06.1921...
  9. RAIDERS Sauer, Reinhard Joseph

    SURNAME Sauer FORENAME Reinhard Joseph UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company A) RANK Private NUMBER 472494 DATE OF DEATH 11th July 1943 AGE 21 GRAVESITE -- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 08.04.1922, Brooklyn, New York, USA father Ernest J. Sauer (1885-1944) mother Marie Sauer...
  10. RAIDERS Rozga, Walter Joseph

    SURNAME Rozga FORENAME Walter Joseph UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Corporal NUMBER 297533 DATE OF DEATH 7th August 1942 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery, Eaton, Ohio, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided Grafton, Ohio born 27.08.1919, Ohio, USA father...
  11. RAIDERS Roosevelt, James Hortin

    SURNAME Roosevelt FORENAME James Hortin UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private NUMBER 489879 DATE OF DEATH 8th July 1943 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Tablets of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 09.12.1922...
  12. RAIDERS Rollag, Austin Truman

    SURNAME Rollag FORENAME Austin Truman UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company B) RANK Private NUMBER 317625 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 26 GRAVESITE West Palisade Cemetery, Beaver Creek, Minnesota, USA. Plot 115 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 02.11.1915, Valley Springs, South...
  13. RAIDERS Rock, John Clinton

    SURNAME Rock FORENAME John Clinton UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private NUMBER 367220 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA. Section 12, Site 3024 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 09.03.1923, Saginaw...
  14. RAIDERS Roberts, Francis Laverne

    SURNAME Roberts FORENAME Francis Laverne UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private NUMBER 356116 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 20 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Plot N 78 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 10.08.1922...
  15. RAIDERS Roberts, Charles Wyndam

    SURNAME Roberts FORENAME Charles Wyndam ("Hardy") UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 350567 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Tablets of the Missing ADDITIONAL...
  16. RAIDERS Ritter, Kenneth Earl

    SURNAME Ritter FORENAME Kenneth Earl UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company E) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 281346 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Tablets of the Missing. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
  17. RAIDERS Riley, Joseph Francis

    SURNAME Riley FORENAME Joseph Francis UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company H) RANK Private NUMBER 350531 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 27 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA. Section 12, Site 1746 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 09.06.1915, Weston...
  18. RAIDERS Retzsch, Norton Vernon

    SURNAME Retzsch FORENAME Norton Vernon UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 318469 DATE OF DEATH 9th July 1943 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Tablets of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born...
  19. RAIDERS Renye, Buckley William

    SURNAME Renye FORENAME Buckley William UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company B) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 280262 DATE OF DEATH 7th August 1942 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA. Section 12, Site 2838 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 26.10.1922...
  20. RAIDERS Ratcliffe, Paul Philip

    SURNAME Ratcliffe FORENAME Paul Philip UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private NUMBER 359057 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Tablets of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided...
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