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.

  • Tulagi, Solomon Islands (7-9 August 1942)
  • Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands (10 August –16 October 1942)
  • New Georgia (5 July – 28 August 1943)
  1. RAIDERS Goss, Angus R

    SURNAME Goss FORENAME Angus R. UNIT 1 Raider Bn RANK Gunnery Sergeant NUMBER 019299 DATE OF DEATH 20th July 1943 AGE 33 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Plot D, Row 10, Grave 189 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 08.01.1910, Tampa, Florida, USA...
  2. RAIDERS Berault, Joseph Vincent

    SURNAME Berault FORENAME Joseph Vincent UNIT 1 Raider Bn (HQ) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 429637 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guam 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 06.05.1918, Orange, New Jersey, USA 24.03.1946 married Lorraine Kathleen (nee Strandberg) Berault occupation...
  3. RAIDERS Barnes, William

    SURNAME Barnes FORENAME William UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company C) RANK Corporal NUMBER 318200 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 12.03.1920, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA father Hiram Barnes mother Florence Barnes attended Jules E. Mastbaum...
  4. RAIDERS Antonelli, John William

    SURNAME Antonelli FORENAME John William UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company B) RANK Major NUMBER 0-6450 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Iwo Jima 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born in 30.05.1917, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA years of service 1940-1968 rank Brigadier General Purple Heart Navy...
  5. RAIDERS Cain, William Francis,Jr

    SURNAME Cain FORENAME William Francis,Jr UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company D) RANK Corporal NUMBER 262545 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA. Section J, Grave 873 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born...
  6. RAIDERS Bunn, Benjamin Maurice ("Bennie")

    SURNAME Bunn FORENAME Benjamin Maurice "Bennie" UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company B) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 212871 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 35 GRAVESITE Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA. Plot M224 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
  7. RAIDERS Wolf, Donald William

    SURNAME Wolf FORENAME Donald William UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company D) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 278342 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1942 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Hart Cemetery, Hart, Oceana County, Michigan, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 07.02.1919, Hart, Oceana County, Michigan, USA father...
  8. RAIDERS Thompson, Woodrow Reginald

    SURNAME Thompson FORENAME Woodrow Reginald UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 280233 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1942 AGE 23 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery,Honolulu,Hawaii Plot C Row 0 Grave 1256 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 12.03.1919, Belva, Nicholas...
  9. RAIDERS Thomas, Dennis Francis

    SURNAME Thomas FORENAME Dennis Francis UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 297233 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1942 AGE 22 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery,Honolulu,Hawaii Plot C Row 0 Grave 1131 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 29.04.1920...
  10. RAIDERS Steinaker, Donald Baur

    SURNAME Steinaker FORENAME Donald Baur UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 305240 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1942 AGE 20 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery,Honolulu,Hawaii Plot N Row 0 Grave 64 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 15.09.1922, Syracuse...
  11. RAIDERS Smith, Edward Leroy,Jr

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME Edward Leroy,Jr UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Private NUMBER 340428 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1942 AGE 20 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery,Honolulu,Hawaii Plot B Row O Grave 125 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 11.08.1922 father Edward L. Smith...
  12. RAIDERS Heyliger, George

    SURNAME Heyliger FORENAME George UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company D) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 373123 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1942 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Forest Hills Cemetery,Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. Grave 1701, Section 28 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born...
  13. RAIDERS Helpingstine, Herbert

    SURNAME Helpingstine FORENAME Herbert UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company C) RANK Corporal NUMBER 353308 DATE OF DEATH 26th July 1944 AGE 24 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery,Honolulu,Hawaii Plot F Row 0 Grave 974 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 28.12.1919, Whiting, Lake County...
  14. RAIDERS Hanna, William Thomas

    SURNAME Hanna FORENAME William Thomas UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company D) RANK Private NUMBER 351782 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1942 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Long Island National Cemetery,East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA. Plot H, 9492 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 23.10.1920...
  15. RAIDERS French, Neldon Theo

    SURNAME French FORENAME Neldon Theo UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Corporal NUMBER 294607 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1942 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Bakers Chapel Cemetery, Big Sandy, Benton County, Tennessee, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 25.07.1918, Camden, Benton County...
  16. RAIDERS Fox, Myles Crosby

    SURNAME Fox FORENAME Myles Crosby UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company E) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-006945 DATE OF DEATH 8th August 1942 AGE 23 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery,Honolulu,Hawaii Plot A Row O Grave 651 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 13.10.1918, New York, New York...
  17. RAIDERS Dunham, Edward Henry

    SURNAME Dunham FORENAME Edward Henry UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company B) RANK Corporal NUMBER 833149 DATE OF DEATH 25th June 1945 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery,Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA. Section 34, Site 2822 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 12.03.1923...
  18. RAIDERS Corzine, Jimmy Wilson

    SURNAME Corzine FORENAME Jimmy Wilson UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company C) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 342546 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 21 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery,Honolulu,Hawaii Plot A Row O Grave 652 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 05.09.1921, Concord...
  19. RAIDERS Connolly, Joseph Edward

    SURNAME Connolly FORENAME Joseph Edward UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Corporal NUMBER 251799 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1942 AGE 33 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery,Honolulu,Hawaii Plot A Row O Grave 350 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 01.06.1909 from New York award...
  20. RAIDERS Carey, William Joseph

    SURNAME Carey FORENAME William Joseph UNIT 1 Raider Bn RANK NUMBER AWARD Silver Star PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 20.10.1922, Albany, Albany County, New York, USA father Robert J. Carey (1890-1941) mother Mary (nee Anderson) Carey (1889-1958) wife...
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