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 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. RAIDERS Quigley, John Joseph

    SURNAME Quigley FORENAME John Joseph UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Platoon Sergeant NUMBER 246955 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 26 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Plot A 19 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 16.07.1916...
  15. RAIDERS Pyne, Harold Wesley

    SURNAME Pyne FORENAME Harold Wesley UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (HQ Company) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 294910 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Plot A, Row 1, Grave 202 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided...
  16. RAIDERS Potter, Francis Calvin

    SURNAME Potter FORENAME Francis Calvin UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 354990 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Tablets of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
  17. RAIDERS Pope, William Newland

    SURNAME Pope FORENAME William Newland ("Bill") UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private NUMBER 343383 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1942 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Berry Highland Memorial Park, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 11.11.1921, Knoxville, Tennessee...
  18. RAIDERS Pelkey, William Adeler

    SURNAME Pelkey FORENAME William Adeler UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 377193 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, California, USA. Memorial Block C, Section 2953, Lot 2 ADDITIONAL...
  19. RAIDERS Patrick, Ersel Theodore

    SURNAME Patrick FORENAME Ersel Theodore UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Corporal NUMBER 364403 DATE OF DEATH 9th July 1943 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Fort Harrison National Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, USA. Section F, Site 547 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 13.01.1918, Roper...
  20. RAIDERS Paine, Robert Ignatius

    SURNAME Paine FORENAME Robert Ignatius UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private NUMBER 354984 DATE OF DEATH 7th August 1942 AGE 19 GRAVESITE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 16.06.1923, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA father John Joseph Paine (1884-1952) mother Mary...
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