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 Bowers, Kenneth Stewart

    SURNAME Bowers FORENAME Kenneth Stewart UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company D) RANK Private NUMBER 359034 DATE OF DEATH 7th August 1942 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Belfast Union Cemetery, Belfast, Pennsylvania. Section C Right ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 03.05.1921, Stockertown...
  2. RAIDERS Bovenschulte, William Grant

    SURNAME Bovenschulte FORENAME William Grant UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company A) RANK Private NUMBER 504373 DATE OF DEATH 11th July 1943 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida, USA. Plot 2 338 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 29.08.1923, Terre Haute, Vigo...
  3. RAIDERS Booth, Alfred John

    SURNAME Booth FORENAME Alfred John UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (HQ Company) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 357027 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Hillside Cemetery, Torrington, Connecticut, USA. Section E. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 05.10.1920 Nexst of kin -...
  4. RAIDERS Boone, Frank Ogden

    SURNAME Boone FORENAME Frank Ogden UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company E) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 270604 DATE OF DEATH 15th September 1942 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Elan Memorial Park, Lime Ridge, Pennsylvania, USA. Plot Mapel Lawn ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 16.07.1921 father Paul Clayton...
  5. RAIDERS Bergstrand, Wallace Hellgerd

    SURNAME Bergstrand FORENAME Wallace Hellgerd UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company B) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 282172 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA. Section 12, Site 3515 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 09.11.1918...
  6. RAIDERS Benish, James Arthur

    SURNAME Benish FORENAME James Arthur UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company D) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 355623 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 22 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Plot A 617 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born...
  7. RAIDERS Barritt, Earl Elmer

    SURNAME Barritt FORENAME Earl Elmer UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company G) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 361497 DATE OF DEATH 24th November 1943 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Nebraska, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 03.12.1922 father George E. Barritt...
  8. RAIDERS Winn, Audrey Galen, Jr

    SURNAME Winn FORENAME Audrey Galen, Jr UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company B) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 304011 DATE OF DEATH 20th July 1943 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Tablets of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 24.01.1921, Collins...
  9. RAIDERS Barr, Woodrow Wilson

    SURNAME Barr FORENAME Woodrow Wilson UNIT 1st Raider Battalion RANK Private First Class NUMBER 355620 DATE OF DEATH 7th August 1942 AGE 29 GRAVESITE Queens Meadow Point Cemetery, Keyser, West Virginia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 30.06.1913, Keyser, West Virginia, USA mother Cora...
  10. RAIDERS Barcomb, Charles Joseph

    SURNAME Barcomb FORENAME Charles Joseph UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company A) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 337135 DATE OF DEATH 7th August 1942 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Saint Thomas Cemetery, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. St. Thomas Section ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born...
  11. RAIDERS Baldiga, Walter Edward

    SURNAME Baldiga FORENAME Walter Edward UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company D) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 362792 DATE OF DEATH 20th July 1943 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Massachusetts born 29.06.1922...
  12. RAIDERS Ashdown, Gerald Rudolph

    SURNAME Ashdown FORENAME Gerald Rudolph UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company B) RANK Private NUMBER 418302 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Manilla American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Plot L, Row 12, Grave 93 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided E...
  13. RAIDERS Armstrong, Orval Thurman, Jr

    SURNAME Armstrong FORENAME Orval Thurman, Jr UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company B) RANK Private NUMBER 448826 DATE OF DEATH 22nd August 1943 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 23.10.1920, Kansas City, Missouri Next of...
  14. RAIDERS Andrzejewski, Lambert Stanley

    SURNAME Andrzejewski FORENAME Lambert Stanley UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company A) RANK Private NUMBER 510141 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA. Section 34, Site 1534 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided Detroit...
  15. RAIDERS Anderson, Samuel Wesley

    SURNAME Anderson FORENAME Samuel Wesley UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company A) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 352747 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville, Illinois ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 06.05.1918, Danville, Illinois, USA father John...
  16. RAIDERS Allan, John Wesley

    SURNAME Allan FORENAME John Wesley UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private NUMBER 351774 DATE OF DEATH 9th August 1942 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York, USA. Plot H, 10885 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 22.03.1922 Next of kin -...
  17. RAIDERS Abbott, Lloyd Benjamin

    SURNAME Abbott FORENAME Lloyd Benjamin UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company D) RANK Private NUMBER 470594 DATE OF DEATH 7th July 1943 AGE GRAVESITE Abbotts Creek Cemetery, Wallburg, North Carolina. Row 7, Section 3, Grave 18 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided Stokes County, North...
  18. RAIDERS McLarney, Edward Patrick

    SURNAME McLarney FORENAME Edward Patrick UNIT 1st Raider Battalion RANK Lieutenant Commander NUMBER AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guadalcanal, 13th-14th September 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 10.06.1909, Washington, D.C. wife Edna Cecilia (nee Moreland) McLarney (1909-1994) died...
  19. RAIDERS Eller, Byron H.

    SURNAME Eller FORENAME Byron H. UNIT 1st Raider Battalion RANK Pharmacist's Mate Third Class NUMBER AWARD Silver Star PLACE New Georgia, 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 24.12.1921, Merced, California 1940 graduated Glendale Academy attended La Sierra College trained as medic...
  20. RAIDERS Luke, Alexander Joseph

    SURNAME Luke FORENAME Alexander Joseph UNIT 1st Raider Bn. (Company E) RANK Platoon Sergeant NUMBER 243381 DATE OF DEATH 7th August 1942 AGE 26 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA. Plot B, 146 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born...
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