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 Gay, Roy Morris

    SURNAME Gay FORENAME Roy Morris UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company D) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 261502 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 14.12.1917, Lakeland, Florida wife Eva (nee Lewis) Gay (1919-1991) resided Fitzgerald, Georgia died 25.06.1997, Aged...
  2. RAIDERS Garrett, Nolen M.

    SURNAME Garrett FORENAME Nolen M. UNIT 1 Raider Bn (HQ) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 334563 AWARD Navy Cross PLACE Iwo Jima 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 30.09.1923, Shidler, Oklahoma father Melvin Z. Garrett (1902-1962) mother Eva Alice (nee Fox) Garrett (1904-1997) resided...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. RAIDERS Pollard, Thomas David

    SURNAME Pollard FORENAME Thomas David UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company D) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star PLACE New Georgia 1943 (DSC), BSI 1942 (SS) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 13.09.1922, Mulberry, Indiana father Dr Cash Blair Pollard...
  7. RAIDERS Griffith, Samuel Blair,II

    SURNAME Griffith FORENAME Samuel Blair,II UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Commanding Officer) RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER 0-4436 AWARD Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 (NC) New Georgia 1943 (DSC) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Frankfort,Kentucky born...
  8. RAIDERS Sim, Alec Monroe

    SURNAME Sim FORENAME Alec Monroe UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company C) RANK Second Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 20th July 1943 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Hermosa Gardens Cemetery, Colton, San Bernardino County, California, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 04.11.1919, North Andover, Essex...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. RAIDERS Smith, Roger Eastman

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME Roger Eastman UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company B) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-18548 DATE OF DEATH 21st July 1944 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 19.01.1921, Salem, Rutherford...
  16. 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...
  17. RAIDERS Sergo, Mike Emil

    SURNAME Sergo FORENAME Mike Emil UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company D) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 507188 DATE OF DEATH 21st July 1944 AGE 19 GRAVESITE St Marks Catholic Cemetery, Redgranite, Waushara County, Wisconsin, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 22.05.1925 father Mike Sergo...
  18. RAIDERS Roberts, Francis E.

    SURNAME Roberts FORENAME Francis E. UNIT 1 Raider Bn (HQ Company) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 506022 DATE OF DEATH 27th July 1944 AGE 21 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery,Honolulu,Hawaii Plot O Row O Grave 117 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 19.10.1922, Spokane...
  19. RAIDERS Oribiletti, Bruno

    SURNAME Oribiletti FORENAME Bruno UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company B) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 329513 DATE OF DEATH 22nd July 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE St George Cemetery, Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 01.07.1922, Kenosha, Kenosha County...
  20. RAIDERS Kops, Stanley Daniel

    SURNAME Kops FORENAME Stanley Daniel UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company C) RANK Platoon Sergeant NUMBER 291225 DATE OF DEATH 13th-14th September 1942 AGE 33 GRAVESITE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION mother Mrs Jessie G. Kops (965 5th Avenue, New York) award Navy Cross KIA Guadalcanal,BSI
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