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 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. RAIDERS Oller, George Raymon

    SURNAME Oller FORENAME George Raymon UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company A) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 342817 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA. Section 34, Site 4776 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 17.09.1923...
  9. RAIDERS Oldham, Philip Ambrose

    SURNAME Oldham FORENAME Philip Ambrose UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK 2nd Lieutenant NUMBER 21113 DATE OF DEATH 9th July 1943 AGE 29 GRAVESITE Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York, USA. Plot J, 13593 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 15.12.1913, New...
  10. RAIDERS Nickel, Thomas Frederik

    SURNAME Nickel FORENAME Thomas Frederik UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company H) RANK Private NUMBER 367233 DATE OF DEATH 7th August 1942 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Deepdale Memorial Park, Delta Township, Michigan, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 18.07.1921, Lansing, Michigan, USA father...
  11. RAIDERS Neill, William Kent

    SURNAME Neill FORENAME William Kent UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company A) RANK 1st Lieutenant NUMBER 11579 DATE OF DEATH 20th July 1943 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California, USA. Plot B, 776 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 24.10.1918, Clifton...
  12. RAIDERS Nee, Michael Francis

    SURNAME Nee FORENAME Michael Francis UNIT 1st Raider Battalion RANK Private NUMBER 354658 DATE OF DEATH 8th August 1942 AGE 20 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Plot N 69 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 02.01.1922 attended St. Augustine's...
  13. RAIDERS Mulford, Robert Lee

    SURNAME Mulford FORENAME Robert Lee UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company A) RANK Corporal NUMBER 290745 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York, USA. Plot J, 14061 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided Dyess, Arkansas born...
  14. RAIDERS Mock, George Fredrick

    SURNAME Mock FORENAME George Fredrick UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company B) RANK Private NUMBER 452430 DATE OF DEATH 20th July 1943 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Plot D, Row 16, Grave 9 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 04.03.1921...
  15. RAIDERS Miller, Claude William

    SURNAME Miller FORENAME Claude William UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company D) RANK Corporal NUMBER 282424 DATE OF DEATH 7th August 1942 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York, USA. Plot H, 10621 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 08.08.1921 KIA...
  16. RAIDERS Metras, Albert

    SURNAME Metras FORENAME Albert UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private NUMBER 354995 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 19 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Plot A 577 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 04.10.1922 Next of kin -...
  17. RAIDERS Medicis, Harvey John

    SURNAME Medicis FORENAME Harvey John UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private NUMBER 369844 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 18 GRAVESITE Green Oak Cemetery, Kinder, Louisiana, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 08.05.1925 father John Medicis (1901-1966) mother Mary...
  18. RAIDERS McSweeney, Hughie

    SURNAME McSweeney FORENAME Hughie UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company D) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 324874 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Mobile National Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama, USA. Plot 7, 2161 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 19.03.1924 Next of kin -...
  19. RAIDERS McGraw, George Richard

    SURNAME McGraw FORENAME George Richard ("Muggsy") UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company B) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 384898 DATE OF DEATH 5th July 1943 AGE 26 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Tablets of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
  20. RAIDERS Maynard, Ludger Andre

    SURNAME Maynard FORENAME Ludger Andre UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private NUMBER 337199 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Mount Calvary Cemetery Annex, Burlington, Vermont, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 13.07.1920, Burlington, Vermont, USA...
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