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 Matthews, William Ernest

    SURNAME Matthews FORENAME William Ernest UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 311942 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Livermore Falls, Maine, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided Madawaska, Maine born...
  2. RAIDERS Martino, Joseph Thomas

    SURNAME Martino FORENAME Joseph Thomas UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company B) RANK Private NUMBER 351182 DATE OF DEATH 10th August 1942 AGE 22 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Plot C, 1125 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 03.11.1919, Carbon...
  3. RAIDERS Makin, George B.

    SURNAME Makin FORENAME George B. UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company D) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 364375 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York, USA. Plot J, 13786 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 05.04.1919 Next...
  4. RAIDERS Maclean, John Edward

    SURNAME MacLean FORENAME John Edward UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company D) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 324629 DATE OF DEATH 20th July 1943 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Tablets of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided...
  5. RAIDERS Lovin, Louis Arthur

    SURNAME Lovin FORENAME Louis Arthur UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company A) RANK Private NUMBER 343895 DATE OF DEATH 7th August 1942 AGE 22 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Plot N219 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 27.06.1920, Oxford, New...
  6. RAIDERS Loshek, James Richard

    SURNAME Loshek FORENAME James Richard UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company A) RANK Private NUMBER 507087 DATE OF DEATH 21st July 1943 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Section 35, Tier H, Grave 5 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 31.05.1923, Madison...
  7. RAIDERS Lewis, Kenneth Leslie

    SURNAME Lewis FORENAME Kenneth Leslie UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company B) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 277668 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California, USA. Plot N 0 710 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 05.09.1918 father...
  8. RAIDERS Lehman, Clifford Allan

    SURNAME Lehman FORENAME Clifford Allan UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company E) RANK Private NUMBER 337123 DATE OF DEATH 7th August 1942 AGE 18 GRAVESITE Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York, USA. Plot H, 7805 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 20.08.1923 father Harry...
  9. RAIDERS Le Bleu, Elmo

    SURNAME Le Bleu FORENAME Elmo UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private NUMBER 434107 DATE OF DEATH 9th July 1943 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Sallier Cemetery, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 09.07.1923, Louisiana, USA father Pascal LeBleu (1885-1959)...
  10. RAIDERS Langdon, John Micheal

    SURNAME Langdon FORENAME John Micheal ("Boondocks") UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company C) RANK Private NUMBER 362569 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Tablets of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from...
  11. RAIDERS Kingsbury, John Gilbert, Jr.

    SURNAME Kingsbury FORENAME John Gilbert, Jr. UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company B) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 354626 DATE OF DEATH 7th July 1943 AGE GRAVESITE Lake Grove Cemetery, Holliston, Massachusetts, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1922 father John Gilbert Kingsbury...
  12. RAIDERS Kennedy, James

    SURNAME Kennedy FORENAME James UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company A) RANK Private NUMBER 504410 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE GRAVESITE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Next of kin - Mother, Mrs. Tava Kennedy, 2409 East Spring Street, New Castle, Indiana KIA Solomon Islands
  13. RAIDERS Keblish, William Andrew

    SURNAME Keblish FORENAME William Andrew UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (HqCo) RANK Corporal NUMBER 293695 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, New York, USA. Section G, Lot 2054 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 14.11.1921, Whitestone, New...
  14. RAIDERS Kaufman, Robert Lawrence

    SURNAME Kaufman FORENAME Robert Lawrence UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company A) RANK Private NUMBER 507105 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Plot D, Row 4, Grave 126 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Next of kin - Mother...
  15. RAIDERS Kaminowski, Joseph John

    SURNAME Kaminowski FORENAME Joseph John UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company D) RANK Private NUMBER 364329 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE GRAVESITE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Next of kin - Mother, Mrs. Josephine Kaminowski, 925 Union Avenue, Bronx, New York, New York KIA...
  16. RAIDERS Jordan, Jay

    SURNAME Jordan FORENAME Jay UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (HqCo) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 300048 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE GRAVESITE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 03.01.1916, Franklin Township, Indiana son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Jordan 1935 graduated Hartford High School...
  17. RAIDERS Johnson, James Inman

    SURNAME Johnson FORENAME James Inman UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company B) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 354977 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Plot D, Row 10, Grave 98 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Next of kin -...
  18. RAIDERS Johnson, George Alfred

    SURNAME Johnson FORENAME George Alfred UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company B) RANK Private NUMBER 368979 DATE OF DEATH 10th August 1942 AGE 18 GRAVESITE Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Tablets of the Missing ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided Coatsville...
  19. RAIDERS Jobin, Joseph Edgar

    SURNAME Jobin FORENAME Joseph Edgar UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company D) RANK Private NUMBER 293694 DATE OF DEATH 18th March 1943 AGE 26 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Plot A 103 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 01.04.1916 Died New...
  20. RAIDERS Igleburger, Theodore Quinten

    SURNAME Igleburger FORENAME Theodore Quinten UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company B) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 345284 DATE OF DEATH 10th July 1943 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio, USA. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 06.10.1921, Montgomery County...
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