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 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...
  2. RAIDERS Kops, Stanley Daniel

    SURNAME Kops FORENAME Stanley Daniel UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company C) RANK Platoon Sergeant NUMBER 291225 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 33 GRAVESITE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 20.11.1909, Manhattan, New York, USA mother Mrs Jessie G. Kops (965 5th Avenue, New York)...
  3. RAIDERS Key, Eugene Morland

    SURNAME Key FORENAME Eugene Morland UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company B) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-7597 DATE OF DEATH 7th August 1942 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Bryan City Cemetery, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Block 6, Lot 98/H ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 05.10.1916, Milam County...
  4. RAIDERS Hudspeth, Daniel Wayne

    SURNAME Hudspeth FORENAME Daniel Wayne UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company C) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 294194 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 29 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery,Honolulu,Hawaii Plot A Row O Grave 59 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 19.03.1913 father Thomas oscar...
  5. RAIDERS Heyliger, George

    SURNAME Heyliger FORENAME George UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company D) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 373123 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1942 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. Grave 1701, Section 28 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from...
  6. RAIDERS Helpingstine, Herbert

    SURNAME Helpingstine FORENAME Herbert UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company C) RANK Corporal NUMBER 353308 DATE OF DEATH 26th July 1944 AGE 24 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery,Honolulu,Hawaii Plot F Row 0 Grave 974 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 28.12.1919, Whiting, Lake County...
  7. RAIDERS Hanna, William Thomas

    SURNAME Hanna FORENAME William Thomas UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company D) RANK Private NUMBER 351782 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1942 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Long Island National Cemetery,East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA. Plot H, 9492 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 23.10.1920...
  8. RAIDERS French, Neldon Theo

    SURNAME French FORENAME Neldon Theo UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Corporal NUMBER 294607 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1942 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Bakers Chapel Cemetery, Big Sandy, Benton County, Tennessee, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 25.07.1918, Camden, Benton County...
  9. RAIDERS Fox, Myles Crosby

    SURNAME Fox FORENAME Myles Crosby UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company E) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-006945 DATE OF DEATH 8th August 1942 AGE 23 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery,Honolulu,Hawaii Plot A Row O Grave 651 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Connecticut born 13.10.1918...
  10. RAIDERS Dunham, Edward Henry

    SURNAME Dunham FORENAME Edward Henry UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company B) RANK Corporal NUMBER 833149 DATE OF DEATH 25th June 1945 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery,Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA. Section 34, Site 2822 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 12.03.1923...
  11. RAIDERS Corzine, Jimmy Wilson

    SURNAME Corzine FORENAME Jimmy Wilson UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company C) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 342546 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 21 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii Plot A Row O Grave 652 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 05.09.1921...
  12. RAIDERS Connolly, Joseph Edward

    SURNAME Connolly FORENAME Joseph Edward UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Corporal NUMBER 251799 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1942 AGE 33 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery,Honolulu,Hawaii Plot A Row O Grave 350 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 01.06.1909 from New York Next of...
  13. RAIDERS Carey, William Joseph

    SURNAME Carey FORENAME William Joseph UNIT 1 Raider Bn RANK NUMBER AWARD Silver Star PLACE Guadalcanal 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 20.10.1922, Albany, Albany County, New York, USA father Robert J. Carey (1890-1941) mother Mary (nee Anderson) Carey (1889-1958) wife...
  14. RAIDERS Burak, Walter John

    SURNAME Burak FORENAME Walter John UNIT 1 Raider Bn (HQ Company) RANK Corporal NUMBER 302155 DATE OF DEATH 8th October 1942 AGE 22 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery,Honolulu,Hawaii Plot C Row 0 Grave 558 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 25.10.1919 from Pennsylvania Next of...
  15. RAIDERS Brown, Robert Samuel

    SURNAME Brown FORENAME Robert Samuel UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company B) RANK Major NUMBER 4661 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 35 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA. Sec 12, Site 1833 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 06.08.1907...
  16. RAIDERS Branch, James Mitchell

    SURNAME Branch FORENAME James Mitchell UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company C) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 529099 DATE OF DEATH 26th July 1944 AGE 18 GRAVESITE Duncan Municipal Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma. Block 16. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 15.02.1926 mother...
  17. RAIDERS Arnold, Herman Franklin

    SURNAME Arnold FORENAME Herman Franklin UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company D) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 318681 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1942 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Ceder Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn Park, Maryland. Section I, Site 4. Memorial ID 81504394 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born...
  18. RAIDERS Allen, Thomas Joseph

    SURNAME Allen FORENAME Thomas Joseph UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company C) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 350828 DATE OF DEATH 23rd May 1945 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Calvary Cemetery, North Catasauqua, Northampton County, Pennsylvania ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Catasauqua, Pennsylvania Next...
  19. RAIDERS Ahrens, Edward Henry

    SURNAME Ahrens FORENAME Edward Henry UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company A) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 358161 DATE OF DEATH 8th August 1942 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Campbell County, Kentucky. Section 49 Plot 86. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 04.11.1919...
  20. RAIDERS Bailey, Kenneth Dillon

    SURNAME Bailey FORENAME Kenneth Dillon UNIT 1 Raider Bn (Company C) RANK Major NUMBER 5100 DATE OF DEATH 27th September 1942 AGE 31 GRAVESITE Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 21.10.1910 Pawnee, Oklahoma father...
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