RAIDERS Champoux, Neil George

SAS Great Escapes
By Damien Lewis

Craig Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Champoux
  • FORENAME
Neil George
  • UNIT
1st Raider Battalion (Company E)
  • RANK
Sergeant
  • NUMBER
275516
  • DATE OF DEATH
15th September 1942
  • AGE
21
  • GRAVESITE
Spring Grove Cemetery, Florence, Massachusetts, USA
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 10.01.1921, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
father George E. Champoux
mother Ella F. Fifield (1896-1992)
1937 graduated Northampton High School
Next of kin - Mother, Mrs. Ella F. Fifield, c/o Hotel Canandaigua, Canandaigua, New York
KIA Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
 

DATE OF DEATH:

15-Sep-1942

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42739648/neil-george-champoux

SERVICE HISTORY:

CHAMPOUX, Neil G., Sgt, 521/745/651/653 SN: 275516
Born: 10 Jan 1921 Massachusetts
Enlisted USMC: 16 Oct 1939 (Home of Record: Northampton, Massachusetts)
Died: 15 Sep 1942 (KIA, Guadalcanal Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Spring Grove Cemetery, Florence, Hampshire County, MA (Section , Row , Site )

Headquarters, Eastern Recruiting Division, 405 New Custom House, Philadelphia, PA
Mar 1939 Pvt, Hq, ERD, Phila., PA “16Oct39; 16, Jdenl at RS New York, N.Y.; to RD, MB, Parris Island, S.C.”
Recruit Depot Detachment, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Oct 1939 Pvt, RD Det, MB, Parris Island, SC “16Oct39; 19, Jdenl fr New York, N.Y.; 19-31, RI”
Nov 1939 Pvt, RD Det, RD, MB, Parris Island, SC “1-28, RI; 29, to 1stMarBrig, FMF, MB, Quantico, VA”

Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Brigade, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Nov 1939 Pvt, Co D, 1stBn, 5thMar, 1stMarBrig, MB, Quantico, VA “16Oct39; 30, jdfr RDep Det, MB, Parris Island, SC”
Dec 1939 Pvt, Co D, 1stBn, 5thMar, 1stMarBrig, MB, Quantico, VA “20-25, fur”
Jan-Feb 1940 Pvt, Co D, 1stBn, 5thMar, 1stMarBrig, FMF, 5thMar Camp, Culebra, P.R.
Mar-Jul 1940 Pvt, Co D, 1stBn, 5thMar, 1stMarBrig, MB, Quantico, VA “Mar, Msm.; 2-6Apr, fur; 27Jun, unqual”
Aug-Sep 1940 PFC, Co D, 1stBn, 5thMar, 1stMarBrig, MB, Quantico, VA “8Aug, pro (temp appt);
Company D, 1st Battalion, 5thMarines, 1stMarine Brigade, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1940 PFC, Co D, 1stBn, 5thMar, 1stMarBrig, FMF, NS, Gtmo Bay, Cuba
Nov 1940 PFC, Co D, 1stBn, 5thMar, 1stMarBrig, FMF, Aboard USS HENDERSON, Culebra, P.R. “4-30, abd USS MANLEY conn rubber boat trng.”
Dec 1940 PFC, Co D, 1stBn, 5thMar, 1stMarBrig, FMF, NS, Gtmo Bay, Cuba “1-11, temp d abd USS MANLEY conn rubber boat trng in P.R. area; 12-31, in camp NS, Gtmo Bay, Cuba”
Jan 1941 PFC, Co D, 1stBn, 5thMar, 1st MarBrig, FMF, On board USS MC CAWLEY, Culebra, P.R. “3Sep40; 8, jdfr Co B, 1stBn, 5thMar, 1stMarBrig, FMF, NS, Gtmo Bay, Cuba”
Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, FMF, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Apr 1941 PFC, Co D, 1stBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, Quantico, VA “11-30, on fur.”
Jul 1941 PFC, Co D, 1stBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, On board USS LITTLE, Miami, FL “Emb on bd USS COLHOUN at Quantico, Va. On 18Jun41, for such d as the CinC, Atlantic Fleet may direct.”
Oct 1941 Cpl, Co D, 1stBn, 5thMar, 1stMarDiv, FMF, MB, Quantico, VA “1, pro (Temp W); 24-27, temp d on bd USS MANLEY in conn with Navy Day exercises at Washington, D.C.”

Company D, 1stSeparate Battalion, FMF, Amphibious Forces, Atlantic Fleet, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Jan 1942 Cpl, Co D, 1stSepBn, FMF, AFAF, MB, Quantico, VA

Company E, 1st Marine Raider Battalion, Amphibious Corps, Atlantic Fleet, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Apr 1942 Sgt, Co E, 1stMarRdrBn, ACAF, MB, Quantico, VA “1, entrained at MB, Quantico, Va.; 1-4, enroute; 4, arr & detrained at MCB, San Diego, Calif.; 4-11, at MCB, San Diego, Calif.; 12, emb on bd USS ZEILIN at San Diego, Calif.; 13, sailed; 14-27, passage; 28, arr at NS, Tutuila, Samoa; 30, disemb and encamped at Tutuila, Samoa”
Company E, 1st Marine Raider Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1942 Sgt, Co E, 1stMarRdrBn, FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, Samoa & Noumea, New Caledonia) “4, emb on bd the USS HEYWOOD for transport fr Tutuila, Samoa to Noumea, New Caledonia; 25, emb on bd USS MANOWIA for spl assignment and sailed same date.”
Company E, 1st Marine Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Aug 1942 Sgt, Co E, 1stMarRdrBn, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tulagi, British Solomon Is)
Sep 1942 Sgt, Co E, 1stMarRdrBn, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, British Solomon Is) “15, Killed in Action at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands and buried in US Naval Cemetery on island, Row #?, Grave #?; GO#20 does not apply
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