RAIDERS Honohan, William Joseph

Gubbins SOE
By Peter Wilkinson, Joan Bright Astley

Craig Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Honohan
  • FORENAME
William Joseph
  • UNIT
formerly 1st Raider Battalion
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
369574
  • DATE OF DEATH
22nd July 1944
  • AGE
21
  • GRAVESITE
Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York, USA. Plot J,14407
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 01.01.1923 New York, New York, USA
20.07.1943 awarded Silver Star 1st Raider Bn. Bairoko Harbour
KIA
 

DATE OF DEATH:

22-Jul-1944

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/honohan-william-joseph.59780/

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star (Army Award) to Private First Class William J. Honohan (MCSN: 369574), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for gallantry in action while serving with the First Marine Raider Battalion at New Georgia, Solomon Islands on 20 July 1943. He volunteered to advance beyond his front lines under heavy enemy fire to successfully wipe out a hostile machine gun emplacement and its crew which held up the advance of his company.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/36869

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/73778439/william-j-honohan
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