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Lt John W Beedon
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Birth: 1919
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1943, Solomon Islands

LT John W. Beedon was the Engineering Officer on board the USS KANAWHA. He was one of 19 shipmates lost when their ship was attacked by Japanese war planes in Tulagi Harbour, the British Solomons on April 7, 1943. The ship eventually sank into 200 feet of water of the harbor in the wee hours of April 8, 1943. It is now a tourist destination for divers due to its accessibility.

In the 1920 U.S. Census (Albion, Orleans, New York), the household is:

Household Gender Age Birthplace

Head Amos Beedon M 39 Michigan
Wife Blanche Beedon F 36 New York
Son William Beedon M 5 New York
Son Richard Beedon M 3 New York
Son John W Beedon M 0 New York
Family links: 
  Amos Wixson Beedon (1880 - 1932)
  Blanche Katherine Wilcox Beedon (1883 - 1976)
  Eugene Beedon (1913 - 1913)*
  William W Beedon (1914 - 1986)*
  Richard Gordon Beedon (1916 - 2000)*
  John W Beedon (1919 - 1943)*
  John W Beedon (1919 - 1943)
  Elizabeth W. Beedon (1920 - 1969)*
  Amos Wixson Beedon (1924 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Entered the service from New York.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Maintained by: Valarie Vine
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56751042
Lt John W Beedon
Added by: Valarie Vine
Lt John W Beedon
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