|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1912|
|Death: ||Jan. 23, 1945, Germany|
Richard was born at home on June 25,1912 in Gloucester,Massachusetts to Frank and Etta (Bridges)Irvin.He attended Gloucester Schools.Richard married Avis (Tanner)of Gloucester,on March 28,1935.They had three children,Edward Leon,Ellen Dorothy,and William George.Richard was employed at Davis Bros.Fisheries Co.Inc.before entering the service.
From July 1931 to May 1934,he was a member of Battery A of the National Guard.He entered the service on March 15,1943.He trained at Fort Devens and Fort Jackson,S.C.He underwent manoeuvre's in Tennessee before being shipped to Camp Atterbury England.
Richard lost his life at 32 years of age,by small arms and machine gun fire during an attack in the vicinity of Outhre Belgium,January 23,1945.
He left his wife Avis,and his three young children,also his siblings,Evelyn G.(Sookie)Irvin,Ellen E. MacLeod and Oscar L. Irvin.He was awarded the Purple Heart on March 24,1945.
After the war had ended,Richard arrived home to Gloucester.His family,friends,public officals and numerous veterans organizations representatives met the train and escorted the casket to the Armory where it lay in state before the funeral service.Richard was buried at Beechbrook Cemetery.
Richard's Bio. was provided by his daughter,Ellen (Irvin) Thurlow.
Created by: Robert Irvin
Record added: Oct 13, 2010
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