|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1924|
|Death: ||Jul. 25, 1944, England|
The News, August 11, 1944
PFC. PAUL W. ESWORTHY died in England of wounds on July 25, his mother, Mrs. Elsie L. Esworthy, 16 East South street, was informed Thursday night in a telegram from the War Department. He had previously informed his mother in a letter that he was wounded in France and was in a hospital in England.
In a recent Vmail letter, he wrote: "I am still kicking, but not too high." He did not disclose the nature of his wounds.
It was the second fatality reported Thursday by the War Department in the immediate neighborhood of the Esworthy residence. Mr. and Mrs. Ira V. Moore, 10 East South street, were notified earlier in the day that their con, Cpl. Ira Leslie Moore, was killed in action in France on July 14. Another neighbor, Lieut. Lloyd Herbert has been reported missing for some time.
Pfc. Esworthy was 19 years of age, having enlisted when 18. He graduated from Frederick High School in 1943 and took his basic training at Camp Shelby, Miss. He arrived in England in April and moved into France on June 10 to participate in the siege of Cherbourg.
Bernard Esworthy, youngest son of Mrs. Esworthy, was to report today in Baltimore to be sworn into Navy service. In addition to his mother and youngest brother, Pfc. Esworthy is survived by two older brothers, Clarence, this city, and Cpl. Charles Esworthy, Camp Chaffee, Ark. Two stepbrothers also survive, Austin F. Esworthy, Woodbine, and Meredith Esworthy, Woodlawn.
The News, July 22, 1948
The body of Cpl. Paul William Esworthy, 16 East South street, will arrive in this city this afternoon and will be taken to the funeral home at 106 East Church street from where the funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in the Memorial Plot in Mt. Olivet cemetery. Cpl. Esworthy died in a hospital in England, July 25, 1944, aged 19 years. He was a son of Mrs. Elsie Phleeger Esworthy and the late John H. Esworthy and was a member of the Calvary Methodist church. He graduated from Frederick High School in the class of 1942 and before entering the service, was employed by the late John J. Keilholtz. Surviving him are his mother, three brothers, Clarence A. Esworthy, Middletown; Charles E. Esworthy, this city; Bernard H. Esworthy, at home; two half brothers, J. Austin Esworthy, near Lisbon, and Meredith L. Esworthy, Baltimore. M. R. Etchison and Son, funeral directors.
(thank you Cari Aiken)
MARYLAND, PFC, 357 INF, 90 INF DIV, WORLD WAR II
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Plot: World War II plot
Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Aug 12, 2008
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