|Death: ||Aug. 21, 1943|
Gainesville (Cooke County)
William served as a Private in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Eckhart, Allegany County, Maryland prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on December 7, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted as being employed in the manufacture of textiles and also as Single, without dependents.
He died in the "Line Of Duty" at Camp in a Non-Battle related incident during the war.
Service # 33387908
Pfc. Wm. J. Andres Rites
Frostburg, Aug. 27. - Rites for Pfc. William J. Andres, 22, who was killed Saturday at Camp Howze, Texas, as a result of an accidental shooting, were held yesterday morning at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Rev. Dominic A. Bonomo, assistant pastor, was celebrant of the funeral mass.
The pallbearers, all soldiers, were Sgt. William Kelly, who escorted the body here from Texas; Privates Henry Klosterman, Donald Rephann, John J. Shea, Michael Mele, Thomas Scarpelli and Thomas Bean, home on furlough.
Members of Company C and D, Maryland State Guard attired in uniform, formed a guard of honor for the funeral cortege. A firing squad from the State Guard, fired a salute over the grave and taps were sounded.
Interment was in Allegany Cemetery.
Published in the Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Friday, August 27, 1943, page 12, col. 3.
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