Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Boutwells in:
 • Woodbrook Cemetery
 • Woburn
 • Middlesex County
 • Massachusetts
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

John Harland Boutwell
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Apr. 26, 1923
Woburn
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1944, France

Memorial 1946, Gold Star Heroes [and] Honor Roll, pub. for St. Charles Borromeo Church, Woburn, Mass., by the Archdiocese of Boston, p. 13:

Pvt. JOHN E. [sic] BOUTWELL

[359th Inf. Regt., 90th Inf. Div., U.S. Army]

Born in Woburn, April 26, 1923, John Boutwell received his education in the Woburn Schools. During his school years he played baseball and football and was a good athlete. In September, 1943, he entered the armed forces. He received his training at Keesler Field, Mississippi, and Fort Dix, New Jersey. Later he was sent to England and entered Normandy [France] in the famous Invasion of June, 1944. A few days later (July 3) he met his death. Credited to Boutwell are the Good Conduct Medal, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena Boutwell, his mother, Mrs. Sarah Boutwell, four brothers, Arthur, Clinton, Major William, and Donald, and five sisters, Eleanor, Norma, Elizabeth, Lorraine, and Laurel.

[Note: Boutwell was originally buried in France, but was reintered at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn, Mass., on May 17, 1948.] 
 
Burial:
Woodbrook Cemetery
Woburn
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Soldiers' Lot, 2nd Circle, North Side, Grave 4
 
Created by: Leon Edmund Basile
Record added: Dec 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23565775
John Harland Boutwell
Added by: Leon Edmund Basile
 
John Harland Boutwell
Added by: William Sweeney
 
John Harland Boutwell
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Dick Knowles
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Honoring your service and sacrifice. Thank you. May you rest in peace.
- Glenn Benner
 Added: Jan. 9, 2017
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service