Joseph Cause, Jr

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Joseph Cause, Jr

  • Birth 18 Aug 1914
  • Death 25 Nov 1944 Germany
  • Burial Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Soldiers' Lot, North Side, Grave 7
  • Memorial ID 23686320

Note: In the National Archives and Records Administration (War Dept. Files), he is listed with the Italian spelling: Guiseppe Cause. Most sources do not include his suffix, Jr.

Private First Class (PFC), 409th Inf. Regt., 103rd Inf. Div., U.S. Army

Memorial 1946 Gold Star Heroes [and] Honor Roll, pub. for St. Charles Borromeo Church, Woburn, Mass., by the Archdiocese of Boston, p. 82:

Pfc. JOSEPH CAUSE

Guiseppi [sic] Cause, born in 1914, graduated from Woburn High School. In civilian life, he was associated with his father in business; for three years he also was engaged in the shipping room of the Lord Tanning Co.

"Joe", a private firrst [sic] class, had been a sergeant in the Army Band. When the call for infantrymen for the French front came, the Band was broken up to provide men. Since the Infantry had their quota of sergeants, the men were reduced in rank.

Private Cause was killed in action on Nov. 25, 1944, and is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cause,... three sisters, Mrs. Rose Clagy of Penacook, N.H., Mrs. Catherine Anderson of Leominster, Miss Mary Cause of Roxbury, two brothers, James and Frederick Cause.

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The remains of PFC Cause were originally buried in Germany but were reinterred at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn, Mass., on Jan. 12, 1949.


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  • Created by: Leon Edmund Basile
  • Added: 1 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23686320
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Cause, Jr (18 Aug 1914–25 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23686320, citing Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Leon Edmund Basile (contributor 46949851) .