LTJG Watson Beatty Lenderman, Jr

LTJG Watson Beatty Lenderman, Jr

Death 16 Oct 1918 (aged 35)
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Plot Section C Lot 238
Memorial ID 30895152 · View Source
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Army and Navy Veterans, Former Mayors Take Part in Obsequies
Died While at Front in France With Naval Aviation Bombing Group
With full military honors the body of Lieutenant Walter B. Lenderman, U. S. N., was interred in Riverview cemetery yesterday afternoon. Lieutenant Lenderman died in France October 16, 1918. He had been in service since the outbreak of the war and was attached to the Northern Bombing Group, Field “B,” near Calais, France. His death was caused by pneumonia.

His funeral yesterday was attended by members of the American Legion, a firing squad from the U. S. Army recruiting detail here and four former mayors of Wilmington. The body, resting on a caisson, was escorted from the home of Lieut. Lenderman’s parents at Penny Hill to the cemetery.

Two Legion chaplains, Rev. George Williams and Rev. Raymond Cooke, conducted the Legion ritual service at the grave. The procession was in the following order: Police detail in charge of Sergeant Devenish, First Infantry Band, former Mayors Harrison W. Howell, Charles D. Baird, John W. Lawson and James F. Price as a civil escort.

The two chaplains followed, then came the caisson driven by O. J. Jones. The army and naval escort comprised the following ex-service men:

Navy – Commander Ross Parks, Ensign J. I. Boyce, Ensign W. J. Maloney, Chief Petty Officer F. C. Fagan, Chief Petty Officer W. T. Worth, Chief Petty Officer J. D. Marr.

Army – Captain C. M. Dillon; Captain H. G. Parker, Lieutenant Ernest Caro, Lieutenant McKelvey, George Cox, Paul Sttough.

Firing Party – Edward Tufley, L. W. Frank, W. A. Bruner, H. F. Short, A. Zoner, Joseph Blackburn, in charge W. F. Brindley of the army recruiting party in this city.

Color Bearers and Guard – J. A. Williams, W. F. Weyl, D. A. McDonald, W. S. Deakyne, of the navy recruiting detail.

(The Morning News, Wilmington, DE, 2 Nov 1920 (Tuesday), Page 2)

Gravesite Details World War I veteran; died in France.

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