PVT James W Thickpenny

PVT James W Thickpenny

Birth
Brooklyn, Green County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 22 Nov 1942 (aged 22)
China
Burial
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San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot C, 44-G
Memorial ID 3640618 · View Source
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Was in the Bataan death march.

Prisoner Of War - Mukden POW Camp via the ship Tottori Marau (Hell Ship). Cause of death: beri beri dysentery
POW ID 1512
(en route at Pusanm Korea)
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Brooklyn Man Dies in Jap Prison Camp
BROOKLYN — Pvt. James Thickpenny, son of Mr, and Mrs. William Thickpenny, Brooklyn farmers, has died in a Japanese prison camp in Japan or China, his parents were informed in a war department telegram received Saturday. Pvt. Thickpenny enlisted in the army. Feb. 3, 1941, at the age of 20, and went first to Ft. McDowell, Calif. On Apr. 14 he was sent to the Philippines and was stationed at Ft. Mills in Corrigedor island when it surrendered. He was last heard from Dec. 18, 1941. In February, 1943, his parents were informed that he was a Japanese prisoner.

December 20, 1943, Wisconsin State Journal, p. 2, col. 3, Madison, Wisconsin


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3640618
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT James W Thickpenny (20 May 1920–22 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3640618, citing Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .