PVT Joseph Watson


PVT Joseph Watson

New Jersey, USA
Death 11 Nov 1942 (aged 24)
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Q, 1213
Memorial ID 3796014 View Source
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Joseph served as a Private, Battery E, 59th Coast Artillery, Harbor Defense, Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Bucks County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on August 12, 1940, prior to the war, in Trenton, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.

Joseph became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.

He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was repatriated here on November 17, 1949.

Service # 12011188

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 3796014
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Joseph Watson (12 Sep 1918–11 Nov 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3796014, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .