Pvt Lincoln Herbert Akerman

Pvt Lincoln Herbert Akerman

Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 20 Nov 1942 (aged 26)
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Burial Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot Akerman
Memorial ID 42431504 · View Source
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Killed in Action.
AKERMAN, Lincoln Herbert US Army W.W.II Church Cemetery
Information below provided by Find a Grave Contributor
Robert Davis Purple Sr. (#47300652). Many thanks.

Lincoln Herbert Akerman (March 25, 1916-November 20, 1942) was an American war hero from Hampton Falls, New Hampshire.

He was born on March 25, 1916, to May and Charles Akerman. He had two brothers, Oliver and Charles, and three sisters: Charlotte, Priscilla, and Josephine. Akerman grew up in Hampton Falls. He married Patricia Butler and had a son named Brian in September of 1942.He was the first Hampton Falls soldier reported to lose his life in conflict. Lincoln died in the Philippines on November 20, 1942. Akerman was initially stationed at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts, then sent to New Caledonia for nine months before being sent to the Philippines, where he was killed in combat. He had volunteered to defuse bombs by entering the containment facilities, but a mistake occurred and he was killed by one of the bombs he was trying to defuse.

Soon after his death, a school in Hampton Falls was named after him - Lincoln Akerman School, for children from Kindergarten through 8th grade.Note : The Lincoln Akerman School is across the street from Dodge Cemetery, where he is buried.
Following information from a relative:
Uncle Lincoln was killed on Guadalcanal -- not in the Philippines. His body was never returned to the US -- the "grave" in Hampton Falls cemetery next to the Baptist Church is a cenotaph.

My mother was Charlotte Akerman Eaton. I remember Uncle Lincoln very well -- especially his wedding to Aunt Pat in the Congregational Church in Hampton -- and also, of course, the day the news of his death came to us.


Inscription : In memory of / Lincoln Akerman / New Hampshire / Pvt Co C 182 Infantry / World War II PH / March 25, 1916 Nov 20, 1942

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Lincoln Herbert Akerman (25 Mar 1916–20 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42431504, citing Dodge Cemetery, Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 (contributor 47081711) .