Pvt. Raymond Ford Hitchcock
Soldier to be Buried Sunday
(Arrived Oct 31, 1947
Buried Nov 2, 1947)
Military committment services for Pvt. Raymond Ford Hitchcock, 30 former resident of Canal Fulton, who died at Mukden, Manchuria, China, Jan 30 1943, will be conducted Sunday at 3:15 p.m. by an army chaplain at Union Cemetery, Canal Fulton. A firing squad from the Massillon burial commission will assist. Pall bearers will be members of the Canal Fulton post of the American Legion.
Pvt. Hitchcock, a son of Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Hitchcock, former Canal Fulton residents who now reside in Akron, was formerly employed in the gas fields with his father at Canal Fulton. He enlisted in the Army June 3, 1941, while employed at Newark, O. After attending an engineers training school at Fort Belvoir, Va., he was one of 720 soldiers who volunteered for service in the Philippines.
He is known to have served at Baatan and Corregidor and survived the Baatan death march. Information received by his parents from the war department in June, 1943, stated he was a prisoner of war, having been reported missing since May, 1942. His death was reported to them in July, 1943, by the International Red Cross.
In addition to hid parents, he is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Robert Wolgamott of Massillon; Mrs. Clyde Berry of Sebring; Mrs. Merwin McAdams of Akron and Mrs. Quentin Neal of Canal Fulton; four brothers, Ralph, who is serving with the Army at Luzon; Ward of Akron, who served with the Army in this country; Paul of Indianapolis, Ind, who served with the Army in the ETO and Earl of Zanesville and a grandfather, Charles Colvin of West Virginia.
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