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Sgt William F Anson

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Sgt William F Anson

Birth
Payette, Payette County, Idaho, USA
Death 27 Nov 1942 (aged 23)
Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija Province, Central Luzon, Philippines
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Plot A Row 13 Grave 179
Memorial ID 55923403 View Source
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William Anson was a California National Guardsman called to federal service as a member of C Company, 194th Tank Battalion. He was stationed in the Philippine Islands when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Ten hours later, he lived through the bombing of Clark Airfield. For four months, he fought, with the other soldiers on Bataan, to slow Japan’s conquest of the Philippines. Without food, without adequate supplies, and no hope of being relieved, he became a Prisoner of War on April 9, 1942, when Bataan was surrendered to the Japanese.

He died as a Japanese POW

Gravesite Details Entered the service from California.


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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 55923403
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/55923403/william-f-anson : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt William F Anson (31 Mar 1919–27 Nov 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 55923403, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557) .