PVT David Edward Proctor

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PVT David Edward Proctor

  • Birth 1 Feb 1899 Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 6 Jun 1918 France
  • Burial Belleau, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France
  • Plot Tablets of the Missing
  • Memorial ID 55948471

David Edward Proctor was the son of David Black Proctor and Catherine Hanora Cripps. He was born 1 Feb 1899 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts and died in France in the Belleau Woods on 6 Jun 1918. He was a Private, U.S. Marine Corps; attached to the 5th USMC Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

CAMBRIDGE MAN FIGHTING IN EUROPE
David E. Proctor of the Headquarters Company is fighting in France and acquitting himself as becomes a Cambridge man. He is the son of Mrs. C. Proctor, 36 Third street, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at Its Boston recruiting station April 26, 1917. He has displayed such marked military ability and daring that he was among the first to be chosen to “do his hit” overseas. The Marines who have been selected to represent their country first in the war for democracy are proud of the recognition bestowed upon them and they go with the best wishes of the entire nation.
-Cambridge Sentinel, 11 August 1917

David E. Proctor, son of Mr. and Mrs. David B. Proctor, 36 Third street, who was reported missing early in July.
-Cambridge Chronicle, 5 October 1918

The school committee was asked to consider changing the name of the Gore school to Proctor school, In memory of David E. Proctor, of the marines, who died trom wounds received in France.
-Cambridge Chronicle, 12 April 1919


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Inscription

Proctor D E Pvt 5th Marines 2nd Div June 6, 1918 Massachusetts


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  • Maintained by: Dyane
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55948471
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT David Edward Proctor (1 Feb 1899–6 Jun 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55948471, citing Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, Belleau, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France ; Maintained by Dyane (contributor 47184694) .