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PVT John E. Noonan

PVT John E. Noonan

Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
Death 13 Aug 1918 (aged 20)
Burial Waregem, Arrondissement Kortrijk, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Plot Plot B, Row 1, Grave 23.
Memorial ID 55963833 · View Source
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John Noonan was born in Kingston, NY to Irish immigrants. Shortly after the U.S. declaration of war, John joined the 107th Infantry Regiment NY National Guard, 27th Infantry Division. Supposedly he had lied about his age to join the military. If this is true, he would have been only sixteen when he enlisted, thus the youngest causality of WWI to be buried at Flanders Field. On June 15th he wrote a letter to his Aunt Mary Noonan Brennan, in which he stated that he was doing fine and that there was no reason to worry: "I am as safe here as I ever was". He also mentioned the nightly "air raids" and his friends of Co. M. He was initially buried at Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery in Belgium.
Bio by: soilsister 2009

Added Dec 1, 2016 Sourced by suef (#47116378)
According to the 1900 Federal Census, Mr. Noonan was born in November of 1897. His parents were Dominick and Mary Noonan, and he was the brother of Jeanette, Francis, Mary, Thomas, Agnes, Helen and Edward.

Gravesite Details Private, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division, U.S. Army. Entered the service from New York.
  • Maintained by: Linda Davis
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55963833
  • Jane Stacy Eubanks
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PVT John E. Noonan (Nov 1897–13 Aug 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55963833, citing Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial, Waregem, Arrondissement Kortrijk, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium ; Maintained by Linda Davis (contributor 46609907) .