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Pvt Francis William “Fran” Vanier

Pvt Francis William “Fran” Vanier

Birth
Cohoes, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 24 Feb 1945 (aged 25)
France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 23 Grave 69
Memorial ID 56376095 · View Source
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Son of Victor Vanier & Elizabeth Vanier.

Francis served as a Private, 55th Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Rensselaer County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on July 17, 1944 in Albany, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Skilled Molder and also as Married.

Francis "Died Of Wounds" received in action during the war and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 42122258

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His brother, Pvt Ernest Vanier, was also "Killed In Action" during the war and is interred in the same section & row, only 7 graves away from each other. They are one of fourteen pairs of brother's interred together in the Epinal American Cemetery, France.

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

Information on relationship as a brother at Epinal submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56376095
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Francis William “Fran” Vanier (21 Feb 1920–24 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56376095, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .