MM1 Grover Mason Hamblin

MM1 Grover Mason Hamblin

Crosby County, Texas, USA
Death 27 Dec 1944 (aged 26)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Memorial ID 56749206 · View Source
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Grover Mason Hamblin was the son of Willard Guy Hamblin and Nora Catherine McDaniel. He was born and raised in Texas and received his grammar school education there.

The 1930 U.S. Census shows the family as living in Lorenzo, Crosby County, Texas. The following family members are shown as living in the home at that time:
Head William G Hamblin M 55 Iowa
Wife Nora C Hamblin F 47 Missouri
Son Glee Hamblin M 17 Texas
Son Grover Hamblin M 12 Texas
Dau Tuineta Hamblin F 8 Texas
Son Harold Hamblin M 4 Texas

Grover joined the United States Naval Reserves prior to or at the beginning of World War II. His service record has not been verified as of this writing.

Machinist's Mate First Class, Grover Mason Hamblin, Sn# 3559876, earned the following verified badges/decorations for his service during World War II:
- Combat Action Ribbon
- Purple Heart Medal
- Navy Good Conduct Medal
- American Campaign Medal
- Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations Campaign Medal with bronze battle/campaign star(s)
- World War II Victory Medal
- Philippine Liberation Medal (not verified)
- Philippine Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon (not verified)

Grover has a cenotaph memorial headstone placed in the Lorenzo Cemetery, Lorenzo, Crosby County
Texas, where his parents and brother (Noel Glea Hamblin)are buried. Researchers may visit that page at Find-A-Grave memorial #17201677 (see photo of cenotaph on this memorial).

Entered the Service from: Texas
Died: 27-Dec-44
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines

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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Texas.



  • Maintained by: Rick Lawrence
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56749206
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for MM1 Grover Mason Hamblin (5 Feb 1918–27 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56749206, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Rick Lawrence (contributor 47207615) .