PFC Morris Everett Canady

PFC Morris Everett Canady

Bedford County, Virginia, USA
Death 24 Sep 1942 (aged 21)
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing - U.S.M.C.
Memorial ID 56775002 · View Source
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The Bedford Bulletin - Bedford, VA
29 Oct 1942

First Man Reported Killed in Action From Bedford Co.

Private First Class Morris E. Canaday, 21 of Goode, was killed in action while serving in the United States Marine Corps, according to a government notice received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy M. Canaday. He is the first man from Bedford county whose death has been reported since the entry of the United States into war.

Private Canaday enlisted in the Marine Corps in January this year and was believed to have sailed for the South Pacific front in April.

For the past few years before enlisting he was employed in Roanoke and made his home with an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Padgett. He is survived by his parents, four sisters and one brother.


In sad but loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pfc. Morris E. Canady, who was killed in action performing his duty for his county, Sept. 24, 1942.

No one knows our silent heartache,
Only those who have lost can tell
The grief that's borne in silence
For our "dear one" we loved so well.

More and more each day we miss him,
Friends may think the wound is healed,
But few can know the sorrow
That lies within our hearts concealed.

Dear Morris, we are lonesome,
For we miss your loving face,
But you left us to remember
No one on earth can take your place.

Months have passed, our darling,
Since you were called away,
All of us wanted to save you
But for Victory you went away.

You were willing to serve on earth,
Too sweet on earth to stay,
So God came down from Heaven
And bore our darling away.

Oh! how can we stand to leave you
In a grave that's blank and bare,
But some day in Heaven, dear "loved one,"
We'll hope to meet you there.

Sadly missed by brothers, sisters and parents,
MR. and MRS. ROY CANADY, of Goode.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from D.C.


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  • Maintained by: Laurie Goodman Lenz
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Morris Everett Canady (7 Mar 1921–24 Sep 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56775002, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Laurie Goodman Lenz (contributor 47033333) .