Sgt Walter F. Cigoi

Sgt Walter F. Cigoi

Birth
DuPage County, Illinois, USA
Death 3 Nov 1942 (aged 25)
Tainan City, Tainan City, Taiwan
Burial
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Chai Wan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Memorial ID 56983349 · View Source
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Illinois National Guardsman called to federal duty, on November 25, 1940, as a member of B Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. He fought in some of the first tank battles of WWII involving American tanks in the Philippine Islands. After Bataan surrendered he took part in the death march and was held at Camp O'Donnell and Cabanatuan. He was selected to be sent to Manchuria to be used as slave labor. While on the Japanese hell ship, Tottori Maru, he became ill. He was taken off the ship on Formosa, now Taiwan, where he died. He was buried at a British Military Cemetery at Hong Kong since his remains were mixed with those of British POWs.

For more information, go to:
Proviso East High School Bataan Commemorative Research Project


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  • Created by: JimO
  • Added: 12 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56983349
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Walter F. Cigoi (18 Aug 1917–3 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56983349, citing Sai Wan War Cemetery, Chai Wan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong ; Maintained by JimO (contributor 46874118) .