William Ellis Brinton

William Ellis Brinton

Birth
Marshallton, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 4 May 1942 (aged 26)
Burial Body lost at sea, Specifically: Gulf Of Mexico
Memorial ID 57260949 · View Source
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William lived on Limestone Road, Marshallton, Delaware and served as a Messman, S.S. Joseph M. Cudahy, Merchant Marines during World War II.

The Cudahy, an Oil Tanker, was struck by an enemy torpedo fired by German U-Boat U-507 in the Gulf of Mexico and sunk.

William was declared "Missing In Action" during the war.

He was posthumously awarded the Mariner's Medal and the Combat Bar with a Star!

Husband of Mary Long Brinton.

William was the only Delawarean on the Cudahy.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 17 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 57260949
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Ellis Brinton (4 Dec 1915–4 May 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 57260949, ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) Body lost at sea, who reports a Gulf Of Mexico.