Halton Ralph Carey

Halton Ralph Carey

Birth
Delaware, USA
Death 22 Feb 1942 (aged 19–20)
At Sea
Burial Body lost at sea, Specifically: Coast of Florida
Memorial ID 57323432 · View Source
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Age 20

Halton, who resided in Frankford, Sussex County, Delaware, served as a Ordinary Seaman with the Merchant Marines onboard the S.S. W.D. Anderson during World War II.

The duties of the Ordinary Seaman were actually to assist the Able-Bodied Seaman. In reality, however, he was the deck utility man and may be called upon to do any one of many tasks.

The S.S. W.D. Anderson, unescorted and unarmed, was enroute from Corpus Christi, TX to Philadelphia when she was torpedoed by " German U-504 " about 12 miles northeast of Jupiter Light, Florida. Eight officers and 27 crewmen were lost as the ship soon sank with only one survivor.

Halton was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking during the war.

He was awarded the Merchant Seaman's Mariners Medal with a combat star.

Son of James T. Carey and Susan J. Carey Carey.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 18 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 57323432
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Halton Ralph Carey (1922–22 Feb 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 57323432, ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) Body lost at sea, who reports a Coast of Florida.