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PFC Harold Newton “Mitch” Mitchell

PFC Harold Newton “Mitch” Mitchell

Birth
Plymouth, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 22 Apr 1945 (aged 26)
Germany
Burial Campton, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot Lot A 95
Memorial ID 59942616 · View Source
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Campton Boy Killed in Germany.

Mr. and Mrs Lester E. Mitchell of Campton received word on Sunday that their son, PFC Harold Newton Mitchell, 25, died April 22 from wounds received in Germany. He was serving in an Infantry Division in the Third Army.

PFC Mitchell was born in Campton June 25, 1918, receiving his education in Campton grade school, and graduating from Plymouth High School, Class of 1935. He also graduated from the University of New Hampshire, Class of 1940. He entered the armed forces in September 1944, received his training at Camp Croft, South Carolina. He was home for six days in January, reporting back to Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, and was sent overseas in February 1945. He had been awarded the Combat Badge. Before entering the army he was clerk and scaler for the Parker-Young Company. He married Barbara Robertson of Thornton October 4, 1941, and they have one child, Dorothy May, aged 20 months.

Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by his parents, one brother, Cpl. Lester E. Mitchell, stationed in Panama, five sisters, Mrs. Ruth Loring of Franklin, Mrs. Lilla Adams, Mrs. Arlene Ferro and Miss Mildred Mitchell of Campton, and Mrs. Alice Chapman of Danvers, Massachusetts.

Deepest sympathy is extended the bereaved family by their many friends in this section. >The Plymouth Record, April 1945.

Military Rites for Campton War Hero.

Military rites were conducted by the Pemigewasset Veterans Association for PFC Harold Newton Mitchell Saturday afternoon, December 4, in Blair Cemetery. Many towns-people gathered to pay final tribute to a hero of World War II. PFC Mitchell died in the European sector April 22, 1945 from wounds received in Germany.

Reverend Deane L Hodges, pastor of the Plymouth Congregational Church, who served as chaplain during the last war, officiated. There were many beautiful floral tributes. Veterans of World Wars I and II participated in the services. Bearers were Bertram Allen, Jr, Guy Vintinner, Thomas Goulart, Harold Haley, Albert Kruger and John Rutherford. The Color Detail, in charge of Andrew Brands, Major in the Marine Corps Reserves, had as bearers, Augustus W. Berg, John O'Shea, Richard Sherman, Milton Pettengill and Color Guards Stanley Archibald, Jr. and John Durgin.

On the firing squad were Commander Tom Sweeney of Mt. Prospect Post VFW of Plymouth, and Past Commander Malcolm MacKenzie, Floyd Wilkie, Albert Monroe, Wendell Lougee, and Kenneth McCormack. Raymond Sears and Conrad Simoneau were also in the military escort which marched to the cemetery. Bugler was Harold C Freeman, adjutant of the Durand-Haley Post, American Legion of Plymouth.

Sgt. J. J. Craig of Schenectady, who accompanied the body home, presented the flag to PFC Mitchell's widow, following the services.

PFC Mitchell, whose body arrived from Boston last week, was the husband of Mrs. Barbara (Robertson) Mitchell of Thornton, and son of former State Senator and Mrs. Lester E. Mitchell of Campton. He was born June 25, 1918. He attended Campton schools and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1935 and from New Hampshire University in 1940. He married Barbara Robertson on October 4, 1941 and one daughter was born to this union, Dorothy Mae, now 5 years old. Before entering the service he was employed by the former Parker-Young Company in Lincoln. He entered the armed forces in September 1944 and was sent overseas in February 1945. He was serving in an infantry division in the Third Army when he was wounded in Germany. He had been awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge.

Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by his parents, one brother, Lester E. Mitchell, Jr., five sisters, Mrs. Ruth Loring of Center Ossipee, Mrs. Lilla Adams of Campton, Mrs. Arlene Ferro of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mrs. Alice Chapman of Plymouth and Miss Mildred Mitchell of Campton. >The Plymouth Record, December 9, 1948.


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  • Created by: BL Hughes
  • Added: 11 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59942616
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Harold Newton “Mitch” Mitchell (25 Jun 1918–22 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59942616, citing Blair Cemetery, Campton, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by BL Hughes (contributor 46868943) .