WT1 William Conroy McMakin

WT1 William Conroy McMakin

Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Death 25 Oct 1944 (aged 22)
Cenotaph Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Memorial ID 6445912 · View Source
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Son of Joseph P. McMakin.

William, who resided in St. George's, Delaware, served as a Water Tender First Class on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. St. Lo, U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was "Killed In Action" when the St. Lo was sunk during the battle of Leyte Gulf during the war.

He had served in the Navy for two years and eight months at the time of his death and was decorated with a Purple Heart.

Bio by: Russ Pickett

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Gravesite Details Body lost at sea. Died when ship, USS St. Lo sunk in Battle of Leyte Gulf in WWII



  • Created by: Marigrace Clonts Furby
  • Added: 25 May 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6445912
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for WT1 William Conroy McMakin (13 Oct 1922–25 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6445912, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Marigrace Clonts Furby (contributor 46482043) Body lost at sea.