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PFC Harold L Ver Dow

PFC Harold L Ver Dow

Birth
New York, USA
Death 23 Nov 1944 (aged 26)
France
Burial Newark, Wayne County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 76072390 · View Source
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Harold served in the 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Avon, Livingston County, New York prior to the war. He enlisted in the Army on November 14, 1940 in Syracuse, New York. He noted his county of residence at that time as being Onondaga. He was also noted as being employed as a Farm hand and as being Single, without dependents.

He Died Of Wounds" received during battle in Germany in a hospital in France.

Service # 12022612

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News Article:

Harold L. Verdow, died from battle wounds in Germany 11/23/1944, Manlius, NY

Verdow, Harold L., Manlius Honor Roll.

"PFC Harold L. Verdow died Nov. 23 as a result of wounds sustained Nov. 22 in action in Germany, his sister, Mrs. William H. Baird of 900 Glencove Rd., and stepfather, Ernest Verstraete of Eagle Village, have been notified by the war department.

PFC Verdow died in a hospital in France, after serving with the infantry in France and Germany since the invasion of Normandy. He was awarded the bronze star for heroic action with the infantry on D-day. Entering service in November, 1940, PFC Verdow went overseas to England two years ago, then was sent to North Africa, Italy and Sicily, before going into France. He attended Eagle Village school. Three brothers and a half-brother also are in service: Pvt. Edwin Verdow, a prisoner of war in Germany; PFC Byron, serving in Holland, Sgt. George stationed in Georgia, and PFC Vincent E. Verstraete serving in England."

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Post-Standard, 12/23/1944.

"Services for PFC Harold L. Verdow, whose body has been returned from overseas where he died Nov. 23, 1944, as a result of wounds suffered in action in Germany the previous day, will be conducted at Park Presbyterian church, Newark. ...burial will be in Newark cemetery, with full military rites by members of the VFW.

Pvt. Verdow, brother of Mrs. Catherine Baird of 900 Glencove rd. had served with the infantry in France and Germany since the invasion of Normandy. He was awarded the bronze star for heroic action with the infantry on D-Day and was awarded posthumously the purple heart. Entering service in November 1940, Pvt. Verdow went overseas to England in 1942 and then was sent to North Africa, Italy and Sicily before going into France. He attended Eagle Village school and the Manlius school. Surviving besides Mrs. Baird are another sister, Mrs. Jane Prutzman of Newark; six brothers, George Verdow of Cazenovia, Byron Verdow of Newark, Edwin Verdow of Minoa, Vincent Verstraete of East Syracuse, Ernest Verdow of Avon, and Winfield Verdow of Johnson City, and his stepfather, Edward Verstraete of Manlius," Bond scrapbook, n.d. "Pfc. Verdow joined the Army in October, 1940, training at Fort Devens, Camp Blanding and Indiantown Gap. He had been overseas about two years and took part in action in Africa and Sicily and for his gallantry in the invasion of Normandy he was awarded the Bronze Star. He leaves four brothers...Pvt. Edwin Verdow, a prisoner of war of Germany; Pfc. Byron Verdow, now in Holland; Sgt. George Verdow in Georgia and Pfc. Vincent Verstraete, a half brother, now in England. He leaves two other brothers, Winfield of Binghamton and Ernest Verdow of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Baird of Syracuse and Mrs. Jane Prutzman of Newark, and his step-father, Edward Verstraete of the Manlius School."

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The Post-Standard, 11/23/1944.

"The purple heart awarded posthumously to Pfc Harold L. Verdow, killed in action Nov. 23 in Germany, has been sent to a sister, Mrs. William Baird of 900 Glencover Rd. A half-brother, Pvt. Vincent E. Verstraete, was wounded in action in Belgium Jan. 13, according to a telegram received by his father, Edward Verstraete of Manlius. Three other brothers are in service: Pvt. Edwin Verdow, a prisoner in Germany; Pfc. Byron Verdow, Holland, and Sgt. George Verdow at Moody Field, Ga. Pfc. Harold Verdow also leaves two other brothers, Winfield of Johnson City and Ernest of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Jane Prutzman of Newark," The Post-Standard, 2/4/1945.
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(Articles provided by Find A Grave Member FRH)


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 6 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76072390
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Harold L Ver Dow (8 Jul 1918–23 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76072390, citing Newark Cemetery, Newark, Wayne County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .