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PFC Charles W Cole

New York, USA
Death 6 May 1945 (aged 19–20)
Burial Colonie, Albany County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 79887983 · View Source
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Charles served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Schenectady County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 9, 1943 in Albany, New York. He was noted as being Single, with dependents.

He was "Killed In Action" during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 32944338

Schenectady Gazette, Sept 2, 1948

The committal services for Private First Class Charles W. Cole, son of Mrs. Pearl M. Salisbury and the late Charles F. Cole of 6 Frank street, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family plot in Evergreen Memorial cemetery. Pfc. Cole was killed in action in Mindanao, Philippine Islands, May 6, 1945. He was 19 at the time of his death.

Born in Schenectady, PFC Cole attended Lincoln and Central Park grade schools and Mont Pleasant High School. After graduation he was employed at the Maqua Printing Co. He attended the First Church of Christ Science. He was drafted into the infantry Sept 30, 1943 and trained at Camp Blanding, Fla and Fort Oregon, Calif. He landed in the Philippines in April 1944 and was kill in May of the following year.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one sister, Agnes M. Cole of Schenectady.

( Burial Location & Article found by: Anne Cady )




  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 5 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79887983
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Charles W Cole (1925–6 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79887983, citing Evergreen Memorial Park, Colonie, Albany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .