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Pvt Irving Barst

New York, USA
Death 17 Dec 1943 (aged 27–28)
Burial Elmont, Nassau County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 91431498 · View Source
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Irving served as a Private, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Erie Cty, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 25, 1943 in New York City, New York. He was noted as being employed as a Policemen and also as Married.

Irving died in the "Line Of Duty" of a non-battle related incident during the war.

Service # 42042604

The New York Sun, December 22, 1943

District Attorney Frank S. Hogan and several members of his staff attended the funeral services today for Private Irving Barst, 28 years old, at the Riverside Memorial Chapel, Amsterdam Avenue and 76th street. The services were conducted by Rabbi Joseph E> Miller.

Before he entered the Army in March 1942, Mr. Barst was an investigator in the District Attorney's office. He was one of twenty-six soldiers who were drowned on December 17 in the waters off Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans.

Mr. Barst began work in the District Attorney's office in 1935 as a messenger. He was promoted to process server and during Thomas E. Dewey's regime, he was named an interviewer and then an investigator. His home was at 55 East 21st street, Brooklyn. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Barst.

Burial was at Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, L.I.

( Burial Location & Article found by: Anne Cady )




  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 6 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91431498
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Irving Barst (1915–17 Dec 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91431498, citing Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, Nassau County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .