Essex, Mass. - Honor Roll


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Biographical Sketches and Service Records


Veterans of all conflicts listed together in Alphabetical order



John W. Bethell, World War II

Photo courtesy of John Bethell
entered 17 Mar. 1943; discharged 1 Dec. 1945
1st Lt.; Photo Intelligence Officer; HQ 333 Bomber Group
Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, American Service Medal

John W. Bethell was born in Montclair, N.J. on 13 June 1906. Before entering the army air force John Bethell was an architect.


E. Bennett Burnham, Spanish-American War
enlisted 28 April 1898; mustered out 28 April 1899
HQ Company, 8th Mass. Infantry, hospital steward


Zeno Elwell, Spanish-American War
enlisted 28 April 1898; mustered out 28 April 1899
Company G, 8th Mass. Infantry, private


Herbert W. Goodhue, World War II, (Killed in Action)

died Southwest Pacific on 13 May 1942
technician 4th class.


Paul P. Hanson, Spanish-American War
enlisted 28 April 1898; mustered out 28 April 1899
Company E, 8th Mass. Infantry, private


George Francis Lendall, World War I (Died in Service)
entered 4 Sept 1918; died 24 Sept 1918 at Camp Jackson, S. C. of disease
5th Company, 156th D. B.

George F. Lendall, son of William A. and Melissa A. (Durkee) Lendall, was born in Essex on 24 August 1886. He was an ice dealer before entering the army. enlisted


Stephen Henry Meuse, World War I (Killed in Action)
entered 25 Apr. 1918; died 1 Oct. 1918 at Base Hospital 36, of wounds received in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive
153rd D. B.; trans. 4 June to Co. C, 147th Inf., 37 Div.; shipped overseas on 22 June 1918

Stephen H. Meuse, son of Paul F. and Catherine (Matthews) Meuse, was born at Newburyport on 21 May 1893. He married Elizabeth Tyler Pitman. They had a daughter, Evelyn Frances. Stephen Meuse worked as a laborer before entering the army.


Laurence Edwin Perkins, World War I (Died in Service)
entered 30 April 1918; died 24 Jan 1919 at Sandy Hook Proving Ground, N. J., of diease.
Casual Co. 1, Tank Corps, Camp Colt; trans. 6 May to Co. A, 329 Bn., T. C. Camp Colt; 22 June to Co. C, Provisional Ordinance Bn., Raritan Ordnance Training Camp; 30 July to Ordnance Detachment, Sandy Hook Proving Ground, N. J.

Laurence E. Perkins, son of Edwin Carlton and Katherine E. (Hogan) Perkins, was born at Essex on 29 February 1896. He was a salesman before entering the army.



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