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World War I Casualties
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Boncarewicz | Frandsen | Gecelik | Levandosky | Lyons | Schmitt
Schmitzer | Shepsco | Shuplek | Wenzel | Yaramchuck

 

Private Wislenty Boncarewicz

  Born: circa May, 1894 in Miest, Russia
  Residence: Levinson Avenue, South River, NJ
  Inducted at New Brunswick, NJ on Oct. 23,1917
  Company G, 311th Infantry, 156th Infantry Brigade, 78th Division - Oct. 23, 1917 to Dec. 14, 1917
  Company A, 30th Infantry, 6th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division - Dec. 15, 1917 to Oct. 13, 1918
  Rank, with date of appointment: Private, Oct. 23, 1917
  Engagements: Meuse-Argonne
  Served overseas from Apr. 2, 1918 to Oct. 13, 1918
  Severely wounded in action July 15, 1918
  Killed in action Oct. 13, 1918 at age 24 yrs., 5 mos. during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive
  Buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Plot B Row 11 Grave 10, Romagne, France
  Person notified of death: Mother, Katarzyna Boncarewicz, Mieiszty, Poland/Russia

 

Corporal Frank Peter Frandsen

Frank P. Frandsen
  Born: circa July 22, 1895 in Perth Amboy, NJ
  Residence: Main Street, South River, NJ
  Registered at Chicago, IL on June 5,1917
  Company F, 108th Engineers, 33rd Division (Sapper regiment)
  Rank: Corporal
  Died Jan. 1, 1919 at age 23 yrs., 5 mos.
  Buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Site 1050, Oct. 22, 1920
  Person notified of death: Father, Hans P. Frandsen, South River, NJ

 

Private First Class David Gecelik [Geceleak]

  Born: circa Apr., 1891 in Karning, Russia
  Residence: John Street, South River, NJ
  Inducted at New Brunswick, NJ on Sept. 22, 1917
  Company G, 311th Infantry, 156th Infantry Brigade, 78th Division - Sept. 22, 1917 to Nov. 13, 1917
  Company I, 327th Infantry, 164th Infantry Brigade, 82nd Division - Nov. 14, 1917 to July 15, 1918
  Rank, with date of appointment: Private, Sept. 22, 1917; Private First Class, June 19, 1918
  Served overseas from Apr. 29, 1918 to July 15, 1918
  Killed in action July 15, 1918 at age 27 yrs., 3 mos. during the occupation of the Lagney Sector
                                                                                                                         (Lorraine)
  Buried in St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Plot B Row 25 Grave 17, Thiaucourt, France
  Person notified of death: Friend, Andrey Xolebabchuk, Levasan Avenue, South River, NJ

 

Private First Class Steve Levandosky

 
Private First Class Steve Levandosky
  Born: circa Oct., 1896 in Sayreville, NJ
  Residence: Willets Avenue, South River, NJ
  Inducted at New Brunswick, NJ on Sept. 22, 1917
  Company G, 311th Infantry, 156th Infantry Brigade, 78th Division
           Sept. 22, 1917 to Nov. 13, 1917
  Company G, 325th Infantry, 163rd Infantry Brigade, 82nd Division
           Nov. 14, 1917 to Oct. 17, 1918
  Rank, with date of appointment: Private, Sept. 22, 1917;
           Private First Class, Oct. 3, 1918
  Engagements: D'Argonne Operations
  Served overseas from Apr. 25, 1918 to Oct. 17, 1918
  Died of wounds received in action Oct. 17, 1918 at age 22 yrs.
           during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive
  Person notified of death: Father, Joseph Levandosky, Willets Avenue,
                                                                  South River, NJ

 

Private First Class Thomas Lyons

 
Private First Class Thomas Lyons
  Born: circa July, 1891 in Trenton, NJ
  Residence: Washington Street, South River, NJ
  Inducted at New Brunswick, NJ on Apr. 3, 1918
  Company 13, 4th Training Battalion, 153rd Depot Brigade, 78th Division
           Apr. 3, 1918 to May 10, 1918
  Company H, 310th Infantry, 155th Infantry Brigade, 78th Division
           May 11, 1918 to Oct. 20, 1918
  Rank, with date of appointment: Private, Apr. 3, 1918;
           Private First Class, July 3, 1918
  Engagements: Held outposts at Thiaucourt and Champigneulle
  Served overseas from May 20, 1918 to Oct. 20, 1918
  Killed in action Oct. 20, 1918 at age 27 yrs., 3 mos. at
           Bois des Loges, France during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive
  Person notified of death: Wife, Inez Lyons, River Street, South River, NJ

 

Private Conrad Schmitt

 
Private Conrad Schmitt
  Born: circa Jan., 1890 in South River, NJ
  Residence: Whitehead Avenue, South River, NJ
  Inducted at New Brunswick, NJ on Sept. 6, 1917
  Company H, 311th Infantry, 156th Infantry Brigade, 78th Division
           Sept. 6, 1917 to Feb. 5, 1918
  Company C, 61st Infantry, 9th Infantry Brigade, 5th Division
           Feb. 6, 1918 to Oct. 18, 1918
  Rank, with date of appointment: Private, Sept. 6, 1917;
  Engagements: La Croix aux Mines; Soissons, La Chapelle, St. Mihiel,
           Argonne
  Served overseas from Apr. 16, 1918 to Oct. 18, 1918
  Died of wounds received in action Oct. 18, 1918 at age 28 yrs., 9 mos.
           during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive
  Person notified of death: Father, Andreas Schmitt, South River, NJ

 

Private William Anthony Schmitzer

  Born: circa May, 1896
  Residence: Willett Avenue, South River, NJ
  Inducted at New Brunswick, NJ on Apr. 3, 1918
  Company 13, 153rd Depot Brigade, 78th Division - Apr. 3, 1918 to May 10, 1918
  Company H, 310th Infantry, 155th Infantry Brigade, 78th Division - May 11, 1918 to Sept. 27, 1918
  Rank, with date of appointment: Private, Apr. 3, 1918
  Engagements: Bois de la Montagne
  Served overseas from May 20, 1918 to Sept. 27, 1918
  Killed in action Sept. 27, 1918 at age 22 yrs., 4 mos. at Thiaucourt, France during the
                                                                                                                    St. Mihiel Offensive
  Buried in St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Plot D Row 6 Grave 4, Thiaucourt, France
  Person notified of death: Mother, Catherine Schmitzer, Willett Avenue, South River, NJ

 

Private First Class Joseph A. Shepsco

 
Private First Class Joseph A. Shepsco
  Born: circa Aug., 1896 in South River, NJ
  Residence: Obert Street, South River, NJ
  Inducted at New Brunswick, NJ on May 13, 1918
  Company 2, 153rd Depot Brigade, 78th Division
           May 13, 1918 to June 5, 1918
  Company M, 147th Infantry, 74th Infantry Brigade, 37th Division
           June 6, 1918 to June 14, 1918
  Company F, 147th Infantry, 74th Infantry Brigade, 37th Division
           June 15, 1918 to , 1918
  Rank, with date of appointment: Private, May 13, 1918;
           Private First Class, Aug. 2, 1918
  Engagements: Aire Sector
  Served overseas from June 22, 1918 to Sept. 29, 1918
  Killed in action Sept. 29, 1918 at age 22 yrs., 1 mo.
           during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive
  Person notified of death: Mother, Anna Shepsco, South River, NJ

 

Private Michael Shuplek [Szuflik/Szuplik]

  Born: circa Oct., 1893
  Residence: Prenciti, South River, NJ
  Inducted at New Brunswick, NJ on Nov. 3, 1917
  Company G, 311th Infantry, 156th Infantry Brigade, 78th Division - Nov. 3, 1917 to Dec. 13, 1917
  Company A, 30th Infantry, 6th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division - Dec. 14, 1917 to Oct. 19, 1918
  Rank, with date of appointment: Private, Nov. 3, 1917
  Served overseas from Apr. 2, 1918 to Oct. 19, 1918
  Killed in action Oct. 19, 1918 at age 25 yrs. during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive
  Buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Plot A Row 13 Grave 14, Romagne, France
  Person notified of death: Mother, Maria Szuflik, Derewnia, Vilna, Russia

 

Private Henry Wenzel

  Born: Sept. 15, 1887
  Residence: LeRoy Street, South River, NJ
  Inducted at New Brunswick, NJ on May 22, 1918
  Company 48, 153rd Depot Brigade, 78th Division - May 22, 1918 to June 26, 1918
  Battery D , 336th Field Artillery, 162nd Field Artillery Brigade, 87th Division
                                                                             - June 27, 1918 to Feb, 16, 1919
  Rank, with date of appointment: Private, May 22, 1918
  Served overseas from Aug. 27, 1918 to Feb. 16, 1919
  Died of lobar pneumonia Feb. 16, 1919 at age 31 yrs., 5 mos.
  Person notified of death: Mother, Mame Wenzel, LeRoy Street, South River, NJ

 

Private First Class John Yaramchuck [Yaramchuk]

  Born: circa Apr., 1892 in Cholm, Russia
  Residence: Augusta Street, South River, NJ
  Inducted at New Brunswick, NJ on Apr. 3, 1918
  Company 13, 4th Training Battalion, 153rd Depot Brigade, 78th Division
                                                                             - Apr. 3, 1918 to May 10, 1918
  Company H, 310th Infantry, 155th Infantry Brigade, 78th Division - May 11, 1918 to Nov. 3, 1918
  Rank, with date of appointment: Private, Apr. 3, 1918; Private First Class, July 26, 1918
  Engagements: Held outposts at Bois de la Montagne, near Champigneulle
  Served overseas from May 20, 1918 to Nov. 3, 1918, 1918
  Killed in action Nov. 3, 1918 at age 26 yrs., 6 mos. at Verrieres, France during the
                                                                                       Meuse-Argonne Offensive
  Buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Plot F Row 9 Grave 38, Romagne, France
  Person notified of death: Friend, Julius Nowic, August Street, South River, NJ

 

Sources:
--World War I Service Cards from the NJ State Archives
--American Battle Monuments Commission, World War I Listing
--U.S. Center of Military History. Order of Battle of the United States Land Forces in the World War. Reprinted 1988.
--U.S. American Battle Monuments Commission. 3d Division Summary of Operations in the World War. 1944.
--U.S. American Battle Monuments Commission. 5th Division Summary of Operations in the World War. 1944.
--U.S. American Battle Monuments Commission. 37th Division Summary of Operations in the World War. 1944.
--U.S. American Battle Monuments Commission. 78th Division Summary of Operations in the World War. 1944.
--A History of the Three Hundred Tenth Infantry, Seventy Eighth Division, USA: 1917-1919. NY: Association of the 310th Infantry. 1919.
--U.S. American Battle Monuments Commission. 82d Division Summary of Operations in the World War. 1944.