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Rye Memorial Day Ceremony – Watch It Here

Due to COVID-19, this year’s Memorial Day ceremony is virtual.

The ceremony has been recorded in advance and you can watch it right here (27 minutes run time, scroll down to view).

American Legion Post 128 Commander Fred de Barros leads the virtual ceremony and it includes all of the individuals pictured below: Robin Latimer singing patriotic songs, Rev. Kate Malin leading the invocation, comments by Rye City Mayor Josh Cohn, Post Adjutant Tim Moynihan reading the Gettysburg Address, comments by Rye guy and County Executive George Latimer and Legionnaire Terry McCartney reading the roll of honor.

The roll of honor – those Rye residents who have given the ultimate sacrifice – is most striking in part because of the archival work completed by Chris Maloney with the support of American Legion Post 128 to research and codify the folks that gave their lives so that all of us can remain free.

Watch the ceremony:

See the roll of honor. This was compiled by Chris Maloney on RyeVets.org, as a project to research available archival sources and create a short biography for all veterans who served from Rye.


Name Address Branch of Service Date of Death Age
Curtis S. Read Upper Dogwood Lane U.S. Navy 2/26/1918 23
Edward J. McNamara Park Avenue U.S. Army 9/29/1918 Unknown
Ralph Yerkes Purchase Street U.S. Army 9/13/1918 23
Charles L. Armstrong unknown U.S. Army 12/29/1918 Unknown
Charles A. Batten School Street Royal Highlanders 8/28/1918 22
John Batten unknown U.S. Army 8/24/1918 Unknown
W. K. B. Emerson Milton Point U.S. Army 5/14/1918 Unknown
Charles H. Johnson Unknown U.S. Army 10/30/1918 Unknown



Name Address Branch of Service Date of Death Age
Harvey J. Hayman 398 Rye Beach Avenue U.S. Navy 4/5/42 22
Richard T. Chapin 291 Rye Beach Avenue Merchant Marines 4/16/42 24
Charles W. Bailey 508 Milton Road U.S. Navy 11/13/42 21
Robert L. Shedden Mount Pleasant U.S.A.A.F. 1/22/43 24
Frank L. Wassell Loudon Woods U.S.A.A.F. 2/28/43 26
Raymond Scherff Midland Avenue U.S.A.A.F. 3/1/43 27
James K. Taylor 42 Davis Avenue U.S.A.A.F. 3/13/43 25
John Williamson 448 Milton Road U.S. Army 4/10/43 30
Phillip A. Oldham 32 Meadow Place U.S.M.C. 7/9/43 30
Harry B. Wassell Loudon Woods U.S.A.A.F. 7/18/43 27
Mark Rainsford 135 Highland Road U.S. Army 7/28/43 25
Harry P. Camden 281 Rye Beach Ave Rye, NY U.S.A.A.F. 7/29/43 43
Archibald G. McIlwaine Upper Dogwood Lane U.S. Navy 10/5/43 22
Charles E. Bateson 57 Highland Rd. U.S.A.A.F. 10/8/43 27
Thomas F. Maloney 68 Grapal Street U.S. Army 10/18/43 27
Henry B. Stimson 14 Mendota Ave U.S.A.A.F. 10/30/43 25
William G. Werner 45 Harbor Terrace Dr. U.S. Army 11/18/43 24
Richard W. Courtleigh 390 Forest Ave U.S.M.C. 11/21/43 24
Harry Lowe 107 Halstead Avenue Royal Canadian Air Force 11/27/43 21
Joseph Nelson Hood 167 Grandview Avenue U.S.A.A.F. 1/27/44 28
William G. Parsons Guion Road U.S.A.A.F. 2/25/44 25
Patrick A. Griffin 181 Highland Road U.S.A.A.F. 5/15/44 26
Charles Wassell Loudon Woods U.S.A.A.F. 5/19/44 23
John N Compton 973 Forest Avenue U.S. Navy 6/1/44 25
Karl W. Kirchwey Stuyvesant Avenue U.S. Navy 6/16/44 23
Frederick G. Ellingham Grapal Street U.S. Army 6/19/44 21
Peter J. Heffernan Bulkley Manor U.S.A.A.F. 7/12/44 28
John G. Mc Carthy 41 Grapal Street U.S.A.A.F. 8/4/44 23
Donald R. Torrey 2 Park Lane U.S. Army 9/4/44 20
James N. Thorne 472 Boston Post Road Royal Air Force 9/10/44 25
Campbell T. Ames 460 Milton Road U.S. Army 9/12/44 27
Anthony P. Crolly 191 Purchase Street U.S. Army 9/17/44 25
William R. Balcom 21 Bulkley Manor U.S. Army 10/23/44 23
George E. Christman 56 Roosevelt Avenue U.S. Navy 10/25/44 24
John Sheridan Reilly 946 Boston Post Road U.S. Army 10/25/44 25
William B. Leith 100 Grace Church Street U.S.A.A.F. 11/5/44 23
Robert Merrill 319 Oakland Beach Avenue U.S. Army 11/9/44 25
Frank N. Daur 8 Fernwood Avenue U.S.A.A.C. 11/11/44 20
Samuel P. Gagliardo Central Avenue U.S. Army 11/17/44 29
Frederick W. Fien 4 Rosemere Street U.S. Army 11/25/44 22
George C. Johnson Jr.  51 Orchard Lane U.S.A.A.F. 11/25/44 24
Walter K. Howland Post Road U.S. Navy 12/1/44 35
James Armstrong Hertz Loudon Woods U.S. Army 12/12/44 23
George O. Mergenthaler Purchase Street U.S. Army 12/18/44 23
John E. Bassett 122 Grace Church Street U.S. Army 12/24/44 20
George W. Strange 45 Wainwright Street U.S. Army 1/12/45 29
Ralph J. Blohm 184 Osborn Road U.S. Army 1/17/45 29
Charles F. Mitchell 350 Grace Church Street U.S. Army 2/5/45 21
Alan A. Slade 36 Meadow Place U.S. Army 2/26/45 20
Peter J. Sproule 20 Natoma Street U.S. Army 2/27/45 20
Roland C. Senf Kirby Lane U.S. Army 3/2/45 20
Thomas M. Black 369 Midland Avenue U.S.M.C. 3/3/45 20
Paul A. Mansell 4 Ridgeland Manor U.S.A.A.F. 3/3/45 27
James L. Larkin 262 Purchase Street U.S.M.C. 3/4/45 23
Herbert Stanley Bulkley 62 Railroad Avenue U.S. Army 3/5/45 21
John F. Samler 52 Grapal Street U.S.M.C. 3/8/45 24
Daniel P. Dunkerley 10 School Street U.S.A.A.F. 3/22/45 25
Robert Lathrop 66 Milton Road U.S. Army 4/17/45 20
Allen J. Mc Donald 53 Purchase Street U.S. Army 5/27/45 37



Name Address Branch of Service Date of Death Age
Robert Banks 54 Purchase Street U.S. Army 6/15/1952 25
Walter E. Bailey 18 Oakland Gardens U.S. Navy 9/11/1952 30
Vaughn Dale Prunier Soundview Avenue U.S. Air Force 11/15/1952 23



Name Address Branch of Service Date of Death Age
John F. Shaughnessy Jr. 39 Grandview Avenue U.S. Air Force 2/3/1963 30
Christopher Markey Harbor Terrace Drive U.S.M.C. 1/6/1970 24
David J. McDowell 19 Gramercy Avenue U.S. Army unknown 25


Branch of Service Branch of Service
U.S.N. U.S. Navy
M.M Merchant Marines
U.S.A.A.F U.S. Army Air Force
U.S. A U.S. Army
U.S.M.C. U.S. Marine Corps
R.C.A Royal Canadian Airforce
R.A.F. Royal Air Force
R.H. Royal Highlanders of Canada



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