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Honoring Service: Fallen Veteran Edward J McNamara, WWI

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Honoring Service - 05 -2023 - Edward J McNamara
Edward J McNamara

Edward McNamara was born January 31, 1892 in Rye village to Patrick and Rose McNamara. The family lived on Park Ave, although all his life he had lived nearer to Harrison than to Rye and as a result was more widely known there than here.

Date of Birth: January 31, 1892
Died On: Killed in Action 9/29/1918 on the Hidenberg Line
Street Address: Park Ave
Service Number: 1212059
Branch of Service: U.S. Army – Company M, 107th Infantry, 27th Division

He attended the Church of St. Gregory the Great in Harrison and was a prominent and one of the most devoted members of the Holy Name Society of that Church. As a little boy he entered the Parochial School in Mamaroneck. After graduating from that institution he entered the Cathedral College in New York City.

After finishing his course in the college he entered the New York Dental School and was a student there at the time he enlisted in the Seventh Regiment, New York National Guard.

Linked here is a scan of the Rye Chronicle dated Saturday, November 9th, 1918 featuring Edward McNamara’s passing.


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