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Ault, Joseph Edwin

Rank and Name, Private First Class Joseph Edwin Ault.

Unit/Placed in, 3rd Battalion (Weapons Comp.), 8th Marines, United States Marine Corps.


Joseph is born approx. on 29 Aug. 1909 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Father, Samuel A. C. Ault.

Mother, Anna G. (Newman) Ault.

Sister(s), Vera M and Wilella C. Ault.


Joseph enlisted the service in North Carolina with service number # 470801.


Joseph was KIA during the First wave (Battle of Tarawa) landing on Red Beach 2 on 20 Nov. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Good Conduct Medal, Marine Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Joseph is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Forest Lawn West Cemetery

Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA


Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Official logo 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment.
To Red Beach 2
Bloody Tarawa
Bloody Tarawa
Joseph Edwin Ault
His rank Private First Class