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Avery, William Joseph

Rank and Name, Captain William Joseph Avery.

Unit/Placed in, US Infantry, United States Army.

Bataan Death March

(April 9, 1942)

NAME became a POW and walked (60 miles) the Bataan Death March (together with 70.000 pow), Many walked this march and many died (aprox.600, lack of nutrition and water) to Prison Camps in the Philippines and was send to Camp No Record, became part of a work detail.

Many Survived the March and the imprisonment, but many died thereafter.


William is born approx. on 26 Feb. 1880 in Hornell, New York.

Father, Henry H. Avery.

Mother, Permelia (Stephens) Avery.

Sister(s), Stella Avery.

Brother(s), Vell and Ross Avery.

Spouse, May J. (Liotard) Avery.

Daughters, Anna, Marion and Permelia Avery.


William enlisted the service in New York with service number # 0-164143.


William died during the Bataan Death March on 10 May 1942 (finding of death), he is honored with a POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


William is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.


Thanks to, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_march

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

Death March Marker
First pictures of American war prisoners during the infamous "March of Death" from Bataan to Japanese concentration camp at O'Donnell, Luzon, May 1942. Tattered column winds slowly through rugged Zambales mountains, in background. The heat and dust took its toll. These pictures were snapped by Japanese military photographer, and later seized by Filipino Guerrillas.
William Joseph Avery
His rank Captain
P.O.W. Medal