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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com