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Read, William Woodgate

Name and Rank, Second Lieutenant William Woodgate Read.

Unit/Placed in,192nd Tank Battalion (A-Company), United States Army.


William was born approx. on Feb. 8, 1920 in Benalilo County, New Mexico.

Father, Arthur D. Read.

Mother, Ethel F. (Woodgate) Read.

2 Sisters, no record available.

2 Brother, no record available.


William enlisted  the service at Louisiana with serial number O-423032.


William W. Read was a Second Lieutenant (A Company) in the 192th Tank Battalion.


William died of his wounds sustained during the Battle of the Luzon, on Dec 30, 1941, he is honored with the Purple Heart (posthumously) , Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


William is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.


Thanks to http://www.proviso.k12.il.us/ and William’s story  http://www.proviso.k12.il.us/bataan%20web/Reed_W.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

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

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

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

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

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

National Historian

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

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

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

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


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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/



192nd Tank Battalion


The 192nd Tank Battalion of the United States Army was a federalized Army National Guard unit activated in November 1940. Deployed to the Philippines, the battalion was engaged in combat during the Japanese invasion and the US retreat to the Bataan Peninsula; being part of the force that surrendered to the Japanese there, it subsequently ceased to exist as an active unit.


192nd Tank Battalion
William Woodgate Read
His rank Second Lieutenant