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Williams, John
(1860-1912)
Dressen, Dorothy Margaretha
(1872-1956)
Williams, Benjamin John
(1894-1944)
Haas, Margaret
(1894-1981)
Williams, Robert Peter
(1925-1944)

 

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Williams, Robert Peter 1

  • Born: Mar 11, 1925, Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA
  • Died: Oct 24, 1944, , , , Germany at age 19
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Sheboygan Press Thursday November 9, 1944 Pvt. Robert Peter Williams, Sheboygan paratrooper who had been in combat action since July, has been officially reported killed in action according to a War department communication ade public here today. Recipient of the tragic news was Mrs. Margaret Williams, mother of the 19-year old hero, who resides at 1233 Alabama avenue. Although complete details concerning circumstances of his death were not immediately available, the telegram disclosed that Pvt. Williams had been killed while participating in battle against German forces in France on October 24th. Pvt. Williams enlisted in the army on July 12, 1943, and in September arrived at an infantry replacement training center at Camp Wolters, Tex., to begin basic training as an infantryman. Later, he volunteered for the paratroop division of the army and after four weeks of jump training at the parachute school at Fort Henning, Ga. he won the coveted wings and boots of the paratrooper corps. Subsequently he ws transferred to Fort George, Meate, Md., for additional instruction and on June 23, 1944, arrived in England. Within two weeks he had joined Allied troops in FRance landing on the continent with a large division of air-borne troops. He had been in combat constantly since that time. Pvt. Williams was born in Sheboygan on March 11, 1925, and attendfed St. Clements and St. Peter Claver parochial schools. He took a one-year course at Sheboygan Central High school and then enrolled in industrial training courses at the Vocational school here. Prior to his enlistment he was employed at the Jung Shoe company. The deceased was a member of St. Clements church, of the Catholic Touth organization and the Young Mens Fidality group of that parish. Survivors include, in addition to his mother, four brothers, Pvt. Benjamin Williams, recently reported as a prisoner of war of the German government; S/Sgt. James Williams, now stationed with the U.S. army in Duba; Leroy, Sheboygan, and Charles at home; two sisters, Mrs. Teodore (Anna Mae) Buechler, and Mrs. Harold (Elizabeth) Oldenburg, both of Sheboygan; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Dietch, Elkhart Lake and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Matthew Haas, Sheboygan. His father passed away in March of this year.

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