Pvt. Robert R. Whealdon

Verona Residence:23 Sutton Place, 16 Wayland Drive

Pvt. Whealdon Rites

A memorial service for Pvt. Robert R. Whealdon, 20, of 23 Sutton Place, Verona, the first man from that borough to be killed in action in this war, will be held Sunday at 10 A.M. at Friend’s Meeting House, 286 Park Street, Upper Montclair. Pvt Whealdon was the son of Rowan Whealdon, Executive Secretary of Essex County Tuberculosis League.

Pvt. Whealdon met death in North Africa April 30. He had been overseas since December. Born in Oregon, he had lived in Verona 15 years and left the Henry B. Whitehorne High School there in January, 1942, when a senior, to enlist in the Army Signal Corps. He was awarded an honorary diploma the following June.

Besides his parents, Pvt. Whealdon leaves two sisters, the Misses Nancy and Susan Whealdon. Those of high school classmates not in the armed forces or working elsewhere will attend the memorial service.
Newark Evening News
Wednesday, June 23, 1943

Robert R. Whealdon

ID: 12050557
Entered the Service From: New Jersey
Rank: Private

Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 91st Cavalry
Reconnaissance Squadron

Died: Friday, April 30, 1943
Buried at: North Africa American Cemetery
Location: Carthage, Tunisia
Plot: D Row: 9 Grave: 10

Awards: Purple Heart

 
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