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Gwynne, John A.

John A. Gwynne U.S. Army WWII
John A. Gwynne U.S. Army WWII

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Date of Birth: 2/24/1906
Died On: 9/25/1977
Street Address: Forrest Ave
Service Number: 32096076
Branch of Service: U.S. Army-WWII

Veteran Code: USARMY-265

John A. Gwynne was born in New York in 1906. In Rye his family lived on Forrest Ave and were members of Christ Church. John enlisted in U.S. Army during World War II.

John A. Gwynne, a retired investment banker and former Rye resident, died at his home in Providence, R. I. A memorial service was held at noon today at the First Unitarian Church in Providence. I The son of the late Arthur C. and Edith M. Gwynne, he attended Rye Country Day School and was an alumnus of Taft School, Watertown, Conn, and Princeton University where he was a member of the Colonial Club. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army in North Africa and Italy during World War II. He was very active in the Providence Preservation Society and helped restore several historic houses. He is survived by his wife Barbara Simmonds Gwynne, a son John A. Gwynne, and a daughter, Adeline G. Gwynne; two sisters, Mrs. Bayard W. Read of Rye, and Mrs. Lewis D. Mowry of Charleston, R.I.; and a brother, Arthur C Gwynne of Heritage Village, Southbury, CT.
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