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Byrnes, Walter J.

Walter J. Byrnes U.S. Army WWII
Walter J. Byrnes U.S. Army WWII

Date of Birth: 5/12/1909
Died On: 8/13/1975
Street Address: 546 Milton Road
Service Number: 32227074
Branch of Service: U.S. Army-WWII

Veteran Code: USARMY-86

Walter J. Byrnes was born in New York in 1909. In Rye his family lived at 546 Milton Road and were members of the Church of the Resurrection. Walter enlisted in 1942 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Enlistment Date: 12 Mar 1942

Pfc, Walter J. Byrnes, wearing six battle stats, the Combat Infantryman's Badge and Good Conduct Medal, arrived home Monday following his discharge from the U. S. Army with ninety-one points. He is the son of Mrs. Mary F. Byrnes of Fairlawn, Milton, In the Army twenty-six months, Pfc. Byrnes participated in the Sicily. Naples Foggia, Rome Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. He expects to receive the Croix de Guerre awarded to his division by the French Government for duty in Italy.

WALTER BYRNES A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday at the Church of the Resurrection for Walter Jerome Byrnes, 66, of 1 Fairlawn Street, who died last Wednesday at United Hospital. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Mr. Byrnes retired in 1974 from his job as letter carrier at the Rye Post Office. A lifelong resident of Rye, he was born May 12, 1909, son of the late Edward C, and Mary F. Kerrigan Byrnes. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Gloria Halsted. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Milton Point Hose Co. and the Church of the Resurrection. Survivors include three sisters, Miss Helen Byrnes of Rye. Mrs. Daniel Murphy of the Bronx and Mrs. Georgian Snyder of Elmsford and three brothers, Edward of Rye, George of Port Chester and James of New Rochelle.
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