Lawrence, William E. Jr.

William E. Lawrence U.S. Navy WWII
William E. Lawrence U.S. Navy WWII

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Date of Birth: December 10, 1922
Died On: February 9, 2011
Street Address: 618 Forest Avenue
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy-WWII

Veteran Code: USN-138

William Effingham Lawrence

William Effingham Lawrence was born on December 10, 1922, in White Plains, New York, to Anita Livings Ord, age 28, and William Effingham Lawrence, age 34. He had one brother Roger and a sister Jean. In Rye his family lived at 618 Forrest Ave. and were members of the Presbyterian Church.

William was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1941. In high school he was an outstanding four sport athlete, track, football, basketball and baseball.

Before entering service William was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Corp.

He enlisted September 17, 1942 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served with the Navy in both the European and Pacific Theatres.

William married Ruth Middaugh Brown in Rye, New York, on May 12, 1945, when he was 22 years old. They had four children during their marriage.

After the war he worked many years as an appliance salesman.

William Effingham Lawrence died on February 9, 2011, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, when he was 88 years old.

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