More reading on the 15th
Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War
Spanish American War
American War Plaque
Includes Philippines & China service
World War I
World War I Page
We need someone to research this. Somewhere in Grafton,
this list should exist! Currently there's only one or two listed from newsclippings.
World War II
World War II Vets There's approx. 960, plus 18
that died in the war = approx. 978 total Grafton WWII vets. The raw data
needs work before it can be put up here! First list typed is only about
80% complete, but here is what we have.
Soldiers in uniform & any other data on them
Said to be the first from Grafton to be overseas for
WWII. Decorated B17 Flying Fortress side gunner
WWII Veteran from South Grafton. Died in Japanese attack on submarine
William Bradford - (The following is from his stepson...)
Enlisted U.S.ARMY c.1936 w/ pre-war duty in the Panama Canal Zone.
WW2 in 77th Infantry Division, Signal Co.. In Cebu Island, Philippines
@ wars end & Occupation Duty in Sapporo, Japan till discharge. Attained
rank of Tech. Sergeant. Past Commander of American Legion Post in No. Grafton
in 1950's. Deceased 9/21/99 @ age 87 in Westborough. Perhaps this info.
will inspire Grafton residents & expatriots to send in vet's info.
I believe these vets should receive recognition/honor for their participation
in this great event, especially since with the rush of time, they are dying
off at a quickening rate. Regards, Marshall
Family from North Grafton-3 Brothers in WWII
We have been in contact with the Grafton Veterans Services
Department at (508)839-8515. Mr. Richard Perron (Veterans Agent for the
Town of Grafton) has been very helpful in providing information. The WWII
vets from Grafton are on a list that is being typed before going up here.
The WWII list does contain those that died during the war while in service.
War Vets List of names
Two additions by Abbott family member:
Dr. George Abbott (USAF Capt.1951-1953)
Robert M. Abbott (US Navy)
War Vets (List of names)