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1st LT Francis Joseph CrimminsUnit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company – A Rank: First LieutenantBorn: 1904
Location grave First Lieutenant Francis Joseph Crimmins:
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Hell on Wheels monument at Geleen, the Netherlands
Where was First Lieutenant Francis Joseph Crimmins killed in action:
The next day, september 15th at Canne where a DD Bailey Bridge had collapsed during construction, the same units combined to erect a 135 foot treadway over the Albert Canal. It was on this same day that 1st Lieutenant Crimmins, CO (Commisioned Officer) of Company ”A”, was killed by a sniper while making a reconnaissance of the canal north of Maastricht, and 1st Lt. Clyde Loyd was detached from Co. ”C” and placed in command of Company ”A”.
(Source: Unit History 17th Armored Engineer Battalion)
We know that he was killed by sniper fire, on the North of Maastricht on reconnaisance at a canal.
The monument at Geleen that has te name of First Lieutenant Francis Joseph Crimmins on it tells us he probably was killed at Geleen, it is North of Maastricht as the Unit History mentioned.
We think it should be the Maas canal south of Geleen where First Lieutenant Francis Joseph Crimmins was killed by a sniper.
Location where First Lieutenant Francis Joseph Crimmins was killed in action at the Maas at Geleen:
Temporary Grave at Fosses
Temporary Cemetery of Fosse, Belgium at Block C, Row 5, Grave 86
Detail Casualtylist, Francis Jospeph Crimmins, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Location of the house where Francis Joseph Crimmins lived as an 25 year old in the year 1930:
Adress: Pasco Road 58, Springfield County, Massachusetts, United States
(The house was build in 1919 and they lived here since 1920 as stated in the Senus of 1920. They must have been the first occupants)
The household of Francis Joseph Crimmins as an 25 year old in the year 1930:
|CENSUS 1930 Household family||Role||Gender||Age||Birthplace|
|Catherine E Crimmins||Head||F||35||Massachusetts|
|Francis J Crimmins||Brother||M||25||Massachusetts|
|William C Crimmins||Brother||M||24||Massachusetts|
|Grace I Crimmins||Sister||F||21||Massachusetts|
|Agnes F Crimmins||Sister||F||18||Massachusetts|
Father:John F Crimmins (+/-1865 – ?) Imigrated from: England, Wales, Cardiff Glamorganshire, Glamorgan, Roath, Milton street 46.
Mother: Annie E Crimmins (+/-1872-?) Imigrated from: England, Wales, Cardiff Glamorganshire, Glamorgan, Roath, Milton street 46.
The household of Francis Joseph Crimmins as an 25 year old in the year 1920:
Annie E Crimmins
Clarence F Crimmins
Catherine E Crimmins
John J Crimmins
Annie C Crimmins
Mary R Crimmins
Edward L Crimmins
Joseph M Crimmins
Francis J Crimmins
William C Crimmins
|Name||Francis J Crimmins|
|Name (Original)||CRIMMINS FRANCIS J|
|Event Type||Military Service|
|Event Date||07 Oct 1942|
|Term of Enlistment||Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law|
|Event Place||Springfield, Massachusetts, United States|
|Education Level||Grammar school|
|Marital Status||Single, without dependents|
|Army Branch||Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA|
|Army Component||Selectees (Enlisted Men)|
|Source Reference||Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of Discharge|
Research © by: Martijn Brandjes
Text © by: Martijn Brandjes
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