Belleville Sons Honor Roll

 A Place of Honor and Remembrance In the Home of the Brave

Belleville, New Jersey

These young men of Belleville, New Jersey,
paid with their lives to prove "freedom is not free." 

Our intent is to honor their sacrifice and preserve
the memory of those Belleville sons who died in service to our country.

Let us in Belleville forget none of the 117 who died in World War II, the 21 who died in World War I, the five who died in the Korean War era, the 11 who died in Vietnam, the three who died in the Civil War, or the men who died in service during peace time.

Special Ceremony, July 4, 2015

Private Harmanus Brown was the first known soldier of Nutley to give his life in service to his new country. He is buried at the Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery alongside more than five dozen local veterans of the American Revolution.

The Belleville Historical Society will dedicate a new monument to Private Harmanus Brown at the old Belleville Dutch Reformed Church at 10 a.m. July 4, 2015.

American Revolution

War of 1812

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

Peacetime Casualties

- Remembering the men who paid for our freedom

Original photo by Robert Caruso, used by permission. 

In the last century, Belleville lost 157 sons while in service to our country. This collection, gathered from newspaper clippings and other sources collects what we know about these young men in an effort that their sacrifice not be forgotten.  

The first edition of this book resulted in several town streets being named for our local heroes and the names of the fallen being etched into the war memorial on Union Avenue.

The latest edition includes additional information on Belleville in the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, WWI, WW II, Korea, Vietnam and peacetime casualties. 

Edited by Anthony Buccino and  Andrea Buccino

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Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War - A Brief History by Anthony BuccinoBelleville and Nutley
in the Civil War

a Brief History

by Anthony Buccino

A compilation documenting the participation of the New Jersey towns of Belleville and Nutley in the American Civil War. Publication includes information on six local soldiers killed in action in the War Between the States, plus information on the battle campaigns in which they gave up their lives. Also lists information on participation in various New Jersey and other state militias by local men.


Belleville Middle School Students' 2013 posters video

Students' 2012 posters video

Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield, N.J. a video

Essex Park Streets Renamed for Belleville Heroes

Honoring Joseph Fornarotto, Nutley-Bellleville D.A.V.

Essex County unveils plaque honoring DAV commander

Bronze Plaque Dedicated to Honor Legacy of Local Veteran in County’s Annual Memorial Day Observance

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Honor Roll Blog

REMEMBRANCE - Compiled by George Sbarra, May 2003

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Veterans History Project

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