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. Since the War Between the States, Belleville lost 160 sons in service to our nation. Three police officers and one Fire Captain died on duty.
Let us in Belleville forget none of the
117 who died in World War II,
21 who died in World War I,
5 who died in the Korean War era,
11 who died in Vietnam,
3 who died in the Civil War,
3 who died in service during peace time.
JOHN KIRWIN WAY
Belleville Street Naming In Honor of WWII Sailor
11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 17, 2016
Tiona Avenue and Forest Street in honor of John F. Kirwin
Belleville Sons honored by memorial signs on the streets where they lived.
In June 2016, Belleville Township Council passed a resolution to dedicate certain streets in town to servicemen who hailed from the municipality. The goal is to honor 160 Belleville sons who died while in service within the next year.
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In the last century, Belleville lost 157 sons while in service to our country. This collection, gathered from newspaper clippings and other sources gathers what we know about these young men in an effort that their sacrifice not be forgotten.
Belleville Sons Honor Roll includes more information on Belleville actions in the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, the Civil War diary of James C. Taylor, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and peacetime casualties.
Edited by Anthony Buccino and Andrea Buccino
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 dedicated a new monument to Private Harmanus Brown at the old Belleville Dutch Reformed Church on July 4, 2015.
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.
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