Sgt. Joseph L. McDermott

Sgt. Joseph McDermott

Killed in Action in Europe

Sgt. Joseph L. McDermott, 23, of 10 Washington Street, Belleville, suffered a fatal concussion from a bomb explosion on March 2, 1945.

He participated in the Normandy landing on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Sgt. McDermott, 23, 

Born on July 1, 1921, McDermott enlisted in the Army on Dec. 22, 1942,  serial number 32599662, taking basic training at Fort Dix, N.J., and further training in Colorado before heading to England.

Sgt. McDermott served with the 49th Engineers Battalion.

McDermott was born in Belleville to Grace and Thomas McDermott. He is survived by brothers Bart and Edward.

He is buried at St. Peterís Church Cemetery on William Street in Belleville.


Belleville Times, Aug. 10, 1944

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing, State of New Jersey, War Dept. June 1946

U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans 1925-1963

Belleville Sons Honor Roll

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

Belleville, New Jersey

World War II

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