Private First Class Frank P McNally

Name Frank P McNally
Rank Private First Class
Army Serial # 13174789
State Pennsylvania
Date of death 1944-08-12
Plot, Row, Grave K, 14, 17
Cemetery Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, France, Google Maps
Role MOS 745 Rifleman
Unit L Company, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Purple Heart
Remarks Private First Class McNally was a member of L Company. The morning report for July 5, 1944 on page 6 lists him lightly wounded in action. Page 10, for July 6, 1944 lists him transferred to the 34th Evacuation Hospital. The morning report for August 5, 1944 on page 11 lists him returning to his unit from the 34th Evacuation Hospital. Page 42, for August 21, 1944 lists him as killed in action on August 12, 1944. All relevant pages can be seen below.

Erwin Derhaag pointed me towards a newspaper article of the The Plain Speaker (Hazleton, Pennsylvania), September 7, 1944, page 18 which reads:

Mr. and Mrs. Frank McNally of 138 South Cedar street, were notified that their son, Pfc. Frank (Francis) P. McNally, 18, was killed in action in France on August 12. His death came only nine days after he returned to duty August 3 after recovering from leg wounds suffered in Normandy fighting on July 8. Pfc McNally, who would have been 19 years old on August 24, entered the Army on September 10, 1943, three monts after graduation from St. Gabriel's High School. He trained at Camp Breckenridge, Ky, before going to England in April of this year. He was a member of St. Gabriels church. Surviving are his parents and two sisters: Pvt. Helen McNally of the WAC, stationed at Enid, Oklahoma and Mary at home. His father is a Lehigh Valley Railroad engineer.
Documents - Newspaper article The Plain Speaker, September 7, 1944, page 18
- MR L Co 07-1944 page 6
- MR L Co 07-1944 page 10
- MR L Co 08-1944 page 11
- MR L Co 08-1944 page 42
Grave Soldier
Frank P McNally (13174789) Frank P McNally (13174789)

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