OUR  WAR  DEAD -- World War II

 

The World War II Monument was erected in the memory of Alexandrians who lost their lives in the service of their country during World War II. This memorial was a class gift to the school by the classes of 43, 44, 45, 46 and 47. The monument was erected in 1947. As can be seen from the picture, the monument is located in front of the school just off of the south wing near the parking lot.

Documentation has not been found which specifies the basis for determining the order of name placement on the monument. However, in the process of researching information about this monument, the dates of death were learned for certain of the deceased and subsequently it was found that the order of their names on the monument matched the order of their death. Based on that finding, it is reasonable to believe that all the names on the monument are listed in the order of the date of death.

The names in the first section, from top to bottom, are in the same order as they appear on the monument. For the sake of convenience, the names are listed a second time in alphabetical order.

During World War II, when a high school student received his draft notice, he had to leave school for there were no deferments for high school students. Because of this, the class year listed next to each name is the year when the student either graduated, or when he should have graduated. Research could not determine whether Hirst Hayes ever attended high school in Alexandria.

No source has been found from which to compile a list of other GW Alumni who lost their lives while serving in the Armed Services during the years after 1945. If anyone knows of a source for this data, please send that information in a message to the curator of this page: Ted Arthur.

 

GWHS Alumni who lost their lives during WWII

         
Class Last Name Given Name Class Last Name Given Name
41 Wood Raymond Carlyle 42 Petrello Harbert J.
na Hayes Hirst 41 Vos Benjamin J. Jr
43 Barclay Edward Ralph 36 Rutledge George William
41 Amandus Harlan Eugene 46 Myers John B.
41 MacLean James Sinclair Jr 42 Bartlett Elmer R.
36 Gills Robert B. Jr 38 Brawner Elwin Irving Jr.
40 Tutt Earl N. 39 Woodruff Charles E.
39 Tull Joseph Anthony 44 Snellings Ossie F.
37 May John Duvall 39 Scott Charles Thomas
36 McGowan Richard 38 Dunn Charles Alvin
40 McIlwaine Robert Dunn 36 Norford Archie Baynes
43 Brawner Robert Phillip 43 Drake Douglas R.
36 Goodrich Joseph Leonard 36 Kleinman Israel
44 Schlosser Lyman Stephen 36 Wayland Clifford Henry
38 Pearson Winfred Amos 38 Guill J. D.
36 Roberts Edmund Hunt Jr 38 Hatfield Robert
42 Covey Donald Gene 38 DuFrane George Francis Jr.
39 Meeks Samuel Haslett 43 Deeton William Francis
38 Cruikshand Dabney M. 43 Barry Eugene A
41 Fleming Ralph W 41 Gillett David Lester
38 Cahill Frank Dudley 36 Arthur Alphus Eugene
40 Norton Milton Rand Jr 41 Grimm Charles Herbert
38 King Carlin G. 42 Saffelle Stewart Delaney
36 Rumshin Robert 43 Fleming Samuel Hobert Jr
 

Names in this section BELOW is listed Alphabetical Order from left to right

  
Class Last Name Given Name Class Last Name Given Name
41 Amandus Harlan Eugene 36 Arthur Alphus Eugene
43 Barclay Edward Ralph 43 Barry Eugene A
42 Bartlett Elmer R. 43 Brawner Robert Phillip
38 Brawner Elwin Irving Jr. 38 Cahill Frank Dudley
42 Covey Donald Gene 38 Cruikshand Dabney M.
43 Deeton William Francis 43 Drake Douglas R.
38 DuFrane George Francis Jr. 38 Dunn Charles Alvin
43 Fleming Samuel Hobert Jr 41 Fleming Ralph W
41 Gillett David Lester 36 Gills Robert B. Jr
36 Goodrich Joseph Leonard 41 Grimm Charles Herbert
38 Guill J. D. 38 Hatfield Robert
na Hayes Hirst 38 King Carlin G.
36 Kleinman Israel 41 MacLean James Sinclair Jr
37 May John Duvall 36 McGowan Richard
40 McIlwaine Robert Dunn 39 Meeks Samuel Haslett
46 Myers John B. 36 Norford Archie Baynes
40 Norton Milton Rand Jr 38 Pearson Winfred Amos
42 Petrello Harbert J. 36 Roberts Edmund Hunt Jr
36 Rumshin Robert 36 Rutledge George William
42 Saffelle Stewart Delaney 44 Schlosser Lyman Stephen
39 Scott Charles Thomas 44 Snellings Ossie F.
39 Tull Joseph Anthony 40 Tutt Earl N.
41 Vos Benjamin J. Jr 36 Wayland Clifford Henry
41 Wood Raymond Carlyle 39 Woodruff Charles E.

This data was compiled by Ted Arthur.

     
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