Andrew John McCloskey (1894-1918)

Grave of Andrew John McCloskey

Andrew John McCloskey grave, Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton, Pennsylvania; image credit

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Andrew John McCloskey (25 December 1894 - 18 September 1918) died of wounds received in action while serving with Company C, 308th Machine Gun Battalion, 78th infantry division in France.

We do not have many details of his army service.
4 April 1918, enlisted in Walnutport, Pennsylvania
20 May 1918, sailed to France
September 1918, the 78th infantry division, which was made up of soldiers from northern Pennsylvania and New York, participated in the St. Mihiel offensive

Private McCloskey was originally buried in the French Communal Cemetery, Thiaucourt, France, before being moved to the St. Mihiel American Cemetery, France. Later, he was re-interred in the Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton.

1910 census listed occupation: laborer

Draft registration listed home address: Lehigh Gap, Pennsylvania

father J. Martin McCloskey (Mikolajczyk), 1868-1947
mother Mary (Maria) Jarominek ,1869-1943
sister Mary M. McCloskey, 1903–1990 (Pruzinsky)
brother Frank M. McCloskey, 1908–1962
brother Joseph J., McCloskey, 1897-1920
sister Rose P. 1McCloskey, 1906-1989 (Slusaw)
sister Sophia McCloskey, 1910–1950 (Brinkman)
sister Catherine McCloskey , 1911–1999 (Malanitch)