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Name: Duncan James Chisolm Rank: Private Service Number: 42040314 Service: US Army Date of Birth: September 8, 1909 Place of Birth: Meadow Green, Antigonish Co.,, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: September 17, 1943 Place of Enlistment: New York City, New York Address at Enlistment: New York City, New York Age at Enlistment: 34 Height: 6 feet, 2 inches Complexion: Ruddy Eyes color: Grey Hair color: Red Occupation: Manufacturing Marital Status: Separated Next of Kin: Mrs. Frederick George Taegar, (Sister) [Isabella Chisolm Taegar] Date of Death: May 4, 1944 Age: 34 Cemetery: St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Bronx, New York Duncan James Chisolm was the son of Roderick James Chisolm (1866-1952) and Mary Elizabeth (MacDonald) Chisolm (1874-1969). Both of Duncan’s parents were born in Antigonish County, NS; his father, in Marydale. Duncan had a brother Thomas Joseph Chisolm (1914–1977) and four half-siblings, John J. Chisolm (unknown–1897), Margaret Chisolm (1891–1920), Mary Joseph Chisolm (1892–1931), and Isabella Rose Chisolm (1899-1976), from his father’s first wife Jane Chisolm (1866-1902). Records for the family record the surname as both Chisolm and Chisholm. Duncan immigrated to the United States in 1927 at the age of 17. Prior to his departure he had been working as a farm labourer. His arrival contact was his uncle in the Bronx, New York. In 1930, he was living in Bedford, in Westchester Co., NY and working as a chauffeur for a private family. He registered for the US Draft on October 16, 1940, in Huntington, Long Island New York City, New York and was living in Suffolk, NY. He worked for the Tracy Towing Line at 1 Broadway, NY at the time. He married Ita ‘Eita’ M. Quinn (1910-1978), born in Galway, Ireland, on October 10, 1935 and they were divorced in 1942. After enlisting September 17, 1943, Duncan fell ill and was admitted to hospital in October 1943. He remained in hospital until his death on May 4, 1944. He was at the US Army Halloran General Hospital on Staten Island in New York City, New York. Although his death was due to a non-battle related cause, he died while in the US Army service. Duncan was interred four days later on May 8, 1944, at the St Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx, in New York, and is also memorialised on a family headstone with his half-sisters and their families at the Saint Charles Cemetery in East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York.
Duncan James Chisolm
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