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Name: Neil Duff McSween Rank: Corporal Service Number: 31018159 Service: 182nd Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, US Army Date of Birth: September 1, 1918 Place of Birth: Melrose, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Date of Enlistment: February 27, 1941 Place of Enlistment: Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Height: 6 feet Complexion: Light Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown Occupation: Driver Next of Kin: William McSween (Father) Date of Death: December 27, 1943 Age: 25 Cemetery: Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Neil Duff McSween was the son of William Frederick McSween (1887–1961) and Anna Sabina (Duff) McSween (1895–1975). Neil’s father William was born in Sydney in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. His mother was born in Melrose, Massachusetts. Neil had a sister Barbara McSween (1917–1954), and a brother William Ashley McSween (1928–2002). Neil registered for the US Draft on October 16, 1940, in Melrose, Mass. and was working for George De Coste in Melrose at the time. Although his obituary references him serving as a Marine, his headstone indicates he served with the 182nd Infantry Regiment of the Americal Division in the US Army. The 182nd fought in Guadalcanal in the Pacific Theatre. Neil’s funeral was held on December 29, 1943 in Melrose and he was interred at the Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Obituary: MELROSE, Dec. 29 The funeral of Neil D. McSween, 25, a Marine veteran of Guadalcanal, was held this morning from his home, 21 East Emerson St., with a requiem high mass in St. Mary's Church. He died from a fracture at the base of the skull, but it is not known how or when he sustained the injury. He received a medical discharge from the Marines two months ago, after three years' service. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. McSween. Boston Globe, Massachusetts Wednesday, December 29, 1943
Neil Duff McSween
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