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Name: Paul Langdon Perry Rank: Private First Class Service Number: 31018800 Service: Band 26th Division Artillery, US Army Date of Birth: January 14, 1919 Place of Birth: Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Date of Enlistment: March 3, 1941 Place of Enlistment: Boston, Massachusetts Address at Enlistment: Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts Age at Enlistment: 22 Height: 5 feet, 8½ inches Complexion: Light Hair Color: Blonde Eye Color: Hazel Occupation: Manufacturing Marital Status: Single Date of Death: April 2, 1944 Age at Death: 25 Cemetery: Central Cemetery, Beverly, Massachusetts Paul Langdon Perry was the son of George Willard Perry (1883-1982) and Berth A (Potter) Perry (1884-1953). He was the third child from a family of eight; the brother of Willard P Perry (1915-2000), Mabel I Perry (1918- 2010) Marjorie Elizabeth Perry (1920-2002), Dorothy Louise Perry (1921-2007), George Willard Perry (1922- 2007), Eleanor Rosemond Perry (1925-2011), and Norman Arthur Perry (1928-2006). His mother was born in Massachusetts and his father was born in Shelburne, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. Paul registered for the US Draft on October 24, 1940, in Beverly, Mass. He was working for the General Electric (GE) Company at the time. Paul served in the Band of the 26th Division (Artillery) in the US Army. He was honorably discharged (possibly due to illness) on February 10, 1943, and died the following spring on April 2, 1944.
Paul Langdon Perry
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The Military Band of the 26th Division in 1944