December 4, 2010

James E. Coffey (1897-1918) of Nashua, NH

James was the son of Daniel J. and Catherine Dillon Coffey.  He was one of the first men from Nashua, NH to enlist in the US Army at the beginning of WW1.
James E. Coffey

He was a member of the 26th Yankee Division under the command of Maj. Gen. Clarence R. Edwards, having enlisted in June, 1917.  His unit was deployed overseas in Sept., 1917.  James was wounded in battle on May 10, 1918 and died later that day.

James' story appears in the Dec. 4, 2010 on-line edition of the Nashua Telegraph. under the by-line of Dean Shalhoup.  Click here to read the rest of the story. 

I do not know how long the article will remain on-line.

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