A Solemn High Requiem Maas will be celebrated at St. Catherine’s Church tomorrow morning at nine o’clock for M. Eugene McDonough, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael McDonough of 607 Nahatan Street, Norwood, who was killed in action in North Africa on March 23rd.
Mr. and Mrs. McDonough were informed by a telegram from the war department last Friday of their son’s death and have since had further confirmation from Washington.
Private McDonough had been wounded in earlier operations in February and had been hospitalized for eight days then. He returned to duty on release.
After graduating from Norwood High School in 1939, where his sketching ability wm notable he attended Vesper George School of Art for a year. At the time of his enlistment in the Army, he was employed at Winslow Bros, and Smith.
From Fort Devens, he was sent to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, then to Camp Blanding, Florida, and then to Fort Benning. Ga., and Indian Town Gap. Pennsylvania. He had been overseas for nine months, being first stationed in England.
He is the first Norwood casualty of the North African campaign and leaves besides his parents, two sisters, Dorothy and Mary, and two brothers, Edward and Bernard.
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