Born 10 June 1909
Died 22 December 1944
Buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL

Private
26th Infantry, 1st Division, Company K

Illinois State Journal,  13 January 1948
Final services for Pvt. Harold R. Gossage, 35, of Springfield, who was killed in action in Belgium on Dec. 22, 1944, while serving with the army, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Bisch Memorial home. Reve. H. M. Hildebrandt will officiate and burial will be in Oak Ridge cemetery, with the Amvets in charge of graveside services. The body arrived at 7:37 p. m. yesterday in Springfield. Pvt. Gossage received his training as an infantrymen at Little Rock, Ark., and at Washington, D. C., and left for overseas services Nov. 1, 1944. He was born in Springfield and attended Sand Hill school. Prior to entering service in March, 1944, he was employed in the city department of streets and public improvements. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Nan Louise Hollar, of 124 S. Thirteenth St.; his wife, Agnes Gossage, and 12-year-old daughter, Enetta, both of Washington, D. C.; one brother, Sgt. Leo Gossage; one sister, Mrs. Leroy Olivetti; his step-father, John Hollar, and three nieces, all of Springfield. Source: Illinois State Journal, Tuesday, 13 January 1948, Page 4 Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 10 June 1909
  • Date of death: 22 December 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 26th Infantry, 1st Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, IL
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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