Saturday, April 18, 2015

Wesley H. Davis Jr. of Tyngsboro - We Remember

Wesley Herbert Davis was born in Tyngsboro on October 10, 1919 to Mr. & Mrs. Wesley (Ruby I. Willett) H. Davis. Soon after he was born the family moved to Spencer, MA and he graduated there class of 1937. The family moved back to Tyngsboro where his dad bought a dairy farm located next to the Tyngsboro Country Club on Pawtucket Boulevard. Young Wesley nicknamed "Bud" or "Buddy" was a milkman and worked the farm with his dad.

He enlisted in Boston June 12, 1944 in the United States Marine Corp and assigned to the Fifth Division. On March 9th his family reported to the Lowell Sun that he spoke "of the dramatice rising of the flag on the volcano on Iwo Jima". He reported that his farm experience helped him dig his fox hole.

He was killed in action on Hill No. 362 on March 6th on one of the bloodiest fights of all. He was twenty five years old. He left his parents, three sisters, a brother and a fiance, Miss Virginia Goldwaite of Dunstable.

He was the first Tyngsboro hero to be repatriated on American soil. The entire population of Tyngsboro came to his funeral in April of 1948. He is buried near his home in the Sherburne Cemetery on Coburn Road.

After the war his father was active in civic politics and owned "The Dairy Bar" across from the Tyngsboro Country Club.

Please remember this Tyngsboro hero that was surely missed.

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