John Close (1886) - World War 1

John Close (1886) – World War 1

John Close (1886) was born in Belfast, Ireland, the son of John Close (1850) and Mary Jane Bell. He enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1901 and served on a number of ships before and through World War 1. He died on board H.M.S. Indefatigable […]

Lewis E Close (1835) - American Civil War

Lewis E Close (1835) – American Civil War

Lewis E Close (1835) was born in Saratoga County, New York, the son of Lewis Peter Close (1803) and Eliza Emelisa Esmond. He was drafted into the Union forces at Saratoga Springs, New York in 1863. He was killed in action at Alexandria, Louisiana in […]

Donald Edward Close (1931) - Vietnam War

Donald Edward Close (1931) – Vietnam War

Donald Edward Close (1931) was born in California, the son of William Edgar Close (1901) and Hazel Rhoda De Sheil. He was in the US Armed Forces for a period of 12 years, reaching the rank of Captain. He was killed in action in 1965 […]

Jonathan Close (1824) - American Civil War

Jonathan Close (1824) – American Civil War

Jonathan Close (1824) was born in New York State, the son of Reuben Close (1782) and Deborah Webb. He enlisted into the Union forces on 10 May 1862 in the state of Wisconsin. It looks as though he was killed in action in Mississippi on […]

Levi Close (1837) - American Civil War

Levi Close (1837) – American Civil War

Levi Close (1837) was born in New York State, the son of Jeremiah Webb Close (1809) and Freelove Davis. He enlisted into the Union forces on 16th December 1863 at Gouverneur, New York. He was mustered into “K” Company of the 14th New York Heavy […]

David Close (1841) - American Civil War

David Close (1841) – American Civil War

David Close (1841) was born at Nunda, New York, the son of John Close (1804) and Rebecca Van Dyke. David enlisted at age 21 as a private in the 136th Regiment of Infantry Company in the New York Volunteer Infantry on 27th August 1862 and […]

James Raymond Close (1904) - World War 2

James Raymond Close (1904) – World War 2

James Raymond Close (1920) was born at Laura, South Australia, the son of Sydney Kitchen Close (1882) and Beatrice May Bills. He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in 1940 and was killed in action in 1942. He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at […]

Rex Wilkinson Close (1904) - World War 2

Rex Wilkinson Close (1904) – World War 2

Rex Wilkinson Close (1904) was born at Lyell, Tasmania, the son of James Ayrton Close (1878) and Alice Richmond Rex. He enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy in 1940 and was aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes in the Indian Ocean when it was attacked by […]