PRIVATE WALTER J. KOSCIANSKI was the oldest son of Polish immigrant parents, Walter Koscianski was born in Philadelphia PA on October 2nd, 1905. It is likely that he received his early education at St. Philip's Catholic School in Philadelphia. By 1933 the family, which included brothers Stephen and Anthony and sister Tillie, had moved to a house at 966 Bulson Street in Camden NJ, where the were members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 10th & Liberty Streets. Walter Koscianski worked for the City of Camden's Highway & Parks Departments as a truck driver for five years. He was inducted into the United States Army on June 4, 1942 at Fort Dix NJ.
After joining the Army he was assigned to the 63rd Signal Battalion. After his basic training, he served in Ireland, England, and in November of 1942 his company arrived in North Africa.
died, in non-battle circumstances, while driving a truck in the city of Algiers. He is buried at
the North Africa American Cemetery in Carthage, Tunisia as pictured above.
News of his death was reported in the June 19, 1943
edition of the Camden Courier-Post.
Walter Koscianski's brother Stephen V. Koscianski was killed 9 months later when the troop transport HMTS Rohna was sunk by a German air-to-surface guided missile.
Camden Courier-Post - June 6, 1933
MEN AND WOMAN ADMIT DISPUTE CHARGE
Four men and
a woman were fined $25 each yesterday after they perplexed Police Judge Pancoast
by pleading guilty to a disorderly conduct charge, but denied that
they had been disorderly.
defendants are Joseph and William Greenan, brothers, 38 and 24,
respectively, both of, 741 Fairview
street; Edward Covey, 24, of 2221 South
Seventh Street; Walter
Koscianski, 28, of 966 Bulson Street, and Mary Johnson, 18, of 224
Morris Street, Gloucester.
were arrested Sunday night by Motorcycle Policeman Thomas
at Tenth and Bulson Streets. Earlier, he had stopped them on Admiral
Wilson Boulevard and because they had been drinking but were not
drunk, he told them to go home.
Later someone called police headquarters and said that Kauffman was drunk. He was suspicious and arrested the five. Yesterday they pleaded guilty to charges of disorderly conduct, but denied they had telephoned headquarters or had done anything disorderly.
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