Carl W. Coulombe
WWII Soldier
Hamilton County, NY

Source: From Brenda Howe's grandmother's photo album. Donated by Brenda Howe.

2 Articles from unknown newspapers

Pfc Carl Winifred Coulombe


Dated Dec. 13, 1947

NORTHVILLE - The body of Pfc. Carl Wilfred Coulombe, who was killed in action in Germany in 1944, while serving with Company I of the Eighth Infantry of the U.S. Army, and son of Mrs. Bertha Coulombe and the late Fred Coulombe of Wells, will be brought to the Yates & Corey funeral home in Northville Sunday morning at 11:30.

The body will lie in state at the Coulombe home in Wells Sunday afternoon until Monday afternoon at 1. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 in the Wells Methodist church. The Rev. Franklin W. Worden of Johnsburg, the Rev. Joel W. Shippey of Boulton Landing and the Rev. J.G. Robinson of the Wells Methodist church will officiate. The military services are being arranged by officials of the Wells American Legion post headed by Michael Cymbalck, commander. Burial will be made in the Wells cemetery.

Pfc. Coulombe, 19, was born in Wells, where he spend practically all his life. He was graduated from the Wells High School, Class of 1943, and was inducted in the Army on September 23, 1943. He received his basic training in Camp Wheeler, Ga., and had one furlough when he visited his mother before he was shipped overseas and arrived in England May 26, 1944. He took part in the battle for France and the invasion of Germany.


Dated Nov. 26, 1947

WELLS - Mrs. Bertha Coulombe of this village has received word that the body of her son, Pfc. Carl Coulombe, has arrived at the General Distribution Depot in Schenectady. She said that funeral arrangements will be delayed, pending arrival of the casket at the Yates & Corey funeral home in Northville.

Pfc. Coulombe was born in Wells on June 22, 1925. He attended the Wells High School and was a member of the Wells Methodist church. He was also active in the Boy Scouts.

He left Wells with a draft contingent on September 26, 1943, and received training at Camp Wheeler, Ga. In May of 1944 he went overseas to the European theatre of war and fought in Germany. He was killed in action in that country on September 29, 1944. Survivors include his mother, a half-sister, Mrs. George Howland of Speculator; and one half-brother, Kenneth Coulombe of Gloversville.

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