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Walter Randolph Connell

Boy 1st class. Enlisted U.S. Coast Guard in Tampa on May 4, 1917, age 18 years, 4 months, one of nine children of Edwin A. Connell (1872-1919), a carpenter. Born December 22, 1898, he worked as a clerk for Baker Brothers, Meats, Groceries, Delicatessen on Franklin Street, Tampa. Next of kin: Mrs. Mary Catherine Wood Connell (mother), Henry & Nebraska Avenue, Tampa. A younger brother, Edmund Adolphus Connell, served in the Army Air Service based at Carlstrom Field in Acadia. (USCG Service Card)


Walter Randolph Connell was on board the USCGC Tampa. To read about the Tampa, please click here.