Maine Memory Network
Maine's Online Museum

Login · My Account · Show Album


 

 

Cpl. Eugene Edey, North Yarmouth, 1942

Click on the image to zoom. Click and drag your mouse over the image to move it left or right. Use the small navigation window to select the area you wish to zoom on.

Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.

Description

Cpl. Eugene Edey, a soldier from New York City, fills an army can with water from a well on the front lawn of the Atkins farm on North Road in North Yarmouth in 1942.

Claudia Atkins is watching.

Edey was with a unit of black soldiers from the Second Batallion of the 366th Infantrywho were stationed at Dunns' Corner section of North Yarmouth and charged with guarding the Royal River Grand Trunk Railroad Bridge, which provided an important connection between Maine and Canada.

Edey died on December 24, 1944. He was a staff sergeant at the time of his death.

Go back