Private George Martin Nadolph

PVT Nadolph

World War II

US Army
Company K, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Service Number: 37706677
Born: August 8, 1923
Inducted: November 27, 1943
Wounded in action September 28, 1944 in Luxemburg
Died of wounds: February 9, 1945 in a US Army Hospital in England
Buried: Cambridge American Cemetery, Plot B, Row 5, Grave 18, England

Purple Heart

Son of Mrs. Ed Rahricht Nadolph Renzelman of Otis (formerly Wray). Husband of Eleanor Jean Rakes Nadolph of Laird.


Cambridge American Cemetery


Wray Gazette March 1, 1945

Pvt. G. Nadolph Dies of Wounds in England
German-Born Youth Gives Life for His Adopted County; Came Here in 1929

Mrs. George Nadolph of Laird received a communication from the War Department Saturday morning stating that her husband, Pvt. George Nadolph, had passed away from wounds received in action at Luxembourg on September 28, 1944. Pvt. Nadolph had been removed to an American base hospital in England and word received a short time ago stated he was making satisfactory recovery, when he suddenly took a turn for the worse and never rallied. Death came February 9. He was honored with a military funeral and was buried in an American cemetery in England.

Pvt. Nadolph was the son of Mrs. Ed Renzelman of Otis. He was inducted into the service November 27, 1943, receiving his basic training at Camp Fannin, Texas, afterward going to Fort Meade, Maryland. He received his A.P.O. in May 1944 and left from New York City for overseas duty with the Infantry.

The youth was born in Germany in 1923, and when he was two and his sister six weeks old, they came with their mother to Mexico in 1925. In 1929 they came to the United States and established their home at Wray. The mother became a naturalized citizen, automatically making the children citizens of this country.

A memorial service for Private Nadolph will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Lutheran church at Otis.


Wray Gazette March 8, 1945

Private George Martin Nadolph, son of Mrs. Ed Renzelman, nee Rahricht, and Hugo Nadolph, deceased, was born on August 8, 1923, at Voigtsdorf, Silesia, Germany. In early infancy he was baptized in the Lutheran Church. The family left Germany in October of 1925, joining his father who had come to Old Mexico in July 1925. Because he and his mother contracted malaria, they came to Laird in May 1929, making their home later in Wray. His father preceded him in death on January 15, 1930, meeting death accidentally.

He received his schooling at Wray, until the year 1940, when he spent a year in a CCC camp at Sterling.

On November 17, 1943 he was married to Miss Eleanor Jean Rakes of Laird. He answered the call of his country on November 27, 1943, being inducted into the Army at Ft. Logan. He received his training at Camp Fannin, Texas. He was assigned to Company K of the 331st Infantry. His training was of short duration, being sent overseas May 18, 1944.

He was wounded in action on September 28, 1944 in Luxemburg. He died on February 9, 1945 at the United States Hospital Plant in England. He received a military and Christian burial in an American cemetery in England.

He leaves his widow, Eleanor Jean, his mother, Mrs. Ed Renzelman and step father of Otis and his sister, Miss Josephine Nadolph of Denver.


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