Sherman Price MacDonald
|HOME OF RECORD
357 Roselle Avenue, Hawthorne, CA
|NEXT OF KIN
Wife, Mrs. Vivian MacDonald
|DATE OF BIRTH
November 30, 1909
July 30, 1929
|DATE OF LOSS*
October 3, 1942
|CAMPAIGN / AREA
Cabanatuan POW Camp
Died as POW
|CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
First Sergeant Sherman MacDonald was a senior enlisted man who served with Company F, 4th Marines during the defense of the Philippines. He was captured in the fall of Corregidor, and held as a POW at Cabanatuan Camp #1 on the island of Luzon.
The appalling conditions in the camp took their toll, and at 10:00 AM on 3 October 1942, “Top” MacDonald succumbed to a lethal combination of dysentery and malaria. He was buried in Plot 5, Grave #504, along with six other men.
Grave #504 was exhumed at the end of the war, and the remains sent to Manila for identification. Five individuals were identified, but MacDonald was not among them. His remains are likely buried as an unknown.
Prisoner of War Medal
|LAST KNOWN RANK
|STATUS OF REMAINS
Believed to be buried in Manila as unknown
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Buried In Plot 5, Grave 504, Cabanatuan Cemetery
|Name||Rank||Unit||Date of Death||Cause of Death||Identified|
|Martin H. Carpenter||PFC||194th Tanks (Army)||October 2, 1942, 5:00 PM||Dysentery / Malaria / Malnutrition||Yes|
|Arthur B. Walburg||Cpl.||31st Infantry (Army)||October 2, 1942, 1:00 PM||Dysentery / Malaria / Malnutrition||Yes|
|Sherman Price MacDonald||1Sgt.||4th Marines||October 3, 1942, 10:00 AM||Dysentery / Malaria||No|
|Rolf R. Mabey||PFC||745th Ordnance Company||October 3, 1942, 10:15 AM||Dysentery||Yes|
|Carl F. Abbott||SSgt.||194th Tanks||October 3, 1942, 2:00 PM||Malaria / Malnutrition||No|
|Neal D. Wood||Pvt.||27th Bomb Squadron||October 3, 1942, 2:00 PM||Dysentery||Yes|
|Clayton Artis||Pvt.||16th Bomb Squadron||October 3, 1942, 9:30 AM||Dysentery||Yes|
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