Adams County

Sgt. Hugh Colgan

Died 6 Jan 1945
 

 

Sgt. Colgan Dies Of Wounds

Mrs. Hugh Colgan of Creston Monday was notified by the War Department of the death of her son, Sgt. Hugh Colgan, who died in a hospital, presumably on Leyte Island, January 6, 1945. The family a few days before had been notified that Hugh had been wounded in fighting on Leyte on December 26, 1944.

Sgt. Colgan was inducted into service from Adams County in June 1941 and went overseas in August, 1944. He was employed by the government in Washington, D. C. before entering service. Hugh was born on the Colgan homestead southeast of Corning, on June 19, 1911 and grew to manhood in this community. His mother and sister, Mary Colgan, now reside in Creston. A brother, Lt. Joseph Colgan is stationed at New Orleans. Sgt. Colgan is the 30th death among the Adams County men serving their Country in World War II.

A funeral mass for Sgt. Colgan will be celebrate at St. Patrick's Church in Corning, by the pastor, Rev. Father M. J. Powers, on next Saturday morning, February 17, at 10 o'clock.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, February 15, 1945, Page 1

Funeral Tuesday

Funeral services for Sgt. Hugh Colgan were held at St. Patrick’s Church in Corning, Tuesday morning. The services were in charge of Rev. Father M. J. Powers. Burial was in Calvary cemetery.

The body of Sgt. Hugh Colgan, son of Mrs. Hugh Colgan of Creston, Iowa, came to San Francisco on the U. S. Transport Dalton Victory. Sgt. Colgan was wounded in the fighting on Leyte Island December 26, 1944, and died in the hospital on the Island Feb. 14, 1945.

Sgt. Colgan was inducted into service from Adams County in June, 1941, and went overseas in August, 1944. He was employed by the government in Washington, D. C. before entering service. Hugh was born on the Colgan homestead southeast of Corning, June 19, 1911. He was the 30th from Adams County to give his life in World War II.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, September 02, 1945, Page 1 (photo included)