Joseph Edward Sherlock
T/5 in 603rd Engineer Camouflage Bn : Co C
Born 1921 in NJ, Died 2010
County of residence at enlistment: Kings County, NY
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: artists, sculptors, and teachers of art
College education before the war: Pratt 3 years
Joseph Sherlock was born on March 19, 1921 in Bayonne, NJ, the younger of two sons. His father worked as a chemist at a soap manufacturing company. At some point prior to 1935 the family moved from Bayonne to Brooklyn, NY.
Joseph registered for the draft on February 15, 1942 and enlisted on August 24, 1942, a few months after graduating from Pratt Institute. Like many of his classmates, he was assigned to the 603rd Engineer Camouflage Battalion, and served in Europe during the war.
After the war he went to work as an industrial designer in New York City; he had a distinguished career that lasted nearly 40 years.
On April 9, 1949 he married Rose Clare Bies in Belleville, MI. Joseph and Rose would go on to have five children: Joseph, Thomas, Brian, Christine, and Clare. The family settled in New Jersey.
Joseph died on October 29, 2010 in Oradell, NJ and is buried at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah, NJ.
1942 draft card
1942 enlistment record
1949 marriage record
1974-1993 US public records index
2010 obituary in The Record (Hackensack NJ)
2010 Find a Grave record
2010 Social Security death index