Ensign Edward B. Cloues

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Edward Blanchard Cloues

Birthplace: Warner, New Hampshire
Death: Died in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI, USA
Cause of death: Aboard the USS Arizona
Place of Burial: Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Alfred Samuel Cloues, Sr. and Hattie Ann Cloues
Brother of Alfred Samuel Cloues, Jr. and William Jacob Cloues

Managed by: Nathan Luke Cowdrey
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About Ensign Edward B. Cloues


Ensign Edward Blanchard Cloues, son of Alfred S. & Hattie (Blanchard) Cloues was born 25 December 1917 at Warner, New Hampshire He was aboard the USS. Arizona when it was sunk on 7 December 1941 during the Japanese attack. His body remains with the ship and his shipmates. He was awarded a Purple Heart posthumously, which was sent to his mother in May 1942.

“Eddie,” as he was known to his family and friends, had graduated from Simonds Free High School at the top of his class, had been active in sports, and a member of the school’s orchestra. He attended the University of New Hampshire for a year pending his appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he graduated in 1940.

He was assigned to the Battleship USS Arizona (BB 39), stationed at Pearl Harbor Hawaii, reporting for duty June 29, 1940. He was supposed to be on leave in Honolulu, but had traded with another Ensign for ship’s duty. He was on engineering duty in one of the USS Arizona’s turrets when the battleship was attacked, and he was killed in action.

. The USS Cloues (DE 265) was the first ship to be named for a New Hampshire hero of World War II. His mother christened the ship at the Boston Navy Yard on 10 Aug 1943.


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Ensign Edward B. Cloues's Timeline

Warner, New Hampshire
December 7, 1941
Age 24
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI, USA
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States