PRIVATE ANTHONY C. FERRI was born in New Jersey on May 12, 1915 to Italian immigrant parents, James and Anna Ferri. At the time of the 1920 Census the family was living at 808 Locust Street in Camden.. Sometime during the 1920s they moved to Pine Street, his parents renting a home at 226 Pine at the time of the 1930 Census. Anthony Ferri had lived with his wife Carmella at 1915 Kossuth Street in Camden NJ, prior to his induction into the United States Army.
It was reported in the Camden Courier-Post that he had completed training with an armored unit at Fort Knox KY in November of 1943. He was then serving with two other Camden men, Private Robert Bowers of 825 Penn Street, and Private Thomas Prosinski, of 1030 Liberty Street. Also in the unit were Stanley Hanna of Audubon, Elmer Rhoades of Gloucester City, and Walter Reeves Jr. of Swedesboro. Private Ferri was later assigned to the 338th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division.
Private Anthony C. Ferri was killed in action on May 11, 1944, during the first day of the 85th Infantry Division's attack on the Gothic Line in Italy.
After the war, Anthony Ferri was brought home to New Jersey. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery in what was then Delaware Township (present day Cherry Hill) NJ.
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