PRIVATE FIRST CLASS WORTHINGTON W. BETTS was the son of John and Marion Betts. The family had lived at 611 Cherry Street in August of 1935, and later at 634 Spruce Street in Camden NJ. There he lived across the street from Albert Luzi, who also went into the Marines, and Joseph Becker, who went to the Army. He had worked for the R.M. Hollingshed Corporation in Camden prior to his joining the Marines
With Company A 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, he saw action at Tarawa and in the Marianas before suffering wounds on Saipan, on June 15 1944. Taken aboard the hospital ship USS SHERIDAN, he died of his wounds on June 17, 1944 and was buried at sea.
Worthington W. Betts was survived by his mother, Miriam Betts, and a sister, also named Miriam. His death was reported in the September 11, 1944 edition of the Camden Courier-Post.
Mrs. Miriam Betts became active in the Camden County chapter of the Gold Star Mothers of America.
November 7, 1947
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