Pfc. Malcolm Christopher Killed

Aboard Torpedoed Troopship

Pfc. Malcolm Christopher of Nutley, NJ, was KIA died aboard troopship Leopoldville Dec. 24, 1944. (Jan. 19, 1945) -- Pfc. Malcolm Christopher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Christopher of Chestnut street was reported missing in the European area.

Pvt. Christopher is a graduate of Nutley High school, class of 1942. Before entering service, he was employed at Hoffman-La Roche.

Christopher was aboard the Belgian troopship Leopoldville when it was sunk by a German submarine on Christmas Eve,, Dec. 24, 1944,  killing 802 men of the 2,235 aboard.

Christopher served in the 264th Infantry Regiment, 66th Infantry Division. He received the Purple Heart. He is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at Normandy American Cemetery, St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France.

A longer biography appears in
NUTLEY SONS HONOR ROLL Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom

Nutley sons Sgt. Charles W. Katt and Pfc. Frederick Comer were killed when their troopship HMT Rohna was destroyed in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Algeria on Nov. 26, 1943.

From The Nutley Sun

January 19, 1945: Pfc. Malcolm Christopher, Thurston Woodford Missing

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