Corporal Dhirendranath Mitra
Submitted by: Tanveer Kalo
Corporal Dhirendranath Mitra served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known May 17, 1918 to March 22, 1919.
Dhirendranath Mitra was born on April 17, 1892 in Darjeeling, Bengal, British India to Beni Gopal Mitra. He immigrated to the United States in 1913 sailing from Genoa, Italy. He originally settled in New York City and worked as farm hand. Then he settled in Lynn, Massachusetts and worked as a engineer for the rest of the his life.
His World War I draft card listed his race as white, residence as New York University 39 E 31st St, and occupation as a farm hand for Mrs. D.P. Warren in West Park, New York.
On May 17, 1918, Mitra was inducted into the United States Army. He was assigned to the Company H 56 Engineers until June 4, 1918. He petitioned for and was granted U.S. naturalization in Washington D.C. on June 4, 1918.
His next two assignments were to Company I 56 Engineers until August 1, 1918 and Company D 605 Engineers until September 1, 1918. On August 7, 1918, Mitra was promoted to corporal.