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Private Birendra M. Biswas

Submitted by: Tanveer Kalo {Affiliation name:value}

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Private Birendra M. Biswas served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known August, 20 1918 to December 30, 1918.


Birendra M. Biswas was born in Calcutta, India. Biswas' exact birth date is contested because several of his documents have different dates. He immigrated to the United States in 1912. and settled in 355 Hicks Street Brooklyn, New York.

Private Biswas was inducted into the U.S. Army on August 20, 1918 in Brooklyn. It is interesting to note that both his World War I and New York military service abstract listed his race as white. He was assigned to the Quartermaster Corps at Camp Meigs in Washington D.C. until his discharge. He did not serve overseas.

He filed a petition for naturalization while serving in the U.S. Army on October 24, 1918.

Biswas was honorably discharged on December 30, 1918.

After the war, Biswas returned to Brooklyn. By 1920 he still lived at 355 Hicks Street. By 1930, Biswas lived by himself at 2732 West Street and worked in the crystal gazer industry. His 1930 listed his race as Indian and language as Bengali. He lived at 27-95 Ocean Parkway.

Birendra M Biswas died in November 1963.

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