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Juan (Jnan) Chandra Ghose

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Juan (Jnan) Chandra Ghose served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known October 16, 1918- Unknown.


Juan (Jnan) Chandra Ghose was on August 18, 1890 in Hashara, Calcutta, British India to Mohendra Kumar Ghose. He arrived to New York City on September 18, 1914 at the age 26 through Liverpool, England on the ship Lusitania. The New York passenger list from this period recorded his race as Hindu(East Indian) and birthplace as Dacca.

Ghose stayed in New York for a time and traveled to San Francisco before settling in Chicago.

By 1917, Ghose lived at 1515 W Monroe St, Chicago and was a student at the Chicago Polyclinic School. He registered for the draft on June 5, 1917. His World War I draft card listed his race as Hindu.

Ghose entered the U.S. Army on October 16, 1918. He was sent to Washington, D.C. and was part of the Army Medical School. He petitioned for U.S. naturalization while serving with the army. Ghose was granted naturalization on December 17, 1918. It is unknown when he was discharged.

By 1920, Ghose worked as a salesman for the "All" Trading Corporation in Chicago.

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