James H. O’Brien


James Henry O’Brien was born around 1894. He served as a Yeoman 3rd Class in the United States Navy during World War I and became active in veterans and civic affairs in Camden, NJ, after the war. He was a member and once Captain of the Captain Herbert G. Sparrow Ship of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. James O’Brien lived at 1330 Jackson Street in Camden.

Following the attack on the United States in December 1941, James O’Brien became an air raid warden in Camden and served as chief warden for the city for two years. When the William Stanley Ablett Village public housing project opened in 1942, he was named manager, a position he held until his death on March 24, 1944. He was succeeded in this role by James J. Scarduzio.

After services at the Holl Funeral Home at 1401 Princess Avenue in Camden, James H. O’Brien was buried in plot C-SOU-162 at Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly, NJ, on March 28, 1944.


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