Sgt. Everett F. Studley
Hero Profile - WWII
Date of Sacrifice November 28, 1944 - Age 26
Sergeant Everett F. Studley one of four brothers in the service, a member of Company K 101 infantry, 26 th division, in which he enlisted in September 1940, was killed on November 28 1944, while successfully leading his men in an attack across open ground.
Veterans honored every day of the year
Shipped out from Hingham Armory
Studley killed in France in 1944
Byline: By Samantha Brown
For Cohasset resident Everett F. Studley, enlisting in the army was a
family affair. The oldest of four boys, he set the standard in his
family when he joined the National Guard in September 1940; his
brothers later followed his lead.
Everett, who was the first in his family to ship off to World War II,
made the ultimate sacrifice 61 years ago. His brothers Arnold, Austin,
and Raymond returned home safely after their tours of duty.
Everett grew up on Hull Street and attended Cohasset schools. Before
school, his brother Raymond remembers how Everett would get up and
ride his bike to East Street in Hingham to milk the cows at the Edwards farm.
Everett also had a musical side and enjoyed playing the piano.
After graduating from Cohasset High School in 1936, Everett worked as
an electrician for Cohasset electrical contractor, Bosworth & Beal.
However, like many men living in the 1940s, Everett joined the army as
a source of extra money while working.
Everett signed up at the Hingham Armory in September 1940 and became part of Company K, 101
Infantry, 26th Division, also known as the "Yankee Division."
Unlike most units during World War II which went to England first,
Everett's company was staged at Valognes, France, and began to fight
its way through the Moselle region.
Studley's brother Raymond remembers the day the Chaplain of his unit
called him in to tell him his brother had been killed in action. With
the whole family off at war, Raymond had to ask, "Which one?" He was
told that on Nov.
28, 1944, just four years after he had enlisted, his brother Everett
was killed at Vibersviller, France while leading his men in an attack
across open ground.
The Studley family was not the only family to send multiple sons off
to World War II. The LeClair family of Doane Street sent five boys -
Leighton, Norman, Walter, Donald, and Kenneth - all returned home
safely. The Stoddard family, also of Doane Street, sent sons Elmer,
David, Charles, and Sheldon, who all returned safely as well. Three
Cohasset families sent three sons off to war: the Marks family sent
David, Charles, and Ernest; the Pratt family sent John, Burtram, and
Edwin; and the Hines family sent Thomas, John, and Wilfred. All nine
returned home safely.
Everett Studley is buried at Woodside Cemetery. To ensure his memory
is never forgotten, a memorial square was appropriately dedicated in
his honor at the intersection of Jerusalem Road and Hull Street, also
known as West Corner, just up the street from his boyhood home.
Chairman of the Veterans Memorial Committee Glenn Pratt provided the
Mariner with the information for this article. For more information on
Studley or any of the Cohasset veterans who have paid the ultimate
price in the name of freedom, please visit the Cohasset Veterans
Memorial Committee Web site at www.cohassetveteransmemorial.com.