Jeremiah Clancy Square


22036 Jeremiah Clancy

The intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Eckert Street was designated a Hero Square for Jeremiah Clancy.

United States Army 15 June 1916 – 28 December 1944 Jeremiah Clancy was born in County Tipperery, Eire, Ireland on June 15, 1916. Jeremiah immigrated to the United States and settled in Dorchester, MA. He was inducted into the United States Army, in Boston on May 18, 1943. Corporal (Cpl.) Clancy proudly served in the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion, until he was killed in action in Belgium on December 28, 1944. For the heroism he demonstrated in his service to our country Cpl. Clancy was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation and the Bronze Star. He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary R. Clancy in Ireland and his sister, Mary Clancy of Dorchester.

Cpl Clancy came to the United States in July 1939 and was employed as an assistant superintendent by William J. Driscoll Construction Company, Dorchester.  He lived at 1 Range Road.  He was killed in the Battle of the Bulge, Belgium.  A new street in the Codman Hill section was named for him.


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January 12, 2022

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