William Henry Carthy
Captain, United States Army
W. H. CARTHY, A BALLOON EXPERT
One of Group of Officers Sent to France in Vanguard of the A.E.F. in Last War Dies
Later Taught Recruits
Took Part in the Campaigns of St. Mihiel and Argonne
Represented Paint Firm
NEW YORK, August 27, 1942 – Captain William Henry Carthy of 2278 Henry Hudson Parkway, who served in France in the first World War as an expert in the handling of balloons and other lighter-than-air craft, died Tuesday in the Veterans Hospital in the Bronx, after an illness of a few days. He was born in Little Silver, New Jersey, fifty years ago.
Joining Company A of the old Seventh Regiment, New York National Guard, in 1912, Captain Carthy went to the Mexican Border with the regiment in 1916. The next Spring he was one of the group of fifty-six officers sent to France as a vanguard of the American Expeditionary Forces, and he later took part in the Marne-Ourcq, St. Mihiel and Argonne campaigns. After the Armistice he was stationed in Germany for more than a year as commander of the First Balloon Company.
On his return to this country Captain Carthy taught for a time at the school for balloonist at Lee Hall, Virginia. In recent years he had been architectural representative of the United States Gutta Percha Paint Company of this city and Providence, Rhode Island.
Captain Carthy organized was the first president of the Balloon Officers Association of the World War. He also belonged to the Army and Navy Club of Washington and the Association of Veterans of the Seventh Regiment.
He leaves a wife, who was Lillian Nordenholz at their marriage in 1927; a brother Albert Carthy, and a sister, Mrs. Kathlees Handley.
A funeral service will be held at 2 P.M. today
in the chapel of the Veterans Hospital, 130 West Kingsbridge Road, Bronx.
Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery.
Posted: 1 October 2007