Rochester native killed in action in WWII to be buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Last year, the remains of a man killed during World War II were officially determined to be those of a Rochester native.

Later this month, Army Pvt. Charles Andrews will finally be buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

The 25-year-old was declared missing in action on Dec. 4, 1944, during a battle with German forces in Brandenburg, Germany.

He could not be recovered at the time due to ongoing fighting, and his status was changed to killed in action on Jan. 29, 1945.

His remains, which were previously unidentified, were buried in Ardennes American Cemetery in 1950.

They were tested and confirmed on May 6 of last year.

His name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at Netherlands American Cemetery. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

Andrews’ funeral is planned for Saturday, Aug. 28.