Private 1st Class Thomas J. Morrisroe was born in Ireland in 1911 and was not yet a citizen of the United States. He was a Chicago Policeman who worked out of the 26th District Des Plaines Street police station before enlisting in the U.S. Army on May 20, 1942. He lost his life in Algiers on June 22, 1944. He was unmarried at the time of his death and his rank was Private, 1st Class. His nearest relation was known to be his Aunt, Mrs. Mary Hayes.