John E. Bailey
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
John E. Bailey was born in
Virginia on December 9, 1923.
(His enlistment record gives his birth year as 1910.)
He enlisted in the Regular Army
on March 12, 1940.
(The application for his grave marker gives this date as March 8, 1940.)
At the time of his enlistment
his home of residence was listed as Hawaii.
He had completed one year of High School. His religion was listed as Protestant.
Private Bailey was killed in
action in Germany during the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest
on December 3, 1944.
Application for grave marker for John E. Bailey
Photo by Janice Hollandsworth from the Find A Grave website
John E. Bailey was buried in the
temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Henri-Chapelle Cemetery, Eupen, Belgium and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Virginia.
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Plot: Section F,Block 7, Lot 34A, Space NE
Grave marker for John E. Bailey
Photo by Dottie from the Find A Grave website
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