William F. Delaney

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 11/22/1944

 

 

William F. Delaney was born in Roane County, Tennessee on June 7, 1920.

He was drafted into the Army on November 14, 1942 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. His home of residence was
listed as Kingston, Roane County, Tennessee and his civilian occupation was listed as Farm Hands, General Farms.
He had completed grammar school and was single with dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private First Class Delaney was killed in action in Germany during the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest
on November 22, 1944 when shell fragments struck the foxhole he was in. ¹

 

Above: The entry for William F. Delaney in the casualty lists of the 22nd Infantry for the month of November 1944.

Courtesy of John Tomawski

 

 

The body of William F. Delaney was never recovered. His name is on the Tablets of the Missing at the

Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Margraten
Eijsden-Margraten Municipality
Limburg, Netherlands

 

William F. Delaney's name on the Tablets of the Missing

Photo from the Fields of Honor - Database websiite

 

 

 

 

¹ Paschendale with Treebursts by Robert S. Rush September 1996 pp. 62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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