William E. Edmonds

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 11/27/1944

 

 

William E. Edmonds was born in Kentucky in 1921. He enlisted in the Regular Army
on September 26, 1940 at East St Louis, Illinois. His home of residence was listed as
Perry County, Illinois and his civilian occupation was listed as Unskilled Sawmill Occupations.
He had completed grammar school and was single with no dependents.

The date of his assignment to the 22nd Infantry is unknown but he was serving as a
Private with Company B 22nd Infantry at least by October 1941 as he is in a Company
photo taken at Fort Benning, Georgia during that time frame.

Private William E. Edmonds

From a Company photograph of Company B 22nd Infantry circa June-October 1941

Courtesy of John and Gladys King

 

 

 

Private First Class Edmonds was killed in action in Germany during the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest
on November 27, 1944.

 

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

Courtesy of John Tomawski

 

 

 

 

Top photo of Corporal William E. Edmonds at Camp Gordon, Georgia from the webmaster's collection
The date of his reduction to Private First Class is unknown

 

 

 

 

 


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