William E. Edmonds
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
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
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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