William Edward Lehman
Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
William E. Lehman was born in Macksburg, Madison County, Iowa on January 1, 1919.
In the records of the 22nd
Infantry he listed his home of residence as Creston, Union
His religion was listed as Protestant.
Private First Class William E.
Lehman was killed in action in Normandy, France,
near Gonneville, during the attack on Cherbourg.
William Lehman Returned From Battlefield - January 5, 1949
The body of Pfc. William E. Lehman will be reburied in Graceland cemetery here Saturday afternoon after funeral services
at the Methodist church. Pfc. Lehman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lehman, 610 North Birch street, was killed in action
in Normandy, France, June 24, 1944.
Rev. Myron E. Hayes will officiate at the services Saturday, assisted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts.
The body of Pfc. Lehman has been returned to the United States from a military cemetery in Normandy and will arrive
in Creston from the Kansas City quartermaster depot tonight. It will be taken to McGregor Brothers and Coens' funeral home
where it will remain until the time of the services.
William E. Lehman was born January 1, 1919, at Macksburg. He had engaged in farm work before volunteering for
military service in March, 1941. He trained at Camp Claiborne, La., Camp Howie, Tex., and at San Diego, Califo., before
being sent overseas in March, 1944. As a member of an infantry company he was sent to France from England
shortly after the Normandy invasion.
He is survived by his paretnts, three brothers, Ernest of Creston, Earl of Des Moines and Albert of Winterset;
four nieces and four nephews.
from the Find A Grave website
William E. Lehman was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Iowa in 1949.
Plot: Section B Lot 179 Grave 4
Grave monument for William E. Lehman
Photo by FLH from the Find A Grave website
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