William Edward Lehman

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/24/1944

 

 

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 County, Iowa.
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.

 

 

Body of 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.

Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Creston
Union County
Iowa
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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