John W. Lewis

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

DOW 06/24/1944

 

 

John W. Lewis was born in New York in 1916. He was drafted into the Army on
February 25, 1941 at Albany, New York. His home of residence was listed as
Fulton County, New York and his civilian occupation was listed as Unskilled General
Woodworking Occupations. He had completed three years of High School and was
single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.

The date of his assignment to the 22nd Infantry is unknown but he was serving as a
Private First Class with Company B 22nd Infantry at least by 1942 as he is in a Company
photo taken at Camp Gordon, Georgia during that year.

On February 24, 1944 Lewis was at Newton Abbot, Devon, England with Company B when he was designated
on Detached Service and sent for duty with the 160th Infantry Brigade at Herne Bay, Kent, England.
He returned to duty with Company B at Newton Abbot on March 10, 1944. He was listed as being
a Staff Sergeant at that time.

Lewis was promoted to Technical Sergeant in France on June 16, 1944.

 

Technical Sergeant Lewis was seriously wounded in action in France, on June 21, 1944
during the attack toward Cherbourg. He died in France from his wounds
on June 24, 1944.

 

 

John W. Lewis was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France in Block P Row 5 Grave 83 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

 

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: Plot F Row 23 Grave 30

 

Grave marker for John W. Lewis

Photo by Frogman from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

Grave marker for John W. Lewis

Photo by Frogman from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top photo of PFC John W. Lewis at Camp Gordon, Georgia from the webmaster's collection

 

 

 

 

 


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