Andrew Simpkins

Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/21/1944

 

 

Andrew Simpkins was born in New Jersey on January 5, 1907. He was drafted into the Army on
May 5, 1942 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. His home of residence was listed as Green Bank,
Burlington County, New Jersey and his civilian occupation was listed as Semiskilled
Construction Occupations. He had completed one year of High School and was single with dependents.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private First Class Simpkins was killed in action in Normandy, France, near the town of Gonneville,
during the attack toward Cherbourg.

 

 

Andrew Simpkins

Photo from ancestry.com

 

 

 

 

Application for the grave marker for Andrew Simpkins
noting that he received the Purple Heart Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

From ancestry.com

 

 

 

Andrew Simpkins was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in New Jersey.

Burial:
Green Bank Methodist Cemetery
Green Bank
Burlington County
New Jersey

 

 

 

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