Arthur Esplin Twitchell
Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Arthur E. Twitchell was born in
Escalante, Garfield County, Utah on June 26, 1918. He was drafted
into the Army on June 26, 1942 at Fort Douglas, Utah. His home of residence was listed as Antimony,
Garfiekld County, Utah, and his civilian occupation was listed as general farmers. He had completed
grammar school and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.
Arthur was the son of William
Henry Twitchell & Nancy Ellen Openshaw. He grew up in rural
farming with his father & brothers.
Private Twitchell was killed in
action near St. Lo, France, during Operation Cobra, the breakout
Normandy, on July 28, 1944.
Obituary: Garfield County News August 31, 1944.
"Funeral Rites Held for Antimony Invasion Victim"
Antimony--- Memorial Services
were held here Sunday of this week for Arthur Twitchell who was
reported killed in the
European Theater of War on July 28. Services were directed by members of the American Legion.
Speakers were Mr. Thorne, a member of the Legion, Devere Hall, Newel Steed and Bishop Savage. Mrs. A.L. Elmer
of Panguitch gave a reading.
Musical numbers were furnished by the choir and Walter Roberts.
Invocation was offered by Delbert Twitchell and Lester McInelly pronounced the benediction.
Young Mr. Twitchell had been in the service for two years and had been stationed in France but a short time when word
was received of his death. He leaves a mother, two sisters and five brothers. Two of his brothers are serving with the armed forces,
one of them, Clarence, being stationed somewhere in the Pacific. The other brother who is in the service, Ephraim,
was here to attend the rites.
Utah Digital News Library
from the Find A Grave website Maintained by: Utahgirl
Arthur Twitchell was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
La Cambre Cemetery, Isigny, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Utah on February 5, 1948.
Grave marker for Arthur E. Twitchell
Photo by Enid Jamison from the Find A Grave website Maintained by: Utahgirl
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