James M. Walker

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/17/1944

 

 

 

James M. Walker was born in Virginia in 1915. He was drafted into the Army
on June 4, 1943 at Abingdon, Virginia. At the time of his induction his home of
residence was listed as Bland County, Virginia and his civilian occupation was
listed as Skilled Mechanics and Repairmen, Motor Vehicles. He had completed
one year of High School and was married. His religion was listed as Protestant.

In the records of the 22nd Infantry his home of residence was listed as Mechanicsburg,
Bland County,Virginia.

Private Walker was killed in action in France during 1st Battalion's attack
against the Quineville Ridge on June 17, 1944.

 

 

James M. Walker was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France in Block E Row 4 Grave 69 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 J Row 17 Grave 33

 

Grave marker for James M. Walker

Photo by Frogman from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 


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