Saturday, November 19, 2011

World War II Casualties from Livingston County

I have been transcribing obituaries 1942-1947 and came across a list of Livingston County men who died during World War II. The article can be found in the Livingston Leader, 1 May 1947, page 3, column 1. More than 9,000 Kentuckians died during this war with 35 men being from Livingston County. It was noted that this list may not be complete.

Roy Wilford Anglin, Rudell Houston Anglin, William M. Bales Jr., George W. Ball, Roy Francis Blaine.

James Homer Brasher, Billy Bennett Cook, Marvin D. Damron, Calvin Martial Davis, Sherman Henry Driver.

Orbie Joy Guill, William G. Hall, Harry E. Haney, Harold Davis Hayden, Darwin Y. Howard.

Thomas Vinston James, Everett O. Jones, James S. Kayse, Harold Clement Kemper, James O. Lamar.

Willis Nelson Lemon, Eugene Foster McCandless, William R. Marshall, Clifton Edward Matthews, William S. Mitchell.

Ralph Morris, Chester Lynn Paris, William Lander Peek, Veldon Junior Smith, William Jackson Smith.

Ovid R. Stubbs, Orvill Edward Swinford, Jesse Soleman Thompson, Willis Barney Thompson, James Henry Wilkey.

Death notices in the Livingston Leader provide additional information:

Pvt. Billy Cook was killed in Italy 19 February 1944. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy G. Cook of Salem.

Sherman Driver, age 32, was killed in Germany 22 November 1944. He was from Birdsville.

Darwin Young Howard died 31 August 1943 in the South Pacific.

Bill Lemon, husband of Ruby Lemon. His death notice appeared in the newspaper 4 January 1945.

Ralph Morris of Carrsville was killed in action 12 August 1944 in France.

C.B. Roe, age 21, died 14 June 1944 Italy. He was born in Smithland, but had lived in Michigan about 4 years before he enlisted in 1943.

Jack Smith of Grand Rivers; death notice appeared in the newspaper 30 July 1944.

J.H. Wilkey, age 23, died 26 May 1944 Italy.

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by Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG
Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog

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