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Pfc. William Kirk Baynard

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Pfc. William Kirk Baynard

Birth
USA
Death
20 Jul 1942 (aged 25)
Japan
Burial
Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Plot
67 F
Memorial ID
11900240 View Source

William, who resided at 402 South State Street, Dover, Delaware, served as a Private First Class with the Anti-Aircraft Warning Company of the Signal Corps during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on February 24, 1941 in Dover, Delaware and was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being in the Plumbing Field. He was also noted as Single, without dependents.

He was captured by the Japanese while fighting on Corregidor in the Philippines.

He "Died of Cardiac beri-beri" while a POW at the Osaka Yodogawa Bunsho POW camp in Japan.

He was originally declared "Missing In Action" and the date of death on his tombstone is the date he was presumed dead by the U.S. Army. After the war it was discovered that he had died early on July 20, 1942.

He had served in the Army for one year and six months at the time of his death.

William was awarded the "Prisoner Of War Medal" and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12014073

Son of William J. Baynard and Julia Kirk Baynard.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

William, who resided at 402 South State Street, Dover, Delaware, served as a Private First Class with the Anti-Aircraft Warning Company of the Signal Corps during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on February 24, 1941 in Dover, Delaware and was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being in the Plumbing Field. He was also noted as Single, without dependents.

He was captured by the Japanese while fighting on Corregidor in the Philippines.

He "Died of Cardiac beri-beri" while a POW at the Osaka Yodogawa Bunsho POW camp in Japan.

He was originally declared "Missing In Action" and the date of death on his tombstone is the date he was presumed dead by the U.S. Army. After the war it was discovered that he had died early on July 20, 1942.

He had served in the Army for one year and six months at the time of his death.

William was awarded the "Prisoner Of War Medal" and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12014073

Son of William J. Baynard and Julia Kirk Baynard.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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Delaware, Pfc., Signal Corps, WW II


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