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Pfc. William Kirk Baynard

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Pfc. William Kirk Baynard

Birth
USA
Death
12 Mar 1943 (aged 25)
Japan
Burial
Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA GPS-Latitude: 39.1549041, Longitude: -75.5207846
Plot
67 F
Memorial ID
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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 army while fighting on Corregidor in the Philippines.

He died of " Cardiac Beriberi " while a POW at the Osaka Yodogawa Bunsho POW camp in Japan.

After the war it is said that William had been noted that he had actually died early on July 20, 1942. However this information currently has no known documentation ......

However, his individual deceased personnel file (IDPF) and headstone have his date of death, March 12, 1943, as recorded by his attending doctor in the POW camp.

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

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

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 army while fighting on Corregidor in the Philippines.

He died of " Cardiac Beriberi " while a POW at the Osaka Yodogawa Bunsho POW camp in Japan.

After the war it is said that William had been noted that he had actually died early on July 20, 1942. However this information currently has no known documentation ......

However, his individual deceased personnel file (IDPF) and headstone have his date of death, March 12, 1943, as recorded by his attending doctor in the POW camp.

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

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

Service # 12014073

Son of William J. Baynard and Julia Kirk Baynard.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

Inscription

Delaware, Pfc., Signal Corps, WW II



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