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Chester C. THOMAS

Male 1913 - 1944  (~ 31 years)


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  • Name Chester C. THOMAS 
    Born CA 1913  Blue, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920, 1930  McElroy District, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military ENLISTED 10/21/1942  [3, 4
    Pfc, 331 Inf, 83 Div, US Army, WW II (KIA, Purple Heart) 
    Died 9 Aug 1944  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Buried Brittany American Cemetery, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Notes 
    • Military news item:

      "Pfc. Chester C. Thomas, age 32, was born at Blue, Tyler County, W. Va., the son of the late Obie Thomas and Leota Elizabeth Thomas. He entered the United States Army on Nov. 5th, 1942, received his military training at Camp Carson, Colorado, leaving there one year later for maneuvers in the deserts of Louisianna and California for five months. He then went to the port of embarkation at Fort George Meade, Md., leaving the U.S. on May 30th. He was in foreign service for two months, when the War Dept. sent a telegram to his brother Allen D. Thomas of Big Flint that he was killed in action in France on August 9th, 1944. He was in the infantry.

      "Pfc. Thomas was single. His brother received the Purple Heart on Dec. 14th, 1944. Before he entered the service, he was employed by a lumber dealer. Besides the above named brother, he is survived by a brother S/Sgt Burl O. Thomas, U.S. Army Air Corps, two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle McKinney and Mrs. Audra Hayes."
    Person ID I79580  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2012 

    Father Obie THOMAS,   b. 13 Oct 1883, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1916, Big Moses, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Leota MARTIN,   b. CA 1883,   d. 31 Mar 1922, Alma, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1906  Blue, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F34048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CA 1913 - Blue, Tyler Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Brittany American Cemetery, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2090] 1920 Census, Tyler County, WV.

    2. [S14] Obituary.

    3. [S2512] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    4. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/wvvetmem.html).

    5. [S2590] American Battle Monuments Commission, (http://www.abmc.gov).

    6. [S2590] American Battle Monuments Commission, (http://www.abmc.gov), Plot L Row 12 Grave 13.