Ben Hooper Church was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Husband of Ethel Nora Church and father of Charlotte Marie Church.

Private First Class Ben H. Church was assigned to the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. On 2 September 1944 the 9th division was the first allied unit to begin the Liberation of Belgium.

PFC Church was killed in action on 6 September 1944. He is interred at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium, located in G,1,15.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 10 October 1944
Pfc. Ben H. Church was reported killed in action in Belgium on Sept. 6. Pfc. Church was the father of Miss Charlotte Marie Church, 111 Bell Avenue, and the brother of Mrs. Minnie Hill, 3537½ Dodson Avenue, and Mrs. J.C. Alvey of Ooltewah. He was inducted into the army two years ago and was serving with an infantry outfit at the time of his death. He served in England and France before being transferred to Belgium.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 19 November 1911
  • Date of death: 6 September 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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