Granville Robertson Kimbro was born on 29 June 1925 at Smyrna, Tennessee, the son of Theodore Rosevelt Kimbro and Bessie Mae White,
He was killed in combat near Fougères, France on28 July 1944.
Buried at Maple View Cemetery, Smyrna, TN

329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division, Service Company

The Nashville Banner, 27 April 1948
Funeral services for Pvt. Granville R. Kimbro, 19, who was killed in action in Northern France July 28, 1944, will be conducted at the Eastland Funeral Home. A military service will be held at the grave in Mapleview Cemetery at Smyrna. The body is scheduled to arrive in Nashville tomorrow afternoon and will be taken to the funeral home. A native of Smyrna, Private Kimbro was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. Kimbro of near Antioch. He was a student at Antioch High School when he entered the service September 7, 1943. He received basic training at Camp Gruber, Okla., and went overseas in June, 1944. An infantryman, he was with the 42nd Rainbow Division. Private Kimbro was a member of the Mill Creek Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Miss Eddine Kimbro, and three brothers, John Howard, Daulton and Murray W. Kimbro, all of near Antioch.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 29 June 1925
  • Date of death: 28 July 1944
  • County: Cumberland
  • Hometown: Smyrna
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Maple View Cemetery, Smyrna, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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