James William Ragan was born in Boone, North Carolina, 3 July 1890, son of Jesse Smith Ragan and Tilda Minton. He joined the Army at the age of 27. He was killed in action on 8 October 1918 in France.
Pvt Ragan is buried at Paperville Cemetery, Sullivan County, Tennessee.
Residence Sullivan Co, Tennessee
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 3 July 1890
- Date of death: 8 October 1918
- County: Sullivan
- Hometown: Bristol
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Company G, 327th Infantry
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Burial/Memorial Location: Paperville Cemetery, Sullivan County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar V, Middle Panel
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