James “Jimmie” Winston Rawlings was born at Superior, Arizona, son of James Rawlings and Edna E. Watkins. His father served in a medical training battalion at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in Arkansas in 1942. Pvt Rawlings served in the European theater of operations, 1944-1945.

58th Infantry Battalion, 8th Armored Division, Company C

Buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, D, 10, 15

The Chattanooga Daily Times, April 17, 1945
Pvt. James W. Rawlings, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. James G. Rawlings, 714 Douglas Street, was killed in Germany, April 4, while serving with an armored unit in combat, the War Department notified his parents. A graduate of the Kirkman Vocational School, Pvt. Rawlings had been overseas since last November and had been in combat only a short time when killed. He enlisted for army service in July, 1942. He is survived by his parents, and one brothers, Pvt. Earl B. Rawlings, now overseas.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 April 1924
  • Date of death: 4 April 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 58th Infantry Battalion, 8th Armored Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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