Jay Vivian Ledgerwood was born 1 October 1923, the son of Jay Vivian Ledgerwood and and Winnie Goolsby.
Died non Battle 25 March 1945

Private First Class
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division

PFC Ledgerwood died in Germany. He is buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 24 October 1948
The body of Pfc. Jay V. Ledgerwood Jr., who died while on convoy duty to Berlin four weeks before the war’s end, will arrive in Knoxville via L&N Railroad from Atlanta. The soldier was buried in St. Avold Cemetery, France following his death March 25, 1945. He was stricken with spinal meningitis aboard ship after having seen action with Gen. George Patton’s Third Army, as a member of the 104th Infantry, Twenty-Sixth Division, in France, Luxembourg and Germany.. He was 21 at the time of his death. A junior at University of Tennessee before entering the service, Pfc. Ledgerwood was the son of the founder of the Ledgerwood Music Center here who died a year after his only son’s death, and Mrs. Ledgerwood. The home is at 3014 East Fifth Avenue. He was a member of Central Methodist Church, Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the U-T Band. Besides the mother he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Huiras, Cedarburg, Wis., and Mrs. Nic L. Knoph Jr., Knoxville.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 October 1923
  • Date of death: 25 March 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Bottom Panel
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