John Henry Pinkerton was born on 28 August 1913 to John Marion Pinkerton and Theodocia A. “Docia” Beaver. He enlisted on January 10, 1941, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA.
Served with the 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
Killed on 07-09-1944 near Coligny, France

Buried at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Murphy, NC

Staff Sgt. John H. Pinkerton, son of John M. Pinkerton, Vestal, Route 3, was killed in action in France on July 9. Sgt. Pinkerton, 31, and unmarried, volunteered four years ago. He had been overseas seven months with his infantry unit. He leaves the father, a sister, two half-sisters and three half-brothers.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 28 August 1913
  • Date of death: 9 July 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 30th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Murphy, North Carolina
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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