Kenneth Baxter Smallwood was born on 20 October 1911 in Jonesboro, Washington County, Tennessee. Son of son of Noah Baxter Smallwood and Minnie Correll of Chester Inn, Jonesborough.
Missing since 26 January 1944, Anzio, Italy

Memorialized at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
He has a memorial stone in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Highway 11E, Jonesborough, TN

Kenneth Smallwood enlisted in the United States Army on 7 April 1941 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He completed boot camp at Fort Bragg, Georgia. He was first assigned to a communications unit, but after World War II broke out, he was reassigned to Company D, 83rd Chemical Mortar Battalion.

The Johnson City Press, 27 February 1944
Pvt. Kenneth B. Smallwood, 31, has been listed missing in action in the Mediterranean area since January 26, the War Department informed his mother, Mrs. Minnie Smallwood of Jonesboro. Private Smallwood was believed to have been serving with a communications unit somewhere in Italy. He was inducted into the United States Army April 5, 1941, and had basic training at Fort Bragg, N.C. A younger brother, Sidney, is physical education instructor at Jonesboro High School.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 20 October 1911
  • Date of death: 26 January 1944
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Jonesboro
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 83rd Chemical Mortar Battalion
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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