Walter E. McNeese was born in the Lamar Community of Jonesboro, Tennessee. He enlisted in the United States Army at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia on 1 May 1917.

He was living in Watson, Missouri with his family at the outbreak of the war and was said to have ridden a horse all the way back to Jonesboro to enlist from his home.

Walter was assisgned to Company M, 128th Infantry Regiment, 64th Infantry Brigade, 32nd Division. He participated in the unit campaigns of the Alsace Sector, Aisne-Marne Offensive, Oise-Aisne Offensive and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. It was in this offensive on 6 October 1918, while engaging the Germans, that Walter was Killed in Action at the age of 21. He was the son of John Allen McNeese.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 September 1897
  • Date of death: 6 October 1918
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Jonesboro
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Battles: Aisne-Marne Offensive, Oise-Aisne Offensive, Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Verdun
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Mayberry Cemetery, Washington County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar V, Bottom Panel
  • Sponsored by: John Romeiser

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