James Baumgardner White born on 30 July 1913, the son of Horace Clifford White and Lula Louise Treadway. He was killed in action on 24 July 1944 in France. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum in Bristol, Sullivan County, Tenn.

The Bristol News Bulletin, 15 August 1944:
Staff Sgt. James B. White, 31, son of Mrs. H.C. White of Anderson street and the late Horace C. White, was killed in action in France on July 24, his wife, Mrs. Catherine Hutton White, was informed yesterday in a telegram from the War Department. Sgt. White left Bristol in September, 1940, as a member of Company D, 117th Infantry, local unit of the national guard and received his training at Camp Jackson, S.C., Camp Blanding , Fla., and was stationed at Camp Atterbury, Ind., prior to going overseas in February of this year. He is believed to have landed in England the latter part of February and had probably been in France for about two months, going across the Channel shortly after D-Day. Sgt. White was married to the former Catherine Hutton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Hutton of Abingdon, Va., on March 7, 1942. The couple had made their home with M.Sgt. and Mrs. Robert Wallace at Camp Blanding, Fla., during the period of their training there, sharing the same apartment. Sgt. Wallace was reported killed in action on July 24 also. They were members of the same company, Company D, 117th infantry. Mrs. White has been making her home with her parents in Abingdon since Sgt. White sailed for overseas. Sgt. White was a student at Tennessee high where he took and active part in athletics and was an employe of the Smith Floral company at the time he left the city for service in the armed forces. He was especially known for his outstanding tennis ability and had won several city championships. He had been a member of Anderson Street Methodist Church since early childhood. Surviving Sgt White in addition to his wife and mother are a brother, H. Cecil White, three sisters, Mrs. Thelma McInturff, Mrs. Elizabeth Jessee, Mrs. Gladys Woolwine and an aunt, Miss Lena White, all of Bristol.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 July 1913
  • Date of death: 24 July 1944
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Bristol
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Company D, 117th infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: France
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Glenwood Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum, Bristol, Sullivan County
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