Private First Class Will Fred France was born in Louisville, Blount County, Tennessee to John H. and Ellen France. He was assigned to 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th division AEF. He was killed in action at Ponchaux, France on 6 October 1918 at the age of 20, and is interred at A,24,11 Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 29 September 1898
- Date of death: 6 October 1918
- County: McMinn
- Hometown: Etowah
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Company L, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Battles: Ypres, Lyle, Somme Offensive, Bellicourt, Poncho
- Burial/Memorial Location: Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar IV, Middle Panel
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