Private Willard Fleming was born in Knoxville to Marcus De LaFayette Fleming and Louisa J. Irwin Fleming. He was a member of the 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, AEF.

He died of an accidental explosion on 22 September 1918 at the age of 21. Interment: D,18,5 Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France.


  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 May 1896
  • Date of death: 22 September 1918
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: Company M, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Battles: Offensive Ypres-Lys, Defensive Sec-Canal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IV, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: Teresa Smith

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