William Jesse Robinson was born at Waverly, Alabama, the son of Willis Cox Robinson and Fannie Mae Scott. Husband of Thelma Avent Thompson.
He is buried at Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, B, 6, 16
The Chattanooga Daily Times, 23 January 1945
Lt. William J. Robinson, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Robinson, 4411 18th Avenue, and husband of Mrs. Thelma Thompson Robinson, Grenada, Miss., was reported killed in action in Luxembourg Jan. 9, his family was informed yesterday. A former employe of the Chattanooga Times, he was employed at the St. Elmo Drug Company before entering the army in February, 1942. He received training with the field artillery at Camp Blanding, Fla., later transferring to the medical corps. Receiving his second lieutenant’s commission upon graduation from officer candidate school at Camp Barkley, Tex., he was stationed at Camp McCain, Miss., and Fort Jackson, S.C., before going overseas five months ago. He was promoted to first lieutenant last October. He was the brother of Mrs. M.E. Ammich of Chattanooga and Suffern, N.J.; Lt. WC. Robinson Jr., Miami, Fla.; Cpl. B.C. Robinson, now overseas; T/Sgt Robert E. Robinson of the air forces, now a war prisoner of the Germans; David M. Robinson, Phm3C, Shumacker, Calif., and Sam F. Robinson, Lookout Mountain.
- Rank: First Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 17 January 1921
- Date of death: 9 January 1945
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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