William Ratledge was born 14 February 1897 in Decatur, Tennessee. He was the son of Lem Ratledge. He enlisted in Athens, TN on June 25, 1916. Corporal Ratledge was killed in action in France on 7 October 1918.
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 14 February 1897
- Date of death: 7 October 1918
- County: Meigs
- Hometown: Decatur
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Company I, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Battles: Bellicourt area
- Burial/Memorial Location: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar IV, Middle Panel
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