John H. Davis

PFC. JOHN H. DAVIS SSN. 34590763

John Hayne son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Davis was born in Monroe, North Carolina July 20, 1921, and was called in the services of his country at the age of 21. He was reported killed in action in France July 28, 1944, and was buried in an American Military Cemetery in Blosville, France.

Almost four years later his body was brought back home and buried in Lakeland Memorial Park on April 25, 1948, with part military rites. Rev. J. C. Ray and C. W. Boatwright officiating.

John Hayne attended New Salem High School, Mill Creek Baptist Church, was single and lived with his parents at the time he was drafted in the Army. He had one brother, Heath Davis, also three sisters Frances, Nell and Ann Davis.

He was inducted at Fort Bragg, North Carolina November 28, 1942. Then sent to Camp Beale, California, and was stationed there twelve months with the 498th Field Artillery Bn. 13th Armored Division. During this time he spent a fifteen day furlough with his parents. He was sent to Camp Bowie, Texas and was stationed there about six months being transferred to the 329th Infantry Bn. of the 83rd Division. He was then sent to Fort Meade, Maryland, port of embarkation, went over seas in May 1944, first to England then to Normandy, France. He was over seas about two months and was killed in the battle of St. Lo. he was awarded the purple hart posthumously.

To know John was to love him, he was always considerate of others, was happy when he could lend a helping hand.

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