Irene Thornton Baber Sheild
Name: Irene Thornton Baber Sheild
Branch of Service: U.S. Women's Army
Dates of Service: 09/23/1943-1945
Theater of Service: American
2nd Lt. Irene Thornton Sheild served as a registered nurse in the Army Nurses Corps at Camp Swift, Texas, from February 17, 1945 - April 17, 1945. Irene was born on June 16, 1906, in Buckingham County,
Virginia, and was the daughter of Marvin Pierce Baber and Mollie Wills (Eubank) Baber of Buckingham County, VA. Irene married Alfred Prentice Sheild (1895-1966).
Irene passed away on February 11, 1979, in Scottsville, Buckingham County, Virginia, and is buried at Centenary United Methodist Church Cemetery in Buckingham