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Irene Thornton Baber Sheild

Irene Baber Shields

                         Name: Irene Thornton Baber Sheild

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Women's Army                          Corps


                         Rank: 2Lt.

                         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 County, Virginia.

Irene Thornton Baber Sheild Gravestone, Centenary UMC Cemetery

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