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James Atwell Jones

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                         Name: James Atwell Jones

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Army

                         Unit: General Hospital 45

                         Rank: Captain

                         Dates of Service: 5/15/1942-

                         Theater of Service:


James Atwell Jones was born on May 30, 1901, in Nelson County, Virginia; he was the son of James Shelton Jones (1858-1937) and Lula Demoss (Metts) Jones (1870-1947).  In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census, James was living with his parents and siblings in Lovingston, Nelson County, Virginia, where James' father was a farmer.  In the 1940 U.S. Federal Census and on his 1942 U.S. WWII Draft Registration Card, James was residing with his wife, Helen (Birkenmeyer) Jones in Scottsville, Albemarle County, Virginia, where James was self-employed as a dentist.  James enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 15, 1945, and joined General Hospital 45.

Dr. Jones Joins Medical Unit For Service Abroad
One Of 58 Virginia Doctors Who Will Leave for Camp Lee, May 15
The Scottsville News, Scottsville, Virginia
Thursday, May 1, 1942 (p. 1)

Dr. James Atwell Jones, prominent Scottsville dentist, will represent his home town in General Hospital 45 of the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, which has been ordered to report to Camp Lee by May 15, to be prepared for service abroad.

Dr. Jones, now Captain Jones, has lived here for the past ten years, and while his friends are congratulating him upon the honor bestowed upon him, he will be greatly missed.  This will be his first military service as he was but a youngster during the first World War.

Colonel John Powell Williams, Richmond physician, is director of General Hospital 45 which when completely organized will include 72 medical and technical personnel from the staff of the Medical College of Virginia, 110 nurses and a corps of 500 men from the 223rd Hospital at Camp Lee.  After the unit arrives at Camp Lee, an army commanding officer will be placed in charge, and Dr. Williams will become chief of the medical service.

James Atwell Jones passed away on April 28, 1967, in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, and he is buried at Greenwood Memorial Garden in Richmond, Virginia.

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