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John Courtland Lewis

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                         Name: John Courtland Lewis

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Army

                         Unit: Co. F, 143 Infantry

                         Rank: PFC

                         Dates of Service: 5/14/1942-9/15/1943

                         Area of Service: Europe


John Courtland Lewis was born on February 4, 1913, near Howardsville, Albemarle County, Virginia; he was the son of Henry Gantt Lewis (1869-1949) and Ella Friend (Patteson) Lewis (1974-1922).  John attended Scottsville High School in Scottsville, Virginia, and then he enlisted in the Army on May 14, 1942.  His Army division was sent to Europe, and John was killed in action in Sicily, Italy, on September 15, 1943.  His passing was reported in the local Scottsville newspaper on November 4, 1943:

Courtland Lewis Killed In Action
The Scottsville News, Scottsville, Virginia
November 4, 1943 (p.1)

Word was recently received by Mr. Henry Lewis of Howardsville of the death of his son, Courtland, who was reported killed in action somewhere in Sicily during September.

Courtland was a former student of Scottsville High School and is survived by his father, a brother and two sisters, all well known in the Scottsville community.

John's body was returned from Italy to his father in Howardsville, and John is buried in the Lewis family cemetery at Avon Hill near Howardsville, Virginia.  John's father, Henry Gantt Lewis, passed away on August 9, 1949, in Howardsville, and he is buried by his son, John, in the Lewis family cemetery at Avon Hill.

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