Private First Class Clayton D Hicks Jr

Name Clayton D Hicks Jr
Rank Private First Class
Army Serial # 34813888
State Alabama
Date of death 1944-07-26
Plot, Row, Grave F, 16, 10
Cemetery Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, France, Google Maps
Unit M Company, 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Purple Heart
Remarks Private First Class Clayton D Hicks Jr. was a member of M Company. The morning report for July 21, 1944 on page 28 shows him joining M Company from the 41st Replacement Battalion per July 19, 1944. The same morning report for July 26, 1944, on page 35, lists him as Killed in Action on that same day. The relevant pages can be seen below.

Erwin Derhaag pointed me towards a newspaper article on Pfc Hicks which reads:

Pfc. Clayton D. Hicks, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. (Jack) Hicks of Anniston, who was reported killed in action on July 26. He had been in service since Sept 1, 1943, and took his training at Camp Gruber, Okla. He left for overseas last May and was stationed in England until the invasion of France.

The article can be seen below.
Documents - Newspaper article The Anniston Star, August 30, 1944, Wednesday, Page 1
- Morning report July 21, 1944. M Company, 330th IR, page 28
- Morning report July 26, 1944. M Company, 330th IR, page 35
Grave Soldier
Clayton D Hicks Jr (34813888) Clayton D Hicks Jr (34813888)

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