A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
Sunday, August 7, 2016
PFC William Barry Alexander
PFC William Barry Alexander was born 7 Jul 1911 to Parks Watson and Martha Caroline (Kennedy) Alexander of Cherokee County, Alabama. The family soon moved to Menlo, Georgia where Parks worked as a deliveryman. In 1930, William was working in a rayon mill.
When William was drafted in December 1942 he is noted as being divorced with dependents. His father died just a bit over 6-months later. William was assigned to F Company 116th Infantry on 23 Jul 1944 being transferred from the replacement depot. PFC Alexander was killed in action on 7 Aug 1944.