CPL William E. Holden was born in 1924 in New York state the son of Edward Francis and Frances V. (Fischer) Holden. His father was a letter carrier.
After William entered the service he was eventually sent to the European Theater of Operations and on 11 Aug 1944 was transferred from the replacment depot to B Company 116th Infantry. CPL Holden was killed in action on 27 Aug 1944.
CPL Holden is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery.