PVT Edward J. Dunavan was born 4 Aug 1891 in Decatur County, Tennessee to John Archie and Sarah Matilda (Read) Dunavan. The family farmed.
Edward was assigned to E Company 116th Infantry and was killed in action on 25 Oct 1918. His body was returned to the U.S. and he was re-interred in the Little Prairie Cemetery in Caruthersville, Missouri.
His brother, Roy B. Dunavan, served as a PFC in C Company 324th Infantry, 81st Division.