Monday, October 15, 2018

PVT Walker C. Woolwine

PVT Walker C. Woolwine was born in January 1895 in Christiansburg, Virginia. He was the 2nd of 11 children born to Calvin Chavenous and Mary Elizabeth (Akers) Woolwine. His father worked in a lime kiln.

After entering the service, Walker was assigned to M Company 116th Infantry. He was with the unit when it sailed for France aboard the USS Finland on 15 Jun 1918.  It took the ship 13 days to cross the Atlantic from Hoboken, New Jersey to the port of Saint Nazaire, France. Walker then went through trench warfare training with the regiment.  PFC Woolwine was killed in action on 15 Oct 1918.

PFC Woolwine was repatriated and re-interred in Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg, Virginia.

Walker's brother, Earnest, was also a member of M Company and died 3 days earlier.  Earnest is also interred in the Sunset Cemetery.

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