AYERS, James T.
 7 July 1944

Ayers was buried privately at Laurelwood Cemetery, Rock Hill, South Carolina
- Section 20, Lot 1


Rock Hill Evening Herald
August 11, 1944
James T. Ayers Killed in Action
Rock Hill Boy Fatally Wounded In Battle for Pacific Island
Word was received yesterday from the War department that Pfc. James T. Ayers was killed in action on Noemfoor Island on July 7.  Twenty-two years old, Pfc. Ayers had been in service since September 1940.  After serving a year and a half in Company I at Fort Jackson, he joined the 503rd parachute infantry in February, 1942.  He received his basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., and was transferred to Fort Bragg, N.C. He left there on October 10, 1942, James T. Ayers for overseas duty in the South West Pacific area. Son of Frank Ayers of West Main street and the late Mrs. Laura Collins Ayers, he was the husband of Mrs. Virginia Parrish Ayers of 235 Oakland avenue.  Also surviving are one brother Pvt. J.C. Ayers Camp Barkley, Tex., and six sisters: Mrs. Bessie Goings and Mrs. Mae Glenn of Charlotte, Mrs. Julia Broome, Mrs. Juanita Home, Mrs. Margaret Faust, and Miss Rosalie Ayers, all of Rock Hill.

Information courtesy of Daniel MacRaild.

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