James D. Bailey
Conflict: World War II
Branch of Service: U. S. Army
Rank: Private First Class
Serial Number: 34650703
Death: 31 January 1944 in Italy
Cemetery: Cowpens City Cemetery
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Additional Information: DOW - Died of wounds - from Cowpens
(South Carolina. Adjutant-General's Office 1972)
James D. Bailey was born 16 January 1923 in North Carolina, a son of Preston H. and Janie Viola Bailey of Cowpens, S.C. He had the following siblings: Howard, Robert R., Helen Sue, Janie (or Jennie) C., and Mary V., and Selma M. His father was in banking. In 1920 he was with the Bank of Saluda [N.C.] and in 1930 was listed in the census as a “commercial trader of stocks and bonds”.
Private Bailey served in the 30th Infantry, 3rd Division of the U. S. Army. He had been overseas for five months prior to the report that he was killed in action in Italy on 31 January 1944. He was buried in the Cowpens City Cemetery, Cowpens, S.C.