TECHNICIAN FIFTH CLASS JAMES W. WILKIE was born on November 1, 1920. He lived at 631 Jersey Avenue in Gloucester City NJ before being inducted into the United States Army on Dec ember 2, 1942.
James W. Wilkie was killed in action on February 25, 1945. His death was reported in the April 2, 1945 edition of the Camden Courier-Post.
James W. Wilkie was brought home to the United States after the war and was buried with military honors at Evergreen Cemetery in Camden, New Jersey. His widow, Anna G. Wilkie, never remarried, living her out her days at the Jersey Avenue address. She passed away on September 13, 2002.
|Camden Courier-Post * August 15, 1945|
KIN OF NINE DEAD IN
WAR GET MEDALS
Ex-officer Also Honored in City Hall; Vet Groups Aid in Ceremony
A former Camden army first lieutenant and relatives of nine deceased war heroes received Army awards last night in the city hall commission chamber.
Presentation of medals was made by Capt. Conger Brown, of the Fifth district, Second Service Command.
This was the first large group public presentation of Army decorations here. Leaders of three county veterans organizations joined families of war heroes and honorably discharged and furloughed service personnel at a ceremony sponsored by the Camden County Executive Committee of the American Legion.
Lauded by Brunner
Mayor Brunner lauded the bravery and heroism of those awarded the medals before an audience of 300 persons. He stressed hopes that “there will be no more wars." ,
Alfred W. Nelson, Jr., of Runnemede, recently discharged after serving with the Third Infantry as first lieutenant, received an Oak leaf Cluster as a second award of the Silver Star.
Posthumous awards were received by: ..
Mrs. Harriet B. Woolcock, 80 East Main Street, Marlton, widow of 1st Lt. Daniel B. Woolcock, Jr., infantry, Bronze. Star Medal.
Mrs. Sarah E. Wright, Bells Lake; RFD 2, Sewell, widow of Pvt. Wesley Wright, 83d Infantry, Bronze Star Medal.
Mrs. Mamie Barnes, Church Street, Medford, mother of Pfc. Elmer E. Barnes, 32d Infantry, Silver Star Medal.
Mrs. Rose W. Mills. Pine Hill, widow of T/4 James L. Mills, medical unit, 88th Infantry, Bronze Star.
A Bronze Star was sent to Mrs. Anna G. Wilkie, 631 Jersey Avenue, Gloucester City, widow of T/5 James W. Wilkie, 102nd Infantry..
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