U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead Name: James J Baylis Gender: Male Race: White Religion: Protestant Cemetery Name: Michigan Disposition: According to next of kin Service Branch: Army Rank: Private First Class Service Number: 36153592
PFC James J. Baylis was killed in action Sunday morning, November 29, 1942 in Tunisia, North Africa. He was a driver in the armored tank division and had been in two previous battles. The 1st Armored Division landed in Oran, Algeria on November 8, 1942. PFC Baylis was interred in the American Cemetery in Souk Ahras, Tunisia. After the war, he was repatriated and laid to rest with full military honors in Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 9, 1948, his 30th birthday. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart for military merit. He rests with his beloved father and mother, Victor J. and Berneice A. Baylis, and beloved sister, Patricia Margaret Baylis Crego.
United States Army - 1st Armored Division - Company B 13th Armored Regiment