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John Gemoules

Private First Class - United States Army

August 1, 1924 - February 9th, 1944

John Gemoules is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Louis Gemoules of Prickett Avenue of Edwardsville, Illinois. John lived in Edwardsville and attended local public schools and last attended Edwardsville High School in 1942. He worked at the Western Cartridge Company in East Alton for a short time before entering military service. Private First Class Gemoules was killed in action in Italy while serving in the 168th Infantry. Lesley Marks Funeral Home provided funeral services, with pastor Rev. L.C. Boergadine of First Baptist Church officiating. The local V.F.W. provided the military rites at the Valley View Cemetery gravesite. Surviving besides his parents are seven brothers, Louis, Ahillie, Ray, George, Fred, Peter and James and a sister, Mrs. Athen Gines. Private John Gemoules was 19 years, 6 monthe and 8 days of age.

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