Private William C. Elkins Jr. served in 2nd Engineer Battalion with 2nd Infantry Division in Northern Ireland. He died as a result of a training incident.
Private William C. Elkins Jr. (18047516) served in 2nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd (Indianhead) Infantry Division, United States Army during the Second World War. Born on 19th September 1923, he was the son of William Curtis Elkins and Annie E. Elkins (née Dunn) of Bell County, Texas, U.S.A.
Elkins died on 22nd February 1944 aged 20 years old. The cause of death was due to injuries caused in a training incident involving land mines.
Burial first took place at Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery, Belfast. After the war, Elkins was repatriated to Plot 564-1, Old Section of North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County, Texas, U.S.A.