Pottawattamie County

Capt. William Humes


Capt. Wm. Humes Dies in Action

Capt. William Humes died of injuries suffered in action in Belgium Dec. 16, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Humes, 3318 Avenue E., from his widow in Younkers, N. Y.

Capt. Humes went to England about Sept. 15 and was serving with a supply depot of the signal corps at the time of his death.

In the service since June, 1940, he served at Manila in the Philippines from September of the same year until returning for officer’s candidate training at Fort Monmouth, N. J., in June, 1941.

Capt. Humes, who was married to a Younkers, N. Y., girl July 15, was stationed at a Fort Monmouth from the time he was returned there for training until going overseas.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sunday, January 21, 1945, Page 7

Lutheran Church

St. John’s English Lutheran Church, Willow avenue and Seventh street, Rev. Ralph W. Livers, D.D., pastor.
Worship service, 11 a. m. At this service will be held a Memorial for Capt. William Humes, killed in action in Belgium.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Saturday, February 10, 1945, Page 12

Capt. Humes served with the 543rd Signal Depot Company. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart and is buried in Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Hombourg, Belgium.

Sources: abmc.gov; fieldsofhonor database