Private First Class Edsil Ray Tharp

US Army - WW II

 


Service number: 35781577

K Co. - 394th Infantry Regiment - 99th Infantry Division

Born: 13 December 1918 - Braxton, West Virginia, USA

Date of death: 13 March 1945 - age 26

Status: KIA - Kripp (Remagen) Germany

 

 

Buried: Plot D, Row 8, Grave 9 - Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery


Awards: Purple Heart


BIOGRAPHY

Edsil was the 8th of 8 children of George Nestor and Lura Ann Tharp, Braxton. 5 brothers and 2 sisters. He worked as a farmer in Holly, Braxton, West-Virginia. 

 

  1. William Arnold
  2. Hezzie Lewis
  3. Robert Clay
  4. Charles Raymond
  5. Claude Delmer
  6. Bessie Lou
  7. Lloyd
  8. Edsil

 

He married Opal Virginia Braley on March 15, 1941 in Sutton, West Virginia. 

Opal Virginia Tharp died March 9, 2000.

 

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