Pfc. Henry Ira Brewer, 23 was killed in action in Southern France, September 28, 1944 according to a message from the War Department received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Brewer, Sharps Chapel. Private Brewer was a farmer before entering the service November 21, 1942. He received his basic training at Fort Hancock, N.J. and had been overseas since May 1, 1944. Surviving besides his parents are four brothers, W.O. 332 Cottage Place, Knoxville Oscar, Junior, and Earl, Sharps Chapel and one sister, Miss Mildred Brewer, Sharps Chapel. –The Knoxville Journal.
Henry was born September 30, 1921 in Union County, Tennessee to Lewis Deering Brewer and Mary Jane Shoffner Brewer. Henry attended grammar school and was never married. He entered the service through Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. He was a member of the 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division when he was killed in action in Southern France.
Private First Class Brewer was repatriated back to his hometown of Sharps Chapel and was laid to rest at Chris Keck Cemetery in Sharps Chapel.