James Marion Payne enlisted on November 6, 1917, as a member of Company A, 327th Infantry, 82nd Division. Received his military training at Camp Gordon, GA. Embarked for France on March 2, 1918, and took part in all battles of his command until wounded on August 2, 1918. As a result of these same wounds spent several weeks in a hospital. Contracted bronchial pneumonia and died on November 20, 1918.
He died at the age of 22 and is interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France ( C,15,25).