Born in 1920 in Newport, TN
Enlisted on October 3, 1940 in the Medical Department in Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA
Buried at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Henri-Chapelle, Belgium, F, 1, 71
Parents: James Caswell and Lobelia Nunn Spurgeon
Sibling: Clarke Spurgeon
“Today 13 October 2015 we remember Private Lemuel C Spurgeon.
Lemuel C Spurgeon was born in Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee 1913.
He served in the 8th Infantry Regiment – 4th Infantry Division, he was a Medic.
Private Lemuel C Spurgeon was KIA in Belgium on 13 October 1944.
He was awarded with Purple Heart.
Lemuel C Spurgeon is buried at Henry-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial.
We have adopted his grave.
Rest in Peace Lemuel.”
-Submitted by Bert-Jan en Marleen Sengers
The Knoxville News-Sentinel, November 1, 1944
Pfc. Lemuel C. Spurgeon, nephew of Mrs. T.L. White and Mrs. Charles Dudley of Knoxville, was killed in Belgium in Oct. 18, according to the War Department. Pfc. Spurgeon enlisted in 1939, and has been overseas since January. He had seen action in France, and Germany. He is survived by a brother, C.A. Spurgeon, of Knoxville, and a sister, Dorothy. He was 25 years old.
- Rank: Private
- Date of death: 13 October 1944
- County: Knox
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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