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Pvt. Danzie J. Wynn.

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Danzie J. Wynn (1895-1918), Army, World War I.

Danzie J. Wynn, son of Edward and Susan Henderson Wynn, registered for the World War I draft in Wayne County in 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 12 May 1896 in Dudley; lived in Dudley; was single; and was a tenant farmer working for Edward Wynn. He self-reported his race as Indian, but the registrar wrote on the back of his registration card: “Question #10 answered incorrectly party has always passed for a negro.”

Wynn was inducted and sent to Fort Greene, near Charlotte, North Carolina, for training. At the end of September 1918, he and the rest of Company B, 344 Labor Battalion, shipped out for Europe aboard the Teucer.

Three months later, Danzie Wynn was dead of influenza. He is buried at Brookwood American Cemetery in Surrey, United Kingdom.

Many thanks to cousin George Waters and to Marty Tschetter of Goldsboro-Wayne County Public Library for sharing this wonderful photograph; copies of cousin Danzie’s military records are found at Ancestry.com.

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4 thoughts on “Pvt. Danzie J. Wynn.

  1. Shawn Sawyer says:

    Interesting,
    The military service in this family over the generation’s. I’d like to try and gather who served and compile it from the earliest to the latest…hmmmm. Thank you as usual cousin…

    • Thanks, cuz. Check out my blogpost “In honor and Remembrance.” Danzie Wynn is on my father’s side, but the second half of the listing are my maternal side veterans. Off the top of my head, all except Edward Allen are related to us via Lon W. Colvert and Carrie McNeely Colvert.

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