Captain Henry Lee Jewett WILLIAMS
US Army 82nd Division
Date of birth 1 December 1887
Date of death: 9 June 1918
Killed in action aged 30
No known grave
Henry Lee Jewett was born in Macon, Georgia, USA, the first son of Howard James, a doctor.
Jewett came from Georgia University to Christ Church as a Rhodes Scholar from 1908-1912. BA 1910, B Litt 1912.
He returned to be an Episcopal minister and professor of New Testament Greek at University of the South.
From the Registration Card we see that Jewett joined up when he was 29 years old on 31st May 1917. He was a clergyman, and officer in the Training Corps. He had a wife, and child of 5 months, ‘family dependent on me’. A Captain in the U.S. Army's 82nd Infantry Division, he was killed in action in Albert France.
On 13 November 1921, at Christ Church, Macon, there was dedicated a memorial tablet to the Reverend Henry Lee Jewett Williams and Chambers Laird Bunting, Jr. Mr. Luther Williams delivered a short address on the life and work of Jewett Williams, and Captain Boyce Miller spoke of the service overseas of Chambers Bunting. The choir marched down the side aisle singing the hymn:
"O valiant Hearts, who to your glory came
Through dust of conflict and through battle-flame;
Tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved,
Your memory hallowed in the Land you loved.
A. M. D. G.
In loving memory of
The Men of this Parish
Who gave their lives in the World War
Rev. Henry Lee Jewett Williams
Capt. Co. D. 326th Inf.
Killed in action, June 9, 1918, Abbeville Sector
Chambers Laird Bunting, Jr.
Corp. Co. B. 151st M. G. Bn.
Killed in action, July 15, 1918, Champagne-Marne Defensive
Erected by the congregation of Christ Church.
from the Bibb County Archives Church Records.....
History of Christ Church Parish, Macon