4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2021 1:42 PM by Elliot Schneider

    Seeking WWI military information on actor William (Bill) Franklin Walker

    Casey Pfeiffer Newbie

      I'm currently working on a project on African American film actor William Franklin Walker (c. 1896-1992) who grew up in Madison County, Indiana and graduated from Pendleton High School in 1915. Walker starred in numerous movies and television shows throughout the twentieth century, most notably, To Kill a Mockingbird. Secondary sources indicate that in 1918, Walker enlisted in the military and served in France with the all-Black 92nd Infantry Division, however I've have been unable to locate primary records confirming this information. Has anyone come across his enlistment or discharge papers or is anyone familiar with other primary documentation substantiating his service with the 92nd Division?