Corporal James B. Whipple, born in South Wilton, Connecticut, February 7, 1893, was killed at approximately 3:00 PM local time. His unit, the 76th Company/1st Battalion/6th Regiment/2nd Marine Division was engaged in heavy fighting in the Chateau-Thierry region. He was predeceased by his father Clarence A. (March 13, 1902). He is survived by his mother Florentine Strauss (born in New Jersey), older siblings Clarence A. Jr. (born in New York), Maude H. (born in New York), Frederick H. (born in New York) and younger brother Joseph R. (born in South Wilton, Conn.), who was also assigned to the 6th Regiment/2nd Marine Division.
American Legion Post 86 in Wilton, Connecticut bears the names James B. Whipple Post 86, as James was Wilton's first casualty of the Great War.