Arthur Goolsbe was the son of Sylvester L. and Sarah DeLilan Johnson. He had two sisters, Mildred Viola Goolsbe and Gertrude Goolsbe. His brother Sgt Lloyd Clarence Goolsbe was killed in action in the South Pacific.

Buried in Knoxville National Cemetery (Section B Site 5881)

The KnoxvilleNews-Sentinel, August 16, 1944
Pvt. Arthur J. Goolsbe, son of Mrs. Sarah J. Goolsbe, 229 Haywood Street, was killed in France on July 27, the sond of her two sons to have been killed in action in this war. Sgt. Lloyd C. Goolsbe was killed last February in the Marshall Islands. Mr. Goolsbe, the father, died in February 1942. Pvt. Goolsbe had been in service four years, and overseas since February. He is survived by his mother and two sisters, Miss Gertrude Goolsbe,, and Mrs. Ray Chambers.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 27 May 1948
Double funeral services for two brothers killed in action while serving in the U.S. Armed forces in 1944 will be held at National Cemetery. They are Pfc. Arthur Luttrell Goolsbe and Sgt. Lloyd Clarence Goolsbe. Pfc. Goolsbe was killed July 27, 1944, while serving in France with the 117th Infantry, 30th Division. Sgt. Goolsbe was killed Feb. 22, 1944, in the Marshall Islands, while he was with the U.S. Marines. Both are sons of Mrs. Sylester (Lila) Goolsbe, 229 Haywood Avenue. The bodies were returned here and are at Roberts Funeral Home.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 31 January 1922
  • Date of death: 27 July 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxvilel
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Infantry
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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