Charles Crawford Ray was the son of Homer Ernest Ray and Nan Spurrier. Husband of Sylvia Etta England and father of Charles Crawford Ray II.

He Died of Wounds. He was initially buried at Hadjeb El Aioun Cemtery in Hadjeb El Aioun, Tunisia and was reburied at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, B, 8, 3

Crossville Chronicle, February 4, 1943
Pvt Charles C. Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ray, now in North African area, enlisted three years ago. His wife, the former Miss Sylvia England, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Corbett England of the Woody community gave birth to their infant son who had been names Charles Junior, on January 14th. Mrs. Ray and son are making their home with her aunt, Mrs. J.B. England, Route 2.

Crossville Chronicle, May 31, 1945
Pvt. Charles C. Ray who died as the result of wounds, received in action in North Africa on April 14, 1943, where he was on duty with a Signal Corps Battalion, never saw his son Charles C. Jr., who was born on January 14, 1943, six weeks after Pvt. Ray had sailed to take part in the African invasion. Pvt. Ray, a native of Cumberland County, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ray, of Algood, volunteered for service in the army in June 1940, at the age of 16. His marriage to Miss Sylvia England, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Corbett England, took place in February, 1941. Pvt Ray has two brothers now in service: Pfc. Carl Ray with the 7th Army in Germany; and Pharmacists Mate First Class Bill Ray, somewhere in the Pacific.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 July 1923
  • Date of death: 14 April 1943
  • County: Cumberland
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 141st Signal Company, 1st Armored Division
  • Theater: North Africa
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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