Charles Fred Roe was born 6 February 1894 in Bluff City, Sullivan County, Tennessee, the son of Andrew Johnson Roe and Nannie Harkleroad. Brother of Sgt. Clarence Gaines Roe who died during World War II.

Pvt. Roe He resided in Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee. He died of influenza and pneumonia in France.

He is buried at plot C, row 34, grave 38, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.

The Bristol Herald Courier, 6 December 1918
The following letter was received by Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Roe, 230 Cottage avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn., from Captain Charles S. Hill, of Co “I” Twenty-first engineer, concerning their son, Chas F. Roe, who has given his life for his country.
France, Oct. 30, 1918
“My Dear Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Roe,
It becomes my duty to inform you that your son, Charles F. Roe, died in camp hospital. Charles F. Roe was the first man in Co. “I” to give his life for  his country and I feel his loss very keenly. He was a man in every sense of the word and I had the utmost confidence in him and had recommended him for  promotion. He had every care possible while in the hospital and I visited him personally every other day until the last I was with him when he died. He was buried in his uniform by the members of his company as an escort. My heart goes out to you with sympathy.
Yours Truly,
Capt. Chas. S. Hill”

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 February 1894
  • Date of death: 29 October 1918
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Elizabethton
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: Company E, 21st Engineer Regiment
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar II, Middle Panel
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