Clarence West was the son of Henry Claborn West and Clara D. Phillips. His brother Ray West was also killed in action during World War II.

Two West brothers are buried Sunday. Bodies of brothers are returned from overseas – Two brothers, Clarence B. and Ray West, of New River, will be buried next Sunday, November 21. The brothers are sons of Mr. and Mrs. H. Clabe West of New River. Both were killed overseas in World War II. Funeral service is planned at the Huntsville High School with Rev. L.M. Jeffers officiating. Scott county post American Legion will assist at the service and will do honors at the grave. Surviving are their parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. West of New River; two brothers, Claude and Kenneth of New River; one sister, Miss Evelyn West of New River and a number of relatives. Ray was married and leaves a daughter, Linda Rae, six years of age. Interment in the Reed Cemetery at New River with Coorper’s in charge.

Scott County News, October 6, 1944
Private Clarence B. West, of New River, was killed in action in France on August 9. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. West, of New River, were first notified by the War Department that their son was missing in action and then later, sent another message verifying the death of the soldier in France on August 9.
Private West is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. West, of New River; three brothers, Warrant Officer Ray west, who is serving in France and Claude and Kenneth West; one sister, Evelyn; and a large number of relatives and friend in the county.

Picture provided by Dwight “Andy” Anderson.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 October 1922
  • Date of death: 9 August 1944
  • County: Scott
  • Hometown: New River
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 391st Field Artillery Battalion, 3rd Armored Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Reed Cemetery, New River, Scott County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Middle Panel
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