Clarence Edward Taylor is the youngest son of John Henderson Taylor and Julia Elizabeth Oaks Casey. He was married to Sallie Reeks and the couple had two daughters, Tanja Kay Taylor and Nedra Faye Taylor. John served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War in Company K, 2nd Regiment Tennessee Infantry.

Buried at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium, B, 2, 47

The Johnson City Press, 18 March 1945
Pvt. Clarence E. Taylor, 26, was killed in action in Germany March 3, his widow, Mrs. Sallie Taylor of 301 East Watauga avenue, has been notified by the War Department. Taylor entered the Army the second time September 4, 1944 at Fort McPherson, Ga., and received training at Camp Croft, S.C. and Fort George G. Meade, Md. He went overseas in January. He was graduated from Science Hill High School in 1937 and then served three years with the Army in the Philippines. After his discharge, he entered a trade school in Johnson City and later worked in Baltimore, Md., shipyards. Besides his widow, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. J.H. Taylor of Baton Rouge, La.; his father, J.H. Taylor of Pontiac, Mich.; two sisters, Miss Estelle Gertrude Taylor and Eula Taylor; one brother, Earl Taylor.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 25 February 1919
  • Date of death: 3 March 1945
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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