Clayton Artis was born on 5 June 1920, the son of Andrew Jackson Artis and Carrie Nunnally.
Son of Andrew and Carrie Artis
Enlisted 22 Aug 1941 Ft Oglethorpe, GA
Clayton Artis, Serial Number 14061799, was captured by the Japanese on 7 May 1942 and died as Prisoner of War on 3 October 1942, Old Bilibid Prison, Rizal, Manila, Philippines
Buried Newcomb Cemetery, Newcomb, TN.
The LaFollette Press, Thursday, November 10, 1949
Pvt. Claton Artis’ funeral was at Rodeheaver Memorial M.E. Church Sunday evening at 2:00. He died in a prison camp in the Philippine Islands October 3rd, 1942. He was in the 16th Bomber Squadron Air Corps, and was born June 5, 1922. He left to mourn his loss his father and mother Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Artis, Jr.; one twin brother, John Artis, who is in the Navy and lives in Wilmington, NC; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas O. Littlefield, Canton, Ohio, Mrs. J.M. Wahl, Canton, Ohio, and Mrs. Walbert Duvall, Cincinnati, Ohio; and a number of relatives and friends. Many attended the funeral. Rev. Ledford officiated. The following people from Oak Ridge attended: Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Artis, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Ridenour and sons, G.W. Jr. and Roger, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Ridenour and Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Ridenour.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 5 June 1920
- Date of death: 3 October 1942
- County: Campbell
- Hometown: Newcomb
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 16th Bomber Squadron
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Newcomb Cemetery, Newcomb, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Middle Panel
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