Clyde William Cox was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, the son of John Bolton Cox and Gladys Pilkington.
He was killed at Okinawa on the USS Pennsylvania BB-38.
Buried at the Honolulu Memorial, HI, N, 30

The Johnson City Press, 2 December 1945
Mr and Mrs. Henry Pilkington of 1331 North Baxter street have received a message from the Navy Department that their grandson, Clyde William Cox, 20, quartermaster third class of the U.S. Navy has been declared dead. The sailor previously was reported missing in action last August 12, while serving aboard the USS Pennsylvania. The Navy Department said the ship was struck by a Japanese torpedo near Guam. The young seaman, who made his home with his grandparents in Johnson City was the son of the late John B. and Mrs. Gladys Pilkington Cox. He entered service June 2, 1942 at the age of 17. He had served aboard the USS Livermore, for five months when he was medically discharged at Norfolk, Va. Cox re-entered service June 23, 1943 and was assigned to the ship on which he was serving at the time of his death. Young Cox participated in 18 major battles. His grandparents learned burial services for him were held on Guam with full military honors. He is survived by a sister, Miss Mary Cox, of the North Baxter street address.

  • Rank: Quartermaster Third Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 November 1925
  • Date of death: 12 August 1945
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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