David Graham Vance was born 30 December 1894, Bristol, Tennessee

Mother: Mrs. Marie Doriot Vance, 324 Forth Street, Bristol, TN
Enlisted Nashville, TN, 15 December 1918
Died at North Bombing Squadron Headquarters of respiratory disease 27 October 1918

“Death of Graham Vance
Former Football Star Dies From Pneumonia on a U.S. Steamer”

Bristol, Tenn., Nov. 1. Message was received by Dr. W.K. Vance announcing the death of his son, Graham Vance, which occurred on the U.S.S. Eastleigh, October 27. The message was received last night but no details were given. Death was due to bronchial pneumonia. Vance was 24 years old and a popular Bristol boy. He was a star football player at King College for several seasons. His parents, Dr. and Mrs. W. K.Vance, this city, and three brothers, Lieut. Richard Vance, serving with the medical corps overseas, Douglas Vance, with the American Expeditionary Forces in France, and Fred Vance, of the U.S. Navy survive him.
-The Journal and Tribune, Knoxville, Tennessee, November 2, 1918.

  • Rank: Machinists Mate First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 December 1893
  • Date of death: 27 October 1918
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Bristol
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Eastleigh
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Burial/Memorial Location: East Hill Cemetery , Bristol, Sullivan County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar V, Middle Panel
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