Delmon John Clayton was born on  6 January 1916 at Jackson, Alabama. Son of Joseph Rily Joe Clayton and Berthia Clayton
He died on 20 April 1945

Technician Fourth Class
251st Field Artillery Battalion, Battery C

Delmon Clayton was initially buried at the USAF Cemetery Santa Barbara No. 1, Philippine Islands.

My father Ulys Arthur Beard served with Delmon and was present when the shelling of their location took place.
–Submitted by Donald Beard

The Progressive Age, 25 April 1946
Sgt. Delmon Clayton, age 29, was killed in action while serving with the Field Artillery on Luzon, in the Philippines on April 20, 1945. He entered the service March 24, 1942, and had spent 13 months overseas. He was the son of Mrs. Bertha Clayton and the late Joe Clayton, of Section Rt. 2, and also lease many other relatives.

  • Rank: Technician Fourth Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 January 1916
  • Date of death: 20 April 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 251st Field Artillery Battalion
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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