Buried Tellico Bapt. Church Cem., Monroe Co., Tn
2nd Armd. Div., Co. C

The Knoxville Journal, September 15, 1944
Tellico Plains, Sept. 14 – Pvt. Denver Hollingshead was wounded in action in France, August 20, it was learned here yesterday. The War Department message was received by his sister, Mrs. Orbie Collins, of Tellico Plains, Route 3. Private Hollingsheas has been overseas 18 months.

The Knoxville Journal, February 11, 1945
Mrs. Obie Collins has been notified by the War Department that her brother, Pfc. Denver Hollingshead, 25, was killed in action Jan. 3, in Belgium. He entered the Army in October, 1942 and had been overseas since April, 1943. He saw action in North Africa, Sicily, France, Germany and Belgium. He had won the Purple Heart and Presidential Citation. A brother, Ralph Hollingsheas is with the Engineer Corps in the Dutch East Indies. Another sister, Mrs. Grace Tucker, lives in Oak Ridge.

Mrs. Bessie Collins of Tellico Plains has been notified that the body of her brother, Pfc. Denver Hollingshead, is en route home for reburial. Pvt. Hollingshead 25, was killed in action in Belgium on Jan. 3, 1945. He served 20 months overseas, with the Second Army Division and was awarded the Purple Heart.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 October 1919
  • Date of death: 3 January 1945
  • County: Monroe
  • Hometown: Tellico Plains
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 2nd Armored Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Tellico Baptist Church Cemetery, Madisonville, Monroe County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Top Panel
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