Ellis Courtland Byron was born 12 April 1915, Dayton, Tennessee. Son of Ellis Courtland Byron and Imogene Woolen. His brother, Lt. Jack Edward Byron died in 1944 in Italy.
Private Byron Died of Illness 28 July 1942 at the Thomison Hospital, Dayton, Rhea, Tennessee
He was buried on 31 July 1942, Buttram Cemetery, Dayton, Tennessee

Occupation: Filling Station Operator in the Gas and Oil industry

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 30 July 1942
Private Ellis Courtland Byron, 27, passed away suddenly at a Dayton hospital Tuesday evening, July 28. Mr. Byron was inducted into the United States army at Fort Oglethorpe July 15 and was to report for duty on July 30. He was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Byron to answer the call to military service. He is survived by his mother and father and three brothers, Lester A., of Dayton; Private Bishop C. Byron, United States Army Air Corps,  Fort Dix, N.J. and Corpl. Jack E. Byron, United States army, San Luis Obispo, Cal. Mr. Byron attended Rhea County High School and Bryan university and also McKenzie School of Business, Chattanooga. Mr. Byron was a member of the Church of Christ, Dayton, where funeral services will be held.


  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 12 April 1915
  • Date of death: 28 July 1942
  • County: Rhea
  • Hometown: Dayton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Buttram Cemetery, Dayton, Tennessee
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Bottom Panel
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