Elmer John Giles was the son of Jesse Alexander ‘Alex’ Giles and Sindiea Giles.

He died non battle on 6 September 1945.
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville

The Knoxville Journal, May 28, 1943
Pfc. Dee Giles, reported seriously wounded in the North African area on April 23, wrote his sister, Miss Anna Giles, 508 West Fifth Avenue recently that he was in an Army hospital and getting along fine. The War Department originally notified Miss Giles that her brother was in serious Condition. She has another brother, Pvt. Elmer Giles stationed in North Africa, and a third, Staff Sgt. Dave Giles, who for the past 15 months, has been stationed in the South Pacific, but is now on duty in California. The three brothers volunteered in 1940.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 3 October 1945
Pvt. Elmer Giles was killed in Italy on Sept. 6 when a truck in which he was riding plunged over a 100-foot embankment, his relatives have been notified. The War Department sent information to his family that he has been buried in a U.S. Military Cemetery in Northern Italy. He is the brother of Dee and Dave Giles, 1206 Grand Avenue, both of whom recently have been discharged from the Army. All three brother enlisted before Pearl Harbor. Two sisters, Misses Mary Etta and Anna Giles, live in Orlando, Fla. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alex Giles of Newport. He lived at 803 Luttrell Street before enlisting on July 10, 1940.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 April 1919
  • Date of death: 6 September 1945
  • County: Cocke
  • Hometown: Newport
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 632nd Quartermaster Laundry Company
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
  • Sponsored by: Jim & Mary Harris

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