Corporal Elmer Lee Smith was the son of James Alley Smith and Hattie Virginia Wagner.

The son of James and Hattie Smith, Elmer was in a tree preparing to dive into the water for a swim when he was killed by a sniper in Burma.

The Rogersville Review, 4 May 1944
Memorial services for Cpl. Elmer L. Smith, 22, who was lost in the Burma area April 25th, will be held at the Church of God, in Goshen Valley. Cpl. Smith is survived by his father and other, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Smith, five sisters, Mrs. Vesta Mullins, Mrs. Elizabeth Phipps, Misses Lottie, Annabell and Fay Smith; two brothers, Dallas and Rholand, also his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Wagner, all of Church Hill, Route 2. Before entering the service, Cpl. Smith was employed by the Tennessee Eastman Corp.

  • Rank: Technician Fifth Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 8 February 1922
  • Date of death: 25 April 1944
  • County: Hawkins
  • Hometown: Church Hill
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 209th Combat Battalion of Engineers
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: p
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Goshen Valley Cemetery, Goshen, Hawkins County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Middle Panel
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