Private First Class Frank H. Caylor, Jr. was born on January 24, 1924 in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Charles Caylor and Pearl Mae Lawson. He served in the 309th Infantry, 78th Division. He was killed in action on January 11, 1944. He is buried in Mount Olive Cemetery in Knoxville.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, March 3, 1945
Pfc. Frank H. Caylor, son of Mrs. Pearl Caylor, 311 Front Street, was killed in action in Germany on Jan. 11, according to notification from the War Department to his mother. Pfc. Caylor, an infantryman, would have been 20 years old on Jan. 24. Before entering service in May, 1943, he was employed by the D.M. Rose Lumber Company. He had been overseas since November.  Another son, Cpl. Clarence A. Lawson, is serving in France in an anti-aircraft division. He has been overseas since October. Pfc. Caylor and Cpl. Lawson enlisted together.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 January 1924
  • Date of death: 11 January 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Mount Olive Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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