George Samuel Ellis was born on 4 August 1910 at Milligan, Carter County, Tennessee, the son of Robert Miller Ellis and Lydia Isabelle Gouge. Husband of Nancy Gabbard.
Died 14 September 1944, France
Buried at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Johnson City, TN

317 Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, Company K

The Johnson City Press-Chronicle, December 8, 1948
The body of Pvt. George Samuel Ellis, who was killed in action September 14, 1944, at Nancy, France arrived here about noon today and was taken to the late residence at Milligan College where it will remain until time for service at Hopwood Memorial Church at Milligan.
Private Ellis, who was 35 at the time of his death, volunteered in the Army December 10, 1943. He had basic training at Fort McClellan, Ala., and was transferred to Fort Shelby, Miss., and from there to Fort Meade, Md., and later was sent overseas to France. He was a member of General Patton’s Company K in the infantry. He was a graduate of Unicoi County High School, attended Milligan College and was graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. Degree in agriculture. At the time he volunteered for service, he was working for the federal government in Kentucky. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. G.S. Ellis of Milligan College; two children, Thomas Charles and Ludie Elizabeth Ellis, also of Milligan; two sisters, Mrs. Walter L. Rice of Erwin and Mrs. Robert Kirkpatrick of Milligan; two brothers, Ed Ellis of Milligan and Robert Ellis of Johnson City.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 4 August 1910
  • Date of death: 14 September 1944
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Happy Valley Memorial Park, Johnson City, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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