George Samuel Hembree was born December 10, 1895 in Middlesboro, Kentucky. He lived at 650 Asylum Avenue in Knoxville and was a News Agent for Cresent News Company of New Orleans, Louisanna.

He answered the President’s call to the national guard and was mustered into federal service as a member of Company B, 117th Infantry, in August 1917. Trained at Camp Sevier, SC, and went overseas May 11, 1918. He was in all battles of his company in Belgium and in the Hindenburg Line operations until October 9, 1918, when he was killed in action.

Note: George Hembree is buried at Knoxville National Cemetery under the name Hembrae, rather than Hembree.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 10 December 1895
  • Date of death: 9 October 1918
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: Company B, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Battles: Hindenburg Line
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IV, Top Panel
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