George Samuel Lewellyn was born in Tennessee in 1925, the son of William Anderson Llewellyn and Martha Elizabeth Cantrell. His brother, Corporal John A. Lewellyn died as a prisoner of war in the Philippines.
Served on the U.S.S. Nevada (BB36)
He is memorialized at the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
The Chattanooga Daily Times, 27 July 1944
George Samuel Lewellyn, gunner’s mate third class, USNR, son of Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Morrow, 1516 East 49th Street, was listed as killed in line of duty. Llewellyn has been stationed in England and took part in the invasion.
Gunner’s mate Lewellyn, former employe of the Richmond Hosiery Mills, enlisted in the navy in July, 1942. The Navy Department telegram received by his mother July 12 gave no details concerning the battle action or the war theater in which he was killed. He attended Cedal Hill Grammar School. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Martha Morrow; stepfather, N.L. Morrow; two sisters, Mrs. Haffie Burnett, 4309 Sixth Avenue, and Mrs. Claudie L. Coleman, 1608 East 47th Street, and two brothers, James Lewellyn, 1516 East 49th Street and John A. Lewellyn, prisoner of the Japanese in the Philippines.
- Rank: Gunnersmate Third Class
- Date of birth: 1 December 1923
- Date of death: 9 June 1944
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Navy
- Division/Assignment: USS Nevada (BB36)
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Battles: Normandy Campaign
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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