Harless Dyer was born in Powder Spring, Grainger County, Tennessee, the son of Joseph Dyer and Clara Clementine Roark. He was the brother of Hattie Dyer and Hilda Dyer. He enlisted on March 13, 1943, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. Cpl Dyer was killed on Luzon.
Buried in Lynnhurst Cemetery

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 4, 1948
Cpl. Harless Dyer, age 22, son of Mrs. Clara Dyer, 300 East Caldwell Avenue, was killed on Luzon on the Philippines, March 1, 1945. He was attached wtih Medical Corps, 33rd Division of the 123rd Infantry and had been in the Army two years. He was awarded the Purple Heart. A member of Gateway Camp No. 838 WOW. Also of Royal Neighbors Camp No. 9218, also an employe of McCarty Mortuary. The body will arrive in Knoxville Wednesday afternoon. Survived by his mother, sisters, Mrs. Hazel Chastain, Mrs. Hassie Kitts, Knoxville; Mrs. Helen Harris, Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Hettie Phlegar, Detroit; Mrs. Hattie Wallace, Corryton; Mrs. Junie Wallace, Cincinnatti; aunts, Mrs. Woodie Roarx, Knoxville; Mrs. Audry Hartsell, Spartanburg, S.C.; uncles, J.L. and Clayton L. Roarx; two nieces and two nephews.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 9 September 1922
  • Date of death: 1 March 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Army Medical Corps
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Bottom Panel
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