Harris Claire Tonkin
Born 12 April 1910, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Died 17 March 1945, France


-Attended Knoxville High School
-Enlisted on December 7, 1942, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
-Parents: William J. and Cassandra Tonkin
-Siblings: William Tonkin, Ellen Tonkin, and Ralph R. Tonkin
-Wife: Ruby Bundren Tonkin Ford
-Children: Harris Duane (Bud) Ford October 1944 and Julia Clair Tonkin Caldwell November 1942

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 12 April 1910
  • Date of death: 17 March 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 42nd Rainbow Division, Company D, 222nd Infantry Regiment
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Bottom Panel
  • Sponsored by: Harris Duane (Bud) Ford

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