James Arvel Ellison was born 7 March 1918 in Sevier, Tennessee, the son of James Albert Ellison and Hattie Moore. He was married to Reba Virginia Gay. He enlisted 27 June, 1941 at Fort Oglethorpe, GA.
Died 14 July 1944
Buried at Westover Memorial Park, Augusta, GA

8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, Company C

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 12, 1944
Staff Sgt. James Orville Ellison, son of Mrs. Hattie Green, 1411 Western Avenue, was killed in France July 14, according to a War Department telegram received by his wife, Mrs. Reba Ellison, of Augusta, Sgt. Ellison, employed by a lumber firm here before he entered the service, had been overseas six months. He leaves his wife, his mother, sisters, Mrs. Ida Burkett, 1411 Western Avenue; Mrs. Lela Hurst, Maryville, and half-sisters, Velva and Daisy Green, of Knoxville, and three brothers, William in the United States Navy, Curtis, in the Air Corps, and Paul, who leaves next Tuesday for the service.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 March 1918
  • Date of death: 14 July 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Westover Memorial Park, Augusta, GA
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Bottom Panel
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