John Anderson Lewellyn was born on 6 October 1915 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to William Anderson Llewellyn and Martha Elizabeth Cantrell. His brother Gunnersmate Third Class George Samuel Lewellyn was reported as missing in action and is memorialized at the Normandy American Cemetery in France.

Buried at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park, Rossville, GA

59th Coast Artillery Corps, Company B

Cpl Llewellyn Died non Battle 16 April 1943. He was captured on 7 May 1942 in the Southwest Pacific Theatre, Philippine Islands. He was sent to a prison camp in the Philippines and died as a Prisoner of War.

Chattanooga Daily Times, 13 December 1944
Cpl. Llewellyn, who enlisted in the army four years ago, had been a prisoner of the Japanese since shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. News of the death of the coast artilleryman was received here through the American Red Cross. The cause of death was listed as “pulmonary tuberculosis”.
He was an employee of the Peerless Woolen Mills before he enlisted in the army. In addition to his mother (Mrs. Martha Morrow), he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Hassie M. Bennett and Mrs. Claudie L. Coleman; one brother, James C. Llewellyn. He was a brother of GM3C George S. Llewellyn, who was killed in action in the first invasion of France.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 October 1915
  • Date of death: 16 April 1943
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 59th Coast Artillery Corps, Company B
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park, Rossville, GA
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Bottom Panel
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