John Dayton was born in Unicoi County, Tennessee.
He died 3 October 1918 at the age of 26 from non-battle wounds (Phthisis). Buried plot A, row 1, grave 16, Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France.

Photo of his grave submitted by R.C. Vidal

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 5 May 1891
  • Date of death: 3 October 1918
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Elizabethton
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: Company D, 520th Engineer Regiment
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar II, Middle Panel
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