John Frederick Hay was born on 8 November 1919, the son of Samuel Hutson Hay and Rachel Buchanan McMaster.
Died non Battle 10 October 1942

Second Lieutenant 192nd Tank Battlalion, Company C
He attended Davidson College, N.C. in 1941

The Kingsport News, July 9, 1943 Morristown, Tenn.
– Lieutenant John Frederick Hay of Morristown, who was reported prisoner of war of the Japanese, had been reported by the War Department to have died in the Philippine Islands subsequent to the fall of Bataan. The Government received its information from the Red Cross but no dates have been given. Lieutenant Hay was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Hay of the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church of Morristown. He is survived by his parents and two sister, Miss Rachel M. Hay and Mrs. T. Moffatt Burriss.

2nd Lt Hay was prisoner of war at PW Camp #1 – Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121.

Pictures below from the Davidson College, North Carolina  1939 and 1940

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 8 November 1919
  • Date of death: 10 October 1942
  • County: Hamblen
  • Hometown: Morristown
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 192nd Tank Battlalion
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Silver Star
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Elmwood Memorial Gardens, Columbia, Richland County, SC
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: John Hopkins

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