John Fredrick Whillock was the son of John Chandler Whillock and Melva Wilson. Brother of Edith Lillian Whillock, Mildred Elizabeth Whillock, Elsa Whillock and Charlotte Whillock. He graduated at Rule High School in Knoxville in 1940.

Served on the U.S.S. LST 469. He was killed in action and buried at sea.

He is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, June 26, 1943
Word of the death in action of Fireman Second Class John F. Whillock, has been received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Whillock, 305 East Keith Avenue. The official notification from the Navy Department said that Fireman Whillock “was killed in action while in performance of his duties and in service of his country.” His body was buried at seas on June 18, the message added. Until recently Fireman Whillock, who entered the service last August, had been stationed in California. Fireman Whillock was a graduate of Rule High School. Besides his parents, he is survived by four sister, Mrs. M.E. Coward, and Misses Midlred, Charlotte and Elsie Kate Willock.

  • Rank: Fireman Second Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 8 November 1921
  • Date of death: 16 June 1943
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS LST 469
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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