Originally from Hamilton County, Tennessee, John Henley was born in 1887. He was married to Etta Henley of Rossville, Georgia, and worked as a shop machinist before enlisting in the United States Navy on November 27, 1914. He served his country in World War I before passing away from a respiratory disease in a hospital in Leith, Scotland, on November 2, 1918. He is buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Photo from the Chattanooga Sunday Times Memorial Supplement, May 25, 1919

  • Rank: Machinists Mate Second Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 25 November 1887
  • Date of death: 2 November 1918
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Rossville, GA
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: U.S.S. New York
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar III, Middle Panel
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