Captain John Theodore Byerly was the son of John Love Byerly and Barsha Fennell. He married Helen Dunkin in 1941 at the Belle Avenue Baptist Church in Knoxville.

He died of wounds in Germany. He is buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, the Netherlands.

“Thank you for the rights I so enjoy today. Thank God for the Soldier, Thank God for freedom. I will remember you always. You will never be forgotten. May you live forever in our hearts.”
-Submitted by Roger Cobben (in picture below), who has adopted his grave at Margraten

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The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 6 June 1945
Capt. John T. Byerly died of wounds received in Germany on May 23, according to War Department notification received yesterday by his wife, Mrs. Helen I. Byerly, 2008 East Glenwood Avenue. Capt. Byerly is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Byerly, Rutledge Pike and for some time prior to enlistment in the Army made his home with his sister, Mrs. Phil White, 2453 East Fifth Avenue. He was a member of the National Guard, enlisted in the Army in February, 1941, and had been overseas 14 months. A graduate of KHS, Capt. Byerly had completed three years at U-T at the time he enlisted. He was an active member of the Bell Avenue Baptist Church and participated in Boy Scout work.

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of birth:
  • 2 October 1914
  • Date of death: 23 May 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 959th Field Artillery Battalion
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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