Phillip Tolley was born on 4 December 1922, the son of David Tolley and Julia Hileman. Pvt. Tolley joined the Army December 29, 1942 and went into the South Pacific in September, 1943, with the Coast Artillery. He had two brothers, Zeke and Raymond and a sister Ethel.

Died non Battle 5 March 1944
Buried at Mack Tolley Cemetery (end of Zeke Tolley Road), Hampton, TN

469th Anti Aircraft Coast Artillery Battalion

The Elizabethton Star, 27 June 1948
Funeral Services for Pvt. Phillip Tolley who was killed in action March 5, 1944 at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, will be held at the Little Doc Free Will Baptist Church. Tolley Was a former employee of the American Bemberg Corporation.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 4 December 1922
  • Date of death: 5 March 1944
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Hampton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 469th Anti Aircraft Coast Artillery Battalion
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Mack Tolley Cemetery, Hampton, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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