Ray Barrett was born at Alcoa, Tennessee, the son of Henry Barrett and Florence Henrietta McDonald. He had two brothers, Robert and Ed and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Smith.

The Knoxville Journal, 12 October 1947
Pvt. Ray Barrett, of Alcoa died in Philippines. He was among a new group of 57 Americans whose bodies have recently been identified. All died in the Philippine Island during Japanese occupation. Maj. Gen. T.B. Larkin, general of the Army, has notified the widowed mother that identification has been established “beyond any possible doubt.” His body had been disinterred from the Camp O’Donnell cemetery and reburied in the United States Armed Forces cemetery in Manilla.

Pvt. Barrett was initially buried as “unknown”. He was identified by information from liberated prisoners and from dental charts.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 28 October 1924
  • Date of death: 28 June 1942
  • County: Blount
  • Hometown: Alcoa
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Battle of Bataan
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Clarks Grove Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Bottom Panel
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