Died non Battle
Buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England, B, 2, 28

The Elizabethton Star, March 16, 1945
Memorial services for S/Sgt Raymond Francis Range will be conducted March 18, 1945, from the Big Springs Church of Christ at Gap Creek. S/Sgt Raymond Range, 28, died in Bournemouth, England, he fell February 7, 1945 at 11:00 p.m. from a building about 12 feet and fractured his skull. Military services were held Feb. 9, 1945 in England. S/Sgt Range went into service in March 1943, had been overseas since July 1944. He was attached to the 106th General Hospital as a laboratory Technician. He attended Happy Valley High School and graduated with the class of 1934 – was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation in the Research Department, prior to entering service. Was a member of the Church of Christ at Gap Creek.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Range, PR 1-c with WAVE’s in Seattle, Washington, mother Mrs. Ida Range, Gap Creek, five sisters, Mrs. Dave Hyder, Mrs. Sam Miller, Mrs. Raymond Young, Mrs. Johnny Campbell, R.F.D. Elizabethton, Mrs. Ronald Shaw, Detroit, Michigan, four brothers, Sexton Range,  Elizabethton, Leslie Range, U.S. Army California, Hunter Range,  California, Earl Range, Illinois.

T/3 Raymond Francis Range, age 28, formerly employed in the Research Department at NARC, died in Bournemouth, England, February 7, 1945. On an afternoon off he left the hospital with two friends to visit a nearby town and while there accidentally fell from an elevated walk, a distance of some 12 feet. His death was instantaneous. Sgt. Range was inducted into the armed services on March 6, 1943, received his basic training at Camp Robinson, Ark., and went overseas in June, 1944. He had achieved the position of non-commissioned officere in charge of the laboratory of the 106th General Hospital, where he had 12 enlisted technicians working under his instructions.
He is survived by his wife, Mary K. McQueen (WAVES) formerly in the NARC Textile Laboratory) to whom he was married in Greenville, S.C., on October 2, 1942; his mothers, Mrs. Ida C. Range; four brothers, Earll, Hunter, Sexton and Leslie; five sisters, Mrs. John Campbell (mother of William Vane Campbell, S 2/c, who was killed on December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor), Mrs. David Hyder, Mrs. Sam Miller, Mrs. R.L. Shaw and Mrs. Raymond Young.


  • Rank: Technician Third Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 27 October 1916
  • Date of death: 7 February 1945
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Elizabeth
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 106th General Hospital
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Bottom Panel
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