Roy David Jones was the son of William Jones and Lona Elmore.

Buried at Bookwalter Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, September 24, 1944
Tech, Fifth Grade Roy David Jones, 20-year-old Knoxville and former Crossville youth who volunteered for the Army three years ago, has been killed in action, Mrs. Lona Jones, his mother, said yesterday. The War Department message came to the home at 108 West Texas Avenue where Sgt. Jones left six sisters and a brother in 1941 to enter the Army with his mother’s permission. Sgt. Jones fought in North Africa, Sicily, Anzio and elsewhere in Italy before falling by enemy fire. He was employed at an uptown Furniture store before entering service, having moved here from Crossville four months previously. He had been overseas two years and participated in three major battles. His sisters are, Mrs. Earline Martin, Pearl, Mary, Dorothy, Katherine and Mary. A young brother, Ernest, also survives.

  • Rank: Technician 5th Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 January 1924
  • Date of death: 13 September 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 757th Tank Battalion, 52nd Armored Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Bookwalter Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIII, Middle Panel
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