Stanley Fairwick Jones
Memorialized at Manila American Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
Wife: Mrs. Eula Masser Jones, Rt 3, Knoxville and Daughter: Vivian Faye Jones

Died aboard the USS Indianapolis.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 15, 1945:
Stanley Farwick Jones, seaman first class, number one draftee from Knox County, was on the ill-fated Indianapolis and has been reported “missing in action in the Pacific,” according to word received by his wife and mother, Mrs. Sarah Jones, Route 3, Vestal. Seaman Jones draft number was 158, the first number drawn from the fishbowl to determine the first men in the national draft. He, therefore, was the first draftee from his draft board – No. 4. Seaman Jones was one of six brothers in service, five of whom were in the Navy. He entered service in January, 1944, having been formerly employed by Jefferson Woolen Mills. He had been in five major battles. The 29-year old sailor was home on furlough in May, visiting with his wife and two small daughters, Barbara and Faye.
Of his five brothers who were in service, three have been honorably discharged – Alexander, Maynard and Warren. The latter was the only one in the Army. Seaman Robert O. and Seaman John R. Jones are both still in service. Another brother, Major Jones, lives at Beverly Hills. There are also two sisters, Mrs. Claude Perkins, Luttrell, and Mrs. D.S. Chamberlain, Atlanta, Ga.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, October 10, 1945:
Two Knoxvilllians were aboard the ill-fated Indianapolis which was lost last summer. They are: Seaman First Class Stanley Farwick Jones, husband of Mrs. Eula Masser Jones of Vestal; and Seaman Second Class Glenn E. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs Henry Miller, Holston Drive, and husband of Mrs. Goldier Potter Miller, 2527 Wilson Avenue.

  • Rank: Seaman Second Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 12 December 1915
  • Date of death: 30 July 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Indianapolis
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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