Thomas “Tom” Robert West was born 17 November 1900 to Edward Axson West and Gypsy Lee Thayer. He was the brother of Thomas “Tom” Robert West. Pvt West enlisted on March 30, 1917, Company C, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. He was killed in action in Cantigny, France,29 May 1918. Buried

Oliver Springs brothers George and Thomas West enlisted in 1917 and died within two months of each other. Thomas was 17 when killed in action in May 1918 and George was 18 when he died in combat that July.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 17 November 1900
  • Date of death: 29 May 1918
  • County: Roane
  • Hometown: Oliver Springs
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: Company C, 28th Infantry, 1st Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Battles: Toul, Lorraine, Cantigny
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Oliver Springs Cemetery, Kelley Town, Roane County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar V, Top Panel
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