William Eston Harmon was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was the son of Robert T. and Gordie E. Harmon. The brother of E. Parrett Harmon, S. Bernard Harmon, Ralph E. Harmon, Eustace H. Harmon, Robert Harmon. He was married to Laura Helen Hester and father of Thomas Aaron Harmon. He lived most of his life with Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Harmon, his uncle and aunt. Pvt Harmon enlisted on July 9, 1942, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Memorialized at Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge, England

The Knoxville Journal, March 12, 1943
Pvt. William Eston Harmon, 32, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Harmon of Martin Mill Pike, has been listed as missing at sea in the North Atlantic since Feb. 2, according to a telegram received from the War Department by his relatives on Feb. 12.
Private Harmon entered the U.S. Army on July 8 and was stationed with the Army Engineer Corps at Fort Belvoir, Va., and later sent to Boston, Mass. He made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Harmon since he was seven years old and attended Moreland Heights School.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 13 November 1909
  • Date of death: 3 February 1943
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Corps of Engineers
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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