William Houston Cruze was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Andrew Cruze and Florence Oleva Columber

Buried at Manila American Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines (Plot:A Row:11 Grave: 37)

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, February 28, 1945
Pvt. William Huston Cruze was killed in action Feb. 5 in Luzon, his wife, Mrs. Canzada Rudder Cruze, has been notified. Pvt. Cruze had been overseas since May, 1943, and was stationed in New Guinea until Jan. 9, when he was sent to the Philippines. He received his training in Stoney Field, S.C. and Van Dorn, Miss. The 32-year old soldier was a member of Second Methodist Church. Surviving besides his wife, are his mother, Mrs. Florence Cruze, and two sisters, Miss Lillian Cruze and Mrs. Dorothy Trentham, all of Knoxville.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 10 June 1912
  • Date of death: 5 February 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 20th Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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