William Luther Trent Jr. was born on 15 September 1921
He died on 31 October 1944 in France

Private First Class
15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd  Infantry Division, Company O

Brother of Clinton A. Trent who also died during WWII. They were the sons of William Luther Trent and Laura B. Robinson.

Rogersville Review, November 30, 1944
Mr. Luther Trent of Rogersville was notified a few days ago that her husband, Pfc. William Luther Trent was killed in France October 31st. Pfc. Trent has been in service since Dec. 2, 1942, and had served four months overseas. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Trent of Rogersville. His wife and small son live with her parents near Rogersville.

The Kingsport News, 10 December 1948
Trent Brothers. A joint funeral for PFC Luther Trent and Private Clinton A. Trent, sons of Mrs. Laura Trent, Rogersville will be held at the Rogersville Baptist Church Sunday at 2 p.m. The bodies arrived at Bull´s Gap on Tuesday afternoon, and will remain at the home of their mother until Saturday. In addition to their mother, they are survived by three brothers; Charlie of South Carolina; Bob and Clyde of Rogersville, and five sisters; Mrs. Ellis Stapleton, Mrs. Verdie Trent, Mrs. Minnie Christian, Mrs. Betty Arnold and Mrs. Ruth Shoulders, all of Rogersville. Luther Trent is also survived by a son, Luther Bruce Trent.


  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 15 September 1921
  • Date of death: 31 October 1944
  • County: Hawkins
  • Hometown: Rogersville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Highland Cemetery, Rogersville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Middle Panel
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