Born in 1919 in Pruden, Kentucky
Enlisted on May 23, 1944, in Camp Shelby, MS
William Oscar (Dub) Pratt served with the 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Company B. He died of wounds suffered near Grosshau, Germany. He is buried in Trentville Cemetery, Knoxville, TN.
Parents: Henry O. and Nola Pratt
Siblings: Mildred H. Pratt, Henry O. Pratt, Burrel R. Pratt, James L. Pratt, and Fay L. Pratt
Husband of Martha Emaline Brewer
Children: Tommy O. Pratt, Arnold E. Pratt, Shirley Pratt Magaris, Nancy Pratt Lawson, William O. Pratt, Jr.
The Knoxville Journal, January 7, 1945
Pvt. William O. Pratt, 25, formerly of Strawberry Plains and the father of four children, was killed in action Dec. 3, his wife, Mrs. Martha Brewer Pratt, Route 6, Knoxville, has been informed by the War Department in Washington.
A son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Pratt of Strawberry Plains, Pvt Pratt had been in service six months and overseas only 16 days when he died on the battlefront. He is survived by his wife; parents; four children, Tommy Wayne, Arnold Eugene, Shirley Ross and Nancy Ann; a sister, Faye Pratt; four brother, H.O. Pratt Jr., James Lloyd, Donald Roy, all of Strawberry Plains, Tenn., and Cpl. Burl R. Pratt, in the U.S. Army in New Guinea. He was a son-in-law of W.D. Brewer, Mont Besta Road, Knoxville.
Private Pratt received his training at the U.S. Army Station at Camp Croft, S.C. and later was sent overseas.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 12 June 1918
- Date of death: 3 December 1944
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Trentville Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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