William Thomas Taylor was born on 9 April 1919, the son of William Taylor and Matilda Peters. Husband of Ola Belle Holsclaw and father of Chester Allen Taylor and Patricia Ann Taylor.

Cpl. William T. Taylor, was with Patton’s army when killed in action in Germany. He went into service May 22, 1944. He received basic training at Camp Shelby, Miss, and Fort Knox, Ky. Besides his wife and children, he was survived by his father, Will Taylor; five sisters, Mrs. Eula Greer, Mrs. Helen Williams, Mrs. Newman Linebaugh, Mrs. Cora ichols and Miss Emma Taylor; two brothers, Luther and Homer Taylor.

Buried at Happy Valley Cemetery, Elizabethton, TN

3rd Tank Battalion, Company B

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 9 April 1919
  • Date of death: 10 April 1945
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Elizabethton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 3rd Tank Battalion
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Happy Valley Cemetery, Elizabethton, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Bottom Panel
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