|Birth: ||Aug. 4, 1921|
Stringtown (Mercer County)
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 1943, Japan|
Sgt Elzie E. Anness was a Kentucky National Guardsman called to federal service as a member of D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. He was reassigned to HQ Company at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Anness fought on Bataan during the Japanese conquest of the Philippine Islands and took part in the Bataan Death March. He was held as a Prisoner of War at Camp O'Donnell and Cabanatuan and sent to Japan on a "Hell Ship".
He became ill with dysentery while a POW at Tanagawa POW Camp in Japan where he died.
Elzie Anness's final resting place is unknown, so his family had a memorial headstone placed at Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
For more information, go to:
Proviso East High School Bataan Commemorative Research Project
Spring Hill Cemetery
Created by: JimO
Record added: Feb 26, 2011
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