|Birth: ||May 22, 1920|
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1944|
John Henry Hammons was the son of George and Flora Mae (Finger) Hammons. From the age of two and up until he enlisted in the US Army on November 6, 1941 at Fort Oglethorpe in Georgia, he lived with his Aunt Martha and Uncle William Willocks, in Blount County, Tennessee. He worked at Walker's Store prior to his enlistment. Killed in action in Italy in December 1944, his remains were returned to the United States aboard the US Army Transport Lawrence Victory in November of 1948.
His obituary was published in the November 24, 1948 Maryville Enterprise [in Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee]:
Pvt. John H. Hammons, age 24, was killed December 26, 1944 in Northern Italy. He was serving with the 361st Infantry Division Medical Department. He made his home with his aunt, Mrs. W. E. Willocks, since he was two years old. Survivors include his father, George Hammons, Maryville; three sisters, Mrs. Otto Russell, Mrs. Lee Rogers and Miss Dorothy Hammons, all of Maryville; three brothers, James, Robert of Maryville, and Bill of Harriman; three aunts, Mrs. W. E. Willocks, Mrs. Della Gideon, and Mrs. McKinley Brewer; and uncle, Frank Finger, all of Maryville.
The body will arrive in Maryville Friday afternoon and will be taken to McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Sunday afternoon at 3:30 at Carpenter's Campground Methodist Church. VFW Post 5154 will have charge of services at the grave.
In memory of our beloved nephew
Pvt. John H. Hammons who was borned
at Oliver Springs Tenn. May 22, 1920.
A few years later he made his home
in Blount Co. Tenn. with his Uncle & Aunt
Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Willocks where he lived
until he enlisted in the U.S. Army
Nov. 6, 1941. He was Killed in Action
Dec. 26, 1944 in La Fahbrica Italy.
John H Hammons
Pvt 361 Inf
World War II
May 22 1922 Dec 26 1944
Note: Location of death should be La Fabbrica which is just outside of Bologna. It is misspelled on his stone. His year of birth is incorrect on his military marker. Some records show the surname as Hammonds.
Carpenters Campground Cemetery
Maintained by: J.Sullivan
Originally Created by: Dale Morton (inactive)
Record added: Jan 30, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5180521