CPL George Clayton Smiley

CPL George Clayton Smiley

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 23 Dec 1944 (aged 20)
Hotton, Arrondissement de Marche-en-Famenne, Luxembourg, Belgium
Burial Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Plot PLOT F1765
Memorial ID 53979341 · View Source
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Son of David D. Smiley and Alice M. Sedrign Smiley.

George, who resided at 304 King Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Corporal and tank gunner with Company F, 32nd Armored Regiment, Third Armored Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on May 21, 1942 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He noted that he was residing in New Castle County, Delaware at the time of his enlistment. It is unknown why his tombstone notes "New Jersey".

He was "Killed In Action" in Belgium during the war.

He had served in the Army for two years and seven months at the time of his death and was decorated with th Croix de Guerre, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.

Service # 12047519

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Delaware

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 22 Jun 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 53979341
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL George Clayton Smiley (31 Jan 1924–23 Dec 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 53979341, citing Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .