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Sgt Elzie E. Anness

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Sgt Elzie E. Anness

Birth
Stringtown, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Death
27 Jan 1943 (aged 21)
Japan
Burial
Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID
66163694 View Source

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.


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.


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  • Maintained by: kay
  • Originally Created by: JimO
  • Added: 26 Feb 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 66163694
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66163694/elzie-e-anness: accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Elzie E. Anness (4 Aug 1921–27 Jan 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 66163694, citing Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA; Maintained by kay (contributor 48151727).