Benjamin (Ben) Weeks Elbon was born in Cleveland, Bradley County in Tennessee to Benjamin W. and Mollie Elbon. He entered the service at Chattanooga and received training at Camp Sevier before sailing to Europe on May 11, 1918.
He was killed in action 7 October 1918, at Nauroy in France, at the age of 24. Ben Elbon was originally buried at Bony, Aisne, France, Grave 6, Row 1, Plot A. He is buried at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, S, 14115
Picture from the Chattanooga Sunday Times Memorial Supplement, 25 May 1919