James Earl Hurst was born 2 May 1926
He was killed in action on 9 May 1945
Buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, TN

Served on the U.S.S. England (DE 635).

-Attended Knoxvillle High School
-Parents: Johnnie Carl and Mary Hurst, 114 W. Anderson St., Knoxville
-Sibling: Iva Hurst

The Knoxville Journal, March 10, 1949
Funeral services for James E. Hurst, 19, of 114 West Anderson Avenue, who was killed in action May 9, 1945, on Okinawa while serving with the Navy, will be held at Rose Chapel. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Hurst; sister, Mrs. Iva Tinsley; granmother, Mrs. J.A. Hurst, all of Knoxville. Hurst attended Knoxville High School where he was a member of the ROTC. He was assigned to the destroyer USS England at the time of his death. Interment will be in Lynnhurst Cemetery.

  • Rank: Seaman Second Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 2 May 1926
  • Date of death: 9 May 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS England (DE-635)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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