James Edward Medley
Mother: Mrs. Ella Marie Warwick, 306 8th Avenue, Fountain City, Knoxville

Seaman Medley was a member of the Naval Armed Guard shipped aboard the freighter Jack. On 31 May 1942 while in transit through the Caribbean, the Jack was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U 155 about 100 miles southewst of Haiti. Three of the nine-man armed guard were lost. The others were rescued by the U.S. submarine Grunion.

Memorialized at the East Coast Memorial, New York, NY

  • Rank: Seaman Second Class
  • Date of death: 31 May 1942
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USAT Jack
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: East Coast Memorial, New York, NY
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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