John Eldredge Lewis was born 17 November 1917 to John Luther Lewis and Addie Belle Prater Tupper. His brothers and sisters were Elsie Juanita Lewis, Estell Lewis, Clifford F. Lewis, Thelma Lewis, Garland F. Lewis, Garlos Hadden Lewis, Veia Athie Lewis and Charles E. Lewis. His father remarried with Minnie K. Stephens and his mother remarried with Bailey Tupper in 1933.
Pfc. Lewis was killed in Action 13 December 1944 on Leyte, the Philippines.
305th Infantry Regiment, Company G
Crossville Chronicle, February 1, 1945
John Eldredge Lewis, son of John Lewis of Clarkrange, was killed in action Dec. 13, 1944. He was 27 years of age Nov. 24, 1944. He had completed more than 2 years service in the Infantry. Most of his service was in Burmuda, and later in Hawaii, Guam and the Philipines. There on the island of Leyte he met his death as an infantryman fighting until his last hour.
He is survived by his father, three brothers and four sisters; his mother, Mrs. Addie Tuper; his step-mother; three half-sisters and three half-brothers. His brother, Garland, had been in the armed services since 1941, and overseas for 28 months, was home when the message telling of his death arrived. He reported to Miami, Fla., for reassignment, this week.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 17 November 1917
- Date of death: 13 December 1944
- County: Anderson
- Hometown: Clinton
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 305th Infantry Regiment
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Taylor Chapel Cemetery, Clinton, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Top Panel
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