Private First Class Lawrence Bayless was assigned to the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. At the time of his death the Division was involved in fighting at the Prum River, Germany, forcing a crossing. He was killed in action on 1 March 1945 and is interred at H,15,8 Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of death: 1 March 1945
- County: McMinn
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
- Burial/Memorial Location: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Bottom Panel
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