Samuel Stanhope Jones enlisted in the Marine Corps shortly after the declaration of war and was assigned to the 66th Company, 5th Regiment. After short training at Parris Island, SC, he went overseas in June 1917. He met his death on June 6, 1918, when the Marines stormed Belleau Wood.
He was born in 1897 in Jellico, Tennessee. He is buried at Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee, 19B, 3710. He was initially buried at the American Cemetery, Belleau, Aisne, France.