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.
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 15 October 1897
- Date of death: 6 June 1918
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Marine Corps
- Division/Assignment: 66th Company, 5th Marines, 2nd Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Battles: Belleau Wood, Toulons Sector, Aisne Defensive, Chateau Thierry Sector
- Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar IV, Top Panel
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