William Edwin Neil served on the USS Rowan (DD405). The USS Rowan was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean. William Neil was officially declared dead on 12 September 1944.

Memorialized at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy. He also has a memorial stone in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport, TN (Section D).

Mother: Mrs. Nora Elva Neil, Rt 2, Kingsport, TN

  • Rank: Machinists Mate Third Class
  • Date of death: 11 September 1943
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Rowan (DD405)
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Middle Panel
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