MERRILL'S MARAUDERS Lockner, John Howard

Date of death
30-Mar-1944

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Lockner
  • FORENAME
John Howard
  • UNIT
2 Bn (Green Combat Team)
  • RANK
Private
  • NUMBER
06948509
  • DATE OF DEATH
30th March 1944
  • AGE
31
  • GRAVESITE
Beals Cemetery,Erwin,Washington County,Tennessee
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Embreeville,Washington County,Tennessee
born 28.2.1913 Embreeville,Tennessee
son of Joseph Phillip and Mary (nee Tucker) Lockner
graduated Lamar High School
attended Washington College Academy (2 years)
employed by Embreeville Iron Works in civilian life
enlisted 19.7.1939
434 Infantry Regiment (Company I) 20.6.1941
Merrills Marauders
DOW India (received in Burma)
 
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mcox

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I believe your information to be mostly correct, but with errors. John Lockner died in the West Indies, Saint Lucia according to a historian who did research for the East Tennessee Veterans memorial. John was my Great Uncle and the dates are correct. I could be wrong, and you could be right--I'm just citing what the historian put together. For years the family thought John died in India, and that was the narrative. The historian was working for the Veterans association to put together a memorial in East Tennessee. He borrowed the image you have on the site from me. If you have good valid records that John served in Merrill's Marauders I would love to know this, and add it to my records.
 
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