Biography: Schylor Worley was born on March 23, 1922 in Whitley City, Kentucky. He was the son of Luther Edward Worley and Rebecca Susan Hudson and attended local schools through the grammar levels.
His enlistment record indicates that he then worked in the processing of dairy products.
Service Time: Schylor entered the service on September 29, 1942, at Cincinnati, Ohio. At the time, he was living in Pulaski County, KY. After his initial training, he would have been assigned to an Army unit, unfortunately, very little is know about Schylor’s service time. His uniform indicates that he spent at least some time in a tank destroyer unit.
In the photo shown below right, you can see that the patch on his sleeve is not a tank destroyer patch so he may have been initially assigned to a non-TD unit.
After the war, Schylor returned to the U.S. and on December 5, 1945, he married the former Elsie May James, who went by May and is shown in the photo below. Schylor had met May while stationed in the United Kingdom and after the war, she traveled to the United States to be with him. The couple would sail from New York City and on April 21, 1947, they arrived in Southampton, which is a port city in the south of England. He and May made their home in Poole, Dorset, which is also in the south. They had two children, a daughter Janice, born in 1947 (only three weeks after arriving in England) and a son Alan in 1949.
Schylor worked in the town’s power station as a fitters mate and was affectionately known as “Yank” to his co-workers. In his spare time, he enjoyed cars and everything aeronautical, he even built his own gyrocopter, although it never left the ground. Like most of these veterans, he never spoke about his wartime experiences.
In February of 1986, May passed away and Schylor later married the former Eva Cox. Schylor passed away on March 18, 2004, and was cremated. I want to thank Schylor’s grandson, Chris, for providing the information and photos for this tribute.