Robert Henry Phillips
|Town/Village:||East Norwich, (Nassau County) Long Island, New York|
|Alternative Address:||Ballinalee, Co. Longford; Fort Slocum, New York.|
|Regiment/Unit:||US National Guard, 48 Battalion, "C" Company; [2nd Artillery, L Battery & 6th Cavalry Troop E]|
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Robert was born in Ballinalee on the 6 July 1867. He was named after his father who was a sub-constable stationed in Ballinalee at the time of Robert's birth. He had a number of siblings including one elder brother William and a younger brother Thomas, who were both born in Ballinalee.
He later emigrated to the United States in c.1891 ans seemingly enlisted with the US Army for the first time in December the same year. Robert became a naturalised citizen on 26 May 1896.
Robert seemingly remained a career soldier for most of his life, serving in a number of conflicts including the Spanish-American War with the 2nd Artillery.
Robert served with the US Guard during WW1 and was stationed both at Camp Dix in New Jersey and Morgan in NJ. He was discharged from war service in December 1918, but nevertheless remained with the Army.
|Parents Names:||Son of Robert Phillips and Susan (née Stockdale), Ballinalee|
|Notes:||*Shipping manifest for the Camaronia departing Glasgow in July 1912.|