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Robert Henry Phillips

Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Town/Village: East Norwich, (Nassau County) Long Island, New York
Civil Parish: Ballinalee
Catholic Parish: Ballinalee
Country: U.S.A.
Alternative Address: Ballinalee, Co. Longford; Fort Slocum, New York.
Census 1901: N/A
Census 1911: N/A
Regiment/Unit: US National Guard, 48 Battalion, "C" Company; [2nd Artillery, L Battery & 6th Cavalry Troop E]
Regiment Number:
Date of Death:

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.

Link to Civil Record of Birth (please ensure web address ends in .pdf); link to Fold 3 WW1 officers cards (paid subscription site)

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