Wednesday, July 25, 2018

PVT Alphus C. Robey

courtesy of Doc Wilson
PVT Alphus C. Robey was born 5 Jan 1895 in Alexandria, Virginia the 3rd of 6 children of Alpheus and Anne Elizabeth (Miller) Robey.  His father was a waterman and Alphus followed him into that work. The family lived at 114 Duke Street in Alexandria.

Alphus enlisted in G Company 1st Virginia Infantry and served on the Mexican border and was then one of those men assigned D Company 1st Virginia before it was reorganized as part of H Company 116th Infantry.  He trained with H Company at Camp McClellan and Anniston, Alabama.  He sailed with the unit from Hoboken, New Jersey with H Company on 15 Jun 1918 aboard the USS Finland.  PVT Robey was accidentally shot and killed on 25 Jul 1918. 

PVT Robey was repatriated and re-interred in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Older brother, Walter Everett Robey, served as a PFC in H Company with Alphus. Walter died in 1958 and is buried in Alexandria National Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia.

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