|courtesy of Doc Wilson|
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.