PFC Robert E. McLemore was born in December 1890 in Petersburg, Virginia to Allison Steele and Emma Francis (Sandford) McLemore. His father worked as a box maker for a tobacco company. In 1910, Robert was working as a shoemaker.
After entering the Army, Robert was assigned to G Company 116th Infantry. He was assigned to that unit when it boarded the USS Finland and departed Hoboken, New Jersey for France on 15 Jun 1918. PFC McLemore was killed in action on 23 Oct 1918. His body was apparently not recoverable.
PFC McLemore is listed on the tablets of the missing in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.
Brother William Arrington McLemore may have served with F Troop 12th Cavalry in the Phillipines in 1907. Brother Charles Edward McLemore served as a PVT in G Company 163rd Infantry during the war.