Onva Kaywood Phillips
Born 10 April 1894, New River, Tennessee
Died 21 January 1919 in France
114th Field Artillery, 30th Tenn. Division, Supply Company
Onva Phillips entered the service at Camp Gordon on 18 September 1917. He is buried at Phillips Cemetery, Scott County, Tennessee.
Waggoner Onva K Phillips was killed when the regiment was moving from Trondes to the Le Mans area in preparation to coming home. The train which he was traveling on wrecked due to lack of air brakes. 19 men were killed in the accident. The cars were equipped with air brakes, but a French caboose was attached next to the engine and there was no air connections with the freight cars. The wreck occurred near Manois, France.