Private Robert Lee Brock was born April 5, 1888, in Mascot, TN. Prior to the war he was employed by American Zinc Company of Mascot as a miner. He was also a Private with the Coast Artillery for six years.
Robert L. Brock, a member of Company D, 117th Infantry, 30th Division, received his military training at Camp Sevier, SC. Sailed for France on May 11, 1918, and as a member of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) took part in all engagements of his unit until killed October 8, 1918, in the battle of Busigny.
He is memorialized at the Tablets of the Missing at Somme American Cemetery and Memorial, Somme, Picardie, France.
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 5 April 1888
- Date of death: 8 October 1918
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Straw Plains
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Company D, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Battles: Busigny
- Burial/Memorial Location: Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar IV, Top Panel
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