Robert Taylor Burgess was killed in action October 8, 1918, in battle near Premont, France. He was a member of Company I, 117th Infantry, from his enlistment on September 2, 1917. He went through the training period at Camp Sevier, SC, and in France. In the fighting in Belgium, he was unscathed. His rank was Sergeant.
He was born In Athens, Tennessee, son of Martha Elizabeth Patterson. He died at the age of 21.