Arthur Calvan Phillips was the son of Bruce Walter Phillips and Nancy Maude Brown. He was the brother of Ralph Phillips who is also buried at the same cemetery.

Sgt Phillips was killed in action. He was initially buried at Sainte-Mère-Eglise #2 Cemetery at Carentan, France and reburied at Brittany American Cemetery, St. James (Manche), France, D, 18, 12.

The Grenville Sun, October 24, 1944
Sgt. Arthur Phillips, was reported killed in action in France on July 19th. He entered the service in July, 1943 and received his training at Camp Wolters, Texas.
He is a son of the late Bruce W. Phillips. Since the death of his father he had made his home with his uncle, Mr. John Phillips, of Chuckey. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Maude Graham, of Rockford, Ill., one sister, Mrs. J.W. Rose of Greene County, two brothers, Ralph Phillips of the U.S. Army and somewhere overseas and Guy Phillips, also of Rockford, Ill. Sgt Phillips was a grandson of  Mr. J.W. Phillips of Greene County.

The Greeneville Sun, December 28, 1944
Two brothers, Pvt. Ralph Phillips, 19, and Pvt Arthur Phillips, 20 have been reported as killed in action in the European Theatre. Pvt Ralph Phillips was killed November 14 in France. He entered the servicee fourteen months ago and had been overseas since August. The other brother was reported killed on July 19. He had been in the service three years.
The brothers are nephews of Mr. R.E. Phillips and sons of the late Bruce W. Phillips, a veteran of World War I.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 27 March 1923
  • Date of death: 19 July 1944
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Chuckey
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Brittany American Cemetery, St. James (Manche), France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Bottom Panel
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