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.

  • Rank: Waggoner
  • Date of birth:
  • 10 April 1894
  • Date of death: 21 January 1919
  • County: Scott
  • Hometown: New River
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: Supply Company, 114th Field Artillery, 30th Tenn. Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Battles: St. Mihiel, Argonne, Wouvre
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Phillips Cemetery, Scott County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar V, Top Panel
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