Robert Lloyd Sterling was the son of Samuel A. and Martha I. Sterling. He was a farmer before he entered the service on 28 May 1918 at Maryville, TN. He received his training at Camp Pike in Little Rock, Arkansas and sailed to Europe August 15th. He was killed in action at Gesnes in France and initially buried in an isolated grave #1 at Romagne and later reinterred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 10 May 1895
- Date of death: 12 October 1918
- County: Blount
- Hometown: Maryville
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Company D, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Battles: Argonne, Verdun
- Burial/Memorial Location: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar II, Top Panel
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