Robert Lee Ely was born 14 December 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was wounded in action on 6 June 1918 and died of his wounds on 20 June. He went missing on that date at Belleau Wood, France. He is commemorated at the Aisne-Marne Cemetery in France.


Private Ely enlisted in the marines in Chattanooga on December 14, 1917.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 December 1894
  • Date of death: 20 June 1918
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 5th USMC Regiment, 2nd Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Battles: Toulond Sector, Aisne Defensive, Chauteau Thierry Sector, Belleau Wood
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar III, Middle Panel
  • Contact us to sponsor Robert L. Ely

Image Gallery

Click a thumbnail below to view at full size.

Submit more information on this veteran →