Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch, New Zealand

Photo Captured by C. Purvis, March 2005

Honoring those who “Gave Their All” in World War I and World War II.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Tombstone Tuesday~Robert A. Brock, Killed in Action

B. 25 Mar. 1895 
D. 18 Oct. 1918

Robert A. Brock  was born 22 March 1895, a son of William Tillman “Bill” Brock (1854-1913) and Martha Parker (1860-1936). He was the 5th of seven children borne to Bill and Martha.  

Robert A. Brock was drafted and called to serve his country in World War I.
He reported to mobilization County on September 14, 1917.
He was Killed-in-Action (KIA) during battle on October 16, 1918 in France.
His memorial is at Zoar United Methodist Church in Brock’s Mill, Chesterfield South Carolina.

 In the Casualty List.
Casualty list of this morning contains the following: W. J. West, Kershaw; T. J. Langley, Lancaster; F. O. Gaskins, Chesterfield; H. P. Terrell,  Cheraw; R. B. Coward, McBee; Robert Brock, Chesterfield, killed in action. - The Lancaster News - 3 Dec 1918 - Page 7, column 1

I feel certain the Robert’s body was returned home and buried here with his family. A check of the  Somme American Cemetery and Memorial found no Memorial for Robert. This cemetery contains the bodies of American Soldiers killed during battle in France.

Robert A. Brock was my 1st Cousin twice Removed.


1. Info provided by M. Rodgers

2. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, ( : accessed 3 March 2023); Memorial page for Robert Brock; (25 March 1895–16 October 1918); Find a Grave memorial # 32096748, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA

3. "WWI Causality List - Robert A. Brock," Battle, wounded and killed, The Lancaster News, Lancaster, South Carolina, 3 December 1918, Page 7, column 1; Digital On-Line Archives, ( : viewed, transcribed 3 March 2023);

4. Tombstone photos Curtesy of Julious Burr.