Philip Van Horne Lansdale

Philip Van Horne Lansdale

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 1 Apr 1899 (aged 41)
Vailima, Tuamasaga, Samoa
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot Section F
Memorial ID 7569973 · View Source
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United States Naval Officer. A Lieutenant in the United States Navy, on April 1, 1899 he was ordered to quell a native uprising at Apia, Samoa led by Chief Mataafa. After quelling the uprising and returning to the cruiser "USS Philadelphia", his party was ambushed and he was seriously wounded in the fight. Unable to walk, he ordered his landing party to leave him. Three sailors refused to leave him and attempted to carry him to the cruiser. When this failed, they stood their ground and were overwhelmed and killed. The "USS Lansdale" (DD-101), a Benson Class destroyer, was named in his honor.

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  • Originally Created by: Curt Benge
  • Added: 12 Jun 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7569973
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Van Horne Lansdale (15 Feb 1858–1 Apr 1899), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7569973, citing Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .