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First Name: Philip

Last Name: Lansdale

Birthplace: WA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Van Horne

Date of Birth: 15 February 1858

Date of Death: 01 April 1899

Rank or Rate: Lieutenant

Years Served:
Philip Van Horne Lansdale


Philip Van Horne Lansdale
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

Philip Van Horne Lansdale was born on 15 February 1858 in Washington.

A Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy on 1 April 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 all four men were overwhelmed and killed.


The USS Lansdale (DD-101), a Benson Class destroyer, was named in his honor.

Death and Burial

Lieutenant Philip Van Horne Lansdale was killed in action on 1 April 1899. He is buried at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma, CA.

Honoree ID: 2732   Created by: MHOH




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