Robert Meglaughlin was born about 1907 in Northern Ireland. Robert emigrated to the United States. He enlisted in New York.he was working as a construction foreman. Private Robert McLaughlin was serving with 109th Engineer Combat Battalion, 34th Infantry Division in Italy when he was killed on 5th November 1943. At that time he was checking for mines and booby-traps in an area Southwest of Santa Maria Olivetto when he stood on an S Mine.