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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1889

Vol. III
p429
3323

(Born Tex.)

William S. Graves

(Ap'd Tex.)

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Born Mount Calm, TX.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 15, 1884, p430to June 12, 1889, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, June 12, 1889.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Logan, Col., Sep. 30, 1889, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p487
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(William Sidney Graves)

Military History. — Served: Fort Logan, Colo., from Oct. 1, 1889 until Nov. 1, 1890. — Camp Pilot Butte, Wyo., from Nov. 3, 1890 until Oct., 1891. — Fort Logan, Colo., from Oct., 1891

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 6th Infantry, Nov. 19, 1896)

(Transferred to 7th Infantry, Nov. 23, 1896)

until July, 1897. — Commissary, Fort Logan, Colo., from Sept. 1, 1892 until June 30, 1896. — Served as Aide-de‑camp to General H. C. Merriam, from July 12 to –––––; Inspector Small-Arms Practice, Department of the Columbia, from Aug. 1, 1897 until Jan. 31, 1899. — Captain and Acting Judge Advocate, Department of the Columbia, from June 22, 1898 until Jan. 13, 1899. — Inspector Small-Arms Practice, and Acting Ordnance Officer, Department of Colorado, from Feb. 1, 1899. — Acting Adjutant-General, Department of Colorado, April 1, 1899 to ––––

(Captain of Infantry, 5th Infantry, Sept. 8, 1899)

(Transferred to 20th Infantry, Oct. 24, 1899)

Vol. V
p440
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Acting Adjutant-General, Department of Colorado, April 1, 1899 to Nov. 1, 1899; joined 20th Infantry, Manila, P. I., Dec. 26, 1899; at Fort Santiago and U. S. Custom House, Manila, P. I., from Dec. 26, 1899 to Feb. 5, 1901; in Abra, Ilocos Sur, and Lepanto Provinces, with permanent station at Candon Ilocos Sur, from Feb. 7, 1901 to July 10, 1901, which was during latter part of campaign against insurgents Tinio and Villamores;º in Santo Tomas, Ambulong and Talisay, Batangas Province, from July 20, 1901 to Feb. 1, 1902, the latter part of this service, Dec., 1901, and Jan., 1902, was during General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Bell's campaign against Malvar in Batangas Province; received the thanks of Brigade Commander, General J. F. Bell, for gallantry in action against insurgents at Caloocan, Batangas, P. I., Dec. 21, 1901; Provost Court, 3d Separate Brigade, Dec. 3, 1901 to Feb. 1, 1902; at Columbus, Ohio and Fort Sheridan, Ill., from April, 1902 to Nov. 24, 1903; in Manila, P. I., and at Fort William McKinley, P. I., from Jan. 1, 1904 to June 27, 1905; Adjutant-General, 1st Brigade and Post of Manila, Dec. 1, 1904 to Jan. 15, 1905; Regimental Quartermaster, 20th Infantry, Jan. 16, 1905 to March 31, 1905; at Cottabato, Mindanao, P. I. from July 1 to Oct. 13, 1905; commanded Reina Regente, Mindanao, P. I., from Oct. 14, 1905 to Feb. 20, 1906; at Monterey, Cal., from April 10, 1906 to Dec. 19, 1907; in San Francisco, from April 21, 1906 to May 10, 1906, which was after earthquake in San Francisco, April 18, 1906; general recruiting service, Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 20, 1907 to April 5, 1909; member of General Staff Corps, April 23, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p532
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(William Sidney Graves, Born March 27, 1865.)

Military History. —

Captain, 5th Infantry, Sept. 8, 1899.

Transferred to 20th Infantry, Oct. 24, 1899.

At Washington, D. C., member of General Staff, April 15, 1909, to

(Major, 26th Infantry, March 11, 1911)

(Assigned to 20th Infantry, April 1, 1912)

July 10, 1912; at Fort Douglas, Utah, with regiment, July 14, 1912, to Nov. 27, 1913; at El Paso, Texas, commanding Border Patrol, Nov. 29, 1913, to Aug. 12, 1914; at Washington, D. C., on duty in office of Chief of Staff, Aug. 15, 1914, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, July 1, 1916)

May 29, 1917; on confidential mission to Great Britain, Belgium and France, May 30 to

(Colonel of Infantry, June 30, 1917)

July 23, 1917; at Washington, D. C., Secretary, General Staff, July 24 to Dec. 17, 1917;

(Brigadier-General, National Army, Dec. 17, 1917)

Assistant to Chief of Staff, Dec. 18, 1917, to

(Major-General, National Army, June 26, 1918)

June 27, 1918; at Camp Fremont, Cal., commanding 8th Division, July 3 to Aug. 13, 1918; en route to Siberia and at Vladivostok, commanding American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, Aug. 14, 1918 to ––––

Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal.

p533 "For especially meritorious and conspicuous service as an executive assistant to the Chief of Staff and as commanding general of the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia."

Vol. VII
p292
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal.

Colonel of Infantry, June 30, 1917.

p293 Brigadier-General, National Army, Dec. 17, 1917.

Major-General, National Army, June 26, 1918.

En route to Siberia and at Vladivostok, commanding American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, Aug. 14, 1918, to

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Jan. 7, 1920.

Apr. 1, 1920; at Fort William McKinley, P. I., commanding post, Apr. 8 to

Returned to Grade of Brigadier-General, June 30, 1920.

Oct. 16; at Camp Dix, N. J., and at Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., commanding 1st Infantry Brigade, Dec. 17, 1920, to Apr., 1925; commanding 1st Division at Fort Wadsworth and at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., Dec., 1922, to July, 1925;

Major-General, U. S. A., July 11, 1925.

at Chicago, Ill., commanding 6th Corps Area, July, 1925, to Nov. 1, 1926; at Fort Amador, Canal Zone, commanding Panama Canal Division, Dec. 13, 1926, to Oct. 1, 1927; at Quarry Heights, C. Z., commanding Panama Canal Department, Oct. 2, 1927, to Apr. 1, 1928, when he was ordered home to await retirement.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 4, 1928,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Vol. VIII
p80
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., Sept. 4, 1928.

Awarded Czecho-Slovakia War Cross; China, Wen Hu or Striped Tiger; Italy, Commander Order Crown of Italy; Japan, Rising Sun Second Class.

Civil History: — Author of "America's Siberian Adventure", published 1931.

Died, Feb. 27, 1940, at Shrewsbury, N. J.: Aged 74.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1940.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Graves' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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