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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1908

Vol. V
p812
4655

(Born Ky.)

Thomas J. Smith

(Ap'd Ky.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 16, 1904 to Feb. 14, 1908, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., 4th Field Artillery)

Served: On graduating leave, to May 14, 1908; at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Dec. 10, 1909; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., from Dec. 14, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p1346
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Thomas Jefferson Smith, Born Aug. 18, 1885.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 4th Field Artillery, Feb. 14, 1908.

At Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., Dec. 14, 1909, to July 18, 1910; on leave of absence to Aug. 19, 1910; at U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department of Modern Languages, Aug. 22, 1910, to

(First Lieut., 4th Field Artillery, March 11, 1911)

(First Lieut., Ordnance Department, by Detail, June 20, 1911)

June 20, 1911; at Watertown Arsenal, Mass., June 20, 1911, to June 20, 1912; at Sandy Hook Proving Ground, N. J., to

(Captain, Ordnance Department, by Detail, June 20, 1913)

June 20, 1914; at Augusta Arsenal, Ga., to Aug. 10, 1914; in Panama Canal Zone, supervising installation and proof-firing armament, Coast Defenses of Panama, Aug. 21, 1914, to June 20, 1915, when he was relieved from detail in Ordnance Department;

(Assigned to 4th Field Artillery, June 20, 1915)

on leave of absence, July 1 to Sept. 1, 1915; at Texas City, Texas, to Sept. 25, 1915; at Fort Bliss, Texas, Sept. 30, 1915, to Feb. 16, 1916;

(Transferred to 2d Field Artillery, March 6, 1916)

en route to Philippines, March 6 to April 15, 1916; at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., to June 15, 1916; en route to U. S., to

p1347 (Captain, Ordnance Department, by Detail, June 20, 1916)

(Captain of Field Artillery, July 1, 1916)

July 15, 1916; at Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, Pa., July 21, to Dec. 18, 1916; at Rochester, N. Y., Inspector of Ordnance at Bausch & Lomb's Optical Co., Dec. 19, 1916, to

(Major, Ordnance Department, by Detail, June 25, 1917)

(Major, Temporary, Field Artillery, Aug. 5, 1917)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance Dept., National Army, Jan. 10, 1918)

March 19, 1918; Inspection Manager, Rochester Ordnance District, to July 1, 1918; at Washington, D. C., with Personnel Group, Administration Division, Ordnance Department, to Sept. 9, 1918; Chief of Personnel Group, Sept. 10, to

(Colonel, Ordnance Department, U. S. A., Oct. 19, 1918)

Nov. 7, 1918; in office of Chief of Ordnance, with Artillery Division, Fire Control Section, Nov. 29 to Dec. 21, 1918; in office of Director of Arsenals, Dec. 21, 1918, to Feb. 1, 1919; in office of Inspector of Ordnance Establishments, Feb. 1, 1919, to ––––

Vol. VII
p786
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, Temporary, Ordnance Department, Oct. 19, 1918.

At Washington, D. C., in office of Inspector of Ordnance Establishments, Feb. 1, 1919, to July 1, 1919; at San Francisco, Calif., Department Ordnance Officer, Western Department, July 28, 1919, to Feb. 20, 1920; temporary duty, Headquarters Western Department, Feb. 20, 1920, to Apr. 30, 1920; at Honolulu, Hawaii, Department p787Ordnance Officer and Commanding Officer, Hawaiian Ordnance Depot, May 6, 1920, to

Returned to Grade of Major, Apr. 3, 1920.

(Relieved From Ordnance Department, June 4, 1920.)

Returned to Grade of Captain, June 4, 1920.

Major of Field Artillery, July 1, 1920.

(Transferred to Ordnance Department, Aug. 21, 1920.)

June 7, 1923; at Benicia, Calif., Commanding Officer, Benicia Arsenal, July 17, 1923, to July 6, 1925; at Washington, D. C., student officer, Army Industrial College, Sept. 1, 1925, to Feb. 1, 1926, when he was graduated; at Washington, D. C., Chief, Ammunition Division, Technical Staff, Office of Chief of Ordnance, Feb. 1, 1926, to Aug. 15, 1926; Chief, Ammunition Division, Manufacturing Service, Office, Chief of Ordnance, Sept. 3, 1926 to June 23, 1930; at Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, N. J., Chief of Manufacturing Operations, July 29, 1931, to ––––

Vol. VIII
p201
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Major, F. A., July 1, 1920.

(Transferred to Ord. Dept., Aug. 21, 1920.)

At Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, N. J., C. of Mfg. Operations, July 29, 1930 to

(Lt.‑Col., Ord. Dept., Nov. 21, 1931)

Dec. 31, 1932; C. of Tech. Group, Jan. 1, 1933 to Dec. 31, 1933; at Springfield, Mass., C. O., Springfield Armory, Jan. 2, 1934 to

(Col., Ord. Dept., Oct. 1, 1936)

Aug. 31, 1938.

(Col. Ret., Aug. 31, 1938. Disability in Line of Duty.)

Vol. IX
p122
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Col Ret 31 Aug 38

Civil History. — 1357 State St Bowling Green Ky

Died May 13, 1954.a

Buried, Fairview Cemetery #1, Bowling Green, KY.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Smith died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date of his death is from his tombstone (q.v.).


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