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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1912

Vol. VI
p1570
5025

(Born Mass.)

Lewis A. Nickerson

(Ap'd Mass.)

8

(Lewis Andrews Nickerson, Born July 17, 1890.)

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, March 2, 1908, to June 12, 1912, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Coast Artillery Corps.

Served: At Fort Monroe, Va., to Dec. 11, 1912; at Fort Andrews, Mass., Dec. 25, 1912, to Aug. 20, 1915; at U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department of Philosophy, Aug. 24 to

(First Lieut., Ordnance Department, by Detail, Nov. 2, 1915)

Dec. 23, 1915; at Sandy Hook Proving Ground, N. J., Jan. 1 to

(First Lieut., Coast Artillery Corps, July 1, 1916)

Aug. 23, 1916; at U. S. Military Academy, Assistant Professor, Department of Ordnance and Gunnery, to May 14, 1917;

(Captain, Coast Artillery Corps, May 15, 1917)

at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Ordnance, May 15, 1917, to

(Captain, Ordnance Department, by Detail, June 23, 1917)

(Major, Ordnance Department, National Army, Jan. 12, 1918)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance Department, U. S. A., Oct. 4, 1918)

March 1, 1919; at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., March 2, 1919, to ––––

Vol. VII
p932
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Lieutenant‑Colonel, Temporary, Ordnance Department, Oct. 4, 1918.

At Watertown, Mass., Mar. 2, 1919, to

(Returned to Grade of Captain, June 30, 1920)

(Transferred to Ordnance Department, July 1, 1920.)

(Major, Ordnance Department, July 1, 1920)

Oct. 1, 1920; at Cambridge, Mass., student officer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oct., 1920, to June 20, 1921, when he was graduated and awarded degree of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering; leave of absence to Sept. 1, 1921; at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Sept. 1, 1921, to Oct. 10, 1922; at Boston, Mass., Ordnance Officer, 1st Corps Area, Oct. 11, 1922, to Oct. 1, 1923; at Cambridge, Mass., Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oct. 1, 1923, to Oct. 20, 1923; at Watertown, Mass., Assistant Commandant, The Ordnance School, Oct. 21, 1923, to July 5, 1927; leave of absence and en route to Panama Canal Department, July 6, 1927, to July 28, 1927; at Corozal, Canal Zone, Ordnance Section, Panama Pacific General Depot, July 28, 1927, to Nov. 26, 1929; en route to United States, Nov. 26, 1929, to Dec. 3, 1929; at Washington, D. C., student officer, Army Industrial College, Dec. 4, 1929, to June 20, 1930; at Washington, D. C., Office, Assistant Secretary of War, June 21, 1930, to ––––

Vol. VIII
p246
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Maj., Ord. Dept., July 1, 1920.)

At Washington, D. C., O., Asst. Secty. of War, June 21, 1930 to June 20, 1933; at Benicia Arsenal, Calif., July 8, 1933 to

(Lt.‑Col. Ord. Dept., Aug. 1, 1935)

Sept. 1, 1935; comdg. Benicia Arsenal, to June 28, 1938; at Ft. Sill, Okla., Ord. Off., Aug. 31, 1938, to ––––

Vol. IX
p155
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: — Ft Sill Okla, OO, 31 Aug 38 —

(Col AUS 1 Nov 40)

— 30 Sep 41; Baltimore Md, OO 3 CA, 6 Oct 41 —

(Col OD 1 Jan 42)

9 Feb 42; Brooklyn NY, OO NYPOE, 14 Feb 42-20 Jan 43; Chambersburg Pa, CO Letterkenny Ord Dep, — Apr 43; Ogden Utah, CO Ogden Arsenal, — Oct 43; Baltimore Md, CO Curtis Bay Ord Dep, — 20 Oct 46; Benicia Calif, CO Benicia Arsenal and Stockton Sub‑Dep, 13 Nov 46 —

MS ME MIT, 21

Died, Feb. 18, 1954, at San Diego, Cal.: Aged 63.a

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Nickerson 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 and place of his death are from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.


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