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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1915

Vol. VI
p1766
5397

(Born N. Y.)

William S. T. Halcomb

(Ap'd N. Y.)

85

(William Sumner Teall Halcomb, Born March 12, 1893.)

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Aug. 1, 1911, to June 12, 1915, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Cavalry.

Served: In Brownsville District, Texas, with regiment, Sept. 12, 1915, to April 25, 1916; in Mexico with regiment to May 21; at Sierra Blanca, Texas, with regiment, May 25 to

(First Lieut., 6th Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

Oct. 4, 1916; at Marfa, Texas, commanding Motor Truck Company No. 11, to June 20, 1917, and with regiment to

(Transferred to Field Artillery, July 13, 1917)

(Captain of Field Artillery to Date May 15, 1917)

Aug. 1, 1917; at Leon Springs, Texas, commanding Battery, 21st Field Artillery, Aug. 4 to Nov. 4; at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, student officer at School of Fire for Field Artillery, Nov. 7, 1917, to Jan. 30, 1918; at Waco, Texas, with regiment, Feb. 18 to 26; en route to France March 4 to 24; at Le Valdahon, France, student officer at Artillery School, March 24 to

(Major of Field Artillery, National Army, July 3, 1918)

 p1767  July 8, 1918; in Vosges Sector, attached to 21st Field Artillery, July 25 to Aug. 3; in Vosges, Assistant G‑1, 5th Corps, to Aug. 30; at Nancy, commanding Battalion in St. Mihiel Offensive, Sept. 12 to 18; in Champagne Offensive, at Blanc Mont, Oct. 1 to 27; in Argonne-Meuse Operations, to Nov. 11; en route to Germany, Nov. 17 to Dec. 13, 1918; in Germany, commanding Battalion, to Feb. 25, 1919; at Le Valdahon, France, student officer at Field Artillery School, to March 25; at Fortress Ehrenbreitstein, Germany, commanding Battalion, to July 22; en route to U. S. to Aug. 4; at Camp Travis, Texas, commanding Battalion, and Director, 2nd Division Motor School, Sept. 12 to Dec. 1, 1919.

Resigned Dec. 1, 1919.

Twice cited and awarded Croix de Guerre with Palm.

Civil History. — Factory Superintendent, C. D. Durkee & Co., Staten Island, New York, Dec. 7, 1919.

Address: 149 Broadway, N. Y.

Vol. VII
p1086
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Croix de Guerre with Palm.

Captain of Field Artillery, May 15, 1917.

 p1087  Major of Field Artillery, National Army, July 3, 1918.

Resigned, Dec. 1, 1919.

Civil History: — Factory Superintendent, C. D. Durkee & Co., Staten Island, N. Y., Dec. 7, 1919, to 1921.

Address: 621 Pierce Ave., San Antonio, Tex.

Vol. VIII
p297
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj. F. A., Nat. Army, July 3, 1918.

Resigned, Dec. 1, 1919.

Vol. IX
p199
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Maj FA NA 3 Jul 18.

Resd 1 Dec 19.

Lt Col FA ORC 20‑35

Civil History: — Real Estate, sales property mgmt, 1 Aug 27–. 621 Pierce Ave San Antonio Tex

Died, Sept. 30, 1974: Aged 81.a

Buried, Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Halcomb 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 the placeholder page at WPAOG.


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