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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1894

Vol. IV

(Born N. Y.)

Edward Philip O'Hern

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 17, 1890 to June 12, 1894, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut. of Artillery, 3d Artillery, June 12, 1894)

Served: in Department of the East, from June 12, 1894 until Oct. 20, 1896. — In the Department of California to April 19, 1898. — In the field, from April 19, 1898 to Jan. 14, 1899 (in the campaigns in Cuba and Puerto Rico, from July 3, 1898 to Dec. 1, 1899). — Participated in the engagement of Asomanto Mountain, Puerto Rico, Aug. 12, 1898. — Served in the Department of the Missouri, Jan. 14, 1899 to ––––

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 3d Artillery, March 2, 1899)

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Oct. 23, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: In the Department of the Missouri, Jan. 14, 1899 to Nov. 22, 1899; Assistant to Chief of Ordnance, War Department, Washington, D. C., to July 31, 1900; duty, Watertown Arsenal, Mass., and in charge armament of fortifications, Northern Armament District, to Nov. 15, 1902; Sandy Hook Proving Ground, N. J., to Aug. 22, 1905.

(Captain, Ordnance, Jan. 19, 1904)

— At Military Academy, in Department of Ordnance and Gunnery, from Aug. 23, 1905; Senior Assistant Instructor, to April 21, 1906; Instructor (with rank of Major), to May 14, 1906; Senior Assistant Instructor, to Oct. 3, 1907; temporary duty, Sandy Hook Proving Ground, July 1 to July 31, 1906 and July 12 to Aug. 17, 1907; Acting Professor, Ordnance and Gunnery, from October 4, 1907 to March 1, 1908; Senior Assistant Instructor, to April 10, 1908; Professor of Ordnance and Science of Gunnery (with rank of Lieutenant-Colonel), to Aug. 21, 1908; Acting Professor, Provisional Department of English and History, at Military Academy, from time of its organization, Jan. 30, 1908 to Aug. 31, 1908; commanding Detachment of Ordnance and Assistant to Professor of Ordnance and Science of Gunnery, from Aug. 21, 1908 to Aug. 13, 1909.

(Major of Ordnance, Oct. 31, 1908)

— In command New York Arsenal, as Armament Officer, Central Armament District, and Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of the East, June 30 to July 31, 1909; Assistant to Chief of Ordnance, Washington, D. C., Aug. 13, 1909 to ––––

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

(Born Feb. 28, 1872.)

Military History. —

Major, Ordnance Department, Oct. 31, 1908.

At Washington, D. C., Assistant to Chief of Ordnance, Head of Gun and Artillery Ammunition Division, Member of Joint Army and Navy Board on Smokeless Powder for Cannon, Member of Joint Army and Navy Board on Specifications for Gun Steel, Aug. 13, 1909, to Jan. 31, 1915; at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., Superintendent Army Gun Factory to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance Department, May 15, 1917)

May 28, 1917; at Washington, D. C., Assistant to Chief of Ordnance, Head of Design Section, Gun and Artillery Ammunition Division, May 29, 1917, to Jan. 2, 1918; en route to France to

(Colonel of Ordnance, National Army, Jan. 8, 1918)

Jan. 24, 1918; at General Hdqrs. American Expeditionary Forces, Assistant to Chief Ordnance Officer, Jan. 25 to March 15, 1918; Chief Ordnance Inspector of Artillery on Staff of Chief of Artillery, to July 31, 1918; Chief Ordnance Officer, First Army, A. E. F., to Oct. 28; in that capacity participated in campaigns of Aisne-Marne, Aug. 1‑6; St. Mihiel, Sept. 12‑16; and Meuse-Argonne, Sept. 20 to Nov. 3, 1918; Assistant to Chief Ordnance Officer, A. E. F., Nov. 3, 1918, to Jan. 21, 1919: en route to U. S. to Feb. 4; at Washington, D. C., Assistant to Chief of Ordnance, to March 7, 1919; at Benicia Arsenal, Cal., commanding Arsenal, Armament Officer, Western Armament District and Chief Ordnance Officer, Western Department, March 12, 1919 to ––––

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

Military History: —

Colonel of Ordnance, National Army, Jan. 8, 1918.

At Benicia Arsenal, Calif., commanding Arsenal, Mar. 12, 1919, to Aug. 12, 1923;

Returned to Grade of Lieutenant-Colonel, June 30, 1920.

Colonel of Ordnance, July 1, 1920.

at Boston, Mass., Headquarters, 1st Corps Area, Corps Area Ordnance Officer, Sept. 10, 1923, to Aug. 16, 1926; at Washington, D. C., student officer, Army War College, Aug. 20, 1926, to July 8, 1927, when he was graduated; name placed on General Staff Corps eligible list, July 16, 1928; at Presidio of San Francisco, Calif., Headquarters, 9th Corps Area, Corps Area Ordnance Officer, Aug. 12, 1927, to ––––

Service Medals: Victory Medal with 4 battle clasps, for service in campaigns, Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel, Argonne, and in quiet sector; Officier de L'Etoile Noire, French.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Col. Ord. Dept., July 1, 1920.)

At Presidio of San Francisco, Calif, Hq., 9th C. A., C. A. Ord. Off., Aug. 12, 1927, to June 2, 1933; at Honolulu, T. H., Ord. Off., Hawaiian Dept. and C. O., Hawaiian Ord. Depot, June 8, 1933 to Feb. 6, 1936; patient at Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., Feb. 12 to Feb. 28, 1936;

(Col. Ret., Feb. 29, 1936. Disability in line of duty.)

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

Military History: —

Col Ret 29 Feb 36.

Died Oakland Calif 15 Nov 45: Aged 73.

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

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