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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1895

Vol. IV

(Born N. D.)​1

David S. Stanley​2

(Ap'd at Large)


(David Sheridan Stanley)

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 17, 1890, to June 12, 1895, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut. of Infantry, 22d Infantry, June 12, 1895)

Served: Detailed by Secretary of War to follow course of instruction at L'Ecole de Cavalerie, Saumur, France, Aug. 8, 1896 to Jan. 10, 1898. — Acting Ordnance Officer, 1st Independent Division, May 12, 1898. Aide-de‑camp to Major-General Coppinger, U. S. Volunteers, June 5

(First Lieut. of Infantry, July 23, 1898)

to Oct. 11, 1898. — Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, 4th Army Corps, Aug. 15 to Oct. 11, 1898. — Acting Assistant Quartermaster, U. S. A., and on duty in connection with muster‑out of volunteers, Sept. 4 to Nov. 17, 1898. — Aide-de‑camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.J. H. Wilson, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 16 to Dec. 20, 1898. — On duty in Philippine Islands with regiment to ––––

(Assigned to 22d Infantry, Jan. 1, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: With regiment and en route to Philippine Islands, to March 3, 1899; in Philippine Islands, with regiment, from March 4, 1899 to June 1, 1899; sick in hospital, Manila, P. I., March 4, 1899 to April 1, 1899; Aide-de‑camp to Major-General E. S. Otis, June 1, 1899 to Oct. 20, 1899.

(Captain, Asst. Quartermaster, Aug. 13, 1900)

— Transport Quartermaster, Nov. 14, 1900 to Nov. 18, 1902; Assistant to Chief Quartermaster, Department of California, Nov. 18, 1902  p546 to Oct. 13, 1903; Quartermaster, temporarily, in addition to other duties, Presidio of California, March 4, 1903 to July 27, 1903; Assistant to Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Lakes, Oct. 26, 1903 to Nov. 14, 1904.

(Major and Quartermaster, Aug. 10, 1904)

— Chief Quartermaster, Department of Mindanao, Feb. 1, 1905 to Aug. 13, 1905; Depot Quartermaster, Manila, P. I., Sept. 1, 1905 to March 31, 1906; Acting Chief Quartermaster, Philippine Islands, Nov. 15, 1906 to May 5, 1907; Depot Quartermaster, St. Louis, Mo., June 15, 1907 to Aug. 10, 1907; Assistant to Quartermaster-General, Washington, D. C., Aug. 25, 1907 to –––––.

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

Military History. —

Major and Quartermaster, July 10, 1904.

At Washington, D. C., Assistant to Quartermaster-General, Aug. 25, 1907, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Deputy Quartermaster General, March 3, 1911)

 p739  May 24, 1912; at St. Louis, Mo., Depot Quartermaster, May 26, 1912, to May 15, 1917;

(Colonel, Quartermaster Corps, May 15, 1917)

reported to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Pershing at Washington, D. C., May 17; en route to France, May 28 to June 13; at St. Nazaire, France, commanding Base No. 1, American Expeditionary Forces, June 23 to July 16; Chief Quartermaster, Line of Communications, A. E. F., July 4 to Dec. 18; Base Quartermaster, Base No. 1, A. E. F., Dec. 19, 1917, to March 26, 1918; Base Quartermaster, Base No. 5, March 28, to Sept. 3; Chief of Staff, Base No. 5, A. E. F., Sept. 4 to Nov. 28; en route to U. S., Dec. 8 to 16, 1918; at St. Louis, Mo., Zone Supply Officer, Jan. 2, 1919, to ––––

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

(Born Sept. 10, 1872.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Quartermaster Corps, May 15, 1917.

At St. Louis, Mo., Zone Supply Officer, Jan. 2, 1919, to July 20, 1922.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 20, 1922,
At His Own Request After Over 30 Years' Service.


Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As chief quartermaster and chief of staff, Base Section No. 5, at Brest, France, by his great administrative ability, exceptional foresight and tireless energy, he handled numerous difficult problems of supply and transportation with unusual efficiency and success. In the performance of his great task he rendered services of conspicuous worth to the American Expeditionary Forces."

Civil History: — Quartermaster and Purchasing Officer, at U. S. Soldiers' Home, Washington, D. C., Sept. 16, 1923, to ––––

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., July 20, 1922.

Civil History: — Q. M., and Purchasing Off., at U. S. Soldiers' Home, Washington, D. C., Sept. 16, 1923, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Col Ret 20 Jul 22

Civil History: — Washington DC, QM and Purchasing Off at US Soldiers' Home, 16 Sep 23‑42.

Died, May 4, 1942, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 69.

Buried, U. S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC.

The Author's Notes:

1 The officer's return gives North Dakota; the Register, U. S. M. A., and the Army Register give Dakota.

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2 Son of Brigadier-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.David S. Stanley, U. S. A., who graduated U. S. M. A. in the class of 1852.

[Additional note in Vol. VIII:]

Son of Gen. David Sloane Stanley, Class of 1852; Grandson of Asst. Surgeon Gen. Joseph Jefferson Burr Wright, Medical Corps, 1833 to 1876.

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