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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1899

Vol. IV

(Born Neb.)

Halsey E. Yates

(Ap'd Neb.)


Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 15, 1895 to Feb. 15, 1899, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to

(Second Lieut. of Infantry, 5th Infantry, Feb. 15, 1899)

 p663  Served: With regiment at Santiago, Cuba, April 25 to July 17, 1899; at Socorro, Cuba, to Aug., 1899; at Songo, Cuba, to Oct., 1899; at Santiago, Cuba, to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At Santiago, Cuba, to July, 1900.

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Sept. 7, 1900)

— With regiment in the Philippines, Sept., 1900 to June, 1902; Instructor at the U. S. Military Academy, in the Department of Law, Aug. 20, 1902 to Aug. 15, 1906.

(Captain, 17th Infantry, Aug. 15, 1906)

— In Cuba, Oct., 1906 to –––––.

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

(Halsey Edward Yates, Born May 13, 1876.)

Military History. —

Captain 29th Infantry, Aug. 15, 1906.

In Cuba, October, 1906, to

(Transferred to 17th Infantry, May 1, 1907)

January, 1909; at Recruit Depot, Fort Slocum, N. Y., to September, 1909; Commandant of Cadets at University of Nebraska to July, 1912;

(Assigned to 30th Infantry, July 1, 1912)

in Alaska with 30th Infantry, to July, 1914; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., and at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., with regiment, to January, 1916; Military Attaché to Roumania, to

 p878  (Major of Infantry, May 15, 1917)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Temporary, of Infantry, Aug. 5, 1917)

(Colonel of Infantry, U. S. A., July 30, 1918)

January, 1920; during World War, in charge of observation on Russo-Roumanian Front in South Russia and Hungary; in charge of reorganization of Hungarian police and gendarmerie, August to December, 1919.

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

Military History. —

Colonel of Infantry, U. S. A., July 30, 1918.

In charge of reorganization of Hungarian police and gendarmerie, Aug. to Dec., 1919;

 p489  Returned to Grade of Major, Apr. 12, 1920.

Lieutenant-Colonel of Infantry, July 1, 1920.

at Fort Ontario, N. Y., commanding officer, 1920 to 1921; at Fort Benning, Ga., Infantry School, 1921 to

Colonel of Infantry, Oct. 26, 1921.

1922; at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., commanding 6th U. S. Infantry and post, 1922 to 1924; at Governor's Island, N. Y., commandant Atlantic Branch, U. S. Disciplinary Barracks, 1924 to 1930 at Los Angeles, Calif., Executive 1st Reserve District, 1930 to ––––

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Col. Inf., Oct. 26, 1921)

At Los Angeles, Calif., Executive 1st Res. Dist., 1930, to Mar. 31, 1934; at Presidio of San Francisco, Calif., Hq., 9th C. A., Civilian Component Off., to July 10, 1935; at Los Angeles, Calif., Executive, 1st Res. Dist., to May 31, 1940.

(Col., Ret, May 31, 1940. By operation of law.)

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

Military History: —

Col Ret 31 May 40

Civil History: — At the request of AG State of Calif organized the Home Guard of Los Angeles Calif area, the first organized in the State, about 5,000 men in the contingent, Jun‑Dec 40

Military History: —

AD, 17 Dec 40.

Los Angeles Calif, in charge Southern Calif Res Dist, ‑Jan 42; Off Proc O, ‑Dec 42; San Diego Calif, Pres of an Examining Bd, ‑Apr 43;

Relieved AD Apr 43

Civil History: — Los Angeles Calif, Disaster Coordinator, City of Los Angeles, Dec 45 –––––. 1675 Buckingham Rd Los Angeles 19 Calif

Died, Mar. 19, 1963, West Los Angeles, CA: Aged 86.​a

Buried, Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Yates 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 a placeholder page at the West Point Association of Graduates.

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