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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1900

Vol. IV

(Born Va.)

Clarence Deems, Jr.​1

(Ap'd Md.)


Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 19, 1895 to June 13, 1900, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to

Second Lieut. of Artillery, 6th Artillery, June 13, 1900

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Columbus Barracks, O., to Nov. 13; in Manila, P. I., to Oct. 1, 1901, and commanded Battery B, 6th Artillery (61st Company, Coast Artillery), and 70th Company, Coast Artillery,

(First Lieut., Artillery Corps, July 1, 1901)

assigned to 25th Battalion, Field Artillery; in command of 70th Company, Coast Artillery, Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Feb. 1, 1902; at Pasay, P. I., to April 3, 1902, with 25th Battery, Field Artillery; in the field with Lake Lanao expedition against hostile Moros, with 25th Battery, Field Artillery, and as Intelligence Officer, Quartermaster, Commissary, Ordnance and Engineer Officer, and at Camp Vicars, Mindanao, to April 21, 1903; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Aug. 12, 1903; at School of Application, Cavalry and Field Artillery, to Oct. 1, 1904; received diploma from school; in command of 103d Company, Coast Artillery, Fort Howard, Md., to Dec. 29, 1904; detached service, with Board for revision of Coast Artillery Drill Regulations, Fort Monroe, Va., to April 20, 1905; District Adjutant and Ordnance Officer, Artillery District of Baltimore, Fort Howard, Md., to Aug. 3, 1907.

(Captain, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907)

— Assigned to 1st Field Artillery, June 6, 1907; at Fort Sill, Okla. (Regimental Commissary) to –––––. Member of the Society of the Sons  p642 of the Revolution, Military Order of the Moro Campaigns, Military Order of the Caraboo. Philippine service badge.

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

(Born May 23, 1877.)

Military History. —

Captain, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907.

Assigned to 1st Field Artillery, June 6, 1907.

At Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Regimental Commissary to Sept. 1, 1911; at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, commanding Battery to

(Transferred to 6th Field Artillery, Dec. 22, 1914)

Jan. 31, 1915; (never joined 6th Field Artillery); at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, student officer at School of Fire for Field Artillery, to May 15, 1915, when he received diploma and was made Assistant Instructor; at Indianapolis, Ind., Inspector-instructor of Field Artillery in 5th Militia District, (Ohio, Indiana, Michigan), July 1, 1915, to May 15, 1917; on Mexican border near El Paso, Texas, commanding 2nd Battalion, (Batteries A and B, Michigan F. A., and Battery A. D. C., F. A.), 11th Provisional Regiment of Field Artillery, Oct. 3, 1916, to March 17, 1917);

(Major of Field Artillery, May 15, 1917)

at Washington, D. C., Inspector-instructor for Militia Field Artillery, 1st Inspection District, (Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia), also as Editor, Field Artillery Journal and Assistant to Chief of Militia Bureau, June 2 to

(Colonel of Field Artillery, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 20, 1917; at Camp Gordon, Ga., assigned to and organized 321st Field Artillery, Aug. 21, 1917, to May, 1918; en route in command of regiment, New York to Le Havre, France, via Liverpool, Winchester, Southampton, May 18 to June 5; at La Courtine, France, to Aug. 1; commanded regiment in Aisne-Marne Offensive; in Marbache Defensive Sector; in St. Mihiel Offensive; in Meuse-Argonne Offensive; ordered by the Commander-in‑Chief to command of 57th Field Artillery Brigade, Nov. 8, 1918; made Director of and organized Army Artillery School, A. E. F., Jan. 21, 1919; returned with same to U. S., June 19, 1919; at Camp Knox, Ky., commanding Army Artillery School, to Aug. 11, 1919; student officer at General Staff School to ––––

Victory badge with 4 stars.


Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. He served creditably as commanding officer of the 321st Field Artillery, giving proof of conspicuous military attainments. Through his tireless energy and technical skill as an artillerist his regiment gave most effective assistance  p917 to the infantry which it supported, and at all times furnished wholehearted cooperation to the infantry in the operations against the enemy."

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

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal

Major of Field Artillery, May 15, 1917.

Colonel of Field Artillery, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917.

At Camp Knox, Ky., commanding Army Artillery School, June 19, 1919, to Aug. 11, 1919; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, General Staff School to

Returned to Grade of Major, Aug. 31, 1919.

Lieutenant-Colonel of Field Artillery, Oct. 2, 1919.

June, 1920, when he was graduated at the head of class; at Washington, D. C., student officer, Army War College, to Aug., 1921, when he was graduated; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., Instructor, in G‑3, G‑2 and Artillery Sections, Command and General Staff School, to July, 1922; Instructor, head of Artillery Section to July, 1923; Instructor, head of G‑2 Section (Strategy, Military History, Psychology, Leadership, Military Intelligence, Historical Research) to Aug., 1925; at Baltimore, Md., Headquarters 3rd Corps Area, as Reserve Officers Training Corps Officer, to

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 27, 1929,
For Disability Incident to The Service.

July 9, 1929; at Alexandria, Va., Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Alexandria High Schools, to ––––

Service Medals: — Spanish War; Philippines, Mexican Border, Victory, 3 battle clasps.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Feb. 27, 1929.

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., June 13, 1940. Act of June 13, 1940.

At Baltimore, Md., C. A., ROTC Off., to July 1, 1929; at Alexandria, Va., P. M. S. & T., Alexandria High Schools, to Aug. 15, 1932.

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

Military History: —

Col Ret 27 Feb 29.

Brig Gen Ret 13 Jun 40

Civil History: — Member of Hereditary Mil Order of the Loyal Legion, the Military Order of WW1, the American Legion and the Society of Forty and Eight, and a 32 Degree Mason.

Died Oct. 6, 1946, at Alexandria, Va.: Aged 69.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Notes:

1 Grandson brevet Brigadier-General James M. Deems, U. S. Volunteers, formerly Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Maryland Cavalry, in Civil war; grandson brevet Major-General E. W. Serrell, U. S. Volunteers, formerly Colonel, 1st New York Engineers, U. S. Volunteers, in the Civil war.

[Supplement, Vol. VI]

Grandson of Brevet Brigadier-General James M. Deems, U. S. Vols.; and of Brevet Major-General E. W. Serrell, U. S. Vols.; son of Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Clarence Deems, Class of 1874.

[Supplement, Vol. VII]

Son of Colonel Clarence Deems, Class of 1874.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII]

Son of Col. Clarence Deems, Class of 1874.

[Supplement, Vol. IX]

Son of Clarence Deems, Class of 1874.

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