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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1901

Vol. V

(Born Ten.)

Charles Burnett

(Ap'd Ill.)


Born Mar. 24, 1879.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 19, 1897 to Feb. 18, 1901, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 15th Cavalry (to rank from Feb. 2, 1901)

Served: At the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., March 15, 1901 to April 1, 1901; en route to the Philippine Islands, April 1, 1901 to May 2, 1901; at Jimenez, Mindanao, May 11, 1901 to March, 1902; at Iligan, Mindanao, March, 1902 to Feb., 1903; at Camp Pantar, Mindanao (near Lake Lanao), Feb., 1903 to Oct. 10, 1903; returned to the U. S. with regiment and at Fort Myer, Va., Dec. 20, 1903 to Nov. 20, 1904; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., Nov. 20, 1904 to Jan. 31, 1906; left New York, en route to the Philippine Islands, via Suez Canal.

(First Lieut., 4th Cavalry, Jan. 3, 1906)

Feb. 1, 1906 to April 29, 1906; in Manila, detached service, Adjutant-General's Department, May 1 to June 1, 1906; at Malabang, Mindanao, July 1, 1906 to Jan. 20, 1907; at Fort William McKinley, Luzon, P. I., Feb. 22 to Nov. 15, 1907; arrived in the U. S., Dec. 18, 1907; at Fort Snelling, Minn., Jan. 15, 1908 to –––––.

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

(Born Oct. 28, 1877.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 4th Cavalry, Jan. 3, 1906.

At Fort Snelling, Minn., Jan. 15, 1908 to February, 1911; at El Paso, Texas, to March, 1911; in Tokyo, Japan, studying Japanese language to June, 1914; at Honolulu, Hawaii with 4th Cavalry to

(Transferred to 1st Cavalry, Aug. 27, 1914)

October, 1914; at Monterey, Cal., with 1st Cavalry, to February, 1915; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., with regiment, to March 15, 1916; at Nogales, Arizona, with Troop, to

(Captain, of Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

February, 1917; at Calexico, Cal., February, 1917; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Instructor in First Training Camp, to August, 1917;

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

Division Inspector, 86th Division, to Feb. 22, 1918; en route to France, Feb. 28 to March 8; at Langres, France, student officer at General Staff College, March 10 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, National Army, May 11, 1918)

May 30, when he was graduated; joined 15th French Division June 2 and participated in Major Operation, Montdidier-Noyon Defensive; detailed  p969 to General Staff, A. E. F., and ordered to join 30th Division as G‑3; with 30th Division in British Area, June 13 to Nov. 24, 1918, participating in Major Operations of Somme Offensive and Ypres‑Lys Offensive: reported for duty with Service of Supply, Nov. 25, 1918, and ordered to St. Nazaire as Chief of Staff, Base Section No. 1, with particular duty of organizing section for evacuation of troops; remained on this duty to

(Colonel of Cavalry, April 7, 1919)

June 4, 1919; en route, France to Boston, Mass., June 4 to 13; at Washington, D. C., on temporary duty for one month in Military Intelligence Division; at Tokyo, Japan, Military Attaché, Sept. 24, 1919, to ––––

Awarded Order of the Rising Sun, 3rd Class, of Japan.

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

Military History. —

Colonel, Temporary, of Cavalry, Apr. 7, 1919.

 p548  At Tokyo, Japan, Military Attaché, Sept. 24, 1919, to

Returned to Grade of Major, June 30, 1920.

Lieutenant-Colonel of Cavalry, Sept. 1, 1920.

Feb. 8, 1924; at Washington, D. C., Military Intelligence Division, War Department, Mar. 1, 1924, to Aug. 31, 1924; at Washington, D. C., student officer, Army War College, Sept. 1, 1924, to June 30, 1925, when he was graduated; at Fort Myer, Va., with 3rd Cavalry, July 1, 1925, to Oct. 28, 1925; at Tokyo, Japan, Military Attache, Jan. 1, 1925, to Aug. 17, 1929; at London, England, Adviser American Delegation Peace Conference, Jan. 21, 1930, to ––––


Distinguished Service Medal.

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services as G‑3 of the 30th Division during its operation in Belgium and northern France. Subsequent to the Armistice he functioned as Chief of Staff at Base Section No. 1 in a most creditable manner. He has rendered services of much value to the United States."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History. —

(Lt.‑Col. Cav., Sept. 1, 1920.)

At London, England, Advisor American Delegation Peace Conference, Jan. 21, 1930, to Apr. 25, 1930; at Ft. Ethan Allen, Vt., 3d Cav., to Sept. 30, 1932; at Washington, D. C., M. I. D., to

(Col., Cav., Jan. 1, 1932)

Oct. 12, 1936; at Ft. Riley, Kans., student off., Refresher Course, to Nov. 14, 1936; at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., comdg. 6th Cav., to May 24, 1937; at Washington, D. C., C. of Bureau of Insular Affairs to June 30, 1939; Executive Off., O., C. of Cav., to

(sick in Walter Reed Hospital, Sept. 3 to Nov. 27, 1939)

Died, Nov. 27, 1939, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 62.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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