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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1904

Vol. V

(Born Neb.)

Philip H. Worcester

(Ap'd Neb.)


(Philip Henry Worcester)

Born at Norfolk, VA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Aug. 1, 1900 to June 15, 1904, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., Artillery Corps)

Served: With 18th Battery, Field Artillery (mountain), at Jolo, P. I., Nov. 11, 1904 to Feb. 1, 1905; in the field against hostile Moros, Dec. 26, 1904 to Jan. 21, 1905; transferred to, and served with 78th Battery, Field Artillery (mountain), Feb. 1, 1905 to May 23, 1907; in the field against hostile Moros, March 13‑14, 1905; in the field, 3d Sulu expedition, commanding detachment, 28th Battery, Field Artillery, May 1‑13, 1905; in the field, Bud Dajo expedition against hostile Moros, March 5‑8, 1906. All these in Island of Jolo, P. I.; in Manila, during examination for promotion, Feb. 16 to March 14, 1907.

(First Lieut., Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907)

— On detached service; joined battery and proceeded to Vancouver Barracks, for station, with 28th Battery, Field Artillery, March 14, 1907; arrived there, April 16, 1907; transferred to Coast Artillery Corps and proceeded for duty to Fort Monroe, Va., May 23, 1907; reported for duty, June 2, 1907; commanding 73d Company, Coast Artillery Corps, June 30, 1907 to Aug. 28, 1907; Student Officer in Coast Artillery School, at Fort Monroe, Va., Aug. 28, 1907 to –––––.

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

(Philip Henry Worcester, Born June 23, 1879.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907.

At Fort Monroe, Va., student officer at Coast Artillery School, Aug. 28, 1907, to Aug. 1, 1908; in advanced Class, Aug. 28, 1908, to July 31, 1909; at Fort Totten, N. Y., District Artillery Engineer, Sept. 2, 1909, to Aug. 23, 1910; at U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department of Chemistry, Aug. 24, 1910, to Dec. 12, 1912; at Fort H. G. Wright, N. Y., with company, Dec. 15, 1912, to

(Captain, Coast Artillery Corps, June 20, 1913)

July 15, 1913; at Fort Terry, N. Y., with company, to Aug. 21, 1915; at U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department of Chemistry, Aug. 21, 1915, to

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

Aug. 23, 1917; at Camp Gordon, Ga., Division Ordnance Officer, 82nd Division, Sept. 1, 1917, to April 1, 1918; Division Ordnance Officer, Embarkation Representative of the Division, and member of Division Advanced Party and Billeting Detachment, April 1 until joined by Division overseas, May, 1918; (en route to France, via England, April 16 to 30, 1918); at Abbeville, France, with 82d Division in Training Area, May and June, 1918;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Temporary, Coast Artillery Corps, June 14, 1918)

in line in Toul Sector, June and July, and in Marbache Sector, August, 1918; relieved as Division Ordnance Officer, 82nd Division, and assigned as Ordnance Officer, Army Artillery, 1st Army, on Staff of Chief of Artillery of that Army, Aug. 27 to

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, U. S. A., Oct. 16, 1918)

Nov. 16, 1918; (participated in St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives); commanding 140th Field Artillery, from Nov. 16, 1918; in Coblenz Bridgehead, east of Rhine, with Army of Occupation to May 25, 1919; en route to U. S. to June 15; relieved from command of 146th Field Artillery, June 17; at Fort Monroe, Va., member Coast Artillery Board, Aug. 11 to Dec. 22; Adjutant, Coast Artillery Training Center, Dec. 22, 1919, to March 22, 1920; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., Instructor, General Service Schools, April 19, 1920, to ––––

(Returned to Grade of Captain, April 27, 1920)

 p1089  Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous services. As Ordnance Officer, Army Artillery, 1st Army, during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, by his untiring energy and loyal devotion to duty he organized and successfully administered the ammunition and ordnance supplies of the Army Artillery. He at all times displayed sound judgment and military attainments of a high order. He has rendered services of signal worth to the American Expeditionary Forces."

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

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal.

Colonel, Temporary, of Coast Artillery, Oct. 16, 1918.

At Fort Leavenworth, Kans., Instructor, General Service Schools, Apr. 19, 1920, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, Apr. 27, 1920.

Major, Coast Artillery Corps, July 1, 1920.

Aug. 14, 1924; at Washington, D. C., student officer, Army War College, to June 30, 1925; at Newport, R. I., student officer, Naval War College, to Aug. 25, 1926; at Washington, D. C., Member of War Department General Staff, to

Lieutenant-Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Apr. 15, 1928.

June 30, 1930; and on duty with the War Department to Oct. 26, 1930; en route to Philippine Islands, Oct. 28, 1930, to ––––

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Lt.‑Col., C. A. C., Apr. 15, 1928.)

En route to station, Oct. 28, 1930, to Dec. 18, 1930; at Manila, P. I., to 1932; at Washington, D. C., Instr., A. W. C., to Dec. 3, 1933.

Died, Dec. 3, 1933, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 54.

Col., (Posthumously) Dec. 3, 1933, Act of June 21, 1930.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1934.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Worcester's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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