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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1904

Vol. V

(Born O.)

David McCandless McKell

(Ap'd O.)


Born Chillicothe, OH.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 19, 1900 to June 15, 1904, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., Artillery Corps)

Served: With 23d Battery, Field Artillery, at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., to Jan. 26, 1907; Board of Officers, Fort Adams, R. I., May 15 to May 21, 1906; Instructor, 2d Battery, New York National Guard, June, 1906; march from Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., to Sidney, N. Y., and return, and maneuvers at Mount Gretna, Pa., summer of 1906; Acting Adjutant and Adjutant, Quartermaster and Commissary, 12th Battery, Field Artillery, May 11, 1906 to Jan. 20, 1907. — With Battery C, 4th Field Artillery, en route to and at Jolo, Jolo, P. I., to Oct. 14, 1907; Signal Officer, Jolo, Jolo, P. I., May 11 to June 13, 1907; May 26 to May 31, 1907;º en route to Fort Monroe, Va., Oct. 14 to Dec. 2, 1907; at Fort Monroe, Va., to –––––; at Artillery School, Dec. 2 to Dec. 12, 1907; assigned to 167th Company, Dec. 12, 1907 to Jan. 4, 1908; attached to 35th Company, Coast Artillery, Jan. 4, 1908 to March 1, 1908; District Quartermaster, District of Chesapeake Bay, Post Quartermaster, Police and Prison Officer, March 1 to –––––.

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

(Born Dec. 4, 1881.)

Military History. —

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

At Fort Monroe, Va., Dec. 2, 1907, to July 25, 1910; (District Quartermaster, District of Chesapeake Bay, March 1 to Sept. 30, 1908; with company, Oct. 1, 1908, to Aug. 28, 1909; student officer at Coast Artillery School, Aug. 28, 1909, to July 25, 1910); at Jackson Bks., La., Artillery Engineer, Artillery District of New Orleans, to Sept. 22, 1910; at U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department of Law, Sept. 24, 1910, to Dec. 15, 1912; at Fort Andrews, Boston Harbor, Mass., Feb. 15, 1913, to

(Captain, Coast Artillery Corps, Oct. 11, 1913)

April 8, 1916; at Fort Sherman, Panama Canal Zone, commanding company to Nov. 1, 1916, and Adjutant and Quartermaster to

(Major, Temporary, Coast Artillery Corps, Aug. 5, 1917)

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

Nov. 8, 1917; at Camp Custer, Mich., with 330th Field Artillery, to

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

July, 1918; sailed for France with regiment, July 30, 1918; transferred to 328th Field Artillery, Aug. 18, 1918; in Training Area to Oct. 26, 1918;

(Colonel of Field Artillery, U. S. A., Oct. 26, 1918)

in Toul Area, 2nd Army, Oct. 26; commanded Battalion of 328th Field Artillery in action at Montauville, Oct. 31 to Nov. 8; commanded Battalion in action at Tautecourt Farm, Nov. 9 to 11, the Battalion being attached to 5th Artillery Brigade; commanding 12th Field Artillery, 2nd Division, Nov. 13, 1918, to Aug. 9, 1919; joined regiment at Yonck,º France; marched through Belgium to Hönningen, Germany; with Army of Occupation, commanded 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, March 23 to 28, 1919; returned to U. S. Aug. 6, 1919; at Fort Winfield Scott, Cal., Coast Defense Ordnance Officer and Educational and Vocational Officer, Sept. 15, 1919, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Captain, Coast Artillery Corps, Oct. 11, 1913.

Colonel, Temporary, of Field Artillery, Oct. 26, 1918.

At Fort Winfield Scott, Calif., Coast Defense Ordnance Officer and Educational and Vocational Officer, Sept. 15, 1919, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, June 30, 1920.

Major, Coast Artillery Corps, July 1, 1920.

May 25, 1921; Coast Defense Adjutant, Sept., 1920, to Aug., 1921; on Staff of 9th Artillery District to Nov., 1922.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 15, 1922,
Act of June 30, 1922.

Colonel, Coast Artillery, Officers Reserve Corps, Dec. 21, 1922,

to Dec. 20, 1927.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, June 21, 1930,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Civil History: — Attorney at law, 1922; Trustee and Instructor, San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, Calif., 1923 to ––––

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj., Ret., Dec. 15, 1922.

Col., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Civil History: — Attorney at law, 1922; Trustee and Instructor, San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, Calif., 1923 to 1939; Pres., Chillicothe Telephone Co.,  p157 Chillicothe, Ohio, 1938 to ––––– Pres., Portsmouth Clay Products Co., So. Webster, Ohio, 1938 to ––––

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

Military History: —

Maj Ret 15 Dec 22.

Col Ret 21 Jun 30

Civil History. — Chillicothe O, Pres Chillicothe Telephone Co, 38‑; So Webster O, Pres Portsmouth Clay Products Co, 38‑45; Dir, Chillicothe Paper Co and Pres and Trustee, Ross County Historical Society, 40–. Chillicothe O

Died, Jan. 10, 1962, at Chillicothe, O.: Aged 80.​b

Buried, Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, OH.

Thayer's Notes:

a Col. McKell's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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b Col. McKell 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 the WPAOG memorial article.

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