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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1908

Vol. V

(Born Conn.)

Edward Seery Hayes

(Ap'd Conn.)


Born Waterbury, CT.​b

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 16, 1904 to Feb. 14, 1908, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., 28th Infantry)

Served: In Cuba, from May 19, 1908 to Jan. 1, 1909; at Fort Snelling, Minn., Jan. 8, 1909 to –––––.

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

(Born Feb. 28, 1886.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 28th Infantry, Feb. 14, 1908.

At Fort Snelling, Minn., Jan. 8, 1909, to March, 1911; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, March to November, 1911; at Fort Snelling, November, 1911, to February, 1913; at Galveston, Texas, February, 1913, to April, 1914; at Vera Cruz, Mexico, Adjutant to the Provost Marshal General, April to

(First Lieut., 28th Infantry, Aug. 3, 1914)

November, 1914; at Galveston, Texas, November, 1914, to January, 1915;

(Transferred to 15th Infantry, April 1, 1915)

joined regiment at Tientsin, China, June, 1915; commanded Summer Legation Guard at Peitaiho, China, June to September, 1916;

(Captain of Infantry, May 15, 1917)

attached to 13th Infantry and returned to U. S., July, 1917; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., August to October, 1917; at Camp Dodge, Iowa, October, 1917, to

(Major of Infantry, National Army, Nov. 12, 1917)

 p1372  February, 1918; (Division Adjutant, 88th Division, November, 1917, to February, 1918); in France with American Expeditionary Force, from March, 1918; graduated Army General Staff College, A. E. F., May 30, 1918; with 33rd British Division at Ypres, June 1 to 12, 1918; G‑3 of 78th Division, A. E. F., June 14 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, U. S. A., Sept. 28, 1918)

Oct. 19, 1918; severely wounded in action in Drive between Argonne and Meuse, Oct. 19, 1918; (high explosive 6‑inch shell taking off left arm below elbow); in hospital, Oct. 21, 1918, to May 30, 1919; at Washington, D. C., with Historical Branch, War Plans Division, General Staff, May 31 to Oct. 20, 1919; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., attached to 44th Infantry, to Jan. 8, 1920; at Washington, D. C., in office of Adjutant General, in connection with recruiting, Jan. 16 to Feb. 17, 1920.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 17, 1920
For Disability from Wounds Received In Action.


Distinguished Service Cross

"For extraordinary heroism in action near Chevieres, France, Oct. 19, 1918. Captain Hayes, then lieutenant-colonel and G‑3, 78th Division, with a private acting as guide, voluntarily made a personal reconnoissance of the front lines and the Bois de Loges, near the Aire River, under heavy enemy fire, being severely wounded while making this reconnoissance."

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

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Cross.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 17, 1920,
For Disability from Wounds Received in Action.

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


Distinguished Service Medal.

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As assistant chief of staff, G‑3, 78th Division, in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, he was an important factor in the success of the division and rendered exceptional services by the persistence and courage of his front line reconnaissances; by his originality and the soundness of his plans of relief and attack; and by the clearness and correctness of all orders written by him for the operations of the division. His work was creative and constructive to a high degree and rendered in a highly meritorious manner in a position of great responsibility."

Civil History: — Settled in Worcester, Mass., June 1, 1920; Vice President, Worcester Foundry Co., June 1, 1920, to 1925; President, Worcester Foundry Co., June 1, 1925, to ––––

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Capt., Ret., Feb. 17, 1920.

Lt.‑Col., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Civil History: — Pres., Worcester Foundry Co., June 1, 1925, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Capt Ret 17 Feb 20.

Lt Col Ret 21 Jun 30

Civil History: — Treas, Worcester Foundry Co, —. 180 Prescott St Worcester 5 Mass

Died June 3, 1972, at Worcester, MA: Aged 86.​c

Thayer's Notes:

a1 a2 In the Register's initial listing, Vol. V, Edward Hayes' entry is given as 4698, with class rank 57, and entry 4697 with class rank 56 is assigned to Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Francis Sward; in Vol. VI and all subsequent Supplements, their order is reversed. No note of correction is provided anywhere. I've adopted the later numbering.

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b Capt. Hayes' birthplace is from the Military Times, as found online at Hall of Valor.

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c Capt. Hayes 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 of his death is from the Military Times, as found online at Hall of Valor; the place is from an unsourced page at Ancestry.Com.

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