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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1908

Vol. V

(Born Neb.)

Francis L. Sward

(Ap'd Neb.)


Born Axtell, NE.​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., 26th Infantry)

Served: En route to and at Camp Daraga, Luzon, P. I., July 7, 1908 to May 5, 1909, and June 5 to –––––.

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

(Francis Ludwick Sward, Born Nov. 16, 1882.)

Entered the Academy and was graduated as Francis Jones Ludwick Sward; name changed as above, Nov. 21, 1908.

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 26th Infantry, Feb. 14, 1908.

At Camp Daraga, Luzon, P. I., July 7, 1908 to May 5, 1909; on leave of absence and en route to U. S., May 6 to July 14, 1909; at Fort Wayne, Mich., with company, July 22, 1909, to December, 1912; (at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., with regiment at Camp of Instruction, August and September, 1910; Battalion Quartermaster and Commissary, Sept. 27, 1911, to Nov. 21, 1912; at U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department of Law, Dec. 9 to 15, 1912; on leave of absence from Dec. 15, 1912.

Resigned, Jan. 11, 1913.

1st Lieut. and Adjutant, 31st Michigan Infantry, Feb. 1, 1913 to May, 1915; qualified as Major of Infantry, Section Officers' Reserve Corps, June, 1916; called into active service as Major of Infantry May 10, 1917; at Fort Sheridan, Ill., Instructor First Officers' Training Camp, May 11 to Sept. 1, 1917; with 338th Infantry, 85th Division, Sept. 1, 1917, to April 3, 1918; with 310th Military Police, April 3 to Aug. 19, 1918; at Cosne, France organized and commanded Classification Camp, 4th Depot Division, to Oct. 15, 1918; organized and commanded 2d Army Regional Replacement Classification Camp Ford, Oct. 15 to Nov. 25, 1918; Secretary to General Staff and Assistant G‑3, 9th Corps, Nov. 25 to Dec. 15, 1918; transferred to 85th Division and assigned to 340th Infantry, Dec. 15, 1918; sick in hospital, Jan. 7 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, U. S. A., March 2, 1919)

June 6, 1919, (overseas duty, July 22, 1918, to April 23, 1919);

Honorably Discharged, June 6, 1919.

Civil History. — Attorney-at‑Law:

Address: 2005 Dime Bank Building, Detroit, Mich.

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

Entered the Academy and was graduated as Francis Jones Ludwick Sward; name changed as above, Nov. 21, 1908.

Military History: —

Second Lieutenant of Infantry, Feb. 14, 1908.

Resigned, Jan. 11, 1913.

 p804  Lieutenant-Colonel, Temporary, of Infantry, Mar. 2, 1919.

Honorably Discharged, June 6, 1919.

Major of Infantry, Reserve Corps, Mar. 28, 1922.

Lieutenant-Colonel of Infantry, Mar. 28, 1925.

Civil History: — Attorney at Law; Member, Board of Water Commissioners, City of Detroit, 1921‑1925; President, Reserve Officers' Associations of the United States, 1921‑1922.

Address: 800 Penobscot Building, Detroit, Mich.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Entered the Academy and was graduated as Francis Jones Ludwick Sward; name changed as above, Nov. 21, 1908.

Military History: —

2nd Lt. Inf., Feb. 14, 1908.

Resigned, Jan. 11, 1913.

Lt.‑Col. Inf., Mar. 28, 1925.

Died, Feb., 1939,​c at Detroit, Mich.: Aged 56.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Notes:

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

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

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c Sic. In the WPAOG memorial article, the date of his death is given as Jan. 5, 1939.

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