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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1909

Vol. V

(Born Mont.)

John R. D. Matheson

(Ap'd Mont.)


Born Billings, MT.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 15, 1905 to June 11, 1909, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers)

Served: At Detroit, Mich., Sept. 14 to Dec. 3, 1909; Canal Zone, Panama, Dec. 1, 1909 to May 10, 1910; at Rock Island, Ill., to –––––.

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

(John Roy Douglas Matheson, Born Jan. 3, 1887.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 11, 1909.

At Detroit, Mich., Sept. 14 to Dec. 3, 1909; in Canal Zone, Panama, Dec. 17, 1909, to May 10, 1910; at Rock Island, Ill., to July 30, 1910; at Pittsburgh, Pa., to Aug. 30, 1910; at Washington Bks., D. C., student officer at Engineer School, to October 31, 1911; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., with 3rd Battalion of Engineers, to

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Feb. 27, 1912)

March 1, 1912; at Fort De Russy, Hawaii, April 13, 1912, to May 28, 1913; at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, to

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, May 2, 1915)

Aug. 5, 1915; at Wilmington and Brown's Landing, N. C., on river and harbor work, Dec. 2, 1915, to

(Major, Temporary, Corps of Engineers, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 21, 1917; at U. S. Military Academy, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 24, 1917, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Temporary, Corps of Engineers, Jan. 4, 1918)

June 12, 1918; at Camp A. A. Humphreys, Va., June 14 to 22; at Camp Laurel, Md., to July 11, (commanding camp from June 28); at Camp Forrest, Ga., commanding 605th Engineers, July 13 to

(Colonel of Engineers, U. S. A., Aug. 1, 1918)

 p1408  Aug. 26; at Washington, D. C., member of special Staff Class, Army War College, to Sept. 28; at Camp Humphreys, Va., commanding 217th Engineers, to Nov. 3; at Camp Beauregard, La., commanding 217th Engineers and Division Engineer, 17th Division, Nov. 8, 1918, to Jan. 31, 1919; at Wilmington, N. C., District Engineer, March 10, 1919, to ––––

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 1, 1919)

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

Military History: —

Captain, Corps of Engineers, May 2, 1915.

Colonel, Temporary, of Engineers, Aug. 1, 1918.

At Wilmington, N. C., District Engineer, Mar. 10, 1919, to

Major, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 1, 1919.

Returned to Grade of Major,º Oct. 6, 1919.

July 25, 1921; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, School of the Line and General Staff School, Sept. 1, 1921, to June 22, 1923; (Honor Graduate, School of the Line, June 23, 1922; Graduate General Staff School, June 22, 1923); at Washington, D. C., student officer, Army War College, Aug. 15, 1923, to June 28, 1924, when he was graduated; at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Engineers, July 15, 1924, to Aug. 17, 1925; at U. S. Military Academy, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, Aug. 20, 1925, to Aug. 20, 1929; en route to San Francisco, via Panama, Aug. 20, 1929, to Sept. 7, 1929; at Sacramento, Calif., District Engineer, and Member, Secretary and Disbursing Officer, California Débris Commission, Sept. 8, 1929, to ––––

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Maj., C. E., Oct. 1, 1919)

At Sacramento, Calif., Dist. Engr., and Member, Secty. and Disbursing Off., Calif. Debris Commission, Sept. 8, 1929,  p214 to Jan. 27, 1932; en route to station to Feb. 22, 1932; at Ft. Humphreys, Va., comdg. 13th Engrs., to Aug. 31, 1933 at Ft. Belvoir, Va., Executive Off., to

(Lt.‑Col., C. E., Dec. 1, 1933)

May 31, 1936; at Washington, D. C., Member, W. D. G. S., to

(Col. C. E., May 17, 1938)

May 31, 1940.

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

Military History: — Washington DC, Member WDGS,

(Col CE 17 May 38)

‑31 May 40;

(Col Ret 31 Aug 40, own request after more than 30 years' service)

AD, San Francisco Calif, ExO, Actg Div Engr, Asst to Div Engr, So Pac Div, 25 Nov 40–28 Feb 43.

(Ret changed to dsbl 12 Nov 43)

Died Pasadena, Calif., 10 Apr 47: Aged 60.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Note:

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

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