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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1915

Vol. VI

(Born Ore.)

Edwin R. Kimble

(Ap'd Texas)


(Edwin Richardson Kimble, Born Sept. 24, 1892, Portland, OR.)​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1911, to June 12, 1915, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers.

Served: At Vancouver Bks., Wash., with Battalion, Sept. 18, 1915, to

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, March 24, 1916)

April 13, 1916; at San Francisco, Cal., and at other points in California, on military map work, April 15 to Sept. 13, 1916; at Washington Bks., D. C., student officer at Engineer School, Sept. 29, 1916, to

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, May 15, 1917)

(Assigned to 1st Engineers, May 18, 1917)

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

Aug. 6, 1917; en route to France with regiment, Aug. 7 to 20, 1917; in France with 1st Engineers until he entered Army General Staff College at Langres as student officer, First Course, and upon graduation  p1724 was retained as Assistant Instructor in Second Course; on temporary duty with British Fifth Corps Staff to study work of Corps Intelligence Service and was with this Corps during first ten days of Battle of Picardy, March 21 to 30, 1918; returned to Langres, where as result of septicemia following surgical operation, he

Died, April 9, 1918, in France: Aged 25.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1918.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.​b2

Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Kimble's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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