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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1915

Vol. VI

(Born Pa.)

John S. Bragdon

(Ap'd Pa.)


(John Stewart Bragdon, Born May 21, 1893.)

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 U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department of Tactics, to July 12, 1915; on leave of absence to Oct. 12, 1915; at Washington Bks., D. C., with Battalion, to February, 1916; with Battalion, engaged on Military Map Work on Atlantic Coast of Georgia, to May, 1916; at Washington Bks., and at Camp Belvoir, Va., with Battalion, May and

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 3, 1916)

June, 1916; at San Antonio and at Brownsville, Texas, with 1st Regiment of Engineers, June to September, 1916; (Inspector-instructor, Company "A", Engineers, Iowa National Guard, July 1, 1916); at Washington Bks., D. C., student officer, Engineer School, October, 1916, to April, 1917;

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

at Fort McPherson, Ga., and at American University, D. C., Instructor at First Officers' Training Camp, May‑August, 1917; en route to France with 2d Engineers, Sept. 10 to Oct. 2, 1917; at Colombey-les‑Belles, Meurthe et Moselle, and at Longeau, Haute Marne, Supply Officer, 2d Engineers, October to December 22, 1917;

(Major, Temporary, Corps of Engineers, Dec. 29, 1917)

at Paris, Engineer Disbursing Officer, A. E. F., Dec. 29, 1917, to April, 1918; at Dijon and at Nancy, with Camouflage Section, A. E. F., to December, 1918; (at Neufchâteau, Vosges and at Void and Souilly, Meuse, Army Camouflage Officer, 1st Army, St. Mihiel operations, August-Sept. 16, 1918, and Meuse-Argonne operations, Sept. 16 to Nov. 11, 1918); commanding 14th Engineers, (Camouflage), Dec. 9, 1918, to Feb. 20, 1919; (en route to U. S., Jan. 5 to 24; at Camp Merritt, N. J., and at Washington Bks., D. C., Jan. 24 to Feb. 20); at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Engineers, to March 30; in Panama Canal Zone, temporary duty in connection with sea coast battery concealment, April 1, 1919, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Captain, Corps of Engineers, May 15, 1917.

Major, Temporary, Corps of Engineers, Dec. 29, 1917.

In Panama Canal Zone, on temporary duty, Apr. 1, to May 28, 1919; in office of Chief of Engineers, to Aug. 1, 1919; at Boston, Mass., Assistant to District Engineer, Aug. 1, 1919, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, Oct. 6, 1919.

May 1, 1920; at Camp Humphreys, Va., student officer at Engineer School to

Major, Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1920.

July 31, 1920, when he was graduated; at Pittsburgh, Pa., in charge of Reserve Officers' Training Corps Engineer unit at Carnegie Institute of Technology, Aug. 1, 1920, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, Nov. 4, 1922.

Aug. 22, 1923; at U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department of Engineering, Aug. 23, 1923, to

Major, Corps of Engineers, Nov. 5, 1923.

Aug. 4, 1924; at Fort Humphreys, Va., Instructor, U. S. Engineer School, Aug. 5, 1924, to Aug. 19, 1927; at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., student officer, Command and General Staff School, Aug. 20, 1927, to June 15, 1928, when he was graduated; General Staff Corps Eligible List; at Fort Logan, Colo., commanding 2nd Battalion, 2nd Engineers, June 19, 1928, to Aug. 4, 1929; (Detailed to General Staff Sept. 9, 1929) at Manila, P. I., General Staff with Troops, Headquarters Philippine Department, Oct. 4, 1929, to ––––

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Maj. C. E., Nov. 5, 1923)

At Manila, P. I., G. S. with Troops, Asst. to C. of S., Hq., Philippine Dept., Oct. 2, 1929 to Oct. 13, 1931; en route to U. S., to Nov. 9, 1931; en route to N. Y., Nov. 14, to Dec. 1, 1931; at Washington, D. C., C., Finance Div., O., C. of Engrs., Dec. 3, 1931 to July 31, 1935; at New York City, N. Y., Asst. to Div. Engr., North Atlantic Div., to

(Lt.‑Col. C. E., Mar. 5, 1936)

July 5, 1937; at Providence, R. I., Dist. Engr., to ––––

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

Military History: —

(Lt Col CE 5 Mar 36)

Providence RI, Dist Engr, 5 Jul 37-May 41; Richmond Va and Atlanta Ga, Div Engr, South Atlantic Div,


(Col AUS 26 Jun 41)

(Brig Gen AUS 14 Mar 43)

(Col CE 12 Jun 43)

‑Jun 44; Washington DC, Asst C of Engrs for Mil Construction,


‑49; Dpty C of Engrs, —

Died, Jan. 7, 1964, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 70.​a1

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.​a2

Thayer's Note:

a1 a2 Gen. Bragdon 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, as well as his burial place, are from the WPAOG memorial article; which also provides an informal look at his career after his retirement from the Army in 1951.

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