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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1916

Vol. VI

(Born S. C.)

Frederick J. Williams

(Ap'd N. Y.)


(Frederick James Williams, Born Charleston,a SC, Aug. 15, 1894.)

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1912, to June 13, 1916, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Coast Artillery Corps.

First Lieut., Coast Artillery Corps, July 1, 1916.

Served: At Fort Totten, N. Y., to Nov. 1, 1916; at Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., Instructor of N. Y. Police Department in rifle shooting, to Dec. 15, 1916, when he returned to Fort Totten; at Fort Totten to February, 1917; at Rockaway Point, N. Y., Assistant in constructing Fort Tilden, Adjutant, Artillery Engineer and Ordnance Officer, to May, 1917, when he returned to Fort Totten;

(Transferred to Field Artillery, July 13, 1917,
to Rank From July 1, 1916)

(Captain, 15th Field Artillery, May 15, 1917)

joined 15th Field Artillery at Syracuse, N. Y., July, 1917; at Pine Camp, N. Y., August to November, 1917; sailed for France with regiment, December, 1917; on special duty with 4th French Army, February, 1918; Army Artillery Staff, 1st Army, March-April, 1918; at Château Thierry and on the Vesle, Chief of Artillery Information Service, 1st Corps, May to

(Major, Field Artillery, National Army, July 3, 1918)

September, 1918; in St. Mihiel Offensive, Chief of Artillery Information Service, 4th Corps, September-October, 1918; (Oct. 12 with 341st Field Artillery, 80th Division, Battalion 75's; Oct. 17, with 342nd Field Artillery, Battalion of 155's); marched to Germany, Nov. 28–Dec. 10; with Army of Occupation in Germany, Dec. 10, 1918, to May 18, 1919; at Camp Stotsenburg, Philippines, September, 1919, to March 15, 1920, when as result of injuries received in game of polo, he

Died, March 15, 1920, at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I.: Aged 25.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1920.

Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Williams' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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