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LTC Edward Chauncey Register
Birth: Apr. 21, 1884
Duplin County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 1920
Dolnoslaskie, Poland

Register was a 1905 graduate of the Citadel and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1908. Commissioned into the US Army Medical Corps in 1910; tours in The Philippines, China and with General Pershing's Punitive Expedition to Mexico in 1916. During WWI he was in charge of the receiving of casualties debarking from ships in Charleston, and was in France during the summer of 1919 assisting with the repatriation of German POWs when he answered a call from President Wilson for volunteers to assist with a typhus epidemic that was sweeping through Poland. Facing certain death he nevertheless accepted the challenge and immediately was sent to the city of Tarnapol where he organized and ran a 1500 bed hospital; inevitably he too contracted typhus and died on January 3, 1920. He was posthumously awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal and the Polish Order of the Valiant (that countries highest military award). A street on The Citadel campus is named in his memory. He was just elected to The Citadels Distinguished Alumni List.

Bio Submitted by

Bob Mebane RN
CPT, USAR, AN
The Citadel '80

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John William Register (1859 - 1929)
  Annie Jane Alderman Register (1850 - 1926)
 
 Spouse:
  Jeannie Dubose Heyward Haskell (1887 - 1978)*
 
 Children:
  Jane DuBose Register Fishburne (1912 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leonard Charles Register (1883 - 1954)*
  Edward Chauncey Register (1884 - 1920)
  David Wells Register (1886 - 1938)*
  John Leon Register (1888 - 1974)*
  Albert Roy Register (1890 - 1952)*
  William Norward Register (1892 - 1975)*
  Robert Eustace Register (1895 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Son of John & Annie Register.
 
Burial:
Saint Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Aug 20, 2008
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LTC Edward Chauncey Register
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LTC Edward Chauncey Register
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LTC Edward Chauncey Register
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