William Durward Connor


William Durward Connor Famous memorial

Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 16 Jun 1960 (aged 86)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
Plot Section 18, Row G, Grave 75
Memorial ID 3634 View Source

United States Army General. He began his military career commissioned an officer in the Corps of Engineers from West Point in 1897. From 1909 to 1916, he was with the War Department General Staff and was promoted Colonel Deputy chief of staff of AEF in 1917. In June 1918, he was promoted Brigadier General Chief of staff of 32nd Division. During World War I, he was Commanding General of 63rd Brigade and Commanding General of American forces in France, 1918 to 1920. After the war, he was the Chief of Transportation Service in 1921, Deputy Chief of Staff US Army, in 1922 and Commanding General of US Army forces in China, 1923 to 1926. Promoted Major General in 1926, he was Commanding General of the 2nd Division and was Commandant of the Army War College West Point, from 1927 until his retirement in 1932.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 30 Sep 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 3634
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