MG LeRoy Springs Lyon

MG LeRoy Springs Lyon

Birth
Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
Death 23 Feb 1920 (aged 53)
Camp Taylor, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Site 4066
Memorial ID 57196216 · View Source
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US Army Major General. He graduated from Richmond College in 1886 and West Point in 1891, afterwards serving with the 7th Cavalry and 2nd Artillery. During the Spanish-American War he graduated from the Coast Artillery School, served in Cuba with the 2nd Artillery, and then was aide to Generals Royal T. Frank in Atlanta and John R. Brooke at Governor’s Island, New York. He graduated from the School of Submarine Defense in 1903, and served as District Artillery Engineer at Fort Barrancas, Florida until 1906. He served in the Philippines in 1906 and 1907, and then commanded a battery at Vancouver Barracks, Washington. In 1916 and 1917 he served in the Panama Canal Zone. During World War I he was promoted to temporary Brigadier General and commanded the 65th Field Artillery Brigade during training. He was then advanced to temporary Major General, and commanded the 31st and then the 80th Divisions during combat in France, for which he received the Distinguished Service Medal. After the war he reverted to his permanent rank of Colonel, and commanded the Field Artillery Basic School at Camp Taylor, Kentucky. His niece Georgie Hayes Lyon was the wife of General Jacob Devers.(Bio by: Bill McKern)


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Colonel Field Artillery US Army
Major General National Army
Distinguished Service Medal

Gravesite Details Interred February 25, 1920

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  • Created by: Anne Cady
  • Added: 17 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57196216
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MG LeRoy Springs Lyon (15 Oct 1866–23 Feb 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57196216, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Anne Cady (contributor 46985237) .