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 Chester Wright Gates

Chester Wright Gates

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Death 1 Dec 1963 (aged 67)
Burial Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA
Plot 3, 0, 2548
Memorial ID 687700 · View Source
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Chester Wright Gates was born at Fulton, Bourbon county, Kansas July 25, 1896, the son of Honorable Edward C. Gates, Judge of the Sixth Judicial District. Chester was educated in the Fort Scott Public Schools.
He enlisted in Company G, Kansas National Guards, and served on the Mexican border under Capt. John H. Pritchard.
He was selected as one of three soldiers from his company for the First Officers' Training School at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant. He was assigned to the Quartermaster's Corps in the National Army on Aug 15, 1917, and was ordered to France on June 6, 1918.
Immediately upon his return from France, he was ordered to report to the commanding officer of the Motor Transport Training School at Camp Holabird, Maryland, as chief instructor.
In Sept, 1920, he was commissioned First Lieutenant in the Regular Army and was then stationed at Camp Holabird, Maryland.
"Commissioned Officers of Bourbon county, Kansas in the World War 1." by C. E. Cory of Fort Scott, KS. Reprinted Fall, 2002, on page 66, Volume XXIX, Number 3, Old Fort Log, by Old Fort Geneological Society of Southeastern Kansas.


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 687700
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chester Wright Gates (25 Jul 1896–1 Dec 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 687700, citing Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .