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Brigadier General , TJS Army

Frank Crandall BOLLES, American Brigadier General, TJ.S. Army. Member of Masons; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars.


BOLLES, Frank Crandall was born on September 25, 1872 in Elgin. 111. Son of Elisha and Harriet Bolles.


Missouri School of Mines. United States Military Academy, 1896. Army School of the Line, 1915.

General Staff' School. Army War College.


I. Commanded Company F., 18 Infantry at assault and capture of Manila, 1898. Commanded Gatling Gun Detachment in campaign on Island of Pansy, severely wounded at Jaro, recommended for Medal of Honor, 1899. Cited three times for conspicuous gallantry in action at assault and capture of Moro position in crator of Bud Dajo, 1906.

World War battle action, Marne Offensive. Toulon Sector; St. Mihiel Offensive and Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Appointed Brigadier General, United States Army, since 1928.

Awarded decorations; Distinguished Service Cross, for gallantry in action in Philippine Insurrection. Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, gallantry in action World War. Distinguished Service Medal.

Chevalier Legion of Honor, France. Croix-de-Guerre with palm and star, France. Silver Star Citation, Philippine Insurrection.

Author of Economy in Military Administration. What a Soldier should know.


Member of Masons; Elks. Veterans of Foreign Wars. Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).

Rotary; Kiwanis; American Legion. Sojourners.


Spouse Irene H. Pettit, January 14, 1909, Hempstead, L.