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Harry Newton COOTES

colonel , United States Army

Harry Newton COOTES, Colonel, United States Army.


COOTES, Harry Newton was born on April 2, 1874 in Staunton. Virginia. Son of B. Frank and Mary Elizabeth (Newton) Cootes.


Staunton Military Academy, Staunton, Virginia. Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia. Staunton Business College, Staunton, Virginia.


Colonel of Cavalry, 1918-1920. Lieutenant Colonel, 1920. Colonel, 1928. Served as Aide de Camp to Honorary J. M. Dickinson, Secy, of War, 1909-1911, Major General Hugh L. Scott, Chief of Staff, United States Army, 1916-1917, Honorary Newton D. Baker.

Secretary War, 1916-1917, Honorary W. C. Forbes, Governor General Philippines, 1909-1910. Military Attache, Austria and Czechoslovakia, 1923-1926. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal.

Great Silver Cross, Austrian Republic. Military Cross, Czechoslovakia. Service Medals: Spanish-American War.

Cuban Occupation; Philippine Campaign. Mexico Border Campaign. World War; Confederate Cross.


Clubs: Chevy Chase, Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).


Spouse Mary Lou Cooke, May 26, 1908, Norfolk, Virginia.