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Naval officer

John Walter Wilcox, American naval officer. Awarded special letter of Commendation by Navy Department for service in World War; decorated Mexican Campaign medal, World War medal with Silver Star, American Red Cross silver medal, Italian Croce Rossi silver medal. Member Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Background

Wilcox, John Walter was born on March 22, 1882 in Milledgeville, Georgia, United States. Son of John Wesley and Anna Gray (Holmes) Wilcox.

Education

Educated elementary and high school, Macon, 1888-1889. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1905. Graduated from Nava War College, 1924.

Career

Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1905, and promoted through the grades to rear admiral, 1938.

Membership

Member Sons of Confederate Veterans. Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).

Connections

Married Caroline Manigault, December 22, 1919. Children: Arthur, Mary.

father:
John Wesley Wilcox

mother:
Anna Gray (Holmes) Wilcox

spouse:
Caroline Manigault

children:
Mary Wilcox

Arthur Wilcox