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Military officer

Kermit Roosevelt, American military officer. Awarded Military Cross (British); Montenegrin War Cross. Member Dutch Reformed Church.


Roosevelt, Kermit was born on October 10, 1889 in Oyster Bay, New York, United States. Son of Theodore (26th President of the United States) and Edith Kermit (Carow) R.


Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1912.


With father on hunting trip in Africa, 1909-1910, also exploration trip on “River of Doubt,” in Brazil, 1914. Engaged in engineering and banking in S. America, 1911-1916. President Roosevelt Steamship Сompany.

Vice president United States Lines Company Commissioned captain in British Army, July 1917, and served with Motor Machine Guns, in Mesopotamia. Trans, to 7th Field Artillery, 1st Division, United States Army, June 1918. Honorary discharged, March 1919.

Commissioned major Middlesex Regiment, British Army, October 10, 1939. Colonel in Finnish Army to raise vols. in England for Finnish campaign, January-February 1940. With British Army in Norwegian campaign, March-June 1940.

To Egypt, August 1940. Invalided to England, December 1940, to the United States June 1941.


  • Other Work

    • Author: War in the Garden of Eden, 1919. The Happy Hunting Grounds, 1920. Quentin Roosevelt—A Sketch with Letters.

      (with brother Theodore) East of the Sun and West of the Moon, 1926. Cleared for Strange Ports, 1927. American Backlogs, 1928.

      Trailing the Giant Panda (with brother Theodore), 1929.


Member Dutch Reformed Church. Clubs: Knickerbocker, Racquet, River (founder), India House, Boone and Crocket (former president).


Married Belle Wyatt Willard, June 11, 1914.

Theodore (26th President Roosevelt

Belle Wyatt Willard