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Mark Leslie Hersey, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (United States); officer Legion of Honor and Croix de Guerre with palm (France).


Hersey, Mark Leslie was born on December 1, 1863 in Stetson, Maine, United States. Son of George L. and Olive (Hodsdon) Hersey.


Bachelor of Arts, Bates College, Maine, 1884. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1887. A.M., Bates College, 1902, Doctor of Laws, 1919.

Doctor of Laws, University of Maine, 1921.


Add. Second lieutenant 19th Infantry, June 12, 1887. Promoted through grades to colonel 58th Infantry, July 27, 1917. Brigadier general; N.A., August 28, 1917.

Major general, October 15, 1918. Returned to grade of colonel United States of America, August 31, 1919. Brigadier general (temporary), July 15, 1920-March 4, 1921.

Reapptd. brigadier general, confirmed March 5, 1921. Major general, September 20, 1924. Retired November 2, 1924.

Superintendent supplies, City of Boston, October 1925-1926. Detached service at University of Maine, 1891-1895, with the Philippine Constabulary, 1905-1914, chief of Mindanao Constabulary, 1909-1914. Assigned as commander 155th Infantry Brigade, Camp Dix, New Jersey, August 29, 1917.

Commanded 155th Infantry Brigade in St. Mihiel offensive and defensive and at Bois des Loges in the Meuse-Argonne, until October 29, 1919, when assigned to command 4th Division. Commanded 4th Division on march to the Rhine and throughout service with Army of Occupation. Returned to the United States with 4th Division, July 31, 1919.


Married Elizabeth Noyes, September 16, 1887. Children: Mark Leslie, Dorothy, Alice Elizabeth.

George L. Hersey

Olive (Hodsdon) Hersey

Elizabeth Noyes

Mark Leslie Hersey

Dorothy Hersey

Alice Elizabeth Hersey