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Roy S. ATWOOD Edit Profile

major , United States Army , Coast Artillery corpus

Roy S. ATWOOD, Major, Coast Artillery corpus, United States army. Member of Masons; Sons of the American Revolution. Club: Columbus Yacht (New York City).


ATWOOD, Roy S. was born on August 17, 1886 in Le Raysville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Hollis H. and Alice (Bosworth) Atwood.


O. Northern University, Bachelor of Science, B.Ped. Postgraduate work, Denison University, O., Wooster University, O. and Northampton Polytech. Institute, London, England.

Advanced Course C.A. School, 1926, Command and General Staff School, honor graduate 1927.


I. Second Lieutenant, 1911, First Lieutenant, 1916, Captain, 1917, Major, C.A.C., since 1918. Ord. Officer, Coast Defenses, Narragansett Bay, 1914. Executive Officer, 1915, Commanding Officer, United States Mine Planter, Schofield, 1917.

On Naval Patrol duty, Panama, 1917-1918. Served, American Expeditionary Forces, 1918. Returned, United States, 1919.

Commanding Battalion, 66th Artillery, 8th Howitzers motorized, 1918. At front, 44th Artillery, 1918. Executive Officer, Anvergne leave area, France, 1919.

Student, British University, 1919. Executive Officer, 52nd Railway Artillery Regiment, 1919. Executive Officer, C. M.T. Camps, Newport, Rhode Island, 1924-1925.

Recruiting duty, 1920. Commanding Officer, United States Mine Planter Schofield, 1920. Mine Commander, Coast Defenses of Chesapeake Bay, 1921.

Executive Officer, General Headquarters Corps and Army troops and Coast Arty, units, Organization Reserve in Rhode Island, 1922. C.M.T.C. Officer, Fourth Corps Area, since 1927.


Member of Masons; Sons of the American Revolution. Club: Columbus Yacht (New York City).


Spouse Mary Goodwin MacKaye, 1920, Newport, R.