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Walter Drew Mccaw, American army officer. awarded Silver Star medal by United States, 1932. Fellow American College of Surgeons; member Royal Society Medicine, Virginia Society of the Cincinnati.


Mccaw, Walter Drew was born on February 10, 1863 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of James Brown and Delia (Patteson) Mccaw.


Educated private schools, Richmond. Doctor of Medicine Medical College of Virginia, 1882. Doctor of Medicine College Physicians and Surgical (Columbia), 1884, Doctor of Science, 1932.

Unmarried. Commissioned assistant surgeon United States of America, 1884. Captain assistant surgeon, 1889. Major surgeon, February 2, 1901.

Lieutenant colonel Medical Corps, January 1, 1909. Colonel, May 9, 1913. Brigadier general assistant surgeon general United States of America, March 5, 1919, retired, February 10, 1927.

In volunteer service as major brig. surgeon, June 4, 1898. Major surgeon, 42d United States Vol. Infantry, August 17, 1899.


Was in campaign of Santiago de Cuba, 1898. In P.I., 1900-1901, during insurrection. Has served in Depts. of Missouri, the Platte, East Texas and California.

On duty in Washington, 1902-1913. Librarian, surgeon general’s office in charge of mus. and library div. Professor military hygiene, 1902-1905, professor military and tropical medicine, 1904-1913, Army Medical School, Washington.

Chief surgeon Division of the Philippines, 1914. Commanding Division Hospital, Manila, 1915. Department surgeon, Southern Department, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1916-1917.

On duty chief surgeon’s office, American Expeditionary Force, March-October 1918. Chief surgeon American Expeditionary Force, October 1918-July 15, 1919. Distinguished Service Medal (United States), also awarded Silver Star medal by United States, 1932.

Commander Legion of Honor (French). Companion of the Bath (C.B.) (British). Officer Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (Italian).


Fellow American College of Surgeons. Member Royal Society Medicine, Virginia Society of the Cincinnati.


James Brown Mccaw

Delia (Patteson) Mccaw