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army officer

Walter Driscoll Smith, American army officer. Decorated Roosevelt Medal for Construction of Panama Canal, Purple Heart; French Legion of Honor.

Background

Smith, Walter Driscoll was born on November 16, 1875 in Cumberland, Maryland, United States. Son of Page John and Sarah Dorothy (Ways) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, St. Johns College, Annapolis, 1897. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1901. Student Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1922-1923, War College, Washington, 1921, Naval War College, 1924.

Career

March 8, 1948); children—Beverly Egerton (Mistress F. B. Kane), Charles Calvert Egerton, Dorothy Egerton (Mistress R. H. Berry), Page Egerton. Commissioned Second lieutenant, 1901, advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1939. Instructor United States Military Academy, 1905-1909, tactics officer, 1915-1917.

Duty on construction of Panama Canal, 1909-1913. Duty with regiment, 1913-1915. Duty at General Headquarters, France, 1917-1919.

With General Staff, Washington, 1924-1928. Instructor and director Staff College, 1930-1931. Chief history section Army War College, 1931-1935.

Chief of staff, 82d Reserve Division, 1935-1939. With United States War Department, 1941-1946.

Membership

Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington), Army and Navy Country (Arlington, Virginia).

Connections

Married Florence Beverly Egerton, March 27, 1901 (deceased. Children: Beverly Egerton (Mistress.

father:
Page John Smith

mother:
Sarah Dorothy (Ways) Smith

spouse:
Florence Beverly Egerton

child:
Beverly Egerton (Mrs Smith