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


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


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.


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.


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


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

Page John Smith

Sarah Dorothy (Ways) Smith

Florence Beverly Egerton

Beverly Egerton (Mrs Smith