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Naval officer

William Denny Brereton, American naval officer. Decorated Commander Order of Leopold, II; Victory medal.

Background

Brereton, William Denny was born on December 15, 1887 in Globe, Arizona, United States. Son of William Denny and Helen (Hyde) Brereton.

Education

Education public and private grade schools, Pittsburgh.

Career

Became midshipman, United States Navy, 1904. Promoted through grades to captain. Commander United States transport and United States Ship Elcano in Far East, World War.

Later commander United States Ship Brooklyn. Now naval attache, Argentine.

Membership

Clubs: Army and Navy, Chevy Chase, Washington.

Connections

Married Nancy Harrison Collins, May 1, 1912. Children: Helen Hyde (Mistress Robert Dwight Swezey), Nancy Marshall, Sara Burton.

father:
William Denny Brereton

mother:
Helen (Hyde) Brereton

spouse:
Nancy Harrison Collins

children:
Helen Hyde Brereton (Mistress Robert Dwight Swezey)

Nancy Marshall Brereton

Sara Burton Brereton