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army officer

William Dorrance Beach, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (United States); 2 citations “for gallantry in action”; Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre (France). Served at Camp Eagle Pass, Texas, 1888-1891.

Background

Beach, William Dorrance was born on June 18, 1856 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of Joshua M. and Sarah E. (Ford) Beach.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1879.

Career

Commanded Second lieutenant 3d Cavalry, June 13, 1879. Promoted through grades to brigadier general N.A., August 5, 1917. Brigadier general regular army, February 28, 1927 (retired).

Membership

Served at Camp Eagle Pass, Texas, 1888-1891.

Connections

Married Miss Bullens, April.

father:
Joshua M. Beach

mother:
Sarah E. (Ford) Beach

spouse:
Miss Bullens