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major , TJS Marine Corps

William Francis BEVAN, American Major, TJ.S. Marine Corps.


BEVAN, William Francis was born on September 26, 1884 in Weedonville, King George Company, Virginia, United States. Son of Thomas Horatio and Vera Marshall (Coakley) Bevan.


Private prep, schools, Baltimore, Maryland. Johns Hopkins University. University Maryland; Marine Corps Schools.


J. Appointed, 2 Lieutenant, Marine Corps, 1907, 1 Lieutenant, 1908, Captain, 1916, Major, 1917. Served, sea vessels throughout world, Navy Yards on east and west coasts of the United States, Cuba, Philippine Islands, Haiti, Santo Domingo. During World War served with American Expeditionary Forces in France.

Awarded. Navy Cross by United States Government, for distinguished service in France, 1918, Distinguished Service Medal by Pres, of Haiti, 1928, for distinguished service as Brigadier General and Assistant Commandant of Garde d'Haiti (sole military and police force of Haiti).


Clubs: University, Philadelphia. Chevy Chase, Racquet, Capital Yacht, Washington, D. C.


Spouse Dorothy B. Pierson, September 26, 1911, Montclair, N.