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army officer

William Hemple Arthur, American army officer.


Arthur, William Hemple was born on April 1, 1856 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert and Mary (Hemple) Arthur.


Doctor of Medicine, University Maryland, 1877.


Appointed assistant surgeon United States Army, February 18, 1881. Captain assistant surgeon, February 18, 1886. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, October 2, 1917.

Commanded hospital ship Spanish-American War. With China Relief Expedition, 1900. In Philippines, 1900-1902.

Duty at Soldiers’ Home and Walter Reed Hospital, District of Columbia, until 1911. Duty in Philippines until 1915. Appointed commandant Army Medical School, Washington, October 1, 1915.

Retired December 3, 1918. Medical director Georgetown University Hospital, March 10, since 1919. Home: Washington, Distric.


Married Laura Bouvier, September 26, 1881.

Robert Arthur

Mary (Hemple) Arthur

Laura Bouvier