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army officer

William Jones Nicholson, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, 1919, “for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services”; Distinguished Service Cross for “distinguished and exceptional gallantry at Bois de Bouge on September 29, 1918”; officer, Legion of Honor (France); promoted brigadier general regular army, February 28, 1927, by special act of Congress.

Background

Nicholson, William Jones was born on January 16, 1856 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of Commodore Somerville (United States Navy) and Hannah (Jones) N.

Education

Graduate Infantry and Cavalry School, 1883. Doctor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1919.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant cavalry, United States of America, August 15, 1876. Advanced through grades to colonel, August 24, 1912. Brigadier general N.A., August 5, 1917.

Membership

Served in Spanish-American War, Mexican Punitive Expedition, and as commander Camp Meade, 1917, Camp Upton, 1918.

Connections

Married Harriette Fenlon, February 6, 1833. Children: William Fenlon, Mistress.

father:
Commodore Somerville Nicholson

spouse:
Harriette Fenlon

children:
William Fenlon Nicholson

Mrs Nicholson