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United States coast guard officer

William Kirk Scammell, United States coast guard officer. Awarded Victory medal, World War I; Legion of Merit and Bronze Star, World World War World War II.

Background

Scammell, William Kirk was born on December 3, 1889 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of Henry William and Ina L. (Rice) Scammell.

Education

Graduate, McKinley High School, Washington, 1908, United States Coast Guard Academy, 1911.

Career

Commissioned ensign, United States Coast Guard, 1911, and advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1945. Served in various Coast Guard vessels and at shore stations, 1911-1948. Commander 12th Coast Guard district with collateral duty as commander Western Area.

Membership

Clubs: Bohemian, Propeller, Commonwealth (all San Francisco).

Connections

Married Mary Meares, November 6, 1912. Children: Mary Elizabeth (Mistress Ernest Allen), William Kirk.

father:
Henry William Scammell

mother:
Ina L. (Rice) Scammell

spouse:
Mary Meares

children:
Mary Elizabeth Scammell (Mistress Ernest Allen)

William Kirk Scammell