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William Mackey Cruikshank, American army officer. Member Military Order Loyal Legion.

Background

Cruikshank, William Mackey was born on November 7, 1870 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of John C. and Euphrasia (Antisell) Cruikshank.

Education

Graduate, United States Military Academy, 1893, School of Submarine Defense, 1903, Army War College, 1920.

Career

1 daughter, Mary Holabird. Commissioned Second lieutenant Artillery, June 12, 1893. Promoted through grades to colonel May 15, 1917.

Brigadier general N.A., July 12, 1918. Honorary discharged as brigadier general, temporary, August 31, 1919. Brigadier general regular army, September 1, 1925.

Retired November 30, 1934. Instructor mathematics, United States Military Academy, 1895-1898 and 1898-1899. In Santiago Campaign, July 22-August 30, 1898.

District and post artillery engineer at Fort Howard, Maryland., 1904-1907. Adjunct 5th Field Artillery in Philippines, 1907-1909. Arrived in France with 1st Division, June 26, 1917.

Appointed commander 3d Brigade Field Artillery, 3d Division, 3d Army Corps, American Expeditionary Force, May 22, 1918, chief of artillery, 4th Corps, October 30, 1918-January 1, 1910. With Army of Occupation in Germany, November 17, 1918-January 1, 1919, and April 22, 1919-August 5, 1919. General Staff Corps, August 1920-1924.

Commandant Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1930-1934. Retired, November 30, 1934. Distinguished Service Medal (United States).

Officer Legion of Honor (French).

Membership

Member Military Order Loyal Legion. Clubs: Army and Navy.

Connections

Married Cornelia B. Holabird, April.

father:
John C. Cruikshank

mother:
Euphrasia (Antisell) Cruikshank

spouse:
Cornelia B. Holabird