Williams, Allan Rawson, LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1918-1918, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1905 - 1918
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate


Lieutenant Colonel

Four Service Stripes

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Last Address

Casualty Date
Oct 09, 1918
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
World War I
Location of Interment
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 Military Association Memberships
World War I Fallen
  1918, World War I Fallen [Verified]

 Ribbon Bar

Expert Infantryman

 Unit Assignments
24th Infantry Regiment1st Battalion (Cadre) 29th Infantry3rd Division2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
  1906-1908, 24th Infantry Regiment
  1915-1916, HHC, 1st Battalion (Cadre) 29th Infantry
  1918-1918, 3rd Division
  1918-1918, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1906-1908 Moro Rebellion (Philippines)
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 World War I/Champagne-Marne Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/Aisne-Marne Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/St. Mihiel Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Prior to serving with the AEF, Lt. Col. Williams served many years with the Army in various posts in New York, including Fort Ontario (24th Infantry), Madison Barracks (24th Infantry), Fort Niagara (29th Infantry), Fort Jay (29th Infantry), Fort Slocum (recruit training, etc.) as a long serving 2nd and 1st Lt..  Ordnance and Signal Officer. (Returns from Military Posts records)

He had served in the Philippines with the 24th Infantry from December 1906 until 1908 (Camp Bumpus, Camp Tacloban, Leyte, P.I. and ending at Fort McKinley (under commanding officer,  J.J. Pershing).  Then, he served in the Canal Zone at Camp Gaillard, Culebra from May1915 through October 1916, as a Captain commanding K Company, 29th Infantry.  Then assigned to the K Company, 10th Infantry at Camp Otis,Las Cascadas. Canal Zone (December 1916).  

Note:His daughter, Margaret, was born in the Philippines, and his son, Phillip, in Panama City. Mrs. Matilda (nee Whitelaw) Williams and her two children returned to her birthplace, Cape Girardeau, Missouri following her husband's death in France.


Silver Star 

Awarded for actions during the World War I

By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) Allan R. Williams, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him.
Lieutenant Colonel Williams distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Romagne, France, 9 October 1918, while directing the movements of two companies in an attack.

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 9 (August 1, 1920)
Action Date: October 9, 1918
Service: Army
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment: 38th Infantry Regiment
Division: 3d Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Vermont in the Great War, 1917-1919, Published 1928;
Chapter II, Vermont Casualties, Killed in Action or Died in Service;
Page 303.

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