Whitside, Victor, MAJ

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1918-1919, 89th Division
Service Years
1908 - 1919



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Washington, D.C.
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Feb 03, 1919
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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World War I Fallen
  1919, World War I Fallen [Verified]

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Officer, Prominent Here,
Succumbs to Attack of Pneumonia

   Maj. Victor M. Whitside, of the 304th infantry, 89th division, who was cited for valor in the Argonne forest, and who was prominent in Washington, died of pneumonia on February 5 at Neuerburg, near Coblenz, Germany, where he was stationed with the army of occupation. A cablegram announcing his death was received by Col. Archibald Miller, his brother-in-law. The message stated that Col. Warren Whitside was with his brother when he died.

   Maj. Whitside was a son of Gen. Whitside, who succeeded Gen. Leonard Wood as commander at Santiago in the Spanish war, and who died here in 1904. Maj. Whitside, who was in the army eleven years, went from Fort Myer to France last March. He was with his regiment at the front four months and was gassed several times.

   Maj. Whitside was married to Miss Elizabeth Reeside, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Reeside, 1830 Nineteenth street northwest, in February, 1916.

Other Comments:
Hand written note from his brother, Col. Warren W. Whitside, for a telegram to his mother, Carrie Whitside, notifying her of the death of her youngest child, Victor, in Coblenz, Germany while serving with the occupation army following World War I.

Know you will be brave. The Lord in His inscrutible wisdom has taken Victor from us. He died today of pneumonia. He had every care and attention possible. He at no time realized that end was near. Died peacefully and without pain. Break news to Elizabeth and Madeline. Love and sympathy - Warren
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
7th US Cavalry 5th Cavalry2nd Cavalry Regiment89th Division
  1908-1915, HHT, 7th US Cavalry
  1916-1918, 5th Cavalry
  1918-1918, HHT, 2nd Cavalry Regiment
  1918-1919, 89th Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1916-1916 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
  1918-1918 World War I/St. Mihiel Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign
  1918-1919 Occupation of Germany, 1919 to 1923
 Colleges Attended 
University of Virginia
  1903-1907, University of Virginia
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 28, 1916, Marriage to Elizabeth Harmer Reeside1
  Oct 21, 2012, General Photos1
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