Gerth, William Francis, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Chemical Corps
Last MOS Group
Chemical (Officer)
Primary Unit
1911-1918, Artillery Units
Service Years
1898 - 1921

Chemical Corps


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Home Town
Fort Monroe
Last Address
San Diego, California

Date of Passing
Mar 11, 1927
Location of Interment
Greenwood Memorial Park - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
American Legion Plot

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US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Army Honorable Service Lapel Pin (1920-1939)

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Last Known Activity
Captain William Francis Gerth first saw service in Cuba as a Private during the Spanish-American War with Company F, 71st Infantry Regiment.  Upon returning to New York he re-enlisted with Company H, 7th Artillery at Fort Adams, Rhode Island where he remained through 1906 serving also with the 78th Coast Artillery. The now Sergeant Gerth was sent to Fort Moultrie, South Carolina where he served with the 129th Coastal Artillery. After only staying at this post for a short time Gerth returned to Fort Adams in 1907 where he was assigned as Quartermaster Sergeant and in 1911 Post Ordnance Sergeant. From 1913 through January 1918 Gerth served as Ordnance Sergeant at various posts including; Ft Revere Massachusetts; Fort Logan Colorado, Manila, and the Philippine Ordnance Depot.
In February 1918 Gerth accepted a commission as 1LT, Ordnance Corp and in September he re-branched to Chemical Warfare Service and was promoted to Captain on 1 October 1918.
Captain Gerth retired from the Army in 1921 and moved to San Diego where he passed away in 1927.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 7th Artillery Coastal Artillery Corps
  1898-1899, 2nd Battalion, 71st Infantry Regiment
  1899-1901, 1st Battalion, 7th Artillery
  1901-1909, Coastal Artillery Corps
  1909-1911, Coastal Artillery Corps
  1911-1918, Artillery Units
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1913-1913 Moro Rebellion (Philippines)
  1917-1918 World War I
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