Major General, United States Army
GENERAL JERSEY, OFFICER FOR 54 YEARS
Decorated For Work as Chief of Operations, General Staff in Last War - Dies At 76.
CHARLESTON, South Carolina, September 30, 1942 - Major General Henry Jervey, U.S.A., retired, died at his home here today. He was 76 years old.
General Jervey served in the Philippines and during the Firs World War, was on the General Staff in Washington. He received the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Order of Leopold the Order of the Bath and the Order of the Crown of Italy. His retirement took place in 1922 as a Brigadier General and he was promoted to Major General, retired, in 1930.
He leaves a widow and a son, Colonel William Jervey.
After a funeral service tomorrow afternoon, the body will be sent to Washington for burial in Arlington National Cemetery.
General Jervey received the Distinguished Service Medal for "especially meritorious s and conspicuous services as Director of Operations, General Staff" during the Great World War.
Born in Virginia on June 5, 1866, the son of Dr. Henry Jervey and Mrs. Helen Weason Jervey, he received a O.E. degree from the University of the South in 1884 and was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1888.
Serving in the Engineers Corps, General Jervey was in charge of the Fourth District, Mississippi River Improvements, 1898-99, and of rovers and harbors on the West Coast of Florida and defenses of Tampa Bay, 1890-1900.
He served in the Philippines, 1901-03, was instructor and Assistant Professor at West Point, 1903-05, harbors and defenses in the Mobile District, 1905-10, and of river improvements in the Cincinnati District, 1910-15.
General Jervey was appointed Commander of the Sixty-sixth Field Artillery Brigade, Camp Greene, Charlotte, North Carolina, in September 1917, and was made Chief of the Division of Operations, General Staff in February 1918. Subsequently he commanded the Forty-first Division at Camp Mills and the Eleventh Brigade Field Artillery in Hawaii.
He was the author of "Warfare of the Future," published in 1917.
Posted: 3 February 2011