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Robert Henry Wescott
Colonel, United States Army
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Robert Hayes Wescott of Wisconsin
Appointed from Wisconsin, Private, Company G, 28th Infantry, 28 April to 10 November 1898
Second Lieutenant, 10th U. S. Infantry, 10 April 1899
First Lieuenant, 16th U. S. Infantry, 2 February 1901


COLONEL WESCOTT FOUND DEAD
388th Infantry Chief At Burlington, Vermont, Apparently Shot Self

BURLINGTON, Vermont - August 13, 1928 - Colonel Robert H. Wescott, Executive Officer of the 388th Infantry, Ninety-seventh Division, Organized Reserves, was found dead in his officeearly this afternoon of a bullet would just under his heart, apparently self-inflicted.  A pronounced melancholy which had come upon him at timesis thought to have been the cause of  his act.

The body was found by Mrs. Wescott, who went to his officer when he did not come home for luncheon and she was unable to reach him by telephone.  Although several persons wre working in the building, the shot had not been heard.

Colonel Wescott was 52 years old.  He had madethe Army his careet and had seen service for morethan thirty years in many parts of the world.  He came here about a year ago from Camp Devens, Massachusetts.  He had recently received orders to transfer September 1 to Ninety-seventh Division Headquarters at Manchester, New Hempshire, where he was to have taken up dities as plans and training officer.

Besides his widow, Colonel Wescott is survived by two children, a daugher, 17, and a son, 15 years of age.



WESCOTT, ROBERT H
COL INF USA
DATE OF DEATH: 08/13/1928
BURIED AT: SECTION 6 E
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

WESCOTT, HENRIETTA W/O ROBERT H
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/17/1880
DATE OF DEATH: 08/20/1949
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 8394 WS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF RH WESCOTT, COL INF USA


 Posted: 3 September 2006 Updated: 14 September 2007

 
 

RH Wescott Gravesite PHOTO

Henrietta Wescott Gravesite PHOTO
Photos By M. R. Patteson, December 2004