Andre Walker Brewster – Major General, United States Army

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Born on December 9, 1862, at Hoboken, New Jersey, during the Civil War and commissioned in the Army in 1885. A veteran of frontier duty and the Spanish-American War, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for service during the Boxer Rebellion as Captain, 9th United States Infantry, Tientsin, China, on July 13, 1900. The Medal was issued on September 15, 1903.

In June 1917 he went to France as Inspector General of General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Force (AEF) during World War I and remained in position until September 1919. He retired in 1925 as a Major General, Commanding the I Corps Area in Boston.

He died on March 27, 1942 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.

BREWSTER, ANDRE W

  • Major General, United States Army
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 03/27/1942
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/30/1942
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 1150
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BREWSTER, ELIZABETH GRIFFIN

  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/14/1948
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 1130
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BREWSTER, ANDRE W.

Rank and organization: Captain, 9th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Tientsin, China, 13 July 1900. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Birth: Hoboken, New Jersey. Date of issue: 15 September 1903.

Citation: While under fire rescued 2 of his men from drowning.


MRS. ANDRE W. BREWSTER

BEVERLY FARMS, Massachusetts – February 14, 1948 – Mrs. Elizabeth Griffin Brewster, widow of Major General Andre Walker Brewster, Inspector General of the American Expeditionary Forces in the First World War, died today at the age of 87.

Mrs. Brewster was born in Rochester, New York.  Her husband won the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Boxer Rebellion in China. He was on General John J. Pershing's staff during the FirstWorld War and was later commander of the First Corps Area.

Mrs. Brewster leaves a daughter, Mrs. Donald Cassels; two granddaughters, Miss Andree Cassells, and Mrs. J. Lindsay Dexter, and two great-grandchildren.

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