Clement Alexander Finley Flagler of Georgia
- Appointed from Iowa, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 14 June 1885 (3)
- Additional Second Lieuenant of Engineers, 12 June 1889
- Second Lieutenant, 1 April 1890
- First Lieutenant, 4 October 1894
- Major, Engineer Officer of Volunteers, 17 May 1898
- Honorably dscharged from the Volunteer Service, 31 December 1898
- Captain of Engineers, 5 July 1898
CLEMENT ALEXANDER FINLEY FLAGLER – (1867-1922) – Army Engineer, born in Georgia. Graduated from West Point (1889), instructor in civil and military engineering at West Point (1894-95). On staff of Major-General Wilson serving at Chickamanga Post, Georgia; Charleston, S.C.; and Puerto Rico (1898). Engineering officer, Department of the East (1900-02). On staff of General Funston at Vera Cruz Expedition (1914). Commanded artillery, 3rd corps, in Argonne Mouse; commanded 42nd (Rainbow) Division in Army of the Rhine; commandant of Engineers School, Camp Humphreys, VA. (1919); Departmet Engineer in Honolulu (1920).
He was the son of Daniel Webster Flagler, Brigadier General, United States Army, and is buried with his wife and his parents in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
MAJOR GENERAL C. A. F. FLAGLER
WASHINGTON, May 8, 1922 – Major General Clement Alexander Finley Flagler, former commander of artillery of the 3rd Corps in the Argonne-Meuse Campaign and of the 42nd (Rainbow) Division in the Army of the Rhine, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, last night after an illness of five months.
General Flagler was born in Georgia August 17, 1867. He attended Griswold College, Iowa, being graduated with a B.S. in 1885. He entered the United States Military Academy, was graduated in 1889 and from the Engineering School of Application in 1892. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1913 and was on the staff of General Funston in the Vera Cruz expedition in 1914. In the same year he was detailed as an instructor at the Army War College here and remained on duty in Washington until 1917.
When the United States entered the war, General Flagler went overseas and commanded the artillery of the Fifth Division at St. Mihiel and was later promoted to Major General.
FLAGLER, CAROLINE DE WITT W/O GLEMENT ALEXANDER F
- DATE OF DEATH: 07/05/1938
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/11/1938
- BURIED AT: SECTION WEST SITE 147
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF CA FLAGLER – MAJOR GEN US ARMY
FLAGLER, CLEMENT ALEXANDER FINLEY
- COLONEL US ENGRS
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 05/07/1922
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 05/10/1922
- BURIED AT: SECTION W E SITE LOT 147
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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