Edmund Pepperell Easterbrook – Colonel, United States Army

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Edmund Pepperell Easterbrook of England

  • Appointed from New York, Chaplain, 2nd New York Infantry, 31 July 1898
  • Honorably mustered out 25 October 1898
  • Chaplain, 202nd New York Infantry, 4 November 1898
  • Honorably mustered out 15 April 1899
  • Chaplain, United States Army, 31 January  1900
  • Assigned to the 17th U. S. Infantry, 25 February 1901

19 December 1927:

He said he felt quite well, thank you. The War Department was not so sure. It was said the War Department was anxious to be rid of him because he had agitated for higher rank for his comrades in arms and prayer. Upon this the War Department did not comment but ordered him to Walter Reed Hospital for examination. He went unwillingly—and last week Colonel John T. Axton, Chief of Army Chaplains, was retired as of next April. Secretary of War Davis wrote him a letter expressing regret that he had been found “physically incapacitated for active duty.”

To succeed Col. Axton, who is a 57-year-old Congregationalist, the Senate was asked to confirm Lieutenant Colonel Edmund P. Easterbrook, 62-year-old Methodist Episcopalian. Chagrined, Col. Axton announced that he would join the staff of Rutgers University (New Brunswick, N. J.)


Chaplain Axton was succeeded by Chaplain Edmund P. Easterbrook, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Appointed Chief on 7 April 1928, he served until his retirement for reasons of health and age on 28 December 1929.


NOTE: He was the father-in-law of Joseph Lawton Collins, General, United States Army.


Fannie Luscombe Easterbrook, by her husband, shortly after her death from typhus at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C. Additional windows in memory of Mrs. Easterbrook are in the chapels at Walter Reed General Hospital and Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.

His Son, Arthur Edmund Easterbrook, Brigadier General, United States Army, is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


EASTERBROOK, EDMUND R

  • CH/COL US ARMY RTD
  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/18/1933
  • BURIED AT: SECTION EAST  SITE 3485
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

EASTERBROOK, FANNIE W/O EDMUND P

  • BURIED AT
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF EP EASTERBROOK, COLONEL CHF OF CHAPLAINE US ARMY
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