Francis Fielding Longley of Illinois
Appointed from Michigan, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 20 June 1898 (3)
Secone Lieutenant, Corps of Engingeers, 12 June 1902
Resigned 2 September 1902
Francis Fielding Longley was born 23 October 1879. Appointed to the United States Military Academy, 20 June 1898 to 12 June 1902, when he was graduated and promoted in the United States Army to Second Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers. He resigned on 2 September 1902.
He was appointed Major, Engineer Officers Reserve Corps, 26 July 1917, and went to France with the American Expeditinary Force in August 1917. He served there as Assistant to the Chief Engineer, AEF, in the organization of water supply service for the AEF.
He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, National Army, 15 November 1917, assigned to the 26th Engineers, Army Water Supply Regiment, and organized the Army Water Supply Service.
He was promtoed to Colonel, 26th Engineers, 1 October 1918, and continued supervision of water supply operations after the armistice. He then served on and Engineer Board to determine enemy damages in Allied countries, January and February 1919. He was then in charge of Army Educational Work in the United Kingdom from March to July 1919.
He was honorably discharged on 31 July 1919 and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.
Civil History: Graduate student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, 1903-1904; Civil and Sanitary Engineer, engaged largely in Water Supply and Sewerage Work at Moline, Illinois; Watertown, New York; Washington, DC; Toronto, Ontario; St. Johns, Newfoundland; Salem and Beverly, Massachusetts; Vicksburg, Mississippi, and numerous other places; from 1912 to 1919; a member of firm of Hazen, Whipple & Fuller, Consulting Engineers, 30 E. 42d Street, New York City; November 1919, organizing Division of Sanitation, League of Red Cross Societies, Geneva Switzerland: Member of American Society of Civil Engineers: Canadian Society of Civil Engineers; American Public Health Association.; American Water Works Association; New England Water Works Association. Vice Pres, Lock Joint Pipe Co. East Orange New Jersey, 1924—.
Decorations of Commander of British Empire, Military Grade; Order of Etoile Noire of France and Victory Medal.
LONGLEY, FRANCIS FIELDING
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF BIRTH: 10/23/1879
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/10/1965
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 06/15/1965
- BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 540-B
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LONGLEY, DOROTHOY LOUD W/O FRANCIS FIELDING
- DATE OF BIRTH: 07/25/1879
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/26/1959
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 05/05/1950
- BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 540
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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