Rene Edward DeRussy – Hoyle Major General, United States Army

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Rene Eward DeRussy Hoyle

  • Major General, US. Army
  • Born in New York September 16, 1883
  • Died November 1, 1981
  • Cadet, U.S. Military Academy 1902-06
  • graduated as No. 4516, Class of 1906
  • 2nd Lieutenant 1906
  • 1st Lieutenant 1907
  • Captain 1916
  • Major 1917
  • Lieutenant Colonel 1918
  • Colonel 1918
  • Captain 1920
  • Major 1920
  • Lieutenant Colonel 1930
  • Colonel 1937
  • Brigadier General (AUS) 1940
  • Served with 6th Field Artillery 1907-09
  • Student, Mounted Service School 1909-10
  • Served with 6th Field Artillery 1910-11
  • Aide-de-Camp to Colonel A.B. Dyer 1911
  • Battalion Quartermaster & Commissary, 6th Field Artillery 1911-12
  • Battery Commander, 6th Field Artillery 1912-13 Student, School of Fire
  • for Field Artillery 1913 Post & Regimental Signal Officer, Fort Riley
  • 1913-14 Battery Commander, 6th Field Artillery 1914-16
  • Served with 1st Field Artillery 1916-17
  • Brigade Adjutant, 1st Brigade, 1st Field Artillery 1917
  • Commanding Officer, 1st Field Artillery 1917
  • Instructor, School of Fire for Field Artillery 1917
  • Secretary & Disbursing Officer, School of Fire for Field Artillery 1917-18
  • Assistant Commandant, School of Fire for Field Artillery 1918-19
  • Student, Army Center of Artillery Studies, Treves, France, 1919
  • Served with Office of Chief of Field Artillery 1919
  • Professor (Military Science & Tactics), Yale University 1919-23
  • Student, Command & General Staff School 1923-24
  • Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 16th Field Artillery 1924-26
  • Acting Commanding Officer, 16th Field Artillery July-August 1925 & 1925-26
  • Student, Army War College 1926-27
  • Member, G-3 Division, Army General Staff 1927-31
  • Commanding Officer, 1st Field Artillery & School Troops, Fort Sill 1930
  • Executive Officer & Instructor, Field Artillery School 1930-31
  • Instructor, Field Artillery School 1931-35
  • Personnel Officer, Office of Chief of Field Artillery 1935-37
  • Executive Officer to Chief of Field Artillery 1937-39
  • Commanding Officer, 6th Field Artillery & Fort Hoyle 1939-40
  • Commanding General, 9th Infantry Division 1940-42
  • Commanding General, Field Artillery Replacement Center, Camp Roberts 1942-45
  • Retired as Major General August 31, 1945

Rene Edward DeRussy Hoyle was born in 1883 and graudated from the United States Military Academy in 1906.  He married Christine Guilfoyle and they had at least two sons:  Rene Edward DeRussy Hoyle, Jr. (1935-1935) who is buried in Section 15 of Arlington National Cemetery (where many other military children are buried) and John Guilfoyle Hoyle (1916-1986) who is buried with them in Section 3.

They are buried near the General's parents (Eli DuBose and Franny DeRussy Hoyle).


Eli D. Hoyle (Class of 1875) married the daughter of a former Superintendent of West Point while a student officer at the Artillery School.   Which former Superintendent was his wife's father??  Answer: Rene E. DeRussy, Class of 1812, Superintendent, 1833-1838.  DeRussy had several daughters late in life.  Thus, the 63-year difference in age between father-in-law and son-in-law.  Hoyle married Fanny DeRussy and had a son who graduated in the Clas of 1906, 94 years between grandfather and grandson.  Hoyle was also the great-grandfather of a member of the Class of 1961.


HOYLE, RENE EDWARD DERUSSY JR S/O RENE EDWARD

  • DATE OF DEATH: 03/10/1935
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/15/1935
  • BURIED AT: SECTION FORT  SITE 17-A
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • SON OF RED HOYLE – LT COL FIELD ART

HOYLE, CHRISTINE G W/O RENE DE R

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 10/31/1888
  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/17/1967
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/20/1967
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 4445 LH
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF RED HOYLE – MG U. S. A.

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