Born 1 September 1894 in New York, Raymond E. S. Williamson was commissioned from the U.S. Military Academy in 1917 as a cavalry officer.
He served in 1918 with the Allied Expeditionary Force in WWI.
In WWII, he served as the G1 of the 23d (Americal) Division in the Pacific Theater and as the Deputy Commanding General of the 91st Division in the European Theater. After commanding the 3d Armored Division, he served as the Army Attaché in London until 1954 when he retired.
His awards included the Silver Star Medal, the Legion of Merit, and three Bronze Star Medals. He died 27 September 1957 at Pebble Beach, California.
WILLIAMSON, RAYMOND E S
- B/GEN ECCLESTON SERV U S A
- DATE OF BIRTH: 09/01/1894
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/27/1957
- BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE 3506
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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