Rowan Palmer Lemly – Colonel, United States Army

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Rowan Parker Lemly was the son of Henry Rowan Lemly, Major, United States Army.  He was born in 1884 and died on 4 March 1938.  He is buried in the same plot as his parents in Arlington National Cemetery.

NOTE: He is the grandson of Innis Newton Palmer, Brigadier General, United States Army, who is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


COLONEL ROWAN P. LEMLY OF INFANTRY IS DEAD

Served in Philippines, Mexico and France
Instructor for National Guard

WASHINGTON, March 5, 1938 – Colonel Rowan P. Lemly of the Tenth Infantry at Fort Thomas, Kentucky, died at that post last night at the age of 53.  He had been instructor of many National Guard officers since the World War.

Colonel Lemly was born at Fort Monroe, Virginia, on December 30, 1884, and attended the United States Naval Academy from 1903 to 1906.  The next year he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry of the Regular Army.  Much of his earlier service was in the Philippines and on the Mexican Border.  He was a member of the forces which occupied Vera Cruz in 1914.

During the World War he was ordnance officer of the Seventy-Eighth Division and participated in the St. Mihiel offensive.

He was a graduate of the School of the Line, the General Staff School and the Army War College.

Surviving are his widow and a daughter, wife of Lieutenant Stephen O. Fuqua of the Fifteenth Infantry.


LEMLY, ROWAN P

  • COLONEL 10TH INF US ARMY
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 03/04/1938
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/07/1938
  • BURIED AT: SECTION WEST  SITE 99-B
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

LEMLY, COTTIE H W/O ROWAN P

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 12/13/1884
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/29/1959
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 12/02/1959
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 99-B R H
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF RP LEMLY COL U S A

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