COLONEL WILLIAM J. MCCAUGHEY
Retired Officer Had Served in Philippines, Taught Tactics
WASHINGTON, November 26, 1942 – Colonel William J. McCaughey, retired, of this city, died yesterday at Walter Reed Hospital. He was 58 years old.
Colonel McCaughey was retired from the Army on May 31 of this year after serving since June 4, 1907, when he was graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. During that time he served at various posts in this country and in the Philippines as an officer of infantry, in the ordnance department and in the construction department of the Quartermaster Corps. He was a graduate of the Army War College and the Command and General Staff School. He was born at Macomb, Illinois, in 1884.
His service also included duty as Professor of Military Science and Tactics for the Oakland, California, high schools from 1919-22 and in 1937 as director of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Fifth Corps Area.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Julia McCaughey of Oakland.
A funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. Saturday at Arlington National Cemetery.
MCCAUGHEY, WILLIAM J
COLONEL INF USA
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/25/1942
- BURIED AT: SECTION 4 SITE 2755-E
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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