Robert Henry Wescott
Colonel, United States Army
Hayes Wescott of Wisconsin
Appointed from Wisconsin, Private, Company G, 28th Infantry, 28 April to 10 November 1898
Second Lieutenant, 10th U. S. Infantry, 10 April 1899
First Lieuenant, 16th U. S. Infantry, 2 February 1901
COLONEL WESCOTT FOUND DEAD
388th Infantry Chief At Burlington, Vermont, Apparently Shot Self
BURLINGTON, Vermont - August 13, 1928 - Colonel Robert H. Wescott, Executive Officer of the 388th Infantry, Ninety-seventh Division, Organized Reserves, was found dead in his officeearly this afternoon of a bullet would just under his heart, apparently self-inflicted. A pronounced melancholy which had come upon him at timesis thought to have been the cause of his act.
The body was found by Mrs. Wescott, who went to his officer when he did not come home for luncheon and she was unable to reach him by telephone. Although several persons wre working in the building, the shot had not been heard.
Colonel Wescott was 52 years old. He had madethe Army his careet and had seen service for morethan thirty years in many parts of the world. He came here about a year ago from Camp Devens, Massachusetts. He had recently received orders to transfer September 1 to Ninety-seventh Division Headquarters at Manchester, New Hempshire, where he was to have taken up dities as plans and training officer.
Besides his widow, Colonel Wescott is survived by two children, a daugher, 17, and a son, 15 years of age.
WESCOTT, ROBERT H
COL INF USA
DATE OF DEATH: 08/13/1928
BURIED AT: SECTION 6 E
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WESCOTT, HENRIETTA W/O ROBERT H
Photos By M. R. Patteson, December 2004