Richard J. Donnelly
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
R. J. DONNELLY, WAR VETERAN, DEAD
Entered Army in Conflict With Spain and Served in France
Once Civilian Employee
WASHINGTON, December 29, 1933 Ė Lieutenant Colonel Richard J. Donnelly died at his home here yesterday. Born in this city sixty-eight years ago, he was graduated from St. Johnís College and, in 1899, Georgetown University Law School. While studying law he entered the War Department as a civilian employee.
He was appointed a First Lieutenant during the war with Spain and had the rank of Major in the World War, serving at Camp Dix, New Jersey, until May 1918, when he went to France, returning in December after the Armistice. He was discharged in 1919 and entered the Officers Reserve Corps, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and serving until 1932.
A widow and a daughter survive. Burial
will take place in Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday.
DONNELLY, ELIZABETH C WID/O RICHARD
Posted: 12 January 2008