Rowan Palmer Lemly
Colonel, United States Army
NOTE: He is the grandson of Innis
Newton Palmer, Brigadier General, United States Army, who is also buried
in Arlington National Cemetery.
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
Photo By: M. R. Patteson, October 2007
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 3 December 2004