Williamson, Raymond Ecclestone Serveira, born 01-09-1894 in New York, was commissioned from the U.S. Military Academy in 1917 as a cavalry officer. He served in 1918 with the Allied Expeditionary Force in World War I. In World War II, he served as the G1 of the 23rd Division, nickname “Americal” in the Pacific Theater under General Edmund Sebree
and as the Deputy Commanding General of the 91st Division, nickname “Wild West Division” in the European Theater. Casualties of the 91st Division during their 271 days of combat total, killed and wounded and missed 8.744. After commanding the 3rd Armored Division, nickname “Spearhead” he served as the Army Attaché in London until 1954 when he retired. The 3rd Armored Division had 231 days of combat in World War II, with a total of 2.540 killed, 7.331 wounded, 95 missing, and 139 captured. Total battle and non-battle casualties came to 16.122. The United States Army suffered 318.274 killed and missing in all theatres of the war. Williamson awards included the Silver Star Medal, the Legion of Merit, and three Bronze Star Medals.
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He died 27-09-1957, age 63, at Pebble Beach, California. Williamson is buried with his wife Anne, born Bryan, who died age 75, on 12-12-1969, on the Arlington National Cemetery, Section 2. Close by the graves of General, Commander 92nd “ Negro Division”, Edward “Ned” Almond, Major General, Commander 8th Bomber Command Europe, Frederick Anderson, Rear Admiral, Commander Destroyer Greyson, Frederic Bell, General, Commander 32nd Infantry Division, Clovis Byers, Navy Admiral. Battle of the Leyte Gulf, Robert Carney, Air Force General Lieutenant, Claire Chennault, Lieutenant General, Commander 4th Corps, Italy Campaign, Willis Dale Crittenberger, Brigadier General, First African-American General, Benjamin Davis, Quartermaster Lieutenant General, John Lesesne De Witt, Major General and Head OSS, William Donovan, Brigadier General, Speck Easley, Brigade General, Assistant Commanding General 45th Division , nickname “Thunderbird” Over the course of its history, the 45th Infantry Division, “Red Arrow Division” sustained over 25.000 battle casualties, and its men were awarded nine Medals of Honor, twelve campaign streamers, the Croix de Guerre. Also buried John Huston Church. Marine Corps Major General, Commander 1st Raider Battalion , Merrit “Red Mike” Edson, Lieutenant General, VIII Army, Robert Eichelberger, Navy Admiral, Commander North Pacific Fleet, Frank Fletscher and Navy Admiral, Commander VII Forces, William Fechteler, Admiral, U.S. Chief of Naval Material, John Gingrich and U.S. Brigadier General, “ Merrills Marauders “ in Burma, Frank Dawn Merrill, U.S. 4* Navy Vice Admiral, Commander U.S.S. Hornet, Doolittle Raid, Marc Mitscher.
Cemetery and grave location of Williamson, Raymond Ecclestone Serveira.