Biddle, William Phillips

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Born: Dec 15, 1853 AD
Died: 1923 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Naval Officer


1853 - He was born on the 15th of December in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

         - He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania.

1875 - Biddle was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps.

1882 - He returned to sea duty on the Kearsarge in March.

1884 - He was promoted to first lieutenant.

1891 - He returned to Philadelphia for duty in February.

1894 - He promoted to captain.

1895 - He resumed sea duty on board the Baltimore.

1900 - With the battalion, he arrived in China in time to take part in the famous relief expedition to Peking.

         - Capt. Biddle was transferred with his battalion to the First Brigade of Marines, Philippine Islands.

1903 - He was promoted to lieutenant colonel on the 23rd of March.

         - In December, he was sent to Panama in command of the battalion of Marines on the Dixie.

1905 - Lieutenant Colonel Biddle was promoted to colonel in February.

1906 - He returned to the Philippine Islands where he commanded the First Brigade of Marines.

1910 - He returned to Headquarters where he continued to serve the remainder of his active duty.

1911 - He became the Major General Commandant of the Marine Corps on the 3rd of February.

1914 - He was retired on the 24th of February.

1923 - Major General Biddle died in Nice, France, on the 25th of February and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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