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Ernest R. Redmond
Redmond as Captain commanding Battery E, 101st Field Artillery in World War I
Born (1883-07-10)July 10, 1883
Died February 12, 1966(1966-02-12) (aged 82)
Place of birth Salem, Massachusetts
Place of death San Francisco, California
Buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army seal United States Army
Years of service 1904-1946
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel
Unit Massachusetts Army National Guard
National Guard Bureau
Commands held 102nd Field Artillery Regiment
Chief of the National Guard Bureau
Battles/wars Pancho Villa Expedition
World War I
World War II
Other work Real estate broker

Ernest R. Redmond (July 10, 1883—February 12, 1966) was a United States Army officer who served as acting Chief of the National Guard Bureau.

Early life[]

Ernest Rothemel Redmond was born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 10, 1883.[1] He was educated in Salem and became a real estate agent.[2]

Redmond enlisted in the Massachusetts National Guard in 1904, and advanced through the noncommissioned officer ranks to Sergeant Major before receiving his commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1910. A Field Artillery officer, Redmond was promoted to First Lieutenant in 1911 and Captain in 1913. In 1914 Redmond was one of 1,700 National Guard members activated to take part in fighting the Great Salem Fire of 1914.[3] In 1916 he served on the Mexican border during the Pancho Villa Expedition.[4]

World War I[]

At the start of World War I Redmond was commander of Battery E, 101st Field Artillery.[5] During the war he served in France, and was promoted to Major and commander of a battalion in the 101st Field Artillery.[6] He returned to Massachusetts in 1919.[7]

Post World War I[]

Redmond resumed working in real estate after the war.[8] He also continued his National Guard career, receiving promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in 1920. In 1921 was advanced to Colonel and commander of the 102nd Field Artillery Regiment.[9][10][11]

A Republican, in 1925 Redmond was an unsuccessful candidate for Mayor of Salem.[12][13][14]

National Guard Bureau[]

In 1926 Redmond went on active duty as Assistant to the Chief of the Militia Bureau.[15] He served as Acting Chief from June to September, 1929, following the retirement of Creed C. Hammond.[16][17]

Later career[]

During World War II Redmond served at the War Department in the office of the Chief of Engineers.[18]

Redmond later relocated to California and resumed work as a real estate broker.[19]

Death and burial[]

Redmond died in San Francisco, California on February 12, 1966.[20] He is buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery, Plot 2C, 1161.[21]


  1. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Passenger List, S.S. Calamares, January 8, 1936, entry for Ernest Redmond
  2. United States Federal Census Record, Ernest R. Redmond, 1910
  3. Arthur B. Jones, The Salem Fire, 1914, pages 88-89
  4. Massachusetts Adjutant General, Annual Report, 1916, page 243
  5. Russell Gordon Carter, The 101st Field Artillery, A. E. F., 1917-1919, 1940, page 18
  6. Frank Palmer Sibley, With the Yankee Division in France, 1919, page 332
  7. Massachusetts Adjutant General, Annual report, 1920, page 197
  8. United States Federal Census Record, Ernest R. Redmond, 1920
  9. Massachusetts Adjutant General, Annual Report, 1921, page 230
  10. National Guard Bureau, U.S. Military Records, 1925: Official National Guard Register, entry for Ernest R. Redmond, accessed May 8, 2013
  11. Boston Globe, State Artillery Summer Camp Plans, July 9, 1921
  12. Boston Globe, Three Candidates in Mayoral Race at Salem, November 25, 1925
  13. Fitchburg Sentinel, 22 Cities old Elections Today, December 8, 1925
  14. Boston Globe, Salem Reelects Bates by Majority of 6750, December 9, 1925
  15. Boston Globe, Col. Redmond Given High Post, October 29, 1926
  16. Atlanta Constitution, Dissolution of 122d Regiment is Proposed in Reorganization of State National Guard, August 11, 1929
  17. Gordon Russell Young, Army Almanac: A Book of Facts Concerning the United States Army, 1959, page 123
  18. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Record, entry for Ernest Rothemel Redmond, accessed May 8, 2013
  19. California Real Estate Division, Directory of Brokers and Salesmen, Volume 34, 1953, page 667
  20. California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985, entry for Ernest Rothemel Redmond, accessed May 8, 2013
  21. Ernest R. Redmond at Find A Grave, accessed May 8, 2013
Military offices
Preceded by
Creed C. Hammond
Chief of the National Guard Bureau
1929 –- 1929
Succeeded by
William G. Everson

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