Gen. Dallas Linscott served in the United States Marine Corps in World War II Service started: 1933 Unit(s): 1st Marine Division Service ended: 1955
Dallas Linscott is a Military Veteran. Served in the United States Marine Corps 1917, 1933-1930, 1955 Served in Occupation of Nicaragua and World War II
General Henry Dallas Linscott was born on 3 September 1894 in Lyon Township, Geary, Kansas, USA to Melville Linscott (1836-1925) and Mary Washburn (1861-1932) as the only child of this marriage.
His father was married a total of four times and there were children in all but one. 
Half-Siblings from the marriage to Carrie Cole
Infant Linscott born 1874 in probably Geary County, Kansas, USA. He died in 1874 in the same place.
Minnie Linscott born on 2 July 1875 in Kansas, USA. She married Charles Whitney Chapman (1874-1964) on 4 January 1905. Minnie died on 30 September 1955 in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, USA.
Carrie Linscott born in March 1877 in Kansas, USA. She never married or had children. Carrie died after 9 April 1940 when she appeared on a Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri US Federal Census.
Melville Roy Linscott born 11 April 1880 in Milford (later Geary), Kansas, USA. He married Besse Pearl Scott (1881-1956) in January 1906. Roy died on 3 April 1965 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sarah Linscott born 13 August 1883 in Milford, Geary, Kansas, USA. She married George Henry Smith (1882-1959) on 26 April 1903 in Milford, Geary, Kansas. Sarah died on 22 February 1959 in Falls City, Jerome, Idaho, USA.
Half-Sibling from the marriage to Edith E. Moyer
Frank Cox Linscott born 22 July 1887 in Milford, Geary, Kansas, USA. He died on 13 September 1887 in Milford, Geary, Kansas, USA.
Marriage and Family
Dallas Linscott married Stella May Rich (1896-1989) on 24 September 1918 in Jackson, Randolph, Missouri when he was 24 and she was 22. His brother, Melville Roy Linscott was their witness.
Children of the Linscott-Rich Marriage
Lieutenant Commander Henry Dallas Linscott, Jr. born on 2 December 1920 at Parris Island, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA. He married Louise Bendette Ladd (b. 1920-?) before 1945.
Helen May Linscott born 7 March 1925 in San Diego County, California, USA. She never married. Helen died in 1965 in Arlington, Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
Dal attended Kansas State College and was 2nd Lieutenant of Cadets. The certificate was awarded to him on 1 April 1914 and signed by the governor of the state. He was a senior at Kansas State University in 1916 and graduated in that year in a class of American Institute of Electrical Engineers.
He obtained his law degree.
In May 1917 he was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps in Texas. He fought in Santo Domingo and France in World War I. Dal returned home long enough to get married and then returned to action in January 1919 with the 65th Guard Company as Captain. They were in France. By June he was sent to the 66th Guard Company. August 1922 found him in the middle of the Banana War in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic.
Dal obtained the rank of Captain by November 1924 in San Diego, California. His tour in San Diego ended in August 1927 when he was sent to Quantico, Virginia. From there, he saw action in Bluefields, Nicaragua in 1930. When he returned from that, he left the United States Marine Corps to pursue his Postgraduate law degree between 1930 and 1933. He returned to the United States Marine Corps after obtaining his degree and passing the bar.
From 1942 to 1944 he was Assistant Chief of Staff, III Marine Amphibious Corps. From 1946-1947 Dal was the Commander, Service Force, Pacific and in 1947 the Commanding Officer, Marine Garrison, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Chief of Staff at Camp Lejeune.
On 1 January 1948 he assumed command General of Camp Lejeune, Onslow, North Carolina and kept this position until 12 July 1954. He was considered an expert in amphibious warfare.
From 1949 until 1951 he was the Marine Corps Liaison Officer to the Chief of Naval Operations. From there he became the Director of Development Center at Quantico until 1952 and then Commanding General at Camp Lejeune from 1952 to 1953. His last official post was as Commanding General, Department of the Pacific from 1953 to 1955.
He was on the distinguished duty staff of the 3rd Amphibious Force during Vella Lavella, Treasury-Bougainville, and Empress Augusta Bay Operations. He was the Director of the Landing Force Development Center and Command of Amphibious training for the Pacific Fleet. Dal spent 12 months on Turner's staff.
Lieutenant General Linscott retired on 1 October 1955. The obituary reads 1956, but family members say the earlier date.
Death and Burial
Dal died on 17 October 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California, USA at the age of 79.
US Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940, many citations.
US School Yearbooks
US Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010.
Social Security Death Index.
California Death Index.
Web: Virginia Find A Grave Index
Arlington Cemetery on General Dallas Linscott.
Linscott, Jeffrey A. The Linscott Family: The Genealogy and History of the Family Linscott in the United States and Elsewhere, Descendants of John Linscott of York, Maine, 1558 to the Present Time. South China, Maine, USA: Jeffrey A. Linscott, 2002.
NOTES FROM MUSTERS
1917, July 2nd Lt. 29th Company, 4th Provisional Reg.
1917, Nov 1st Lt. 29th Company, 4th Prov. Reg.
1918, Aug 1st Lt. 28th Co., 4th Prov. Reg. US Marines, Marine Barracks, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
1934, Nov, Major, Rifle Range Detachment, Post Service Battalion, Marine Base, Quantico, VA.
1935, Apr, Major, Marine Detachment, USS Chicago, Enroute to Midway Islands.
1935, Nov, Major, Headquarters & Headquarters Co., Fleet Marine Force, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA.
1936, From June thru June 1938 he served on various detachments with ships: USS Texas, USS New York, USS Tennessee, USS New Orleans, USS New Mexico, USS Louisville, USS Argonne, USS Arizona. He became a Lt Col in May 1938.
1940, Dec all months since mid-1938 say Lt. Col. Miscellaneous Roll, Washington.