From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Garrett '18

Date of birth: September 24, 1896

Date of death: February 18, 1925

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1918 Lucky Bag:

The Class of 1918 was graduated on June 28, 1917 due to World War I.

Life & Loss

"Vice Admiral Harry McL. P. Huse, USN, Commander, U.S. Forces in European Waters. With members of his staff, January 1921.
Those present are (from left to right):
Lieutenant Moses B. Byington, Jr;
Captain David W. Todd;
Vice Admiral Huse;
unidentified Marine orderly;
Lieutenant Commander Lucius C. Dunn;
Lieutenant James C. Bequette; and
Lieutenant William S. Garrett.
The border of the original print is inscribed: "To Mrs. W.V. Pratt from her cousin Harry P. Huse, Vice Admiral, U.S.N." Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Admiral William V. Pratt, USN."

Unable to find any details about William's life or loss.

He appears to be buried, without any mention of rank or service, in California… but the date of birth on the headstone (1897) is at odds with that in the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1918 (1896).


William was aboard the gunboat USS Sacramento (PG 19) in 1917.

In June 1923 he was detached from USS Pennsylvania to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

"W.S. Garrett" earned his wings as naval aviator #3116 on January 11, 1924.

Class of 1918

William is one of 14 members of the Class of 1918 on Virtual Memorial Hall.