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Medal Of Honor Recipients

BOXER REBELLION

  • ALLEN, EDWARD
    Born: 4 December 1859, Amsterdam, Holland.
    Rank and organization. Boatswain's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
    Citation. Fighting with the relief expedition of the Allied forces on 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900, Allen distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

  • COONEY, JAMES
    Born. 27 July 1860, Limerick, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps.
    Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
    Citation: In the presence of the enemy during the battle near Tientsin, China, 13 July 1900, Cooney distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

  • DAHLGREN, JOHN OLOF
    Born: 14 September 1872, Kahliwar, Sweden.
    Rank and organizatian: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps.
    Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
    Citation: In the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 20 June to 16 July 1900, Dahlgren distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

  • HANSEN, HANS A.
    Born: 16 April 1872 Germany.
    Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 55, 19 June 1901.
    Citation: Served with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China on 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900. In the presence of the enemy during this period, Hansen distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

  • HEISCH, HENRY WILLIAM
    Born: 10 June 1872, Latendorf, Germany.
    Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps.
    Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 84, 22 March 1902.
    Citation: In action against the enemy at Tientsin, China, 20 June 1900. Crossing the river in a small boat while under heavy fire, Heisch assisted in destroying buildings occupied by the enemy.

  • HUNT, MARTIN
    Born: 9 July 1873, County of Mayo, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps.
    Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
    Citation: In the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 20 June to 16 July 1900, Hunt distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

  • KILLACKEY, JOSEPH
    Born: 21 January 1897, Cork County, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
    Citation: In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China, 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900. During this period and in the presence of the enemy, Killackey distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

  • McALLISTER, SAMUEL
    Born: 23 January 1869, Belfast, Ireland.
    Rank and organization. Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 84, 22 March 1902.
    Citation. In action against the enemy at Tientsin, China, 20 June 1900. Crossing the river in a small boat while under heavy enemy fire, McAllister assisted in destroying buildings occupied by the enemy.

  • PETERSEN, CARL EMIL
    Born. 24 August 1875, Hamburg, Germany.
    Rank and organization: Chief Machinist, U.S. Navy.
    Place and date: Peking, China, 28 June to 17 August 1900.
    Entered service at: New Jersey.
    Citation: In the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 28 June to 17 August 1900. During this period Chief Machinist Petersen distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

  • SEACH, WILLIAM
    Born. 23 May 1877, London, England.
    Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    Place and date: China 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900.
    Entered service at: Massachusetts.
    Citation: In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China during the battles of 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900. June 13: Seach and 6 others were cited for their courage in repulsing an attack by 300 Chinese Imperialist soldiers and Boxer militants with a bayonet charge, thus thwarting a planned massive attack on the entire force. June 20: During a day-long battle, Seach ran across an open clearing, gained cover, and cleaned out nests of Chinese snipers. June 21: During a surprise sabre attack by Chinese cavalrymen, Seach was cited for defending gun emplacements. June 22: Seach and others breached the wall of a Chinese fort, fought their way to the enemy's guns, and turned the cannon upon the defenders of the fort. Throughout this period and in the presence of the enemy, Seach distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

  • STEWART, PETER
    Born: 17 February 1858, Airdrie, Scotland.
    Rank and organization: Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps.
    Accredited to: Washington, D.C. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
    Citation: In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China during the battles of 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900. Throughout this period and in the presence of the enemy, Stewart distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

  • THOMAS, KARL
    Born: 17 March 1871, Germany.
    Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
    Citation: In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900. During this period and in the presence of the enemy, Thomas distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

  • TORGERSON, MARTIN T.
    Born: 7 November 1875, Oleesen, Norway.
    Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: Virginia. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
    Citation: In action with the relief expedition of the Allied Forces in China, 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900. During this period and in the presence of the enemy, Torgerson distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

  • VON SCHLICK, ROBERT H.
    Born: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 9th U.S. Infantry.
    Place and date: At Tientsin, China, 13 July 1900.
    Entered service at: San Erancisco, Calif.
    Date of issue: Unknown.
    Citation: Although previously wounded while carrying a wounded comrade to a place of safety, rejoined his command, which partly occupied an exposed position upon a dike, remaining there after his command had been withdrawn, singly keeping up the fire, and obliviously presenting himself as a conspicuous target until he was literally shot off his position by the enemy.

  • WESTERMARK, AXEL
    Born: 8 April 1875, Finland.
    Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
    Citation: In the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 28 June to 17 August 1900. Throughout this period, Westermark distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.


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