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Wyndham Richard Bates
Birth: 1829, Wales
Death: Dec. 7, 1889
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. As Richard Bates, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1847 and retired as a Master at Arms in 1888. On November 13, 1861, as Wyndham R. Bates, he enlisted as a Sergeant for service with Company K, 1st Infantry Regiment California; he mustered out November 13, 1864 at Fort Union, New Mexico. On May 10, 1866, he was serving aboard the U.S.S. De Soto off Eastport, Maine. Two sailors from the U.S.S. Winooski, James Rose and John Russell, went overboard. He was awarded the CMOH on August 1, 1866 for his "heroic conduct in rescuing (them) from drowning." (bio by: Thom Painter) 
 
Burial:
Cypress Hills National Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 2, Site 4889
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Apr 29, 2007
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