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John Hugh Catherwood
Birth: Aug. 7, 1888
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1930
Randolph County
Illinois, USA

Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Seaman with the U.S. Navy and was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism at Basilan, Philippine Islands on September 24, 1911. His citation reads "While attached to the U.S.S. Pampang, Catherwood was one of a shore party moving in to capture Mundang, on the island of Basilan, Philippine Islands, on the morning of 24 September 1911. Advancing with the scout party to reconnoiter a group of nipa huts close to the trail, Catherwood unhesitatingly entered the open area before the huts, where his party was suddenly taken under point-blank fire and charged by approximately 20 enemy Moros coming out from inside the native huts and from other concealed positions. Struck down almost instantly by the outlaws' deadly fire, Catherwood, although unable to rise, rallied to the defense of his leader and fought desperately to beat off the hostile attack. By his valiant effort under fire and in the face of great odds, Catherwood contributed materially toward the destruction and rout of the enemy". The only Medal of Honor recipient buried at Camp Butler, he was originally interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois. At the request of his family, his remains were moved to Camp Butler and reinterred on July 17, 1987. 
 
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 Parents:
  John H. Catherwood (1856 - 1903)
  Elizabeth J Catherwood (1861 - 1943)
 
 Children:
  Alfred Stanley Catherwood (1921 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Hugh Catherwood (1888 - 1930)
  Lewis Catherwood (1892 - 1892)*
  Elizabeth Catherwood (1892 - 1893)*
  Robert L Catherwood (1893 - 1897)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Camp Butler National Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: F, 1
 
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Record added: Feb 22, 2001
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