Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all DeSwans in:
 • Golden Gate National Cemetery
 • San Bruno
 • San Mateo County
 • California
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement
1LT John Francis DeSwan
Birth: Jan. 13, 1876
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1956
Concord
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. With the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, he enlisted in the US Military and served as a Private in Company H, 21st Infantry, US Army. In actions at Santiago, Cuba, on July 1, 1898, Private DeSwan under heavy fire from the enemy, assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines. For gallantly in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on June 22, 1899. Remaining the Army, he later achieved the rank of First Lieutenant. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Arthur C. DeSwan (1843 - 1881)
 
 Sibling:
  Christopher De Swan (1862 - 1950)*
  John Francis DeSwan (1876 - 1956)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Section R, Site 195-A
GPS (lat/lon): 37.63797, -122.42417
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 13, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 22976
1LT John Francis DeSwan
Added by: Kathleen Clemence
 
1LT John Francis DeSwan
Added by: Rich H.
 
1LT John Francis DeSwan
Cemetery Photo
Added by: The Last Ride
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Your gallant service to our country is not forgotten by the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans.
- Spanish American War
 Added: Apr. 10, 2015
Thank you for your most valued service to your country. May you rest in peace.
- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Jan. 13, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Dec. 1, 2014
There are 65 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.2 after 36 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service