Ahem, Michael Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War in the Union Navy as a Paymaster's Steward on board the "USS Kearsarge", entering the service in France. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the Kearsarge's encounter with and destruction of the Confederate raiding warship "CSS Alabama" off Cherbourg, France on June 19, 1864. His citation reads "Carrying out his duties courageously, PmS. Aheam exhibited marked coolness and good conduct and was highly...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Ahern (O'Hearn), William b. 1861 Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the US Navy at New York. He served as a Watertender. His citation reads "On board the USS Puritan at the time of the collapse of one of the crown sheets of boiler E of that vessel, 1 July 1897. Wrapped in wet cloths to protect his face and arms, Ahern entered the fireroom, crawled over the tops of the boilers and closed the auxiliary stop valve, disconnecting boiler E and removing the danger of disabling the other boilers". (Bio by: Don Morfe) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Aikman, Frederick Robertson b. February 6, 1828 d. October 5, 1889 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. He was serving in the British Army as a Lieutenant in the 4th Bengal Native Infantry regiment during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. He was awarded the VC for his bravery on March 1, 1858. His citation reads "near Amethi, India, Lieutenant Aikman, commanding an advanced picket with 100 of his men, was informed of the proximity of a body of 500 rebel infantry and 200 horse and guns. The lieutenant attacked and utterly routed this large enemy force, cutting...[Read More] Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
Aitken, Robert Hope Moncrieff b. February 6, 1826 d. September 18, 1887 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Cupar, Scotland, he served as a Lieutenant in the 13th Bengal Native Infantry, British Indian Army. During the defense of the Residency of Lucknow, India, from June 30 to November 22, 1857, Lieutenant Aitken on many occasions distinguished himself in actions against the enemy. He volunteered to led attacks, captured enemy guns, set fire to the Baillie Guard Gate, plus assaulted and captured the barricaded gateway of the Furreed Buksh Palace. For...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint Andrews Eastern Cemetery, Saint Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Albanese, PFC. Lewis b. April 27, 1946 d. December 1, 1966 Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Venice, Italy, he served in the United States Army during the war in Vietnam as a Private First Class in Company B, 5th Battalion (Airmobile), 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on December 1, 1966. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life and beyond the call of duty. Pfc. Albanese's platoon, while advancing through densely covered terrain to...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Plot: Veterans Cemetery, Section KO, Lot E, Grave 75
Alber, Frederick b. June 28, 1838 d. September 12, 1913 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Germany, he was 24 years old when he enlisted on July 2, 1862, at Manchester, Michigan in the 17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Mustered in as a Private in Company A, he would go on to be awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 12, 1864. His citation reads "Bravely rescued Lt. Charles H. Todd of his regiment who had been captured by a party of Confederates by shooting down one, knocking over...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Oregon Township Cemetery, Columbiaville, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA
Albert, Christian b. June 13, 1842 d. April 16, 1922 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was 19 years old when he enlisted in the 47th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 15, 1861. Mustered in as a Private in Company G on August 17, 1861, he would go on to be awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 22, 1863. His citation simply reads "Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party." On the day in question 150 men were called to volunteer to make a "forlorn hope" diversionary charge on the...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA Plot: GAR (Section 28) 107-1
Albrecht, Herman b. 1876 d. January 6, 1900 2nd Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Burgersdorp, South Africa, he served as a Trooper in the Imperial Light Horses, South African Forces. On January 6, 1900, during the attack on Wagon Hill, at Ladysmith, South Africa, Trooper Albrecht with an officer of the Royal Engineers, led their force on re-occupied position at a critical moment. As they reached the Boers at their strong hold, the leader was shot by the officer and the two others by Trooper Albrecht before he was shot and...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Ladysmith Cemetery, uThukela District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Alchesay, William b. May 17, 1853 d. August 6, 1928 Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A Sierra Blanc Apache Indian, he served in the Wars with the Plains Indians as a Sergeant in Company A, United States Army Indian Scouts. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the winter of 1872-1873, where he participated in the Campaigns in the Tonto Basin, Arizona. His citation reads simply "Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches". His Medal was awarded to him on April 12, 1875. He was one of 14 Native...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Whiteriver, Navajo County, Arizona, USA
Alder, Thomas Edward b. January 20, 1907 d. March 5, 1973 British George Cross Medal Recipient. He was awarded the George Cross (Great Britain's highest award for civilians or for military personnel where a Victoria Cross is not warranted) for his bravery on November 16, 1930, during anti-piratical duties in China while serving as a Lance Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion of The Green Howards. On November 14, 1930, he was in charge of a group of three soldiers of the Regiment, was employed on anti-piracy duties on board the "SS Wuhu" on the Yangste Kiang...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, Cremated at Sunderland Crematorium in Sunderland, County Durham, England
Alexander, John d. September 24, 1857 Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland, he served as a Private in the 90th Perthshire Light Infantry, British Army. On June 18, 1855, after the attack on the Redan at Sebastopol, Crimea, Private Alexander went out from the trenches under very heavy fire and brought in several wounded men. Then on September 6, 1855, when he was with a working party in the most advanced trench, he went out under heavy fire and helped to bring in a captain who was...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Body lost or destroyed, Grave Lost, presumed buried in Alumbagh, Lucknow, India
Algie, Wallace Lloyd b. June 10, 1891 d. October 11, 1918 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Ontario, Canada, he served as a Lieutenant in the 20th Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. On October 11, 1918, north east of Cambrai, France, Lieutenant Algie was with attacking troops which came under heavy German machine-gun fire from a village. Rushing forward with nine volunteers he shot the crew of an enemy machine-gun and then turned the gun on the enemy, enabling his party to reach the village. He rushed another machine-gun...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Niagara Cemetery, Iwuy, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: C.7.
Allen, Abner Peeler b. October 9, 1839 d. August 22, 1905 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Corporal in Company K, 39th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. His citation reads simply “Gallantry as color bearer in the assault on Fort Gregg”. His Medal was issued on May 12, 1865. (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Centerburg Cemetery, Centerburg, Knox County, Ohio, USA
Allen, Edward G. b. December 4, 1859 d. April 16, 1917 Boxer Rebellion Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Navy during the China Relief Expedition during the Boxer Rebellion as a Boatswain's Mate First Class. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on June 13, 20, 21, and 22, 1900. His citation reads "Fighting with the relief expedition of the Allied forces, Allen distinguished himself by meritorious conduct". His Medal was awarded to him on July 19, 1901. (Bio by: Russ Dodge) The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA Plot: Nazareth Section, Lot 1251
Allen, James b. May 5, 1843 d. August 31, 1913 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Ireland, at age 19 he enlisted in the 16th New York Volunteer Infantry on April 27, 1861, and was mustered in as a Private in Company F. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of South Mountain, Maryland on September 14, 1862. His citation reads "Single-handed and slightly wounded, he accosted a squad of 14 Confederate soldiers bearing the colors of the 16th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.). By an imaginary ruse he secured their...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Oakland Cemetery, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA Plot: Block 46, Lot 34C
Allen, Nathaniel M. b. April 29, 1840 d. July 30, 1900 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. At the age of 21 he enlisted in the 1st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on May 23, 1861, and was mustered in as a Private in Company B. He would go on to be awarded the CMOH for his bravery on the Second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (July 2, 1863). His citation reads "When his regiment was falling back, this soldier, bearing the national color, returned in the face of the enemy's fire, pulled the regimental flag from under the...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Central Avenue, Lot 33
Allen, William Wilson b. 1843 d. March 12, 1890 Zulu War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Kyloe, England, he served as a Corporal in the 24th Battalion, Regiment of Foot, British Army. At Rorke's Drift, Natal, South Africa, on January 22-23, 1879, Corporal Allan with other comrades kept communications with the hospital open, despite being severely wounded. He determined which patients could be withdrawn from the hospital and when incapacitated by his wounds from fighting, continued and as soon as their wounds were dressed, served out...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Monmouth Cemetery, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales
Allworth, Edward Christopher b. July 6, 1895 d. June 24, 1966 World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during World War I in the United States Army as a Captain in the 60th Infantry, 5th Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Clery-le-Petit, France, on November 5, 1918. His citation reads “While his company was crossing the Meuse River and canal at a bridgehead opposite Clery-le-Petit, the bridge over the canal was destroyed by shell fire and Capt.Allworth's command became separated, part of it being on the east bank of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Crystal Lake Cemetery, Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, USA
Alvarado, Leonard Louis b. February 13, 1947 d. August 12, 1969 Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was KIA in Phuoc Long Province. He entered the U.S. Army in Bakersfield CA and served as a Rifleman, Specialist Four in the 1st Calvary Division (Airmobile). His daughter, Lenora M. Alvarado accepted on her father's behalf, the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in the White House on March 18, 2014. His Medal of Honor reads: Specialist Four Leonard L. Alvarado distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Greenlawn Memorial Park, Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA Plot: Holy Cross Section, Lot D, Block 64 GPS coordinates: 35.4063988, 118.9873962 (hddd.dddd)