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COL William Grafton Austin

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COL William Grafton Austin

  • Birth 6 Jan 1868 Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
  • Death 15 Jul 1929
  • Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
  • Memorial ID 10906550

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Calvary during the Indian Wars as a Sergeant in Company E, 7th United States Cavalry. He was awarded his medal for service at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota on December 29, 1890. His citation reads "While the Indians were concealed in a ravine, assisted men on the skirmish line, directing their fire, etc., and using every effort to dislodge the enemy" and was issued on June 17, 1891. He was cremated at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park but his cremated remains were delivered to the mortuary Roller and Hapgood. Their final whereabouts is an unknown disposition.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Debbie
  • Added: 2 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10906550
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL William Grafton Austin (6 Jan 1868–15 Jul 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10906550, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.