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Philip Gaughan

  • Birth 17 Mar 1865 Belmullet, County Mayo, Ireland
  • Death 31 Dec 1913 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section 54, Range 12, Lot 42
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  • Memorial ID 7205673

Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Belmullet, Count Mayo, Ireland, he served in the United States Marine Corps during the War with Spain as a Sergeant on board the "USS Nashville". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, on May 11, 1898. His citation reads "Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Gaughan set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action." His Medal was awarded to him on July 7, 1899.

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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 23 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7205673
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Gaughan (17 Mar 1865–31 Dec 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7205673, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .