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William Meyer

  • Birth 22 Jun 1863 Germany
  • Death 26 Sep 1926 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Section 49, Lot 299
  • Memorial ID 8114627

Spanish-American War Medal of Honor Recipient. A native of Germany, he served in the United States Navy during the War with Spain as a Carpenter's Mate on board the "USS Nashville". He was awarded the MOH 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, Meyer set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action." His Medal was awarded to him on July 7, 1899.

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 22 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8114627
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Meyer (22 Jun 1863–26 Sep 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8114627, citing Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .