Walter Scott West

Walter Scott West

Birth
Bradford, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 14 Sep 1943 (aged 71)
Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Foxboro, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section S
Memorial ID 8148177 · View Source
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Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the War with Spain as a Private on board the "USS Marblehead". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, on May 11, 1898. His citation reads "Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, West displayed 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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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 2 Dec 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8148177
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Scott West (13 Mar 1872–14 Sep 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8148177, citing Rock Hill Cemetery, Foxboro, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .