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William Henry Gowan

  • Birth 2 Jun 1884 Rye, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Death 22 May 1957 Bushwick, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 9214

US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Navy as a Boatswain's Mate. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on January 20, 1909. His citation reads “For bravery and extraordinary heroism displayed by him during a conflagration in Coquimbo, Chile, 20 January 1909”. His Medal was issued on March 19, 1909.

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William H
Medal Of Honor
US Navy
June 2 1884
May 22 1957





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  • Added: 4 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9214
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Gowan (2 Jun 1884–22 May 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9214, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .