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 William Henry Gowan

William Henry Gowan

Birth
Rye, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death 22 May 1957 (aged 72)
Bushwick, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot Distinguished Service Section, Site 7A
Memorial ID 9214 · View Source
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US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He 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
Gowan
Medal Of Honor
BOSN
US Navy
Chile
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 (https://www.findagrave.com : 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 .