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George Hobday

  • Birth 1839 Boughton Aluph, Ashford Borough, Kent, England
  • Death 22 Dec 1891 Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Section 59, grave 11649
  • Memorial ID 9344913

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, on December 29, 1890. His citation reads: "Conspicuous and gallant conduct in battle." He re-enlisted a number of times in several infantry and cavalry units. He was discharged from the 7th United States Cavalry at Fort Riley, Kansas, on October 4, 1891, and re-enlisted at the St. Louis Powder Depot on October 12, 1891. He died there two months later of "double pneumonia." He was buried under the name of "George Holday," but that has now been corrected, and he has a new Medal of Honor headstone.

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  • Originally Created by: Kent Kooi
  • Added: 21 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9344913
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Hobday (1839–22 Dec 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9344913, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .