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b. 02/10/1864 Huntly, Scotland.  d. 24/10/1946 San Jose, California.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 20/06 - 16/07/1900 Peking, China.

 

Walker was born October 2, 1864 in Huntly Scotland to David Walker and Barbara Cooper. In 1868 his family immigrated to the United States. He joined the Marine Corps from Brooklyn in October 1896, and was sent as a private to China to fight in the Boxer Rebellion. He received the Medal of Honor for his action in Peking, China from on June 20-July 16, 1900.

 

In 1904 he married Mary Owens and together they lived in Pennsylvania until 1922 when he retired from the Marine Corps. They never had any children and after retirement they moved to San Jose, California. He was an active member of First Methodist Church, the Army and Navy Legion of Valor, the Marine Corps League, Wheaton Camp, United Spanish War Veterans of San Jose and Major Randolph T. Zane Post 344, Veterans of Foreign Wars until his death. He was killed in an auto accident October 24, 1946 in San Jose, California. The pallbearers at his funeral were members of the United Spanish War Veterans and the Marine Corps League conducted the services.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

In the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 20 June to 16 July 1900. Throughout this period, Walker distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: OAK HILL MEMORIAL PARK, SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA.

Main Corridor West, Crypt 489

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edward Alexander Walker

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