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b. 28/08/1877 Brooklyn, New York. d. 26/09/1937 Brooklyn, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 20/06/1900 Tientsin, China.

 

Appleton was born August 28, 1877 in Brooklyn, New York, and after entering the US Marine Corps in 1898 he was sent as a Corporal to China to fight in the Boxer Rebellion.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

In action against the enemy at Tientsin, China, 20 June 1900. Crossing the river in a small boat while under heavy enemy fire, Appleton assisted in destroying buildings occupied by the enemy.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

SECTION K/111, LOT 13724/41

 

 

Edwin Nelson Appleton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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