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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 22/04/1875 Bailey, Colorado. d. 19/05/1957 Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/07 - 19/08/1900 China.

 

Boydston was born April 22, 1875 in Bailey, Colorado, and after entering the marine corps he was sent as an Private to China to fight in the Boxer Rebellion.

 

While fighting the enemy in Peking, China from July 21-August 17, 1900 he assisted in the erection of barricades under heavy enemy fire and for his action received the Medal of Honor.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

In the presence of the enemy at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Under a heavy fire from the enemy during this period, Boydston assisted in the erection of barricades.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC, HONOLULU.

Section G, Site 703

Erwin Jay Boydston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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