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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 28/02/1880 Stamford, Connecticut. d. 07/12/1932 Newark, New Jersey.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13/20/21/22/06/1900 Peking, China.

 

China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion) Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was serving as a Seaman when he earned his Medal.  The Medal was awarded on July 19, 1901. He later rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

In the presence of the enemy during the battles at Peking, China, 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900. Throughout this period, Rose distinguished himself by meritorious conduct. While stationed as a crewmember of the U.S.S. Newark, he was part of its landing force that went ashore off Taku, China. on 31 May 1900, he was in a party of 6 under John McCloy (MH) which took ammunition from the Newark to Tientsin. On 10 June 1900, he was one of a party that carried dispatches from LaFa to Yongstsum at night. On the 13th he was one of a few who fought off a large force of the enemy saving the Main baggage train from destruction. On the 20th and 21st he was engaged in heavy fighting against the Imperial Army being always in the first rank. On the 22d he showed gallantry in the capture of the Siku Arsenal. He volunteered to go to the nearby village which was occupied by the enemy to secure medical supplies urgently required. The party brought back the supplies carried by newly taken prisoners.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 7 Lot 9978-ES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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