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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 06/08/1878 Berkeley, New Jersey. d. 08/12/1928 Nowalk, Connecticut.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/07 to 17/08/1900 Peking, China.

 

He entered the US Marine Corps in New Jersey and served as a Private. Preston was awarded his CMOH for his service during the Boxer Rebellion.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

In the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Throughout this period, Preston distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: DROWNED. BODY LOST.

IMO AT RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, NORWALK, CONNECTICUT.

Section 12, Plot 700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Herbert Irving Preston

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