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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 14/09/1872 County Mayo, Ireland.  d. 22/07/1938 Philippines.

 

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

 

Hunt was born September 14, 1872 in the County of Mayo, Ireland and enlisted into the marine corps from Boston, Massachusetts on August 27, 1896. After entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion.

 

He received his Medal for his actions in Peking, China from June 20 - July 16, 1900. The Medal was presented to him July 19, 1901. He was discharged from the marine corps on August 26, 1901, and lived in the Philippines until his death on July 22, 1938.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

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

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

Martin Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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