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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 02/04/1871 Waterford, Ireland. d. 26/04/1913 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 25, 27, and 29/03 and 05/04/1899 Philippines.

 

During May 1893, at age 22, Thomas joined the Marine Corps from Boston, MA.

 

He was awarded the Medal of Honor during jungle fighting in the Philippines. While a corporal, Prendergast was one of three Marines attached to the Eighth Army Corps, involved in the jungle fighting against the insurgent forces of Emilio Aguinaldo.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

For distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy in battle while with the Eighth Army Corps, 25, 27, March 29, and April 5, 1899.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: GREENWOOD CEMETERY, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Sect J, Div. 1, Lot 247

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thomas Francis Prendergast

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