b. 13/03/1872 Bradford, New Hampshire. d. 14/09/1943 Chelsea, Massachusetts.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the War with Spain as a Private on board the "USS Marblehead". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, on May 11, 1898. His Medal was awarded to him on July 7, 1899.
Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, West displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
BURIAL LOCATION: ROCK HILL CEMETERY, FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS.
End of Ridge Ave, Lot 723
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