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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 21/02/1850 Ireland. d. 16/01/1923 Charleston, South Carolina.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 25/01/1905 USS Iowa.

 

Floyd was born on February 21, 1850, in Ireland. After immigrating to the United States joined the navy, he was stationed aboard the USS Iowa (BB-4) as a boilermaker when on January 25, 1905 a boiler plate blew out from boiler D. For his actions during the explosion he received the medal March 20, 1905.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Serving on board the U.S.S. Iowa, for extraordinary heroism at the time of the blowing out of the manhole plate of boiler D on board that vessel, 25 January 1905.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ST LAWRENCE CEMETERY, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.

Section 5, Range 1, Plat 7, Lot 101, Grave 5B

 

 

Edward Floyd

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