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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 03/06/1872 England. d. 15/04/1906 Cuba.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/04/1899 Samoa.

 

Fisher was born June 3, 1872, in England and after immigrating to the United States he joined the U.S. Navy. During the Philippine-American War, he was assigned as a gunner's mate first class to the USS Philadelphia (C-4).

 

His medal was awarded to him April 1, 1899, by President Theodore Roosevelt.

 

Fisher died on April 15, 1906 while serving aboard the USS Kearsarge (BB-5).

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Gunner's mate, first class, serving on board the U.S.S.Philadelphia, for distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy at Samoa, April 1, 1899.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: US NAVAL BASE, GUANTANAMO, CUBA.

 

Frederick Thomas Fisher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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