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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 05/09/1851 Boston, Massachusetts. d. 08/04/1905 Chelsea, Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.

 

Gill was born on September 5, 1851 in Boston, Massachusetts and entering the Navy was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the USS Marblehead (C-11) as a Gunner's Mate first class.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Gill set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, EVERETT, MASSACHUSETTS.

Fernwood Lot 1115, “K” Path

 

 

Freeman Gill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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