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b. 30/06/1842 Niagara Falls, New York. d. 20/02/1912 Vesey, Switzerland.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/11/1864 Honey Hill, South Carolina.

 

He was the son of the French engineer Francis Fauvel Gouraud (1808–1847) who came to the US in 1839 to introduce the daguerrotypes technology for photography. Both parents died in the summer of 1847. Gouraud fought for the United States Army during the Civil War 1861–1865, and received the Medal of Honor for bravery as a captain with the 3rd New York Volunteer Cavalry on November 30, 1864. He was later brevetted lieutenant colonel.

 

He became affiliated with Thomas Edison and moved with his family to London in 1873 to act as Edison's agent in Europe. As an enthusiast of new electric inventions, he had many such gadgets installed in his house at Beulah Hill, Upper Norwood, in South London, which became known as "Little Menlo" after Menlo Park, New Jersey where Edison's company was situated in the United States.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

While under severe fire of the enemy, which drove back the command, rendered valuable assistance in rallying the men.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

George Edward Gouraud

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