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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 1853 Ireland.  d. 16/04/1886 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 16/11/1879 Norfolk Naval Yard, Virginia.

 

Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the US Navy at Pennsylvania and served as a Ship's Corporal. Thayer was buried in an unmarked pauper's plot at Philadelphia's Old Cathedral Cemetery, and the cemetery has no record showing his burial location within Section T.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

For rescuing from drowning a boy serving on the USS Constitution at the Navy Yard, Norfolk VA, 16 November 1879

 

BURIAL LOCATION:  OLD CATHEDRAL CEMETERY, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James Thayer

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