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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 25/08/1873 Thorold, Ontario, Canada. d. 12/09/1956 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/02/1898 USS Cushing.

 

Born on August 25, 1873, in Thorold, Ontario, Everetts immigrated to the United States and was living in New York City when he joined the Navy. By February 11, 1898, he was serving as a gunner's mate third class on the USS Cushing. On that day, he and Ship's Cook First Class Daniel Atkins attempted unsuccessfully to rescue Ensign Joseph Breckinridge, who had fallen overboard. For this action, both Everetts and Atkins were awarded the Medal of Honor three months later, on May 20, 1898.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Serving on board the U.S.S. Cushing, 11 February 1898, Everetts displayed gallant conduct in attempting to save the life of the late Ens. Joseph C. Breckinridge, U.S. Navy, who fell overboard at sea from that vessel.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, NEW YORK.

Section DSS, Grave 36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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