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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 11/05/1873 Kearney, Nebraska. d. 25/07/1927 California.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/05/1898 Cavite, Philippines.

 

Ehle was born May 11, 1873 in Kearney, Nebraska and after entering the navy he was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Concord as a Fireman First Class.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the U.S.S. Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 21 May 1898. Following the blowing out of a lower manhole plate joint on boiler B of that vessel, Ehle assisted in hauling the fires in the hot, vapor_filled atmosphere which necessitated the playing of water into the fireroom from a hose.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SAINT MARYS CEMETERY, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.

Section T, Row 35, Grave 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Walter Ehle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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