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b. 17/03/1865 Belmullet, Ireland. d. 31/12/1913 ?

 

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

 

Gaughan was born on March 17, 1865 in Belmullet, County Mayo, Ireland. He joined the Marine Corps from Philadelphia in July 1887.

 

MOH CITATION;

 

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

 

BURIAL LOCATION; HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, YEADON, PENNSYLVANIA.

Plot: Section 54, Range 12, Lot 42

Philip Gaughan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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