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b. 1857 England. d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/10/1878 USS Gettysburg off Algeria coast.

 

Born in 1857 in England, Elmore joined the U.S. Navy from Toulon, France. By October 1, 1878, he was serving as a landsman on the USS Gettysburg. On that day, while Gettysburg was in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Algeria (36°58N 3°44E), he jumped overboard and saved Landsman Wallace Febrey from drowning. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the U.S.S. Gettysburg; for jumping overboard and saving from drowning Wallace Febrey, landsman, while that vessel was under way at sea in latitude 36 degrees 58 minutes north, longitude 3 degrees 44 minutes east, 1 October 1878.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walter Elmore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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