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William Henry Murray

Date of birth: June 3, 1876
Date of death: October 12, 1923
Burial location: Medford, Massachusetts
Place of Birth: New York, Brooklyn
Home of record: Brooklyn New York


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the China Relief

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private William Henry Murray, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action in the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. During this period, Private Murray distinguished himself by meritorious conduct. (William Murray served as Henry W. Davis. )

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 55 (July 19, 1901)

Action Date: July 21 - August 17, 1900

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private