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China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion) - U.S. Marine Corps

Edwin Nelson Appleton

  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: Captain U.S.A.)
  • Conflict/Era: China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion)
  • Unit/Command:
    Capt. Newt H. Hall's Marine Detachment,
    U.S.S. Newark
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 20, 1900
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Tientsin, China
In action against the enemy at Tientsin, China, 20 June 1900. Crossing the river in a small boat while under heavy enemy fire, Appleton assisted in destroying buildings occupied by the enemy.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: August 28, 1877, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, United States
  • Died: September 26, 1937
  • Buried: The Green-Wood Cemetery (K-III-13724-41), Brooklyn, NY, United States

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