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

France Silva

Details
  • Rank: Private
  • 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: July 21 - August 17, 1900
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Peking, China
Citation
In the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 28 June to 17 August 1900. Throughout this period, Silva distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: May 8, 1876, Hayward, Alameda County, CA, United States
  • Died: April 10, 1951, Red Bluff, CA, United States
  • Buried: Sunset Hill Cemetery (MH), Corning, CA, United States
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