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Philippine Insurrection - U.S. Army

George William Mathews

  • Rank: Captain Assistant Surgeon (Highest Rank: Major Surgeon)
  • Conflict/Era: Philippine Insurrection
  • Unit/Command:
    36th Infantry,
    U.S. Volunteers
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 29, 1899
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Labo, Luzon, Philippine Islands
While in attendance upon the wounded and under a severe fire from the enemy, seized a carbine and beat off an attack upon wounded officers and men under his charge.
Medal of Honor Recipient George W. Mathews
Medal of Honor Recipient George W. Mathews
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 14, 1902
  • Born: 1874, Worcester, Worcester County, MA, United States
  • Died: July 31, 1906
  • Buried: St. John's Cemetery (Calvary Sec.-38-9), Worcester, MA, United States

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