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

James Burnes

  • 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: 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 with three other men while under a heavy fire from the enemy, Burnes assisted in destroying buildings occupied by hostile forces.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: California
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 21, 1902
  • Born: January 14, 1870, Worcester, Worcester County, MA, United States
  • Died:

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