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

Oscar Jefferson Upham

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion)
  • Unit/Command:
    Marine Guard,
    U.S.S. Oregon
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 21 - August 17, 1900
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Peking, China
In the presence of the enemy at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Although under a heavy fire from the enemy during this period, Upham assisted in the erection of barricades.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: January 11, 1871, Toledo, Lucas County, OH, United States
  • Died: February 18, 1949, Guthrie, OK, United States
  • Buried: Summit View Cemetery (MH) (32-52), Guthrie, OK, United States

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