Charles Robert Francis

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Charles Robert Francis
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Charles Robert Francis
Born (1875-05-19)May 19, 1875
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Died July 15, 1946(1946-07-15) (aged 71)
California
Place of burial Hollywood Cemetery, California
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1898 - 1923
Rank Sergeant Major
Battles/wars China Relief Expedition
Awards Medal of Honor

Charles Robert Francis (b: May 19, 1875 Doylestown, Pennsylvania–July 15, 1946) was a Marine who received the Medal of Honor for actions on June 21, 1900, near Tientsin, China during the Boxer Rebellion As a Private. He later obtained the rank of Sergeant Major. Sergeant Major Francis is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, California Sec 5, Lot 737, Grave 5.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Francis, Charles Robert, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, G.O. Navy Department, No.55, July 19, 1901

Citation:

In the presence of the enemy during the battle near Tientsin, China, 21 June 1900, Francis distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.[2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Charles Robert Francis". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  2. ^ "William Remsburg Grove, Medal of Honor recipient". China Relief Expedition. United States Army Center of Military History. 16 July 2007. Retrieved December 1, 2007. 

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