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)
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


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

See also[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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