George W. Mathews

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George W. Mathews
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Born 1874
Worcester, Massachusetts
Died 1906 (aged 31–32)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1899 - 1905
Rank Major
Unit 36th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Battles/wars Philippine-American War
Awards Medal of Honor

George William Mathews (1874–1906) was an Assistant Surgeon in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Philippine-American War.

Mathews was assigned to the 36th US Volunteer Infantry as an assistant surgeon (with rank of Captain) in July 1899. He received a promotion to surgeon (with rank of major) in November 1900, and was retired due to disability in February 1905. [1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Assistant Surgeon, 36th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: Near Labo, Luzon, Philippine Islands, October 29, 1899. Entered service at: Worcester, Mass. Birth: Worcester, Mass. Date of issue: March 14, 1902.


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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Official Army Register for 1906

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