James F. Merton

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James F. Merton
US Navy Medal of Honor (1862 original).png
Medal of Honor recipient
Born 1845
Cheshire, England
Died January 9, 1900(1900-01-09) (aged 54–55)
Place of burial Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri[1]
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Seal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Rank Landsman
Unit USS Colorado
Battles/wars Ganghwa Island
Korean Expedition
Awards Medal of Honor

James F. Merton (1845 - 1900) was a United States Navy sailor who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Korean Expedition in 1871. Landsman Merton was severely wounded during the seizure of the forts.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Birth: England. G.O. No.: 180, October 10, 1872.


Landsman and member of Company D during the capture of the Korean forts, 9 and 10 June 1871, Merton was severely wounded in the arm while trying to force his way into the fort.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "James F. Merton Gravesite". Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Korean Campaign 1871, Merton, James F. entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 

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