John Purnell Chatham
|John P. Chatham|
July 2, 1872|
|Died||October 3, 1914(aged 42)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Navy|
|Rank||Gunner's Mate Second Class|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Chatham was born July 2, 1872 in Warchester, Maryland, and after entering the navy Chatham was sent to China to fight in the Boxer Rebellion. He died October 3, 1914, and is buried in the Parsons Cemetery Salisbury, Maryland.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 2 July 1872, Warchester, Md. Accredited to: Maryland. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
In action with the relief expedition of the Allied Forces in China, 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900. During this period and in the presence of the enemy, Chatham distinguished himself by his conduct.