March 17, 1871|
|Died||July 18, 1900(aged 29)|
|Place of burial||San Francisco National Cemetery San Francisco, California|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1895 - 1900|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 17 March 1871, Germany. Accredited to: New York. 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, Thomas distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.