William Louis Carr

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William Louis Carr
Born (1878-04-01)April 1, 1878
Peabody, Massachusetts
Died April 14, 1921(1921-04-14) (aged 43)
Place of burial Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery Sandusky, Ohio
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1898 - 1903
Rank Corporal
Battles/wars Boxer Rebellion
Awards Medal of Honor

William L. Carr (April 1, 1878 – April 14, 1921) was an American private serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Boxer Rebellion who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

Biography[edit]

Carr was born April 1, 1878, in Peabody, Massachusetts, and enlisted in the Marine Corps from Boston on June 7, 1898.[1] After entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion.[2]

He received his medal for his actions in Peking from July 21-August 17, 1900.[2] The medal was presented to him December 11, 1901.[1] He was discharged from the Marine Corps in Boston as a corporal on June 10, 1903.[1]

He died April 14, 1921, and is buried in the Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery, Sandusky, Ohio.[3] His grave can be found in section F, row 7, grave 37.[3]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1 April 1875, Peabody, Mass. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.

Citation:

In action at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Throughout this action and in the presence of the enemy, Carr distinguished himself by his conduct.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Karl Schuon (June 1963). U. S. Marine Corps biographical dictionary: the corps' fighting men, what they did, where they served. Carr, William Louis. Franklin Watts, Inc. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "CARR, WILLIAM LOUIS". Medal of Honor recipients, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "William Louis Carr". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 

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