William Louis Carr
|William Louis Carr|
April 1, 1878|
|Died||April 14, 1921(aged 43)|
|Place of burial||Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery Sandusky, Ohio|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1898 - 1903|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Carr was born April 1, 1878, in Peabody, Massachusetts, and enlisted in the Marine Corps from Boston on June 7, 1898. After entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion.
He received his medal for his actions in Peking from July 21-August 17, 1900. The medal was presented to him December 11, 1901. He was discharged from the Marine Corps in Boston as a corporal on June 10, 1903.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1 April 1875, Peabody, Mass. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
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.
- 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.
- "CARR, WILLIAM LOUIS". Medal of Honor recipients, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved February 5, 2010.
- "William Louis Carr". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved February 5, 2010.