William Louis Carr

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William Louis Carr
Born(1878-04-01)April 1, 1878
Peabody, Massachusetts
DiedApril 14, 1921(1921-04-14) (aged 43)
Place of burial
Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery Sandusky, Ohio
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1898 - 1903
Battles/warsBoxer Rebellion
AwardsMedal 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.


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.


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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  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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