William Spicer (Medal of Honor)
May 28, 1864|
|Died||December 14, 1949(aged 85)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Rank||Gunner's Mate First Class|
|Unit||USS Marblehead (C-11)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Spicer was born May 28, 1864, in Liverpool, England, and was living in New York City when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served in the Spanish–American War aboard the USS Marblehead (C-11) as a gunner's mate first class.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 28 May 1864, England. Accredited to. New York. G.O. No.: 500, 14 December 1898.
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Spicer took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period.