William Spicer (Medal of Honor)

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William Spicer
Born (1864-05-28)May 28, 1864
Liverpool, England
Died December 14, 1949(1949-12-14) (aged 85)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Gunner's Mate First Class
Unit USS Marblehead (C-11)
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

William Spicer (May 28, 1864 – December 14, 1949) was a gunner's mate first class serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


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.[1][2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

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.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "William Spicer". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved August 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "War with Spain; Spicer, William entry". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved July 21, 2010.