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James F Merton

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Name  James Merton
Awards  Medal of Honor

Died  January 9, 1900
Role  Sailor
Rank  Landsman
James F. Merton
Place of burial  Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri
Allegiance  United States of America
Battles/wars  Ganghwa Island Korean Expedition
Battles and wars  Ganghwado, United States expedition to Korea

Service/branch  United States Navy

James F. Merton (1845 - 1900) was a United States Navy sailor who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Korean Expedition in 1871. Landsman Merton was severely wounded during the seizure of the forts.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Birth: England. G.O. No.: 180, October 10, 1872.

Citation:

Landsman and member of Company D during the capture of the Korean forts, 9 and 10 June 1871, Merton was severely wounded in the arm while trying to force his way into the fort.

References

James F. Merton Wikipedia


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