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Edward Alexander Walker
Born (1864-10-02)October 2, 1864
Died October 4, 1946(1946-10-04) (aged 82)
Place of birth Huntley, Scotland
Place of death San Jose, California
Place of burial Oak Hill Memorial Park San Jose, California
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1896 - 1922
Rank Sergeant
Battles/wars Boxer Rebellion
Awards Medal of Honor

Edward Alexander Walker (October 2, 1864 – October 24, 1946) was a Sergeant serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Boxer Rebellion who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

BiographyEdit

Walker was born October 2, 1864 in Huntley, Scotland to David Walker and Barbara Cooper. In 1868 his family immigrated to the United States. After entering the Marine Corps he was sent as a private to China to fight in the Boxer Rebellion.[1][2]

He received the Medal of Honor for his action in Peking, China from on June 20-July 16, 1900.[1][2]

In 1904 he married Mary Owens and together they lived in Pennsylvania until 1922 when he retired from the Marine Corps. They never had any children and after retirement they moved to San Jose, California. He was an active member of First Methodist Church, the Army and Navy Legion of Valor, the Marine Corp League, Wheaton Camp, United Spanish War Veterans of San Jose and Major Randolph T. Zane Post 344, Veterans of Foreign Wars until his death. He was killed in an auto accident October 24, 1946 in San Jose, California. The pallbearers at his funeral were members of the United Spanish War Veterans and the Marine Corp League conducted the services.[2]

He is buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park San Jose, California and his grave can be found in the oak hill mausoleum, main corridor west, grave 489.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 2 October 1864, Huntley, Scotland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.

Citation:

In the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 20 June to 16 July 1900. Throughout this period, Walker distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "WALKER, EDWARD ALEXANDER". Medal of Honor recipients, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/chinare.html. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Edward Alexander Walker". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10913394. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 

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