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Edward G. Allen
Born (1859-12-04)December 4, 1859
Died April 16, 1917(1917-04-16) (aged 57)
Place of birth Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Place of burial Evergreens Cemetery Brooklyn, New York, United States
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Chief Boatswain's Mate
Unit USS Newark
Battles/wars Boxer Rebellion
Awards Medal of Honor

Edward G. Allen (December 4, 1859 – April 16, 1917) was an American sailor serving in the United States Navy during Boxer Rebellion who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Allen was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and after entering the navy Allen was sent to China to fight in the Boxer Rebellion. He died on April 16, 1917, and is buried in the Evergreens Cemetery Brooklyn, New York.[1] His grave can be found in the Nazareth Section, Lot 1251.[1]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 4 December 1859, Amsterdam, Holland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.


Fighting with the relief expedition of the Allied forces on 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900, Allen distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Edward Allen (Medal of Honor)". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  2. "ALLEN, EDWARD". Medal of Honor recipients, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 

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