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Edwin Nelson Appleton
Born (1877-08-28)August 28, 1877
Died September 26, 1937(1937-09-26) (aged 60)
Place of birth Brooklyn, New York
Place of burial Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn, New York
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
United States Army
Years of service 1898 - 1903 (Marine Corps)
Rank First Sergeant (Marine Corps)
Captain (Army)
Battles/wars Boxer Rebellion
Awards Medal of Honor

Edwin N. Appleton (August 28, 1877 - September 26, 1937) a US marine who received the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Boxer Rebellion.


Appleton was born August 28, 1877 in Brooklyn, New York, and after entering the US Marine Corps in 1898 he was sent as a Corporal to China to fight in the Boxer Rebellion.[1] On June 20, 1900 while fighting in Tientsin, China he crossed the river in a small boat while under heavy enemy fire and assisted in destroying several buildings occupied by the enemy.[1]

He died September 26, 1937 and is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. His grave can be found in section K/111, lot 13724/41 in the Anderson Mausoleum.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 29 August 1876, Brooklyn, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 84, 22 March 1902.


In action against the enemy at Tientsin, China, 20 June 1900. Crossing the river in a small boat while under heavy enemy fire, Appleton assisted in destroying buildings occupied by the enemy.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "APPLETON, EDWIN NELSON". Medal of Honor recipients, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 
  2. "Edwin Nelson Appleton". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 

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