|Born||February 6, 1834|
|Died||October 17, 1917(aged 83)|
|Place of birth||Canada|
|Place of burial||West Laurel Hill Cemetery Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Williams was born February 6, 1834 in Canada. After immigrating to the United States he joined the Navy. He was stationed aboard the USS Constitution as a carpenter's mate when, on February 13, 1879, he risked his life to repair the ship's rudder in a heavy gale. For his actions he received the Medal of Honor October 18, 1884.
He died October 17, 1917 and is buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Carpenter's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born 1833 Canada. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 326, 18 October 1884
For going over the stern of the U.S.S. Constitution, at sea, 13 February 1879, during a heavy gale, and performing important carpenter's work upon her rudder.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Interim Awards, 1871-1898; Williams, Henry entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 5, 2010. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/int1871-98.html. Retrieved October 1, 2010.
- ↑ "Henry Williams". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. October 11, 2000. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=12911. Retrieved October 1, 2010.
- "Henry Williams". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1269. Retrieved October 1, 2010.
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