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Jay P. Williams
Born (1872-09-23)September 23, 1872
Died July 4, 1938(1938-07-04) (aged 65)
Place of birth Orland, Indiana
Place of burial Woodlawn Cemetery Norwalk, Ohio
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Coxswain
Battles/wars Boxer Rebellion
Awards Medal of Honor

Jay P. Williams (September 23, 1872 - July 4, 1938) was an American sailor serving in the United States Navy during the Boxer Rebellion. He received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Williams was born September 23, 1872 in Orland, Indiana, and after entering the navy he was sent as an Coxswain to China to fight in the Boxer Rebellion.[1]

He died July 4, 1938 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery Norwalk, Ohio. His grave can be found in section 8.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 23 September 1872, Orland, Ind. Accredited to: Ohio. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.


In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China, 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900. During this period and in the presence of the enemy, Williams distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 "WILLIAMS, JAY". Medal of Honor recipients, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 
  2. "Jay Williams (Medal of Honor)". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 

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