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Martin Hunt
Born (1872-09-14)September 14, 1872
Died July 22, 1938(1938-07-22) (aged 65)
Place of birth County of Mayo, Ireland
Place of death Philippines
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1896 - 1901
Rank Corporal
Battles/wars Boxer Rebellion
Awards Medal of Honor

Martin Hunt (September 14, 1872 – July 22, 1938) was an American Private serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Boxer Rebellion who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Hunt was born September 14, 1872 in the County of Mayo, Ireland and enlisted into the marine corps from Boston, Massachusetts on August 27, 1896. After entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion.[1]

He received his Medal for his actions in Peking, China from June 20 - July 16, 1900.[1] The Medal was presented to him July 19, 1901.[1]

He was discharged from the marine corps on August 26, 1901, and lived in the Philippines until his death on July 22, 1938.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 9 July 1873, County of Mayo, Ireland. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.


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

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