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Samuel McAllister
Born (1869-01-23)January 23, 1869
Died December 13, 1903(1903-12-13) (aged 34)
Place of birth Belfast, Ireland
Place of death at sea aboard the USS Wisconsin
Place of burial buried at sea
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Ordinary Seaman
Unit USS Wisconsin (BB-9)
Battles/wars Boxer Rebellion
Awards Medal of Honor

Samuel McAllister (January 23, 1869 – December 13, 1903) was an American sailor serving in the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Boxer Rebellion.


McAllister was born January 23, 1869, in Belfast, Ireland, and after entering the Navy was sent as an Ordinary Seaman to China to fight in the Boxer Rebellion.[1]

His Medal was presented to him by President Theodore Roosevelt and his Medal of Honor was accredited to the state California.

His body was lost at sea while serving aboard the USS Wisconsin (BB-9).[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 23 January 1869, Belfast, Ireland. Accredited to: California. 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, McAllister assisted in destroying buildings occupied by the enemy.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 "MCALLISTER, SAMUEL". Medal of Honor recipients, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  2. "Samuel McAllister". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 

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