William Halford (1841 - 1919)

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Birthplace: Gloucester, England
Death: Died in Vallejo, Solano, California, USA
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About William Halford

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Coxswain William Halford, United States Navy, for gallant and heroic conduct in line of his profession as Coxswain serving on the U.S.S. Saginaw. Coxswain Halford was sole survivor of the boat's crew sent to the Sandwich Islands for assistance after the wreck of the Saginaw, 1 October 1870. Promoted to Acting Gunner.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 169 (February 8, 1872)

Action Date: October 1, 1870

Service: Navy

Rank: Coxswain

Division: U.S.S. Saginaw

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William Halford's Timeline

1841
August 18, 1841
Gloucester, England
1888
August, 1888
Age 46
California, USA
1919
February 17, 1919
Age 77
Vallejo, Solano, California, USA
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Vallejo, Solano, California, USA