b. 05/09/1851 Boston, Massachusetts. d. 08/04/1905 Chelsea, Massachusetts.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Spanish-American War Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Navy during the War with Spain as a Gunner’s Mate First Class on board the “USS Marblehead”. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, on May 11, 1898. His citation reads “Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Gill set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.” His Medal was awarded to him on July 19, 1901.
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Gill set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
BURIAL LOCATION: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, EVERETT, MASSACHUSETTS.
FERNWOOD PLOT 1115, “K” PATH
LOCATION OF MEDAL: FAMILY.