b. 27/07/1860 Limerick, Ireland. d. 14/03/1903 Vallejo, California.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13/07/1900 Tientsin, China.
Cooney was born July 27, 1860 in Limerick, Ireland and enlisted into the Marine Corps August 19, 1889. After entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion.
He received his Medal for his actions in Tientsin, China July 13, 1900. The Medal was presented to him 11 December 1901.
In the presence of the enemy during the battle near Tientsin, China, 13 July 1900, Cooney distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
BURIAL LOCATION: MARE ISLAND CEMETERY, VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA.
SECTION D, ROW 10, PLOT 093
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.