b. 06/07/1864 Boston, Massachusetts. d. 16/02/1904 Fall River, Massachusetts.
DATE OF MOH ACTION; 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, enlisted in the Navy February 8, 1884 and served continuously until his death while serving as chief master-at-arms in USS Montgomery (C-9). He received the Medal of Honor for extraordinary bravery and coolness under heavy fire from the enemy while cutting the cables leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, May 11, 1898. His Medal was awarded to him on July 7, 1899. His nephew, United States Army Chaplain Major Charles Watters, received a posthumous Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Viet Nam War.
On board the Template:USS Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Doran set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
BURIAL LOCATION: SAINT PATRICKS CEMETERY, FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS.
SECTION 6, LOT 251, GRAVE 3
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.