b. 17/03/1865 Belmullet, County Mayo, Ireland. d. 31/12/1913 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Spanish-American War Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Belmullet, Count Mayo, Ireland, he served in the United States Marine Corps during the War with Spain as a Sergeant on board the “USS Nashville”. 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, Gaughan set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.” His Medal was awarded to him on July 7, 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Gaughan set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
BURIAL LOCATION; HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, YEADON, PENNSYLVANIA.
SECTION 54, RANGE 12, LOT 42
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.