William Francis Hamberger
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
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WILLIAM HAMBERGER,
EX-OFFICER IN NAVY
Lieutenant Commander Served
Forty Years - Won Honor In
Boxer Uprising - Dies At 67

Washington, September 1, 1937 Lieutenant Commander William F. Hamberger opf the Construction Corps, U.S.N., retired, died here today at the Naval Hospital.  Full military honors will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at 11 o'clock.

Lieutenant Commander Hamberger served for more than forty years in the navy until his retirement in 1932.  He was born in Newark, New Jersey, June 1, 1870.  He served in the Spanish-American War and in the Philippine Insurrection campaign and he received the Congressional Medal of Honor for exceptionally valorious conduct in the battles of June 13-23, 1900, while with the relief expedition during the Boxer Rebellion.  He participated also in the taking of Vera Cruz in 1914, and in the World War was commissioned a lieutenant in the Construction Corps and served in that capacity throughout the war.  He received other decorations, and was a member of Delta Lodge 451, Free and Accepted Masons of Brookly.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis Hamberger, and his son, Lieutenant Dewitt Hamberger, U. S. Navy, now serving on the U.S.S. Moffett.


Born at Newark, New Jersey, August 5, 1870, he was awarded the Medal of Honoron July 19, 1901 for services as a Chief, U.S. Navy, during the China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion) on June 13-22, 1900.

He died on September 1, 1937 and was buried in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery.

His wife, Elizabeth Martin Hamberger (July 11, 1875-February 19, 1957), is buried with him.


HAMBERGER, WILLIAM F.

Rank and organization: Chief Carpenter's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 5 August 1870, Newark, New Jersey. Accredited to: New Jersey. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.

Citation:

Fighting with the relief expedition of the Allied forces on 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900, Hamberger distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.



WILLIAM HAMBERGER, EX-OFFICER IN NAVY
Lieutenant Commander Served Forty Years
Won Honor in Boxer Uprising – Dies At 67

WASHINGTON, September 1, 1937 – Lieutenant Commander William F. Hamberger of the Construction Corps, U.S.N., retired, died here today at the Naval Hospital.  Full military services will be held in Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow at 11 o’clock.

Lieutenant Commander Hamberger served for more than forty years in the Navy until his retirement in 1932.  He was born in Newark, New Jersey, June 1, 1870.  He served in the Spanish-American War and in the Philippine Insurrection campaign and he received the Congressional Medal of Honor for exceptionally valorous conduct in the battles of June 13-23, 1900, while with the relief expedition during the Boxer Rebellion.  He participated in the taking of Vera Cruz in 1914, and during the World War was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Construction Corps and served in that capacity throughout the war.  He received other decorations and was a member of Delta Lodge 451, Free and Accepted Masons of Brooklyn.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis Hamberger, and his son, Lieutenant DeWitt Hamberger, U.S. Navy, now serving on the USS Moffett.



William Francis Hamberger Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins
 

HAMBERGER, WILLIAM F
LIEUT COMM CC US NAVY RET
DATE OF DEATH: 09/01/1937
BURIED AT: SECTION SEP 3  SITE 6
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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