Second Lieutenant, United States Army
From Gerald Shewan, 24 March 2002:
On a recent trip to Arlington National Cemetery, I saw the grave of Second Lieutenant Martin Conboy, U.S. Volunteers (Section 54, Lot number 3841). His grave is marked with a simple GI stone with gold lettering indicating that he was awarded the Medal of Honor and died on 21 December 1909. At the bottom of the stone are the words "Irish Rifles."
Since Section 54 is one of the newer sections of the cemetery (the part of Section 54 currently being used is set back fron Eisenhower Drive, so that it is not very noticeable as you walk along this road), this grave is obviously a reinternment. I did not see any information about this in area newspapers (I live in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C.). I only know about it since I happened to come across it while looking for the grave of LCDR Richard Best, USN, CO of VB-6 at the Battle of Midway, who is buried in the same section. (Since LCDR Best's stone is now in place, I took a picture of it for my records.)
NOTE: Lieutenant Conboy was disinterred from
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange, New Jersey, at the request of his
family and was reinterred in Arlington National Cemetery on 31 July 2001.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B,
37th New York Infantry.
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
Photo Courtesy of Gerald Shewan
Posted: 24 March 2002 Updated: 11 June 2002 Updated: 15 March 2003 Updated: 3 September 2005 Updated: 20 August 2006
Photos Courtesy of Holly, 30 July 2006