We have now confirmed that the Edward G. Allen buried in Arlington National Cemetery is NOT the Medal of Honor recipient. ANC is ordering a new headstone for this person in September 2006.
Born in Amsterdan, Holland on December 4, 1859, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving in the China Relief Expedition during the Boxer Rebellion in that country on June 13-20 and 21-22 1900.
He died on September 11, 1917 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
ALLEN, EDWARD G
ASST ENGINEER US NAVY
- DATE OF BIRTH: 12/04/1859
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/11/1917
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 1530-LS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 4 December 1859, Amsterdam, Holland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
Fighting with the relief expedition of the Allied forces on 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900, Allen distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard