Medal of Honor, Boxer Rebellion. AKA: Francis Ryan, Francis Thomas Ryan (MoH citation lists this name), Francis J. Lane. True name Frank Gallagher. April 6, 1862-June 14, 1927. Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Buried in Section 17, Grave 21008, Arlington National Cemetery.
- SC1 US NAVY
- SPANISH AMERICAN WAR
- DATE OF BIRTH: 04/06/1862
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/14/1927
- BURIED AT: SECTION 17 SITE 21008
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
RYAN, FRANCIS T.
Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 6 April 1868, Massachusetts. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China during the battles of 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900. Throughout this period and in the presence of the enemy, Ryan distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
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