Francis Thomas Ryan
Coxswain, United States Navy
He received the Medal of Honor for services in China during the Boxer Rebellion on June 13-20, 21, 22, 1900. He was born on April 6, 1868 and entered the service in Massachusetts.

He also was known as Francis J. Lane and Frank Gallagher (true name).


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.

Frank Gallagher AKA Thomas Ryan Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Raymond L. Collins

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