Joseph Clancy, born on September 29, 1863, he was awarded the Medal of Honor while serving in the China Relief Expedition which quelled the Boxer Rebellion in that country on June 13-20 and 21-22, 1901.
Lieutenant Clancy died on February 2, 1929 and was buried in Section 7 of Arlington National Cemetery.
- LT USNAVY
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/02/1929
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 02/07/1929
- BURIED AT: SECTION 7 SITE 8145EH
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Rank and organization: Chief Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 29 September 1863, New York, N.Y. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China, 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900. During this period and in the presence of the enemy, Clancy distinguished himself by his conduct.
LIEUTENANT JOSEPH CLANCY
Retired Naval Officer, Native New Yorker, Buried With Honors
WASHINGTON, February 7, 1929 – Lieutenant Joseph Clancy, retired, a medal of honor man in the Navy, who was born in New York in September 1863, was buried today with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. Captain C. H. Dickins, Chief of Navy Chaplains, officiated.
Lieutenant Clancy died on Saturday and the funeral was delayed while unsuccessful efforts were made to locate relatives. For years he had reported “no next of kin” in the Navy records, then named a daughter, Mrs. Mollie Bailey of 126 East 127th Street, New York, as his beneficiary. But in 1917 he reported that he had no beneficiary.
He enlisted on June 27, 1899, and was retired on August 30, 1920. He had been the Acting Schoolmaster of the frigate Constellation, which was used as a training ship. Attached to the landing force of the USS Newark, Clancy was a member of the expedition under Vice Admiral E. H. Seymour of the British Navy which marched from Tientsin to the relief of the legations at Peking during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. For this service he received the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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