Walter Thomas Hyssop Galliford – Brigadier General, United States Marine Corps

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Captain Galliford, Walter T. USMC
Navy Cross
4th Brigade (Marines), 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps (AEF)
Date of Action: November 1 – 11, 1918

Citation:

The Navy Cross is awarded to Captain Walter T. Galliford, United States Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service.

Captain Galliford served as Intelligence Officer of the Fourth Marine Brigade in the operations of the Brigade on the Champagne and the Argonne-Meuse fronts.

During the important phases of the attack north of the Argonne, November 1 – 11, 1918, when it was imperative that accurate and first hand information be obtained, Captain Galliford voluntarily visited the front line and returned with valuable information which successfully influenced subsequent operations.

Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

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GALLIFORD, WALTER THOMAS HYSSOP
BRIG GENERAL U S M C

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 11/28/1892
  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/12/1956
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 4316-C-2

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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