Edward G. Allen
Assistant Engineer, United States Navy
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 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
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.