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First Name: Thomas

Last Name: Doherty

Birthplace: IRL

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Newcastle, ME
Middle Name: M.

Date of Birth: 11 May 1869

Date of Death: 21 September 1906

Rank: Corporal

Years Served:
Thomas M. Doherty

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Thomas M. Doherty

Corporal, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Corporal Thomas M. Doherty (11 May 1869 - 21 September 1906) was a U.S. Army soldier who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War.

Thomas M. Doherty was born on 11 May 1869 in Ireland and after immigrating to the U.S., he entered the Army from Newcastle, ME. He was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War with Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry where he received the Medal of Honor for his actions.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry

Place and date: Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire from the enemy.

Death and Burial

Corporal Thomas M. Doherty died on 21 September 1906. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate, KY. His grave can be found in Section 25 of the U.S. Military Lot.

Honoree ID: 1875   Created by: MHOH




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