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First Name: Freeman

Last Name: Gill

Birthplace: Boston, MA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Gunner's Mate Petty Officer 1st Class

Home of Record: MA

Date of Birth: 05 September 1951

Date of Death: 08 April 1905

Rank or Rate: Petty Officer First Class

Years Served:
Freeman Gill

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Freeman Gill

Gunner's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Gunner's Mate First Class Freeman Gill (5 September 1851 - 8 April 1905) was a U.S. Navy sailor who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War.

Freeman Gill was born on 5 September 1851 in Boston, MA. After entering the Navy he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Marblehead (C-11).

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the USS Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Gill set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

Death and Burial

Gunner's Mate First Class Freeman Gill died on 8 April 1905. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery and Crematory in Everett, MA.

Honoree ID: 1888   Created by: MHOH




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