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First Name: Alexander

Last Name: Jardine

Birthplace: Inverness, GBR

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Fire Controlman Petty Officer 1st Class

Home of Record: OH

Date of Birth: 19 March 1873

Date of Death: 22 February 1949

Rank or Rate: Petty Officer First Class

Years Served:
Alexander Jardine

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Alexander Jardine

Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Fireman First Class Alexander Jardine (19 March 1873 - 22 February 1949) 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.

Alexander Jardine was born 17 October 1874 in Inverness, Scotland. After entering the U.S. Navy, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Potomac.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the USS Potomac during the passage of that vessel from Cat Island to Nassau, 14 November 1898. Volunteering to enter the fireroom which was filled with steam, Jardine, after repeated attempts, succeeded in reaching the auxiliary valve and opening it, thereby relieving the vessel from further danger.

Death and Burial

Fireman First Class Alexander Jardine died on 22 February 1949. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 12, Site 4280.

Honoree ID: 1899   Created by: MHOH




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