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BELPITT, WILLIAM

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On board the U.S.S. Monocacy, Foochow, China, 7 October 1884. Jumping overboard from that vessel on the morning of this date, Belpitt sustained, until picked up, a Chinaman who had been thrown into the water by the capsizing of a canoe.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Captain of the Afterguard U.S.S. Monocacy

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Interim 1884 Ryde, Australia

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Monocacy, Foochow, China, 7 October 1884. Jumping overboard from that vessel on the morning of this date, Belpitt sustained, until picked up, a Chinaman who had been thrown into the water by the capsizing of a canoe.